An important contribution to the debates surrounding the evolution of the European welfare state model, this volume investigates the role that “ideational leadership” has played in the passing of structural reforms in the change-resistant German welfare state. Based on in-depth case studies of individual reforms in health care, pensions, and unemployment insurance since the early 1990s, Stiller illuminates the ways in which Germany has made the transition from its Bismarckian past to a hybrid welfare state....
The excuse for writing another history of the Reformation is the need for putting that movement in its proper
relations to the economic and intellectual revolutions of the sixteenth century. The labor of love necessary for
the accomplishment of this task has employed most of my leisure for the last six years and has been my
companion through vicissitudes of sorrow and of joy. A large part of the pleasure derived from the task has
come from association with friends who have generously put their time and thought at my disposal....
In recent years, although slowly, steps have been taken towards a greater liberalisation of
the agricultural markets. However, agriculture still accounts for 66% of the protectionism
in the trade for goods and services today. This explains, at least in part, its small impact
on international trade, since it only represents 4% of the gross world product (World Bank,
2006). For EU member countries, agricultural protectionism derives from the CAP
(Common Agricultural Policy).
Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality makes the case that reform of health professions education
is critical to enhancing the quality of health care in the United States. In laying the footings for this bridge,
the committee that produced this report wishes to underscore that any such reform effort must encompass all
health professionals, recognize each professions contribution, and include those outside education who, to
more and lesser degrees, shape what health professionals are taught.
The leadership of Qatar has a social and political vision that calls for improving the outcomes of the Qatari K-12 education system. With this vision in mind, the leadership asked RAND to examine Qatar
The justiﬁcation of some of the practices of the reform, such as the
emphasis on real world applications (with its corollary of de-emphasizing
abstraction) and the slighting of technical skills, is sometimes laid at the
doorstep of cognitive psychology, which purportedly shows that knowledge
cannot be decomposed or decontextualized for the purpose of instruction.
However, three cognitive psychologists, J.R. Anderson, L.M. Reder and
Our modern world begins with the Protestant Reformation. The term itself is objected to by Catholics, who
claim that there was little real reform. But the importance of the event, whether we call it reform or revolution,
is undenied. Previous to 1517 the nations of Europe had formed a single spiritual family under the
acknowledged leadership of the Pope. The extent of the Holy Father's authority might be disputed, especially
when he interfered in affairs of state. Kings had fought against his troops on the field of battle.
Following the signing of the Lisbon Treaty the authors took a strategic
decision to ring-fence discussions of the relevant changes in the book. If
you read the ‘boxed text’ throughout this book, you will realise that the
changes affecting the field of criminal law contained in the Lisbon Treaty
are particularly important. The value of this ring-fencing approach was
demonstrated when on Friday 13 June 2008 the legislation necessary to
ratify the Lisbon Treaty by Ireland was rejected in a referendum.
Boston Children’s Hospital Library’s Resources for Leadership Guide brings together materials found at the hospital library and reputable web sites for managers from all walks of Boston Children’s. The Resources for Leadership Guide includes lists of management books and journals available from the library as well as useful databases, leadership associations, and information about health care reform from the New England Journal of Medicine.