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Political institutions and public administration

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  • Cases in Public Policy and Administrationby Jay M Shafritz; Christopher Borick

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Writing the perfect complement to their bestseller, Introducing Public Administration , Shafritz and Borick highlight the great drama inherent in public policy -- and the ingenuity of its makers and administrators -- in this new casebook that brings thrilling, true life adventures in public administration to life in an engaging, witty style. Drawing... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Comparative Welfare State Politicsby Kees van Kersbergen; Barbara Vis

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    Kees van Kersbergen and Barbara Vis explain the political opportunities and constraints of welfare state reform in advanced democracies. more...

  • A Complexity Theory for Public Policyby Göktug Morçöl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Complexity theory has become popular in the natural and social sciences over the last few decades as a result of the advancements in our understanding of the complexities in natural and social phenomena. Concepts and methods of complexity theory have been applied by scholars of public affairs in North America and Europe, but a comprehensive framework... more...

  • Counter-Terrorism and Human Rightsby David J. Whittaker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    The ever-present threat of terrorism and the growing human-rights backlash against anti-terrorist policies are becoming ever more significant on the international stage. Constant media-coverage and public concern have characterised the debate over the last ten years. This book is a fair and objective assessment of counter-terrorist policy and human... more...

  • Disabled people, work and welfareby Chris Grover; Linda Piggott

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 45.95

    Led by the disability movement?s concern with the employment choices faced by disabled people, this controversial book uses sociological and philosophical approaches, as well as international examples, to critically engage with possible alternatives to paid work for disabled people. more...

  • The End of Socialismby James Otteson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    The End of Socialism explores the difficulties socialism faces and examines the extent to which its moral ideals can guide policy. more...