Most widely held works by Peter Newell
Implementation handbook for the Convention on the Rights of the Child ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
"Under each article of the Convention, this fully revised edition of the Handbook records and analyses the interpretation by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the internationally elected body of independent experts established to monitor progress worldwide. The Handbook adds analysis of relevant provisions in other international instruments, comments from other UN bodies and global conferences, as well as illustrative examples. For each article there is an 'Implementation Checklist'."--Publisher's description
Implementation handbook for the Convention on the Rights of the Child by Rachel Hodgkin ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and French and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Since its adoption in 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child has achieved almost universal ratification. This handbook aims to be a practical tool for all those involved in implementing the principles and provisions of the Convention and realizing the human rights of children.
A last resort?: corporal punishment in schools by Peter Newell ( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Children are people too: the case against physical punishment by Peter Newell ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Eliminating corporal punishment : the way forward to constructive child discipline ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
In at least 60 states, beating children with sticks, belts and other implements is still authorized in schools. This publication is a tool for those who want to prevent the widespread practice of corporal punishment by educating parents, teachers and other professionals in the alternatives for disciplining children. Based on studies undertaken in different parts of the world, it clarifies the human rights imperative and logical dictates regarding the elimination of corporal punishment. The full text of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is also included. The book details practical steps for more constructive and effective child discipline and ongoing support material for long-term change.--Publisher's description.
The UN Convention and children's rights in the UK by Peter Newell ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Seashells : a naturalist's and collector's guide by Peter Newell ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Climate for change : non-state actors and the global politics of the greenhouse by Peter Newell ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Climate for Change: Non-State Actors and the Global Politics of the Greenhouse provides a challenging explanation of the forces that have shaped the international global warming debate. Unlike existing books on the politics of climate change, this book concentrates on how non-state actors, such as scientific, environmental and industry groups, as opposed to governmental organisations, affect political outcomes in global fora on climate change. It also provides insights into the role of the media in influencing the agenda. The book draws on a range of analytical approaches to assess and explain the influence of these non-governmental organisations on the course of global climate politics. The book will be of interest to all researchers and policy-makers associated with climate change, and will be used on university courses in international relations, politics, and environmental studies.
Taking children seriously : a proposal for a Children's Rights Commissioner by Martin Rosenbaum ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
ACE special education handbook : the new law on children with special needs by Peter Newell ( Book )
2 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Taking children seriously : a proposal for a children's rights commissioner by Peter Newell ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Mapping accountability : origins, contexts and implications for development by Peter Newell ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
This paper provides an overview of the political uses and applications of the term accountability in contemporary discourses and practices of development. The first part reflects on the historical origins of competing narratives of accountability and what it means for actors, and the processes in which they are embedded, to be accountable. The second section looks at tools, strategies and processes of accountability in formal and informal arenas, assessing the role of law, protest and a variety of managerial approaches in the creation of mechanisms of accountability. The third section looks at how the narratives of accountability, manifested in these diverse practices of accountability, apply to key development actors, traditionally the nation-state, but increasingly also public authority at supra and sub-state levels and the private and non-governmental sectors. The argument developed here is, firstly, that the right to demand and the capacity and willingness to respond to calls for accountability assumes relations of power. Indeed the very function of accountability is to ensure that those that wield power on behalf of others are answerable for their conduct. Secondly, these power relations are in a state of flux, reflecting the contested basis of relations between the state, civil society and market actors. These relations both create and restrict the possibilities of new forms of accountability by generating material change and shifts in the organisation of political authority. Beyond the material and political, at a discursive level we find that patterns of power are reinforced by prevailing notions of accountability and the entitlements it presumes. These narratives, which are a product of a particular set of historical and material circumstances, validate some forms of power and de-legitimise others. The interaction between political action, material change and discursive practices is what helps us to understand the different expressions of accountability politics in diverse settings, issue-arenas and as they are applied to a range of actors in development. These interactions also provide the basis for understanding the place of accountability in broader constructions of citizenship and discourses around rights, who gets to define these and the implications of this for the poor.
