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  1. Power, Policy and Profit

    Power, Policy and Profit

    Edited by Christina Garsten, Adrienne Sörbom
    Power, Policy and Profit investigates the manifold ways in which corporate actors attempt to broadly influence political activities. With intensified globalization of markets, the restructuring of provisions of welfare services and accumulation of private capital opportunities for corporate influence in politics affairs have multiplied. Bringing together scholars from different fields in the study of global governance, the volume addresses the rising influence and power of corporate actors on the national and transnational political scene. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  2. Transitions to Good Governance

    Transitions to Good Governance

    Edited by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Michael Johnston
    Why have so few countries managed to leave systematic corruption behind, while in many others modernization is still a mere façade? How do we escape the trap of corruption, to reach a governance system based on ethical universalism? In this unique book, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi and Michael Johnston lead a team of eminent researchers on an illuminating path towards deconstructing the few virtuous circles in contemporary governance. The book combines a solid theoretical framework with quantitative evidence and case studies from around the world. While extracting lessons to be learned from the success cases covered, Transitions to Good Governance avoids being prescriptive and successfully contributes to the understanding of virtuous circles in contemporary good governance. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  3. Public Policy in Action

    Public Policy in Action

    Victor Bekkers, Menno Fenger, Peter Scholten
    This comprehensive textbook explores the policy process from a multitude of perspectives, including rationalism, culturalism, institutionalism and from a political point of view. This allows students to discover key concepts from the policy science literature and gain a deeper understanding of how public policy is discussed academically and shaped empirically. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
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  4. The Generational Welfare Contract

    The Generational Welfare Contract

    Simon Birnbaum, Tommy Ferrarini, Kenneth Nelson, Joakim Palme
    This groundbreaking book brings together perspectives from political philosophy and comparative social policy to discuss generational justice. Contributing new insights about the preconditions for designing sustainable, inclusive policies for all of society, the authors expose the possibilities of supporting egalitarian principles in an aging society through balanced generational welfare contracts. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  5. Philosophy and Public Administration

    Philosophy and Public Administration

    Edoardo Ongaro
    This book provides a systematic introduction to the philosophical foundations of the study and the practice of public administration. It reviews all the main philosophical streams, from ancient Greek philosophy to the contemporary strands, and discusses their significance for public governance and public management. Ontological and epistemological issues are brought to the fore in discussing contemporary conceptions of the nature of public administration. The quest for justification and legitimacy of public governance is examined, and 'Common Good', 'Social contract' and 'Personalism' arguments vetted. The works of thinkers like Thomas More and Niccolò Machiavelli are revisited and the implications for contemporary public administration are drawn. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  6. Understanding Collective Decision Making

    Understanding Collective Decision Making

    Lasse Gerrits, Peter Marks
    One of the main challenges facing contemporary society is to understand how people can make decisions together. Understanding Collective Decision Making builds on evolutionary theories and presents an analytical tool to analyse and visualise collective decision making. By combining theoretical research with real world case studies, the authors provide a coherent and conclusive solution to the often fragmented and dispersed literature on the subject. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  7. Autonomous Public Bodies and the Law

    Autonomous Public Bodies and the Law

    Stéphanie De Somer
    This insightful book discusses the impact of EU law on the creation and empowerment of autonomous public bodies (APBs) at Member State level and analyzes recent attempts of European states to rationalize delegation to APBs. It examines the tensions between these trends: under what conditions can APBs be considered legitimate forms of government in the light of modern conceptions of constitutionalism, the rule of law and democracy - values that are deeply rooted in European constitutions? And to what extent do EU obligations on the independence of national regulators, data protection authorities and the like conflict with those conceptions? Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  8. A History of American State and Local Economic Development

    A History of American State and Local Economic Development

    Ronald W. Coan
    A History of American State and Local Economic Development relates the history of American local and state economic development from 1790 to 2000. This multi-variable, multi-disciplinary history employs a bottom-up policy-making systems approach while exploring the three eras of economic development. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 210.00   Web: $ 189.00
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  9. How Great Cities Happen

    How Great Cities Happen

    John Stanley, Janet Stanley, Roslynne Hansen
    Urban planners in developed countries are pushing hard for closer integration of land use and transport. At the same time, gaps in knowledge and understanding are becoming more apparent, as the traditional focus has been on the shape of the city, rather than how it functions as a place to live and visit. How Great Cities Happen addresses this challenge by developing a wider, all-encompassing agenda for more productive, inclusive and sustainable cities. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  10. The Water-Sustainable City

    The Water-Sustainable City

    David L. Feldman
    Cities place enormous pressures on freshwater quality and availability because they are often located some distance from the water sources needed by their populations. This fact compels planners to build infrastructure to divert water from increasingly distant outlying rural areas, thus disrupting their social fabric and environment. In addition, increasing urbanization due to population growth, economic change, and sprawl places huge burdens upon the institutions, as well as the infrastructure, that deliver, protect, and treat urban water. This book assesses the challenges facing the world’s cities in providing reliable, safe, and plentiful supplies through infrastructural, economic, legal, and political strategies. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  11. Public Policy, Productive and Unproductive Entrepreneurship

