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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Disciplines, Disasters and Emergency Managementby David A. McEntire

    Charles C Thomas 2007; US$ 69.95

    Disasters such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina illustrate the salience and complexity of disasters. Both scholars and practitioners therefore agree that we must take a more proactive and holistic approach to emergency management, which should logically be derived from a sound understanding of the academic... more...

  • Rethinking Popular Representationby Olle Törnquist; Kristian Stokke; Neil Webster

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 33.00

    This book starts out from the deep concern with contemporary tendencies towards depoliticisation of public issues and popular interests and makes a case for rethinking more democratic popular representation. It outlines a framework for popular representation, examines key issues and experiences and provides a policy-oriented conclusion. more...

  • Design, Meaning and Choice in Direct Democracyby Shauna Reilly

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    A rigorous and highly original analysis of direct democracy in the United States, which calls into question the future of governance through ballot measures. Shauna Reilly uses quantitative, qualitative and experimental methodological approaches to present insights on the different behaviours of the petitioner, the ballot, and the voter. more...

  • Significant Disabilityby Davis Martin

    Charles C Thomas 2001; US$ 42.95

    This text will provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the issues that affect people with significant disabilities from a historical, policy, leadership, and systems perspective. The text will be particularly useful in either graduate or advanced undergraduate courses for prospective rehabilitation counselors, teachers, community mental... more...

  • Innovations in Financing Public Servicesby Stephen J. Bailey; Pekka Valkama; Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 120.00

    This book explores new forms of private, mutual municipal, public-private and 'reverse' state funding of public investments, co-payments and shared contributions, vouchers, and pooled public risk-financing. It includes case studies taken from the Nordic countries, UK, Spain, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey and South Korea. more...

  • Public-Private Partnership Projects in Infrastructureby Jeffrey Delmon

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 23.00

    This book provides guidance to government policy makers on making public-private partnerships in infrastructure successful. more...

  • Democracy and Developmentby Axel Hadenius

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 28.00

    This book is a wide-ranging study of the meaning of democracy and the factors which determine its level. more...