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Hello dear researchers
I hope you're doing well
I am working on my thesis project entitled "determinants of good governance on corporate performance: the case of public companies" I need a books,thesis, scientific article
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I am launching this topic, which I consider relevant in the context of current challenges, regarding the role and importance of economic, financial, social inclusion and good governance in the global society, with a direct focus on inclusion and diversity in the business environment, it can be a pillar of the recovery, resilience, and progress of the business environment; equity and social inclusion and gender equality (implicitly the role and importance of women in the family and at work); supporting and strengthening inclusion in the way of working remotely in as many trades as possible; the policies approached by companies will have consequences on gender equality in the future. Public-private partnerships based on the principles of the collaborative economy can contribute to stimulating recovery, resilience, and promoting greater equity and can contribute to the well-being of the individual, with a direct impact on societal development.
At the end of 2021, first of all, I wish you a healthy New Year 2021, with personal and professional academic results.
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Thank you Prof. Yosef Tadesse for your question. Yes, economic, social inclusion and good governance at the societal level are solutions for the global economic future, to which we associate the concept of collaborative economy!
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What kind of scientific research dominate in the field of Ethics and good practices in business?
Please, provide your suggestions for a question, problem or research thesis in the issues: Ethics and good practices in business.
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Dear Raya Al-Naimi,
Yes, that's right. Ethics is a set of rules, written or unwritten, that can be of significant importance to consumers of products and services. If this is the case, then producers, service providers, traders take these issues into account in running their enterprises, companies, etc.
Thank you, Regards,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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Good governance has key elements such as rule of law, participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and inclusive. However analysis of the performance of most governments in Sub Sahara Africa shows that they are failing to achieve it. The question is what are the reasons explaining why most government are failing to promote good governance ?
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Answering it in a short space is difficult, given the complexity of the subject. But fortunately a team at buildingstatecapability.com wrote the best book I know of to answer this question:
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After the elections and the first days, the hard tasks of the government begin to face reality. What are the key features needed to be successful?
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Government is created in human affairs to rationally distribute resources, which practically means, distribution of power. The question of power is subjective to a specific society. Therefore, the qualities of good government will be subjective to that society.
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R is a programming language for various uses. I have recently published an article using the R's environment to develop a map containing information of the COVID-19 effects in the São Paulo State, Brazil. However, R is a more powerful interface. We can create interactive interfaces, statistical models, questionnaires, maps, geometrical and mathematical models etc in qualitative and quantitative research. The following link leads you to one of my contributions in the field. . Please, if you can help me with an opinion or view, I will be glad.
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Good governance encompassing office management and financial management is the key to success of an institution. Financial stability is an important constituent of sustainable success.Then what could be the characteristics of a financially healthy institution?
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A few papers of mine are published about the effect of corporate governance on banks' financial performance; you may want to check them out.
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Are you a geologist, or other earth scientist, working on earthquake safety?
Google Street View shows me that a LOT of places that will have earthquakes in the near future are NOT prepared for the effects of violent acceleration on cinderblock/masonry buildings.
It seems to me that earthquake safety requires:
  • Tectonic hazard awareness
  • Reinforced structures; which means building codes must be appropriate to the local tectonic environment
But before that happens,
  • People need to have enough money to afford to retrofit existing structures if that's possible, and to build new structures that can withstand the estimated hazards to come
  • People can only have enough money if they have good government
Good government, in the narrow sense of being relative to earthquake safety, is defined by:
  • Local government which enforces building codes equally in old and new buildings
  • Local and national government which doesn't allow corrupt officials to take money, excuse code violations, or both
  • Government which, by whatever means it's able to, makes it possible for people to afford to retrofit old buildings, and build new code-compliant structures.
Clinton Crowley
Tarrant County College, 10/19/2020
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How women workers contribute the good governance in public sectors?
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I think this is a good resource that can help to answer your question.
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What kind of scientific research dominate in the field of Good governance in business?
Please, provide your suggestions for a question, problem or research thesis in the issues: Good governance in business.
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Accountability as a part of Sustainability is mandatory for Companies to explore their activities have clean and good governance however need strategy to improve by companies for global competition extend the value added for market reactions with better result by competitive the stoke return at the market. Earning management as a part of strategy by Companies to improve the result activities with data manipulation and legal action depend on the companies need. This is as biased if we understand about Sustainability with economics performance disclosure. If the companies disclose about earning management than will get no good reputation for this and the action will be hidden agenda from the companies.
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I am working on future of democracy in Afghanistan. A country that in the last four decades has been in turmoil due to the lack of a popular and legitimate government. With post-Taliban political order’s democratic achievements, the arguments presented here is that an elected Afghan democratic state has the potential to unite its people, establish good governance, and help the country toward greater political, security and economic developments. In light of these discussions, above question arises.
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Ghulam Mustafa Bozdar Thank you so much Sir.
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The old fashioned view was that the state was mainly a problem. It spent too much. It inflicted high taxes. It regulated too much.
Since the 1990s informed opinion has been more optimistic. We have considered an effective state as an asset in relation to national social and economic development.
But where is the convincing empirical evidence that effective governments can act to cause sustainable economic growth?
I would be interested in any well conducted studies carried out in the last five years that proves that effective governments can act strategically and produce sustainable economic growth.
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They can do that if they want ...
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The Philosophy of Public Administration.
Philosophy looks in a rational way at aspects such as knowledge (epistemology), existence (metaphysics), methodology (logic and language), values (ethics) and beauty (aesthetics) of a phenomenon. Here we look at Public Administration (PA).
The first question is: What is Public Administration (epistemology)? Public Administration is the study of government that uses bureaucracy as its tool of operation. Bureaucracy is based on laws and regulations (Max Weber) and the bureaucrats follow these laws. The goal of government is to serve the public (public service based on public interest) where everybody is equal under the law. The aspect of good governance is important. These laws are decided upon by the political system that uses democracy as its guiding principle or tool of operation. PA works always in the tandem democracy-bureaucracy, where democracy takes the lead and bureaucracy follows. Changes always take place in this form.
In which form do we find bureaucracy and its properties (metaphysics)? Two main properties of bureaucracy are governing based on the law and the public interest. Bureaucratic systems are quite complex and are guided by systems dynamic laws: the general system theory (a system consist of different internal subsystems and external systems) and it is autopoietic (the system adheres mainly to its internal working). The external system here is the political system, but apart from that it doesn't answer to other external systems. Apart from the national and local government, we find bureaucracies in international organizations such as the UN and NGO's and because of their growing complexities, business organizations/forms can become bureaucratic too and object of study for PA.
