The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership
Political leadership has made a comeback. It was studied intensively not only by political scientists but also by political sociologists and psychologists, Sovietologists, political anthropologists, and by scholars in comparative and development studies from the 1940s to the 1970s. Thereafter, the field lost its way with the rise of structuralism, neo-institutionalism, and rational choice approaches to the study of politics, government, and governance. Recently, however, students of politics have returned to studying the role of individual leaders and the exercise of leadership to explain political outcomes. The list of topics is nigh endless: elections, conflict management, public policy, government popularity, development, governance networks, and regional integration. In the media age, leaders are presented and stage-managed—spun—as the solution to almost every social problem. Through the mass media and the Internet, citizens and professional observers follow the rise, impact, and fall of senior political officeholders at closer quarters than ever before. This Handbook encapsulates the resurgence by asking, where are we today? It orders the multidisciplinary field by identifying the distinct and distinctive contributions of the disciplines. It meets the urgent need to take stock. It brings together scholars from around the world, encouraging a comparative perspective, to provide a comprehensive coverage of all the major disciplines, methods, and regions. It showcases both the normative and empirical traditions in political leadership studies, and juxtaposes behavioural, institutional, and interpretive approaches. It covers formal, office-based as well as informal, emergent political leadership, and in both democratic and undemocratic polities.
The OECD Observer
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In today's rapidly changing and increasingly complex business world, successful risk management is the key to survival and success. Business leaders are increasingly facing different kinds of risk, from those traditionally associated with the market- project risks, competitive risks, and currency risks, to a set of new, more hazardous threats. Businesses in the Twenty-First century face a range of global risks. These are having an increasingly large impact on the activities of individual firms. While ten or fifteen years ago, risks flowing from civil unrest, climate change, terrorism or pandemics had a very limited effect on business, this is no longer the case. Risks beyond the control of the firm affect businesses more than ever before. Risk is the business of business, and the fundamental job of executives is to anticipate change and manage it on the basis of an opinion about the future. Those who don't take and manage risks properly lose ground and are eventually driven out.
Contributions of agricultural economics to critical policy issues
This book is a collection of plenary sessions papers and selected invited panel papers presented in the 26th International Conference of Agricultural Economists held at Gold Coast, Australia, from 12th to 18th August 2006. Beginning with the presidential address by Prabhu Pingali and the Elmhirst lecture by Hans Binswanger dealing with global issues of agricultural growth, economic development, and empowerment of the rural poor, leading agricultural economists address such emerging and critical issues as the economics of natural disasters, international trade and marketing, food safety and health, and transformation of unfavorable poor areas, among other issues.
OECD Annual Report
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The OECD Annual Report
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Large scale disasters
Incidents such as the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Chernobyl nuclear accident and earthquakes in Japan and Turkey are recent examples of the massive effects of large-scale disasters on human lives, as well as in economic terms. This publication analyses the economic and social impacts of large-scale disasters, and identifies some initial lessons for the monitoring and management of future disasters. It focuses primarily on restoring trust and securing recovery after a major event has occurred, and is based on a report prepared by a multidisciplinary OECD team of experts between May to July 2003. Issues discussed include: impacts on public finances, financial and insurance markets; disaster management through insurance; compensation issues; housing and community reconstruction; lessons learned from nuclear accidents; as well as a case study of the Turkish response to the earthquakes in the Marmara region in 1999.
Global Economic Challenges to ASEAN Integration and Competitiveness
This report takes a forward-looking view of ASEAN in the context of a rapidly changing world economy. It is concerned solely with ASEAN as an agreement affecting economic relations among the member economies, that is, with the ASEAN Economic Community. It focuses on issues of economic integration ... The report also considers additional issues that have emerged in regional trading agreements concerning border-related transactions costs, fiscal union and monetary union. Forecasts are made regarding growth rates in the ASEAN economies, changes in the global trade environment and emerging risks.
Current Literature on Science of Science
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