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  • Successful Societiesby Peter A. Hall; Michèle Lamont

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    This book, first published in 2009, examines the ways in which social relations condition health and the public policies that address it. more...

  • The Role of Parliaments in Curbing Corruptionby Rick Stapenhurst

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 19.99

    In most countries, parliament has the constitutional mandate to both oversee government and to hold government to account; often, audit institutions, ombuds and anti-corruption agencies report to parliament, as a means of ensuring both their independence from government and reinforcing parliament's position at the apex of accountability institutions.... more...

  • 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...

  • 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, liberty and our understanding of ?the good society?. This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to social policy, tailored to the needs of a social work audience 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 Powerby JODY BAUMGARTNER; NAOKO KADA

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 105.00

    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 D. Kaplan

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 65.00

    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...

  • From the Ground Upby Stephen Kosack; Courtney Tolmie; Charles C. Griffin

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Proposes that the international community's efforts to improve governance would be more effective if it collaborated with local independent monitoring organizations (IMOs). more...

  • Introduction to Emergency Managementby George Haddow; Jane Bullock; Damon P. Coppola

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 63.95

    Introduction to Emergency Management, Third Edition provides a comprehensive update of this foundational text on the background components and systems involved in the management of disasters and other emergencies. The book details current practices, strategies, and the key players involved in emergency management, especially in the U.S. but also... more...

  • Disasters and Public Healthby Julie Casani; Bruce 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...