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Public Policy

  • Judicial Behavior and Policymakingby Robert J. Hume

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2018; US$ 37.00

    Judicial Behavior and Policymaking familiarizes students with qualitative and quantitative methods of analyzing data to better understand the field of judicial politics, and how professional political scientists conduct research about the courts. This accessible and engaging text provides a thorough introduction to the world of judicial politics.... more...

  • The Case against Educationby Bryan Caplan

    Princeton University Press 2018; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    Why we need to stop wasting public funds on education Despite being immensely popular--and immensely lucrative—education is grossly overrated. In this explosive book, Bryan Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity—in other words, to signal... more...

  • Regional Policies and European Integrationby Julie Anna Braun

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 122.25

    This book examines what role regions play in European (dis)integration and European identity building. Filling a glaring gap in our understanding of regions, the book considers what the scope and objectives of these regions’ respective European policies and programmes are, how diverse they are and, in a time of mixed signals of European cynicism and... more...

  • River of Lost Soulsby Jonathan P. Thompson

    Torrey House Press 2018; US$ 9.99

    An award–winning investigative environmental journalist digs up the real story behind the Gold King Mine disaster of 2015. more...

  • Corruption and Normsby Ina Kubbe; Annika Engelbert

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 146.70

    This book focuses on the role of norms in the description, explanation, prediction and combat of corruption. It conceives corruption as a ubiquitous problem, constructed by specific traditions, values, norms and institutions. The chapters concentrate on the relationship between corruption and social as well as legal norms, providing comparative perspectives... more...

  • Advances in Well-Beingby Richard J. Estes; M. Joseph Sirgy

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2018; US$ 32.99

    This book considers the brighter side of our world today by exploring the ways in which wellbeing is on an upward swing globally. more...

  • Public Policymaking in a Globalized Worldby Robin J. Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 54.95

    The inexorable advent of globalization has transformed the public policymaking process into a multi-faceted challenge that transcends traditional policymaking boundaries and forces scholars, experts, and practitioners to redefine their field in terms of both theory and practice. While every policy dilemma has a specific location in time and space,... more...

  • Victims of Crimeby Matthew Hall

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 146.70

    This volume critically engages with the development of official policy and reform in relation to the support of victims of crime both within and beyond the criminal justice system of England and Wales. Since the election of the Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition Government in May 2010 it is argued that victimization has increasingly taken on a... more...

  • Street-Frequenting Young People in Fijiby Patrick Vakaoti

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 52.56

    This book, uncovers the lived experiences of street-frequenting young people in Fiji.  Typically viewed as ‘out of place’, these young people disturb what it means to be young and Fijian.  Despite their marginal existence, they through their activities demonstrate the need to belong.  The book adopts a critical postmodern perspective to explore this... more...

  • Reducing Inequalitiesby Renato Miguel Carmo; Cédric Rio; Márton Medgyesi

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 97.80

    This edited collection analyses social inequality in the European Union, within and between countries. The work critically explores both vertical inequality, existing between those with high incomes and low incomes, and horizontal inequality, existing between groups according to nationality, age, ethnicity, and gender. Reducing Inequalities ... more...