Business and biotechnology : regulation and the politics of influence by Peter Newell ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
The regulation of biotechnology products at the national and international level inevitably involves private sector companies. Biotechnology firms are, in many ways, the 'street-level bureaucrats' of biotechnology, those expected to enforce and implement government regulations regarding biotechnology products. Not only are they the front-line producers and distributors of the technology, a fact which places them well to provide insights and channel their experience into the design of regulatory systems, but the in-house scientific expertise they have and the level of capital they own, make them key advisers and powerful political players in the politics of biotechnology regulation. This paper analyses the political role of the firms that are in many ways driving the 'gene revolution' which systems of public regulation at the national and international level seek to manage in an orderly and environmentally-responsible fashion. The first section looks at ways of explaining why firms are such influential players in the debate about the appropriate scale and scope of biotechnology regulation, drawing on the literatures on business influence to account for their structural advantages and bargaining assets. The following sections look firstly, at the ways in which firms have sought to shape public regulations pertaining to biotechnology products in a way which addresses their concerns about 'unnecessary' interference in international trade, harmonised approaches to risk assessment, intellectual property protection and the need for commercial confidentiality. Secondly, in sections on the regulation of business, we explore other strategies that have been adopted by NGOs and consumer groups to try and develop their own forms of 'governance' of the trade in GMOs as a reaction to the perceived weakness and inadequacy of existing systems of public regulation. In each case, we attempt to tease out possible implications for the strengthening of a policy agenda more firmly grounded in concerns about the food security of the poor.
Domesticating global policy on GMOs : comparing India and China by Peter Newell ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
This paper compares the way in which two leading developing countries in the global debate on biotechnology have sought to translate policy commitments contained in international agreements on trade and biosafety into workable national policy. It is a complex story of selective interpretation, conflict over priorities and politicking at the highest levels of government. It connects the micro-politics of inter-bureaucratic turf-wars with the diplomacy of inter-state negotiations and coalition-building. At the same time, the role of business and civil society actors, media and scientific communities, will also be shown to be key. It is argued that global commitments take on a fundamentally different shape once they have been refracted through domestic political processes. The analysis shows that competing policy networks that cut across the state and form part of global alliances seek to interpret international legal obligations in ways which help to consolidate their position within the bureaucracy. Working with allies in industry or among civil society groups, different government departments seek to domesticate loosely worded and often ambiguous obligations contained in trade and environmental agreements, such as the Cartagena Protocol, in ways which advance their political goals. This political manoeuvring takes on global dimensions when alliances are formed with international scientific, industry or activist communities to bolster positions adopted domestically. Likewise, domestic politics get played out in global fora as these agreements are being negotiated, where countries such as India and China have to adapt negotiating positions to a shifting sense of how the national interest is best served and navigating a course which is likely to be acceptable to key domestic constituencies when the agreement comes to be implemented. Each country also has a sufficiently clearly defined interest in biotechnology that international processes are regarded as an opportunity to 'internationalise' domestic policy preferences and secure scope for discretion in national policy-making.
Corporate accountability to the poor? : assessing the effectiveness of community-based strategies by Niamh Garvey ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
This paper investigates how, when and why community-based strategies are effective in promoting corporate accountability to the poor. It argues that mainstream approaches to corporate social responsibility (CSR) underestimate the importance of power in the relationship between corporations and the communities they invest in, which limit their applicability to many developing country contexts in particular. In helping to address this neglect we draw on literatures on power, accountability and citizen participation in order to analyse 46 cases where communities have attempted to hold corporations to account for their social and environmental responsibilities. The paper argues that more attention should be paid to a number of state-, corporation- and community-related factors, which are found to be key to the effectiveness of strategies aimed at providing corporate accountability to the poor.
Ace special education handbook : the law on children with special needs by Peter Newell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
A holiday touch and other tales of undaunted Americans by Charles Battell Loomis ( Book )
1 edition published in 1908 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Under-5's with special needs : pre-school children, the new law and integration by Peter Newell ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
UK review of effective government structures for children 2001 : a Gulbenkian Foundation report ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
The effectiveness of European Union environmental policy by Wyn Grant ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Several hundred directives on environmental policy have been produced by the European Union. What impact has the output of the 'legislative factory' had? After considering how decisions on environmental policy in the EU are made, and the balance of power between business and environmental interests, this book draws on the specialist expertise of the authors to look in depth at the areas of global warming, water pollution and air pollution.
Administrative responsibility Agricultural biotechnology Biotechnology--Economic aspects Biotechnology--Government policy Biotechnology--International cooperation Biotechnology--Law and legislation Biotechnology--Political aspects Children's rights Children (International law) Children and politics Children--Legal status, laws, etc. Children with disabilities--Education China Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) Corporal punishment Corporate governance Developing countries Discipline of children Early childhood education Economic development Economic development--Political aspects Economic policy Education Education Act 1981 (Great Britain) Educational law and legislation Fiji--Great Astrolabe Reef Global warming Global warming--Political aspects Government liability Great Britain Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric Handbooks, manuals, etc. India Ireland Lagoon ecology Law Law enforcement Mollusks Non-governmental organizations People with social disabilities--Education Poverty Prisons Reef ecology School discipline Shells Social conflict Social responsibility of business Special education--Law and legislation Transgenic organisms--Government policy Youth--Drug use