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  1. Exploring the EU’s Legitimacy Crisis

    Exploring the EU’s Legitimacy Crisis

    Christian Schweiger
    Exploring the EU’s Legitimacy Crisis provides a profound analysis of the causes and the consequences of the EU's growing legitimacy problem. The prior permissive consensus in the EU has been markedly declining under persistent crisis conditions. Since the onset of the eurozone crisis the EU's governance has been narrowly driven by the semi-hegemonial leadership of Germany – manifesting itself in functionalist and technocratic policy reforms concentrated on strengthening economic governance coordination. Other crucial policy areas have been neglected as member states show decreasing solidarity and a growing emphasis on national interests in response to mounting external challenges. This book examines these developments in detail by scrutinising the EU's ability to maintain legitimacy through political leadership, democratic accountability and governance efficiency. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  2. Critical Reflections on Interactive Governance

    Critical Reflections on Interactive Governance

    Edited by Jurian Edelenbos, Ingmar van Meerkerk
    In many countries, government and society have undergone a major shift in recent years, now tending toward ‘smaller government’ and ‘bigger society’. This development has lent increased meaning to the notion of interactive governance, a concept that this book takes not as a normative ideal but as an empirical phenomenon that needs constant critical scrutiny, reflection and embedding in modern societies. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 190.00   Web: $ 171.00
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  3. Handbook on Theories of Governance

    Handbook on Theories of Governance

    Edited by Christopher Ansell, Jacob Torfing
    In the past two decades, governance theories have arisen semi-independently across multiple disciplines. In law and regulation, planning, democratic theory, economics, public management, and international relations, among other disciplines, scholars have sought to describe new strategies of governing. As a result, the notion of governance is now one of the most frequently used social science concepts in the world. No single theory encompasses this diverse body of work, but rather multiple theories with different aims and perspectives. The Handbook on Theories of Governance collects these theories of governance together as an analytical resource for governing in an increasingly complex, fragmented and dynamic society. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 300.00   Web: $ 270.00
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  4. Handbook of Regulatory Impact Assessment

    Handbook of Regulatory Impact Assessment

    Edited by Claire A. Dunlop, Claudio M. Radaelli
    This comparative Handbook provides a pioneering and comprehensive account of regulatory impact assessment – the main instrument used by governments and regulators to appraise the likely effects of their policy proposals. Renowned international scholars and practitioners describe the substance of impact assessment, situating it in its proper theoretical traditions and scrutinizing its usage across countries, policy sectors, and policy instruments. The Handbook of Regulatory Impact Assessment will undoubtedly be of great value to practitioners and also scholars with its wealth of detail and lessons to be learned. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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  5. The Politics of Persuasion

    The Politics of Persuasion

    Urs S. Brandt, Gert T. Svendsen
    The EU is at a crossroads. Should it choose the path towards protectionism or the path towards free trade? This book convincingly argues that lobbying regulation will be a decisive first step towards fulfilling the European dream of free trade, in accordance with the original purpose of the Treaty of Rome. Without the regulation of lobbyists to try and prevent undue political persuasion, there is a greater risk of abuse in the form of corruption, subsidies and trade barriers, which will come at the expense of consumers, tax payers and competitiveness. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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  6. Handbook of Critical Policy Studies

    Handbook of Critical Policy Studies

    Edited by Frank Fischer, Douglas Torgerson, Anna Durnová, Michael Orsini
    Critical policy studies, as illustrated in this Handbook, challenges the conventional approaches public policy inquiry. But it offers important innovations as well, in particular its focus on discursive politics, policy argumentation and deliberation, and interpretive modes of analysis. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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  7. Should Britain Leave the EU?

    Should Britain Leave the EU?

