Books written/edited by CPSA members.
In The Rise and Fall of Moral Conflicts in the United States and Canada, sociologist Mildred A. Schwartz and political scientist Raymond Tatalovich bring their disciplinary insights to the study of moral issues. Beginning with prohibition, Schwartz and Tatalovich trace the phases of its evolution from emergence, establishment, decline and resurgence, to resolution. Prohibition’s life history generates a series of hypotheses about how passage through each of the phases affected subsequent developments and how these were shaped by the political institutions and social character of the United States and Canada.Using the history of prohibition in North America as a point of reference, the authors move on to address the anticipated progression and possible resolution of six contemporary moral issues: abortion, capital punishment, gun control, marijuana, pornography, and same-sex relations. Schwartz and Tatalovich build a new theoretical approach by drawing on scholarship on agenda-setting, mass media, social movements, and social problems. The Rise and Fall of Moral Conflicts provides new insights into how moral conflicts develop and interact with their social and political environment.
Every developed country has a public employment service that connects job seekers with employers through information, placement, and training support services. In Federalism in Action, Donna E. Wood assesses how Canada’s public employment service is performing after responsibility was transferred from the federal government to provinces, territories, and Aboriginal organizations between 1995 and 2015.Drawing upon over twenty years of data, Wood reveals the governance choices provinces made, the reasons behind these choices, and the outcomes they achieved. Provincial decisions regarding employment programming is an important public policy issue about which little is known, and even less understood within the context of Aboriginal communities. Federalism in Action includes analytical comparisons of Canada’s employment programming with the United States, Australia, and the European Union, as well as information from insightful interviews with key informants from every province. In firmly placing Canada within the extensive international literature on the governance of welfare-to-work policies, this book makes an important new contribution to research.
Government and non-profit sector (public sector) innovation has been studied since the 1950s and has emerged into a strong cross-disciplinary research field, with its own schools of study. Innovation is studied in fields and organizations that are open to trying out new policies, programs or processes. During its publication since 1995, The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal(TIJ), (www.innovation.cc) has published papers and books discussing theory, practice, public policy and administration, health, education, international/national/provincial/local governments and many other subjects. It has been in the forefront of studying new practices and approaches such as leadership, employee empowerment, policy informatics and collaboration. It is truly cross-disciplinary. This book brings together sixteen essays originally published in TIJ, including best-known scholars of public sector innovation such as Everett M. Rogers, James Iain Gow, Frances Westley and Eleanor D. Glor. For further information, see: https://www.peterlang.com/view/product/82269?format=HC
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