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  • Public Administration in East Asiaby

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 179.95

    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...

  • Protection, Security, and Safeguardsby

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 125.95

    Our need for security has not waned since the dawn of civilization - it has only increased and become more complicated. Protection, Security, and Safeguards: Practical Approaches and Perspectives draws on the security prowess of former secret service agents and other notable security professionals as the authors touch on nearly every facet of the industry.... more...

  • Handbook of Decision Makingby

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 199.95

    Over time, thought processes and decision making styles evolved and were shaped by theological, philosophical, political, social, and environmental factors and trends. Recently, advances in technology have borne an unprecedented influence on our social environment. Contemporary thinking inevitably reflects this influence and moves us from a linear,... more...

  • International Handbook of Public Procurementby

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 189.95

    Since the 1990s, government at all levels is under increasing pressure to do more with less. However, despite the U.S. government spending about 15 to 20 percent of its GDP on contracts for goods and services, there is a paucity of reference books for public procurement officials and very few textbooks for courses on the subject. Filling this... more...

  • Public Policy Disasters in Europeby Paul 't Hart; Pat Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 180.00

    This book presents case studies of recent and often spectacular failures of policy including the BSE crisis, the 'Arms to Iraq' affair, the German currency union, and asks what is meant by policy 'disaster'. more...

  • E-Governanceby Perri 6

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 110.00

    The e-governance revolution is said to be changing everything, but will all the modelling tools, electronic meeting management systems and online consultations really change political judgement in policy formation? Using case studies from local and federal government in the US and Europe, Perri 6 examines these claims and presents a new theory of how... more...

  • Russia’s Energy Policiesby Pami Aalto

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Russia's vast energy reserves, and its policies towards them have enormous importance in the current geopolitical landscape. This important book examines Russia's energy policies on the national, interregional and global level. It pays particular attention to energy policy actors ranging from state, federal and regional actors, to energy companies... more...

  • Dispatches from Juvenile Hallby John Aarons; Lisa Smith; Linda Wagner

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 15.00

    A revolutionary book that offers a fresh, bold approach to confronting the juvenile crime epidemic With the rise of violent crimes committed by teenagers in recent years, heated discussion has arisen over the societal factors that lead to juvenile criminality and the ways that public institutions are failing to curtail them. Now a team of experts with... more...

  • Amazing True Stories of Execution Blundersby Geoffrey Abbott

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2007; US$ 14.99

    Details the ridiculous ways in which a number of ill-fated unfortunates met (or failed to meet) their maker at the hands of lamentably inept executioners. With black and white illustrations, this book brings together a mixture of bungled executions, strange last requests, and classic one-liners from medieval times to the present day. more...

  • Executionby Geoffrey Abbott

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99

    Execution' is a gruesomely fascinating account of methods of judicial execution from around the world and through the ages, and includes such hair-raising categories as death by cannibalism, being sewn into an animal’s belly and a thousand cuts. In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness,... more...