Archives for April 26th, 1999

GREEN LEARNING PROGRAMME LAUNCHED

Headlines, PublicNet: 26 April, 1999

A ten year learning prorgamme has been launched to change understanding and behaviour about sustainable development. Details are set out in a report by the programme’s sponsors, the Sustainable Development Education Panel. The report was welcomed by Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott and the DfEE Green Minister, Charles Clarke.

Read more on GREEN LEARNING PROGRAMME LAUNCHED…



EU BACKS ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES

Headlines, PublicNet: 26 April, 1999

The EU Telecoms Council has agreed a Directive that opens the way for electronic signatures. DTI Minister, Michael Wills said the Directive is consistent with the Electronic Commerce Bill which is due for publication shortly.

Read more on EU BACKS ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES…

COMMUNITY IDENTITY IN THE TWENTYFIRST CENTURY

Abstracts, PublicNet: 26 April, 1999

Barnett N J, Crowther D E A
The International Journal of Public Sector Management, (UK), 1998 Vol 11 No 6. Start page: 425. No of pages: 15

Outlines and contrasts the approach to local government in southern and northern Europe with the UK exemplifying the northern approach of large units. Notes the development of an instrumental attitude in the UK that views community considerations on economic terms. Reports that in a UK government review, the proposal to re-create Rutland as a Unitary Authority was the only one, of many made, where overall community welfare concerns overrode efficiency considerations. Takes that recommendation as broadly representative of the postmodern view being put forward. Discusses postmodern concepts surrounding community and welfare and argues that a postmodern sensibility can address an individual’s welfare needs within a welfare-maximizing model, i.e. local government responding to a situation mandated by individuals who create communities of purpose in relation to need. States such adaptability is far removed from current local service provision but that insights and debate into possible democratic and local government forms are promoted by taking a postmodernistic stance.

Read more on COMMUNITY IDENTITY IN THE TWENTYFIRST CENTURY…

© PublicNet is a KnowShare production | Technology by Jag Singh + Hilton & Hilton Ltd | Admin Log in