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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. The State at Work, Volume 1

    The State at Work, Volume 1

    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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  4. 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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  5. The Economics of Social Protection

    The Economics of Social Protection

    Lars Söderström
    This book focuses on arrangements for redistributing consumption opportunities over the life cycle and for providing compensation for income losses or large expenditures due to reasons such as illness and unemployment. After extensive coverage of the nature of inequalities in income and wealth in a market economy, and various notions of social justice, the author discusses public and private transfers in cash or in kind related to old age, childhood, illness and the like. Importantly, the book takes into account both equity and efficiency aspects. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  6. The Elgar Companion to Social Economics

    The Elgar Companion to Social Economics

    Edited by John B. Davis, Wilfred Dolfsma
    As this comprehensive Companion demonstrates, social economics is a dynamic and growing field that emphasizes the key role that values play in the economy and in economic life. Social economics treats the economy and economics as being embedded in the larger web of social and ethical relationships. It also regards economics and ethics as essentially connected, and adds values such as justice, fairness, dignity, well-being, freedom and equality to the standard emphasis on efficiency. The Elgar Companion to Social Economics brings together the leading contributors in the field to elucidate a wide range of recent developments across different subject areas and topics. In so doing the contributors also map the likely trends and directions of future research. This Companion will undoubtedly become a leading reference source and guide to social economics for many years to come. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 317.00   Web: $ 285.30
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  7. Natural Disaster Analysis after Hurricane Katrina

    Natural Disaster Analysis after Hurricane Katrina

    Edited by Harry W, Richardson, Peter Gordon, James E. Moore II
    This influential book explores the key policy implications arising from Hurricane Katrina. Leading scholars from fields as diverse as decision analysis, risk management, economics, engineering, transportation, urban planning and sociology investigate the policy issues associated with insurance, flood control and rebuilding levees, housing, tourism, utility lifelines recovery and resilience, evacuation and relocation and racial inferences. By assessing the disruption of life in New Orleans, as well as the inter-regional economic impacts of the disaster, the authors suggest steps that can be taken to minimize future risks, not only in New Orleans but all locations threatened by natural disasters. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  8. Liberalizing European Energy Markets

    Liberalizing European Energy Markets

    Finn Roar Aune, Rolf Golombek, Sverre A.C. Kittelsen, Knut Einar Rosendahl
    This book presents an economic analysis of the main effects of liberalizing the electricity and natural gas markets across Western Europe. It is based on a state-of-the art detailed numerical simulation model that takes account of the interlinkages between different energy markets. Short-run and long-run effects are identified and the robustness of results is tested. Separate chapters discuss climate policy, renewable energy and the role of Russia. A key finding is that liberalization lowers energy prices and increases consumption, particularly in the electricity markets where prices fall by 25 per cent on average in the short run. Effects are somewhat stronger in the long run, as investment options are utilized. The welfare benefits of liberalization are considerable in the long run. However, liberalization increases emissions of CO2. The welfare costs of fulfilling Western Europe’s Kyoto obligations depend highly on the policies implemented, but are at least as large as the benefits of liberalization. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 151.00   Web: $ 135.90
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  9. Politicians and Public Services

    Politicians and Public Services

    Kate Jenkins
    As a senior official in Mrs Thatcher’s government, the author describes in detail and from the inside the process of planning and introducing ‘executive agencies’, a major change in one of the largest governments in the world. She emphasises the intense difficulty involved in getting agreement to change and to implement decisions, discussing the problems of conflicting objectives between politicians and officials in dealing with the practicalities of managing large public sector institutions. The UK experience of ‘executive agencies’ has been influential across the world and in many countries. This book describes how the UK system was devised and introduced. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  10. Heat, Power and Light

    Heat, Power and Light

    Roger Fouquet
    Heat, Power and Light is an invaluable and unique contribution to this profoundly important topic. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 199.00   Web: $ 179.10
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 59.00   Web: $ 47.20
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  11. Developments in the Economics of Privatization and Regulation

    Developments in the Economics of Privatization and Regulation

    Edited by Michael A. Crew, David Parker
    Regulatory economics has become increasingly important over the last quarter of a century, in part as a result of the wave of privatization, starting in the UK, which made the regulation of monopoly of much greater interest. The discipline has also become more rigorous, increasingly employing powerful analytical and econometric methods. This volume brings together some of the leading contributions to the literature on this subject. The book is an invaluable resource for scholars, policymakers and regulators in the study of privatization and regulation. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 371.00   Web: $ 333.90
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  12. Port Privatisation

