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  1. Participation and Interaction in Foresight

    Participation and Interaction in Foresight

    Edited by Kristian Borch, Sandra Dingli, Michael Søgaard Jørgensen
    This illuminating book combines theory and practice to analyse the experiences and impacts of foresight activities in various European countries. It includes case studies with a focus on different societal issues including national development, science and technology, and sustainable development. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  2. The Political Power of the Business Corporation

    The Political Power of the Business Corporation

    Stephen Wilks
    The large business corporation has become a governing institution in national and global politics. This trail-blazing book offers a critical account of its political dominance and lack of democratic legitimacy. Thanks to successful wealth generation and ideological victories the large business corporation has become an effective political actor and has entered into partnership with government in the design of public policy and delivery of public services. Stephen Wilks argues that governmental and corporate elites have transformed British politics to create a ‘new corporate state’ with similar patterns in the USA, in competitor economies – including China – and in global governance. The argument embraces multinational corporations, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance and the inequality generated by corporate dominance. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  3. Representative Bureaucracy in Action

    Representative Bureaucracy in Action

    Edited by B. Guy Peters, Patrick von Maravić, Eckhard Schröter
    Taking a comparative and analytical perspective, the authoritatively, yet accessibly written, country chapters show how salient the politics of representativeness have become in increasingly diverse societies. At the same time, they illustrate the wide variety of practice based on different political systems, administrative structures, and cultural settings. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  4. Human Resource Management in the Public Sector

    Human Resource Management in the Public Sector

    Edited by Ronald J. Burke, Andrew J. Noblet, Cary Cooper
    This insightful book presents current thinking and research evidence on the role of human resource management policies and practices in increasing service quality, efficiency and organizational effectiveness in the public sector. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  5. Government, Governance and Welfare Reform

    Government, Governance and Welfare Reform

    Edited by Alberto Brugnoli, Alessandro Colombo
    This unique and original book focuses on institutional changes, welfare reforms and transformations in both Britain and Italy over the last three decades. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  6. Growing the Productivity of Government Services

    Growing the Productivity of Government Services

    Patrick Dunleavy, Leandro Carrera
    Productivity is essentially the ratio of an organization’s outputs divided by its inputs. For many years it was treated as always being static in government agencies. In fact productivity in government services should be rising rapidly as a result of digital changes and new management approaches, and it has done so in some agencies. However, Dunleavy and Carrera show for the first time how complex are the factors affecting productivity growth in government organizations – especially management practices, use of IT, organizational culture, strategic mis-decisions and political and policy churn. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  7. Private Property and Takings Compensation

    Private Property and Takings Compensation

    Yun-chien Chang
    This innovative volume offers a thorough breakdown of the issues surrounding takings compensation – payments made as reimbursement for government takeover of private property. Using examples from New York City and Taiwan, Yun-chien Chang discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different methods of compensation and offers insightful suggestions for future implementation. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  8. Technological Innovation and Prize Incentives

    Technological Innovation and Prize Incentives

    Luciano Kay
    In this in-depth study, Luciano Kay focuses on three recent cases of prize competitions in the aerospace industry: the Google Lunar X Prize, the Ansari X Prize and the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. Using a combination of real-time and historical analysis based on personal interviews, workplace visits and questionnaire and document data analysis, the author examines the particular dynamics of the prize phenomenon and offers a comprehensive discussion of the potential of prizes to induce innovation. This fascinating volume also sets out a systematic method to studying prize incentives, offering a concrete innovation model and case study design approach that will prove highly useful to further research efforts in the field. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  9. The Successes and Failures of Whistleblower Laws

    The Successes and Failures of Whistleblower Laws

    Robert G. Vaughn
    Drawing on literature from several disciplines, this enlightening book examines the history of whistleblower laws throughout the world and provides an analytical structure for the most common debates about the nature of such laws and their potential successes and failures. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 191.00   Web: $ 171.90
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  10. Human Resource Management in the Nonprofit Sector

    Human Resource Management in the Nonprofit Sector

    Edited by Ronald J. Burke, Cary Cooper
    This impressive book assembles the latest research findings and thinking on the management of voluntary/nonprofit sector organizations and the effective utilization of both paid staff and volunteers. The authors expertly look into the challenges faced by this sector and the growing role that it plays in society. They review HRM in the voluntary sector and discuss the challenges of bringing about best practices, as well as suggesting how to improve leadership of voluntary/nonprofit organizations. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  11. Governance, Democracy and Sustainable Development

    Governance, Democracy and Sustainable Development

    Edited by James Meadowcroft, Oluf Langhelle, Audun Ruud
    The contributors explore the difficulties developed countries are experiencing in coming to terms with environmental limits and the resultant challenges to the democratic polity. They engage with different dimensions of the governance challenge including norms, public attitudes, citizen engagement, political conflict, policy design, and implementation, and with a range of environmental problems such as climate change, biodiversity/nature protection, and water management. The book concludes with an essay by William Lafferty that explores the flawed character of the contemporary democratic polity and offers his reflections on possible pathways to reform. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  12. Migration Impact Assessment

