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  • Energy Policy Analysis: A Conceptual Frameworkby Michael S Hamilton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Presented in nontechnical terms, this book offers a unique and powerful conceptual framework for analysis of energy technologies (standard and alternative) in terms of their respective dollar costs, environmental costs, and national security costs. Energy technologies examined include coal, nuclear, oil, natural gas, solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower,... more...

  • Implementing Public Policyby Michael Hill; Peter Hupe

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 48.00

    Covering the state of the art in the theory and practice of public policy implementation and how this relates to contemporary practice, this Third Edition now further explores issues around researching implementation and the relationship between policy formulation and implementation. more...

  • A Complexity Theory for Public Policyby Göktug Morçöl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Complexity theory has become popular in the natural and social sciences over the last few decades as a result of the advancements in our understanding of the complexities in natural and social phenomena. Concepts and methods of complexity theory have been applied by scholars of public affairs in North America and Europe, but a comprehensive framework... more...

  • National Policy-Makingby Pertti Alasuutari; Ali Qadir

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Sports Development and Sports Policy in Societyby Daniel Bloyce; Andy Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 60.95

    Who makes sport policy and why do we need it? What is the purpose of sport development programmes? Sport Policy and Development answers these questions and more by closely examining the complex relationships between modern sport, sport policy and development and other aspects of the wider society. These important issues are explored via... more...

  • Public Finance and Public Policyby Arye L. Hillman

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 60.00

    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...