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  • Creating Adaptive Policiesby Darren Swanson; Suruchi Bhadwal

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 29.95

    Today’s policy-maker has a tough job to do. Policies that cannot perform effectively under today’s complex, dynamic and uncertain conditions run the risk of not achieving their intended purpose. Instead of helping, they may actually hinder the ability of individuals, communities and businesses to cope with and adapt to change. Creating Adaptive... more...

  • Pricing Natureby Nick Hanley; Edward B. Barbier

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) is one of the most useful tools of applied economics for the social appraisal of public projects and government policies. This title shows how CBA can be applied to environmental policy choice and environmental resource management. more...

  • Public Management Reform and Modernizationby Edoardo Ongaro

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Since the 1980s, a wave of reforms of public management has swept the world. This work investigates the dynamics of contemporary public management reform in five European countries that gave shape to the Napoleonic administrative tradition - France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain. more...

  • Public Administration in East Asiaby Evan M. Berman

    CRC Press 2010; US$ 199.95

    Written by leading experts, Public Administration in East Asia: Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan examines the inner workings of governments in East Asia, in particular its public administration and related public policy processes. It focuses on the apparatus of government ? the agencies, their values, context, and policies within which... more...

  • The Responsible Contract Managerby Steven Cohen; William B. Eimicke

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 27.50

    Contract management is a critical skill for all contemporary public managers. As more government duties are contracted out, managers must learn to coordinate and measure the performance of private contractors, and to write contract requirements and elicit bids that obtain important services and products at the best possible price and quality. They... more...

  • Adoption and Surrogate Pregnancyby Faith Merino

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Adoption and surrogate pregnancy are the two most realistic options currently available for millions of couples unable to have biological children. This text covers the ways in which adoption and surrogate pregnancy overlap and influence each other, the nuances that further complicate matters, and the controversies surrounding both issues. 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...

  • A Handbook for Correctional Psychologistsby Kevin M. Corriea

    Charles C Thomas 2009; US$ 38.95

    Correctional psychology is an area of specialization that has recently enjoyed explosive growth along with the burgeoning United States prison population and the renewed interest in providing correctional rehabilitation programs that reduce inmate recidivism. This completely revised and updated second edition continues to provide an overview of empirical... more...

  • Umgangsrecht aus systemischer Sicht der Jugendhilfeby Karin Gerstner

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 39.14

    Zu den Aufgaben der Mitarbeiter des Jugendamtes zhlt u.a. die Beratung gem 17 und 18 KJHG in Fragen der Trennung/Scheidung und des Umgangsrechts. Bei der Beratung zum Umgangsrecht werden die Jugendamtsmitarbeiter mit unterschiedlichen Lebenslagen der betroffenen Eltern, Kinder und Jugendlichen konfrontiert. Anhand einer Aktenanalyse zum Umgangsrecht... more...

  • The Upper Houseby Terence Samuel

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    They come to Washington for varied and complex reasons?driven perhaps by some deep emotional commitment to an issue, or believing that their time in Congress can make their dream of the presidency a reality. No matter what their motivation or particular route, freshmen have three traits in common: they will be members of one of the most powerful deliberative... more...