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- 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 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...
- 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...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00
Offers a reconsideration of patterns on long-term policymaking and organizational change. Combining theory development, international comparison and original case study analysis, this title develops some of the main models of policy change and offers a revealing long-term view of policy developments since 1965. more...
- Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 29.95
This book presents the first large-scale study of lobbying strategies and outcomes in the United States and the European Union, two of the most powerful political systems in the world. Every day, tens of thousands of lobbyists in Washington and Brussels are working to protect and promote their interests in the policymaking process. Policies emanating... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 15.99
A provocative, inspiring account of our neglected American ideals and the people who are living them today?and restoring our nation?s dream Patriotism has become a loaded word: one that is wielded against people with whom we might disagree, or whose cultural origins don?t match our own. But our founding fathers?Washington, Jefferson, Adams,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 28.99
The presidency of Barack Obama seeks major transformation of American politics and policy. This new collection, edited by Steven E. Schier, examines the unusual combination of risk and ambition in Obama's presidency concerning popular politics, Washington politics, and economic and foreign policy. It also places the Obama presidency in historical perspective,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 139.99
This book i sone of two volumes in which leading scholars examine the way in which EU member states co-ordinate their European policies. Eschewing the 'Europeanisation' problematic within which the issue is usually adressed, this book adopts a broader, more inclusive approach. It examines domestic processes and investigates co-ordination in... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 140.00
Why did Britain's economic policy revolution in the 1960s achieve so little? Drawing on the latest political science theories of policy networks and policy learning, Hugh Pemberton outlines a new model of economic policy making and then uses it to interrogate recently-released government documents. In explaining both the radical shift in policy and... more...