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  • The Australian Policy Handbookby Catherine Althaus; Peter Bridgman; Glyn Davis

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 40.90

    A thoroughly revised new edition of the authoritative guide to the process of policy making in government. more...

  • Break Throughby Michael Shellenberger; Ted Nordhaus

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 15.95

    Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger triggered a firestorm with the publication of Break Through, contending that the politics that dealt with acid rain and smog can?t deal with global warming.The nations that ratified the Kyoto protocol have seen their greenhouse gas emissions go up, not down. And the destruction of tropical rain forests, a key... more...

  • Investing in the Disadvantagedby David L. Weimer; Aidan R. Vining

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    A comprehensive review of how cost-benefit analysis can improve effectiveness and efficiency in the most important areas of social policy. more...

  • Comparing Mass Media in Established Democraciesby Lisa Müller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book examines the contribution of mass media to modern democracies, in comparative perspective. Part I deals with the conceptualization and implementation of a systematic framework to assess democratic media performance, both in terms of media systems and content. Part II studies media effects on the quality of democracy. more...

  • New York City Politicsby Bruce Berg

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Most experts consider economic development to be the dominant factor influencing urban politics. They point to the importance of the finance and real estate industries, the need to improve the tax base, and the push to create jobs. In New York City Politics: Governing Gothamůthe first comprehensive analysis of New York City's political system... more...

  • Affluence and Influenceby Martin Gilens

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Can a country be a democracy if its government only responds to the preferences of the rich? In an ideal democracy, all citizens should have equal influence on government policy--but as this book demonstrates, America's policymakers respond almost exclusively to the preferences of the economically advantaged. Affluence and Influence definitively... more...

  • Crossing Overby Rubén Martínez

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 19.99

    A moving account of a family's odyssey by "one of the brightest voices of a new generation of Hispanic writers" ( Washington Post ) The U.S.-Mexican border is one of the most permeable boundaries in the world, breached daily by Mexicans in search of work. Yet the migrant gambit is perilous. Thousands die crossing the line and those who reach "the... more...

  • The Spy In The Coffee Machineby Kieron O'Hara; Nigel Shadbolt

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 16.95

    What do you know about the new surveillance state that has been created in the wake of pervasive computing – that is, the increasing use of very small and simple computers in all sorts of host – from your computer to your coat? Well, these little computers can communicate via the web and form powerful networks whose emergent behaviour can be very... more...

  • Reign of Errorby Diane Ravitch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, ?whistle-blower extraordinaire? ( The Wall Street Journal ), author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System  (?Important and riveting?? Library Journal ),  The Language Police  (?Impassioned . .... more...

  • Talking Politics?by Sheila Suess Kennedy

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 4.95

    Honest, objective, and informed political debates are all too rare in today?s polarized and partisan climate. Public policy is increasingly driven by ideology while political spin, distortions, and even demonizing opponents by disseminating outright lies are routine practice from Washington to the local city council. Super-heated and hyper-partisan... more...