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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Organizing for Coordination in the Public Sectorby Per Lægreid; Külli Sarapuu; Lise H. Rykkja; Tiina Randma-Liiv

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This collection focuses on public sector coordination, key aspect of governments' have sought to tackle contemporary policy challenges. By guiding the reader through 20 case studies of novel coordination instruments from 12 countries, the compendium gives valuable lessons for achieving better coordination of public policies. 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...

  • Govern Like Usby M. A. Thomas

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    In the poorest countries, such as Afghanistan, Haiti, and Mali, the United States has struggled to work with governments whose corruption and lack of capacity are increasingly seen to be the cause of instability and poverty. The development and security communities call for “good governance? to improve the rule of law, democratic accountability, and... more...

  • Politics: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourselfby Peter Joyce

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 22.00

    Written by Dr Peter Joyce, who is Principal Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, Politics: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value... more...

  • The Myth of Research-Based Policy and Practiceby Martyn Hammersley

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 43.00

    Structured as a series of probing questions, and covering a range of methods, this book reflects on the challenge posed by the idea that social research should serve evidence-based practice. more...