In its methodological approach Public Administration is a multi- and interdisciplinary science. That means it uses knowledge from different disciplines (e.g. economy, law, sociology, psychology, technology) as its approach to solve problems. And because it is based on objective laws and regulations and the service to the public, it is more an empirical based science comparable to medicine. Theory building is different, there is a struggle whether to apply more inductive or deductive methods or verification than falsification. It is a young study and it is wresting with its paradigms.
What is the beauty of PA (aesthetics) and what is it good for (ethics)? In the public discussion, government is often seen in a pejorative way (negative): e.g. waste of resources, big government, slow decision making, corruption, spying on it own citizens. And at the positive side, except from the aspect of good governance, government is also considered good (Paul du Gay: In Praise of Bureaucracy, 2002). According to Adam Smith government has to promote happiness of the public as its sole use and ends (good government). Governmental organizations comply to the public will through the principles of democracy used by the political system. And there are certain duties only government has the power to execute. These beautiful and positive aspects of government objects of study of PA.
I mainly use the complexity of the bureaucratic system to make analysis and tend to look things interdisciplinary from a helicopter view.
Two books on the philosophy of PA:
Edoardo Engaro (2017). Philosophy and Public Administration. Massachusetts: Elger Publishing.
JSH Gildenhuys (2004). Philosophy of Public Administration. Stellenbosch: Sun Press.
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In addition to the indicated aspects of public administration, it is also necessary to touch on the anthropological and phenomenological aspect. It is necessary to consider the problem of the relationship between the administration and the individual. At the same time, administration should be considered taking into account subjective factors.
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Social work supports citizens, especially the socially disadvantaged cope with their inability to meet basic needs. Good governance on the other hand describes how public institutions conduct public affairs and manage public resources such that all and sundry, including the sick, poor and challenged, feels the presence of government.
Will social work have a place in societies that uphold good governance?
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The social work will bring the good governance with rigorous accountability culture of the rulers where the commons would be heard and counted.If there is no accountability culture the rulers may come from the mafia doctrine and loot the people at large and deprive them of their basic rights and needs that is happening in the third world for the last 7 decades.
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In some companies, managers increasingly take into account the expectations of employees, including the needs of employees in the development and identification of their self-realization with the company in which they work.
Such changes in personnel management are an important factor of corporate social responsibility.
On the other hand, this type of pro-social approach in personnel management usually increases its scale in the situation of low unemployment and high income of employees.
In addition, this type of pro-social approach in personnel management and good governance and good business practices should be correlated with the concept of effective development of countries operating in the model of social market economies.
In view of the above, the current question is: Does corporate social responsibility develop to a greater extent in social market economies?
Please, answer, comments. I invite you to the discussion.
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In my opinion it does not!
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Dear all,
I am a PhD researcher developing theory on State Crimes Against Democracy - in other words, those actions (and inactions) by the state, state institutions, organisations or agents which impede democratic development, citizen participation in democratic politics or popular sovereignty.
It is, of course, the case that some of you are more likely to have expertise which is relevant to democratic theory, civil society action, and democratic processes - as well as attempts to manipulate or subvert these. As such, I would be grateful if you would take a small amount of your time to participate in an interview - this can be done whenever you are available, via either e-mail or a video call platform of your choice.
Please comment on this post, message me, or e-mail me at alexandra.uibariu@port.ac.uk, and I will provide you with more details about the project in no time! :)
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Interesting topic. Just completed by Doctorate in Criminal Justice. I looked at state-corporate crime. if that aspect may be of help let me know.
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Sanjeev
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A parent must guard his or her vocabulary. There are some words that people should never say to each other in a family. Words such as stupid, dump, idiot.....? What are words that people should never say to each other in a family?
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"You are good for nothing"
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Does adherence to a good business practices, adherence to ethical and moral principles in business activities be an important factor in the development of effectively developing social market economies?
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Is a very good question. And the answer is that NOT necessarily, because the world is upside down and corrupt activities are sometimes greater and more common than ethical practices, and as a consequence corruption, selfishness, the desire for money and other toxic practices manage markets more than ethical practices, that are not necessarily competitive at this time on the planet, unfortunately. I Hope that will change for the better soon.
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I request Industry and academic professions to give their views.
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@Michael Klotz, thanks so much for the recommendation. I'm gonna check it out
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I do have an ongoing project on good governance in one of Ethiopian universities. To collect a reliable data, I am in search of appropriate questionnaires pertaining to good governance in university.
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Many years ago, we did a study on how purchasing is organized at German universities. We investigated, among others, how formalized, centralized, specialized etc. purchasing is in this sector. I am not sure how close this is to your topic, given that we did not study governance in general, but only purchasing. Still, if centralization etc. are somehow relevant to good governance as well, you may want to have a look at this paper:
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Hi..im doing a research on this topic..need assistance if you have some papers or discussions regarding this topic...Thanks
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To contribute meaningfully to this inquiry, one has to be familiar with the traditional and social systems in the Pacific. Further, the key terms, good governance, have to be defined. Specifically, what constitutes 'good governance' (reason why nations draft their own constitutions - to reflect the uniqueness of their aspirations)? It may help to examine how Sweden has conflated the cultural/Social and the contemporary systems without exposing the former to the risk of obsolescence.
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To strength public sector organizations, it is in need good governance, organizational commitment through ethical leadership (Rantelangi C, Affan N, Deviyant D & Sari W. 2018)
OC and EL got proved metrics instruments, but GCG is still in its infancy, though, here is the research question Is it possible to measure it? How can Information System may help on this task? Please advise.
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Hola Max,
Te recomiendo que revises las publicaciones de OCDE, BID y CEPAL al respecto, aunque los instrumentos de medición no pueden ser únicos y rígidos, pues hay que tener en cuenta el contexto social para determinar indicadores.
Aún así, la OCDE mantiene unos parámetros en relación. te aconsejo que revises este link
Incluso, tienen un buen documento sobre Perú Estudio de la OCDE sobre integridad en el Perú, 2017
Espero que te sea útiles mis comentarios
Buen día
CV
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This question seeks clarity on why good governance in most African countries proves unattainable.
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One aspect is surely connected to a colonial legacy, which also resulted among many a feeling of being minor, less advanced. Solutions are seen to become like the developed countries, technologically, what living standards are concerned and many more. It is, however, far too easy to blame colonialism on everything.
At times it is not realized that there are people in Africa who have achieved such high standards, maybe even at the expense of ordinary people. Even if colonialism has deformed social and political structures it seems that also internal structures show tendencies to disadvantage poor, minorities, etc. Here internal improvements are urgently required, but it is surely correct to ask, if such changes are unattainable.
