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  • 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...

  • Environmental Policyby Norman J. Vig; Michael E. Kraft

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 51.00

    Authoritative and trusted, Environmental Policy convenes top scholars to evaluate the impact of past environmental policy while anticipating its future implications, helping students decipher the underlying trends, institutional constraints, and policy dilemmas that shape environmental politics. In the Ninth Edition , editors Norman Vig and Michael... 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...

  • Foundations for Youth Justiceby Anne Robinson

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 36.95

    This exciting new book outlines the state of practice now in flux within structures created by New Labour but moving in a different direction under the Coalition Government. It explores opportunities for a fresh orientation that places young people at the centre and works collaboratively to nurture strengths, competences and capital. more...

  • Gender and International Relationsby Jill Steans

    Wiley 2013; US$ 79.95

    The third edition of Jill Steans’ popular and highly respected text offers a comprehensive and up to date introduction to gender in international relations today. Its nine chapters have been fully revised and expanded to cover key issues, developments and debates in the field including: the state and citizenship gender, sexuality... 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...

  • Implementing Public Policyby Michael Hill; Peter Hupe

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 38.00

    Covering the state of the art in the theory and practice of public policy implementation and how this relates to contemporary practice, this Third Edition now further explores issues around researching implementation and the relationship between policy formulation and implementation. more...