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  • Französische Kulturpolitik in Deutschland 1945-1955by Jacqueline Plum

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2007; US$ 69.99

    Wie konnte das "Jahrhundert der Erbfeindschaft? nach weniger als zwanzig Jahren in die Gründung des Deutsch-Französischen Jugendwerkes münden? Jacqueline Plum untersucht die Rolle der besatzungspolitischen Akteure bei dieser Entwicklung. Es wird deutlich, dass die französische Jugend- und Umerziehungspolitik u. a. zur Initiierung des internationalen... more...

  • Governance als Einfluss-Systemby Kerstin Seifer

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 49.99

    Governance ist inzwischen ein prominenter Begriff in den Politikwissenschaften. Er steht für die Vorstellung, dass Teile von staatlicher Autorität auf nicht-staatliche Akteure übergehen. Die These dieses Buches lautet, dass bestehende Governance-Konzepte nicht-staatlichen Akteuren pauschal politischen Einfluss unterstellen und dazu neigen, ihre Wirkungsfähigkeit... more...

  • Local Direct Democracy in Europeby Theo Schiller

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 69.99

    Modern direct democracy has recently become an important element of political life in many countries. These developments can be observed at the national, regional, and local level of political systems. Participation and democracy in local political affairs play a major role in stabilising and developing democratic systems. This volume presents, for... more...

  • Moving Toward Positive Systems of Child and Family Welfareby Gary Cameron; Nick Coady; Gerald R. Adams

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007; US$ 85.00

    Faced with rapidly changing social and economic conditions, service professionals, policy developers, and researchers have raised significant concerns about the Canadian child welfare system. This book draws inspiration from experiences with three broad, international child welfare paradigms—child protection, family service, and community healing/caring... more...

  • The Populist Paradoxby Elisabeth R. Gerber

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Do small but wealthy interest groups influence referendums, ballot initiatives, and other forms of direct legislation at the expense of the broader public interest? Many observers argue that they do, often lamenting that direct legislation has, paradoxically, been captured by the very same wealthy interests whose power it was designed to curb. Elisabeth... more...

  • Immigration Detentionby Daniel Wilsher

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 34.00

    An examination and critique of the growth of mass administrative detention of immigrants, something contrary to the rule of law. more...

  • Creating the Market Universityby Elizabeth Popp Berman

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    American universities today serve as economic engines, performing the scientific research that will create new industries, drive economic growth, and keep the United States globally competitive. But only a few decades ago, these same universities self-consciously held themselves apart from the world of commerce. Creating the Market University is... more...

  • International Handbook of Urban Policyby H. S. Geyer

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 60.00

    This important Handbook reveals that most urban growth takes place in the less developed world and much of it represents over-urbanization - i.e. urbanization in which most migrants cannot effectively compete for employment, cannot find adequate shelter and do not have the means to feed themselves properly. Yet, compared to rural poverty, urban poverty... more...

  • Livable Communities for Aging Populationsby M. Scott Ball

    Wiley 2012; US$ 90.00

    An innovative look at design solutions for building lifelong neighborhoods Livable Communities for Aging Populations provides architects and designers with critical guidance on urban planning and building design that allows people to age in their own homes and communities. The focus is on lifelong neighborhoods, where healthcare and accessibility... more...

  • The New Limits of Education Policyby Roger Benjamin

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Using a political economy framework to analyze the current problems facing US post-secondary education, The New Limits of Education Policy tackles the questions surrounding the future of higher education. This study provides an explanation as to why improvement of teaching and learning is not a high priority for the stakeholders involved. Roger Benjamin... more...