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Dear all,
Kindly suggest latest low cost organisational sustainability practices for operational efficiency, waste management and good governance.
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Clean energy, of mechanical origin, for low-income communities
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I’m looking for a topic in the areas of democracy, foreign aid, human rights, or gender that would be simple enough to analyze on R studio for a beginner. I was also looking at the relationship between foreign aid and development growth, but it also seems complicated. Please help. Thank you.
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Dear Michael,
Thank you for your comment and recommendation. I will definitely check it out.
Best,
Enkh-Amgalan
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Respected members,
I want to capture the role of democratic values and good governance on Life satisfaction (LS) of individuals. The LS has likert scale and the their would be questions based on individual behaviour and responses on good governance. How should I move ahead for proper modelling.
Can I see the effect of democratic values and good governance on Life satisfaction (LS) of individuals by using regression analysis and which control variables should be taken care off ?
Please also suggest some good work on the above mentioned topic.
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Hi Suraj,
The following is a good study that examines the correlation between democracy/political participation and individual well-being.
Ann L. Owen, Julio Videras and Christina Willemsen, "Democracy, Participation, and life Satisfaction" Social Science Quarterly Vol. 89, No. 4
I do think, however, that measuring democracy in itself is insufficient in studying subjective well-being. I would personally suggest including economic factors as well (employment, income, access to healthcare, etc.).
These would elucidate the contradictions embedded in contemporary liberal democracies even in the Western world (think here of the US as an example!).
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Can any one name existing and under planning use cases of BlockChain Technology?
Like
1) Electronic voting in literature it is available but does it really exist
2) Banking Gross Settlement  like RTGS
3) Cross border payments
4) Supply Chain
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Dear @Saeed and @Ahmed are making copy/paste plagiarism!!! Here are their original resource.
@Saeed:
What is "BLOCKCHAIN" Technology ?
@Ahmed:
Don't know what's Blockchain technology? Let us explain
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Although there are many good governance attributes mainly introduced by the World Bank and as well as by many academicians, do we have enough evidence on practical implementation of good governance in any of the countries in the world.
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The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) have two good frameworks to assist here - its Internal Control Integrated Framework (ICIF) and its Enterprise Risk Management Framework (ERM). These are two great tools to develop and enhance corporate governance, policy and procedure, in an enterprise. Both frameworks drive organizations to have methods which provide reasonable assurance of expected outcomes. The OECD also has established good policies in this area. John Nugent
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The declaration is enshrined in the preamble of the constitution and the constitution further highlights some National Values and principles such as Morality and Ethics, Patriotism and National unity, Human dignity, Equity, Social Justice, Democracy and Constitutionalism, Good Governance and Integrity. Is it workable to mainstream Christian values in a pluralistic society in the key aspects of its life (Government Business, Media, Education, Society and Family)? 
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While agreeing with my colleagues that further nuance of the key terms is necessary, I tend to think the project is possible, as long as using Christian values does not mean trying to impose Christianity or distinctly Christian behavior on other persons. I don't see any contradiction between the teachings of Jesus and the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights. All of these rights can actually be found in New Testament themes. And certainly a nation can follow the UN Declaration of Human Rights in its business practices and social life.
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I am searching for examples which show:
- use of ICT help to control corruption
- use of ICT enhances the chances for corruption
It would be great if you can share any examples, i.e. papers, articles, thesis, etc. with me. 
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Literature review: The use of ICTs in the fight against corruption
By Marie Chêne
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E-governance has gained popularity in recent years, with many countries resorting to information communications technology (ICTs) to modernise government, increase efficiency and improve public service delivery. As an additional benefit, ICTs are also expected to reduce corruption by promoting transparency, opening government data to public scrutiny, and by automating government processes, restricting discretion of officials and limiting citizens’ interaction with gatekeepers to access key services. Despite these high expectations and massive investments in e-government, evidence of impact is mixed and limited and there is a high rate of failure of e-government projects, due to contextual factors as well as the type of the ICT interventions. This Helpdesk answer provides an overview of recent literature on the role of ICTs and government to combat corruption in key government processes such as procurement, taxation, human resource management, open data and service delivery. It also explores the potential of ICTs and social media for citizens’ mobilisation and empowerment.
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Research/articles that discuss inactive corporate impacts in local communities, i.e., where impact is not active or relational (i.e., not as according to the stakeholder idea)?
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If you mean indirect or unintended non-relational impacts, you might find some of the economics literature concerned with externalities useful. This is sometimes labelled social impacts. Most of the studies I have seen are concerned with resource/mining impacts (most recently, coal seam gas).
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Failure factors?
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I would also add lack of "real" participatory processes, in which citizens and stakeholders are engaged from the very begining of the planning process until its end. This lack of participation usually implies poor analysis of alternative options and poor monitoring.
Corruption might also be an answer, since powerholders exert their power during both phases ex-ante and ex-post in order to shape planning processes.
I hope this is helpful
All the best
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by operational level I mean single criminal case or several criminal cases
by strategic level I mean analysis of certain category of criminal offenses or activities of e.g. police, its effectiveness, etc.
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Yes, you can check the projects. We try to understand how to terrorist groups will attack in the future. 
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Advancement of Human Rights is one of the key features of Good Governance which e-government seeks to promote. Governments are mandated to keep people informed and also provide quality public services for them which can be made effective and efficient through the deployment of ICT. Therefore, what model best describe the above and suggest literature on the linkage.
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One way is through fire & disaster management. That is, through the environment, a number of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fire occurs which calls for the necessity of information from e-governments to protect its citizens from abuses.  
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I have seen so many leaders misuse their power and authority to get their personal agendas done. 
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Interesting question as this is common anywhere in the globe. See our experiences in Sri Lanka.
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Many countries especially in the developing world are faced with public administration decay manifested in high volumes and widespread corruption. To address these, there have been many laws, regulations and agencies to help fight corruption. There seems to be no significant improvement. What might explain this phenomenon of corruption although there are many institutions or anti-corruption laws? The paper below could be a starter for discussion
The calculus of corruption: a paradox of ‘strong’corruption amidst ‘strong’systems and institutions in developing administrative systems. Journal of Public Affairs.
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Long term formal and informal institutons should support regilations, otherwise cheaters will always find a way to g junp over them.
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Let us take the example of Corruption ,
We need to work on it but the authorities are also involved in the issue . How to get approval of the government and the ethical committee?
