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  1. Environmental Governance and Decentralisation

    Environmental Governance and Decentralisation

    Edited by Albert Breton, Giorgio Brosio, Silvana Dalmazzone, Giovanna Garrone
    This book examines how different countries define and address environmental issues, specifically in relation to intergovernmental relations: the creation of institutions, the assignment of powers, and the success of alternative solutions. It also investigates whether a systemic view of the environment has influenced the policy-making process. The broad perspective adopted includes a detailed analysis of seventeen countries in six continents by scholars from a range of disciplines – economics, political science, environmental science and law – thus producing novel material that moves away from the conventional treatment of decentralisation and the environment in economic literature. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 276.00   Web: $ 248.40
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  2. Regulatory Impact Assessment

    Regulatory Impact Assessment

    Edited by Colin Kirkpatrick, David Parker
    Better state regulation is a key component of economic reform. This is the first book to comprehensively explore international experience in the use of Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA), which involves assessing the potential benefits and costs of any regulatory change. The contributors reveal that RIA is being adopted by an increasing number of countries as a route to better regulation with varying degrees of success. The book includes contributions from leading experts on regulatory reform and introduces a range of case studies from developed, developing and transitional economies. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  3. Transformational Change in Higher Education

    Transformational Change in Higher Education

    Edited by Madeleine B. d’ Ambrosio, Ronald G. Ehrenberg
    This unique volume discusses the management of transformational change in higher education as a key element of success. With input from researchers, presidents, provosts, and other senior leaders of the higher education community, this edited volume explores transformational change in a range of institutions from small teaching and community colleges to large comprehensive research universities. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  4. Cost–Benefit Analysis and Incentives in Evaluation

    Cost–Benefit Analysis and Incentives in Evaluation

    Edited by Massimo Florio
    This book provides an authoritative contribution to applied cost–benefit analysis (CBA) and other evaluation methods in the context of the regional policy of the European Union. Through the use of Structural Funds and other financial and regulatory mechanisms, the EU will help to promote thousands of infrastructure projects in the next decade. CBA will be a key ingredient in the investment decision process and the authors provide important insights from their international experiences in project appraisal and evaluation and point to some valuable lessons to be learnt for the future. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  5. Paths of Public Innovation in the Global Age

    Paths of Public Innovation in the Global Age

    Noralv Veggeland
    Following the traditional Scandinavian welfare state model, the Nordic/Scandinavian model has recently become popular as a basic concept for shaping future approaches to European social politics. Challenging the Anglo-Saxon model(s) and the Continental model(s), the Nordic/Scandinavian model is regarded as a compromise between the two. In the context of this model, this engaging and comprehensive book presents a comparative discussion of the pursuit of innovation in the public sector. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  6. Regulating Aged Care

    Regulating Aged Care

    John Braithwaite, Toni Makkai, Valerie Braithwaite
    This book is a major contribution to regulatory theory from three members of the world-class regulatory research group based in Australia. It marks a new development in responsive regulatory theory in which a strengths-based pyramid complements the regulatory pyramid. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 51.00   Web: $ 45.90
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  7. Tax Compliance and Tax Morale

    Tax Compliance and Tax Morale

    Benno Torgler
    The question of why citizens pay their taxes has attracted increased attention in the tax compliance literature of late. In this book, Benno Torgler considers the evidence that suggests that enforcement efforts cannot fully explain the high degree of tax compliance within society. To attempt to resolve this puzzle, numerous researchers have argued that citizens’ attitudes towards paying taxes (defined as tax morale) help to explain the high degree of compliance. Yet most have treated tax morale itself as a black box, failing to discuss the issues influencing it. This unique volume provides important new insights into the factors that shape the emergence and maintenance of citizens’ willingness to cooperate with tax legislations in different societies. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  8. Economics, Competition and Academia

    Economics, Competition and Academia

    Donald R. Stabile
    Donald Stabile places current concerns over the commercialization of academia in a historical context by describing the long-standing question of the extent to which market economics can and should be applied to higher education. The debate between Plato and Aristotle on one side and sophists on the other provides a foundation for the modern debate of endowment versus tuition models. The author tackles the intellectual discourse over the mission of higher education and the effect markets and competition might have on it. The discussion encompasses the ideas on higher education of leading economic thinkers such as Adam Smith, Jeremy Benthan, John Stuart Mill, Alfred Marshall, Thorstein Veblen and John K. Galbraith and identifies them as supporters of either sophism or virtue. Included, too, are the thoughts of educators and policymakers influenced by free market ideas, such as Benjamin Rush, Francis Wayland and Charles W. Eliot, as well as those opposed to them. In addition, the author explores the development of collegiate business schools in the US and how they were justified on the basis of virtue. The book concludes with a section on for-profit colleges and their relationship to sophism. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  9. Utility Regulation in Competitive Markets

    Utility Regulation in Competitive Markets

    Edited by Colin Robinson
    This significant new volume contains incisive chapters on a number of prominent concerns, including changes in the British system of utility regulation, the spectrum allocation question, liberalisation of EU energy markets, security of supply issues, reform in the European postal sector, the future of rail regulation, the cost of capital and Ofcom’s strategic approach to regulation. Chapters on each topic are followed by comments from regulators, competition authority chairmen and other experts in the relevant fields. By confronting the most important international developments in utility regulation, the authors offer practical policy recommendations for an effective way forward. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  10. Competitive Advantage and Competition Policy in Developing Countries

