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Public Policy

  • Urban Transport without the hot airby Steve Melia

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 21.86

    Everyone is a transport user, and most of us live in towns or cities, but how much of what we take for granted about transport is true? This book looks at the current situation of transport in UK cities and considers how we can get ease congestion and move toward a more sustainable future. Accessibly written, Urban Transport without the hot air looks... more...

  • Capital Account Liberationby Ying Yirong; Jeffrey Yi-Lin Forrest

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 119.95

    Along with the development of economic globalization, many countries have begun to relax their controls on their capital accounts. However, the recent financial crises in Latin American countries as well as the exchange rate crises in Southeast Asian countries have shown that there is major risk associated with capital account liberalization. This... more...

  • The Cost of Globalizationby Julian E. Kunnie

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    Over the past 25 years, numerous books have been written on the advantages and disadvantages of globalization. But the issues arising from rapid global integration have generally been treated in isolation by most academic works. This volume examines the many pitfalls of globalization from the perspective of impoverished and indigenous peoples, including... more...

  • Germany After the 2013 Electionsby Dr Gabriele D'Ottavio; Professor Thomas Saalfeld

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The German election of 2013 has important ramifications for the whole of Europe. Germany After the 2013 Elections: Breaking the Mould of Post-Unification Politics? provides a comprehensive analysis of this election and its wider implications for post-unification German politics. International specialists on German and EU politics examine the domestic... more...

  • Eurasian Regionalisms and Russian Foreign Policyby Mr Mikhail A Molchanov; Professor Timothy M Shaw

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Bridging foreign policy analysis and international political economy, this volume offers a new look at the problem of agency in comparative regional integration studies. It examines evolving regional integration projects in the Eurasian space, defined as the former Soviet Union countries and China, and the impact that Russian foreign policy has had... more...

  • Family Caregiving in Aging Populationsby Twyla J. Hill

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Family members are increasingly likely to provide caregiving for older adults as the US population ages. This book summarizes what we know about caregiving by spouses and other intimate partners, adult children, siblings, grandchildren, friends, and other relatives, as well as by members of racial, ethnic, and sexual minority groups. more...

  • Disaster Risk Reduction for Economic Growth and Livelihoodby Ian Davis; Kae Yanagisawa; Kristalina Georgieva

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    The prevalence of natural disasters in recent years has highlighted the importance of preparing adequately for disasters and dealing efficiently with their consequences. This book addresses how countries can enhance their resilience against natural disasters and move towards economic growth and sustainable development. Covering a wide range of... more...

  • Sustainable Development and Human Security in Africaby Louis A. Picard; Terry F. Buss; Taylor B. Seybolt; Macrina C. Lelei

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 119.95

    Many new development initiatives have been introduced in Africa over the past few decades. Each of these has been heralded as marking a new era in the continent?s development. However, many of these initiatives have failed to produce sustained results due to numerous challenges, including, most importantly, the lack of good governance. The Africa... more...

  • Food Insecurity and Public Healthby Louise Ivers

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 69.95

    Affecting more than 800 million people, food insecurity is a global problem that runs deeper than hunger and undernutrition. In addition to the obvious impact on physical well-being, food insecurity can result in risky coping strategies, increased expenditures on medical costs or transportation, and mental health issues. A review of the concepts and... more...

  • Europe?s Legitimacy Crisisby Michael Longo; Philomena B. Murray

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Sharp in focus and succinct in analysis, this Pivot examines the latest developments and scholarly debates surrounding the sources of the European Union's crisis of legitimacy and possible solutions. It examines not only the financial and economic dimensions of the current crisis, but also those crises at the heart of the EU integration project. more...