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Although governance and management overlap considerably, but there is a line of demarcation. Governance is a body of persons or institutional mechanism by which authoritative values are allocated in a society. Governance encompasses transparency, accountability, rule of law, citizenship participation in national affairs, decision making etc. Governance provides the strategic vision, mission statement and objectives for the management/managers to achieve.  Management is generally defined by a set of competencies that focus on achieving tasks and accomplishing objectives within a defined set of parameters and within a fairly structured process. Planning, budgeting, organizing, controlling and so on are central elements of what a manager is expected to do. They represent the core building blocks of the supervision of people, and the management of resources within an organization (Hatch, 2009).
Within the public sector perspective, the political chief executive, such as the President/Governor/Minister/Secretary/board of directors provide the governance mechanism or give continual political governance/leadership/guidelines and direction for the bureaucratic managers/administrators to follow, by ensuring that the civil servants faithfully carry ought laid-down policies, and by so holding the ruins of office that he gives his department such a masterly leadership that he is in the position at all times to amend or over-rule the decisions and action of his civil servants when necessary.
To this end, a manager helps to realize governance vision, governance mechanism oversees the implementation of its vision by the management/managers; a manager administers; governance mechanism innovates; a manager relies on control, and governance mechanism inspires trust; a manager has a short-term view while governance mechanism has a long-range perspective; a manager accepts the status quo; governance mechanism challenged it; a manager imitates while a governance mechanism originates.
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In the modern information society, the problem is aggravated due to the strengthening of traditional risks and the emergence of new risks to the safety of professional activities. These include the risks of economic, information, psychological, social and didactic nature. In Russia, the damage resulting from the use of new information technologies is commensurate with the annual GDP growth. The problem of ensuring safety is 70% associated with the human factor.
Strengthening risks and the close relationship of the problem of ensuring security with the human factor actualizes the desirability of quality training of personnel for working with new IT. At the same time, it is necessary to take into account the threats that arise in the process of designing such training in conditions of electronic training and practical training. On the one hand, the threat of didactic security increases due to the need to plan effective educational trajectories for training personnel of different levels of competence to meet the specific needs of employers. On the other hand, the threat of social security increases due to the risk of losing work and lack of motivation for staff.
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What kinds of "personnel risks" are you concerned about?  Employment?  Privacy?  What is the source of such risks?  I suspect these issues vary with different situations, in which case different solutions will be needed depending on the specifics involved.
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There are many policies regarding the national park and wildlife reserves. I want to know the literatures written on the implementation status of these related policies, rule and regulations.
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Dear Mr Shrestha
During the last three decades, Nepal has not just been an exemplary model of conventional wildlife conservation, but has also successfully established a model of participatory management of protected areas by introducing the concept of buffer
zones in the peripheral areas of parks. You can find some of the evidence through attached paper and for better understanding, you can pay a visit to ICIMOD which is located in Kathmandu. This organisation is a great knowledge hub and learning platform. Recently I was there in a youth forum and international conference and I feel much benefitted.
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In a Nature article from 12 October 2015, named 'Price carbon — I will if you will', MacKay, Cramton, Ockenfels, and Soft argue that common commitments in a public goods game changes the Nash Equlibrium from free-riding, i.e. contributing nothing to the public good, to full contribution (cooperation).
They interpret this as a theoretical solution to climate change negotiations.
I wonder if there is an experimental investigation of this theoretical prediciton and would be happy if anyone could point me towards a paper that deals with this.
Thanks in advance.
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Hi Hendrik,
nicht genau das was in dem Paper beschrieben wird aber auf jeden Fall aehnlich:
Insgesamt muss man sich natuerlich fragen wie realistisch eine "Loesung" ist die external enforment braucht um druchgesezt zu werden.
Viele Gruesse
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This admittedly vast question is an important question for our UNESCO Chair in Democracy, Global Citizenship and Transformative Education (DCMÉT), and one that we believe is under-emphasized and under-theorized, despite some excellent work by some of our colleagues and others in the field. UNESCO has placed a priority on Global Citizenship Education (GCE), and many jurisdictions have noted GCE in their policy and curriculum documents but the core of the concept does not appear to have gained significant traction in terms of tangible and critical content, practices, experience and outcomes. The formal side of education, I believe, has not sufficiently connected with civil society and the tremendous energy and creativity of many young people around the world who have formed movements, NGOs and alternative forms of engagement. Ultimately, in current times, how does, and should, GCE engage with peace education, media literacy, social justice and democracy as a means of countering hegemonic practices that negate meaningful, robust and critical engagement and participation?
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I do not know the work that UNESCO has already undertaken in this but it seems that one may need a project/publication like Science for All in the domain for Science Literacy - only this time it would be Global Citizenship for All (http://www.project2061.org/publications/sfaa/; [this time for all would not be for All Americans but for all humans])
The aspects of Global Citizenship typically emphasized are: 
Knowledge and Understanding of global issues
Intercultural knowledge and understanding
Abilities ot interact respectfully and appropriately
Empathy and flexibility
Attitudes of openesss and respect towards people from different cultures
Seeing oneself as connected to the world community and feeling a sense of responsibility towards itse members 
General critical and analytical thinking skills
What is often missing is a focus on the development of a sense of common humanity and values of human dignity (hopefully then we would not be seen this type of reaction prevalent: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000048 , <the ascent of man>.).
It is also hard to see how aspects of moral education (e.g. compassion, empathy, peace, responsibility, fairness, global ethics, conflict) with social justice as key concept (see for example Sandel's book on Justice), would not be underpinning Global Citizenship Education.
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 or a bureaucracy Affect the training results?
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On Knowledge Behaviors, available at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/266477251_On_Knowledge_Behaviors, may be of interest. With particular reference to knowledge sharing, the article argues that where large organizations make an effort to boost certain behaviors the solutions they fabricate can aggravate problems. Instead, designing jobs for knowledge behaviors and recruiting people who are positive about sharing to start with will boost knowledge stocks and flows at low cost. There must be implications for bureaucratic management to impact employee behavior elsewhere.
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The water security concept is generally framed in terms of "needs of humans and the environment", but there is no necessary attention to equity -- can a concept that tends to imply a greater role for the state also embed a concern for social equity in its DNA? 
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Please specify the "water security" concept.  What some people regard as their "right to use water," other define as "wasteful."  Are there specific standards for how much and what kind of water use are included in "water security?"  What if a user's demands for water, are regarded by authorities as patently wasteful?  What if a user's demands for water, are regarded by authorities as either unfeasible, or too expensive?  We need to know both the upper limits and the lower limits of "water security."
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I am not involve in this project and even do not know what is meant to this project. Further nobody has never asked my permission to link me with the project. Therefore I demand my name to be removed from this project. Thank you. 
