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  • The Global Public Sphereby Ingrid Volkmer

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    Over the last several years, the debate about publics seems to have newly emerged. This debate critically reflects the Habermasian ideal of a (national) public sphere in a transnational context. However, it seems that the issue of a reconstruction of a global public sphere is more complex. In this brilliant and provocative book, Ingrid Volkmer argues... more...

  • Money and electoral politicsby Ron Johnston; Charles Pattie

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 33.26

    In this book, the authors use the latest research and unpublished material to explore financial differences across the UK’s three main parties in the four years leading up to the 2010 General Election, revealing an unhealthy picture of grassroots party organisation in which the capacity to engage effectively with many voters is concentrated in... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    This 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 investigates the changing contours of sport... more...

  • Sport Policy and Developmentby Daniel Bloyce; Andy Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 60.95

    Sport Policy and Development introduces the key themes in sport and social policy and provides students with a base for understanding the process of social policy creation more generally. Bringing a distinctively sociological perspective to the subject, the text provides a comprehensive analysis of the ways in which pro-sport policies are thought... 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...

  • 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...