    Patrick Minford, Sakshi Gupta, Vo P.M. Le, Vidya Mahambare, Yongdeng Xu
    This second edition brings up to date a thorough review of all economic aspects of the UK's relationship with the EU, which also puts it in the political context of the upcoming referendum. It notes the intention of the EU to move to 'ever closer union' and the nature of the regulatory and general economic philosophy of the dominant countries of the EU whose writ is enforced by qualified majority voting. The book highlights the UK dilemma that, while extending free markets to its local region is attractive, this philosophy and intended union are substantially at odds with the UK's traditions of free markets and freedom under the common law. BOOK LAUNCH: http://www.iea.org.uk/events/launch-new-edition-of-should-britain-leave-the-eu Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  8. Global Governance of Labour Rights

    Global Governance of Labour Rights

    Edited by Axel Marx, Jan Wouters, Glenn Rayp, Laura Beke
    This insightful book incorporates perspectives from several disciplines to provide a unique systematic analysis of emerging public and private initiatives in global labour rights governance. The expert contributors explore the complexities of labour rights governance in a global economy characterized by transnational supply chains. They assess how transnational, intergovernmental and private initiatives aim to address the challenges of global labour rights protection before discussing the effectiveness of these initiatives and presenting new empirical findings. The book concludes with a detailed reflection on how to strengthen the global regime of labour rights governance. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 147.00   Web: $ 132.30
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  9. Global Governance through Trade

    Global Governance through Trade

    Edited by Jan Wouters, Axel Marx, Dylan Geraets, Bregt Natens
    The 'new generation' of EU trade policies aims to advance public goods - such as promoting sustainable development, protecting human rights and enhancing governance in third states. These developments raise important questions surrounding extraterritoriality, coherence and legitimacy. In Global Governance through Trade leading scholars provide a cohesive overview of relevant papers and case studies to answer these questions and provide an in-depth assessment of the European Union's new trade policies. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  10. Property, Labour and Legal Regulation

    Property, Labour and Legal Regulation

    Mark Findlay
    In this revealing comparative study, Mark Findlay examines the problematic nexus between undervalued labour and vulnerable migration status in dis-embedded markets. It highlights the frustrations raised by timeless regulatory failure and the chronic complicity of private property arrangements in delivering unsustainable market engagement. Mark Findlay identifies the challenge for normative and functional foundations of equitable governance, by repositioning regulatory principle, to restore dignity to market relations. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  11. Global Governance and Democracy

    Global Governance and Democracy

    Edited by Jan Wouters, Antoon Braekman, Matthias Lievens, Emilie Bécault
    Globalization needs effective global governance. The important question of whether this governance can also become democratic is, however, the subject of a political and academic debate that began only recently. This multidisciplinary book aims to move this conversation forward by drawing insights from international relations, political theory, international law and international political economy. Focusing on global environmental, economic, security and human rights governance, it sheds new light on the democratic deficit of existing global governance structures, and proposes a number of tools to overcome it. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  12. Rail Economics, Policy and Regulation in Europe

    Rail Economics, Policy and Regulation in Europe

    Edited by Matthias Finger, Pierre Messulam
    The European railway sector has undergone profound and predominantly institutional changes over the past 20 years, due to the initiatives of the European Commission. This book constitutes a first systematic assessment and account of the recent transformations of the industry along a series of critical yet contentious issues such as competition, unbundling, regulation, access charging, standards and interoperability, and public–private partnerships. It also covers the main railways sectors including passenger transport, high speed and freight. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  13. The Sustainability of the European Social Model

    The Sustainability of the European Social Model

    Edited by Jean-Claude Barbier, Ralf Rogowski, Fabrice Colomb
    This book argues that the European Social Model can only be sustained in the current economic crisis if social and employment policies are adequately recognised as integral parts of European economic policy-making. The contributing authors investigate this hypothesis through comparative evaluations of interactions of EU economic governance with national systems of social protection. In particular they focus on two key policy areas – social services of general interest and the regulation of working time – as well as covering areas such as social inclusion, active ageing policies and job quality. By combining sociological approaches with legal analyses, the book provides unique insights and evaluation of EU methods of governance. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  14. Privacy and Legal Issues in Cloud Computing

    Privacy and Legal Issues in Cloud Computing

    Edited by Anne S.Y. Cheung, Rolf H. Weber
    Adopting a multi-disciplinary and comparative approach, this book focuses on emerging and innovative attempts to tackle privacy and legal issues in cloud computing, such as personal data privacy, security and intellectual property protection. Leading international academics and practitioners in the fields of law and computer science examine the specific legal implications of cloud computing pertaining to jurisdiction, biomedical practice and information ownership. This collection offers original and critical responses to the rising challenges posed by cloud computing. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 55.00   Web: $ 44.00
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  15. Handbook of Research on Fair Trade