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If my help to be usefull for you, OK.
Best wishes
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Have you developed and published a protocol? I am interested in this question. There have been too many underpowered studies with very different outcome measures.
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Factors such as multi-site project cost and willingness or unwillingness of potential collaborators to take on the costs of the project and/or the uncompensated workload of the project are key reasons for lack of collaborators and how such a lack impact the number of individuals in the total population studied.  However, there are other factors that also need to be understood in the "underpowering" of research studies.  Let us take the case of research studies involving human study participants, particularly, patient as human subject volunteers:
1.  The collaborator must obtained approval of his or her IRB (institutional review board) do undertake the study in one or ore institutions over which the IRB has authority.
1.1  The potential collaborator's IRB may simply not approved the study protocol and study informed consent form.
2.  Even if the potential collaborator secure approval of the study from the IRB, the patient approached for recruitment in the research study may simply not want to participate in the study.
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can students doing Masters in Ag Extension can be part of it...?
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 Dear Sapkota - yes, that may be possible. I suggest you get in touch with Dr Abhoy Kumar Das, the Senior Technical Advisor for the TGG-N project, to discuss the possibilities. Best wishes - Carsten
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Many educational approaches in contemporary primary, secondary and tertiary systems embed design features organised around the individual. Indeed, the personalisation agenda in these systems is accentuating this way of organising. There are of course consequences of this way of organising (see attached).
But what do we know about alternative educational approaches in tertiary education systems which focus on 'the collective', whether as a primary organising concept, or in an aspect of the system? And what do we know of the consequences of organising in this way? I have attached some possibilities in the links related to this question.
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Dear Tony:
Thank you so much for sharing your opinion and this important document!
I could not agree more with you when you say, “a wider vision of education should respect and reward the practical as well as the academic, informal and experiential as well as formal learning, and should draw upon the wide range of expertise within the community.”
In this regard, I believe that for this to be effective every educational institution, which develops its instructive tasks in every one of both schools and Universities, should develop an action based on the following educational principles:
  • Take into consideration students’ level of cognitive competence (development level), that is to say, their development level in which they are, and  their knowledge on which they have built previously (previous knowledge).
  • Facilitate the construction of meaningful learning.
  • Promote functional learning.
  • Make it possible learn to learn.
  • Focus on student-centered learning process.
  • Encourage interaction in the teaching-learning process.
  • Construct motivational learning situations.
These principles have been put forward by various current psycho-pedagogical currents (social learning: A. Bandura and cognitivism -constructivism: J. Piaget, D. Ausubel., L. S. Vygotski and J. Bruner).
Kind regards,
Javier.
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Public infrastructure projects like water supply, sanitation, transportation, environmental projects etc. have general public as the end users. Though consultations with general public is considered important in such projects, these consultation exercises are mostly found to happen during execution, just before execution or when some social problems arise/ are expected to arise. 
In this context, how far the views from general local public 9 Being a major stakeholder) will help in planning of such projects and help in planning/ managing risks in these projects?
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Essential -- both for good public relations and politics as well as for making sure that the project fits the needs to users!
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  • Apart from the legislature and judiciary what other institutions are there for ensuring accountability in public governance.
  • ethics and anti corruption 
  • legal framework and mechanisms
  • recommendations to ensure good governance and accountability.
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A free press and a competitive political party system. Unfortunately, the later is severely flawed in the US.
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The good governance forest - What is this?
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Our basic values have to be reevaluated in order to preserve our (and forests') existence. Rather that thinking in terms of idealistic "collaborative" governance, we have to think in terms of using such problems to address the very possible elimination of self-obsession in decision-making.
We cannot assume that all actors will collaborate, because each have different motivations. Only in an ideal world (not a bad goal, though) would one be able to assume that all actors would perform for the common good rather than try to establish self-interested definitions of what that 'common good" might be. Only a party answerable to the forest itself could coordinate "governance" of the forest, and only a government could achieve that, by requiring that any "governance" of the forest must be of benefit to the forest.
Certainly all interests can be expected to participate meaningfully, but they should also be expected to place different values on what is "meaningful." To whom and why? The individual actors (self-interest), the market (same thing, in concert), the forest, the society, or values themselves? Only a government can constrain self-interests of actors, and, since a forest has no direct representation in the process, that constraint is necessary to prevent its destruction.
The basic question of "why perform 'governance'?" has to have a clear intent behind it, otherwise manipulative "compromising" will result in elimination of the forest (if not immediately, certainly over time). This intent must derive from the social values of the humans encountering the forests, which have to be founded on a desire for reduction of self-interests, and only a "government" can accomplish that objective.
PS: If you are religious, you will agree.
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How the property structure affects the choice of governance model in urban neighborhood? anyone know good articles or books on this topic?
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Take a look at Hernando de Soto's book THE MYSTERY OF CAPITAL for an interesting answer:  Property rights for urban dwellers, are the beginning of "urban development," and Governments are the institutions that confer and protect such rights.
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The cumulative effect of selfish and unethical men and women [homo economicus or rational  actors] in the public sector may gang up in an informal network to reduce the potency of institutions and unethical practices may thrive. The question then is, do countries need just strong institutions?
To deliberate on this discussion, the paper attached could provide some basis or thoughts:
The calculus of corruption: a paradox of ‘strong’corruption amidst ‘strong’systems and institutions in developing administrative systems. Journal of Public Affairs.
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Emmanuel,  I appreciate the semantic difficulties that this discussion faces and I need to address this before saying any more.... The word  'institutions' in the context of your question would appear to refer to quite specifically to organisational administrative and governing structures in the public domain.  If you are in agreement then what I now say is relevant to this.
The 'strength' or rather efficacy, resilience and durability of any of these public organs of service delivery is  itself a function of the strength and presence of many other institutions of a completely different nature.  In fact institutions of many different natures.  These institutions extend right back into the 'factors' which other commentators here have identified.  These include the norms and values which are prevalent within the society, as well as the mechanisms for monitoring, calling to account, sanctioning and the inherent recognition of responsibility and 'honour'as personal qualities to be admired.  All of these contribute , for each society - defined at whatever granularity you s=choose, their 'institutional landscape'.
Like the human body, no part is greater or less than any other.  All are required for proper functioning at the expected level of efficacy, durability and resilience.  A society cannot accept local cheating, nepotism, favouritism and exploitation and demand saintly conduct at higher levels without accepting one's own individual hypocrisy and its consequences.... in a properly functioning democracy.  Of which I know not of any..
