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  • Asymmetric effects of national-based active labour market policies
  • Economic development ; Economic policy ; Economic structure ; Employment ; Employment policy ; Italy ; Labour market ; Northern Italy ; Regional disparities ; Regional economy ; Southern Italy
  • This article analyses the symmetric effects of national-based active labour market policies in Italy. The results suggest that while in the South employment is mainly driven by social and economic context variables, in the North the employment
  • dynamics are significantly explained by policy interventions. Two policy implications are suggested. First, the success of active ones depends on the regional labour market conditions. Second, policy-makers should adjust labour policy strategy to regional
  • 2013
  • Planning discourse versus land discourse : the 2009-12 reforms in land-use planning policy and land policy in Israel
  • Decision making process ; Discourse ; Israel ; Land ; Land policy ; Land reform ; Land use ; Planning
  • 2013
  • Using natural disasters to instigate radical policy changes. The effect of Fukushima nuclear power plant accident on nuclear energy policies : Natural hazards 2013
  • Catastrophe ; Earthquake ; Energy policy ; Fukushima ; Honshu ; Japan ; Man-environment relations ; Natural hazards ; Nuclear power station ; Security ; Tsunami
  • 2013
  • Borders as boundaries to fiscal policy interactions ? An empirical analysis of politicians' opinions on rivals in the competition for firms
  • Competition ; Economic policy ; Firm ; Frontier ; Germany ; Public policy ; Spatial dependence ; Taxation system
  • 2013
  • Basel ; Citizenship ; Empowerment ; Housing policy ; Participation ; Project ; Public policy ; Social geography ; Switzerland ; Urban policy
  • . It concludes that participatory arrangements that aim to direct state action have to conform to some extent to the rules and structures underlying ordinary policy-making.
  • 2013
  • Forget the policy gap : why local governments really decide to take part in cross-border cooperation initiatives in Europe
  • , Hungary/Slovakia and Austria/Germany), it contends that local government engagement mainly derives from normative beliefs, and when instrumental expectations appear, they are grant-driven rather than policy-driven. Qualitative data from these interviews
  • 2013
  • [b1] Dept. of Public Policy, Central European Univ., Budapest, Hongrie
  • policy. It is suggested that their marginalization is part of a postpolitical condition, in which deliberative techniques, such as public consultation, are part of a process to manage those that dissent from the preferred policy choice—i.e. shared space
  • . It concludes that an implication is the depoliticisation of shared space policy in which the unequal, and unjust, ways in which urban design impacts on vision-impaired people are neither articulated nor recognised by formal policy programmes.
  • 2013
  • Costa Rica ; Economic geography ; Economic policy ; Financing ; Impact ; Production system ; Reform ; Role of the State ; Social geography ; Social policy ; Welfare
  • This article draws from Costa Rica’s showcase of human development and universalistic social policies to address how the production regime supports and constrains the welfare regime. We show that there were some positive relations between the two
  • regimes at various points but that they were neither fully nor mostly complementary. At the theoretical level, we highlight key features of production in Latin America and the need to consider such material bases as part of robust welfare policies
  • . At the policy level, our argument stresses the importance of promoting both leading and low-productivity sectors simultaneously and of securing stable funding mechanisms for the welfare regime. We offer a cautionary note to Latin American countries slowly moving
  • countries, theoretical and policy implications can easily travel beyond Latin America.
  • 2013
  • State transformation, policy learning, and exclusive displacement in the process of urban redevelopment in Taiwan
  • Gentrification ; Household ; Role of the State ; Social exclusion ; Social geography ; Taipei ; Taiwan ; Urban development ; Urban policy ; Urban renewal ; Working class
  • This paper explores the dynamics behind the changing regimes of urban renewal and its social impacts in Taipei, Taiwan. It then brings two issues to the fore. The first one is the learning process concerning the policy of public-private partnership
  • initiatives. It demonstrates that policy transferred from abroad is “localized” in the learning process and used to prioritize the regeneration of public lands in the urban area. The second one is the social exclusion as a result of property-led regeneration
  • 2013
  • Policy boosterism, policy mobilities, and the extrospective city
  • British Columbia ; Canada ; Community ; Governance ; Institution ; Marketing ; Perception of the urban environment ; Technology ; Transport ; Urban planning ; Urban policy ; Urban transport ; Vancouver
  • 2013
  • Regional policy spillovers : the national impact of demand-side policy in an interregional model of the UK economy
  • Demand ; Economic sector ; Employment ; Equilibrium model ; Interregional migration ; Labour market ; Regional economy ; Regional policy ; Scotland ; Unemployment ; United Kingdom ; Wage
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  • Forms of government and climate change policies in US cities
  • Climate ; Climate policy ; Climatic change ; Energy policy ; Political geography ; Sustainable development ; Town ; United States of America
  • 2013
  • [b1] Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, Etats-Unis
  • Australia ; Environment ; Environmental conservation ; Green space ; New South Wales ; Real estate development ; Sustainable development ; Sydney ; Urban policy
  • the relationship between neoliberal and sustainability policy goals. While predictable inconsistencies are found between the two sets of policy goals, the paper argues in conclusion that their contradictions have not generated a necessity to resolve
  • 2013
  • Structures, procedures and social capital : the implementation of EU cohesion policies by subnational governments in Poland
  • Allocation ; European integration ; Financial aid ; Poland ; Regional development ; Regional disparities ; Regional policy ; Social capital
  • 2013
  • Loose threads : the translocal making of public space policy in Hanoi
  • Cultural studies ; Hanoi ; Mobility ; Public space ; Regulation ; Social space ; Urban area ; Urban planning ; Urban policy ; Urban practice ; Vietnam
  • 2013
  • Modeling policy and agricultural decisions in Afghanistan
  • This paper presents an agent-based model that simulates policy scenarios to characterize how the production of poppy can be dampened and replaced with licit crops over time. The model is initialized with spatial data, including transportation
  • 2013
  • The impact of economic policy on industrial specialization and regional concentration of China's high-tech industries
  • China ; Economic policy ; High-tech industry ; Industrial concentration ; Industry ; Measurement ; Regional disparities ; Specialization
  • 2013
  • Citizenship ; France ; Indicator ; Information ; Local policy ; Measurement ; Public policy ; Spatial dynamics ; Urban policy ; Well-being
  • 2013
  • This article measures the individual-level determinants of social insurance preferences through sur-vey evidence from the 2008 Argentine pension nationalization. It emphasizes the role of dissatisfac-tion with prevailing policies in creating
  • political opportunities for the introduction of sweeping re-forms. It finds thatthat dissatisfaction with existing private policies increases individual-level sup-port for policy reform across all citizens, whereas partisanship has a more restricted effect
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  • What enhances the relevance of this low carbon policy research ? A strong blend of pertinence, commitment, application and trustworthiness
  • Carbon economy ; Energy ; Energy policy ; Research ; United Kingdom
  • 2013