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- Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 40.90
An introduction to the process of social policy making in Australia. The authors emphasise the intensely human and political nature of the development of social services and programs, illustrating their arguments with detailed case studies. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 44.95
Between 1987 and today Algeria has been engaged in a conflict pitching the army against Islamist guerilla groups which has killed more than 200.000 people. During the same period, Algeria also witnessed the explosion of more than 70,000 voluntary associations, making it one of the most civic-dense countries in the Arab world. This book analyses the... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 68.00
This book is a critical guide to conducting investigations under time- and resource-pressured conditions, equipping readers with the key skills and approaches for research designed to influence or inform development policies. Unlike a simple 'how to' guide, Research Skills for Policy and Development also provides a critique of various methods and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 45.95
This textbook provides a concise and accessible introduction to the principles and elements of policy design in contemporary governance. Howlett seeks to examine in detail the range of substantive and procedural policy instruments that together comprise the toolbox from which governments select specific tools expected to resolve policy problems. ... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00
Since the mid 1990s, the focus of European employment and social policy has shifted from protection to promotion. This book provides a timely analysis of this new form of governance, and the new forms of policy delivery and audit which accompany it. The limitations of the current approach became particularly apparent during the financial crisis of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95
This book provides a clear, concise and readable introduction to complexity thinking, its application to the social sciences and public policy, and the relevance of some of its various tools to those fields of politics, health, the international realm, development, planning and terrorism. The authors argue that the foundation for many of the... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00
Analysing the ways people pursue, use and exchange wealth and power, Michael Johnston examines four kinds of corruption problems in twelve countries and argues that these different syndromes of corruption require differing reforms. more...
- McGraw-Hill 2000; US$ 14.95
Already the acclaimed choice of thousands of successful organizations including the American Library Association, the Fourth. Edition features an all-new chapter that considers the ways the Internet and other state-of-the-art technologies have rewritten the rules of today’s meetings and conventions. This easy-to-use, paperback volume—the... more...