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  • Essential Public Healthby Stephen Gillam; Jan Yates; Padmanabhan Badrinath

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 56.00

    A theoretical and practical introduction to the basics of public health, written for a multidisciplinary audience. more...

  • Global Political Economyby Robert O'Brien; Marc Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 52.00

    The fourth edition of this popular and successful text has been systematically revised and updated to incorporate analysis of the financial crisis and the changing global order. Now in a larger format with a new two-colour text design, the book includes additional boxed exhibits and end-of-chapter further reading. more...

  • Transparency in a New Global Orderby C. Garsten; M. Lindh de Montoya

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    Argues that transparency is a concept that has gained increasing currency as an organizing principle and administrative goal. This book discusses the complex negotiations through which it is determined what should be displayed and what should remain hidden, the uses of power and control, and the processes through which transparency is achieved. more...

  • The Myth of the Rational Voterby Bryan Caplan

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 27.95

    The greatest obstacle to sound economic policy is not entrenched special interests or rampant lobbying, but the popular misconceptions, irrational beliefs, and personal biases held by ordinary voters. This is economist Bryan Caplan's sobering assessment in this provocative and eye-opening book. Caplan argues that voters continually elect politicians... more...

  • Double Standardby James W. Russell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 31.99

    Double Standard introduces students to social policy in the U.S. and Europe. The third edition has been revised and updated throughout to reflect current social policies in light of the recent recession, the Affordable Care Act and how it compares to European health care, paid vacation on both sides of the Atlantic, and more. more...

  • Democracy at Riskby Stephen Macedo

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    "Documents how recent trends in civic engagement have been shaped by political institutions and public policies and recommends ways to increase the amount, quality, and distribution of civic engagement, focusing on elections, the metropolis, and the nonprofit sector and philanthropy"--Provided by publisher. more...

  • Theories of Democratic Network Governanceby Professor Eva Sørensen; Professor Jacob Torfing

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 49.00

    This book seeks to renew and refocus the debate on the use of governance networks in public policy making. It raises and answers a series of questions about the dynamics, conditions and functions of governance networks and also considers the democratic implications of network governance. more...

  • The Search for Deliberative Democracy in Chinaby Ethan J. Leib; Baogang He

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 40.00

    This book investigates whether the theory of deliberative democracy - developed in the West to focus democratic theory on the legitimation that deliberation can afford - has any application to Chinese processes of democratization. It discovers pockets of theory useful to guide Chinese practices, and also Chinese practice that can educate the West. more...

  • Design for Democracyby Marcia Lausen

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 39.00

    In November 2000, when the now-infamous "butterfly ballot" confused crucial Florida voters during a hotly contested presidential race, the importance of well-designed ballots to a functioning democracy caught the nation's attention. Recognizing that our entire voting process?from registering to vote to following instructions at the polling place?can... more...

  • An Insider's Guide to Political Jobs in Washingtonby William T. Endicott

    Wiley 2003; US$ 19.95

    Praise for An Insider's Guide to POLITICAL JOBS IN WASHINGTON "Bill Endicott has written a remarkable description of what Washington political jobs entail, how you get them, and where they lead-a public service." -Gerald Ford 38th President of the United States, Former Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives "Public service is essential... more...