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Governance and Policy in Sport Organizations (2nd edition)

by Mary A. Hums Joanne Maclean

Hums (U. of Louisville) and MacLean (Brock U.) provide a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students on the fundamentals of sport governance and its relationship to current policies and ethical issues facing sport managers. It covers managerial activities relating to governance and policy development and the specific governance structures of sport industry segments. In this edition, websites are included, case studies have been added, and new material on how North American high school, intercollegiate, and professional sports programs differ from other countries is provided. Sections on current policy have been updated, with discussion of topics such as recruitment, the use of technology in paralympic sport, and racism in European football. Other new sections cover vision statements, using parliamentary procedure, and the structures of the YWCA, Jewish community centers, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Governance as Leadership

by Ryan Taylor Barbara E. Chait Richard P. William P.

A new framework for helping nonprofit organizations maximize the effectiveness of their boards. Written by noted consultants and researchers attuned to the needs of practitioners, Governance as Leadership redefines nonprofit governance. It provides a powerful framework for a new covenant between trustees and executives: more macrogovernance in exchange for less micromanagement. Informed by theories that have transformed the practice of organizational leadership, this book sheds new light on the traditional fiduciary and strategic work of the board and introduces a critical third dimension of effective trusteeship: generative governance. It serves boards as both a resource of fresh approaches to familiar territory and a lucid guide to important new territory, and provides a road map that leads nonprofit trustees and executives to governance as leadership. Governance as Leadership was developed in collaboration with BoardSource, the premier resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations. Through its highly acclaimed programs and services, BoardSource enables organizations to fulfill their missions by helping build effective nonprofit boards and offering credible support in solving tough problems. For the latest in nonprofit governance, visit www. boardsource. org, or call us at 1-800-883-6262.

Governance, Corruption, and Economic Performance

by Sanjeev Gupta George T. Abed

This book brings together a range of research studies carried out by the IMF with the objective of promoting good governance in member countries in order to increase economic growth and reduce poverty. Topics discussed include: the causes and consequences of corruption; its impact on public finances and the provision of public services, tax revenues, income equality and poverty; and the issue of governance in transition economies.

Governance, Management, and Accountability in Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

by World Bank

Increasingly the role of management and governance is recognized as important for providing and delivering effective services at all levels of education. In view of the growing demand for more and better services at secondary education levels, these are crucial issues that must be addressed urgently. Sub-Saharan Africa's secondary education and training systems must become more efficient and more effective. The current (unit) costs of junior and senior secondary education in most African countries prevent massive expansion of post-primary education. This demands a holistic approach to governance and management issues. In parallel, there is a demand from civil society and governments for greater accountability. This study aims to present best practices and identify sustainable development plans for expansion and improved quality and efficiency in the delivery of secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa through better governance, management, and accountability.

Governance of Global Financial Markets

by Emilios Avgouleas

The recent financial crisis proved that pre-existing arrangements for the governance of global markets were flawed. With reform underway in the USA, the EU and elsewhere, Emilios Avgouleas explores some of the questions associated with building an effective governance system and analyses the evolution of existing structures. By critiquing the soft law structures dominating international financial regulation and examining the roles of financial innovation and the neo-liberal policies in the expansion of global financial markets, he offers a new epistemological reading of the causes of the global financial crisis. Requisite reforms leave serious gaps in cross-border supervision, in the resolution of global financial institutions and in the monitoring of risk originating in the shadow banking sector. To close these gaps and safeguard the stability of the international financial system, an evolutionary governance system is proposed that will also enhance the welfare role of global financial markets.

Governance through Social Learning

by Gilles Paquet

This book rejects these simplistic views in favour of a more distributed view of governance based on a mix of coercion, quid pro quo market exchange and reciprocity, on a division of labour among the private, public, and civic sectors, and on the co-evolution of these different integration mechanisms.

