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- Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 18.00
In January 1970 Alice M. Rivlin spoke to an audience at the University of California-Berkeley. The topic was developing a more rational approach to decisionmaking in government. If digital video, YouTube, and TED Talks had been inventions of the 1960s, Rivlin's talk would have been a viral hit. As it was, the resulting book, Systematic Thinking... more...
- University Press of America 2014; US$ 64.99
This book examines the declining role of universities in policy generation and analyzes the increasing political influence of Washington-based institutions. This provocative new book identifies such Washington think tanks and policy shops as AEI, CSIS, and the National War College as the main generators of policy ideas. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95
In this volume Sandro Segre provides a comprehensive overview of the major theoretical perspectives in contemporary sociology. The perspectives are divided into four sections: Interpretative Sociology; Structuralist Sociology; Micro and Macrosociological Perspectives; and Historical and Philosophical Perspectives. An introduction to each section provides... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
This book explores, through a feminist and institutionalist approach, how Moroccan women activists altered their national gender institution to improve the lives of all Moroccan women. The authors offer a template for studying change in national gender institutions that can be adopted by practitioners and scholars in other settings. more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99
This book explores the dynamics of distributive politics in developing democracies via a series of case studies of an emerging spending mechanism?constituency development funds (CDFs). It is germane to students of legislative studies, international development, comparative politics, and democratization. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00
This text offers an in-depth examination of the influence of culture on welfare states. It suggests new ways in which cross-national differences in culture might be measured and, using a range of approaches, utilizes these measures to explore the role culture plays in shaping differences in social policy frameworks across high income countries. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 44.95
Based on extensive empirical work by a cross-European group of researchers, this book assesses the impact of the creation of the European External Action Service (EEAS) on the national foreign policy-making processes and institutions of the EU member states. As such, the contributions cover both the involvement of the national diplomatic and foreign... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Most Western liberal democracies are parties to the United Nations Refugees Convention and all are committed to the recognition of basic human rights, but they also spend billions fortifying their borders, detaining unauthorised immigrants, and policing migration. Meanwhile, public debate over the Wests obligations to unauthorised immigrants... more...