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  • Decarbonising the World's Economyby Terry Barker; Douglas Crawford-Brown

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Too often amongst policy makers and thought leaders an assumption is made that we must make a choice between tackling climate change and having a strong economy; tackling climate change and allowing poorer nations to develop; tackling climate change and having a secure energy system. However, a decade of advanced modelling tested against historical... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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public management in America is over, and the traditional dichotomy between public ownership and privatization is an outdated notion.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...

  • Evidence for Policy & Decision-Makingby George Argyrous

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    The need to base policy on evidence has placed pressure on decision-makers to support proposals with well-grounded research and information. However, no practical guide with a focus on public sector policy and decision-making for doing this exists. This edited text fills the gap by providing a practical and comprehensive manual for people working in... more...

  • Public Values and Public Interestby Barry Bozeman

    Georgetown University Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Economic individualism and market-based values dominate today's policymaking and public management circlesùoften at the expense of the common good. In his new book, Barry Bozeman demonstrates the continuing need for public interest theory in government. Public Values and Public Interest offers a direct theoretical challenge to the utility... more...

  • How Information Mattersby Kathleen Hale

    Georgetown University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    How Information Matters examines the ways a network of state and local governments and nonprofit organizations can enhance the capacity for successful policy change by public administrators. Hale examines drug courts, programs that typify the highly networked, collaborative environment of public administrators today. These "special dockets"... more...

  • Analyzing Public Policyby Peter John

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    The fully revised and updated new edition of this textbook continues to provide the most accessible overview of the main approaches in the study of public policy. It seeks to review the most common and widely used frameworks in the study of policy analysis: institutions groups and networks society and the economy individual interests ... more...

  • The Public Policy Primerby Xun Wu; M Ramesh; Michael Howlett; Scott Fritzen

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 30.95

    The book provides a concise and accessible overview of the entire policy cycle taking the reader through the various stages of agenda setting, policy formulation, decision making, policy implementation and policy evaluation. It draws on a wide variety of national and international case studies more...