Reform der Kommunalverwaltung in England und Deutschland: by Kai Barkowsky

England

By Kai Barkowsky

Bemühungen zur Reform der öffentlichen Verwaltung wurden seit den 1980er Jahren maßgeblich durch das Leitbild des New Public administration geprägt. Die damit verbundene hohe verwaltungsreformerische Aktivität führte jedoch nur bedingt zu den angestrebten Ergebnissen: Einigen positiven Effekten wie z. B. einer verstärkten Leistungs- sowie Kunden- und Bürgerorientierung stehen durchaus substanzielle unfavorable Auswirkungen wie z. B. hohe Transaktionskosten und eine verminderte Steuerungsfähigkeit gegenüber. Empirische Befunde weisen demnach darauf hin, dass eine hohe Reformaktivität nicht notwendigerweise zu einer verbesserten Verwaltungsleistung führt. Mit dem Vergleich der kommunalen Verwaltungsreformen in England und Deutschland seit den 1980er bzw. 1990er Jahren leistet Kai Barkowsky einen Beitrag zum Verständnis des Verhältnisses von Reformaktivitäten und Reformergebnissen.​

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Breeding Superman: Nietzsche, Race and Eugenics in Edwardian by Dan Stone

England

By Dan Stone

Sooner than the 1st international battle there existed an highbrow turmoil in Britain as nice as any in Germany, France or Russia, because the debates over Nietzsche and eugenics within the context of early modernism show. With the increase of fascism after 1918, those debates grew to become extra ideologically pushed, with technology and vitalist philosophy being hailed in a few quarters as saviors from bourgeois decadence, vituperated in others as heralding the onset of barbarism. Breeding Superman appears to be like at numerous of the prime Nietzscheans and eugenicists, and demanding situations the long-cherished trust that British intellectuals have been essentially bored with race. the result's a research of radical rules that are conventionally written out of histories of the politics and tradition of the interval.

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Courting Disaster: Astrology at the English Court and by Hilary M. Carey

England

By Hilary M. Carey

Astrology has been anything of an enduring characteristic at the face of Western tradition. This publication, on formerly unexplored manuscript fabric, makes an attempt to accumulate a case examine of the position performed through astrology in later medieval England. Dr Carey has chanced on horoscopes in relation to English monarchs from Edward II to Edward V. Astrology fought tough during this interval to hold a few form of educational respectability. after all, astrologers have been crushed by way of the damaging politics of the past due medieval court docket. In its glory, astrology shared and contributed to the outstanding courts of Charles V of France, Richard II of britain and his Lancastrian usurpers. through the mid 15th century, it had turn into a dicy career which however dramatically elevated admired and impression, first at court docket and eventually in any respect degrees of society.

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Anglo-Norman Studies IX: Proceedings of the Battle by R. Allen Brown

England

By R. Allen Brown

Aquitainian Participation within the Conquest; Stereotype Normans in Vernacular Literature; Byzantine Marginalia to the Norman Conquest; Norman Architectural Patronage; Domesday e-book and the Teneurial Revolution; Henry of Huntingdon and Historia Anglorum; Domesday Inquest and Land Adjudication; Abbey of Cava; Post-Conquest Attitudes to the Saints of the Anglo-Saxons; Danish Geometrical Viking Fortresses; Holy Face of Lucca. G. BEECH, M. BENNETT, okay. CIGGAAR, E. FERNIE, R. FLEMING, D. GREENWAY, P. HYAMS, G.A. LOUD, S.J. RIDYARD, E. ROESDAHL, D. WEBB.34 plates, figs.

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The House of Tudor by Alison Plowden

England

By Alison Plowden

The home of Tudor replaced the background of england perpetually. The Tudor monarchs were immortalised in novels and flicks for generations. although, the genuine heritage of this very good dynasty is frequently romanticised and truth is missed. Alison Plowden's obtainable and wonderfully written historical past strains the family's turbulent reign of strength from Henry VII, the 1st Tudor monarch, who fathered the nice Henry VIII. Henry VIII went onto revolutionise England's military and enforce debatable reforms in England. but, he's possibly so much remembered for his tumultuous love existence and the fates of his six better halves, together with Anne of Boleyn, who sparked a global obstacle. He fathered 4 identified offspring, together with Mary I and Gloriana - Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, who reigned for forty four years in what's referred to as England's Golden Age. This booklet not just re-tells the customary tales of those well-known monarchs, revealing the reality in the back of the scandals; however it additionally recounts the historical past of the fewer famous Tudor monarchs: Edward VI, girl Jane gray (the uncrowned Queen of England), and those that got here without delay sooner than and after them - Edward IV and James I. in the event you learn on heritage of the Tudors, make it this one - you're guaranteed to be enthralled and stunned by way of how the evidence are usually extra excellent than the fiction surrounding them.

