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  • The United States in a Warming Worldby Thomas L. Brewer

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    Balanced factual and conceptual analysis of the political and economic factors that shape the United States' responses to climate change. more...

  • American Democracyby Andrew J. Perrin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    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...

  • The Social Movements Readerby Jeff Goodwin; James M. Jasper

    Wiley 2014; US$ 54.95

    Providing a unique blend of cases, concepts, and essential readings The Social Movements Reader, Third Edition , delivers key classic and contemporary articles and book selections from around the world. •    Includes the latest research on contemporary movements in the US and abroad, including the Arab spring, Occupy, and the... 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$ 79.00

    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...

  • The Reality of Budgetary Reform in OECD Nationsby John Wanna; Lotte Jensen; Jouke de Vries

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Investigates the impacts and consequences of budgetary reform through a comparative assessment of advanced Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) democracies that have undertaken budget reforms over the years. This book traces the 'story of reform' in the respective countries. 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...