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Robinson, Mark 1951-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 148 publications in 4 languages and 2,372 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Comic books, strips, etc  Science fiction comic books, strips, etc  Horror comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Biography  Fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: JC423, 741.5973
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Most widely held works by Mark Robinson
The democratic developmental state : politics and institutional design( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The central inquiry of this new study concerns the extent to which it is possible to strive towards a new form of developmental state that can promote broad-based and equitable development in the context of legitimized, inclusive democracy. The argument running through this book is that there is scope for continuous political intervention in the design of democratic institutions that shape the context of state-led development initiatives. Institutional arrangements that foster political participation, the dispersion of political power, and increased representation by women and other disadvantaged groups can make democratic regimes more sensitive to issues of poverty, social welfare, and gender discrimination through remedial action and policy commitments."--Jacket
Non-governmental organizations and rural poverty alleviation by Roger Riddell( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There has been considerable interest in recent years in the abil ty of non-governmental organizations to work with the rural poor in developing countries in order to improve their quality of life and economic status through the provision of credit, skills training, and other inputs for income-generation programmes. This book brings together the results of sixteen evaluations in four countries (Bangladesh, India, Uganda and Zimbabwe) to provide a detailed assessment of the contribution that NGOs make to rural poverty alleviation. The results indicate that NGO projects are successful when they build in a high degree of participation, when the staff are committed to the goals of the project, and when they are managed by strong and competent leaders. Many of the projects studied contributed to increases in income and welfare. Programmes designed to provide economic benefits also proved effective in improving the social status of the poor. However, not all projects were successful, contrary to received wisdom about the efficacy of NGO interventions. Many failed to reach the very poorest, most were costly to implement, and few of the projects demonstrated an ability to continue once external funding was withdrawn. These findings provide strong support for viewing NGOs as a mechanism for helping to reduce rural poverty, but also demonstrate that many of the interventions are isolated or one-off. The impact of NGOs could be heightened by increasing the size of the intervention, encouraging greater cooperation among NGOs, and by fostering closer co-operation with governments
When aid is no help : how projects fail, and how they could succeed by John Madeley( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy, governance, and economic policy : Sub-Saharan Africa in comparative perspective by J. M Healey( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budgeting for the poor( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Civil society organisations play an increasingly important role in analysing government budget policies and in advocating for more transparent and inclusive budget processes in transitional and developing countries. Drawing on case studies of six budget groups across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, this book is the first comprehensive study of the impact and significance of civic initiatives aimed at enhancing budget transparency and the poverty focus of government expenditure priorities. Achievements include improvements in the transparency of budgetary decisions, increased budget awareness and literacy, and deeper engagement in the budget process on the part of legislators, the media and civil society organisations. The case studies in this book show how budget groups produce greater equity in budget policies and strengthen democracy by fostering accountability, enhancing transparency and deepening participation and voice."--Jacket
Tales of weapon X by Fred Van Lente( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Xavier searches Wolverine's mind to discover his hidden memories of the Weapon X program; and later, Wolverine is reluctantly paired with Kitty Pryde to investigate a strong mutant presence in a small town in West Virginia
Red Hulk by Jeff Parker( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The score has been settled, Red Hulk has been beaten by the Incredible Hulk decisively. The war is over and Steve Rogers is on tap to give these explosive characters a sense of direction! Red Hulk heads out to deal with a deadly contingency plan left behind by Leader and [M.O.D.O.K.], for once on the side of the angels. But Iron Man didn't get the message."--Amazon.com
I love trouble by Kel Symons( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Felicia Castillo is a small-time grifter on the run from a nasty New Orleans gangster she just ripped off when she discovers she has the amazing ability to teleport. This lands her in the crosshairs of the nefarious Mars Corporation, which exploits supernatural gifts of people like Felicia. They make her an offer she can't refuse: use her unique talent to become an assassin that can get close to anyone, anywhere. However, Felicia soon learns that no matter how long or how far you run, your troubles always catch up to you. -- Amazon.com
Dragon age by Orson Scott Card( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of civic organizations in the provision of social services : towards synergy by Mark Robinson( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of successful governance reforms by Mark Robinson( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the factors that give rise to successful governance reforms in developing countries, focusing on the importance of political commitment, supportive institutions, and the timing of reforms. It reviews the lessons arising from the design and implementation of successful governance reforms in Brazil, India, Uganda and other parts of Africa through comparative analysis of experience with public financial management, anti-corruption, civil service reform, and innovations in service delivery. The contributors suggest that three factors are critical in explaining positive
The design of economic reforms in the context of political liberalization : the experience of Mozambique, Senegal and Uganda by Charles Harvey( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ms. Marvel by Brian Reed( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budget analysis and policy advocacy : the role of non-governmental public action by Mark Robinson( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the impact and significance of independent budget analysis and advocacy initiatives that are designed to improve budget transparency and the poverty focus of government expenditure priorities. It draws on case study research of six budget groups in Brazil, Croatia, India, Mexico, South Africa, and Uganda, which include non-governmental organisations, research institutions and social movements. The findings demonstrate that civil society budget initiatives contribute to improvements in the transparency of budgetary decisions and the budget process, increased budget awareness and literacy, and deeper engagement in the budget process on the part of legislators, the media and civil society organisations. While the structure of the budget process makes substantial changes in expenditure priorities difficult to achieve, budget groups directly contribute to positive impacts on budget allocations and improved implementation, thereby increasing the accountability of decision-makers. Tracking of budgetary expenditures and impacts was also found to be effective in ensuring effective utilisation of education and health expenditures. Increased budget allocations and improved utilisation of public funds that benefit poor and disadvantaged groups can ensure greater equity in budget priorities and further social justice objectives. The activities of budget groups strengthen democracy by fostering accountability, enhancing transparency and deepening participation and voice
Ghost Rider by Jason Aaron( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark reign by Adam Felber( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil society, democratisation and foreign aid in Africa by Mark Robinson( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper summarises the findings of a comparative research project on the contribution of civil society organisations to democratisation in Africa. Drawing primarily on empirical case studies of civil society organisations in South Africa and Uganda, and related material from Ghana, the research examines their ability to influence government policy and legislation through tangible shifts in policy and legislative priorities and their implementation, and to widen the opportunities available to citizens to participate in public affairs, promoting a culture of accountability and challenging the power of the state to dominate decision-making. The research also assesses the impact of foreign aid on the political efficacy and internal governance of civil society organisations to determine the extent to which these attributes are shaped by external support
The stargazer of Hardwicke : the life and work of Thomas William Webb( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political economy of governance reforms in Uganda by Mark Robinson( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First class by Marc Sumerak( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Robinson, Mark 1951-

Robinson, Mark A. 1951-

Languages
English (111)

French (2)

German (1)

Italian (1)

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Non-governmental organizations and rural poverty alleviationWhen aid is no help : how projects fail, and how they could succeedBudgeting for the poorTales of weapon XRed HulkDragon ageMs. MarvelGhost Rider