New PDF release: Civil Society: Measurement, Evaluation, Policy

By Helmut K. Anheier

ISBN-10: 1417522151

ISBN-13: 9781417522156

ISBN-10: 1853838853

ISBN-13: 9781853838859

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''Civil society — voters' teams pursuing their universal pursuits — has emerged because the significant new participant within the public realm, and politics and public coverage are actually made up our minds greater than ever ahead of by way of 'non-State actors'. This e-book introduces a robust and cutting edge method of measuring, analysing and studying civil society.'' — the 'Civil Society Diamond'.The target is to advertise a established and fruitful discussion inside of civil society agencies and among them and people in executive, enterprise and learn institutes who paintings on them or with them. The method makes use of more than a few signs and knowledge to gauge the strengths, weaknesses and effectiveness of civil society that allows you to demonstrate its strategic and coverage ideas.

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These, however, are later concerns. Let us start at the beginning. Page 16 In the fall of 1974, it was becoming obvious to some that the City of New York faced a crisis of some proportion. The ever mounting need of the city for more and more short-term credit flew in the face of a contracting market, higher interest rates, and more intense competition for available credit. The problem went the heart of the city's operations. This $13 billion a year municipal corporation needed credit to keep operating.

I. Title. ) 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Page v CONTENTS List of Abbreviations vii Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 I: The Policies and Politics of the Financial Emergency 13 ONE FCLG, MAC, EFCB, OSDC: An Institutional Map of the Crisis Regime 15 TWO Case 1: The Financial Plan 47 THREE Case 2: Labor Policy 68 FOUR Case 3: The Autonomous Agencies 91 FIVE The Financial Control Board as a Political Actor 114 II: The Political Impact of the Financial Crisis 129 SIX Local Policy Process 131 SEVEN Intergovernmental Relations 148 EIGHT Private Economic Elites 164 III: Conclusion 177 NINE Beyond Bureaucratic Functionalism: Post Interest Group Politics in New York City 179 Notes 191 Bibliography 213 Index 227 Page vii ABBREVIATIONS AFSCMEAmerican Federation of State County and Municipal EmployeesBANBond Anticipation NoteBHEBoard of Higher EducationCOLACost of Living AdjustmentCTDMCComptroller's Technical Debt Management CommitteeECFEducation Construction FundEFCBEmergency Financial Control BoardEFCBFEmergency Financial Control Board FundFCBFinancial Control BoardFCLGFinancial Community Liaison GroupHHCHealth and Hospitals CorporationIFMSIntegrated Financial Management SystemMACMunicipal Assistance Corporation (for New York City)MBOManagement By ObjectivesMISManagement Information SystemMP/RMayor's Management Plan and Reporting SystemMTAMetropolitan Transportation AuthorityOSDCOffice of the Special (State) Deputy Comptroller for New York CityPBAPatrolmen's Benevolent AssociationPPBSProgram Planning Budget SystemRANRevenue Anticipation NoteSECSecurities and Exchange CommissionSRCStabilization Reserve CorporationTANTax Anticipation NoteTCCFTemporary Commission on City FinancesTWUTransport Workers' UnionUDCUrban Development Corporation Page viii UFAUnited Firefighters' AssociationUFTUnited Federation of TeachersAPSRAmerican Political Science ReviewPARPublic Administration Review Page ix ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Despite the romantic image of the solitary writer, all books are a collective effort.

Creation of the MAC The next critical date for the history of the financial crisis was March 17, 1975. On that morning, and at the request of the major bankers, Mayor Beame met this time with three leaders of New York's financial community: Rockefeller, Patterson, and William Spencer of Citibank. The bankers wanted the meeting kept secret to avoid the possibility of panic in the market. Their message was not good: (1) the market for city securities was narrow and shrinking every day; (2) the major banks and other underwriters had reached the limit of what they could invest in city paper without risking violation of good banking policy; (3) the projected financing needs of New York were so great that some nonmarket mechanism would have to be found.

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