Archives for April 18th, 2002

UNDERSTANDING THE CITY

Book News, PublicNet: 18 April, 2002

Edited by Christopher Mele and John EadeThis multi-disciplinary analysis looks ahead to the direction which the study of urban society is likely to take during the twenty-first century. Leading researchers from sociology, geography, anthropology, and cultural studies examine the research issues that emerged during the 1990s, particularly from political economy and ‘cultural turn’ perspectives. The volume brings together theoretical discussion of urban studies with analysis of urban processes at both regional and local levels around the globe. It enables readers to assess the degree to which differing perspectives have produced dynamic diversity as well as areas of mutual interest, creating exciting possibilities for urban studies locally and globally.

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WANLESS REVIEW OF LONG-TERM HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Headlines, PublicNet: 18 April, 2002

In a report released surely to back up the thrust of the Budget, Derek Wanless announced that the country needs to devote a significantly larger share of its national income to health care.’Securing Our Future Health: Taking A Long-Term View’ also called for these extra resources to be efficiently and effectively used.

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LONG ARM OF BUDGET 2002

Headlines, PublicNet: 18 April, 2002

Health and social care workers will learn today (Thursday, April 18, 2002) what ‘hoops, hurdles and targets’ they’ll have to face alongside what the Chancellor has billed as the largest ever sustained increase in NHS resources.The long term investment laid out in his budget is to be followed by announcements today by Health Secretary Alan Millburn of long term reform.

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