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  1. International Handbook on Public–Private Partnerships

    International Handbook on Public–Private Partnerships

    Edited by Graeme A. Hodge, Carsten Greve, Anthony E. Boardman
    In this timely Handbook, leading scholars from around the world explore the challenges presented by infrastructure PPPs, and contemplate what lies ahead as governments balance the need to provide innovative new infrastructure against the requirement for good public governance. This Handbook builds on a range of exciting theoretical lenses that span several disciplinary boundaries. It presents innovative insights and informed perspectives from an international base of empirical evidence. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 309.00   Web: $ 278.10
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 73.00   Web: $ 58.40
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  2. Obesity and the Economics of Prevention

    Obesity and the Economics of Prevention

    Franco Sassi
    The authors, including special contributions from health and obesity experts Marc Suhrcke, Tim Lobstein, Donald Kenkel and Francesco Branca, challenge the perception that explanations for the obesity epidemic are simple and solutions are within reach. A detailed look at the data reveals a more complicated picture, one in which even finding objective evidence on the phenomenon is a difficult task. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  3. Low Carbon Communities

    Low Carbon Communities

    Edited by Michael Peters, Shane Fudge, Tim Jackson
    Community action is a vital strategy in the fight against climate change and has increasingly informed government policy, academic inquiry and grassroots action since the start of this century. This timely and engaging volume explores both the promise of community-based action in tackling climate change and some of its limitations. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  4. Public Management in the Postmodern Era

    Public Management in the Postmodern Era

    Edited by John Fenwick, Janice McMillan
    Challenging the traditional orthodoxies of public management, this timely and comprehensive book adopts a lively and critical approach to key questions of public policy and management. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  5. The Welfare State and Life Transitions

    The Welfare State and Life Transitions

    Edited by Dominique Anxo, Gerhard Bosch, Jill Rubery
    This timely book reveals that new life courses are found to require more, and not less welfare support, but only Sweden has developed an active life course approach and only three more could be considered supportive, in at least some life stages. For the remainder, policies were at best limited or, in Italy’s case, passive. The contributors reveal that the neglect of changing needs is leading to greater reliance on the family and the labour market, just as these support structures are becoming more unpredictable and more unequal. They argue that alongside these new class inequalities, new forms of inter-generational inequality are also emerging, particularly in pension provision. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 149.00   Web: $ 134.10
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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  6. Handbook of Research on Nonprofit Economics and Management

    Handbook of Research on Nonprofit Economics and Management

    Edited by Bruce A. Seaman, Dennis R. Young
    Nonprofit organizations are arguably the fastest growing and most dynamic part of modern market economies in democratic countries. This Handbook explores the frontiers of knowledge at the intersection of economics and the management of these entities. The authors review the role, structure and behavior of private, nonprofit organizations as economic units and their participation in markets and systems of public service delivery, assess the implications of this knowledge for the efficient management of nonprofit organizations and the formulation of effective public policy, and identify cutting edge questions for future research. Learn More
    2011   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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    2010   Hardback Price: $ 264.00   Web: $ 237.60
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  7. Continuity and Change in Public Policy and Management

    Continuity and Change in Public Policy and Management

    Christopher Pollitt, Geert Bouckaert
    Combining theory development, international comparison and original case study analysis, two of Europe’s leading public policy and management scholars apply and develop some of the main models of policy change and offer a revealing long-term view of policy developments since 1965. Drawing on an extensive programme of elite interviews and documentary analysis they provide an integrated treatment of national and local policymaking in two major public services – hospital care and the police – in England and Belgium. This timely book addresses the ‘paradigm wars’ in public policy, arguing for a nuanced intermediate position that challenges the orthodox and the post-modernists alike. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 37.00   Web: $ 29.60
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  8. Human Rights

    Human Rights

    Andrew Fagan
    This book offers both an introduction to and a critical analysis of enduring themes and issues in the contemporary theory and practice of human rights. The author argues that the moral authority and practical efficacy of human rights are adversely affected by a range of myths and misunderstandings – from claims regarding the moral status of human rights as an allegedly fully comprehensive moral doctrine to the view that the possession of rights is anti-ethical to recognising the importance of moral duties. The author also examines such issues as the claim that human rights can ultimately only be said to exist as legal phenomena and the claim that nation-states are inherently hostile to the spirit of human rights. Discussion cuts across academic boundaries in an attempt to defend human rights against those who have come to expect too much and those who expect too little from human rights. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 33.00   Web: $ 26.40
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  9. Governing Universities Globally