Governance Without a State? Policies and Politics in Areas of Limited Statehood

by Thomas Risse

Governance discourse in development agencies and the social sciences remains centered on an "ideal type" of modern statehood one that exhibits full internal and external sovereignty and a legitimate monopoly on the use of force. Yet modern statehood remains an anomaly both historically and in the contemporary international system while the condition of "limited statehood " wherein countries lack the capacity to implement central decisions and monopolize force is the norm. Limited statehood argue the authors in this provocative collection is in fact a fundamental form of governance immune to the forces of economic and political modernization ushered in by globalization. Challenging common assumptions about sovereign states and the evolution of modern statehood particularly the dominant paradigms supported by international relations theorists development agencies and international organizations this volume explores strategies for effective and legitimate governance within a framework of weak and ineffective state institutions. Approaching the problem from the perspective of political science history and law contributors explore the factors that contribute to successful governance under conditions of limited statehood such as the involvement of nonstate actors and non-hierarchical modes of political influence. Empirical chapters analyze among other issues security governance by nonstate actors the contribution of public-private partnerships to promote the United Nations Millennium Goals the role of business in environmental governance and the problems of Western state-building efforts. Recognizing these forms of governance as themselves legitimate this collection unravels the complexities of a system that the developed world must negotiate in the coming century.

The Governator

by Ian Halperin

Who is the real Arnold Schwarzenegger? Investigative journalist and number one New York Times bestselling author Ian Halperin reveals the true and untold story about this larger-than-life and often outrageous figure From his childhood in Austria to his rise as a star of American conservative politics, the story of Arnold Schwarzenegger's life reads like the script of a Hollywood B-movie penned by Horatio Alger. In this exclusive peek behind the curtain, award-winning scoop hunter Ian Halperin wades through the myths and rumors to discover the real Arnold behind the icon, a man defined by unbridled ambition and an unending quest for power. Based on extensive research, undercover forays, and candid interviews with many of the Terminator's close friends and peers, Halperin brings the myth to life with: a riveting journey through Schwarzenegger's past to explore his relationship with his abusive father and his feelings toward the Nazi party. insights into the shadowy world of bodybuilding and Schwarzenegger's early steroid use. an investigation of Schwarzenegger's reputation as a bully and a womanizer, including his alleged affairs and public accusations of sexual harassment-behavior that earned him the nickname "the Groper." an in-depth look at his long-standing fascination with the Kennedys and his remarkably seamless assimilation into his wife's fabled family. a detailed look into Maria's startling weight loss. an analysis of Schwarzenegger's political career, revealing him to be a surprisingly effective and talented governor. the behind-the-scenes machinations of the Kennedy family to influence Schwarzenegger's political agenda. And finally Halperin uncovers the never-before-told details of an incredible and audacious plan for Schwarzenegger to attempt to rewrite the Constitution and run for president of the United States.

The Governess and the Guardian

by Sarah Winn

Governess Catherine Brawley delivers her recently orphaned charges to their uncle, the Earl of Firthley, and discovers the earl, who was seriously wounded in the Charge of the Light Brigade, has buried himself in his country home, having withdrawn from life except for the company of his wounded companions from the Crimean War. Catherine has planned to quit her job and pursue a life of her own, but first she vows to make the earl accept and love his niece and nephew. By pushing her way into his darkened sanctuary she forces him to become aware of the children's need for family, and their need makes him aware of his own. But a man needs a woman to build a proper family and the feisty, red-haired governess soon seems a likely candidate. Will secrets from Catherine's past keep them from building that family?

The Governess and the Sheikh

by Marguerite Kaye

Seduction in the sand... Dark-hearted Sheikh Prince Jamil al-Nazarri commands his kingdom effortlessly...less so his difficult little daughter! Exasperated, he hires an English governess, hoping she'll instill some much-needed discipline... Lady Cassandra Armstrong is the most unconventional governess Jamil has ever seen! With her ravishing body and impulsive passion, Cassie is as innocently alluring as she is forbidden. Famous for his unshakable honor, the reticent sheikh's resolve is about to be tested...as his feelings for Cassie are anything but honorable!

