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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Schools and Societyby Jeanne H. Ballantine; Joan Z. Spade

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 58.00

    Schools and Society: A Sociological Approach to Education, Fifth Edition by Jeanne H. Ballantine and Joan Z. Spade is a comprehensive anthology featuring classical readings on the Sociology of Education, as well as original essays by notable contemporary scholars. Assigned as a main text or a supplement, this fully updated Fifth Edition uses the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Talking Policyby Judith Bessant; Rob Watts; Tony Dalton; Paul Smyth

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 40.90

    An introduction to the process of social policy making in Australia. The authors emphasise the intensely human and political nature of the development of social services and programs, illustrating their arguments with detailed case studies. more...

  • Sport Policy and Governanceby Neil King

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 57.95

    Sport Policy and Governance: Local Perspectives is the first detailed study of the politics of sport policy at the local authority level of governance. In focusing on the local level, the book recognises that the extent to which we benefit from public policy is a result of where we live. Taking the city of Liverpool as its core case study, the author... more...

  • Sport Policy and Developmentby Daniel Bloyce; Andy Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 60.95

    Who makes sport policy and why do we need it? What is the purpose of sport development programmes? Sport Policy and Development answers these questions and more by closely examining the complex relationships between modern sport, sport policy and development and other aspects of the wider society. These important issues are explored via detailed... more...

  • Public Finance and Public Policyby Arye L. Hillman

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 60.00

    This second edition provides an accessible introduction to the use of public finance and public policy to improve market outcomes. more...

  • Creating Adaptive Policiesby Darren Swanson; Suruchi Bhadwal

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 29.95

    Today’s policy-maker has a tough job to do. Policies that cannot perform effectively under today’s complex, dynamic and uncertain conditions run the risk of not achieving their intended purpose. Instead of helping, they may actually hinder the ability of individuals, communities and businesses to cope with and adapt to change. Creating Adaptive... more...