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  • 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...

  • Vetospieler in der Policy-Forschungby Florian Blank

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 39.99

    Das ursprünglich für die vergleichende Demokratieforschung entwickelte Vetospieler-Theorem von George Tsebelis hat auch in die Policy-Forschung Eingang gefunden. Die in diesem Band versammelten Beiträge wenden die Überlegungen Tsebelis? in Analysen politischer Entscheidungsprozesse in verschiedenen Politikfeldern an und diskutieren theoretische Aspekte... more...

  • Selbstorganisation und Public Valueby Corinna Wenzel

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99

    Die Legitimation des öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunks und sein Beitrag zur Generierung eines ?Public Value? werden immer öfter in Frage gestellt. Anhand einer strukturellen Analyse medienökonomischer und verfassungsrechtlicher Rahmenbedingungen geht Corinna Wenzel der Frage nach, ob im österreichischen Fall staatliche Regulierungskonzepte des öffentlich-rechtlichen... more...

  • European Capitalist Welfare Societiesby Patricia Frericks; Robert Maier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This book analyzes European capitalist welfare societies, exploring questions of sustainability and the financing of social rights. more...

  • Taxation and the Financial Crisisby Julian S. Alworth; Giampaolo Arachi

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 98.99

    The financial crisis triggered a global debate on the taxation of the financial sector. A number of international policy initiatives, most notably by the G-20, have called for major changes to the tax treatment of financial institutions and transactions, as well as to working practice within the financial sector. This book examines how tax policies... more...

  • Land Use Policies for Sustainable Developmentby Desmond McNeill; Ingrid Nesheim; Floor Brouwer

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    The urgent need to enhance sustainable development in developing countries has never been greater: poverty levels are growing, land conversions are uncontrolled, and there is rapid loss of biodiversity through land use change. This important and timely book highlights the need for integrated assessment tools for developing countries, considering the... more...

  • Nationalism and Social Policyby Daniel Béland; André Lecours

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    Despite the recent proliferation of literature on nationalism and on social policy, relatively little has been written to analyse the possible interaction between the two. Scholars interested in social citizenship have indirectly dealt with the interaction between national identity and social programs such as the British NHS, but they have seldom examined... more...

  • Local Planning for Terror and Disasterby Leonard A. Cole; Nancy D. Connell

    Wiley 2012; US$ 106.95

    Local Planning for Terror and Disaster  gives voice to experts in key fields involved with local preparedness, assessing the quality of preparedness in each field, and offering directions for improvement. Introductory chapters provide overviews of terror medicine, security and communications, which are indispensable to successful preparedness,... more...