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Best-selling graduate works are based on an analysis of sales results, search queries, and customer service inquiries of the chosen titles. Each spring the best-selling dissertations from the previous year are announced to the scholars, libraries, and researchers. This year the list has expanded to include the best selling master’s theses.
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Policy & Politics fast track articles are available before the published issues allowing you access to the latest research as soon as possible. The following are the 8 articles identified for this journal:
- Whatever happened to local democracy? – David Sweeting and Colin Copus
- Clouds, clocks and policy dynamics: a path-(inter)dependent analysis of EU cohesion policy – Carlos Mendez
- Modernising the other: assessing the ideological underpinnings of the policy discourse on forced marriage in the UK – Aisha Gill and Trishima Mitra-Kahn
- A kingdom united? Devolution and welfare reform in Northern Ireland and Great Britain – Jay Wiggan
- Active citizenship: navigating the Conservative heartlands of the New Labour project – Jonathan S. Davies
- The rise and fall of neighbourhood in the New Labour era – Catherine Durose and James Rees
- 21st-century public leadership within complex governance systems: some reflections – Joyce Liddle
- Europeanisation of territorial policies in Portugal and Italy: a cross-national comparison – Carlos Oliveira and Isabel Breda-Vázquez
Each month Policy Press offers a free topical article available from each of their four journals. The articles free for August are:
- ‘Engendering politics and policy: the legacy of New Labour’ by Claire Annesley, Francesca Gains and Kirstein Rummery. (Policy & Politics, Vol. 38, No. 3)
HKUL users can continue to access Policy & Politics.
- ‘The absorption of research knowledge by public civil servants’ by Mathieu Ouimet…[et al.] . (Evidence & Policy, Vol.5, No. 4)
HKUL users can continue to access Evidence & Policy.
- ‘The Second Peter Townsend Memorial Conference: measurement issues and emerging concepts’ by Lorenza Antonucci and Marco Pomati. (The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, Vol. 19, No. 2)
HKUL users can continue to access The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice.
- ‘Volunteers who manage other volunteers and the professionalisation of volunteer management: implications for practice’ by Matthew Hill and Daniel Stevens. (Voluntary Sector Review, Vol. 2, No. 1)
[Source: The Policy Press]
Recently, there is a heated controversy on the constitutional reform package. Do you know what exactly this package is about? Click here for the official site. If you have missed the televised debate between the Mr. Donald Tsang (the Chief Executive) and Ms. Audrey Eu (Legislative Council member) on 17 June 2010 or want to keep updated with the issue, click here for the webcast and here for the news clips.
The Legislative Council would discuss “Package of Proposals for the Methods for Selecting the Chief Executive and for Forming the Legislative Council in 2012” on 23 June 2010. Click here for agenda, minutes and hansard (23 June 2010), and here for the documents of the subcommittee.
What are the views of different major political parties in Hong Kong on the issue? Click the links below for access: