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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...

  • 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...

  • Pricing Natureby Nick Hanley; Edward B. Barbier

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) is one of the most useful tools of applied economics for the social appraisal of public projects and government policies. This title shows how CBA can be applied to environmental policy choice and environmental resource management. more...

  • Public Management Reform and Modernizationby Edoardo Ongaro

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Since the 1980s, a wave of reforms of public management has swept the world. This work investigates the dynamics of contemporary public management reform in five European countries that gave shape to the Napoleonic administrative tradition - France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain. more...

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

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 27.50

    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...

  • Resource Economicsby John C. Bergstrom; Alan Randall

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    This book provides a rigorous but very readable introduction to economics theory before delving into the relationship between economic growth and primary natural resource and environmental problems. more...