    Public Policy, Productive and Unproductive Entrepreneurship

    Edited by Gregory M. Randolph, Michael T. Tasto, Robert F. Salvino Jr.
    This exciting book provides fresh insight into how institutions, governments, regulations, economic freedom and morality impact entrepreneurship and public policy. Each chapter contains a rigorous analysis of the consequences of public policy and the effects of institutional decisions on the productivity of entrepreneurs. These chapters will help policymakers direct their efforts at creating a positive economic environment for entrepreneurs to flourish and for scholars to better understand the role policy plays on entrepreneurial activity. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  12. Trust in Regulatory Regimes

    Trust in Regulatory Regimes

    Edited by Frédérique Six, Koen Verhoest
    Within political and administrative sciences generally, trust as a concept is contested, especially in the field of regulatory governance. This groundbreaking book is the first to systematically explore the role and dynamics of trust within regulatory regimes. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  13. Handbook on Political Trust

    Handbook on Political Trust

    Edited by Sonja Zmerli, Tom W.G. van der Meer
    Political trust – in government, parliament, or political parties – has taken centre stage in political science for more than half a century, reflecting ongoing concerns with the legitimacy and functioning of representative democracy. To provide scholars, students and policy makers with a tool to navigate through the complexity of causes and consequences of political trust, this Handbook offers an excellent overview of the conceptual, theoretical, methodological and empirical state of the art, complemented by accounts of regional particularities, and authored by international experts in this field. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 310.00   Web: $ 279.00
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  14. Reformation or Deformation of the EU Public Procurement Rules

    Reformation or Deformation of the EU Public Procurement Rules

    Edited by Grith S. Ølykke, Albert Sanchez-Graells
    Using an innovative ‘law and political science’ methodology, this timely book carries out a critical assessment of the reform of the EU public procurement rules. It provides a rich account of the policy directions and the spaces for national regulatory decisions in the transposition of the 2014 Public Procurement Package, as well as areas of uncertainty and indications on how to interpret the rules in order to make them operational in practice. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
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  15. Public Utilities, Second Edition

    Public Utilities, Second Edition

    David E. McNabb
    A thoroughly updated introduction to the current issues and challenges facing managers and administrators in the investor and publicly owned utility industry, this engaging volume addresses management concerns in five sectors of the utility industry: electric power, natural gas, water, wastewater systems and public transit. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  16. Anti-Corruption Strategies in Fragile States

    Anti-Corruption Strategies in Fragile States

    Jesper Johnsøn
    Aid agencies increasingly consider anti-corruption activities important for economic development and poverty reduction in developing countries. In the first major comparative study of work by the World Bank, the European Commission and the UNDP to help governments in fragile states counter corruption, Jesper Johnsøn finds significant variance in strategic direction and common failures in implementation. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  17. Handbook of Public Policy Agenda Setting

    Handbook of Public Policy Agenda Setting

    Edited by Nikolaos Zahariadis
    Setting the agenda on agenda setting, this Handbook explores how and why private matters become public issues and occasionally government priorities. It provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the perspectives, individuals, and institutions involved in setting the government’s agenda at subnational, national, and international levels. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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  18. Structuring Public–Private Research Partnerships for Success

    Structuring Public–Private Research Partnerships for Success

    Gordon Rausser, Holly Amedon, Reid Stevens
    As funding for universities and governmental research units has declined, these institutions have turned to the private sector to augment their research and development budgets. This book presents a framework for structuring public-private research partnerships that protect both these institutions’ academic freedom and the private firm’s corporate interests. This formulation is developed using insights originating from the incomplete contracting and collective decision making literatures. The book presents a number of template designs for a variety of research partnerships. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  19. Handbook on Cohesion Policy in the EU

    Handbook on Cohesion Policy in the EU

    Edited by Simona Piattoni, Laura Polverari
    This Handbook covers all major aspects of EU Cohesion policy, one of the most significant areas of intervention of the European Union. Over five parts, It discusses this policy’s history and governing principles; the theoretical approaches from which it can be assessed; the inter-institutional and multi-level dynamics that it tends to elicit; its practical implementation and impact on EU member states; its interactions with other EU policies and strategies; and the cognitive maps and narratives with which it can be associated. An absolute must for all students of the EU. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 310.00   Web: $ 279.00
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  20. Corruption in Public Administration

    Corruption in Public Administration

    Edited by Davide Torsello
    Despite the growth in literature on political corruption, contributions from field research are still exiguous. This book provides a timely and much needed addition to current research, bridging the gap and providing an innovative approach to the study of corruption and integrity in public administration. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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