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Righting Wrongs : The Ombudsman in Six Continents - R. Gregory

Righting Wrongs

The Ombudsman in Six Continents

By: R. Gregory (Editor), P. Giddings (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2000
ISBN: 9781586030445
Number Of Pages: 504

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This international comparative study of the Ombudsman institution began life in March 1994 when Philip Giddings and Roy Gregory formed the idea of producing a successor to Gerald Caiden's International Handbook of the Ombudsman [1983]. In the decade and a half since Caiden's volume was produced, there has been a considerable expansion of the number and variety of Ombudsman institutions. With the generous assistance of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences [IIAS] we were able to assemble a team of experts, containing academics and practitioners, public lawyers, political scientists and administrators, drawn from a wide range of states and reflecting many different systems, cultures and experiences. Most members of the team were able to meet at three IIAS-sponsored consultations held in Brussels in 1996, 1997 and 1998 at which we debated and refined our strategy and methodology and reflected upon our findings. From these meetings an agreed framework was drawn up for the reports to be included in this volume and those reports, together with thematic chapters on issues such as human rights and the new public management, form the heart of this book.

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Notes on the Contributors
The Ombudsman Institution: Growth and Developmentp. 1
The United Kingdom Parliamentary Ombudsman Schemep. 21
State of Alaska Office of the Ombudsmanp. 47
Argentina: The Defensor del Pueblo de la Nacionp. 65
Ombudsman in Asia: A Case-study of Hong Kong and Sri Lankap. 75
Ombudsman in Australiap. 93
The Ombudsman in Belgiump. 107
The Ombudsman in Canadap. 127
The Ombudsman in Denmark and Norwayp. 143
The European Union Ombudsmanp. 155
The Ombudsman in Francep. 175
Complaint-Handling Systems in Germanyp. 189
The Ombudsman in Ghanap. 207
The Ombudsman and Old Socio-Administrative Conditions in Greecep. 219
Parliamentary Commissioners for Civil Rights in the Republic of Hungaryp. 229
The Ombudsman Scene in Indiap. 247
The Defensor del Pueblo in Latin Americap. 263
The National Ombudsman of the Netherlandsp. 273
The Northern Ireland Parliamentary Ombudsmanp. 285
South African Public Protector (Ombudsman) Institutionp. 299
The Swedish and Finnish Parliamentary Ombudsmenp. 315
Spain's Parliamentary Ombudsman Schemep. 323
The United Kingdom Health Service Commissioner Schemesp. 339
Ombudsman Offices in the United Statesp. 355
Ombudsman in the Countries of the Former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslaviap. 373
Evaluating Ombudsman Systemsp. 389
The Classical Ombudsman Modelp. 403
Designing an Ombudsman Systemp. 415
The Ombudsman and the New Public Managementp. 425
The Ombudsman and Human Rightsp. 441
The Future of the Ombudsmanp. 459
Ombudsman Bibliographyp. 473
Author Indexp. 489
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ISBN: 9781586030445
ISBN-10: 1586030442
Series: International Institute of Administrative Sciences Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 1st July 2000
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 1