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  • Business Improvement Districtsby Goktug Morcol; Lorlene Hoyt; Jack W. Meek; Ulf Zimmermann

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 132.95

    Initiated and governed by property or business owners under the authorization of state and local governments, business improvement districts (BIDs) have received a very mixed reception. To some, they are innovative examples of self-governance and public-private partnerships; to others, they are yet another example of the movement toward the privatization... more...

  • Local Economic Development and the Environmentby Susan M. Opp; Jeffery L. Jr. Osgood

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 71.95

    A clear and practical examination of complex issues, Local Economic Development and the Environment: Finding Common Ground provides a broad, academic look at the intersection of two important areas for local administrators. In addition to managing development in a strained economic climate, most administrators are also expected to be stewards of... more...

  • Labor Relations in the Public Sector, Fifth Editionby Richard C. Kearney; Patrice M. Mareschal

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 89.95

    Since publication of the fourth edition of Labor Relations in the Public Sector , public sector unions have encountered strong headwinds in many parts of the U.S. Membership is falling in some jurisdictions, public opinion has shifted against the unions, and political forces are leaning against them. Retaining the structure that made the previous... more...

  • Understanding Research Methodsby Donijo Robbins

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 109.95

    Managers and administrators in the public-policy and nonprofit sectors rely heavily on analytical skills to quickly pore through a massive amount of research. They dissect it and apply specific, useful data that can inform critical policy changes and help them improve their organization’s overall performance and financial position. To master this... more...

  • Energy Policy in the U.S.by Laurance R. Geri; David E. McNabb

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 92.95

    In an effort to provide greater awareness of the necessary policy decisions facing our elected and appointed officials, Energy Policy in the U.S.: Politics, Challenges, and Prospects for Change presents an overview of important energy policies and the policy process in the United States, including their history, goals, methods of action, and consequences.... more...

  • Cultural Competence for Public Managersby Espiridion Borrego; Richard Greggory Johnson lll

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 68.95

    Our increasingly globalized society demands a higher level of sophistication when working cross-culturally and internationally in local, state, and federal governments; tribal corporations; and nonprofit organizations. Cultural Competence for Public Managers offers guidance on how to become a leader in developing cultural competence in your organization.... more...

  • World Population & Human Capital in the Twenty-First Centuryby Wolfgang Lutz; William P. Butz; Samir KC

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 49.99

    Using a selection of continent-wide datasets, this book provides an in-depth analysis of past trends in fertility, mortality, migration, and education. It examines relevant theories and identifies key determining factors to emphasize alternative trends in human capital. more...

  • The Geopolitics of Resource Warsby Philippe Le Billon

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This new book provides fresh and in-depth perspectives on so-called 'resource wars'. Highlighting the multiple forms of violence accompanying the history of resources exploitation, business practices supporting predatory regimes, insurgent groups and terrorists, this is an authoritative guide to the struggle for control of the world's resources.... more...

  • Housing Policy in the UKby David Millins; Alan Murie

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 53.14

    Housing Policy in the UK is a major new textbook that traces the emergence of a 'new comprehensive housing policy' in the wake of the Communities Plan and regionalisation. Grounded in cutting-edge research and analysis, it provides a clear account of the evolution and current dimensions and tensions at the heart of this policy. more...

  • Business Information Systemsby Paul Beynon-Davies

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 82.67

    Focused on the needs of the Business and Management students, this text is comprehensive and builds up understanding in an integrated coherent way. Assuming no prior knowledge, and with a strong theoretical underpinning, coupled with practical application and case studies, it makes high level material accessible to newcomers to the discipline. more...