Category: Politics – Governance, Institutions and Public Policy


Twenty-Five Years after the Fall of Communism: Toward a Symbolic Interactionist Approach to the Study of Corruption in Central and Eastern Europe

Even when the domestic political system has undergone reform, it sometimes seems unlikely that any outside force can introduce enough of a “carrot and stick” approach to persuade a country to maintain momentum. This article is concerned with understanding the cultural peculiarities of fighting corruption and building civil society in Romania, where despite the tough


Political Instability and the Roles of Governments in the Implementation of the Education Reform Policy in Thailand from 1999-2009

The most recent education reform policy in Thailand officially began in 1999, when the National Education Act came into force. It was considered the most comprehensive reform in Thailand’s history. Since 1999, many governments and ministers of education assumed power. They could be separated into three groups: (1) the Democrat Party; (2) the Thai Rak


Social Media Censorship Policy and Law: Balancing Good Governance and National Security

This research aims to help Thai government balancing good governance and national security at the same time, this analysis examines four policy alternatives: (1) the status quo policy, (2) cooperation with trusted Non-Government Organization (NGOs), (3) amendment computer crime act, and (4) government participates in social media. All of four alternatives are assessed in terms


Mapping the Regional Potentials of Public Private Partnership in West Java Province, Indonesia

Mapping regional potentials is attractive to study, among others as a material in developing a partnership between the government and private sector. What is mapping regional potentials ? What are its goals, and what is its status ? The questions were dealt with in the current paper. It containded on Mapping the Regional Potentials of


Conflict Resolution and Crisis of Governnance in Africa the Case of Nigeria

Undoubtedly everyman desires peace on the conviction that it is the secret of development, and self attainment. Yet, societal relationship elicits unprecedented contest which sometimes degenerates into violence at individual and communal levels. Man is therefore faced with the contradiction of desires and reality. The adequacy of a modern government could largely be measured by


Criminal Networks and Their Influence in Democratic Systems -Baltic States Examples

In recent years, increased attention from the media, the international community and policy makers has highlighted the destabilizing effects criminal networks have on the perceived legitimacy of democratic politics. This is not only a problem for rough and fragile States in Latin America and West Africa, but also an increasing phenomenon in Europe and other


Governing Transnational Commons through Strategic Technology Associations: A Comparative Study of Radio Spectrum Management in Europe

The proposed paper examines the role of self-regulation in the management of the electromagnetic radio spectrum � the transnational common pool resource utilised for mobile communications worldwide. The article analyses how collective choice arrangements have been negotiated for the management of second, third and fourth generation mobile cellular communications in the European Union. Combining the


Public Participation in New Local Governance Spaces: The Case for Community Development in Local Strategic Partnerships

Research into public participation in local decision-making has expanded over the past forty years, reflecting increased interest in the subject from academic, policy and practitioner perspectives. The same applies to community development, a values-based profession promoting a transformational agenda. During the New Labour government’s period in office (1997-2010), public participation featured centrally in several policies,