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  1. Heightening Competition in the Postal and Delivery Sector

    Heightening Competition in the Postal and Delivery Sector

    Edited by Michael A. Crew, Paul R. Kleindorfer
    This compilation of original essays by an international cast of top scholars addresses some of the major issues now facing postal and delivery services throughout the world. The European Commission and member states wrestle with the problem of how to implement the scheduled liberalization of these sectors and maintain the universal service obligation while the United States Postal Service is coming to terms with the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. In addition, the book addresses the impact of electronic competition as well as other problems facing the field. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 220.00   Web: $ 198.00
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  2. Public Management Reform and Modernization

    Public Management Reform and Modernization

    Edoardo Ongaro
    Since the 1980s, a wave of reforms of public management has swept the world. The investigation into the effects of such major transformations has, however, been unbalanced: important countries have received only limited attention. This timely book fills the gap by investigating the dynamics of contemporary public management reform in five European countries that gave shape to the Napoleonic administrative tradition – France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 149.00   Web: $ 134.10
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  3. Personal Provision of Retirement Income

    Personal Provision of Retirement Income

    Edited by Jim Stewart, Gerard Hughes
    In response to demographic change many countries in the European Union have reformed their pension systems. During the last two decades personal pensions have been introduced in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, and the UK. This book is a critical examination of the objectives of personal pensions in these countries and the use of tax incentives to encourage individuals to save for their retirement. It also includes discussion on personal pensions in the United States. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  4. The Governance of Network Industries

    The Governance of Network Industries

    Edited by Rolf W. Kunneke, John Groenewegen, Jean-François Auger
    Infrastructures are subject to substantial readjustments of governance structures, often labeled as liberalization, privatization or re-regulation. This affects all traditional infrastructure sectors including communications, energy, transport and water. This study highlights and illustrates some of the major challenges for readjusting the governance of network industries from an economic, institutional, political and technological perspective. The three parts of the book address the institutional design of infrastructures, the role of technology in different sectors and actor behaviour. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  5. International Handbook on the Economics of Energy

    International Handbook on the Economics of Energy

    Edited by Joanne Evans, Lester C. Hunt
    As an essential component for economic growth, energy has a significant impact on the global economy. The need to meet growing energy demand has prompted cutting-edge innovation in clean technology in an attempt to realise environmental and cost objectives, whilst ensuring the security of energy supply. This Handbook offers a comprehensive review of the economics of energy, including contributions from a distinguished array of international specialists. It provides a thorough discussion of the major research issues in this topical field of economics. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 351.00   Web: $ 315.90
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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 84.00   Web: $ 67.20
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  6. International Handbook of Public Management Reform

    International Handbook of Public Management Reform

    Edited by Shaun Goldfinch, Joe L. Wallis
    This major Handbook provides a state-of-the-art study of the recent history and future development of international public management reform. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 229.00   Web: $ 206.10
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  7. Strategic Behaviour in Network Industries

    Strategic Behaviour in Network Industries

    Ernst ten Heuvelhof, Martin de Jong, Mirjam Kars, Helen Stout
    This in-depth book explains how institutional changes such as the privatization and liberalization of network industries, for example transport, energy or telecommunications, can frequently be disappointing. The expected benefits such as lower prices, innovation and better services fail to materialize, often because the number of competitors is low. The authors demonstrate how strategic actor behaviour of one or more of the firms involved can help explain these disappointing results. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  8. Leadership and Institutions in Regional Endogenous Development

    Leadership and Institutions in Regional Endogenous Development

    Robert Stimson, Roger R. Stough, Maria Salazar
    The authors of this comprehensive book provide a detailed rationale and original theory for the study of leadership and institutional factors, including entrepreneurship, in the growth and development of cities and regions. They demonstrate why leadership, institutions and entrepreneurship can – and indeed do – play a crucial enhancing role as key elements in the process of regional endogenous growth. Learn More
    2011   Paperback Price: $ 37.00   Web: $ 29.60
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    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  9. Population Ageing, Pensions and Growth

    Population Ageing, Pensions and Growth

    John Creedy, Ross Guest
    This highly topical book explores key issues in evaluating the long-run implications of population ageing for pensions, taxation, intergenerational equity and social welfare. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  10. Taxing the Working Poor

    Taxing the Working Poor

    Achim Kemmerling
    In most industrialized countries the tax burden of poor people has increased dramatically over the last few decades. This book analyses both the political origins of this increase and its consequences for the labour market. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  11. Social Policy in an Ageing Society

