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  1. 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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  2. 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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  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. 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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  5. 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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  6. The Politics and Economics of Regional Transfers

    The Politics and Economics of Regional Transfers

    Fabio Padovano
    Which programmes of income redistribution across jurisdictions are likely to be chosen in democratic countries and why? How does the degree of government centralization affect these choices? How does redistribution of income across regions interact with the migration of factors of production? Do these processes reinforce or do they obstruct each other, and why? This book tries to answer these questions and others related to the issue of income redistribution across states and regions. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  7. Taxing Reforms

    Taxing Reforms

    Richard Eccleston
    Using an institutional approach, the analysis in this book is animated by contemporary theoretical debates. These concern the dynamics of institutional and policy change and the roles of economic forces, policy ideas and political actors in this process. The author provides an overview of existing approaches to tax policy analysis, as well as a synopsis of existing debates within institutional theory. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Modern State Intervention in the Era of Globalisation

    Modern State Intervention in the Era of Globalisation

    Nikolaos Karagiannis, Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi
    The authors of this book argue that in order to meet the challenges of globalisation and promote their own economic welfare, governments need strong policy instruments that will enable them to take up a strategic role in selected policy arenas. They illustrate how this retooling of policymaking requires a rethinking of the form of government intervention and, especially, an emphasis on its modern developmental role. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 164.00   Web: $ 147.60
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  12. Institutions and Sustainable Transport

    Institutions and Sustainable Transport

    Edited by Piet Rietveld, Roger R. Stough
    This unique book examines the role of institutions in transport regulation within a sustainability and comparative Trans-Atlantic framework. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 151.00   Web: $ 135.90
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  13. Recent Developments in Cultural Economics

    Recent Developments in Cultural Economics

    Edited by Ruth Towse
    This volume is a compilation by one of the most experienced editors in the field of published articles on cultural economics. It includes articles on both the ‘traditional’ fare of cultural economics – economics of cultural policy, the performing arts, museums and heritage, and artists labour markets – and extends the scope to the economics of creative industries and copyright, topics that are now at the heart of cultural policy. The articles (with one exception) have all been published in the last 10 years and the aim of the book is to bring readers up to date on cultural economics in a range of related fields: cultural and social policy, sociology of the arts and culture, arts management, indeed, anyone with an interest in the ‘creative economy’. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 392.00   Web: $ 352.80
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  14. 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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  15. The Economic Analysis of Universities

    The Economic Analysis of Universities

    Susanne Warning
    This book provides a theoretical and empirical analysis of strategic positioning of public universities. The concept of strategic groups from management theory and a formal equilibrium model of differentiation under strategic interaction are developed to explain heterogeneity and the role of teaching and research quality as the two main strategic variables of universities. Using data for German publicly funded universities, the empirical tests apply Data Envelopment Analysis and econometric methods. The results offer important insights for all countries where publicly funded universities play a role. Recent shifts towards more competitive university systems further increase the relevance of this book. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Regulatory Economics and Quantitative Methods

    Regulatory Economics and Quantitative Methods

    Edited by Omar O. Chisari
    Regulatory Economics and Quantitative Methods comprises original contributions by leading researchers working on issues relating to regulation in Latin America. They focus on regulation in infrastructure industries and attempt to show how quantitative analysis can contribute to more effective regulation. In particular, they discuss central issues relating to the measures used for benchmarking natural monopolies, incentives and contractual arrangements used in the regulatory environment and the impact of regulation and regulatory processes. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  19. 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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  20. Reform and Leadership in the Public Sector

    Reform and Leadership in the Public Sector

    Joe L. Wallis, Brian E. Dollery, Linda McLoughlin
    The authors provide a fresh and accessible multi-disciplinary perspective on public management reform in this study. The work includes a broad survey of the paradigms and patterns that have shaped and differentiated the reform process in different countries. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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