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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Constitutionalism and Political Reconstructionby Said 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...

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

    Wiley 2010; US$ 70.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Citizen Lawmakersby David Schmidt

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 33.95

    "[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 Nader After 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.... more...

  • Political Theory and Australian Multiculturalismby Geoffrey Brahm Levey

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    Multiculturalism has been one of the dominant concerns in political theory over the last decade. To date, this inquiry has been mostly informed by, or applied to, the Canadian, American, and increasingly, the European contexts. This volume explores for the first time how the Australian experience both relates and contributes to political thought... more...

  • Ethical Bordersby Bill Ong Hing

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    In his topical new book, Ethical Borders, Bill Ong Hing asks, why do undocumented immigrants from Mexico continue to enter the United States and, what would discourage this surreptitious traffic?  An expert on immigration law and policy, Hing examines the relationship between NAFTA, globalization, and undocumented migration, and he considers... more...

  • Corrections, Mental Health, and Social Policyby Robert K. Ax; Thomas J. Fagan

    Charles C Thomas 2007; US$ 69.95

    This book is well suited to readers dealing with correctional issues in today’s complex global society. Given the task of providing adequate mental health care to the burgeoning U.S. prison population, including those thousands with serious mental illnesses who have defaulted from the nation’s disjointed mental health systems, the book provides... more...