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Langford, John W.

Works: 44 works in 140 publications in 2 languages and 2,770 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: TS155, 658.5
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Most widely held works by John W Langford
A Cold War tourist and his camera by Martha Langford( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cold War-era imagery is defined by the striking contrast between the ideal of the nuclear family and the nightmare of nuclear annihilation. In 1963, Warren Langford, a Second World War air force veteran and career public servant, traveled through Europe, North America, and Africa as part of the National Defence College's curriculum of Cold War training. Langford, never before much interested in photography, bought a camera and produced some 200 slides of his travels. In A Cold War Tourist and His Camera, his art historian daughter and political scientist son bring his photographs - an unexpected combination of iconic images of Cold War dangers and touristic snapshots - back into view. Martha Langford and John Langford examine their father's apparently innocuous photographic experience, revealing the complexity of both the images and their creator. An intelligent and personal look at the ways that the historical and the private are represented and remembered, A Cold War Tourist and His Camera stages the family slide show as you've never seen it before."--Publisher's website
Logistics : principles and applications by John W Langford( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title incorporates SI units along with corresponding U.S. Customary System units. It is valuable for anyone preparing for the Certified Professional Logistician exam. It is useful to both the military and commercial sectors
The responsible public servant by Kenneth Kernaghan( Book )

18 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines why there is so much uncertainty as to what constitutes responsible bureaucratic behaviour and how this uncertainty came about. It discusses the concept of public interest, and examines the duty of the public servant to adhere to the constitutional convention of political neutrality. It also addresses the two interrelated issues of confidentiality and privacy, and analyses the public servant's duty of service to the public. In addition, it looks at the issues of interpretation in the examination of conflict of interest, the public servant's duty to be accountable for her or his decisions and recommendations, and what institutional means and techniques can be used to strengthen and encourage responsible public service
Transport in transition : the reorganization of the federal transport portfolio by John W Langford( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Changing shape of government in the Asia-Pacific region by John W Langford( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seminar for which the papers in this publication were prepared was the first in a series of workshops intended to link senior public policy researchers from around the Pacific Rim in order to open up channels of communication through which researchers from Asia Pacific nations can exchange views on problems and reforms in the area of governance and public sector management. Paper titles include: The Changing Shape of Government in the Asia-Pacific Region; Korean Politics in a Period of Transition; The Unfinished Political Reforms of the Hong Kong Government; Demi-democracy: Thai Politics and Government in Transition; Government and Governance in Multi-Racial Malaysia; Controlled Democracy, Political Stability and PAP Predominance: Government in Singapore; Entrenched "Strong Man" Rule: The Governmental System in Bangladesh; Australian National Government, 1987; Toward More Effective Government in the US; and, Some Issues of Governance in Canada
Economic policy-making in the Asia-Pacific region by John W Langford( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These series of workshop papers are the second volume to be released by the Institute. The first was held in Victoria, 1987. This second one was co-hosted with the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRC). A third one is scheduled for May 1990 in Kuala Lumpur. The workshop series is intended to link senior public policy researchers and practitioners from around the region. Papers presented address economic policy-making in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Philippines, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia
Corruption, character, and conduct : essays on Canadian government ethics( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fear and ferment : public sector management today by John W Langford( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Prefatory Note: ...some 250 public service sector managers came together from April 23 to 23 1986, to reflect on the impact that contemporary changes in their environment were having on their work as managers. They were joined by a small number of academics, consultants and private sector managers. The conference consisted of plenary sessions on restraint, contracting out, information technology, public access to information, conflict of interest, risk taking, employment equity and political rights....The ninth and final plenary session was a panel discussion on the question of whether or not a new model was emerging for the public sector manager. What follows is a summary of the discussion at the conference and a collection of plenary and workshop papers around the nine themes
Think tanks and governance in the Asia-Pacific region by Institute for Research on Public Policy( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New players, partners and processes : a public sector without boundaries( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Administration of transport policy : emerging problems and patterns by 6th, Cardigan, P.E.I., 1975 National Seminar on the Administration of Transport Policy( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and government in Asia Pacific nations by John W Langford( )

