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  1. The OECD and European Welfare States

    The OECD and European Welfare States

    Edited by Klaus Armingeon, Michelle Beyeler
    The OECD and European Welfare States comprises 14 country studies considering OECD recommendations and their implementation in Western European welfare states, an analysis of the internal processes in the OECD, a theoretical introduction and a concluding comparative chapter. The overall results show a large degree of consistency in OECD analyses and recommendations, though little efficacy is revealed. The authors of this book have compiled a major contribution to the analysis of the impact of international organisations on national welfare states, widening the scope of traditional analyses of national welfare state development. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  2. The Future of Europe – Revisited

    The Future of Europe – Revisited

    Peter Coffey
    Europe is at a major crossroads in its post-World War II history. The European Union (EU) has not only successfully adopted the euro as a common currency but it has also included twelve more member states. In this comprehensive volume, Peter Coffey, author of The Future of Europe (Edward Elgar, 1995), examines the major issues and challenges facing Europe and presents a concise and up-to-date analysis of the economic, political and social issues facing the EU following enlargement. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  3. Tourism and Development in Tropical Islands

    Tourism and Development in Tropical Islands

    Edited by Stefan Gössling
    Tropical islands are fragile, vulnerable environments and yet they are coming under increasing strain due to coastal developments and global environmental change. As a result of their remote location, small size and limited natural resource endowments, tourism has become an important economic activity, leading to emerging conflicts between the interests of developers, tourists and residents. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  4. The Innovation Policy of the European Union

    The Innovation Policy of the European Union

    Susana Borrás
    Adopting a strong interdisciplinary approach, the author skilfully examines the politics and economics of the new innovation policy of the EU, addressing such diverse topics as research and knowledge production, the changing regime of intellectual property rights, building the information society, standard setting, risk assessment and the social sustainability of innovation. The conclusions pose many theoretical questions which will require further research, most notably the extent to which EU innovation policy underpins a European system of innovation. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  5. Global Climate Change

    Global Climate Change

    Edited by James M. Griffin
    This volume is written for policymakers and informed citizenry who want to understand at a general level the complexities of global climate change without becoming enmeshed in technical minutia. The introduction emphasizes the core fact that climate change issues cut across disciplines. William Schlesinger and Gerald North explain the carbon cycle and how increased greenhouse gases impact temperature. The economics papers deal with the applicability of benefit/cost analysis and then proceed to examine the benefits of avoiding temperature change versus the costs of the various CO2 abatement options. Finally, David Victor, a Stanford political scientist, asks which policies are feasible in a world where the incentives differ dramatically among countries. The book closes with open letters to the President of the United States. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  6. Culture, Institutions and Economic Development

    Culture, Institutions and Economic Development

    Michael Keating, John Loughlin, Kris Deschouwer
    This book offers a systematic comparison of eight distinct regions and stateless nations, each with its own historical identity, but which is constantly being rebuilt in changing economic and political conditions. Avoiding economic or cultural determinism, the authors show how region-builders can shape their own responses to global challenges to produce models of development reflecting differing understandings and social compromises. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  7. International Environmental Policy

    International Environmental Policy

    Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen, Aynsley Kellow
    The Kyoto Protocol has singularly failed to shape international environmental policy-making in the way that the earlier Montreal protocol did. Whereas Montreal placed reliance on the force of science and moralistic injunctions to save the planet, and successfully determined the international response to climate change, Kyoto has proved significantly more problematic. International Environmental Policy considers why this is the case. The authors contend that such arguments on this occasion proved inadequate to the task, not just because the core issues of the Kyoto process were subject to more powerful and conflicting interests than previously, and the science too uncertain, but because the science and moral arguments themselves remained too weak. They argue that ‘global warming’ is a failing policy construct because it has served to benefit limited but undeclared interests that were sustained by green beliefs rather than robust scientific knowledge. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  8. A Chronological History of the European Union 1946–2001

    A Chronological History of the European Union 1946–2001

    Wim F.V. Vanthoor
    This fully revised and updated edition of a seminal reference work provides a detailed chronological account of the development of European integration. The history of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), which began immediately after World War II, is recounted in the form of a descriptive summary of the most significant events, measures, arrangements and conferences. The chronology concludes at the end of 2001 with what is arguably one of the most important events in European history; the introduction of the euro notes and coins in twelve nation states. Throughout, Wim Vanthoor offers a detailed yet concise account of the evolution of the economic and political ideas which have culminated in this defining moment. The book is interspersed with quotations from the addresses, orations and comments of politicians and those closely involved with the process of European integration. This accessible book will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in the history of European integration. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 164.00   Web: $ 147.60
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  9. Human Security and the Environment

    Human Security and the Environment

    Edited by Edward A. Page, Michael R. Redclift
    In the post-Cold War era, the pre-eminent threats to our security derive from human degradation of vital ecosystems as well as the possibility of war and terrorist attack. This substantial book examines this new ‘security-environment’ paradigm and the way in which the activities of societies are shifting the balance with nature. The distinguished authors investigate this redefinition of security with particular reference to environmental threats such as climate change and the availability of adequate supplies of food and water. They illustrate how unfettered economic growth, rising levels of personal consumption and unsustainable natural resource and energy procurement are taking a heavy toll on the global environment. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  10. The Political Economy of the Environment

    The Political Economy of the Environment

    James K. Boyce
    In a provocative and original analysis, James K. Boyce examines the dynamics of environmental degradation in terms of the balances of power between the winners and the losers. He provides evidence that inequalities of power and wealth affect not only the distribution of environmental costs, but also their overall magnitude: greater inequalities result in more environmental degradation. Democratization – movement toward a more equitable distribution of power – therefore is not only a worthwhile objective in its own right, but also an important means toward the social goals of environmental protection and sustainable development. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  11. The European Union and East Asia

