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  • 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...

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

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • American Democracyby Andrew J. Perrin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    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...

  • Policy Making in Britainby Peter Dorey

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 40.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Making Social Policy Workby John Hills; Julian Le Grand; David Piachaud

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    Social policy is now central to political debate in Britain. What has been achieved by efforts to improve services and reduce poverty? What is needed to deliver more effective and popular services to all and increase social justice? These are some of the questions discussed in this collection of essays by a distinguished panel of leading social policy... more...

  • Self-Organizing Federalismby Richard C. Feiock; John T. Scholz

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 88.00

    This book investigates self-organizing institutions that resolve institutional collective action dilemmas in federalism, urban governance, and regional management of natural resources. more...

  • Patient Safety Firstby Judith Healy; Paul Dugdale

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 72.71

    More people die each year in hospital accidents than in car accidents. This is a much needed systematic analysis of current issues, challenges and outcomes surrounding safety in patient health care in Australia. more...

  • Unlocking the Power of Networksby Stephen Goldsmith; Donald F. Kettl

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    The era of textbook top-down, stovepiped public management in America is over, and the traditional dichotomy between public ownership and privatization is an outdated notion. Public executives have shifted their focus from managing workers and directly providing services to orchestrating networks of public, private, and nonprofit organizations to deliver... more...

  • International Handbook of Public Management Reformby Shaun Goldfinch; Joe L. Wallis

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 60.00

    A study of the history and development of international public management reform. It evaluates whether countries are converging towards a single public management model. It also investigates various issues surrounding leadership, e-government, accountability and computer systems failure facing reformers. more...