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1 online resource (xiii, 75 pages) : color illustrations.
  • 1 Front Matter-- 2 Summary-- 3 1 Introduction-- 4 2 Strategic Planning and Coordination-- 5 3 Assessments and Stakeholder Engagement-- 6 4 Building on the Accomplishments of the USGCRP for the Next 25 Years-- 7 References-- 8 Acronyms-- 9 Appendix A: Global Change Research Act of 1990-- 10 Appendix B: Statement of Task-- 11 Appendix C: List of USGCRP Products-- 12 Appendix D: List of National Academies Reports for the USGCRP-- 13 Appendix E: Table of USGCRP Strategic Planning Goals and Objectives-- 14 Appendix F: Committee Member Biographies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309455015 20170515
The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is an interagency program, established by the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990, mandated by Congress to a /assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global changea . Since the USGCRP began, scientific understanding of global change has increased and the information needs of the nation have changed dramatically. A better understanding of what is changing and why can help decision makers in the public and private sectors cope with ongoing change. Accomplishments of the U.S. Global Change Research Program highlights the growth of global change science in the quarter century that the USGCRP has been in existence, and documents some of its contributions to that growth through its primary functions of interagency planning and coordination, and of synthesis of research and practice to inform decision making.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309455015 20170515
xii, 275 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Quis custodiet ipsos custodies?
  • "Once you've met one IG, you've met one IG" : modes of monitory democratic practice
  • An inspector calls (with apologies to J. B. Priestley) : the inspector general category
  • Bungling bureaucrats : searching for an independent state
  • A political democracy at state : protecting passport privacy, 1992-2008
  • Lawyers out of court : guarding the guardians at justice
  • A constitutional democracy at justice : forging democratic norms in the war on terror, 2002-2010
  • From terror to hurricanes : crafting emergency governance at Homeland Security
  • A managerial democracy at Homeland Security : a web of accountability in the Gulf Coast recovery project, 2005-2009
  • Forging a new democratic form : cometh the hour, cometh the inspector
  • Conclusion: Quis custodiet custodem ipsum custodom?
The Accountability State provides an overview of American federal Inspectors General and analyzes their development and capacity to contribute to new forms of democratic legitimacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700623983 20170605
Law Library (Crown)
95 p. : ill. ; 21x28 cm
  • Foreword and Acknowledgements
  • Executive summary
  • Analysing and comparing country practices
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Glossary of terms.
Financial reporting is one of the foundations of good fiscal management. High-quality financial reports are essential to ensure that a government’s fiscal decisions are based on the most up-to-date and accurate understanding of its financial position. Financial reports are also the mechanism through which legislatures, auditors, and the public at large hold governments accountable for their financial performance. Over the past two decades, a growing number of governments have begun moving away from pure cash accounting toward accrual accounting to improve transparency and accountability and better inform fiscal decision making. This study reviews and compares accounting and budgeting practices at the national government level in OECD countries. It also discusses both the challenges and benefits of accruals reforms. Finally, it looks at some steps countries are taking to make better use of accrual information in the future. This is a joint publication with the International Federation of Accountants and the OECD.
1 online resource (vii, 24 pages).
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1 online resource (2 unnumbered pages)