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- OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 17.99
Democratic governance faces unprecedented challenges across the OECD world and beyond. Enormous strains will be placed on states' resources and their governing capacities to deal with the combined effects of the financial crisis, climate change, and demographic change. The basic foundations of established 'statehood' will be tested. At... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00
This comprehensive and accessible textbook introduces the basic concepts of transport policy and decision-making to students of transport policy, transport planning, urban transport, transport evaluation and public policy. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00
Using official statistics, this book explores how the SNP managed to confound expectations and win a parliamentary majority in the 2011 Scottish General Election. Perhaps surprisingly, it was not constitutional politics or the return of the Conservatives to power in Westminster but domestic issues that decided the vote in the SNP's favour. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00
Through detailed analyses of major and newly available datasets, this study examines the utility of a public probity-focused approach to understanding citizen disaffection with politicians. It shows that perceptions of public probity are coherent, substantively meaningful, responsive, and, most importantly, that they do matter. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 28.99
In this book, Paul Lawrence and Mark Abramson build on their extensive interviews with 42 Obama Administration political executives over the past four years. Political executives from numerous federal agencies were interviewed about the challenge of managing in government and the activities undertaken by their agencies. more...
- Encounter Books 2014; US$ 25.99
The Smart Society offers a detailed blueprint for how the United States can recast its human capital policies to make all Americans—not just a privileged elite—smarter and more successful than ever before, at the same time stemming the size and cost of the nation?s “safety net.? The spectacular, centuries-long success of the United States is based... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
David A. J. Richards?s Resisting Injustice and The Feminist Ethics of Care in The Age of Obama: "Suddenly,?All The Truth Was Coming Out" builds on his and Carol Gilligan?s The Deepening Darkness to examine the roots of the resistance movements of the 1960s, the political psychology behind contemporary conservatism, and President Obama?s present-day... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00
Going behind the doors of the Treasury and Number 10, this book explores why successive British Prime Ministers from Callaghan to Blair have been hesitant towards European Economic and Monetary Union. It uses official documents and interviews with former ministers to understand discussions that took place at the heart of government. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
The current drug trafficking crisis between the US and Mexico is a "perfect storm" that has caused deaths, disappearances, and widespread fear of violence and insecurity in the border area between these two countries. Current US drug control policies with Mexico are based on a militarized system of border control and characterized by domestic gridlock... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00
Originally developed in Brazil, participatory budgeting is widely recognised as democratic innovation yet its concrete results vary greatly. Collating evidence from empirical and theoretical analysis, this book aims to provide an explanation for these varied results by analysing participatory budgeting in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. more...