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Public Policy

  • Handbook of Critical Policy Studiesby Frank Fischer; Douglas Torgerson; Anna DurnovŠ; Michael Orsini

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; Not Available

    Critical policy studies, as illustrated in this Handbook, challenges the conventional approaches public policy inquiry. But it offers important innovations as well, in particular its focus on discursive politics, policy argumentation and deliberation, and interpretive modes of analysis. more...

  • Environmental Governanceby Arild Vatn

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; Not Available

    In this innovative book, Arild Vatn presents an overview of the field of environmental governance, from its theoretical foundations, to the major issues and practical applications. While having an interdisciplinary orientation, the main theoretical basis is in institutional theory. The book spans issues from the global to the local level and puts environmental... more...

  • Towards European Scienceby Linda Wedlin; Maria Nedeva

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; Not Available

    Since the concept of the European Research Area was launched at the beginning of this century, significant effort has been made to realise the vision of a coherent space for science and research in Europe. But what is such a space, and how is it developing? This timely book analyses the dynamics of change in policy and governance of science and research... more...

  • The New Totalitarian Temptationby Todd Huizinga

    Encounter Books 2016; US$ 23.99

    What caused the eurozone debacle and the chaos in Greece? Why has Europe?s migrant crisis spun out of control, over the heads of national governments? Why is Great Britain calling a vote on whether to leave the European Union? Why are established political parties declining across the continent while protest parties rise? All this is part of the whirlwind... more...

  • Sharks of the Mediterraneanby Alessandro De Maddalena; Harald Bšnsch; Walter Heim

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2016; US$ 65.00

    This comprehensive study of sharks of the Mediterranean Sea provides a great deal of information about shark biology, human-shark interactions, recent research, and ecology and conservation in the region. The authors cover classification, common names, morphology, size, reproduction, diet, habitat, distribution, behavior, status and references to source... more...

  • Harnessing the Power of Collective Learningby Roy Steiner; Duncan Hanks

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 53.95

    What were new ideas 30 years ago, such as the concepts of participatory development and systems thinking, are now accepted norms in international development circles. The majority of professionals engaged in rural development accept the proposition that the people who participate in development should play an active role in defining, implementing,... more...

  • One Healthby Kevin Bardosh

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.95

    Zoonotic diseases ? pathogens transmitted from animals to people ? offer particularly challenging problems for global health institutions and actors, given the complex social-ecological dynamics at play. New forms of risk caused by unprecedented global connectivity and rapid social and environmental change demand new approaches. ?One Health? highlights... more...

  • US Climate Change Policyby Christopher J. Bailey

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 104.95

    The United States is often perceived as sceptical, if not hostile, to the need to address man-made climate change. US government policy has undoubtedly disappointed environmentalists and scientists who believe more concerted action is needed, but a careful examination of the evidence reveals a number of policy actions designed to investigate, mitigate,... more...

  • Liberty's Nemesisby Dean Reuter; John Yoo

    Encounter Books 2016; US$ 32.99

    If there has been a unifying theme of Barack Obama?s presidency, it is the inexorable growth of the administrative state. Its expansion has followed a pattern: First, expand federal powers beyond their constitutional limits. Second, delegate those powers to agencies and away from elected politicians in Congress. Third, insulate civil servants from... more...

  • Global Bioethicsby Henk ten Have

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 53.95

    The panorama of bioethical problems is different today. Patients travel to Thailand for fast surgery; commercial surrogate mothers in India deliver babies to parents in rich countries; organs, body parts and tissues are trafficked from East to Western Europe; physicians and nurses migrating from Africa to the U.S; thousands of children or patients... more...