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- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 179.95
Written by leading experts, Public Administration in East Asia: Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan examines the inner workings of governments in East Asia, in particular its public administration and related public policy processes. It focuses on the apparatus of government ? the agencies, their values, context, and policies within which... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 199.95
Over time, thought processes and decision making styles evolved and were shaped by theological, philosophical, political, social, and environmental factors and trends. Recently, advances in technology have borne an unprecedented influence on our social environment. Contemporary thinking inevitably reflects this influence and moves us from a linear,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 189.95
Since the 1990s, government at all levels is under increasing pressure to do more with less. However, despite the U.S. government spending about 15 to 20 percent of its GDP on contracts for goods and services, there is a paucity of reference books for public procurement officials and very few textbooks for courses on the subject. Filling this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 180.00
This book considers some recent and spectacular failures in policy-making and asks what is meant by policy 'disaster', the different forms that they can take and why they have occured. These issues are explored in nine contrasting cases drawn from both the European Union and its member states. These include: the devastating crisis in the Belgium political... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 110.00
The e-governance revolution is said to be changing everything, but will all the modelling tools, electronic meeting management systems and online consultations really change political judgement in policy formation? Using case studies from local and federal government in the US and Europe, Perri 6 examines these claims and presents a new theory of how... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00
Russia's vast energy reserves, and its policies towards them have enormous importance in the current geopolitical landscape. This important book examines Russia's energy policies on the national, interregional and global level. It pays particular attention to energy policy actors ranging from state, federal and regional actors, to energy companies... more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 15.00
A revolutionary book that offers a fresh, bold approach to confronting the juvenile crime epidemic With the rise of violent crimes committed by teenagers in recent years, heated discussion has arisen over the societal factors that lead to juvenile criminality and the ways that public institutions are failing to curtail them. Now a team of experts with... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2007; US$ 14.99
Details the ridiculous ways in which a number of ill-fated unfortunates met (or failed to meet) their maker at the hands of lamentably inept executioners. With black and white illustrations, this book brings together a mixture of bungled executions, strange last requests, and classic one-liners from medieval times to the present day. more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99
Execution' is a gruesomely fascinating account of methods of judicial execution from around the world and through the ages, and includes such hair-raising categories as death by cannibalism, being sewn into an animals belly and a thousand cuts. In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness,... more...
- Charles C Thomas 1964; US$ 13.95
John R. Abbott is recognized as one of the world's top identification experts. Almost three decades of personal experience and research are represented in FOOTWEAR EVIDENCE. It covers The Footwear Specialist in Court, The Crime Scene Examination, The Analysis of Surfaces, The Controlled Test Impression, and Establishing Footwear Ownership. Mr.... more...