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State Autonomy & Civil Society: The Lobbyist Connection

State Autonomy & Civil Society: The Lobbyist Connection
Critical Review 2001, Volume 14, Number 2.

Kersh, R.
01/01/2001

The much-noted decline of state autonomy theories owes partly to external challenges to state power, such as globalization, supranational regimes, and the like. But advanced democratic states have also long been seen as threatened from within, especially by powerful private interest groups.The extent of private-interest influence on policy making depends in important part on corporate lobbyists, a group whose activities are chronicled in this essay. Lobbyists exercise considerably more autonomy from the private clients who hire them than has previously been acknowledged. This portrait ultimately suggests that the national state and civil society may be mutually supportive rather than strictly separate spheres.

The Inspectors General at Missle Age

The Inspectors General at Missle Age
Government Accountants Journal, Fall98, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p40, 8p.

Light, P.C.
01/01/1998

Focuses on the challenges which inspector generals (IGs) in the United States are facing, despite the commemoration of the implementation of the Inspector General Act in 1978. Reference to the opposition which the act faced; What problems was created for IGs with the appointment of Ronald Reagan, as president.

Marketing Racism: The Imperialism of Rationality, Critical Race Theory, and Some Interdisciplinary Lessons for Neoclassical Economics

Marketing Racism: The Imperialism of Rationality, Critical Race Theory, and Some Interdisciplinary Lessons for Neoclassical Economics
Virginia Journal of Social Policy and The Law, v. 5, n. 1 (1997)

Anthony M. Bertelli
01/01/1997

The Use of Case Management as a Revitalizing Theme in a Juvneile Jusitce Agency"

The Use of Case Management as a Revitalizing Theme in a Juvneile Jusitce Agency"
Public Administration Review, Vol. 46, No.3, May/June 1986, pp. 267-274.

Gilmore, T.N. & Schall, E.
05/01/1986

Many organizations, especially public agencies, are in need of revitalization. Often the arrival of a new leader is an opportune moment to reinvigorate the agency, yet the yield from this opportunity critically depends on the way in which the leader joins with the existing staff. The following article examines some of the dynamics of a new leader's arrival and explores the power of a strategic theme to link the leader and the inherited staff productively. We examine the early phases of the emergence of a strategic theme and look at the critical transition when the theme begins to shape behavior. We conclude with advice on the use of themes as vehicles for revitalization.

The Relationship of Emergency Management to Governmental Policies on Man-Made Technological Disasters

The Relationship of Emergency Management to Governmental Policies on Man-Made Technological Disasters
Public Administration Review, Jan 1985, Vol. 45 Issue Special, p29-39, 11p.

Zimmerman, R.
01/01/1985

Examines the relationship between emergency management and governmental policies on technological disasters. Exploration of whether or not disasters exist from man-made technologies involving hazardous materials and what mechanisms are currently in place to cope with such emergencies; Review of incidents involving environmental contamination; Regulations in place to deal with contaminations; Conclusion that laws have become powerful tools for detecting and mitigating against environmental problems.

A Variant of the Shift and Share Projection Formulation

A Variant of the Shift and Share Projection Formulation
Journal of Regional Science, April 1975, Vol. 15, Issue 1, p29-39, 10p.

Zimmerman, R.
01/01/1975

Examines variance of the shift and share projection formulation. Use of the shift share method in explaining historical trends in regional employment; Examination of the predictive power of the variant against the standard formulation; Evaluation of alternative projection methods for industries grouped into local market and supply-oriented categories.

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