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Public Affairs & Administration

  • The Governance Report 2017by The Hertie School of Governance

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 13.99

    The Governance Report 2017 seeks to address the implications of the current state of the world in terms of 'good governance', that is, the effective, efficient, and reliable set of legitimate institutions and actors dedicated to dealing with matters of public concern. more...

  • Stiff Upper Lipby Alex Renton

    Orion 2017; US$ 21.99

    This is the story of generations of parents, Britain's richest and grandest, who believed that being miserable at school was necessary to make a good and successful citizen. Childish suffering was a price they accepted for the preservation of their class, and their entitlement. The children who were moulded by this misery and abuse went on - as they... more...

  • Corporate Ties That Bindby Martin J. Walker

    Skyhorse Publishing 2017; US$ 35.00

    In the 21st century, corporations have worked their way into government and, as they become increasingly more powerful, arguments about their involvement with public health have become increasingly black and white. With corporations at the center of public health and environmental issues, everything chemical or technological is good, everything natural... more...

  • Reshaping Accounting and Management Control Systemsby Katia Corsi; Nicola Giuseppe Castellano; Rita Lamboglia; Daniela Mancini

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 75.93

    This book examines the relationship between digital innovations on the one hand, and accounting and management information systems on the other. In particular it addresses topics including cloud computing, data mining, XBRL, and digital platforms. It presents an analysis of how new technologies can reshape accounting and management information systems,... more...

  • Women, Work, and Patriarchy in the Middle East and North Africaby Fariba Solati

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 48.76

    This book investigates why the rate of female labor force participation in the Middle East and North Africa is the lowest in the world. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the book explains that the primary reason for the low rate of female labor force participation is the strong institutions of patriarchy in the region. Using multiple proxies for... more...

  • Outsourcing Border Controlby Federica Infantino

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 46.64

    This book explores the everyday practices of border control and implementation of mobility policy in the European Schengen area by analyzing consular visas services on the edges of the territory. Using an original case study, private contractors that implement EU visa policy on governments? behalf, the author focuses on visa application centers located... more...

  • Macroeconomic Policy after the Crashby Richard Barwell

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 58.52

    This book reviews the key policy debates during the post-crash era, describing the issues that policymakers grappled with, the decisions that they took and the details of the policy instruments that were created.  Focusing specifically on issues in monetary and fiscal policy, chapters demonstrate that very little that was done during this period... more...

  • Fortress Europe?by Annette Jünemann; Nikolas Scherer; Nicolas Fromm

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 35.79

    An unprecedented number of people is currently on the move seeking refuge in Europe. Large parts of European societies respond with anxiety and mistrust to the influx of people. Nationalist, anti-migrant parties from Slovakia over Germany to the UK have gained increasing support among the electorate and challenge the political mainstream. Europe is... more...

  • Women Presidents and Prime Ministers in Post-Transition Democraciesby Verónica Montecinos

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 108.47

    This book contributes to our understanding of the trajectories and prerogatives of female political leaders in the varying context of democratization, political institutions and cultural norms. No woman had been elected leader of a country before 1960, but with democratic transitions on the rise since the 1970s, the number of women... more...

  • Local Government in Englandby Colin Copus; Mark Roberts; Rachel Wall

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 75.93

    The book explores the claim that English local government exists in one of the most centralised relationships with national government. Such a position fundamentally undermines any notion of local self-government and makes the term ?government? in local government a misnomer. The book will examine how the erosion of the autonomy, powers, roles, functions... more...