    Handbook of Research on Fair Trade

    Edited by Laura T. Raynolds, Elizabeth A. Bennett
    Fair trade critiques the historical inequalities inherent in international trade and seeks to promote social justice by creating alternative networks linking marginalized producers (typically in the global South) with progressive consumers (typically in the global North). The first of its kind, this volume brings together 43 of the foremost fair trade scholars from around the world and across the social sciences. The Handbook serves as both a comprehensive overview and in-depth guide to dominant perspectives and concerns. Chapters analyze the rapidly growing fair trade movement and market, exploring diverse initiatives and organizations, production and consumption regions, and food and cultural products. Written for those new to fair trade as well as those well versed in this domain, the Handbook is an invaluable resource for scholars and practitioners interested in global regulation, multi-stakeholder initiatives, social and environmental certification, ethical labeling, consumer activism, and international development. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 270.00   Web: $ 243.00
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 69.95   Web: $ 55.96
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  16. Governance in Developing Asia

    Governance in Developing Asia

    Edited by Anil B. Deolalikar, Shikha Jha, Pilipinas F. Quising
    Governance in Developing Asia is one of the first books of its kind to provide an overview of the role that better governance and citizen empowerment can play in improving public service delivery in developing Asia. The World Development Report 2004 set a framework for public service delivery in terms of the short and long roads to accountability of service providers to citizens. More than a decade on, this important book revisits the issue and departs from the WDR framework, highlighting its shortcomings and offering alternative solutions. The contributors present fresh evidence on the relationship between governance and development outcomes, including growth and indicators of living standards. They argue that the Asia-Pacific region must do better in delivering essential public services if it wishes to continue improving the quality of life for millions of its people. They show how the quantity and quality of public services in a country can be improved if the government actively solicits citizen involvement in service delivery. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 147.00   Web: $ 132.30
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  17. The Changing Landscape of Food Governance

    The Changing Landscape of Food Governance

    Edited by Tetty Havinga, Frans van Waarden, Donal Casey
    As markets become more globalized, they have also become governed by an increasingly complex array of public and private regulation. This volume investigates the changing landscape of food governance. In so doing, the contributions to his volume provide insights into broader analytical issues that have concerned regulatory governance scholars. These include the legitimacy and effectiveness of public and private regulation, the interaction of networks of regulation, regulatory responses to crisis and the distribution of power in regulatory arrangements. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  18. China, the European Union and the Developing World

    China, the European Union and the Developing World

    Edited by Jan Wouters, Jean-Christophe Defraigne, Matthieu Burnay
    China, the European Union and the Developing World provides a comparative analysis of Chinese and EU influence across five different regions of the developing world: Asia-Pacific; South and Central Asia; the Middle East and North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and Latin America. While there is broad acknowledgement that the importance of China is rising across the developing world, this book offers a comprehensive and comparative account of the relative increase of the Chinese presence in the various different regions. It highlights its impact on the relationship between the EU and the developing world regions and shows how the rise of China affects the relations between these regions and Europe. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 190.00   Web: $ 171.00
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  19. The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems

    The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems

    Edited by Susana Borrás, Jakob Edler
    Examining the ‘who’ (agents), ‘how’ (policy instruments) and ‘why’ (societal legitimacy) of the governance process, this book presents a conceptual framework about the governance of change in socio-technical systems. Bridging the gap between disciplinary fields, expert contributions provide innovative empirical cases of different modes of governing change. The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems offers a stepping-stone towards building a theory of governance of change and presents a new research agenda on the interaction between science, technology and society. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 119.00   Web: $ 107.10
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  20. Regulatory Worlds

    Regulatory Worlds

    Mark Findlay, Lim Si Wei
    This ambitious book takes up the grand challenge to design regulatory thinking for a global future beyond wealth and growth, and towards social sustainability. Assuming a ‘South World’ perspective on market regulation and social sustainability, the authors present the options and possibilities for radically repositioning regulatory principle. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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