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  • Crowdsourcing in the Public Sectorby Daren C. Brabham

    Georgetown University Press 2015; US$ 4.95

    Crowdsourcing is a term that was coined in 2006 to describe how the commercial sector was beginning to outsource problems or tasks to the public through an open call for solutions over the internet or social media. Crowdsourcing works to generate new ideas or develop innovative solutions to problems by drawing on the wisdom of the many rather than... more...

  • The Ethical Lobbyistby Thomas T. Holyoke

    Georgetown University Press 2015; US$ 4.95

    Lobbyists in Washington aren’t a new phenomenon. Since the early days of the republic, citizens and groups alike have hired professionals to press their interests with lawmakers. However, recent examples of misconduct—like that seen in the Abramoff scandal—highlight the unique ethical challenges this industry faces in the twenty-first... more...

  • Water, Power and Identityby Rutgerd Boelens

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    This book addresses two major issues in natural resource management and political ecology: the complex conflicting relationship between communities managing water on the ground and national/global policy-making institutions and elites; and how grassroots defend against encroachment, question the self-evidence of State-/market-based water governance,... 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 ZoŽ 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...