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  • Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Introductionby Andrew I Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    What makes a policy work? What should policies attempt to do, and what ought they not do? These questions are at the heart of both policy-making and ethics. Philosophy, Ethics and Public Policy: An Introduction examines these questions and more. Andrew I. Cohen uses contemporary examples and controversies, mainly drawn from policy in a North American... more...

  • Currency Politicsby Jeffry A. Frieden

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    The exchange rate is the most important price in any economy, since it affects all other prices. Exchange rates are set, either directly or indirectly, by government policy. Exchange rates are also central to the global economy, for they profoundly influence all international economic activity. Despite the critical role of exchange rate policy, there... more...

  • The Social Movements Readerby Jeff Goodwin; James M. Jasper

    Wiley 2014; US$ 54.95

    Providing a unique blend of cases, concepts, and essential readings The Social Movements Reader, Third Edition, delivers key classic and contemporary articles and book selections from around the world. Includes the latest research on contemporary movements in the US and abroad, including the Arab spring, Occupy, and the global justice movement... more...

  • Cyber Policy in Chinaby Greg Austin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    Few doubt that China wants to be a major economic and military power on the world stage. To achieve this ambitious goal, however, the PRC leadership knows that China must first become an advanced information-based society. But does China have what it takes to get there? Are its leaders prepared to make the tough choices required to secure China’s... more...

  • Open Immigration: Yea & Nayby Alex Nowrasteh; Mark Krikorian

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 7.99

    Open Immigration: Yea by Alex Nowrasteh Extensive immigration restrictions are an attempt by the U.S. government to centrally manage the demographics, labor market, and culture of the United States instead of letting those facets of our society develop naturally as they have throughout most of history. Many objections have been raised against... more...

  • Qualitative Analysis for Planning & Policyby John Gaber; Sharon Gaber

    American Planning Association 2014; US$ 33.99

    Census data, population projections, trip estimates. Planners know numbers. But numbers don't always tell the whole story. Qualitative analysis?which yields data in words and images rather than numbers?is an important tool in any research project. Planners can use field research, photography, focus groups, and content analysis and meta-analysis... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United Statesby Stephen Haymes; Maria Vidal de Haymes; Reuben Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    In the United States, the causes and even the meanings of poverty are disconnected from the causes and meanings of global poverty. The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States provides an authoritative overview of the relationship of poverty with the rise of neoliberal capitalism in the context of globalization. Reorienting its national... more...

  • An Introduction to the Policy Processby Thomas A Birkland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    Thoroughly revised, reorganized, updated, and expanded, this widely-used text sets the balance and fills the gap between theory and practice in public policy studies. In a clear, conversational style, the author conveys the best current thinking on the policy process with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis rather than novelty or abstraction.... more...

  • Preventing violence against women and girlsby Jane Ellis; Ravi K. Thiara

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 35.96

    The first ever book on educational work to prevent violence against women and girls, offering insight into the underpinning theoretical debates and key lessons for practice. more...

  • Diplomatic Afterlivesby Andrew F. Cooper

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    No longer content to fade away into comfortable retirement, a growing number of former political leaders have pursued diplomatic afterlives. From Nelson Mandela to Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton, to Tony Blair and Mikhail Gorbachev, this set of highly-empowered individuals increasingly try to make a difference on the global stage by capitalizing on... more...