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- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 24.95
Scholars of public administration have historically too often been disdainful towards politics in the field, viewing political activities and interests as opportunities for corruption, mismanagement, and skewed priorities. Supporters of this anti-political stance have become even more strident in recent years, many of them advancing scientific models... more...
- Charles C Thomas 2007; US$ 69.95
Disasters such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina illustrate the salience and complexity of disasters. Both scholars and practitioners therefore agree that we must take a more proactive and holistic approach to emergency management, which should logically be derived from a sound understanding of the academic... more...
- CRC Press 2010; US$ 83.95
Because catastrophe study and research is relatively new, there are few resources available on the subject. This book fills the gap in emergency management education, namely the issue of events so large and complex that normal disaster preparedness and response strategies are vastly insufficient. It introduces the many political, legal, and programmatic... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 33.00
This book starts out from the deep concern with contemporary tendencies towards depoliticisation of public issues and popular interests and makes a case for rethinking more democratic popular representation. It outlines a framework for popular representation, examines key issues and experiences and provides a policy-oriented conclusion. more...
- Charles C Thomas 2001; US$ 42.95
This text will provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the issues that affect people with significant disabilities from a historical, policy, leadership, and systems perspective. The text will be particularly useful in either graduate or advanced undergraduate courses for prospective rehabilitation counselors, teachers, community mental... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 38.28
Die bei der Gründung eines Unternehmens einmal gewählte Rechtsform kann sich aufgrund der ständigen Veränderung der wirtschaftlichen, rechtlichen und steuerlichen Rahmenbedingungen im Laufe der Zeit gegenüber einer anderen Rechtsform als ungünstiger erweisen. Aufgrund dieser Dynamik kann es sinnvoll sein, die Unternehmensform durch Umwandlung anzupassen.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95
A rigorous and highly original analysis of direct democracy in the United States, which calls into question the future of governance through ballot measures. Shauna Reilly uses quantitative, qualitative and experimental methodological approaches to present insights on the different behaviours of the petitioner, the ballot, and the voter. more...
- Dundurn 1991; US$ 9.99
A mood of anger with the political system has been stirring across Canada; yet rather than turning away from the system, many Canadians are actually seeking a greater say in matters that affect them. they want to become more effective participants in the political process. In this timely book, Patrick Boyer examines the important role that direct... more...
- Dundurn 1996; US$ 14.99
A stalwart Tory, Stan Darling was a Member of Parliament for twenty-one years. In The Darling Diaries, he looks back on his career in politics, the places he has been, and some of the poeple he has met ? Libyan dictator Gaddafi, President Bush, and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Never afraid of the press or anyone else foolish enough to quarrel with him,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 120.00
This book explores new forms of private, mutual municipal, public-private and 'reverse' state funding of public investments, co-payments and shared contributions, vouchers, and pooled public risk-financing. It includes case studies taken from the Nordic countries, UK, Spain, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey and South Korea. more...