Governess Brides Bundle

by Julia Byrne Paula Marshall Sylvia Andrew Diane Gaston

Rogues and rakes, society and scandal, babes born out of wedlock and old family secrets...all play a part in these tantalizing tales of passion, betrayal and honor, in which four feisty, independent women claim their place in society and in the arms of the men they love. Bundle includes A Very Unusual Governess by Sylvia Andrew, An Unconventional Duenna by Paula Marshall, Scandal and Miss Smith by Julia Byrne, and a special bonus, the short story A Twelfth Night Tale by Diane Gaston.

The Governess Club: Bonnie

by Ellie Macdonald

Miss Bonnie Hodges, governess to the Darrow family, is desperately trying to hold it together. Tragedy has struck, and she is the sole person left to be strong for the two little boys in her care. When the new guardian arrives, she hopes that things will get better. She wasn't expecting her new employer to be the most frustrating, overbearing, and . . . handsome man she's ever seen. Sir Stephen Montgomery is utterly distracted. He should be trying to figure out how his two best friends were killed in a suspicious accident and why the new young viscount seems destined to be the next victim. But he can't concentrate on anything but his growing infatuation with the beautiful, mysterious, and utterly captivating governess. Together they're doing their best to save the two boys, but will Stephen's feelings for Bonnie get in the way of their search for a killer?

The Governess Club: Louisa

by Ellie Macdonald

For fans of Christina Dodd and Elizabeth Boyle.Louisa Brockhurst is on the run--from her friends, from her family, even from her dream of independence through the Governess Club. But sometimes it's easier for her to hide from those she loves in order to escape the secrets of her past.Handsome but menacing John Taylor is a prizefighter-turned-innkeeper who is trying to make his way in society. When Louisa shows up at his doorstep, he's quick to accept her offer to help--at a price. He knows that she's hiding something, and he can't help his protective instincts toward the beautiful woman.Their attraction grows, but will headstrong, fiery Louisa ever trust the surprisingly kind John enough to tell him the dangerous secrets from her past that keep her running? Or will the power of her feelings scare her into running yet again?

The Governess Club: Sara

by Ellie Macdonald

For fans of Christina Dodd and Elizabeth Boyle.Sweet Sara Collins is one of the founding members of the Governess Club. But she has a secret: She doesn't love teaching. She'd much prefer to be a vicar's wife and help the local community. But this quiet mouse doesn't want to upset her friends, and she resolves to help in whatever ways she can.Nathan Grant is the embodiment of everything that frightens Sara. Which is why she can't understand why the handsome but reclusive and gruff man is so fascinating to her. When Sara decides it's time to take a chance and experience all that life has to offer, Nathan is the first person she thinks of.Will Sara's walk on the wild side ruin her chances at a simple, happy life? Or has she just opened the door to a once-in-a-lifetime chance at passion?

The Governess of Highland Hall

by Carrie Turansky

Worlds lie between the marketplaces of India and the halls of a magnificent country estate like Highland Hall. Will Julia be able to find her place when a governess is neither upstairs family nor downstairs help? Missionary Julia Foster loves working alongside her parents, ministering and caring for young girls in India. But when the family must return to England due to illness, she readily accepts the burden for her parents' financial support. Taking on a job at Highland Hall as governess, she quickly finds that teaching her four privileged, ill-mannered charges at a grand estate is more challenging than expected, and she isn't sure what to make of the estate's preoccupied master, Sir William Ramsey. Widowed and left to care for his two young children and his deceased cousin Randolph's two teenage girls, William is consumed with saving the estate from the financial ruin. The last thing he needs is any distraction coming from the kindhearted-yet-determined governess who seems to be quietly transforming his household with her persuasive personality, vibrant prayer life, and strong faith. While both are tending past wounds and guarding fragile secrets, Julia and William are determined to do what it takes to save their families--common ground that proves fertile for unexpected feelings. But will William choose Julia's steadfast heart and faith over the wealth and power he needs to secure Highland Hall's future?

