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  • Global Communicationby Thomas L. McPhail

    Wiley 2011; US$ 59.95

    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 from a post... more...

  • A Handbook of Comparative Social Policyby Patricia Kennett

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00

    The current context of social policy is one in which many of the old certainties of the past have been eroded. The predominantly inward-looking, domestic preoccupation of social policy has made way for a more integrated, international and outward approach to analysis which looks beyond the boundaries of the state. It is in this context that this Handbook... more...

  • Inclusive leadership in social work and social careby Trish Hafford-letchfield; Sharon Lambley; Gary Spolander

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 31.46

    This critical and reflexive book looks closely at the pivotal but demanding role that leadership and management play in promoting social work and social care. more...

  • Just Ordinary Robotsby Lamber Royakkers; Rinie van Est

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 79.95

    A social robot is a robot that interacts and communicates with humans or other autonomous physical agents by following social behaviors and rules attached to its role. We seem to accept the use of robots that perform dull, dirty, and dangerous jobs. But how far do we want to go with the automation of care for children and the elderly, or the killing... more...

  • Making Culture Countby Lachlan MacDowall; Marnie Badham; Emma Blomkamp; Kim Dunphy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This book is a collection of diverse essays by scholars, policy-makers and creative practitioners who explore the burgeoning field of cultural measurement and its political implications. Offering critical histories and creative frameworks, it presents new approaches to accounting for culture in local, national and international contexts. more...

  • The Making of Ageing Policyby Rune Ervik; Tord Skogedal Linden

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Demographic changes transform societies and challenge existing institutional solutions and policies. The need for policies addressing these challenges has increasingly been put on the agenda. The Making of Ageing Policy analyzes these innovative policy ideas and practices at both the international and the national level. The book provides insights... more...

  • Measuring the Performance of Public Servicesby Michael Pidd

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 68.00

    Shows how the principles, uses and practice of performance measurement differ from those in for-profit organisations. more...

  • Methods for Policy Researchby Ann Majchrzak; M. Lynne Markus

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 27.00

    Methods for Policy Research , Second Edition , by Ann Majchrzak and M. Lynne Markus, is a book about responsible and evidence-based policy decision making written for those interested in improving the decisions that affect people?s lives. It describes how to define policy research questions so that evidence can be applied to policy decisions, how... more...

  • The Myth of Research-Based Policy and Practiceby Martyn Hammersley

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 43.00

    Structured as a series of probing questions, and covering a range of methods, this book reflects on the challenge posed by the idea that social research should serve evidence-based practice. more...

  • National Policy-Makingby Pertti Alasuutari; Ali Qadir

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...