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  • Decentralized Authoritarianism in Chinaby Pierre F. Landry

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    This book examines how the Chinese Communist Party's management of local officials perpetuates a decentralized authoritarian regime. more...

  • Family Policy Mattersby Linda Hantrais

    Policy Press 2004; US$ 39.95

    This path-breaking book explores the complex relationship between family change and public policy responses in EU member states and candidate countries. It combines broad-brush scrutiny of demographic trends, policy contexts and debates in contemporary European societies with a fine-grain analysis of the attitudes, perceptions and experiences of families. more...

  • Campaign Finance Reformby Melissa M. Smith; Glenda C. Williams; Larry Powell; Gary A. Copeland

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99

    Campaign Finance Reform: The Political Shell Game provides an in-depth look at the history of political campaign finance reform with special emphasis on legislative, FEC, and federal court actions from the 1970s to present. In particular, the authors examine the ways that campaigns and independent groups have sought to make end-runs around existing... more...

  • Achieving Global Sustainabilityby Takamitsu Sawa; Susumu Lai; Seiji Ikkatai

    United Nations University Press 2011; Not Available

    The problem of global sustainability is indisputably the most serious issue facing humanity today. One of the biggest factors in the deterioration of global sustainability is climate change which has been exacerbated by the entire range of human activities and is inextricably related to modern civilization. Solving this difficult problem requires a... more...

  • A companion to criminal justice, mental health and riskby Paul Taylor; Karen Corteen

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 43.16

    This unique and topical companion provides expert analyses that explore the interface between criminal justice and mental health. It consolidates scholarly analysis of theory, policy and practice and practical debates, in addition to the theoretical and ideological concerns surrounding risk assessment, treatment, control and management. more...

  • Busted Sanctionsby Bryan Early

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Powerful countries like the United States regularly employ economic sanctions as a tool for promoting their foreign policy interests. Yet this foreign policy tool has an uninspiring track record of success, with economic sanctions achieving their goals less than a third of the time they are imposed. The costs of these failed sanctions policies can... more...

  • Policy Making in Britainby Peter Dorey

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 50.00

    Covering the 2010 British election and key current issues and debates, this Second Edition takes an empirical approach to introduce students to the theory of and developments in British policy-making. more...

  • American Democracyby Andrew J. Perrin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    In this groundbreaking book, sociologist Andrew Perrin shows that rules and institutions, while important, are not the core of democracy. Instead, as Alexis de Tocqueville showed in the early years of the American republic, democracy is first and foremost a matter of culture: the shared ideas, practices, and technologies that help individuals combine... more...

  • Principles of Comparative Politicsby William Roberts Clark; Matthew R Golder; Sona N. Golder

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 107.00

    The new edition retains its focus on the enduring questions with which scholars grapple, the issues about which consensus has started to emerge, and the tools comparativists use to get at the complex problems in the field. The book?s outstanding pedagogy includes chapter opener overviews, bolded key terms and a marginal glossary, more than 250 tables... more...

  • Building a New Foundation for Innovationby Eric V. Larson; Irene T. Brahmakulam

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    The National Science Foundation created the Partnerships for Innovation program in 2000. This report synthesizes workshop discussions regarding innovation and sustainable partnerships between universities, industry and government, and participants' endorsement of an expanded NSF role. more...