    Governing Universities Globally

    Roger King
    The comprehensive coverage of global university governance includes conceptual, theoretical and empirical analyses that will be invaluable to higher education researchers and students, and to public policy academics, students and practitioners. Global governance analysts, global business and management postgraduates, as well as regulation theorists and practitioners will also find this book to be of great interest. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  10. Global Business and the Terrorist Threat

    Global Business and the Terrorist Threat

    Edited by Harry W. Richardson, Peter Gordon, James E. Moore II
    Global business is affected by global terrorism and the two are intricately linked on many levels. This book is an eclectic and enlightening compendium of research that explores the interrelationships between the two. A companion to and expansion on the authors’ previous books on the area, Global Business and the Terrorist Threat takes a closer look at practical business management, as influenced by terrorist infrastructure, networks and actions. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 59.00   Web: $ 47.20
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  11. Social Capital

    Social Capital

    Edited by Viva Ona Bartkus, James H. Davis
    This book showcases new innovative research in economics, politics, sociology, and management regarding the topic. Leading scholars from a variety of disciplines present ground-breaking new research exploring the still-undiscovered value of social capital. The book employs a self-consciously multi-disciplinary approach to address two objectives: reaching out and reaching in. Through theoretical and empirical scholarship, the authors explore the many contexts in which the phenomenon can have impact. In effect, social capital research reaches out to issues of economic well-being, civic participation, educational achievement, knowledge and norm formation, and competitive advantage. Further, the authors investigate the many connections between the core themes of social capital and the pillars on which it rests, including structural networks, cognition, relationships and trust. This book is fundamentally about bridging – bridging across disciplines, units of analysis, and themes. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 68.00   Web: $ 54.40
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  12. Global Privacy Protection

    Global Privacy Protection

    Edited by James B. Rule, Graham Greenleaf
    Global Privacy Protection reviews the origins and history of national privacy codes as social, political and legal phenomena in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, South Korea and the United States. The first chapter reviews key international statements on privacy rights, such as the OECD, EU and APEC principles. In the following chapters, the seven national case studies present and analyze the widest variety of ‘privacy stories’ in an equally varied array of countries. They look beyond the details of what current national data-protection laws allow and prohibit to examine the origins of public concern about privacy; the forces promoting or opposing privacy codes; the roles of media, grassroots activists and elite intervention; and a host of other considerations shaping the present state of privacy protection in each country. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 51.00   Web: $ 40.80
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  13. The Institutions of the Enlarged European Union

    The Institutions of the Enlarged European Union

    Edited by Edward Best, Thomas Christiansen, Pierpaolo Settembri
    How have the main institutions and decision-making processes of the EU responded to the arrival of new member states? This book assesses the actual state of the EU institutions in the years after the 2004 enlargement, examining each of the main institutional actors as well as trends in legislative output, implementing measures and non-legislative approaches. The contributors outline the key changes as well as patterns of continuity in the institutional politics of the EU. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 51.00   Web: $ 40.80
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  14. 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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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 51.00   Web: $ 40.80
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  15. Distributive Justice and the New Medicine

    Distributive Justice and the New Medicine

    George P. Smith II
    The author begins by examining various economic constructs as aids for achieving a fair and equitable delivery of health care services. He then assesses their level of practical application and evaluates the costs and benefits to society of pursuing the development and use of the ‘New Medicine’. The book ends with a case study of organ and tissue transplantation that illustrates the implementation of distributive justice. The author concludes that as long as clinical medicine maintains its focus on healing and alleviating suffering among patients, a point of equilibrium will be reached that advances the common good. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  16. 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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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  17. 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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  18. Governance, Globalization and Public Policy

    Governance, Globalization and Public Policy

    Edited by Patricia Kennett
    Governance, Globalization and Public Policy is concerned with exploring the nature of the policy arena in the context of globalization and the reconstitution of the state. The contributors to this book seek to broaden, extend and integrate theoretical, conceptual and substantive policy debates. The book begins by exploring the concepts and perspectives associated with globalization and governance, the relationship between them and the repercussions for public policy and the state. It also considers developments at the global and regional levels and the implications of the emergence of new regulatory regimes in the context of liberalization and privatization. The focus then turns to a broad range of substantive areas of public policy such as human rights, health and health care, housing markets, poverty, security and counter-terrorism. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  19. 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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    2008   Paperback Price: $ 51.00   Web: $ 40.80
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  20. Health Care and Public Policy

    Health Care and Public Policy

    David Reisman
    Health Care and Public Policy is a comprehensive and intelligible cross-disciplinary account of the objectives of health care policy (medical, social, economic) and of the policy-tools that government can employ (cost–benefit analysis, entry barriers, competition) in order to ensure that scarce resources are not wasted nor needy social groups deprived of basic and affordable care. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 64.00   Web: $ 51.20
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