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  • The Privatization of Police in Americaby James F. Pastor

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2003; US$ 39.95

    Today the private security industry employs approximately 1.5 million people and spends over $52 billion annually. In contrast, public police forces employ approximately 600,000 people and spend $30 billion annually. Private policing promises to be a big part of the response to today's increased security concerns, as citizens realize that security... more...

  • Self-esteem and Adjusting with Blindnessby Dean W. Tuttle; Naomi R. Tuttle

    Charles C Thomas 2004; US$ 54.95

    This new and expanded Third Edition analyzes blindness within the context of two overlapping theoretical constructs: the development of self-esteem and the process of adjusting to social and/or physical trauma. The book is divided into four sections. The first section provides an overview of blindness and the essential background for subsequent discussions.... more...

  • Clusters and Globalization: The Development of Urban and Regional Economiesby C. Pitelis; R. Sugden; J.R. Wilson

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    Clustering as an economic policy concern has become increasingly fashionable. The authors of this book shed light on this subject on which there remains remarkably little understanding, and even less agreement, regarding what clusters are, what they require for success and what impacts they are likely to have in different contexts, locally, nationally... more...

  • Public Policy in Asiaby Mukul G. Asher; David Newman; Thomas P. Snyder

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2002; US$ 120.00

    In this text, experts in Asian economics, public management, law and the sciences explore critical issues that will have a role in future policy debates. Topics include growth, income security and fiscal reform; governance and public management; and technological innovation and the environment. more...

  • King Trends and the Future of Public Policyby Dr Hugh Compston

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 125.00

    This study presents, for the first time, a synoptic picture of the future directions in which public policy in EU countries is likely to move based on using contemporary theories of policy-making to deduce the implications for public policy of major long-term technological, economic, environmental and social trends. more...

  • Public Policy Analysisby Professor Peter Knoepfel; Dr Corinne Larrue; Dr Frederic Varone

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 99.00

    This book is an English version of a successful text* on public policy analysis originally written for policy practitioners in Switzerland and France. It presents a model for the analysis of public policy and includes examples of its application in everyday political-administrative situations. This English version introduces supplementary illustrations... more...

  • The Politics of Evaluationby David Taylor; Susan Balloch

    Policy Press 2005; US$ 35.00

    Evaluation has become a central tool in the development of contemporary social policy. Its widespread popularity is based on the need to provide evidence of the effectiveness of policies and programmes. This book sees evaluation as an inherently political activity, as much about forms of governance as scientific practice. Using a wide range of examples... more...

  • Policy Reconsideredby Dr Susan M. Hodgson; Dr Zoë Irving

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    This book identifies key topics within the policy arena and subjects them to sustained theoretical and practical appraisal. It shows the gains to be made from applying a cross-disciplinary lens to the study of 'policy', with contributors presenting critical and reflective engagements with the theory and practice of policy at all levels of political... more...

  • Remaking Governanceby Janet Newman

    Policy Press 2005; US$ 39.95

    There has been an explosion of new forms of governance as societies adapt to economic, social and political change. This book highlights the dynamics of the social, cultural and institutional practices involved in 'remaking' governance. It is structured around three key themes: the remaking of peoples, publics and politics. more...

  • The Politics of Citizenship in Europeby Marc Morjé Howard

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    In this book, Marc Morjé Howard addresses immigrant integration, exploring the far-reaching implications of one of the most critical challenges facing Europe. more...