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  • Performance Management in the Public Sectorby Wouter Van Dooren; Geert Bouckaert; John Halligan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 65.95

    In times of rising expectations and decreasing resources for the public sector, performance management is high on the agenda. Increasingly, the value of the performance management systems themselves is under scrutiny, with more attention being paid to the effectiveness of performance management in practice. This new edition has been revised and updated... more...

  • A First Course in Network Theoryby Ernesto Estrada; Philip A. Knight

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    Network theory is a major topic of interdisciplinary research which covers diverse areas including physics, mathematics and sociology. This book covers all the basics and the most commonly used concepts in the field, provides examples of their applications in solving practical problems, and clear indications on how to analyse their results. more...

  • Farther Than Any Manby Martin Dugard

    Atria Books 2001; US$ 16.00

    James Cook never laid eyes on the sea until he was in his teens. He then began an extraordinary rise from farmboy outsider to the hallowed rank of captain of the Royal Navy, leading three historic journeys that would forever link his name with fearless exploration (and inspire pop-culture heroes like Captain Hook and Captain James T. Kirk). In Farther... more...

  • Boundaries and Belongingby Joel S. Migdal

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 46.00 US$ 37.72

    This interdisciplinary volume maintains the importance of a spatial understanding of society and history. more...

  • Child Protection in Americaby John E. B. Myers

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    In this vivid history of child protection in America, John E. B. Myers analyzes recent reform proposals and introduces innovative policy strategies for reducing abuse and strengthening child protective services. Arguing that the history of child protection is largely a success story, this provocative new book will challenge all those concerned with... more...

  • Scars in the Landscapeby Ian Clark

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1995; US$ 20.00

    Scars in the Landscape is a register of massacres and killings of Aboriginal people during 1803?1859. Deliberately challenging the ideology that the colonisation of Western Victoria was peaceful, the register reveal that violence was widespread. Through searching contemporary archival material, utilising Aboriginal oral history and local histories,... more...

  • Social Justiceby Loretta Capeheart; Dragan Milovanovic

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 27.95

    An eye for an eye, the balance of scales--for centuries, these and other traditional concepts exemplified the public's perception of justice. Today, popular culture, including television shows like Law and Order, informs the public's vision. But do age-old symbols, portrayals in the media, and existing systems truly represent justice in all of its... more...

  • Fraud Casebookby Joseph T. Wells

    Wiley 2008; US$ 85.00 US$ 73.67

    Praise for Fraud Casebook Lessons from the Bad Side of Business "I have known Mr. Wells for over twenty years. In my opinion, no one in the world knows more about fraud than he does." -W. Steve Albrecht, Associate Dean, Marriott School of ManagementBrigham Young University, Provo, Utah "This book covers the entire range of fraud that can be... more...

  • Give Me Libertyby Naomi Wolf

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 24.99

    As the practice of democracy becomes a lost art, Americans are increasingly desperate for a restored nation. Many have a general sense that the "system" is in disorder -- if not on the road to functional collapse. But though it is easy to identify our political problems, the solutions are not always as clear. In Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American... more...

  • Prehistoric Steppe Adaptation and the Horseby Marsha Levine; Colin Renfrew; Katie Boyle

    McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research 2008; US$ 40.00

    This volume examines the origins of horse husbandry and pastoralism in the Eurasian steppe, and provides a wide-ranging overview of issues surrounding the development of Central European societies from the Neolithic to the Iron Age. more...