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  • The Spirit of Democracyby Larry Diamond

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 19.99

    One of America's preeminent experts on democracy charts the future prospects for freedom around the world in the aftermath of Iraq and deepening authoritarianism Over three decades, the world was transformed. In 1974, nearly three-quarters of all countries were dictatorships; today, more than half are democracies. Yet recent efforts to promote... more...

  • Sport Policy and Developmentby Daniel Bloyce; Andy Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 60.95

    Who makes sport policy and why do we need it? What is the purpose of sport development programmes? Sport Policy and Development answers these questions and more by closely examining the complex relationships between modern sport, sport policy and development and other aspects of the wider society. These important issues are explored via detailed... more...

  • Sport Policy and Governanceby Neil King

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 57.95

    Sport Policy and Governance: Local Perspectives is the first detailed study of the politics of sport policy at the local authority level of governance. In focusing on the local level, the book recognises that the extent to which we benefit from public policy is a result of where we live. Taking the city of Liverpool as its core case study, the author... more...

  • Studying health inequalitiesby Jonathan Wistow

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 42.95

    Through the framework of understanding health inequalities as a 'wicked problem' the book develops an applied approach to researching, understanding and addressing these by drawing on complexity theory. 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...

  • Televised Presidential Debates and Public Policyby Sidney Kraus

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    With this second edition, Kraus continues his examination of formal presidential debates, considering the experience of television in presidential elections, reviewing what has been learned about televised debates, and evaluating that knowledge in the context of the election process, specifically, and the political process, generally. He also examines... more...

  • Theories of International Relationsby Scott Burchill; Andrew Linklater; Richard Devetak; Jack Donnelly; Terry Nardin; Matthew Paterson; Christian Reus-Smit; Jacqui True

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 50.00

    The fully updated and revised fifth edition of this widely-used text provides a comprehensive survey of leading perspectives in the field. Updated throughout to take account of major events and developments, such as the Arab Spring, it also includes new material on neo-realism and neo-liberalism, postcolonialism and cosmopolitanism. more...

  • Understanding global social policyby Nicola Yeates

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 33.26

    Written by an international team of leading social policy analysts, Understanding Global Social Policy is the leading textbook in the field and provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of international actors and social policy formation in global context and includes new chapters on global poverty and inequality, social protection, criminal... 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...

  • What's Wrong with Climate Politics and How to Fix Itby Paul G. Harris

    Wiley 2013; US$ 74.95

    Governments have failed to stem global emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases causing climate change. Indeed, climate-changing pollution is increasing globally, and will do so for decades to come without far more aggressive action. What explains this failure to effectively tackle one of the world's most serious problems? And what can... more...