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Public Policy

  • Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequalityby Pope Francis; Naomi Oreskes

    Melville House 2015; US$ 14.95

    The complete text of the landmark encyclical letter from Pope Francis that, as Time magazine reported, ?rocked the international community? In the Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality , the beloved Pope exhorts the world to combat environmental degradation and its impact on the poor. In a stirring, clarion call that is not merely aimed... more...

  • Scarlet Lettersby Jack Cashill

    WND Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    <p>Like its namesake, <em>Scarlet Letters</em> addresses the hard truths of life in an increasingly "progressive" America where the irrational prejudices of a group can crush the soul of the individual. In both the old and new Puritanism, worshippers achieve a sense of moral worth simply by designating themselves among "the... more...

  • Handbook on Complexity and Public Policyby Robert Geyer; Paul Cairney

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    Though its roots in the natural sciences go back to the early 20th century, complexity theory as a scientific framework has developed most rapidly since the 1970s. Increasingly, complexity theory has been integrated into the social sciences, and this groundbreaking Handbook on Complexity and Public Policy has brought together top thinkers in complexity... more...

  • The Ecological Footprintby Andrea Collins; Andrew Flynn

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    The ecological footprint is one of the most prominent tools used to measure environmental sustainability, and its rise in academic and policy debates since the early 1990s has been remarkable. Drawing upon research and examples from around the world, the authors critically examine the claims made of the ecological footprint and how it has been applied... more...

  • The Politics and Crisis Management of Animal Health Securityby Dr John Connolly

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The Politics and Crisis Management of Animal Health Security addresses the 2001 foot and mouth epidemic in the United Kingdom - one of, if not the, most significant crises ever to face the UK farming industry. Underpinned by interviews with politicians and bureaucrats and with significant primary documentary analysis the book shows that the crisis... more...

  • Redefining U.S. Educationby William F. Roth; Ian M. Roth

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 119.95

    A growing number of educators are beginning to believe that as we move into a different kind of world with different possibilities, the traditional approach to teaching is no longer the most productive. They are beginning to understand that if we are to continue progressing as a nation, we need to place more emphasis on the development of each student?s... more...

  • Smart on Crimeby Garrick L. Percival

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 79.95

    The most punitive era in American history reached its apex in the 1990s, but the trend has reversed in recent years. Smart on Crime: The Struggle to Build a Better American Penal System examines the factors causing this dramatic turnaround. It relates and echoes the increasing need and desire on the part of actors in the American government system... more...

  • The End of Doomby Ronald Bailey

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    In the past five decades there have been many, many forecasts of impending environmental doom. They have universally been proven wrong. Meanwhile, those who have bet on human resourcefulness have almost always been correct. In his widely praised book Ecoscam, Ronald Bailey strongly countered environmentalist alarmism, using facts to demonstrate... more...

  • Global Frontiers of Social Development in Theory and Practiceby Brij Mohan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This volume examines developmentality and the archeology of its social practices, unfolding systemic failures that muffle progress. Economic, climate, and social justice are the areas of focus for this analysis of human-social development in the fog of ideological-institutional meltdowns. more...

  • The Management of Change in Criminal Justiceby Martin Wasik; Sotirios Santatzoglou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book explores the critical questions of how and why criminal justice policies emerge, and examines how criminal justice policy is understood and applied by practitioners. It questions whether diversity in implementation implies policy failure or a sign of healthy activism among local practitioners.lied by practitioners. more...