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  • 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...

  • The People's Mandateby J. Patrick Boyer

    Dundurn 1991; US$ 9.99

    A mood of anger with the political system has been stirring across Canada; yet rather than turning away from the system, many Canadians are actually seeking a greater say in matters that affect them. they want to become more effective participants in the political process. In this timely book, Patrick Boyer examines the important role that direct... more...

  • The Darling Diariesby Beth Slaney; Stan Darling

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 14.99

    A stalwart Tory, Stan Darling was a Member of Parliament for twenty-one years. In The Darling Diaries, he looks back on his career in politics, the places he has been, and some of the poeple he has met ? Libyan dictator Gaddafi, President Bush, and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Never afraid of the press or anyone else foolish enough to quarrel with him,... 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...

  • Cohesion and Discipline in Legislaturesby Reuven Y. Hazan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book - previously published as a special issue of the Journal of Legislative Studies - asks why legislative unity is one of the distinguishing features of modern political parties. more...