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  1. The Changing Role of Law in Japan

    The Changing Role of Law in Japan

    Edited by Dimitri Vanoverbeke, Jeroen Maesschalck, David Nelken, Stephan Parmentier
    The Changing Role of Law in Japan offers a comparative perspective on the changing role of law in East Asia, discussing issues such as society, cultural values, access to the legal system and judicial reform. This innovative book places Japan in the wider context, juxtaposed with Europe, rather than the US, for the first time. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  2. Handbook of the International Political Economy of Monetary Relations

    Handbook of the International Political Economy of Monetary Relations

    Edited by Thomas Oatley, W. Kindred Winecoff
    This extensive Handbook provides an in-depth exploration of the political economy dynamics associated with the international monetary and financial systems. Leading experts offer a fresh take on research into the interaction between system structure, the self-interest of private firms, the political institutions within which governments make policy, and the ideas that influence beliefs about appropriate policy responses. Crucially they also assess how these factors have shaped the political economy of various facets of monetary and financial systems. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  3. The Privatisation and Nationalisation of European Roads

    The Privatisation and Nationalisation of European Roads

    Daniel Albalate
    This distinctive and timely book examines the current state and trends in the ownership, management and financing of European high capacity roads. Offering an analysis of three pioneer countries in road privatisation, Spain, France and Italy, from their origins to their recent developments, it evaluates how the design of privatisation policies may lead to their success or failure. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  4. Innovation and Inequality

    Innovation and Inequality

    Edited by Susan Cozzens, Dhanaraj Thakur
    Inequality is one of the main features of globalization. Do emerging technologies, as they spread around the world, contribute to more inequality or less? This unique interdisciplinary text examines the relationships between emerging technologies and social, economic and other forms of inequality. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 147.00   Web: $ 132.30
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  5. The New Regulatory Space

    The New Regulatory Space

    Frank Vibert
    This groundbreaking book analyses changing patterns of governance in modern democratic societies. Frank Vibert discusses how far we should be concerned about such changes and what we should be concerned about. Crucially, Vibert clarifies the status of regulation, revealing how regulation should be viewed, not only as a technique offering specific responses to particular policy problems, but also in its new role as the key mechanism for making adjustments between the different systems of coordination used in contemporary governance. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  6. Entrepreneurial Action, Public Policy, and Economic Outcomes

    Entrepreneurial Action, Public Policy, and Economic Outcomes

    Edited by Robert F. Salvino Jr., Michael T. Tasto, Gregory M. Randolph
    Examining the economics of entrepreneurship from the perspectives of productive versus unproductive entrepreneurial behavior and the role of institutions in economic outcomes, the authors in this book seek to advance the research on institutions by providing a simple framework to analyze the broader, long-term consequences of economic policies. They examine the relationship between economic freedom and economic outcomes and summarize empirical evidence and theory. The book also provides practical policy solutions that are based on the authors' cogent analyses. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  7. Economic Crises and Policy Regimes

    Economic Crises and Policy Regimes

    Edited by Hideko Magara
    In this innovative book, Hideko Magara brings together an expert team to explore both the possibilities and difficulties of transitioning from a neoliberal policy regime to an alternative regime through drastic policy innovations. The editors argue that, for more than two decades, citizens in developed countries have witnessed massive job losses, lowered wages, slow economic growth and widening inequality under a neoliberal policy regime that has placed heavy constraints on policy choices. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 161.00   Web: $ 144.90
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  8. Well-Being and Beyond

    Well-Being and Beyond

    Edited by Timo J. Hämäläinen, Juliet Michaelson
    This book will broaden the public and policy discourse on the importance of well-being by examining psychological, social, environmental, economic, organizational, institutional and political determinants of individual well-being. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 147.00   Web: $ 132.30
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  9. Private Rental Housing

    Private Rental Housing

    Edited by Tony Crook, Peter A. Kemp
    A new focus on private renting has been brought into sharp relief by the global financial crisis, with its profound impact on mortgage finance, housing markets and government budgets. Written by specially commissioned international experts and structured around common themes, this timely book explores the nature and role of private renting in eight advanced economies around the world. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  10. Trade in Health

    Trade in Health

    David Reisman
    Once exports and imports meant agriculture and industry. Today, in the global economy and the electronic age, trade is also expanding into the service sector. This timely book closely examines trade in health. Professor David Reisman offers a comprehensive and searching multidisciplinary account of the way in which medical services, patients, capital and professionals make up a global healthcare economy that crosses borders. Combining theory and empirical evidence from economics, tourism, and medical care, scholars involved in health economics and social administration will find much of significance in this authoritative study. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  11. Corruption, Grabbing and Development

