New Labour Policy, Industrial Relations and the Trade Unions

Politics, Sociology:

S. Coulter, “New Labour Policy, Industrial Relations and the Trade Unions”
Ursula Durand Ochoa, “The Political Empowerment of the Cocaleros of Bolivia and Peru”
Policy Making in Britain: An Introduction by Peter Dorey
Culture of Terrorism by Noam Chomsky
The Moral Purpose of the State by Christian Reus-Smit

S. Coulter, “New Labour Policy, Industrial Relations and the Trade Unions”

English | 2014 | ISBN: 1349504963, 113749574X | PDF | pages: 162 | 0.8 mb

New Labour was outwardly hostile to trade unions and their concerns. Yet the Blair government worked closely with the TUC on several key employment reforms. Steve Coulter analyses the dimensions of the often fractious Labour-union partnership and shows how the TUC pursued an ‘insider lobbying’ route to influence the shape of New Labour’s policies.

Ursula Durand Ochoa, “The Political Empowerment of the Cocaleros of Bolivia and Peru”

English | 2014 | ISBN: 134949769X, 1137453540 | PDF | pages: 243 | 1.9 mb

This book offers a comparative analysis of the distinct experiences of the Peruvian and Bolivian cocaleros as political actors. In doing so, it illustrates how coca, an internationally criminalzsed good, affected the path and outcome of cocalero political empowerment in each case.

Policy Making in Britain: An Introduction by Peter Dorey

English | Apr. 30, 2005 | ISBN: 0761949046 | 329 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

′By applying the range of tools of policy analysis to the detail of the policy making machinery of British government, Peter Dorey′s text has met a need for teachers and students of these subjects which has not been fulfilled for a decade or more. I have adopted it straight away as a ′must buy′ for my own students′
– Justin Greenwood, Robert Gordon University
′A very welcome addition to the literature on public policy-making in contemporary Britain and ideal for teaching purposes. Peter Dorey′s new book is clearly written, theoretically informed, but also rich in illustration. A key resource for all students of British public policy′
– Dr Andrew Denham, Reader in Government, University of Nottingham
This accessible textbook introduces students to the public policy-making process in Britain today. Assuming no prior knowledge, it provides a full review of the key actors, institutions and processes by addressing the following questions:
who sets the public policy agenda?
who influences the detail of public policy?
what makes for successful implementation of public policy?
is there such a thing as ′British′ public policy?
Peter Dorey is careful to ground theory in the reality of contemporary British politics and the text fully assesses the impact of devolution and European integration and the evolution from government to governance.
The result is a lively and accessible new text that will be required reading for all students of contemporary British politics, public policy and governance.

Culture of Terrorism by Noam Chomsky

English | Aug. 20, 2002 | ISBN: 0745302696 | 334 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

This essay on the culture of terrorism is based on a December 1986 “postscript” for several foreign editions of my book Turning the Tide.1 I had originally intended to update the same material for a new U.S. edition, carrying it through the Iran-contra hearings, but it took on a rather different character in the course of rewriting, so I have prepared it for separate publication. I will, however, generally assume the discussion in Turning the Tide and the further elaboration in On Power and Ideology as background, without specific reference. This earlier material dealt with several topics: the travail of Central America; the principles that underlie U.S. policy planning as revealed by the documentary record; the application of these principles in Third World intervention, primarily with regard to Central America and the Caribbean; the application of the same principles to national security affairs and interactions among the industrial powers; and some relevant features of domestic U.S. society.

The Moral Purpose of the State by Christian Reus-Smit

English | July 19, 1999 | ISBN: 0691027358 | 213 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

This book seeks to explain why different systems of sovereign states have built different types of fundamental institutions to govern interstate relations. Why, for example, did the ancient Greeks operate a successful system of third-party arbitration, while international society today rests on a combination of international law and multilateral diplomacy? Why did the city-states of Renaissance Italy develop a system of oratorical diplomacy, while the states of absolutist Europe relied on naturalist international law and “old diplomacy”? Conventional explanations of basic institutional practices have difficulty accounting for such variation. Christian Reus-Smit addresses this problem by presenting an alternative, “constructivist” theory of international institutional development, one that emphasizes the relationship between the social identity of the state and the nature and origin of basic institutional practices.
Reus-Smit argues that international societies are shaped by deep constitutional structures that are based on prevailing beliefs about the moral purpose of the state, the organizing principle of sovereignty, and the norm of procedural justice. These structures inform the imaginations of institutional architects as they develop and adjust institutional arrangements between states. As he shows with detailed reference to ancient Greece, Renaissance Italy, absolutist Europe, and the modern world, different cultural and historical contexts lead to profoundly different constitutional structures and institutional practices. The first major study of its kind, this book is a significant addition to our theoretical and empirical understanding of international relations, past and present.