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  • Decentralization in Client Countriesby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 14.99

    The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) assessed the effectiveness of Bank support for decentralization between fiscal 1990 and 2007 in 20 countries, seeking to inform the design and implementation of future support. Given the difficulties of measuring the results of decentralization, the evaluation used intermediate outcome indicators—such as... more...

  • Successful Societiesby Peter A. Hall; Michèle Lamont

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    This book examines the ways in which social relations condition health and the public policies that address it. more...

  • Social Work and Social Policyby Jonathan Dickens

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 46.95

    An understanding of social policy is vital for engaging practically with social work values, dealing with political and ethical questions about responsibility, rights, our understanding of ?the good society?. This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to social policy, tailored to the needs of a social work audience. Jonathan Dickens analyses... more...

  • Constitutionalism and Political Reconstructionby Saïd Amir Arjomand

    BRILL 2007; US$ 136.00

    This book offers a unique interdisciplinary comparison of the dominant trends in constitutional developments and legal change across different regions of the world in the last half century, bringing together the constitution-making of the post-colonial era with the post-communist political reconstruction and globalization of constitutionalism. more...

  • Political Handbook of the World 2009by Arthur Banks; Thomas Muller; William Overstreet

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2009; US$ 300.00

    There is no other resource that provides as thorough and accurate political information as CQPress’s best selling Political Handbook of the World. With more than 200 entries on countries and territories throughout the world, Political Handbook of the World 2009 is the most authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country’s... more...

  • Checking Executive Power: Presidential Impeachment in Comparative Perspectiveby Jody Baumgartner; Naoko Kada

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 83.00

    Baumgartner, Kada, and thier contributors examine presidential impeachment in such varied settings as the United States, Russia, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, the Philippines, and Madagascar. In all of these countries there has been a serious impeachment attempt within the past decade or so. The results of each impeachment attempt vary, from unnsuccessful... more...

  • Fixing Fragile States: A New Paradigm for Developmentby Seth Kaplan

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 72.00

    Fragile states are a menace. Their lawless environments spread instability across borders, provide havens for terrorists, threaten access to natural resources, and consign millions of people to poverty. But Western attempts to reform these benighted places have rarely made things better. Kaplan argues that to avoid revisiting the carnage and catastrophes... more...

  • Health Promotion Programsby Carl I. Fertman; Diane D. Allensworth; Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)

    Wiley 2010; US$ 85.00

    Health Promotion Programs introduces the theory of health promotion and presents an overview of current best practices from a wide variety of settings that include schools, health care organizations, workplace, and community. The 43 contributors to Health Promotion Programs focus on students and professionals interested in planning, implementing,... more...

  • Disasters and Public Healthby Bruce W. Clements

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 72.95

    From the San Diego wildfires to multi-drug-resistant strains of bacteria, communities are facing an ever-growing list of potential disasters. Some events, like pandemic flu or anthrax attacks, are public health emergencies first and foremost. Hurricane Katrina taught us, however, that lack of planning for the frail, elderly, and impoverished population... more...

  • Citizen Lawmakersby David Schmidt

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    "[B]oth an engrossing history and a guide showing how citizens can make their own laws directly, at the ballot box, when elected officials are unresponsive." --Ralph NaderAfter decades of disuse, a startling upsurge in the use of the Initiative and Referendum--law-making by citizen petition and popular vote--occurred in the 1970s and 1980s. In Citizen... more...