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  • Understanding Energy and Energy Policyby Timothy F. Braun; Lisa M. Glidden

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    A unique and essential book for non-scientists who need to understand international energy policy. more...

  • Working Congressby Robert Mann

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    In 1964, as the polarizing Civil Rights Act made its way through the House and Senate, and Congress navigated one of the most tumultuous eras in American history, a Harris Poll put the institution's approval rating at 60 percent. Why then, fifty years later, has the public's approval of Congress eroded to an all-time low of 10 percent? Working Congress:... more...

  • Local Governance Innovation in Chinaby Jessica C. Teets; William Hurst

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Despite a centralized formal structure, Chinese politics and policy-making have long been marked by substantial degrees of regional and local variation and experimentation. These trends have, if anything, intensified as China?s reform matures. Though often remarked upon, the politicsof policy formation, diffusion, and implementation at the subnational... 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...

  • Qualitative Analysis for Planning & Policyby John Gaber; Sharon Gaber

    American Planning Association 2014; US$ 33.99

    Census data, population projections, trip estimates. Planners know numbers. But numbers don't always tell the whole story. Qualitative analysis?which yields data in words and images rather than numbers?is an important tool in any research project. Planners can use field research, photography, focus groups, and content analysis and meta-analysis... 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...

  • Sports Development and Sports Policy in Societyby 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... 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...

  • Public Administration in East Asiaby Evan M. Berman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 179.95

    Written by leading experts, Public Administration in East Asia: Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan examines the inner workings of governments in East Asia, in particular its public administration and related public policy processes. It focuses on the apparatus of government ? the agencies, their values, context, and policies within which... more...