    Social Policy in an Ageing Society

    David Reisman
    Around half the world’s population live in countries where the fertility rate is far below the replacement rate and where life expectancy is increasing dramatically. Using Singapore as a case study, Social Policy in an Ageing Society explores what might happen in a dynamic and prosperous society when falling births, longer life expectancy and rising expectations put disproportionate pressure on scarce resources that have alternative uses. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  12. Progress in the Competitive Agenda in the Postal and Delivery Sector

    Progress in the Competitive Agenda in the Postal and Delivery Sector

    Edited by Michael A. Crew, Paul R. Kleindorfer
    Regulation continues to be an important issue in the postal and delivery sector of the global economy. This latest volume of the series covers progress made in the competitive agenda in the industry. It is global in scope and addresses topics of great importance to scholars and practitioners of postal regulation and public sector economics. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 223.00   Web: $ 200.70
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  13. Electricity Reform in Europe

    Electricity Reform in Europe

    Edited by Jean-Michel Glachant, François Lévêque
    The realisation of a European internal market for energy is still a work in progress. Written by leading European scholars and discussed with major energy stakeholders, this book presents a thorough analysis of the motives and methods needed to achieve a single European energy market. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  14. The Economics of Hate

    The Economics of Hate

    Samuel Cameron
    This important and highly original book explores the application of economics to the subject of hate via such diverse topics as war, terrorism, road rage, witchcraft mania, marriage and divorce, and bullying and harassment. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  15. The Public Sector in Japan

    The Public Sector in Japan

    Takero Doi, Toshihiro Ihori
    This book presents a comprehensive, theory-based analysis of Japan’s public sector. Particular emphasis is directed at developing tools that can be applied to theoretically and empirically clarify essential economic concerns in Japan’s public sector. These include macroeconomic incidence of fiscal decentralization, dependence on government bonds for covering financial deficits, and social security reform. In analyzing Japan’s underperforming public sector, the authors develop and recommend policy solutions aimed at achieving Japan’s growth potential, improving the quality of the public sector, and strengthening the sector’s contribution to the Japanese economy. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  16. The Transition from Communism to the European Union

    The Transition from Communism to the European Union

    David Turnock
    The Transition from Communism to the European Union provides an overview of economic change in Romania, and studies in detail the transformation in industry, energy and agriculture, drawing on fieldwork in all parts of the country. The monitoring of the economic press throughout the post-communist period has also yielded much source material. Although the political context is examined at some length, the prime consideration is economic restructuring, involving the establishment of a free market system after decades of government control through central planning. It is made clear that the process is still not complete since global competitiveness remains a major challenge now that many people are beginning to experience a degree of prosperity. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  17. The Theory and Practice of Local Government Reform

    The Theory and Practice of Local Government Reform

    Edited by Brian E. Dollery, Lorenzo Robotti
    The Theory and Practice of Local Government Reform explores the entire spectrum of local government reform and focuses specifically on the question of structural reform in local government. It presents new theoretical models in an area largely lacking in analytical foundations and assesses the validity of these models against recent structural developments. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 151.00   Web: $ 135.90
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  18. Generational Shockwaves and the Implications for Higher Education

    Generational Shockwaves and the Implications for Higher Education

    Edited by Donald E. Heller, Madeleine B. d’ Ambrosio
    This volume, part of the TIAA-CREF Institute Series on Higher Education, is based on a national conference convened by the Institute in November 2007. The generational issues that were the focus of the conference raise both risks and opportunities with the potential to profoundly affect our cultural environment, both inside and outside academe. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  19. The State at Work, Volume 2

    The State at Work, Volume 2

    Edited by Hans-Ulrich Derlien, B. Guy Peters
    Representing the most extensive research on public employment, this volume explores the radical changes that have taken place in the configuration of national public services due to a general expansion of public employment that was followed by stagnation and decreases. Part-time employment and the involvement of women also increased as a component of the public sector and were linked to the most important growth areas such as the educational, health care and personal social services sectors. The two volumes that make up this study shed important insight on these changes. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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  20. Handbook of Worldwide Postal Reform

    Handbook of Worldwide Postal Reform

    Edited by Michael A. Crew, Paul R. Kleindorfer, James I. Campbell Jr
    The postal and delivery sector has been the subject of considerable interest in recent years. This Handbook brings together a number of contributions directed at understanding developments in the field of postal reform. The authors review the experience and plans of individual countries to provide some perspective on the problems faced in the area and the varied approaches being taken to address it. They also review key elements of policy and strategy that are important in this debate. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 270.00   Web: $ 243.00
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