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- 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...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 24.95
Scholars of public administration have historically too often been disdainful towards politics in the field, viewing political activities and interests as opportunities for corruption, mismanagement, and skewed priorities. Supporters of this anti-political stance have become even more strident in recent years, many of them advancing scientific models... 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...
- Dundurn 1991; US$ 9.99
In this timely book, Patrick Boyer examines the important role that direct democracy ? through the occasional use of referendums, plebiscites, and initiatives ? can play in concert with our existing institutions of representative democracy. 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...