    The European Union and East Asia

    Edited by Peter W. Preston, Julie Gilson
    The global system has seen sweeping changes in recent years and this has precipitated a revival of interest in the relationship between Europe and Asia. This book examines the extent and nature of the regional linkages between East Asia and the European Union. Issues discussed include: the reactions and approaches of both regions to the Asian Crisis; postcolonialism and the balance of power in Europe-Asia Relations; trade relations between Europe and Asia and the revival of the Silk Road; and the development of the role of Asia-Europe Meetings. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  12. The Politics and Economics of the European Union, Second Edition

    The Politics and Economics of the European Union, Second Edition

    Robert A. Jones
    This new edition covers each of the current issues concerning the development of the EU – for example, enlargement, EMU, security and defence policy, the Treaty of Nice, the European Charter of Fundamental Rights, Justice and Home Affairs and relations with countries outside Europe. Jargon-free and accessible, this substantial textbook opens with an introduction to the historical and theoretical perspectives on European integration. The book then examines the EUs institutional machinery and policy processes. The final section provides a wide-ranging review of the main EU policies, seeking to enhance understanding of the main issues and controversies surrounding development of the EU. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 220.00   Web: $ 198.00
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  13. The Franco-German Axis in European Integration

    The Franco-German Axis in European Integration

    Gisela Hendriks, Annette Morgan
    The Franco-German Axis in European Integration examines the effectiveness and durability of the Franco-German relationship in European integration, tracing this important partnership through many political and economic disparities. This study goes on to assess the role of these two states in the challenges now facing the Union; from EMU, to the process of stabilising its eastern borders, and from enlargement of the Union, to the struggle to agree on a common foreign security policy. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  14. Challenges to Democracy

    Challenges to Democracy

    Sten Berglund, Frank H. Aarebrot, Henri Vogt, Georgi Karasimeonov
    Drawing heavily on available survey data, the book provides an in-depth account of how the new democracies of Central and Eastern Europe have coped with four major challenges: political fragmentation, nationalism, lack of respect for human rights, and poorly developed civil service systems. The book demonstrates that although the first few years of the 1990s were marked by increasing disenchantment with the new regimes, the change of governments as a direct result of the electoral process and the prospects for European integration have served to reverse this negative trend. Indeed, the authors find that the new political systems have managed to cope with the challenges so effectively that striking similarities with Western democracies are now apparent. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  15. Civil Service Systems in Western Europe

    Civil Service Systems in Western Europe

    Edited by Hans A.G.M. Bekke, Frits M. van der Meer
    Civil Service Systems in Western Europe presents a comprehensive overview of the important issues in modern bureaucracies and provides a comparative analysis of the civil service systems of nine Western European nations. In each chapter expert contributors examine a country specific case study and employ a neo-institutional framework, combined with extensive empirical research, to emphasise the specific nature and development of civil service systems, paying special attention to the current features of each country's civil service. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  16. European Futures

    European Futures

    Gilles Bertrand, Anna Michalski, Lucio R. Pench
    This book is an innovative and highly original exercise in scenario building, the aim of which is to investigate the future of Europe. The scenarios investigated by the authors include ‘triumphant markets’, ‘turbulent neighbourhoods’, ‘the hundred flowers’, ‘shared responsibilities’ and ‘creative societies’. These are five coherent and thought-provoking images of Europe in 2010. Rather than present a definitive picture of the future of Europe, the authors highlight the range of possible futures, and the factors and actors that are likely to shape them. Written in a narrative style, the scenarios are grounded in a rigorous analysis of the main trends affecting Europe’s future, including demography, technology, globalisation and post-modernity. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  17. The Politics of Corruption series

    The Politics of Corruption series

    Edited by Robert Williams
    This landmark collection will provide students of corruption with a substantial volume of material which shows how the subject has developed and how it is currently understood and explained. Volumes II and III illustrate and explain the scope, incidence and consequences of corruption in a variety of political settings in the developed and developing worlds. Volume IV presents the variety of prescriptions that have been presented as ways of controlling corruption. The Politics of Corruption will be essential reading for policymakers, political scientists, practitioners and lawyers concerned with corruption in both the developed and developing worlds. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 1,281.00   Web: $ 1,152.90
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  18. Nature, Production, Power

    Nature, Production, Power

    Edited by Fred P. Gale, R. Michael M’Gonigle
    This book introduces readers to the discipline of ecological political economy, an approach that aims at a theoretical synthesis of nature, production and power relations. At its heart is a critical appreciation of the social institutions and organizations that can provide the basis for strong environmental sustainability. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  19. Local and Regional Governance in Europe

    Local and Regional Governance in Europe

    Edited by Janerik Gidlund, Magnus Jerneck
    The European political landscape is one of constant flux and it is this alternating integration and disintegration which influences the basic conditions in which political power is exercised. This book argues that the interests of the cities and regions of Europe are increasingly influenced by European supranational institutions rather than the nation state and that governance in Europe is shifting to a regional and local level. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 162.00   Web: $ 145.80
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  20. The Welfare State in Europe

    The Welfare State in Europe

    Edited by Marco Buti, Daniele Franco, Lucio R. Pench
    This book analyses the main problems in the functioning of the welfare state and possible actions for its reform. Focusing on the European Union, it looks at the achievements of and challenges to the welfare state as we enter the 21st century. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 208.00   Web: $ 187.20
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