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  • Advice and Dissentby Sarah A. Binder; Forrest Maltzman

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    For better or worse, federal judges in the United States today are asked to resolve some of the nation's most important and contentious public policy issues. Although some hold onto the notion that federal judges are simply neutral arbiters of complex legal questions, the justices who serve on the Supreme Court and the judges who sit on the lower... more...

  • Analysing social policy concepts and languageby Daniel Béland; Klaus Petersen

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 42.95

    Where do concepts such as ?welfare state? and ?social security? come from and how has their meaning changed over time?. This edited collection, written by a cross-disciplinary group of leading social policy researchers, analyses the concepts and language used to make sense of contemporary social policy. more...

  • The Appalachian Regional Commissionby Michael Bradshaw

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The images of poverty in Appalachia that John F. Kennedy used in his campaign for the presidency in 1960 shocked and disturbed many Americans. Five years later, President Lyndon Johnson and the U.S. Congress demonstrated their commitment to that neglected and exploited region with the creation of the Appalachian Regional Commission. In this insightful... more...

  • Arbeitsmarkt und Arbeitslosigkeitby W. Brandes; P. Weise

    Physica-Verlag HD 2013; US$ 54.99

    Arbeitslosigkeit ist ein gro~es Problem. Ein hoher Prozentsatz aller Arbeitskrlifte ist arbeitslos; bestimmte Gruppen wie Frauen, Junge, Alte, Personen ohne Schul-oder Berufsabschlu~ sind von der Arbeitslosigkeit besonders betroffen. In manchen Berufszwei­ gen ist die Arbeitslosigkeit besonders hoch, in anderen Berufs­ zweigen herrscht ein Mangel an... more...

  • Arbeitswissenschaftliche Arbeitsgestaltungby Walter Schmidt

    Physica-Verlag HD 2013; US$ 54.99

    In diesem Buch sind die durch die rasche technologische Entwicklung der letzten Jahre hervorgerufenen neuen Tendenzen in der Arbeitswissenschaft einbezogen. Im Hinblick auf die CIM-Fabrik wird die besondere Bedeutung der Durchlaufzeit, die Just-in-Time-Fertigungsphilosophie, die Auswirkungen der neuen Technologien auf die Arbeitsorganisation und die... more...

  • Are Judges Political?by Cass R. Sunstein; David Schkade; Lisa M. Ellman; Andres Sawicki

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Over the past two decades, the United States has seen an intense debate about the composition of the federal judiciary. Are judges "activists"? Should they stop "legislating from the bench"? Are they abusing their authority? Or are they protecting fundamental rights, in a way that is indispensable in a free society? Are Judges Political? cuts... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to New Public Managementby Professor Per Lægreid; 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...

  • The Assets Perspectiveby Reid Cramer; Trina R. Williams Shanks

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    The economy's struggles to overcome the lingering effects of the Great Recession presented unique but essential questions.The book considers a full range of data which considers how this recent experience has impacted households, providing a thorough and contemporary treatment of how the assets perspective has prompted changes within social policy.... more...

  • Autonomyby Mr David Eden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Autonomy: Capital, Class and Politics explores and critiques one of the most dynamic terrains of political theory, sometimes referred to as 'Autonomist Marxism' or post-Operaismo. This theory shot to prominence with the publication of Empire by Hardt and Negri and has been associated with cutting edge developments in political and cultural practice;... more...

  • Before Roeby Rosemary Nossiff

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 31.95

    Few issues in contemporary U.S> politics have remained on the public agenda so long and so divisively as abortion policy. The landmark Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Waade, which held that laws prohibiting first trimester abortions were illegal because they violated a woman's right to privacy, still generates heated controversy today, a quarter... more...