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- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2011; US$ 20.79
Choice is about deciding between a number of possibilities; picking from a variety of options; selecting a preference. We encounter situations where we have to make choices some minor, some potentially life altering nearly every day of our lives. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 163.00
Michael Temple argues that the new local governance system 'created' by Margaret Thatcher's reforms, when combined with New Labour's emphasis on delivering measurable improvements to outputs, has enabled Tony Blair to have unprecedented control over the public policy process. The author concludes that, far from a more pluralist political culture, the... more...
- BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2011; US$ 28.63
Hauptbeschreibung This book looks at the consequences and implications of an emerging new way of local politics in Europe. With the term »governance«, changes in the political and social constitution of cities are analysed. Based on theoretical and empirical studies by scholars from ten countries, different aspects of »urban governance« will be presented. more...
- BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2011; US$ 33.12
Hauptbeschreibung Welfare pluralism is often seen as a possible solution to the welfare crisis many western countries are experiencing. Alternative sources of welfare provisions have become attractive in systems once dominated by the state. The family, the company and voluntary organizations can provide services where the state has left a gap. There... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 163.00
Randomized search heuristics such as evolutionary algorithms, genetic algorithms, evolution strategies, ant colony and particle swarm optimization turn out to be highly successful for optimization in practice. The theory of randomized search heuristics, which has been growing rapidly in the last five years, also attempts to explain the success of the... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 109.00
With this book we aim at describing and analysing the selection, daily life, networks and values of local top political leaders in seventeen European countries. The empirical nourishment to the investigation into town halls across Europe is a survey conducted in 2003 with mayors and corresponding top local political leaders. The data covering responses... more...
- Destiny Image, Inc. 2011; US$ 15.99
Charles Slagle promises in this book to provide a glimple into God's heart, his nature and ways. His literary device is the letter, letters written by God to his beloved children and filled with counsel, encouragement, affection, and sometimes reproof. Our God is a Father whose heart longs for His children to sit and talk with Him in fellowship... more...
- Springer Fachmedien 2008; US$ 69.99