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Political institutions and public administration

  • A Problem Like Mariaby Maria Fyfe

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.95

    MariaFyfe'spolitical memoir tells the story of fourteen years in office from the point of view of an MP who did not always toe the party line. Here, she recounts some of the most significant moments of her political career, from the frustrating and infuriating to the rewarding, up until the bittersweet ending of her time in parliament in 2001.... more...

  • Understanding Energy and Energy Policyby Timothy F. Braun; Lisa M. Glidden

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    A unique and essential book for non-scientists who need to understand international energy policy. more...

  • Decarbonising the World's Economyby Terry Barker; Douglas Crawford-Brown

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Too often amongst policy makers and thought leaders an assumption is made that we must make a choice between tackling climate change and having a strong economy; tackling climate change and allowing poorer nations to develop; tackling climate change and having a secure energy system. However, a decade of advanced modelling tested against historical... more...

  • The New Neighborhood Senior Centerby Joyce Weil

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    In 2011, seven thousand American ?baby boomers? (those born between 1946 and 1964) turned sixty-five daily. As this largest U.S. generation ages, cities, municipalities, and governments at every level must grapple with the allocation of resources and funding for maintaining the quality of life, health, and standard of living for an aging population. ... more...

  • Working Congressby Robert Mann

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    In 1964, as the polarizing Civil Rights Act made its way through the House and Senate, and Congress navigated one of the most tumultuous eras in American history, a Harris Poll put the institution's approval rating at 60 percent. Why then, fifty years later, has the public's approval of Congress eroded to an all-time low of 10 percent? Working Congress:... more...

  • Local Governance Innovation in Chinaby Jessica C. Teets; William Hurst

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Despite a centralized formal structure, Chinese politics and policy-making have long been marked by substantial degrees of regional and local variation and experimentation. These trends have, if anything, intensified as China?s reform matures. Though often remarked upon, the politicsof policy formation, diffusion, and implementation at the subnational... more...

  • Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses-and Misuses-of Historyby Barry Eichengreen

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    The two great financial crises of the past century are the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Recession, which began in 2008. Both occurred against the backdrop of sharp credit booms, dubious banking practices, and a fragile and unstable global financial system. When markets went into cardiac arrest in 2008, policymakers invoked the lessons... more...

  • Sounds of Belongingby Dolores Ines Casillas

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    The last two decades have produced continued Latino population growth, and marked shifts in both communications and immigration policy. Since the 1990s, Spanish- language radio has dethroned English-language radio stations in major cities across the United States, taking over the number one spot in Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, and New York City. Investigating... more...

  • The Illusion of Progressby Alexander Gillespie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Is 'sustainable development' a charade sold to an increasingly misled public? This book presents a wide-ranging, penetrating critique of sustainability and what it actually means. The author argues that despite the rhetoric of socially and environmentally sustainable development and the ever-increasing number of legislative environmental policies,... more...

  • Renewable Energy and the Publicby Patrick Devine-Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    Throughout the world, the threat of climate change is pressing governments to accelerate the deployment of technologies to generate low carbon electricity or heat. But this is frequently leading to controversy, as energy and planning policies are revised to support new energy sources or technologies (e.g. offshore wind, tidal, bioenergy or hydrogen... more...