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    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    Bij het transformeren van probleemwijken naar prachtwijken is veel aandacht voor de fysieke, de sociale en de economische aspecten van achterstand. Maar weinig is bekend over de relatie tussen achterstand en emotionele binding: wat zijn de effecten van de stedelijke vernieuwing op het thuisgevoel van deze bewoners? Dat staat centraal in dit onderzoek... more...

  • The Comparative Political Economy of Developmentby Barbara Harriss-White; Judith Heyer

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book illustrates the enduring relevance and vitality of the comparative political economy of development approach promoted among others by a group of social scientists in Oxford in the 1980s and 1990s. Contributors demonstrate the viability of this approach as researchers and academics become more convinced of the inadequacies of orthodox approaches... more...

  • Global Development 2.0by Lael Brainard; Derek Chollet

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    The fight against global poverty has quickly become one of the hottest tickets on the global agenda—with rock stars, world leaders, and multibillionaires calling attention to the plight of the poor at international confabs such as the World Economic Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative. The cozy, all-of-a-kind club of rich country officials... more...

  • Stuck in the Middleby Antonio Estache; Danny Leipziger

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    “There is no shortage of talk about the middle class, say the middle 60 percent of income recipients. But here is a book that actually studies them from a global perspective: their interests, their attitudes, their prospects, their power. It is now all the more important to go back to the study of the redistributive effects, deliberate and accidental,... more...

  • Innovative Governments: Creative Approaches to Local Problemsby Douglas Watson

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 118.00

    Due to state and federally mandated programs, local governments are increasingly resorting to innovative and alternative means of performing their functions because taxpayers are becoming more resistant to tax increases. Certain conditions need to exist for governmental innovation to be possible. This work explores these situations, using case studies... more...

  • OECD Environmental Performance Reviewsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 61.00

    This review of Iceland's environmental conditions and policies evaluates progress in reducing the pollution burden, improving natural resource management, integrating environmental and economic policies, and strengthening international co-operation.†The analyses presented are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data. more...

  • Political Handbook of the World 2010by Arthur Banks; Thomas C. Muller; William R. Overstreet

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2010; US$ 315.00

    More coverage, more depth - at a price you can't beat. No other resource matches the timely, thorough, and accurate political information provided by CQ Press' best-selling "Political Handbook of the World". With more in-depth coverage of current political controversies than any other reference guide, "Political Handbook of the... more...

  • Peace Without Consensusby Dr Mary-Alice C Clancy

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95

    Peace Without Consensus explores the contribution of the US, British and Irish governments to the electoral triumph of Sinn Féin and the Democratic Unionist Party in 2003. Profiled in the Guardian, the Observer, BBC Radio Four, the Irish Independent and Henry McDonald's 'Gunsmoke and Mirrors', the book offers salient lessons for regions... more...

  • Contemporary European Politicsby Josť Magone

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    In this important new introductory textbook, Josť Magone provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to contemporary European politics. The unification of the European continent since the Fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 and the collapse of communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe has changed the nature of European politics. This... more...

  • Presidential Science Advisorsby Roger A. Pielke; Roberta A. Klein

    Springer 2010; US$ 139.00

    For the past 50 years, a select group of scientists has provided advice to the US President, mostly out of the public eye, on issues ranging from the deployment of weapons to the launching of rockets to the moon to the use of stem cells to cure disease. The role of the presidential science adviser came under increasing scrutiny during the administration... more...