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  • Handbook of Critical Policy Studiesby Frank Fischer; Douglas Torgerson; Anna Durnová; Michael Orsini

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; Not Available

    Critical policy studies, as illustrated in this Handbook, challenges the conventional approaches public policy inquiry. But it offers important innovations as well, in particular its focus on discursive politics, policy argumentation and deliberation, and interpretive modes of analysis. more...

  • Analyzing American Democracyby Jon R. Bond; Kevin B. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 88.95

    How can political science help you understand the world you live in? Modern approaches to the study of politics analyze why Congress, the president, the courts, and other political actors do what they do. Learning to think critically about power, institutions, and rules helps citizens engage constructively in politics and the wider world around... more...

  • Environmental Governanceby Arild Vatn

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; Not Available

    In this innovative book, Arild Vatn presents an overview of the field of environmental governance, from its theoretical foundations, to the major issues and practical applications. While having an interdisciplinary orientation, the main theoretical basis is in institutional theory. The book spans issues from the global to the local level and puts environmental... more...

  • Handbook of Social Choice and Votingby Jac C. Heckelman; Nicholas R. Miller

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; Not Available

    This Handbook provides an overview of interdisciplinary research related to social choice and voting that is intended for a broad audience. Expert contributors from various fields present critical summaries of the existing literature, including intuitive explanations of technical terminology and well-known theorems, suggesting new directions for research. more...

  • Should Britain Leave the EU?by Patrick Minford; Sakshi Gupta; Vo P. M. Le; Vidya Mahambare; Yongdeng Xu

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; Not Available

    This second edition brings up to date a thorough review of all economic aspects of the UK's relationship with the EU, which also puts it in the political context of the upcoming referendum. It notes the intention of the EU to move to 'ever closer union' and the nature of the regulatory and general economic philosophy of the dominant countries... more...

  • Towards European Scienceby Linda Wedlin; Maria Nedeva

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; Not Available

    Since the concept of the European Research Area was launched at the beginning of this century, significant effort has been made to realise the vision of a coherent space for science and research in Europe. But what is such a space, and how is it developing? This timely book analyses the dynamics of change in policy and governance of science and research... more...

  • Entrepreneurship in Citiesby Colin Mason; Darja Reuschke; Stephen Syrett; Maarten van Ham

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; Not Available

    Entrepreneurship in Cities focuses on the neglected role of the home and the residential neighbourhood context for entrepreneurship and businesses within cities. The overall objective of the book is to develop a new interdisciplinary perspective that links entrepreneurship research with neighbourhood and urban studies. A key contribution is to show... more...

  • Human Rights and Corporate Wrongsby Simon Baughen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; Not Available

    The effects of globalisation, together with the increase in foreign investment and resource development within the developing world, have created a context for human rights abuses by States in which transnational corporations are complicit. This timely book considers how these ‘governance gaps’, as identified by Professor John Ruggie, may... more...

  • International Investment Law and Developmentby Stephan W. Schill; Christian J. Tams; Rainer Hofmann

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; Not Available

    Foreign investment is meant to contribute to the host country’s development, and yet international investment law has often been seen as an obstacle to (sustainable) development. So are investment and development friends or foes? Combining critical reflection and detailed analysis, this timely volume explores the relationship between the two concepts... more...

  • American Democracy in Perilby William E. Hudson

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 39.00

    In this Eighth Edition of American Democracy in Peril , author William E. Hudson provides a perceptive analysis of the challenges our democracy faces in the current era: economic crisis, partisan gridlock, rising economic inequality, and continued military conflict in the Middle East and elsewhere. By introducing the history of democratic theory... more...