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  • Innovations in Financing Public Servicesby Stephen J. Bailey; Pekka Valkama; Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 125.00

    This book explores new forms of private, mutual municipal, public-private and 'reverse' state funding of public investments, co-payments and shared contributions, vouchers, and pooled public risk-financing. It includes case studies taken from the Nordic countries, UK, Spain, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey and South Korea. more...

  • Public-Private Partnership Projects in Infrastructureby Jeffrey Delmon

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    This book provides guidance to government policy makers on making public-private partnerships in infrastructure successful. more...

  • Democracy and Developmentby Axel Hadenius

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 37.00

    This book is a wide-ranging study of the meaning of democracy and the factors which determine its level. more...

  • Social Class, Social Action, and Educationby Aaron Schutz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This volume focuses on progressivism's conceptions of democracy. The analysis is interdisciplinary, beginning with a broad-ranging history of working- and middle-class culture in America, and grounded in American pragmatism, with the educator and philosopher, John Dewey, as its central "character." Schutz demonstrates that progressive ideas of democracy... more...

  • Cohesion and Discipline in Legislaturesby Reuven Y. Hazan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The existence of noticeable 'unified' parties is central to the theory and practice of democracy in general, and to parliamentary democracy in particular. However, legislative studies scholars have good reason to cease treating parties as monolithic, unitary actors, for they evidently are not. The first step in this direction is to ask why one of the... more...

  • Families and Social Policyby Linda Haas

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    Empirical research that describes ways to best handle social problems concerning families Leading authorities’ studies show that from the effects of globalization many social and family problems and their solutions tend to be similar in nations world-wide. Families and Social Policy: National and International Perspectives explores the latest research... more...

  • Comparing Westminsterby R. A.W. Rhodes; John Wanna; Patrick Weller

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 42.99

    This book explores how governmental elites understand the Westminster systems of Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa. It concludes that Westminster is a flexible family of ideas that is useful for many purposes and survives and, even thrives, because of its varied uses to elite actors. more...

  • Disability, Policy and Professional Practiceby Jennifer L. Harris; Alan Roulstone

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 35.00

    Guides social work and social care students through working with disabled people. Unique in its aspirational, outcomes-focused approach. more...

  • Environmental Policy and Public Healthby William N. Rom

    Wiley 2011; US$ 95.00 US$ 85.50

    This textbook provides an overview of the major environmental policy issues, past and present, and explains the interplay among law, science, and advocacy as related to environmental policymaking in the United States and abroad. Environmental Policy and Public Health examines the main sources of pollution and threats to environmental integrity and... more...

  • Veto Playersby George Tsebelis

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    Political scientists have long classified systems of government as parliamentary or presidential, two-party or multiparty, and so on. But such distinctions often fail to provide useful insights. For example, how are we to compare the United States, a presidential bicameral regime with two weak parties, to Denmark, a parliamentary unicameral regime... more...