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Public Affairs & Administration

  • Public Policyby Michael E. Kraft; Scott R. Furlong

    SAGE Publications 2017; US$ 85.00

    In Public Policy: Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives , students come to understand how and why policy analysis is used to assess policy alternatives. To encourage critical and creative thinking on issues ranging from the federal deficit to health care reform to climate change, authors Michael Kraft and Scott Furlong introduce and fully integrate... more...

  • Black and Blueby Jeff Pegues

    Prometheus Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    The recent killings in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Ferguson, and elsewhere are just the latest examples of the longstanding rift between law enforcement and people of color. In this revealing journey to the heart of a growing crisis, CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Jeff Pegues provides unbiased facts, statistics, and perspectives from... more...

  • The Field Researcher?s Handbookby David J. Danelo

    Georgetown University Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    Field research?the collection of information outside a lab or workplace setting?requires skills and knowledge not typically taught in the classroom. Fieldwork demands exploratory inquisitiveness, empathy to encourage interviewees to trust the researcher, and sufficient aptitude to work professionally and return home safely. The Field Researcher?s... more...

  • Understanding Trust in Governmentby Scott E. Robinson; James W. Stoutenborough; Arnold Vedlitz

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Growing disenfranchisement with political institutions and policy processes has generated interest in trust in government. For the most part, research has focused on trust in government as a general attitude covering all political institutions. In this book, Scott E. Robinson, James W. Stoutenborough, and Arnold Vedlitz argue that individual agencies... more...

  • The Politics of Online Copyright Enforcement in the EUby Trisha Meyer

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 134.29

    This book investigates recent policy initiatives dealing with the online enforcement of copyright in the European Union, providing unique insights into the current stalemate in the field. It is a timely contribution to the next steps of policy-making on copyright enforcement and Internet governance. The author brings to light tensions in how we encourage... more...

  • The Corruption Cureby Robert I. Rotberg

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    Why leadership is key to ending political and corporate corruption globally Corruption corrodes all facets of the world's political and corporate life, yet until now there was no one book that explained how best to battle it. The Corruption Cure provides many of the required solutions and ranges widely across continents and diverse cultures?putting... more...

  • Pesticide Policy and Politics in the European Unionby Emanuela Bozzini

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 48.11

    This book explores the regulation of pesticides in the European Union in order to reveal the complex, controversial, and contested nature of an assessment system proudly declared by the EU to be ?the strictest in the world?.  The current regulatory framework is based on Regulation 1107/2009, which substantially reformed the previous system. ... more...

  • Leadership and Change in Public Sector Organizationsby James D. Ward

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    Successful change in the public sector can be supported or hindered by political and administrative leadership, individual and group motivation, and the public?s perception of the effectiveness of public officials and government structures. But do the very characteristics of public sector organizations present obstacles to successful transformative... more...

  • Current Challenges in Patent Information Retrievalby Mihai Lupu; Katja Mayer; Noriko Kando; Anthony J. Trippe

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2017; US$ 100.72

    Intellectual property in the form of patents plays a vital role in today's increasingly knowledge-based economy. This book assembles state-of-the art research and is intended to illustrate innovative approaches to patent information retrieval. more...

  • Robin Butlerby Michael Jago

    Biteback Publishing 2017; US$ 24.99

    With almost four decades of experience in the Civil Service, Robin Butler, Lord Butler of Brockwell, has been privy to a succession of parliamentary shake-ups and international policy crises. During his remarkable career, Butler served as Private Secretary to Edward Heath, Harold Wilson and Margaret Thatcher and as Cabinet Secretary under Thatcher,... more...