The Governess of Highland Hall

by Carrie Turansky

Worlds lie between the marketplaces of India and the halls of a magnificent country estate like Highland Hall. Will Julia be able to find her place when a governess is neither upstairs family nor downstairs help? Missionary Julia Foster loves working alongside her parents, ministering and caring for young girls in India. But when the family must return to England due to illness, she readily accepts the burden for her parents' financial support. Taking on a job at Highland Hall as governess, she quickly finds that teaching her four privileged, ill-mannered charges at a grand estate is more challenging than expected, and she isn't sure what to make of the estate's preoccupied master, Sir William Ramsey. Widowed and left to care for his two young children and his deceased cousin Randolph's two teenage girls, William is consumed with saving the estate from the financial ruin. The last thing he needs is any distraction coming from the kindhearted-yet-determined governess who seems to be quietly transforming his household with her persuasive personality, vibrant prayer life, and strong faith. While both are tending past wounds and guarding fragile secrets, Julia and William are determined to do what it takes to save their families--common ground that proves fertile for unexpected feelings. But will William choose Julia's steadfast heart and faith over the wealth and power he needs to secure Highland Hall's future?

The Governess Wears Scarlet

by Sari Robins

Haunted by a terrible tragedy, Viscount Jason Steele roams the streets of London as a masked vigilante. One starlit night, he rescues a veiled young woman. . . and she unleashes a fiery passion he'd thought long dead. Though they explore every inch of each other's bodies, they must keep their faces hidden, for an illicit affair could have dangerous consequences for them both . . . In the harsh light of day, Jason's primary concern is hiring a governess to care for his two young nephews. He has no idea that Abigail West is the tantalizing woman he meets under the cover of darkness each night. But when they discover a kidnapping plot that could plunge them all into mortal danger, Jason and Abigail will be forced to reveal themselves . . . and lay bare their incredible, explosive attraction for all the world to see.

The Governess's Dilemma

by Pamela Griffin

MYRNA McBRIDE IS HEADING TOWARD HER FUTURE When her train derails in Hillsdale, Michigan, a wealthy stranger offers her shelter-and a position in his household. Grateful yet wary of the mysterious man, Myrna must guard her secrets-and her heart. Returning home upon his brother's death, Dalton Freed is now heir to a grand estate and guardian to his niece. Dalton desperately needs Myrna's help. But even as he looks forward to seeing the beautiful governess each day, he suspects she's keeping secrets. Can she ever earn Dalton's trust and bring light and laughter back to his life?

Governing America: The Revival of Political History

by Julian E. Zelizer

In recent years, the study of American political history has experienced a remarkable renaissance. After decades during which the subject fell out of fashion and disappeared from public view, it has returned to prominence as the study of American history has shifted its focus back to politics broadly defined. In this book, one of the leaders of the resurgence in American political history, Julian Zelizer, assesses its revival and demonstrates how this work not only illuminates the past but also helps us better understand American politics today. Governing America addresses issues of wide interest, including the rise of the welfare state, the development of modern conservatism, the history of Congress, the struggle over campaign finance, changing views about presidential power, and national security. Throughout, it addresses four big questions: How have interpretations of American political history changed over time? How have taxes and budgets constrained policymakers? How have changes in the political process defined historical eras? And how have policy and politics interacted on decisions like going to war? Zelizer's answers to these questions are fresh and often surprising, providing compelling new perspectives on modern American politics.