    Port Privatisation

    Edited by James Reveley, Malcolm Tull
    The transformation of public ports into commercially orientated and profitable entities is occurring apace in the Asia-Pacific region. This timely book is the first to take a regional perspective on port reform and port privatisation. A range of countries is examined, including China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. The book’s contributors are academic specialists in the fields of port economics and management, whose country studies illustrate a variety of port privatisation methods and outcomes in an economically, politically and culturally diverse region connected by extensive maritime trade networks. Significantly, the book concludes that privatisation of ports is an important but far from universal approach to reforming the region’s ports. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  13. Regulatory Capitalism

    Regulatory Capitalism

    John Braithwaite
    Contemporary societies have more vibrant markets than past ones. Yet they are more heavily populated by private and public regulators. This book explores the features of such a regulatory capitalism, its tendencies to be cyclically crisis-ridden, ritualistic and governed through networks. New ways of thinking about resultant policy challenges are developed. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  14. Cyber Security

    Cyber Security

    Michael P. Gallaher, Albert N. Link, Brent R. Rowe
    Cyberspace is the nervous system of today’s advanced economies, linking critical infrastructures across public and private institutions. The authors of this book comprehensively explore the many issues surrounding this unique system, including private sector cyber security investment decisions and implementation strategies, public policy efforts to ensure overall security, and government’s role in the process. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  15. Delegation in the Regulatory State

    Delegation in the Regulatory State

    Fabrizio Gilardi
    During the past 25 years, independent regulatory agencies have become widespread institutions for regulatory governance. This book studies how they have diffused across Europe and compares their formal independence in 17 countries and seven sectors. Through a series of quantitative analyses, it finds that governments tend to be more prone to delegate powers to independent regulators when they need to increase the credibility of their regulatory commitments and when they attempt to tie the hands of their successors. The institutional context also matters: political institutions that make policy change more difficult are functional equivalents of delegation. In addition to these factors, emulation has driven the diffusion of independent regulators, which have become socially valued institutions that help policymakers legitimize their actions, and may even have become taken for granted as the appropriate way to organize regulatory policies. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  16. Decision-Making on Mega-Projects

    Decision-Making on Mega-Projects

    Edited by Hugo Priemus, Bent Flyvbjerg, Bert van Wee
    This book enlarges the understanding of decision-making on mega-projects and suggest recommendations for a more effective, efficient and democratic approach. Authors from different scientific disciplines address various aspects of the decision-making process, such as management characteristics and cost–benefit analysis, planning and innovation and competition and institutions. The subject matter is highly diverse, but certain questions remain at the forefront. For example, how do we deal with protracted preparation processes, how do we tackle risks and uncertainties, and how can we best divide the risks and responsibilities among the private and public players throughout the different phases of the project? Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  17. Ageing Labour Forces

    Ageing Labour Forces

    Edited by Philip Taylor
    This provocative book considers the changing status of older workers, the evolution of public policy on age and work and the behaviour of employers. It attempts to answer the critical question: in an ageing society, can older workers look forward to the prospect of longer working lives with choice and security and make successful transitions to retirement? Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  18. Recent Developments in Monopoly and Competition Policy

    Recent Developments in Monopoly and Competition Policy

    Edited by George Norman
    The formulation and application of competition policy presents significant challenges. These include showing that proposed mergers are anticompetitive, proving that firms are members of cartels and defending apparently restrictive vertical agreements. The editor has selected key papers that illustrate how far we have come towards meeting these challenges. They provide comprehensive coverage of the theory that underpins competition policy, and of the econometric tests that demonstrate its effects and violations. This timely book will be an invaluable resource to researchers and practitioners alike with an interest in this important subject. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 371.00   Web: $ 333.90
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  19. Competition and Regulation in the Postal and Delivery Sector

    Competition and Regulation in the Postal and Delivery Sector

    Edited by Michael A. Crew, Paul R. Kleindorfer
    orldwide, postal and delivery economics has attracted considerable interest. Numerous questions have arisen, including the role of regulation, funding the Universal Service Obligation, postal reform in Europe, Asia and North America, the future of national postal operators, demand and pricing strategies, and the principles that should govern the introduction of competition. Collected here are responses to these questions in the form of 24 essays written by researchers, practitioners, and senior managers from throughout the world. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  20. Economics, Uncertainty and European Football

    Economics, Uncertainty and European Football

    Loek Groot
    This book provides a complete picture of the development of competitive balance in the major European football countries over an extended period of time, along with some policy prescriptions for the governance of the European football market. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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