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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...

  • Cultural Policyby David Bell; Kate Oakley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    David Bell and Kate Oakley survey the major debates emerging in cultural policy research, adopting an approach based on spatial scale to explore cultural policy in cities, nations and internationally. They contextualise these discussions with an exploration of what both ?culture? and ?policy? mean when they are joined together as cultural policy.... more...

  • National Policy-Makingby Pertti Alasuutari; Ali Qadir

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Notions of social change are often divided into local versus international. But what actually happens at the national level?where policies are ultimately made and implemented?when policy-making is interdependent worldwide? How do policy-makers take into account the prior choices of other countries? Far more research is needed on the process of interdependent... more...

  • The Selection of Ministers around the Worldby Keith Dowding; Patrick Dumont

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Governing cabinets are composed of ministers who come and go even as governments march on. They work for the chief executive, the prime minister or the president, for their parties and for the constituent groups from which they come. They are chosen for their role and dismissed from it for all sorts of reasons that vary across time and country. ... 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...

  • A Complexity Theory for Public Policyby Göktug Morçöl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    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...

  • The Illusion of Well-Beingby Mark D. White

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 35.00

    This book will argue against the use of well-being to guide policymaking and in favor of a rule-oriented approach to policymaking that respects the choices of individuals. more...

  • Comparative Welfare State Politicsby Kees van Kersbergen; Barbara Vis

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Kees van Kersbergen and Barbara Vis explain the political opportunities and constraints of welfare state reform in advanced democracies. 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...

  • Public Finance and Public Policyby Arye L. Hillman

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 58.00

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