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  • Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle Eastby Leon Hadar

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 21.00

    The time has come for a serious debate on the future involvement of the United States in the Middle East and this original and provocative analysis challenges the prevailing wisdom of the Washington foreign policy establishment. Hadar provides a sweeping reexamination of the conceptual bases of American policy and proposes a strategy of "constructive... more...

  • Schools and Societyby Jeanne H. Ballantine; Joan Z. Spade

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 63.00 US$ 53.55

    Schools and Society: A Sociological Approach to Education, Fifth Edition by Jeanne H. Ballantine and Joan Z. Spade is a comprehensive anthology featuring classical readings on the Sociology of Education, as well as original essays by notable contemporary scholars. Assigned as a main text or a supplement, this fully updated Fifth Edition uses the... more...

  • Environmental Policyby Norman J. Vig; Michael E. Kraft

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 55.00

    Authoritative and trusted, Environmental Policy convenes top scholars to evaluate the impact of past environmental policy while anticipating its future implications, helping students decipher the underlying trends, institutional constraints, and policy dilemmas that shape environmental politics. In the Ninth Edition , editors Norman Vig and Michael... more...

  • Disabled people, work and welfareby Chris Grover; Linda Piggott

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 45.95

    Led by the disability movement?s concern with the employment choices faced by disabled people, this controversial book uses sociological and philosophical approaches, as well as international examples, to critically engage with possible alternatives to paid work for disabled people. more...

  • Policies for Happinessby Stefano Bartolini; Ennio Bilancini; Luigino Bruni; Pier Luigi Porta

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    This volume analyses the use of happiness studies for policy purposes and determines whether the current state of research permits the identification of possible goals for happiness policies. more...

  • Performing Politics: Media Interviews, Debates and Press Conferencesby Geoffrey Craig

    Wiley 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    For successful political leaders, public speaking is only half the battle. A good politician must also be a competent performer. Whether facing critical questions in an interview, posturing in a leaders’ debate, or conversing on a daytime chat show, success is reliant upon a candidate’s ability to dramatically but authentically impart a... more...

  • The Politics of Innovationby Mark Zachary Taylor

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33

    Why are some countries better than others at science and technology? Written in accessible language, The Politics of Innovation provides readers from all backgrounds with a useful survey of the innovation debate. It presents extensive evidence to show that national institutions and policies do not determine innovation rates, but politics do. more...

  • Transparency and the open societyby Roger Taylor; Tim Kelsey

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    Using case studies from around the world, Transparency and the open society surveys the adoption of transparency globally, providing an essential framework for assessing its likely performance as a policy and the steps that can be taken to make it more effective. more...

  • Talking Policyby Judith Bessant; Rob Watts; Tony Dalton; Paul Smyth

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 40.90

    An introduction to the process of social policy making in Australia. The authors emphasise the intensely human and political nature of the development of social services and programs, illustrating their arguments with detailed case studies. more...

  • Understanding Risk in Criminal Justiceby Hazel Kemshall

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    This illuminating text examines the significance of the concept of risk in criminal justice policy, and in the role of criminal justice agencies and crime prevention initiatives. Particular features of the book include its use of practical examples, coverage of previously unpublished research, and a full review of current risk assessment tools for... more...