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Political institutions and public administration

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  • 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...

  • Urban and Regional Policies for Metropolitan Livabilityby Michael S Hamilton; Patricia Sue Atkins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In today's public policy arena the regional level is gaining increased attention as problems in policy and service delivery continue to spill over traditional urban government boundaries. This authoritative work focuses on the growing role of regions in addressing and resolving local governance problems."Urban and Regional Policies for Metropolitan... 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...

  • Principles of Comparative Politics, 2e (Web PDF)by William Roberts Clark; Matthew R Golder; Sona N. Golder

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 100.00

    The groundbreaking first edition of Principles of Comparative Politics offered the most comprehensive and up-to-date view of the rich world of comparative inquiry, research, and scholarship. Now, this thoroughly revised second edition offers students an even better guide to cross-national comparison and why it matters. The new edition retains... 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...

  • 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...

  • Performance Budgeting for State and Local Governmentby Janet M. Kelly; William C. Rivenbark

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical framework for informing budget decisions based on the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery. The authors enliven the text with references to their original research and personal experiences with performance measurement, citizen satisfaction surveys, and financial management practices. This... 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...