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Edgar, King of the English 959-975: New Interpretations by Donald Scragg

England

By Donald Scragg

King Edgar governed England for a quick yet major interval in the course of the 10th century. of his 4 little ones succeeded him as king and have been to turn into canonized. He was once recognized to later generations as "the Pacific" or "the peaceful" simply because his reign used to be unfastened from exterior assault and with no inner dissention, and he presided over a interval of significant social and financial swap: early in his rule the expansion of monastic strength and wealth concerned redistribution of a lot of the country's resources, whereas the top of his reign observed the construction of England's first nationwide coinage, with enterprise economic regulate from the centre. He fulfilled King Alfred's dream of the West Saxon royal condominium ruling the total of britain, and, like his uncle King Æthelstan, he maintained overlordship of the entire of england. regardless of his huge achievements, despite the fact that, Edgar has been ignored via students, in part simply because his reign has been idea to have handed with little incident. A time for an entire reassessment of his fulfillment is consequently lengthy late, which the essays during this quantity offer. members: SIMON KEYNES, SHASHI JAYAKUMAR, C.P, LEWIS, FREDERICK M. BIGGS, BARBARA YORKE, JULIA CRICK, LESLEY ABRAMS, HUGH PAGAN, JULIA BARROW, CATHERINE KARKOV, ALEXANDER R. RUMBLE, MERCEDES SALVADOR-BELLO.

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Consumption and the country house by Jon Stobart, Mark Rothery

England

By Jon Stobart, Mark Rothery

This learn explores the intake practices of the landed aristocracy of Georgian England. Focussing on 3 households and drawing on distinct research of account books, receipted debts, family inventories, diaries and correspondence, this e-book charts the spending styles of this elite workforce in the course of the so-called patron revolution of the eighteenth century. commonly tested in the course of the lens of middling Read more...

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Wills and Will-making in Anglo-Saxon England by Linda Tollerton

England

By Linda Tollerton

A notable sequence of Anglo-Saxon wills have survived, spanning the interval from the start of the 9th century to the years instantly following the Norman Conquest. Written in outdated English, they replicate the importance of the vernacular, not just in royal management in this interval, yet within the recording of a number of person transactions. They express prosperous laymen and ladies, and clerics, from kings and bishops to these of thegnly prestige, casting off land and chattels, and spotting ties of kinship, friendship, lordship and repair via their bequests; and while land is of best value, the point out in a few wills of such precious goods as tableware, furniture, garments, jewelry and guns offers an perception into way of life on the time. regardless of their significance, no examine has hitherto been in particular dedicated to Anglo-Saxon wills of their social and ancient context, a spot which this ebook goals to fill. whereas the wills themselves should be imprecise and allusive, by way of constructing styles of bequeathing, and through drawing on different assets, the writer sheds mild at the components which stimulated women and men in making acceptable provision for his or her estate.

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Dark History of the Kings and Queens of England by Brenda Ralph Lewis

England

By Brenda Ralph Lewis

Regardless of its attractiveness because the longest confirmed in Europe, the background of the English monarchy is punctuated by way of scandal, murders, betrayals, plots, and treason. because William the Conqueror seized the crown in 1066, England has obvious 3 civil wars; six monarchs were murdered or carried out; the throne of britain has been usurped 4 occasions, and gained in conflict 3 times; and private scandals and royal relatives quarrels abound. a gloomy historical past: The Kings & Queens of britain offers an exhilarating and dramatic account of English royal historical past from 1066 to the current day. This engrossing e-book explores the scandal and intrigue at the back of every one royal dynasty, from the ‘accidental’ homicide of William II in 1100, throughout the excesses of Richard III, Henry VIII and ‘Bloody’ Mary, to the conspiracies surrounding the dying of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997. rigorously researched, fantastically interesting and illustrated all through with greater than two hundred color and black-and-white images and artistic endeavors, this obtainable and immensely stress-free publication highlights the real personalities and actual lives of the contributors honoured with the crown of England—and these unlucky sufficient to move their paths.

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