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Public Policy

  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Civil Rightsby Wallace Swan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    This book could be aptly entitled After Marriage?What Is Next for the LGBT Community? Now that marriage is increasingly being institutionalized in many states within the United States it is quite likely that marriage will be acceptable in all 50 states (dependent upon action of the U.S. Supreme Court). What lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender... more...

  • Understanding Influenceby Thomas Waldman; Sultan Barakat; Andrea Varisco

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Despite the increasing volume of research on state building, the use and uptake of findings by those involved in policy-making remains largely under-examined. As such, the main themes running through this book relate to issues of research influence, use and uptake into policy. It grapples with problems associated with decision-making dynamics, knowledge... more...

  • Parties, Elections and Electoral Contestsby Marc Guinjoan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    According to the Duvergerian theories, in the long run, only viable parties are expected to stand for elections. Non-viable parties should join a pre-electoral coalition with another party or withdraw from competition entirely. Why then do non-viable political parties throughout the world systematically continue presenting candidates? This book argues... more...

  • Generation Unboundby Isabel V. Sawhill

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many are unplanned. The result is increased poverty and inequality for children. The left argues for more social support for unmarried parents; the right argues for a return to traditional marriage. In Generation Unbound , Isabel V. Sawhill offers a... more...

  • Ruling the Marginsby Prem Kumar Rajaram

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Administrative rule is a type of rule centered on devising and implementing regulations governing how we live and how we conduct ourselves economically and politically, and sometimes culturally. The principle feature of this type of rule is the important question about how things should be arranged and for what purpose becomes a bureaucratic matter.... more...

  • Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practiceby Paul James

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Cities are home to the most consequential current attempts at human adaptation and they provide one possible focus for the flourishing of life on this planet. However, for this to be realized in more than an ad hoc way, a substantial rethinking of current approaches and practices needs to occur. Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice responds... more...

  • This Changes Everythingby Naomi Klein

    Knopf Canada 2014; US$ 36.95

    Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it?s not about carbon?it?s about capitalism. The  convenient  truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed system and build something radically better. In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers... more...

  • Smallholders and the Non-Farm Transition in Latin Americaby Isabel Harbaugh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Smallholders and the Non-Farm Transition in Latin America explores the drivers of agricultural displacement in Latin America and argues that government support is essential to help small farmers gain the skills, financial capital, and opportunities needed to transition to a profitable alternative in the non-farm sector. more...

  • Mountaintop Mining in Appalachiaby Susan F. Hirsch; E. Franklin Dukes

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Residents of the Appalachian coalfields share a history and heritage, deep connections to the land, and pride in their own resilience. These same residents are also profoundly divided over the practice of mountaintop mining?that is, the removal and disposal in nearby valleys of soil and rock in order to reach underlying coal seams. Companies and some... more...

  • Handbuch P.E.N.by Dorothée Bores; Sven Hanuschek

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 182.00

    Founded in 1921, PEN ? which stands for Poets, Essayists, Novelists ? is the world's largest and best-known association of writers engaged in promoting rights and free expression for writers. This is the first handbook to describe PEN?s organizational structure and history. In addition to basic information about PEN International, this forthcoming... more...