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  • Social Justice Isn't What You Think It Isby Michael Novak; Paul Adams; Elizabeth Shaw

    Encounter Books 2015; US$ 27.99

    What is social justice? For Friedrich Hayek, it was a miragea meaningless, ideological, incoherent, vacuous cliché. He believed the term should be avoided, abandoned, and allowed to die a natural death. For its proponents, social justice is a catchall term that can be used to justify any progressive-sounding government program. It endures because... more...

  • War in the Woodsby John Nores; James Swan

    Lyons Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    The inside story of the drug cartels on our public lands?and the game wardens taking them on. more...

  • Actionable Intelligenceby John Fantuzzo; Dennis P. Culhane

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 110.00

    Multifaceted social problems like disaster relief, homelessness, health care, and academic achievement gaps cannot be adequately addressed with isolated and disconnected public service agencies. The Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy model addresses the limitations to traditional approaches to American public administration. more...

  • Regional Organizations and Social Policy in Europe and Latin Americaby Andrea C. Bianculli; Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    The contributors assess to what extent regional organizations in Europe and Latin America provide a space for the regulation and provision of social policies in the area of social protection, higher education and health. They analyse the impact of regional organizations on social citizenship following political struggle and contestation. more...

  • Knowing Governanceby Jan-Peter Voß; Richard Freeman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Knowing Governance sets out to understand governance through the design and making of its models and instruments. What kinds of knowledge do they require and reproduce? How are new understandings of governance produced in practice, by scientists and policy makers and by the publics with whom they engage? more...

  • Yet a Strangerby Deborah Mathis

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 10.99

    In a provocative examination of the state of race relations today, Deborah Mathis provides personal and sociological perspective on what it feels like for African Americans who continue to be segregated spiritually and emotionally from the rest of the country. Mathis airs mutual fears and suppositions and shines a spotlight on how far we still have... more...

  • Investing in the Disadvantagedby David L. Weimer; Aidan R. Vining

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    A comprehensive review of how cost-benefit analysis can improve effectiveness and efficiency in the most important areas of social policy. more...

  • The Other Half of Genderby Maria C. Correia

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    This book is an attempt to bring the gender and development debate full circle—from a much-needed focus on empowering women to a more comprehensive gender framework that considers gender as a system that affects both women and men. The chapters in this book explore definitions of masculinity and male identities in a variety of social contexts,... more...

  • From Inside Brazilby Vinod Thomas

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 19.99

    Fifth in population and geographical size and fourteenth in total income, Brazil is not only a regional, but also potentially a global force. Will Brazil capitalize on its huge strengths and emerge as a true global leader, or will it miss out on its great opportunity? This book lays out the crucial dimensions of Brazil?s development prospects ? and... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to New Public Managementby Professor Per Lęgreid; Professor Tom Christensen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 49.95

    This new in paperback edition provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of current research in the field of New Public Management (NPM) reform. Aimed primarily at a student readership with a special interest in contemporary public-sector reforms, The Ashgate Research Companion to New Public Management offers a refreshing and up-to-date analysis... more...