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Jo Berry and Patrick Magee’s Facing the Enemy

24 Performance practices and conflict resolution: Jo Berry and Patrick Magee’s Facing the Enemy Verity Combe It has been said that ‘for every one year of conflict we need ten years of reconciliation’.1 Contemporary conflict resolution differs from the more traditional kinds because it now emphasises post-conflict processes that generate solutions and is much more inter-disciplinary in its scope. Conflict resolution is both an academic and a practical field and a branch of international relations dedicated to alleviating and illuminating sources of conflict

in The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain

3 Theorising and analysing media performance in wartime There are two principal objectives to this chapter. In order to move beyond purely empirical analysis, the first is to describe the analytical framework that serves as the basis for our theoretically informed and systematic analysis of wartime media performance. Building initially on existing work by Hallin (1986) and Wolfsfeld (1997), the first half of this chapter synthesises a range of models, hypotheses and explanatory variables, drawn from across the literature, in order to set out a framework

in Pockets of resistance

5 Democratic accountability and the institutionalisation of performance auditing Introduction This chapter explores the changing role of supreme audit institutions (SAIs), or national audit offices, in the institutionalisation of performance auditing as a part of democratic accountability. It examines how performance auditing of state and other public institutions has become increasingly important in most OECD countries (Posner & Shahan, 2014). Most SAIs seem to have moved from a relatively narrow focus on technical and legal accounting to a wider focus that now

in Neoliberal power and public management reforms
Leader effects in the 2016 election

11 Popularity and performance? Leader effects in the 2016 election Stephen Quinlan and Eoin O’Malley Introduction: What role for leaders in shaping the vote? Understanding what motivated Irish voters to vote the way they did in 2016 requires us to go beyond the traditional determinants of voting behaviour and to look at alternative stimuli. In this chapter, we focus on one of these, namely the impact of party leaders on vote choice. A prominent strand of research in political science suggests that party leaders have grown in importance in recent decades, with

in The post-crisis Irish voter

2 Fiscal policies, social spending and economic performance in France, Germany and the UK since 1970 Norman Flynn Introduction This chapter looks at the post-1970 development of social policy, its fiscal implications and economic consequences in three European countries. Its purpose is to test a stereotypical ‘left’ proposition, formulated in defence of European social democracy against neo-liberalism, such as: There is a ‘European Social Model’, incorporating a high level of social protection for unemployment and retirement, which, since 1973, has been

in In search of social democracy
The cross-national experience

4 Measuring the performance of better regulation policies: the cross-national experience Introduction In this chapter we present and discuss how governments (and in some cases stakeholders) go about measuring the performance of better regulation policies. We focus on several countries with experience in the development and management of tools aimed at assessing regulatory quality. At the outset, it is useful to make a distinction between fully fledged systems of indicators and simpler quality assurance mechanisms that routinely check whether better regulation

in Regulatory quality in Europe

Technology Conference . Obrecht , A. and Warner , A. ( 2016 ), ‘ More than Just Luck: Innovation in Humanitarian Action’, HIF/ALNAP Study ( London : Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action /Overseas Development Institute ). ODI ( 2010 ), ‘ The Humanitarian

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Humanitarianism in a Post-Liberal World Order

because they cannot be reconceptualised and constructed on any other basis than liberal order. Humanitarian Performance To ask what function a form of social practice performs is not to ask what it means to those who perform it. The meanings of humanitarianism to humanitarians can be multiple, but do any of these answers explain why we currently have a humanitarian system that spans the globe, ministers to millions of people every day, receives billions of dollars in income and is a major player in every crisis? More than this, it is clear that the

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Four Decisive Challenges Confronting Humanitarian Innovation

support for 145,000 children and their families all over the country’ ( Parkes, 2014 : 363), achieved without a single piece of ICT. World Vision International adapted the UNICEF-initiated community-based performance-monitoring approach to create a local social accountability model (CVA) now used in over fifty countries ( Walker, 2016 ). The second structural challenge relates to solving the difficulty of trialling experimental aspects within programme designs without compromising the ethical

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Architecture, Building and Humanitarian Innovation

, B. , Scriven , K. and Foley , C. ( 2009 ), ‘ Innovations in International Humanitarian Action ’, in ALNAP 8th Review of Humanitarian Action ( London : Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action ), pp. 1 – 88 . Rudofsky

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