in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responsibility and the senior public service by Institute of Public Administration of Canada( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marine science, technology, and the Arctic : some questions and guidelines for the federal government by John W Langford( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review paper prepared for the symposium 'New directions in federal marine transportation policy' held at York University, May 15, 1975
The reorganization of the federal transport portfolio : the application of a ministry system by John W Langford( )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public Sector Capacity to Plan and Deliver Public/Private Infrastructure Partnerships (P3s) : a Case Study of British Columbia's Healthcare Sector by Maurice Rachwalski( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweeping public sector reforms have occurred globally in recent decades. One of the more high profile and contentious strategies pursued in jurisdictions such as Australia, the United Kingdom, and more recently Canada is the radical shift to public-private infrastructure partnerships - commonly referred to in Canada as 'P3s'. The Government of British Columbia (BC) has emerged as the leading proponent of the P3 model in Canada. The strategic shift in BC to the P3 model was introduced in 2002 by the governing Liberal party. The Liberals created Partnerships BC to spearhead the P3 program, and singled out the healthcare sector to move forward the P3 agenda. The dynamics of delivering a complex and unfamiliar business model like P3s through this new public agency, combined with the unique ecology of the healthcare system, added to the complexity of delivering a central government mandated strategic policy priority like a P3-first agenda, making for a robust case study. Focusing on the issue of public sector capacity to implement policy, this study examines how BC has transitioned from traditional procurement and operation of public infrastructure such as hospitals to the wide-spread use of P3s. The study asks questions about three independent variables of capacity related to implementation of P3 and other cross-cutting programs: governance and oversight; human resources; and, inter-agency collaboration within the public sector. Drawn from an extensive review of scholarly studies and literature, and government and consultant reports examining actual infrastructure P3 experiences and exemplary practices, these variables formed the basis of the study's analytical model. The study employed the following multi-method (triangulation) research and data collection approach: i) an archival review of text-based government documents; ii) interviews with key public employees either directly or indirectly involved in P3 program implementation; and, iii) field observations of the principal researcher based on first-hand experiences as a senior manager in the BC government during this period. Based on the analytical model developed, the study reveals a capacity deficit in BC to adequately plan and implement a comprehensive P3 program. Based on the literature, the model establishes that central agencies play a critical role in an effective P3 policy program. So what is most noteworthy is the lack of resources and attention given to developing central agency capacity to: advance sound P3 policies; ensure ongoing program oversight and accountability; and, provide necessary guidance and support to agencies tasked with implementing very complex P3 arrangements in a multi-agency domain. For practitioners, the study validates key elements of capacity to be considered when planning and implementing major shifts in public policy. The literature review and the study's findings also have relevance for the public administration profession through the development of the analytical framework and its application to an important contemporary public policy area. As a contribution to scholarly and academic research, this paper tests the validity and reliability of the analytical model developed and the overall methodology used, and identifies significant areas that merit further study related to the broader phenomenon of P3s and public sector capacity
Systemic corruption in tertiary education : the case study of Ukrainian universities by Igor Volzhanin( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the study of public sector corruption has gained momentum in recent years, knowledge gaps remain in the theoretical understanding of systemic corruption in the post-secondary educational context. This thesis intends to outline a broad systemic corruption framework which includes both indicators of corruption and drivers that facilitate its development. Factors such as the attitudes towards corruption, economic development, competition with the private sector, the degree of discretion and the opportunity spaces, are explored to develop hypothesis about the causes and possible solutions to systemic corruption. The thesis grounds the framework in the analysis of Ukraine's tertiary education sector as its case study. The public post-secondary institutions in Ukraine have been subject to anti-corruption efforts, but have remained largely immune to them. The argument is that reforms and anti-corruption efforts in any sector must identify and address all of the facilitative factors if they are to be successful
Supportability toolkit by Benjamin S Blanchard( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching Professional Ethics at a Distance by John W Langford( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this discussion of ethics instruction in a distance education course the question is raised of how to develop a "fit" between the objectives of a course and the strategy for instruction, interaction, and evaluation. The paper discusses specific problems confronting distance education course planners. First, while the objectives of professional ethics courses appear to be obvious, they are, in fact, often unstated and obscure even to the instructor. Can the course planner clarify what a particular course is trying to achieve? Are there any typologies which might assist in this process? Second, depending on its objectives, each ethics course will require its own unique blend of instruction and interaction. Are the techniques and technologies required to develop the correct "mix" available to the course planner? In particular, can the interaction required by most ethics courses be transposed effectively and at reasonable cost from the classroom to the distance mode? Finally, when one is talking about right and wrong, grading becomes a problem. Are any evaluation techniques especially relevant to professional ethics courses offered at a distance? These considerations are discussed in the context of a description of three distance courses developed at the University of Victoria. What emerged from this experience is the fact that ethics courses can have quite radically different objectives, thus illustrating the potential dimensions of the goal identification dilemma. (Jd)
Canadian government and politics( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with Canadian political figures and scholars of government
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