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  • The Art and Craft of Policy Analysisby Aaron Wildavsky

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 1980; US$ 83.61

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  • Budgeting and Governingby Aaron Wildavsky

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Aaron Wildavsky's greatest concern, as expressed in his writings, is how people manage to live together. This concern may at first appear to have little to do with the study of budgeting, but for Wildavsky budgeting made living together possible. Indeed, as he argues in Budgeting and Governing, now available in paperback, if you cannot budget, you... more...

  • Broadening the Contours in the Study of Black Politicsby Aaron Wildavsky

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Broadening the Contours in the Study of Black Politics, volume 17 of the National Political Science Review (NPSR), is divided thematically into two books, available separately or as a set. The first concentrates on the institutional aspects of Black politics. The second book addresses various dimensions of social capital that constitute the fundamental... more...

  • The Beleaguered Presidencyby Aaron Wildavsky

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Since the presidency of Lyndon Johnson between 1963 and 1968, there is much reason to believe that the executive office is in trouble. For the past twenty-five years, presidents have been subject to continuing criticism, with dissatisfaction rising, approval rates falling, and demands becoming impossible to meet. Is it that Americans have become an... more...

  • Leadership in a Small Townby Aaron Wildavsky

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Of all the questions that might be asked about political life, it would be difficult to find one of greater interest than the ancient query: who rules over whom? It appeals powerfully to our curiosity. We want to know who ""runs"" things--who makes policy decisions in New York, Washington, London, or the town in which we live. Is it a single powerful... more...

  • Searching for Safetyby Aaron Wildavsky

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Protecting ourselves against the risks associated with modern technologies has emerged as a major public concern throughout the industrialized world. Searching for Safety is unique in its exposition of a theory that explains how and why risk taking makes life safer and exposes the high risk of avoiding change. The book covers a wide range, including... more...

  • Risk and Cultureby Mary Douglas; Aaron Wildavsky

    University of California Press 1983; US$ 27.95

    Can we know the risks we face, now or in the future? No, we cannot; but yes, we must act as if we do. Some dangers are unknown; others are known, but not by us because no one person can know everything. Most people cannot be aware of most dangers at most times. Hence, no one can calculate precisely the total risk to be faced. How, then, do people decide... more...

  • The Art and Craft of Policy Analysisby B. Guy Peters; Aaron Wildavsky

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 47.77

    The Art and Craft of Policy Analysis is a classic work of the Public Policy discipline. Wildavsky’s emphasis on the values involved in public policies, as well as the need to build political understandings about the nature of policy, are as important for 21st century policymaking as they were in 1979.  B. Guy Peters’ critical introduction provides... more...

  • Alienation and the Soviet Economyby Paul Craig Roberts; Aaron Wildavsky

    Independent Institute 2017; US$ 9.99

    The first edition of this seminal book in 1971 pointed out the fatal defects of Marxist theory that would lead to the collapse of the Soviet economy. In this revised edition, Paul Craig Roberts examines how reality triumphed over Marxist theory and the implications for the future of Russia and eastern Europe. In 1971, Roberts created a firestorm among... more...

  • Presidential Electionsby Nelson W. Polsby; Aaron Wildavsky; Steven E. Schier; David A. Hopkins

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 51.00

    Brimming with data and examples from the historic 2008 election, and laced with previews of 2012, the thirteenth edition of this classic text offers a complete overview of the presidential election process from the earliest straw polls and fundraisers to final voter turnout and exit interviews. The comprehensive coverage includes campaign strategy,... more...