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Political institutions and public administration

  • The End of Socialismby James Otteson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    The End of Socialism explores the difficulties socialism faces and examines the extent to which its moral ideals can guide policy. more...

  • The United States in a Warming Worldby Thomas L. Brewer

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    Balanced factual and conceptual analysis of the political and economic factors that shape the United States' responses to climate change. more...

  • Parties, Elections and Electoral Contestsby Marc Guinjoan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    According to the Duvergerian theories, in the long run, only viable parties are expected to stand for elections. Non-viable parties should join a pre-electoral coalition with another party or withdraw from competition entirely. Why then do non-viable political parties throughout the world systematically continue presenting candidates? This book argues... more...

  • Governing Megacities in Emerging Countriesby Dominique Lorrain

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 44.95

    This book focuses on the material city and its institutions and shows that, without recourse to a big new theory, urban leaders have devised mechanisms of ordinary government. They have done so through the resolution of practical and essential problems: providing electricity, drinking water, sanitation, transportation. In the originality of its hypotheses... more...

  • Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Introductionby Andrew I Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    What makes a policy work? What should policies attempt to do, and what ought they not do? These questions are at the heart of both policy-making and ethics. Philosophy, Ethics and Public Policy: An Introduction examines these questions and more. Andrew I. Cohen uses contemporary examples and controversies, mainly drawn from policy in a North American... more...

  • The Illusion of Well-Beingby Mark D. White

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 35.00

    This book will argue against the use of well-being to guide policymaking and in favor of a rule-oriented approach to policymaking that respects the choices of individuals. more...

  • Sustaining the Statesby Marilyn Marks Rubin; Katherine G. Willoughby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    State fiscal decisions have a significant impact on the US economy. Taken together, subnational governments employ more than one out of every eight workers and provide the bulk of all basic governmental services consumed by individuals and businesses. Sustaining the States: The Fiscal Viability of American State Governments will give you a basic... more...

  • Cultural Policyby David Bell; Kate Oakley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    David Bell and Kate Oakley survey the major debates emerging in cultural policy research, adopting an approach based on spatial scale to explore cultural policy in cities, nations and internationally. They contextualise these discussions with an exploration of what both ?culture? and ?policy? mean when they are joined together as cultural policy.... more...

  • The Selection of Ministers around the Worldby Keith Dowding; Patrick Dumont

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Governing cabinets are composed of ministers who come and go even as governments march on. They work for the chief executive, the prime minister or the president, for their parties and for the constituent groups from which they come. They are chosen for their role and dismissed from it for all sorts of reasons that vary across time and country. ... more...

  • Water for the Americas: Challenges and Opportunitiesby Alberto Garrido; Mordechai Shechter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The chapters in this volume are peer reviewed editions of the papers presented at the 7 th meeting of the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 15-17, 2010. The theme for Forum VII was Water for the Americas: Challenges and Opportunities. This Forum was unique in examining the... more...