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Political institutions and public administration

  • The Ecology of Lawby Fritjof Capra; Ugo Mattei

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015; US$ 27.95

    The Ecology of Law Fritjof Capra and Ugo Mattei argue that at the root of many of the environmental, economic, and social crises we face today is a legal system based on an obsolete worldview. Capra, a bestselling author, physicist, and systems theorist, and Mattei, a distinguished legal scholar, explain how, by incorporating concepts from modern... more...

  • Party Primaries in Comparative Perspectiveby Asst Prof Fulvio Venturino; Dr Antonella Seddone; Dr Giulia Sandri

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Primary elections for choosing party leaders and candidates are now becoming commonplace in Europe, Asia and America but questions as to how much they hinder a party?s organizational strength and cohesion or affect electoral performance have largely been ignored outside of the USA. Party Primaries in Comparative Perspective gives a much-needed conceptualization... more...

  • The Red Webby Andrei Soldatov; Irina Borogan

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 27.99

    Half of Russia?s email traffic passes through an ordinary-looking building in an otherwise residential district of South West Moscow. On the eighth floor, in here a room occupied by the FSB, the successor organization to the KGB, is a box the size of a VHS player, marked SORM. SORM once intercepted just phone calls. Now it monitors emails, internet... more...

  • Cases in Public Policy and Administrationby Jay M Shafritz; Christopher Borick

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Writing the perfect complement to their bestseller, Introducing Public Administration , Shafritz and Borick highlight the great drama inherent in public policy -- and the ingenuity of its makers and administrators -- in this new casebook that brings thrilling, true life adventures in public administration to life in an engaging, witty style. Drawing... 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...

  • Spymasterby Tennent H. Bagley; Edward Jay Epstein

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 18.99

    Tennent Bagley?s Spymaster is the single most revealing book about espionage to emerge from the Cold War.? Edward Jay Epstein, author of Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA From the dark days of World War II through the Cold War, Sergey A. Kondrashev was a major player in Russia?s notorious KGB espionage apparatus. Rising... more...

  • The Idea of Good Governance and the Politics of the Global Southby Haroon A. Khan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    One of the major objectives of good governance is human development. Many worry that without good governance, many developing countries may become failed states. Using one of the worst industrial disasters in Bangladesh to date, Haroon A. Khan helps further our understanding of the importance of bureaucratic capacity for achieving good governance... more...

  • The Politics of Autismby Jr. John J. Pitney

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    Noted political scientist and public policy expert John J. Pitney, Jr., explains how autism has evolved into a heated political issue disputed by scientists, educators, social workers, and families. more...

  • Public Service Operations Managementby Zoe J. Radnor; Nicola Bateman; Ann Esain; Maneesh Kumar; Sharon J. Williams; David M. Upton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    How do policy makers and managers square the circle of increasing demand and expectations for the delivery and quality of services against a backdrop of reduced public funding from government and philanthropists? Leaders, executives and managers are increasingly focusing on service operations improvement. In terms of research, public services are... more...

  • Public Administration in Theory and Practiceby Raymond W Cox III; Susan Buck; Betty Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 79.95

    Hailed for its timelessness and timeliness, Public Administration in Theory and Practice examines public administration from a normative perspective, and provides students with an understanding of the practice of public administration. Combining historical, contextual and theoretical perspectives, this text give students a truly comprehensive... more...