The reason is that the day-to-day imposition, sanctioning or acceptance, of these societal institutions, which I have extended the discussion to include, is arbitrated by the position an individual sits in in relationship to local administrative power structures - both formal and informal. These relationships are essentially reflections of the circumstances and nature of the economic relationships which exist within the local society, or community.  In aggregation at higher domains of societal grouping the effect of consistency in the institutional landscapes across the local levels upon which they stand is to amplify and strengthen their chief characteristics.   If local institutions are instrumental in imposing and maintaining exploitative economic relationships, irresponsible office bearers and  a lack of fear of accountability for injustices committed then these will be amplified as they are aggregated.
This does not need peer reviewed papers to know the truth of.  Consider your own experiences and conscience.  Similarly, it is almost self-evident  - though some factuals would be good to see -  that this argument suggests that those institutions of society which arbitrate the allocation and holding of private property, and which arbitrate the access that each individual has to those opportunities he needs to apply and benefit from the whole of his own efforts, skills and knowledge  - on any equal footing with every other member of that society, are key in determining the relationships of power which are inevitably the causal root, in almost every case, of the the institutional failings of which we speak.
It is equally clear, therefore, that the correction of such wide ranging and axiomatic failings in the components of our 'institutional landscapes' address failings in elements which are foundational to the social paradigm, or cultural hegemonies, within which we have our existence and in which we live our lives, dream our dreams and build our hopes and expectations for the future.
A small amount of further examination suggests that since we widely identify and express a dissatisfaction with the endemic existing of these ills with which the question is concerned then perhaps a fundamental disconnect exists between our prevailing 'norms' and 'values', and hence our expectations, and those which are intrinsic to the characteristics of those more formal and less dynamically responsive elements of the 'institutional landscapes' within which live our lives.
This 'institutional lag' is inevitable unless there is within our 'institutional' paradigm a requirement for those institutions by which the dynamism of the whole landscape is facilitated in a way which, whilst being considerate of the passing wisdoms of the past is still enabled to embrace the future...  as we as individuals and our societies evolve under the influence of our developing technologies, knowledge, metaphysical qualities, local and planetary environments and cosmological neighbourhood.
We do not yet have this, in the public domain.  Asking your question... again and again... will help to bring that new paradigm forth from the nooks and crannies of the socio-economic heterodoxy.  At present there is a well recognised void... a vacuum of reason and principles.  It must be filled.
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E-governance and good governance
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I think that there at least two relevant questions intertwined in your query:
1) What is the role of the Right to Information?
2) What is the role of e-democracy and how does that role relate to that of the Right to Information.
There are no one "right" answer to either of these two questions. As in any situation concerning human endeavors, what is done in practice is never exactly like the theories that are supposedly being followed, nor is there any one theory of human behaviour or rights that is universally accepted or locked in time forever more.
All that being said, I can offer my vision of both issues.
The Right to Information, from my point of view, has at it's base two major purposes: the first, giving the citizens of a given country access to the information that they need to supervise the use of power of their government. Without direct access to vital information the citizenry (and civil society organizations) cannot possiibly hope to be able to understand what decisions are being made by their government, much less be in a position to criticize or even support those decisions in an intelligent and knowledgableable manner. The second, and much more important purpose (in my opinion), is to give the citizens the information they need to be able to participate actively in policy making in general and decision making in particular. It is a well known fact that controlling any situation is much easier if you start at the planning stage as opposed to trying to change the direction of an on-going project/operation. As such, citizen participation is vitally necessary if the populace is to have any real control of the way that they are to be governed. Citizenry without a knowledge of the issues behind various questions of policy and decision making cannot possibly be part of those processes (or if they are, the result of their participation will always be a matter emotion and will be open to manipulation of those who have access to information that they can use selectively to persaude the populace in their direction).
E-democracy can either be treated as a technical application for the betterment of the performance of democratic institutions that existed before the Internet and fast electronic media, or it can be treated as a new conception of democracy in the direction of realizing something closer to direct democracy on a national (and perhaps even international) scale. From everything that I have seen and read, in most cases the first option is the one that is being pursued. I have yet to hear of any real effort of any government to find ways to allow the populace to decide on anything other than extremely local issues on new scales that didn't exist before e-democracy (public referendums have existed almost since the beginning of western democracy, so they cannot be included in a list of new democratic procedures that are a result of e-democracy). In any case, which ever of the two possibilities that I mentioned above are pursued, the role of the Right to Information will be one of the two roles that I wrote about here.
One of the problems that are liable to exist because of the existence of the Internet and fast communication is the MISUSE of "information". If in the past it was difficult to get propogranda or misleading and skewed information to the eyes and ears of the entire populace within seconds, that is no longer the case. We are continually being bombarded by various sources of information that have their own specific intentions (that are generally unknown to the public) that can, and do (in many cases) pass on only the real information that serves their purposes or pass on misinformation, for those same purposes. Once they have managed to get their version of reality to go viral, it will take an enormous effort to undo / contradict that vision of reality.
I don't know if you can consider this rather long text as an answer to your question, but I hope that I have managed to pass on some of the underlying questions that I think have to be answered before it is possible to give any kind of difinitive answer to your query.
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Content of a Code of Ethics, Coding of Organizational Ethics for ensuring Good Governance
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Organisation ethics is important and often gets overlooked. If individual health professionals are bound by a code of ethics, the benefits of that can so easily be undone by the ethics of the health care organisation itself (or the absence of any such ethical code). An organisational code needs to define the mission statement in terms of moral purpose, such as respecting patient rights and/or providing a service to the public, but it needs to be matched by mechanisms of redress for individuals or groups of individuals who fail to respect the rights of others and/or who demonstrate corrupt practice. While medical regulators should be responsible for the professional conduct of individual health care professionals, there is often no parallel body with responsibility for ethical practices within an institution. 
Components, therefore, need to address the non-commercial aims and objectives of the organisation, outlining the steps that will be taken in the event of failure to respect these guidelines. The detail will depend on the specifics of the organisation and the legal framework within which operates, so there can be no generic answers, but it is refreshing to hear these questions being asked (and I would be happy to discuss in more detail via email).
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I'm looking for a set of instrument for me to refer on developing holistic instrument to measure data governance maturity.
