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  • Paying Bribes for Public Servicesby Richard Rose; Caryn Peiffer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book documents what happens when people encounter public officials. It draws on multi-national Barometer surveys asking questions about corruption and bribery in 119 countries. Clear prose, tables and figures report the answers given by more than 250,000 people and the conclusion sets out six principles for reducing bribery. more...

  • Liu Shaoqi and the Chinese Cultural Revolutionby Lowell Dittmer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    By addressing the issues that decimated China's monolithic elite in the late 1960s, this text illuminates not only the life and fate of Liu Shaoqi, but also the policy-making process of a revolutionary state facing the diverting exigencies of economic modernization and political development. more...

  • The Rise of Big Governmentby Harold G. Vatter; John F. Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    The Rise of Big Government chronicles the phenomenal growth of local, state, and federal government over the last 100 years. The authors explain this growth by arguing that public and social acceptance of government intervention has allowed government to maintain a presence at all levels of the economy. The authors take issue with the opposing argument... 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...