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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Spirit of Democracyby Larry Diamond

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 19.99

    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$ 34.00

    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...