    Corruption, Grabbing and Development

    Edited by Tina Søreide, Aled Williams
    All societies develop their own norms about what is fair behaviour and what is not. Violations of these norms, including acts of corruption, can collectively be described as forms of ‘grabbing’. This unique volume addresses how grabbing hinders development at the sector level and in state administration. The contributors – researchers and practitioners who work on the ground in developing countries – present empirical data on the mechanisms at play and describe different types of unethical practices. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 124.00   Web: $ 111.60
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  12. The Global Challenge of Encouraging Sustainable Living

    The Global Challenge of Encouraging Sustainable Living

    Edited by Shane Fudge, Michael Peters, Steven M. Hoffman, Walter Wehrmeyer
    This unique book illustrates that in order to address the growing urgency of issues around environmental and resource limits, it is clear that we need to develop effective policies to promote durable changes in behaviour and transform how we view, and consume, goods and services. It suggests that in order to develop effective policies in this area, it is necessary to move beyond a narrow understanding of ‘how individuals behave’, and to incorporate a more nuanced approach that encompasses behavioural influences in different societies, contexts and settings. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  13. Improving Health Services

    Improving Health Services

    Walter Holland
    This insightful book describes how Health Services Research (HSR) can be developed and used to evaluate, advance and improve all aspects of health services. It demonstrates the need for good HSR to avoid the continuation or development of ineffective or cost-inefficient services. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  14. Context in Public Policy and Management

    Context in Public Policy and Management

    Edited by Christopher Pollitt
    ‘Putting into context’ is a very common phrase – both in the social sciences and beyond. But what exactly do we mean by this, and how do we do it? In this book, leading scholars in public policy and management tackle these issues. They show how ideas of context are central to a range of theories and explanations and use an international range of case studies to exemplify context-based explanation. The book uncovers the complexity that lies behind an apparently simple notion, and offers a variety of approaches to decipher that complexity. Context is indeed a missing link, which enables us to make sense of the vital relationship between the general and the particular. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 180.00   Web: $ 162.00
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  15. Eurasian Economic Integration

    Eurasian Economic Integration

    Edited by Rilka Dragneva, Kataryna Wolczuk
    In this well-researched and detailed book, the editors provide an extensive and critical analysis of post-Soviet regional integration. After almost two decades of unfulfilled integration promises, a new – improved and functioning – regime emerged in the post-Soviet space: the Eurasian Customs Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan (ECU). Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  16. Managing Social Issues

    Managing Social Issues

    Edited by Peter Leisink, Paul Boselie, Maarten van Bottenburg, Dian Marie Hosking
    Western societies face complex social issues and a growing diversity of views on how these should be addressed. The traditional view focuses on government and public policy but neglects the initiatives that non-profit and private organizations and local networks take. This book presents a broader variety of viewpoints and theories. Looking at various cases, the authors analyse conflicting values and interests, actors’ understandings of the public values related to social issues, and their action to create what they regard as public value. Drawing together these perspectives the authors point the way to how government and the private and voluntary sectors can work in tandem to resolve social issues. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  17. Social Protection, Economic Growth and Social Change

    Social Protection, Economic Growth and Social Change

    Edited by James Midgley, David Piachaud
    This highly original and thought-provoking book examines the recent expansion of social protection in China, India, Brazil and South Africa – four countries experiencing rapid economic growth and social change. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  18. Quality of Government and Corruption from a European Perspective

    Quality of Government and Corruption from a European Perspective

    Nicholas Charron, Victor Lapuente, Bo Rothstein
    In this book the authors tackle the concept of ‘quality of government’ (QoG) both conceptually and empirically and apply their focus to EU countries and regions. In a pioneering empirical effort, they map out regional QoG for the first time for 172 NUTS 1 and 2 regions throughout 18 countries in the EU, and provide a detailed methodology. They follow up the quantitative assessment with three case studies demonstrating the wide variation of QoG found within the countries of Italy, Belgium and Romania. The book concludes with important lessons and ideas for future research. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  19. Changing Behaviours

    Changing Behaviours

    Rhys Jones, Jessica Pykett, Mark Whitehead
    Changing Behaviours charts the emergence of the behaviour change agenda in UK based public policy making since the late 1990s. By tracing the influence of the behavioural sciences on Whitehall policy makers, the authors explore a new psychological orthodoxy in the practices of governing. Drawing on original empirical material, chapters examine the impact of behaviour change policies in the fields of health, personal finance and the environment. This topical and insightful book analyses how the nature of the human subject itself is re-imagined through behaviour change, and develops an analytical framework for evaluating the ethics, efficacy and potential empowerment of behaviour change. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  20. The Challenge of Local Government Size

    The Challenge of Local Government Size

    Edited by Santiago Lago-Peñas, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez
    Expert contributors in economics and political science offer a comprehensive breakdown of the issue of local jurisdiction fragmentation and provide recommendations for successful policy reform. Topics discussed include economies of scale, the costs and benefits of voluntary and forced amalgamation programs, the correlation between government size and corruption, privatization, and inter-municipal cooperation. A combination of theory and empirical evidence provides depth and makes this book an invaluable addition to the literature. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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