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- 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...
- 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...
- Charles C Thomas 2007; US$ 69.95
This book is well suited to readers dealing with correctional issues in todays 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 nations disjointed mental health systems, the book provides... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 23.00
This book provides guidance to government policy makers on making public-private partnerships in infrastructure successful. more...