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  • The Responsible Contract Managerby Steven Cohen; William B. Eimicke

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 27.50 US$ 22.00

    Contract management is a critical skill for all contemporary public managers. As more government duties are contracted out, managers must learn to coordinate and measure the performance of private contractors, and to write contract requirements and elicit bids that obtain important services and products at the best possible price and quality. They... more...

  • Policy Networks and Policy Changeby Dr Hugh Compston

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    This study applies policy network theory to major technological, economic, environmental and social trends to generate propositions about the future of public policy. Among the findings are that we should expect more business-friendly policies, more intrusive law enforcement, more women-friendly policies, and stronger climate policies. more...

  • The Upper Houseby Terence Samuel

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    They come to Washington for varied and complex reasons?driven perhaps by some deep emotional commitment to an issue, or believing that their time in Congress can make their dream of the presidency a reality. No matter what their motivation or particular route, freshmen have three traits in common: they will be members of one of the most powerful deliberative... more...

  • The Spirit of Democracyby Larry Diamond

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 20.99

    One of America's preeminent experts on democracy charts the future prospects for freedom around the world in the aftermath of Iraq and deepening authoritarianism Over three decades, the world was transformed. In 1974, nearly three-quarters of all countries were dictatorships; today, more than half are democracies. Yet recent efforts to promote... more...

  • Bicameralismby George Tsebelis; Jeannette Money

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book examines how the chambers of bicameral legislatures interact when they produce legislation. more...

  • Why the Third Way failedby Bill Jordan

    Policy Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    This insightful and progressive book proposes a new moral approach to public policy to replace Third Way governments' failed attempts to reconcile global markets with ethically-informed public policies. more...

  • Power Divided is Power Checkedby Jason Lewis

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.99

    In Power Divided is Power Checked, Lewis reminds us that the concept of states’ rights, as bequeathed by the Founding Fathers to a grateful nation, was about a constitutional framework intended to limit the missteps of government and provide the greatest amount of freedom and decision-making power to the citizens of the “several states.”... more...

  • Global Communicationby Thomas L. McPhail

    Wiley 2011; US$ 59.95 US$ 51.96

    Global Communication is the most definitive text on multi-national communication and media conglomerates, exploring how global media, particularly CNN, the BBC, Euronews, and Al Jazeera, influence audiences and policy makers alike.   Includes four completely new chapters on Asian media, Euromedia, the Middle East, and public diplomacy... more...

  • Policyby H Colebatch

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 38.00

    Policy is key reading for the student studying the subject, the public official or community activist engaged in making policy, and the interested member of the public who wants to know where policy comes from, and why it matters. more...

  • Youth and Political Participation: A Reference Handbookby Glenn Utter

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 64.00

    Surveys indicate that those under the age of 30 consistently score the lowest on factual questions about politics, and young people are the least likely to engage in political activity online despite being the age group most likely to use the Internet. Many political researchers and activists are justifiably concerned, linking the low level of political... more...