    Competitive Advantage and Competition Policy in Developing Countries

    Edited by Paul Cook, Raul Fabella, Cassey Lee
    The book discusses competition from different theoretical perspectives and examines the implications these viewpoints have for policy. The contributors assess competitiveness in domestic markets and the impact of foreign competition. They also review the experiences of a range of countries in developing competition policy and examine both the strengths and weaknesses of these policies. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  11. Fiscal Fragmentation in Decentralized Countries

    Fiscal Fragmentation in Decentralized Countries

    Edited by Richard M. Bird, Robert D. Ebel
    Most countries, developed and developing, are fiscally decentralized with regional and local governments of varying importance. In many of these countries, some of these sub-national governments differ substantially from others in terms of wealth, ethnic, religious, or linguistic composition. This book considers how fiscal arrangements may strengthen or weaken national solidarity and the effectiveness with which public services are provided. In particular, the nation’s ability to cope with changes created by decentralization is explored. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  12. The Economic Costs and Consequences of Terrorism

    The Economic Costs and Consequences of Terrorism

    Edited by Harry W Richardson, Peter Gordon, James E. Moore II
    This landmark book covers a range of issues concerning the consequences of terrorist attacks. Beginning with a discussion of new policies and strategies, it then delves into specific areas of concern, modeling a range of possible scenarios and ways to mitigate or pre-empt damages. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  13. Impact Assessment and Sustainable Development

    Impact Assessment and Sustainable Development

    Edited by Clive George, Colin Kirkpatrick
    Translation of the principle of sustainable development into policy and practice, and the evaluation of the outcomes of these strategic interventions, are some of the most pressing challenges facing policymakers in Europe and beyond. The chapters in this book contribute to the debate surrounding these challenges. By exploring the conceptual and methodological issues relating to the evaluation of sustainable development and analysing European practice and experience, this work provides a coherent and integrated contribution to our understanding of these issues. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  14. Sustainable Development in Europe

    Sustainable Development in Europe

    Edited by Uwe Schubert, Eckhard Störmer
    Evaluating sustainable development is becoming increasingly important in policy making, evaluation practice and the scientific world in general. However, at present, there is neither a generally accepted set of measures and evaluation methods, nor specific standards to be met. Sustainable Development in Europe addresses these issues and presents an important and concise analysis of state-of-the-art sustainable development evaluation policies, programmes and projects currently at work in Europe. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  15. Ageing and the Labor Market in Japan

    Ageing and the Labor Market in Japan

    Edited by Koichi Hamada, Hiromi Kato
    This book is a concerted attempt by economists to investigate and offer remedies for some of the difficulties associated with an ageing labor market. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  16. Planning Cities for the Future

    Planning Cities for the Future

    Peter Karl Kresl
    Planning Cities for the Future links the study of urban economic competitiveness with urban planning and is able to ascertain the crucial factors for success in this area of public policy. These factors include effective governance, leadership and monitoring of performance. The author also reveals how economic turbulence – macro-economic stagnation, the emergence of competitors such as China and Central Europe and the introduction of the euro for example – all have distinct impacts on the economic development of cities. He also suggests that today’s economic strengths may create tomorrow’s social pathologies, a fact which city planners must always keep in mind. Peter Kresl’s book offers examples of cities that got it right and others that did not. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  17. Environmental Policy and Corporate Behaviour

    Environmental Policy and Corporate Behaviour

    Edited by Nick Johnstone
    For the last 30 years, analysis of the inner workings of the firm has been largely absent from economic assessments of environmental policy. Recent work has highlighted the importance of understanding a firm’s commercial motivations, decision-making procedures and organizational structure when designing and implementing public environmental policies. Environmental Policy and Corporate Behaviour responds to this need, investigating the many internal challenges faced by firms seeking to implement new policies and achieve significant and long-lasting environmental progress. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  18. Privatization and Market Development

    Privatization and Market Development

    Edited by Graeme A. Hodge
    This accessible book aims to inform readers interested in assessing privatization and market development concepts on a global scale, and outlines a range of thinking on how these policy ideas have moved around the globe. Bringing together an international team of contributors, the book traces how privatization concepts have grown in application, and how they have spread to become a central policy idea for governments. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  19. Competitive Electricity Markets and Sustainability

    Competitive Electricity Markets and Sustainability

    Edited by François Lévêque
    This book responds to the opening up of electricity markets to competition, which has completely changed the nature of power generation. The building of new generation and transmission capacity and the setting of the energy mix between nuclear, gas and renewable resources are mainly left to private initiative and investors. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  20. Regulatory Governance in Developing Countries

    Regulatory Governance in Developing Countries

    Edited by Martin Minogue, Ledivina Cariño
    The past decade has seen a quickening of the pace and extent of privatisation reforms in developing countries. An associated set of post-privatisation policies has seen the introduction of new and changed regulatory institutions. This book critically reviews regulatory reforms in developing countries, with a particulalr focus on the strengths and weaknesses of the ‘best practice’ model of reform, the significance of institutions of regulatory governance, and the impact of post-privatisation governance on development and poverty reduction agendas. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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