    Migration Impact Assessment

    Edited by Peter Nijkamp, Jacques Poot, Mediha Sahin
    During the last few decades the world has experienced an unprecedented level of cross-border migration. While this has generated significant socio-economic gains for host countries, as well as sometimes for the countries of origin, the costs and benefits involved are unevenly distributed. Consequently, growing global population mobility is a hotly debated topic, both in the political arena and by the general public. Amidst a plethora of facts, opinions and emotions, the assessment of migration impacts must be grounded in a solid scientific evidence base. This analytical book outlines and applies a range of the scientific methods that are currently available in migration impact assessment (MIA). The book provides various North American and European case studies that quantify socio-economic consequences of migration for host societies and for immigrants themselves. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 201.00   Web: $ 180.90
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  13. EU Public Procurement Law

    EU Public Procurement Law

    Christopher H. Bovis
    In this fully revised and updated edition, Christopher Bovis provides a detailed, critical, concise and accessible overview of the public procurement legal framework and its interaction with policies within the European Union and the Member States. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 253.00   Web: $ 227.70
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  14. The Age of Austerity

    The Age of Austerity

    Thomas J. Schoenbaum
    The book begins with a detailed breakdown of the financial crisis and the government response in the United States, with particular focus on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The author then puts forth a basic three-part plan calling for (1) fundamental tax and entitlement reform; (2) massive economic stimulus in the form of public and private investment to modernize the country’s aging infrastructures; and (3) mortgage relief to revitalize the nation’s housing markets. The book concludes with specific policy proposals designed to achieve these goals and return the US economy to a state of full employment and robust economic growth. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  15. Environmental Governance

    Environmental Governance

    Edited by Karl Hogl, Eva Kvarda, Ralf Nordbeck, Michael Pregernig
    Environmental policy making has become an experimental field for new modes of governance. This timely book focuses on three prominent characteristics of new governance arrangements: the broad participation of non-state actors, the attempt to improve vertical and horizontal coordination, and the effort to integrate different types of expertise in an effective and democratically accountable way. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  16. Financial Elites and Transnational Business

    Financial Elites and Transnational Business

    Edited by Georgina Murray, John Scott
    Several expert contributors focus on global issues, including the role of transnational finance, interlocking directorates, ownership and tax havens. Others examine how these issues at the global level interact with the regional or nation state level in the US, the UK, China, Australia and Mexico. The books scrutinizes globalization from a fresh, holistic perspective, examining the relationship between the national and transnational to uncover the most significant structures and agents of power. Possible policy futures are also considered. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  17. Transport, the Environment and Security

    Transport, the Environment and Security

    Rae Zimmerman
    From a primarily urban perspective, the author illustrates that the fields of transportation, environment (with an emphasis on climate change) and security (for both natural hazards and terrorism) and their interconnections remain robust areas for policy and planning. Synthesizing existing data, new analyses, and a rich set of case studies, the book uses transportation networks as a framework to explore transportation in conjunction with environment, security, and interdependencies with other infrastructure sectors. The US rail transit system, ecological corridors, cyber security, planning mechanisms and the effectiveness of technologies are among the topics explored in detail. Case studies of severe and potential impacts of natural hazards, accidents, and security breaches on transportation are presented. These cases support the analyses of the forces on transportation, land use and patterns of population change that connect, disconnect and reconnect people from their environment and security. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  18. Transnational Culture in the Internet Age

    Transnational Culture in the Internet Age

    Edited by Sean A. Pager, Adam Candeub
    The insightful contributions shed new light on insufficiently examined issues and highlight connections that cut across the many different domains in which such regulations operate. Building upon the framework presented by David Post – one of the first and most prominent scholars of cyber law and a contributor to this volume – the authors address the implications and economics of the Internet’s astronomical scale, jurisdiction and enforcement of the web as it relates to topics including libel tourism and threats to free speech, and the power of global communication to dissolve and recreate identities. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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  19. Good Government

    Good Government

    Edited by Sören Holmberg, Bo Rothstein
    In all societies, the quality of government institutions is of the utmost importance for the well-being of its citizens. Problems like high infant mortality, lack of access to safe water, unhappiness and poverty are not primarily caused by a lack of technical equipment, effective medicines or other types of knowledge generated by the natural or engineering sciences. Instead, the critical problem is that the majority of the world’s population live in societies that have dysfunctional government institutions. Central issues discussed in the book include: how can good government be conceptualized and measured, what are the effects of ‘bad government’ and how can the quality of government be improved? Learn More
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  20. Public Private Partnerships in Education

    Public Private Partnerships in Education

    Edited by Susan L. Robertson, Karen Mundy, Antoni Verger, Francine Menashy
    This insightful book brings together both academics and researchers from a variety of international organizations and aid agencies to explore the complexities of public private partnerships as a resurgent, hybrid mode of educational governance that operates across scales, from the community to the global. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 141.00   Web: $ 126.90
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