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International Journal of Public Policy


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International Journal of Public Policy (4 papers in press)


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  • Workplace Diversity and Inclusion: Policies and Best Practices for Organizations Employing Transgender People in India   Order a copy of this article
    Abstract: Policies and best practices are suggested based on the viewpoints of transgender employees, human resources managers in charge of diversity and inclusion, and activists who work for the welfare of transgender people. Fifteen people were interviewed in depth and their responses were analyzed to obtain insights into transgender employees perception of well-being in the workplace, which will help organizations to develop appropriate human resource policies to protect the rights of their transgender employees in the workplace.
    Keywords: Transgender employees; Non-discriminatory workplace; Workplace diversity; Diversity and inclusion; Policies for transgender employees in Indian workplace.

  • Ensuring the Quality of Basic Service Delivery in Decentralized Local Governments through the Minimum Service Standard (MSS) Policy: How does it work?   Order a copy of this article
    by Erwan Agus Purwanto, Agus Pramusinto, Subando Agus Margono 
    Abstract: This paper discusses the impact of the implementation of Minimum Service Standard (MSS) policy on the quality of basic services district/city governments deliver to their citizenry. One of the expectations of the decentralization policy, which got underway in 1999, was to contribute to the improvement of the quality of public services. The issuing of Government Regulation (GR) No. 65/2005 which outlined guidelines on setting and implementing MSS for all sectoral ministries was very much in line with that process. Study results obtained from a survey of local government officials attest to the reality that most local government have yet to implement the 15 MSS set by 15 sectoral ministries. Some of the factors that have hampered the implementation of MSS include lack of clarity on substance of MSS policy (unclear concept of basic services and of MSS; variety of approaches used in various sectoral ministries such as input, process, output and outcome); and constraints that implementing organizations face (insufficient budget allocation and human resource capacity, unclear functional assignments, and lack of integration of MSS in local government development plans)\r\n
    Keywords: Minimum Service Standard; Public Service; Local Government.

  • On the Relationship of Money Supply, Consumer Demand, Demographics, and Debt   Order a copy of this article
    by Stephan Unger, Goekhan Cebiroglu 
    Abstract: We show that consumer based economies tend to suffer from demand saturation after an initial and prolonged period of growth. Saturation triggers a Minsky supercycle, characterized by high debt, high income inequality and financial instability. We argue that monetary policies such as negative interest rates and yield curve targeting can be effective in combating recessionary conditions in an unsaturated economy, but yield to problems in a saturated economy as mis-allocations may generate bubbles. We find that maintaining a growth rate which corresponds to the demand growth rate at which consumers replenish their stock of goods, smooths out the business cycle in an unsaturated economy, while technological development and demographic modification is the only possible way to prevent or combat the saturation of an economy.
    Keywords: monetary policy; fiscal policy; inflation; money supply; debt deflation; GDP; T-bills.

  • Beyond Referendums and Austerity: Public Participation Policy Enactment in new UK Governance Spaces   Order a copy of this article
    by Martin E. Purcell 
    Abstract: This article generates new insights into what contributes to the effective enactment of public participation policy. It critiques the implementation of recent public participation policy in the UK, focusing on new local governance spaces created in England by Labour governments (1997-2010), and arrangements subsequently enacted under the Coalition and Conservative governments (2010-2015). It reports on a study conducted in 22 local authority areas in one English region, exploring public participation practices in Local Strategic Partnerships, and again seven years after the policy was rescinded. Power and agency feature in the analysis, which demonstrates how the intended impacts of public participation policy is diluted by complex context-specific organizational, cultural and professional factors. The article presents evidence of citizens continuing enthusiasm to shape and influence policy, through formal structures and non-traditional processes, and argues that public participation policy during austerity should accommodate the potential for progressive outcomes to emerge from both approaches.
    Keywords: Policy enactment; public participation; community development; local governance.