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  • International Handbook on Mega-Projectsby H. Priemus; B. van Wee

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 60.00

    This comprehensive and accessible Handbook presents state-of-the-art research on the decision-making processes in the deliverance of mega-projects - large infrastructure projects for the transportation of people and/or goods. The expert contributors explore how decisions are made at different stages in mega-projects and the multi-actor relationships... more...

  • Carceral Geographyby Dominique Moran

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Carceral geography offers a geographical perspective on incarceration, and this volume accordingly tracks the ideas, practices and engagements that have shaped the development of this new and vibrant subdiscipline, and scopes out future research directions. By conveying a sense of the debates, directions, and threads within the field of carceral geography,... more...

  • Reclaiming Social Policyby Dr Arjan de Haan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 135.00

    This book re-evaluates the importance of social policies in shaping well-being and combating exclusion, and enhances understanding of how these policies are formed in a globalizing world. It emphasises the context- and path-dependence of patterns and policies of inclusion and exclusion, and provides a framework for supporting social policy making. more...

  • Debating the Death Penaltyby Hugo Adam Bedau; Paul G. Cassell

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 13.99

    When news breaks that a convicted murderer, released from prison, has killed again, or that an innocent person has escaped the death chamber in light of new DNA evidence, arguments about capital punishment inevitably heat up. Few controversies continue to stir as much emotion as this one, and public confusion is often the result. This volume brings... more...

  • Making Policy, Making Lawby Mark C. Miller; Jeb Barnes; Robert A. Katzmann

    Georgetown University Press 2004; US$ 32.50

    The functioning of the U.S. government is a bit messier than Americans would like to think. The general understanding of policymaking has Congress making the laws, executive agencies implementing them, and the courts applying the laws as written -- as long as those laws are constitutional. Making Policy, Making Law fundamentally challenges this conventional... more...

  • Enforcing Orderby Didier Fassin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    Most incidents of urban unrest in recent decades - including the riots in France, Britain and other Western countries - have followed lethal interactions between the youth and the police. Usually these take place in disadvantaged neighborhoods composed of working-class families of immigrant origin or belonging to ethnic minorities. These tragic events... more...

  • Baby P - It Must Never Happen Againby John McShane

    John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 2.90

    The tragic and violent death of 17-month old Baby P at the hands of those who were supposed to love and care for him has sickened the nation. That such unimaginable cruelty could be unleashed on an innocent child and fail to be picked up on by the authorities has led to a public outcry and a media storm. This is a comprehensive look at the events... more...

  • Basic Handbook Of Police Supervisionby Gerald W. Garner

    Charles C Thomas 2014; US$ 32.95

    This handbook provides reliable guidance on what to do next and offers practical, no-frills advice about what to do to counter the day-to-day challenges and outright calamities that make up the first-line leader’s work life. Perhaps even more important, it offers time-proven recommendations on how to prevent a bothersome situation from escalating... more...

  • Democracy in Americaby Alexis De Tocqueville; Joseph Epstein

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 7.99

    From America's call for a free press to its embrace of the capitalist system, Democracy in America --first published in 1835--enlightens, entertains, and endures as a brilliant study of our national government and character. Philosopher John Stuart Mill called it "among the most remarkable productions of our time." Woodrow Wilson wrote that de Tocqueville's... more...

  • The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure, 4th Editionby Alice Sturgis

    McGraw-Hill Education 2000; US$ 18.00

    Already the acclaimed choice of thousands of successful organizations including the American Library Association, the Fourth Edition features an all-new chapter that considers the ways the Internet and other state-of-the-art technologies have rewritten the rules of today?s meetings and conventions. This easy-to-use, paperback volume?the popular alternative... more...