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Dear Mohd Farid,
"Data governance maturity" could be taken as a part of the more general notion of institutional maturity. There are various models of institutional maturity, discussed in the field of public administration, such as this:
Thynne, I. (2012). Institutional maturity and challenges for integrity bodies. Policy Studies, 33(1) [Special Issue: Understanding Integrity in Public Administration], 37-47. doi:10.1080/01442872.2011.601202
Recently, I was reviewing this literature (for a policy research project). Some of the literature also draws upon the work related to the SEI-CMM model and its variations. On the whole, I find that a three-stage model of maturity makes sense:
Stage 1. Mere presence of policies and procedures which are necessary for responsible conduct towards fulfilling stakeholders' expectations
Stage 2. Effective functioning of those policies and procedures, including ongoing review and learning, leading to periodic revision and development of those policies and procedures.
Stage 3. An entrenched culture of excellence, which ensures that all institutional actions and decisions are aligned with the broader ideals of quality and integrity in serving the stakeholders as well as the broader society.
In this model, as we go towards higher levels of maturity, it becomes more difficult to measure it in precise terms. I think, Stage 3 maturity can only be assessed approximately through a combination of objective and subjective criteria (including some form of independent peer review).
Hope this provides some food for thought.
With best wishes,
DP
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Good governance is an indeterminate term used in international development literature to describe how public institutions conduct public affairs and manage public resources.
The United Nations emphasizes reform through human development and political institution reform.According to the UN, good governance has eight characteristics.Good governance is:
Consensus Oriented
Participatory
following the Rule of Law
Effective and Efficient
Accountable
Transparent
Responsive
Equitable and Inclusive
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Based on what characteristic, countries are categorized as developed and developing. 
Does World Bank publish a list for developed and developing countries?
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Hi Elahe, 
The WB groups the countries - or rather the economies - according to GNI (see below)
For the current 2016 fiscal year, low-income economies are defined as those with a GNI per capita, calculated using the World Bank Atlas method, of $1,045 or less in 2014; middle-income economies are those with a GNI per capita of more than $1,045 but less than $12,736; high-income economies are those with a GNI per capita of $12,736 or more. Lower-middle-income and upper-middle-income economies are separated at a GNI per capita of $4,125.
best, Lars
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In what ways does good governance limit or prevent the occurrence or impact of crises?
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Good governance as the essential and inherent pillar of any constitutional democracy ultimately empower source of sovereignty - people to achieve and secure the main value of liberal democracy - accountable, transparent and responsive government. In pure constitutional terms, there is no decisive answer to this question it primarily depends on the contextual peculiarities as many other institutional mechanisms and tools in the modern constitutional systems. Thus, any modern research outcomes towards this issue confirm and strengthens the thesis presented above. I as a young constitutional scholar would like to offer you some valuable sources based both politico-legal also constitutional perceptions of this core phenomenon and topic. I ultimately hope that these mix of scientific materials will enrich your intellectual horizon and you will definitely find the pertinent answers on your existential question.
Corruption, good governance and economic development : contemporary analysis and case studies /[edited] by R.N. Ghosh (University of Western Australia Business School, Australia), Md Abu Bakar Siddique (University of Western Australia Business School, Australia). 2015 by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd
Good Government The Relevance of Political Science Edited by
Sören Holmberg University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Bo Rothstein University of Gothenburg, Sweden Published by Edward Elgar Publishing Limited 2012
Good Governance and RESULT BASED MONITORING By
Sarfraz Khawaja PhD University of Missouri (USA) Published by Poorab Academy, Islamabad, Pakistan 2011
Good Governance in the Era of Global Neoliberalism
Conflict and depolitisation in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa
Edited by Jolle Demmers, Alex E.Fernández Jilberto and Barbara Hogenboom First published 2004 by Routledge
Corruption and Good Governance in Asia Edited by Nicholas Tarling First published 2005 by Routledge
EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW
(VENICE COMMISSION) STOCKTAKING ON THE NOTIONS OF “GOOD GOVERNANCE” AND “GOOD ADMINISTRATION”
On the basis of comments by Mr Oliver KASK (Member, Estonia)
Final Draft - Demand for Good Governance Stocktaking Report
Initiatives Supporting Demand for Good Governance (DFGG)
Across World Bank Group Sectors and Regions Robert S. Chase and Anushay Anjum Community Driven Development & Local Governance Team
Social Development Department The World Bank August 2008
Please, find attached files.
All the best,
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Is anyone experienced in the field of CSR in Latin America? I'm currently writing my Master's Thesis about Good Governance and CSR. Therefore I'm doing interviews with experts in order to find some better ideas and opinions about my hypotheses. Would someone here help me? It doesn't take much time.
Thanks a lot, Christina
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I am not sure what the nature of your thesis is, but I would be open to discussing it with you.  You can e-mail me at ahira@sfu.ca  I am happy to help if I can.
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May i know who are the researchers in the field of criminal justice system and in good governance studies?
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You would need to narrow down your inquiry -- which country, for example, and what areas of criminal justice? E.g., sentencing, conditions of confinement, reentry, etc.
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As part of a Carnegie funded project, we are mapping current approaches to impeding corruption.  Based out of the Institute for Human Security at the Fletcher School, the work looks across sectors and even includes projects where anti-corruption may not be the primary emphasis.   All references to projects or ideas of where we can find actually projects are most appreciated.  Thanks!
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The "Fix rate" project of Integrity Action goes beyond anti-corruption, but I think it is relevant for your research: http://www.integrityaction.org/siobhan/fix-rate-%E2%80%93-citizens-can-make-difference
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In the recent three decades local democracy attracted intensive research activities. Taking into account European context, most of the relevant scholars concluded that the quality of local democracy had been improved since the 1980s in the cases of so called 'Western European countries' and since the beginning of the 1990s in the cases of so called 'Post-Communist European countries'. However, the achieved improvements have been of different nature, and they have been accompanied by various unintended (or even negative) outcomes too.
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Dear Daniel,
I wish to make two points given the very interesting developments of this debate .
1. Your last response about what you and Katarzyna name  "pretending" attitudes or tactics from political elites from eastern europe is very interesting and may have a real fortune. It is a common phenomena elsewere and could be applied for example for EU - Mediterranean Countries these 2 last decenies. In order to have access to Financial aids and subsidies, most political authoritarian regimes did cosmetic politics to match EU requirements on human rights or democratic minimum standards. It is a common to observe a psychological and behavoir conduct within many cultural settings to play the game without meaning it. Until The beginning of arab revolutions in 2011 and specially in Tunisia, most EU diplomats never recognized this deviance or inconsistency of pretending attitudes. But that type of behavior that negates and conturnates necessary change has also been wonderfully described 150 years ago in a novel called " El Gattopardo" by Giuseppe Tomasi de Lampedusa" . Though it is a litterary work, I suggest that you include it in your readings. ( look at the movie of Lucchino  Visconti " The Guepard" starring Burt Lancaster , Alain Delon, etc..). The Prince Salina, in this novel,  enonciates this theorem " You have to change everything in order to change nothing" ( Il faut que tout change pour que rien ne change). This social psychology of cosmetic change to avoid the real one from inside ( what you call the change of values) is the most difficult one. I have written a paper describing this type of cultural resistance in the arab world to keep innovation out. It describe the particular case of social isolation of a tunisian born social innovator and reformist named " Tahar Haddad", because of a book he published calling for women education in the arab world in 1930 . He could not survive more than 5 years and died alone. This is how some societies deal with imposed modernity and change of values or with shifting balance of power between its members. Isn't that also precisely what you look about when deepening your inquiry about democratic innovations ?
