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- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 42.95
This book illustrates the enduring relevance and vitality of the comparative political economy of development approach promoted among others by a group of social scientists in Oxford in the 1980s and 1990s. Contributors demonstrate the viability of this approach as researchers and academics become more convinced of the inadequacies of orthodox approaches... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 24.95
The fight against global poverty has quickly become one of the hottest tickets on the global agendawith rock stars, world leaders, and multibillionaires calling attention to the plight of the poor at international confabs such as the World Economic Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative. The cozy, all-of-a-kind club of rich country officials... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 28.95
There is no shortage of talk about the middle class, say the middle 60 percent of income recipients. But here is a book that actually studies them from a global perspective: their interests, their attitudes, their prospects, their power. It is now all the more important to go back to the study of the redistributive effects, deliberate and accidental,... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 35.00
Bij het transformeren van probleemwijken naar prachtwijken is veel aandacht voor de fysieke, de sociale en de economische aspecten van achterstand. Maar weinig is bekend over de relatie tussen achterstand en emotionele binding: wat zijn de effecten van de stedelijke vernieuwing op het thuisgevoel van deze bewoners? Dat staat centraal in dit onderzoek... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 23.95
The greatest obstacle to sound economic policy is not entrenched special interests or rampant lobbying, but the popular misconceptions, irrational beliefs, and personal biases held by ordinary voters. This is economist Bryan Caplan's sobering assessment in this provocative and eye-opening book. Caplan argues that voters continually elect politicians... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 106.95
Due to state and federally mandated programs, local governments are increasingly resorting to innovative and alternative means of performing their functions because taxpayers are becoming more resistant to tax increases. Certain conditions need to exist for governmental innovation to be possible. This work explores these situations, using case studies... more...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2010; US$ 315.00
More coverage, more depth - at a price you can't beat. No other resource matches the timely, thorough, and accurate political information provided by CQ Press' best-selling "Political Handbook of the World". With more in-depth coverage of current political controversies than any other reference guide, "Political Handbook of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 53.95
In this important new introductory textbook, Josť Magone provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to contemporary European politics. The unification of the European continent since the Fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 and the collapse of communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe has changed the nature of European politics. This... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 109.00
For the past 50 years, a select group of scientists has provided advice to the US President, mostly out of the public eye, on issues ranging from the deployment of weapons to the launching of rockets to the moon to the use of stem cells to cure disease. The role of the presidential science adviser came under increasing scrutiny during the administration... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 159.00
"U.S. Social Welfare Reform" examines pivotal changes in social welfare for low-income families in the United States between 1981, the advent of the Reagan administration, and 2008, the end of the G.W. Bush administration. It focuses on the change from the Federal-state open entitlement Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program... more...