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  • 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...

  • Catastrophic Disaster Planning and Responseby Clifford Oliver

    CRC Press 2010; US$ 83.95

    Because catastrophe study and research is relatively new, there are few resources available on the subject. This book fills the gap in emergency management education, namely the issue of events so large and complex that normal disaster preparedness and response strategies are vastly insufficient. It introduces the many political, legal, and programmatic... 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...

  • Social Class, Social Action, and Educationby Aaron Schutz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This volume focuses on progressivism's conceptions of democracy. The analysis is interdisciplinary, beginning with a broad-ranging history of working- and middle-class culture in America, and grounded in American pragmatism, with the educator and philosopher, John Dewey, as its central "character." Schutz demonstrates that progressive ideas of democracy... more...

  • Families and Social Policyby Linda Haas

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    Leading authorities' studies show that from the effects of globalization many social and family problems and their solutions tend to be similar in nations world-wide. Families and Social Policy: National and International Perspectives explores the latest research on the impact of government policy—or lack of policy—on family life in various developed... more...