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  • 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...

  • The Politics of Policy Changeby Daniel Béland; Alex Waddan

    Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    For generations, debating the expansion or contraction of the American welfare state has produced some of the nation's most heated legislative battles. Attempting social policy reform is both risky and complicated, especially when it involves dealing with powerful vested interests, sharp ideological disagreements, and a nervous public. The Politics... more...

  • European Capitalist Welfare Societiesby Patricia Frericks; Robert Maier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This book analyzes European capitalist welfare societies, exploring questions of sustainability and the financing of social rights. more...

  • Land Use Policies for Sustainable Developmentby Desmond McNeill; Ingrid Nesheim; Floor Brouwer

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    The urgent need to enhance sustainable development in developing countries has never been greater: poverty levels are growing, land conversions are uncontrolled, and there is rapid loss of biodiversity through land use change. This important and timely book highlights the need for integrated assessment tools for developing countries, considering the... more...

  • Selbstorganisation und Public Valueby Corinna Wenzel

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99

    Die Legitimation des öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunks und sein Beitrag zur Generierung eines ?Public Value? werden immer öfter in Frage gestellt. Anhand einer strukturellen Analyse medienökonomischer und verfassungsrechtlicher Rahmenbedingungen geht Corinna Wenzel der Frage nach, ob im österreichischen Fall staatliche Regulierungskonzepte des öffentlich-rechtlichen... more...

  • Vetospieler in der Policy-Forschungby Florian Blank

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 44.99

    Das ursprünglich für die vergleichende Demokratieforschung entwickelte Vetospieler-Theorem von George Tsebelis hat auch in die Policy-Forschung Eingang gefunden. Die in diesem Band versammelten Beiträge wenden die Überlegungen Tsebelis? in Analysen politischer Entscheidungsprozesse in verschiedenen Politikfeldern an und diskutieren theoretische Aspekte... more...

  • Nationalism and Social Policyby Daniel Béland; André Lecours

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    This book explores the little studied relationship between nationalism and social policy. Focussing on Canada, the United Kingdom, and Belgium, it sheds new light on the relationships between identity formation, territorial politics, and social policy. more...

  • Welfare State, Universalism and Diversityby Anneli Anttonen; Liisa Haikio; Stefansson Kolbeinn

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Welfare State, Universalism and Diversity is a thought-provoking book dealing with key ideas, values and principles of social policies and asking what exactly is meant by universal benefits and policies? Is the time of post-war universalism over? Are universalism and diversity contradictory policy and theory framings? Well-known scholars from different... more...

  • Value and Virtue in Public Administrationby Professor Michiel S. S. De De Vries; Professor Pan Suk Kim

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 37.00

    A multidisciplinary analysis of the role of values and virtue in public administration, this book calls for a rediscovery of virtue. It explores ways of enabling the public sector to balance the values that are presently dominant with classic values such as accountability, representation, equality, neutrality, transparency and the public interest.... more...

  • Parliamentary Roles in Modern Legislaturesby Magnus Blomgren; Olivier Rozenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book gathers the most influential authors on role research and legislative studies to examine the different roles that MPs are playing in modern-day legislatures. It provides a comprehensive and critical overview of current research on legislative roles, summarises previous research, presents a large variety of methodological approaches and also... more...