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Public Policy

  • Design for Policyby Christian Bason

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Design for Policy charts, for the first time, the emergence of collaborative design approaches to innovation in public policy. It is a rich resource for policy makers, public managers, the academic community and advisers to government.The book is structured in three main sections, covering the global context of the rise of design for policy, in-depth... more...

  • China's New Governing Party Paradigmby Timothy R. Heath

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    For the first time since its founding in 1921, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has adopted a new paradigm for its role in China. Abandoning its former identity as a 'revolutionary party', the CCP now regards itself as a 'governing party' committed to meeting the diverse needs of its people and realizing China’s revitalization... more...

  • Dams and Development in Chinaby Bryan Tilt

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    China is home to half of the world?s large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland against flooding, and produce hydroelectricity in a nation with a seeimingly insatiable appetite for energy. As hydropower responds to a larger share... more...

  • Wicked Problems, Workable Solutionsby Daniel Yankelovich

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 35.99

    As a commentator, citizen, and advisor, Daniel Yankelovich has had a long career reporting and analyzing national issues, trends, and opinions. Here, he shares the philosophical foundation of his successful career and revisits some of his breakthrough experiences, drawing insightful conclusions applicable to our current condition. more...

  • John Rawls and Christian Social Engagementby Greg Forster; Anthony B. Bradley; Matthew Arbo; Hunter Baker; Jerome C. Foss; Daniel Kelly; Joseph Knippenberg; Bryan McGraw; Matthew Parks; Karen Taliaferro; John Addison Teevan; Micah Watson

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    In this book, leading Christian political thinkers and practitioners critique the Rawlsian concepts of ?justice as fairness? and ?public reason? from the perspective of Christian political theory and practice. It provides a new level of analysis from Christian perspectives, including implications for such hot topics as the culture war. ... more...

  • Achieving Ethical Competence for Public Service Leadershipby Terry L Cooper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This book shows students entering the public service as well as professionals in the field how to become ethically competent to provide the leadership needed to advance the public interest. The book doesn't just talk about ethics. The contributors describe how ethical competence should guide organizational conduct. All chapters are original, and written... more...

  • The Making of Indiaby Ranbir Vohra

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Designed for undergraduate and graduate courses on Indian civilization and history, this text provides a sweeping look at the long and varied history of India and how this complex legacy has shaped, and is shaping, the nation's modern polity. It offers unique political-historical coverage of India from pre-history into the 21st century. more...

  • Devolution and Governanceby Alistair Cole; Ian Stafford

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book examines the development of Welsh devolution in the context of great economic and political uncertainty. Drawing on research carried out over more than a decade, it explores whether Welsh devolution has developed the capacity to resist internal and external pressures and to continue to pursue a distinctive political and policy agenda. more...

  • Waste Management and Sustainable Consumptionby Karin M. Ekström

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    The accelerated pace of global consumption over the past decades has meant that governments across the world are now faced with significant challenges in dealing with the dramatically increased volume of waste. While research on waste management has previously focused on finding technological solutions to the problem, this book uniquely examines... more...

  • Action Research for Climate Change Adaptationby Arwin van Buuren; Jasper Eshuis; Mathijs van Vliet

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Governments all over the world are struggling with the question of how to adapt to climate change. They need information not only about the issue and its possible consequences, but also about feasible governance strategies and instruments to combat it. At the same time, scientists from different social disciplines are trying to understand the dynamics... more...