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  • Local Direct Democracy in Europeby

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 69.99

    Modern direct democracy has recently become an important element of political life in many countries. These developments can be observed at the national, regional, and local level of political systems. Participation and democracy in local political affairs play a major role in stabilising and developing democratic systems. This volume presents, for... more...

  • Moving Toward Positive Systems of Child and Family Welfareby Gary Cameron; Nick Coady; Gerald R. Adams

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007; US$ 85.00

    Faced with rapidly changing social and economic conditions, service professionals, policy developers, and researchers have raised significant concerns about the Canadian child welfare system. This book draws inspiration from experiences with three broad, international child welfare paradigms—child protection, family service, and community healing/caring... more...

  • Energy, Policy, and the Environmentby Marja Jarvela; Sirkku Juhola

    Springer 2011; US$ 149.00

    This book sets the questions of energy and the environment in the North in the global context and further addresses historical developments, views on energy taxation and tariffs, and effects of EU energy policy. Climate change appears more frequently than ever on the top of global and national policy agendas. In the current situation traditional environmental... more...

  • Immigration Detentionby Daniel Wilsher

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 34.00

    An examination and critique of the growth of mass administrative detention of immigrants, something contrary to the rule of law. more...

  • International Handbook of Urban Policyby H. S. Geyer

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 60.00

    This important Handbook reveals that most urban growth takes place in the less developed world and much of it represents over-urbanization - i.e. urbanization in which most migrants cannot effectively compete for employment, cannot find adequate shelter and do not have the means to feed themselves properly. Yet, compared to rural poverty, urban poverty... more...

  • Creating the Market Universityby Elizabeth Popp Berman

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    American universities today serve as economic engines, performing the scientific research that will create new industries, drive economic growth, and keep the United States globally competitive. But only a few decades ago, these same universities self-consciously held themselves apart from the world of commerce. Creating the Market University is... more...

  • The Populist Paradoxby Elisabeth R. Gerber

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Do small but wealthy interest groups influence referendums, ballot initiatives, and other forms of direct legislation at the expense of the broader public interest? Many observers argue that they do, often lamenting that direct legislation has, paradoxically, been captured by the very same wealthy interests whose power it was designed to curb. Elisabeth... more...

  • Social Mix and the Cityby Kathy Arthurson

    CSIRO Publishing 2012; US$ 55.00

    Critically appraises how 'social mix' has been constructed historically in urban planning and housing policy. more...

  • The New Limits of Education Policyby Roger Benjamin

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Using a political economy framework to analyze the current problems facing US post-secondary education, The New Limits of Education Policy tackles the questions surrounding the future of higher education. This study provides an explanation as to why improvement of teaching and learning is not a high priority for the stakeholders involved. Roger Benjamin... more...

  • The Politics of Policy Changeby Daniel Béland; Alex Waddan

    Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    For generations, debating the expansion or contraction of the American welfare state has produced some of the nation's most heated legislative battles. Attempting social policy reform is both risky and complicated, especially when it involves dealing with powerful vested interests, sharp ideological disagreements, and a nervous public. The Politics... more...