Governing for the Long Term

by Alan M. Jacobs

In Governing for the Long Term, Alan M. Jacobs investigates the conditions under which elected governments invest in long-term social benefits at short-term social cost. Jacobs contends that, along the path to adoption, investment-oriented policies must surmount three distinct hurdles to future-oriented state action: a problem of electoral risk, rooted in the scarcity of voter attention; a problem of prediction, deriving from the complexity of long-term policy effects; and a problem of institutional capacity, arising from interest groups' preferences for distributive gains over intertemporal bargains. Testing this argument through a four-country historical analysis of pension policymaking, the book illuminates crucial differences between the causal logics of distributive and intertemporal politics and makes a case for bringing trade-offs over time to the center of the study of policymaking.

Governing Health: The Politics of Health Policy

by William G. Weissert Carol S. Weissert

Governing Health examines health care policy from a political perspective, describing how Congress, the president, special interest groups, bureaucracy, and state governments help define health policy problems and find politically feasible solutions. William G. Weissert and Carol S. Weissert provide a highly readable and comprehensive synthesis of political science research on how government and private institutions affect the policy process. Extensive reviews of the policies that have governed health care since Lyndon Johnson's administration are capped off with a prognosis for the future. Updates to the fourth edition of Governing Health include - new examples and theory perspectives- recent statistics- discussion of the 2010 Obama health reform

Governing Immigration Through Crime: A Reader

by Julie A. Dowling Jonathan Xavier Inda

In the United States, immigration is generally seen as a law and order issue. Amidst increasing anti-immigrant sentiment, unauthorized migrants have been cast as lawbreakers. Governing Immigration Through Crime offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the use of crime and punishment to manage undocumented immigrants. Presenting key readings and cutting-edge scholarship, this volume examines a range of contemporary criminalizing practices: restrictive immigration laws, enhanced border policing, workplace audits, detention and deportation, and increased policing of immigration at the state and local level. Of equal importance, the readings highlight how migrants have managed to actively resist these punitive practices. In bringing together critical theorists of immigration to understand how the current political landscape propagates the view of the "illegal alien" as a threat to social order, this text encourages students and general readers alike to think seriously about the place of undocumented immigrants in American society.

Governing Indigenous Territories: Enacting Sovereignty in the Ecuadorian Amazon

by Erazo Juliet S.

Governing Indigenous Territories illuminates a paradox of modern indigenous lives. In recent decades, native peoples from Alaska to Cameroon have sought and gained legal title to significant areas of land, not as individuals or families but as large, collective organizations. Obtaining these collective titles represents an enormous accomplishment; it also creates dramatic changes. Once an indigenous territory is legally established, other governments and organizations expect it to act as a unified political entity, making decisions on behalf of its population and managing those living within its borders. A territorial government must mediate between outsiders and a not-always-united population within a context of constantly shifting global development priorities. The people of Rukullakta, a large indigenous territory in Ecuador, have struggled to enact sovereignty since the late 1960s. Drawing broadly applicable lessons from their experiences of self-rule, Juliet S. Erazo shows how collective titling produces new expectations, obligations, and subjectivities within indigenous territories.

Governing the Commons

by Elinor Ostrom

Congratulations to Elinor Ostrom, Co-Winner of The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2009!The governance of natural resources used by many individuals in common is an issue of increasing concern to policy analysts. Both state control and privatization of resources have been advocated, but neither the state nor the market have been uniformly successful in solving common pool resource problems. After critiquing the foundations of policy analysis as applied to natural resources, Elinor Ostrom here provides a unique body of empirical data to explore conditions under which common pool resource problems have been satisfactorily or unsatisfactorily solved. Dr. Ostrom first describes three models most frequently used as the foundation for recommending state or market solutions. She then outlines theoretical and empirical alternatives to these models in order to illustrate the diversity of possible solutions. In the following chapters she uses institutional analysis to examine different ways--both successful and unsuccessful--of governing the commons. In contrast to the proposition of the tragedy of the commons argument, common pool problems sometimes are solved by voluntary organizations rather than by a coercive state. Among the cases considered are communal tenure in meadows and forests, irrigation communities and other water rights, and fisheries.

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