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  • Diplomatic Afterlivesby Andrew F. Cooper

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    No longer content to fade away into comfortable retirement, a growing number of former political leaders have pursued diplomatic afterlives. From Nelson Mandela to Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton, to Tony Blair and Mikhail Gorbachev, this set of highly-empowered individuals increasingly try to make a difference on the global stage by capitalizing on... more...

  • The Dynamics of Two-Party Politicsby Alan Ware

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 74.99

    This book examines the role played by the parties themselves in two-party systems. It rejects the argument that the behaviour of the parties is determined largely by social forces or by the supposed logic of the electoral market. Instead, it shows that both structure and agency can matter. It focuses on three major aspects of change in two-party systems:... more...

  • Essential Public Healthby Stephen Gillam; Jan Yates; Padmanabhan Badrinath

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 56.00

    A theoretical and practical introduction to the basics of public health, written for a multidisciplinary audience. more...

  • 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...