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  • The Lucky Country?by Ian Lowe

    University of Queensland Press 2016; US$ 12.99

    Can we reinvent the Lucky Country? Fifty years ago author Donald Horne described Australia as ‘a lucky country run by second-rate people’, adding that our leaders are mostly unaware of events that surround them. The good fortune continued when our wide brown land proved to contain bountiful resources of saleable minerals, allowing successive generations... more...

  • British Politicsby Richard S. Grayson

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 7.99

    No one saw it coming. No pundit, no pollster and no political leader predicted David Cameron’s Conservative Party would win a majority of seats in Parliament and his three main opponents would resign as party leaders. The consequences of the coalition also became clear as the Liberal Democrats fell dramatically from grace, and lost their spot as... more...

  • Governing Europe's Marine Environmentby Michael Gilek; Kristine Kern

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Governing Europe's Marine Environment is a coherent up-to-date multidisciplinary analysis of current approaches and challenges to the sustainable governance of Europe's marine environment. Structured in three parts, Part 1 outlines general theoretical ideas about governance, governing, and governability and serves as a starting point for analysing... more...

  • New Contractualism in European Welfare State Policiesby Rune Ervik; Nanna Kildal

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The ’Golden Age' of the welfare state in Europe was characterised by a strengthening of social rights as citizens became increasingly protected through the collective provision of income security and social services. The oil crisis, inflation and high unemployment of the 1970s largely saw the end of welfare expansion with critical voices claiming the... more...

  • Analysis and Public Policyby Stuart Shapiro

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    How do we incorporate analytical thinking into public policy decisions? Stuart Shapiro confronts this issue in Analysis and Public Policy by looking at various types of analysis, and discussing how they are used in regulatory policy-making in the US. By looking at the successes and failures of incorporating cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, and... more...

  • Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers, Forest Conservation and Climate Changeby Silvia Irawan; Luca Tacconi

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    Intergovernmental fiscal transfers (IFTs) are an innovative way to create incentives for local public actors to support conservation. This book contributes to the debate about how to conserve tropical forests by implementing mechanisms for reducing deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). With Indonesia as a case study, the authors adopt an interdisciplinary... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politicsby Jon Pierre

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 149.99

    The Handbook provides a broad introduction to Swedish politics, and how Sweden's political system and policies have evolved over the past few decades. more...

  • The Politics of Public–Private Partnerships in Western Europeby Thomas Krumm

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    This comprehensive book provides a comparative policy analysis of public-private partnerships in 14 Western European countries from Scandinavia to Greece, bringing together insights from government, economics and politics. Thomas Krumm describes and analyses the forms and extents of collaboration between the state and private sector organisations,... more...

  • The regulation of standards in British public lifeby David Hine; Gillian Peele

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 115.00

    This is an analysis of the revolution of the last two decades that has built an extensive new regulatory apparatus governing British public ethics. The book sets the new machinery in the wider institutional framework of British government. Its main purpose is to understand the dilemmas of regulatory design that have emerged in each area examined. more...

  • In Defence of Councillorsby Colin Copus

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 109.99

    In defence of councillors is an unashamed defence of local representative democracy and of those elected to serve as councillors from the often ill-informed, ill-judged and inaccurate criticism made by the media, government and public, of councillors' personal, political and professional roles.By using qualitative research from a number of related... more...