2. I am again bothered by the enduring common mistake that scholars do about what is named " democratic innovations studies", specially within ResearchGate. Most of scholars restrain their observations in strictly the political field first and to the volontary tentatives or policies within that field( or the cosmetic ones, as described above). If democracy development has to be considered including more than free voting , etc... as indicators, but also more fundamentally about its result, which we could define as change of power balance between individuals and micro cummunities or classes within a given site, then we should extend our expectations of democratic change coming from more than dedicated policies and publicised performativities. The Map is not the territory. Bureaucracies make very often this mistake. We should care about larger views than from bureaucratized conceptions of how democracy builds. We should beaware of "the streetlight effect" in that field for building a consistent efficient knowledge.Enlarging the definitions and the indicators to effective results of equality and empowering of poeple has already opened numerous fields of democratic development and we are indebted to Amartya Sen and somme others relevant works.
For example, I have studied and demonstrated 30 years ago, the case that a simple technical transportation  law change which consisted in the freeing of small lorries and vans possesion and access to all the poeple of tunisia , has effectively changed the rule of game within the rural areas and loosened the grip of the one party system in villages, more than any other measures of tentaive democratisation for 10 years ( I called it The revolution of freeing la Peugeot 404 bachée). The government of that moment never intended to loose his grip and control of the population. The technical measure was due to the lobbying of a french company Peugeot wishing to export more cars to tunisia. With that case and many others, you can show, documentate learn and build a larger knowledge base about institutionnal change and development. I personally recommend regularly to reread two outstanding scholars Vincent Ostrom ( institutionnal analysis and development) and James C Scott about hidden resistance).
All this types of approaches of a larger conception of how democratic innovations and change take place, have to be done through careful micro sociology observations enquiry and research. We have to accept the meta assomption that innovation is also the result of serendipity, even if we consider innovations in  politics.
Whatever this discussion has extended I thank you anyway, Dear Daniel, to have opened it, as well as good luck to you and to those who have brought their added value and build this theme about democratic innovations..
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Some important structural pillars of corporate governance are the board of directors, executive management, internal audit, external audit and the risk management functions.
Trust is a foundation of all human relationships. The need to focus actions and behaviours on embedding and sustaining trust is at the heart of organisational culture. Good governance will depend to some degree on the level of trust existing between the people in such structural functions. An objective of assurance functions like internal audit and risk management should be to enhance the trust within governance relationships.
What role / value does assurance play in maintaining and increasing such trust?
I am looking for initial pointers to research that has been undertaken on this topic.
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Dear Leslie
May be that you were interested in this book: VIRTUE BASED MANAGEMENT from the St. Antoninus Institute.
This may be your initial pointer.
                      Guillermo
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In particular, in a society such as Rwanda. Does it have any effect on the economy, education (especially of girls), family planning, female empowerment, or traditional male-female relations?
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I do not know about Rwanda (though I suspect that their overrepresentation of women is mostly accidental, and not a product of their democratic institutions or culture). There is, indeed, a large body of literature that relates an accurate representation of women in political office with the legitimacy of the democratic system (Stevens 2007). Moreover, many authors agree that women in office make a difference in the priorities and nature of the policies (i.e. more focused in social and welfare issues Chattopadhyay and Duflo 2004; Schwindt-Bayer 2006; Clots-Figueras 2012, Rehavi 2008).
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This question is vital for each european citizen. I was one of the two million of signatories of the European Citizens’ Initiative, “One of Us”, which was vetoed by the European Commission illegitimately and anti-democratically.
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Dear All,
I think this thread was started democratically and scientifically with the desire for a definition. A really scientific dispute for a suitable definition can last for ages...
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Edinburgh Napier University already has a final year compulsory module on "Business Strategy and Sustainability" where we focus on embedding sustainability into strategy and business operations (including supply chain design). We also have a programme that students can apply for called 'get on board' which offers training in governance, strategy and civil society leadership. Students are encouraged to make a positive difference in the capacity as a Trustee of a charity, voluntary sector or public body.
How can we develop themes on 'responsible leadership' and 'good governance' into programme identity in a Business School Context?
What are the attributes we should instill in our students?
What opportunities can we provide to develop knowledge and skills in the above?
How can the above be incorporated into the curriculum and at which levels?
See the following article for my thoughts on this topic:
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There were some good discussions related to this theme at a recent HEA Social Sciences learning and teaching summit: "Teaching ethics: The ethics of teaching". Presentation materials and other links are on the HEA Social Sciences blog (link provided below).
I don't think we reached any overall conclusions, but in relation to your focus the general feeling might be summed up in three points:
1) We seemed to agree that responsibility / ethical behaviour have to be part of the underlying principles in place across the curriculum, rather than add-ons in standalone courses. Achieving this requires a thought for all aspects of pedagogy, including the use of educational technologies.
2) There was no agreement about a clear normative ethical framework that could be applied, or indeed whether that is appropriate (there was some concern for avoiding being 'moral dictators' and there were also issues with different cultural frames). In practice though, there seems to be a focus (especially in business schools?) on consequentialism.
3)  It was felt that responsibility / ethical behaviour have to be addressed through students encounter with difficulties in a challenging way. For example, we  considered themes and issues through which students might perhaps encounter shocking situations and ethical dilemmas. Actually 'feeling it' seems to be important.
Overall, an Interesting topic - I think that there is room for a lot more discussion.
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New Public Management with its private sector methods in many fields has exhausted its potential and is more often criticized at present. New Governance with its openness, transparency, social responsibility and social justice is appearing on the stage at least theoretically. Do you consider New Governance ideas with its sociality as supplementary, or the opposite to New Public Management with its individualism?
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NPM not opposite or supplementary to new gov ernance paradigm. While NPM is about an administrative practices, the new governance paradigm captures the larger relationship among government, market and civil society. NPM can be said to be part of new governance paradigm, but not necessarily; there are critiques of NPM within the new governance paradigm also.