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  • Development as Freedomby Amartya Sen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics,  an essential and  paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century. Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire... more...

  • Jerusalem Unboundby Michael Dumper

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Jerusalem?s formal political borders reveal neither the dynamics of power in the city nor the underlying factors that make an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians so difficult. The lines delineating Israeli authority are frequently different from those delineating segregated housing or areas of uneven service provision or parallel national... more...

  • Complexity and Planningby Gert Jean Hillier De Roo; Joris Van Wezemael

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 154.95

    This book provides a readable overview, presenting and relating a range of understandings and characteristics of complexity and complex systems as they are relevant to planning. It recognizes multiple, relational approaches of dynamic complexity which enhance understandings of, and facilitate working with, contingencies of place, time and participants'... more...

  • Show Me the Evidenceby Ron Haskins; Greg Margolis

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    The first comprehensive history of the Obama administration's evidence-based initiatives . From its earliest days, the Obama administration planned and enacted several initiatives to fund social programs based on rigorous evidence of success. Ron Haskins and Greg Margolis tell the story of six?spanning preschool and K-12 education, teen pregnancy,... more...

  • Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Educationby Professor Ellen Hazelkorn

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 107.00

    University rankings have gained popularity around the world, and are now a significant factor shaping reputation. This book is the first comprehensive study of rankings from a global perspective, making an important contribution to our understanding of the rankings phenomenon. more...

  • Policy Networks and Policy Changeby Dr Hugh Compston

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    This study applies policy network theory to major technological, economic, environmental and social trends to generate propositions about the future of public policy. Among the findings are that we should expect more business-friendly policies, more intrusive law enforcement, more women-friendly policies, and stronger climate policies. more...

  • Shaping Abortion Discourseby Myra Marx Ferree; William Anthony Gamson; Jürgen Gerhards; Dieter Rucht

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    It compares the political process and role of the media using controversy over abortion. more...

  • Health Care Reform and American Politicsby Lawrence R. Jacobs; Theda Skocpol

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 12.99

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama in March 2010 is a landmark in U.S. social legislation. The new law extends health insurance to nearly all Americans, fulfilling a century-long quest and bringing the United States to parity with other industrial nations. Affordable Care aims to control rapidly rising health care... more...

  • Irrationality in Health Careby Douglas Hough

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    The health care industry in the U.S. is peculiar. We spend close to 18% of our GDP on health care, yet other countries get better results?and we don't know why. To date, we still lack widely accepted answers to simple questions, such as "Would requiring everyone to buy health insurance make us better off?" Drawing on behavioral economics as an alternative... more...

  • Assessing the Open Method of Coordinationby Egidijus Barcevicius; Timo Weishaupt; Jonathan Zeitlin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 110.00

    Based on the findings of a large-scale, comparative research project, this volume systematically assesses the institutional design and national influence of the Open Method of Coordination in Social Inclusion and Social Protection (pensions and health/long-term care), at the European Union level and in ten EU Member States. more...