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The Theory and Practice of Institutional Transplantation : Experiences with the Transfer of Policy Institutions - Martin de Jong

The Theory and Practice of Institutional Transplantation

Experiences with the Transfer of Policy Institutions

By: Martin de Jong (Editor), Konstantinos Lalenis (Editor), Virginie Mamadouh (Editor)

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Inevitably, at a panel discussion not too long ago comparing planning cultures the discussion turned on the issue of globalisation. As a member of the panel, this author asked those in the audience who lived and/or worked in a country different from their country of origin to raise their hands. About half of the audience of well over one hundred academic teachers and researchers from all comers of the world, the present author included did so. Next he asked who had a spouse or partner from a country different from their country of origin to also raise their hands. About half of the audience, the present author included, raised their hands. This is the soft side of globalisation. The soft side of globalisation is important. Exchanges, personal mobility, international romances, multi-culturalism and multi-lingualism (inevitably meaning non-native speakers struggling to keep up with native English speakers) are part of the academic scene, so much so that we can hardly imagine it to be otherwise. These are not entirely new phenomena, but they have become ever more prominent, relying on an ever more elaborate institutional infrastructure of exchange programmes, international journals, associations and the global conference industry. It was at the AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning) congress at Bmo in the Czech Republic in July 2000 that the plan for this book was hatched.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Institutional transplantation: An introduction
Conceptual Issues
Institutional transplantation: Potentials and limitations
Families of nation and institutional transplantation
Transplants from Continental Europe
Rijkswaterstaat: A 1798 French transplant in the Netherlands, two centuries later
The evolution of local administration in Greece: How using transplants from France became an historical tradition
Importing the French retail planning model to Spain
Bringing democracy to 'The West': democratic institutions and good governance in the Netherlands Antilles
West German school systems for the new L+├▒nder: The reform of the educational system in the former GDR after German reunification
Transplants from the Anglo-Saxon world
More Thatcher than the real thing: Policy transfer and economic reforms in New Zealand
Inertia in the implementation of a privatisation programme: The case of policy transfer in Taiwan
The Western urban development model meets Moscow politics
Higher education reform in Indonesia: Integrating New Public Management and national values
An American in London: Why a London Underground replay of the New York subway refurbishment was unsuccessful
Transplants with Multiple Donors
Surpassing the Swedish model of road management liberalisation? Finland's use of patience and selectivity in adopting foreign models
The merits of keeping cool while hearing the siren calls: An account of the preparation and establishment of the Flemish spatial planning system
Representing the people of the European Union: Transplanting democratic institutions to the supranational level
Sustainable neighbourhood rehabilitation in Europe: From simple toolbox to multilateral learning
Drawing lessons about lesson drawing: What case reports tell us about institutional transplantation
About the Authors
Index
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ISBN: 9781402011085
ISBN-10: 1402011083
Series: GeoJournal Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 313
Published: 31st December 2002
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 1.02