Changing States, Changing Nations

Changing States, Changing Nations

Author: Andrew McDonald

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509928743

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 977

This book presents the remarkable constitutional reforms undertaken by the Blair and Brown governments in the UK. The reforms are remarkable in that they had the potential to change the way Britons understood the national identity of the UK. The book illuminates the ambitions of the key players in Whitehall and Westminster and is enriched through a study of comparable constitutional reforms in Canada and Australia: the Charter of Rights and Freedoms pioneered by Pierre Trudeau and the attempt by Paul Keating to make Australia a Republic. The Canadian and Australian chapters are a contribution to the political history of those nations and a device for understanding the changes in Britain. The author is an expert in the use of Freedom of Information and was a senior policy maker in Whitehall working primarily on constitutional reform. Readers will benefit from the author's unrivalled access to interviewees and documentary sources in the three countries covered in the book.

Standard Handbook of Environmental Science, Health, and Technology

Standard Handbook of Environmental Science, Health, and Technology

Author: Jay H. Lehr

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007038309X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 1964

View: 251

The most comprehensive single volume ever assembled for the environmental professional--a one-stop, all-under-one-roof overview of environmental engineering subject areas, and a task-simplifying toolkit designed to simplify day-to-day decisions. Covers the varied topics of interest for today's environmental scientist: mathematical modeling, statistics, plant pathology, as well as engineering problem-solving, management decision-making, and public communication. The perfect resource for biologists, hydrologists, geologists, engineers, chemists, and toxicologists. Packed with numerous tables, charts, illustrations, sampling methods, monitoring methods, testing methods, control techniques, equipment maintenance procedures, and calculation methods. Includes lesson-filled editorial commentary by many of the nearly 100 environmental scientists who have contributed to this book.

Singapore Changes Guard

Singapore Changes Guard

Author: Garry Rodan

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: PSU:000021833823

Category: Nationalism

Page: 244

View: 984

Twelve essays which examine Singapore's transformation since independence in 1965 and discuss the need for policymakers to reassess the objectives and strategies of the developmental process for the future. The book takes an interdisciplinary approach to its survey of change and analysis issues such as the emergence of the middle class and the economic role of the state. Part one focuses on politics and ideology, while part two investigates the economy and society. Includes chapter references and an index. The editor is a senior lecturer in politics at Murdoch University. The 13 contributors come from both Australian and overseas academic backgrounds.