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Public Policy

  • Media and Politics in Contemporary Italyby Alessandro D'Arma

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Media and Politics in Contemporary Italy provides a concise but comprehensive and authoritative account of media and politics in Italy over a twenty-year period (1994?2013), that was dominated by Silvio Berlusconi politically, and by television as channel of political communication. more...

  • Tibetan Environmentalists in Chinaby Liu Jianqiang; Ian Rowen; Cyrus K. Hui; Emily T. Yeh

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 99.99

    In weaving together the life stories of five extraordinary contemporary Tibetans involved in environmental protection, this book shows Tibetans as both products of an admirable culture and as complex individuals negotiating religious ideals, economic change, and sociopolitical constraints. In short, it opens up a whole new way of understanding Tibet.... more...

  • Who Governs the Internet?by Robert J. Domanski

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book adopts a policy-based approach toward internet governance. It broadens the definition of internet governance and reintroduces the question of who governs the actual activity that occurs on the Internet by examining the policy process affecting the Internet?s infrastructure, technical protocols, software applications, and content. more...

  • The Geopolitics of Deep Oceansby John Hannigan

    Wiley 2015; US$ 19.95

    Long regarded as an empty and inhospitable environment, the deep ocean is rapidly emerging as an ecological hot spot with a remarkable diversity of biological life. Yet, the world�s oceans are currently on a dangerous trajectory of decline, threatened by acidification, oil and gas drilling, overfishing, and, in the long term, deep-sea mining, bioprospecting,... more...

  • Peak Oilby Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    In recent years, the concept of ?peak oil??the moment when global oil production peaks and a train of economic, social, and political catastrophes accompany its subsequent decline?has captured the imagination of a surprisingly large number of Americans, ordinary citizens as well as scholars, and created a quiet, yet intense underground movement. ... more...

  • Neoliberal Indigenous Policyby Elizabeth Strakosch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This book examines recent changes to Indigenous policy in English-speaking settler states, and locates them within the broader shift from social to neo-liberal framings of citizen-state relations via a case study of Australian federal policy between 2000 and 2007. more...

  • Public Managementby Carolyn J. Hill; Jr. Laurence E. Lynn

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 69.00

    Managing in the public sector requires an understanding of the interaction between three distinct dimensions?administrative structures, organizational cultures, and the skills of individual managers. Public managers must produce results that citizens and their representatives expect from their government while fulfilling their constitutional responsibilities. ... more...

  • Beyond Measureby Vicki Abeles

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 26.00 US$ 17.99

    From the director of Race to Nowhere , the popular 2010 documentary on our education system that has become a long-running grassroots phenomenon, and a new film, Beyond Measure , comes a groundbreaking book for parents, students, and educators on how to revolutionize learning, prioritize children?s health, and re-envision success for a lifetime.... more...

  • The Reproach of Hungerby David Rieff

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 27.00 US$ 18.99

    In a groundbreaking book, based on six years of on the ground reporting, expert David Rieff offers a masterly review about whether ending extreme poverty and widespread hunger is within our reach as increasingly promised. Can we provide enough food for 9 billion (2 billion more than today) in 2050, especially the bottom poorest in the Global South?... more...

  • The Environmental Caseby Judith A. Layzer

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 48.00

    Answers to environmental issues are not black and white. Debates around policy are often among those with fundamentally different values, and the way that problems and solutions are defined plays a central role in shaping how those values are translated into policy.  The Environmental Case  captures the real-world complexity of creating environmental... more...