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  1. Research Handbook on Quality, Performance and Accountability in Higher Education

    Research Handbook on Quality, Performance and Accountability in Higher Education

    Edited by Ellen Hazelkorn, Hamish Coates, Alexander C. McCormick
    As higher education becomes a key determinant for economic competitiveness, institutions face increasing pressure to demonstrate their fitness to meet the needs of society and individuals. Blending innovative research with richly contextualised examples this unique Research Handbook provides authoritative insights from around the globe on how best to understand, assess and improve quality, performance and accountability in higher education. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 330.00   Web: $ 297.00
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  2. The Political Economy of Sustainability

    The Political Economy of Sustainability

    Fred P. Gale
    This theoretical and practical book builds on the knowledge that sustainability’s value pluralism cannot be reconciled with the value monism of classical, neoclassical, nationalist or socialist political economy. Developing the concept of sustainability value (SV), which requires integrating economic (exchange), social (labour), environmental (intrinsic) and cultural (use) values in all processes of extraction, manufacturing, trade, consumption and disposal, the book reformulates our understanding of key political economy topics such as trade, investment, preference formation, corporate governance and the role of the state. The book illustrates how SV is being realised via multi-stakeholder networks which, forming at the community, national and global levels, enable the required cross-value deliberation. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  3. Economic Crisis and the Resilience of Regions

    Economic Crisis and the Resilience of Regions

    Edited by Gillian Bristow, Adrian Healy
    The economic crisis of 2008-9 heralded the most severe economic downturn in the history of the European Union. Yet not all regions experienced economic decline and rates of recovery have varied greatly. This has raised new questions about what factors influence the economic resilience of regions. This book presents the results of an Applied Research Project conducted within the ESPON 2013 Programme and provides a detailed analysis of what made some European regions more resilient to the crisis than others. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  4. Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories

    Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories

    Edited by Anssi Paasi, John Harrison, Martin Jones
    This new international Handbook provides the reader with the most up-to-date and original viewpoints on critical debates relating to the rapidly transforming geographies of regions and territories, as well as related key concepts such as place, scale, networks and regionalism. Bringing together renowned specialists who have extensively theorized these spatial concepts and contributed to rich empirical research in disciplines such as geography, sociology, political science and IR studies, this interdisciplinary collection offers fresh, cutting-edge, and contextual insights on the significance of regions and territories in today’s dynamic world. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  5. Gender and Generational Division in EU Citizenship

    Gender and Generational Division in EU Citizenship

    Edited by Trudie Knijn, Manuela Naldini
    Family law, gender equality, care arrangements and the consequences of demographic change have long been on the agenda of the European Union. However, these are coloured by national and cultural factors more than any other disputes, and form a barrier to the equalising of status for European citizens. Using an interdisciplinary approach, and bringing together law scholars, political scientists and sociologists, this book looks at the implications of the categorisation of identity in the European Union, and what they mean for the realisation of citizens’ rights throughout the EU. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  6. Research Handbook on Economic Diplomacy

    Research Handbook on Economic Diplomacy

    Edited by Peter A.G. van Bergeijk, Selwyn J.V. Moons
    This Handbook positions economic diplomacy as a multidisciplinary field and presents state of the art research relevant to policy makers and academia around the globe focusing on four themes: the role of economic diplomats, the impact and evaluation of economic diplomacy, politics and trade and emerging markets. It offers academic, business and policy perspectives taking stock of knowledge produced with qualitative and quantitative research on Northern America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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  7. Cities and Sustainable Technology Transitions

    Cities and Sustainable Technology Transitions

    Edited by Marina van Geenhuizen, J. Adam Holbrook, Mozhdeh Taheri
    This enlightening book elucidates the leadership challenges of various cities in emerging transitions towards higher levels of sustainability. It examines elements of three socio-technical systems, energy, transport and healthcare, while addressing technology invention, commercialization, mass-production and adoption. The book breaks new ground in the analysis of topical issues such as local ‘cradle’ conditions, incentive schemes, niche-development, living labs, impact bonds, grass-roots intermediation and adaptive policy making. It offers a broad coverage of global systems of cities, with a particular focus on Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, China, Korea, Japan, the US and Canada. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  8. Governance and Political Entrepreneurship in Europe

    Governance and Political Entrepreneurship in Europe

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Charlotte Silander, Daniel Silander
    The economic crisis has had severe and negative impacts on the EU over the last decade. This book focuses on a neglected dimension by examining European political entrepreneurship in times of economic crisis with particular emphasis on EU member-states, institutions and policies. The main focus is on the role that the political entrepreneur can play in promoting entrepreneurship and growth. It is argued that the political entrepreneur and political entrepreneurship can positively influence the conditions for entrepreneurial activity and business. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  9. European Citizenship in Perspective

    European Citizenship in Perspective

    Edited by Jan van der Harst, Gerhard Hoogers, Gerrit Voerman
    Civil, economic, political and social rights are at the centre of the concept of European citizenship. In this volume, the focus is on the political-constitutional dimension of European citizen­ship, which is discussed from the perspective of several disciplines – history, constitutional law and political science. It provides a multi-faceted account of the evolution of European citizenship and its institutionalization, explaining why certain rights came into existence at a certain time and focussing on several key actors involved, such as the European Court of Justice. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  10. Handbook on the Politics of Higher Education

    Handbook on the Politics of Higher Education

    Edited by Brendan Cantwell, Hamish Coates, Roger King
    Understanding the politics of Higher Education is becoming more important as the sector is increasingly recognised as a vital source of innovation, skills, economic prosperity, and personal wellbeing. Yet key political differences remain over such issues as who should pay for higher education, how should it be accountable, and how we measure its quality and productivity. Particularly, are states or markets the key in helping to address such matters. The Handbook provides framing perspectives and perspectives, chapters on funding, governance and regulation, and pieces on the political economy of higher education and on the increased role of external stakeholders and indicators. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 310.00   Web: $ 279.00
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  11. Ministers, Minders and Mandarins

    Ministers, Minders and Mandarins

    Edited by Richard Shaw, Chris Eichbaum
    Ministers, Minders and Mandarins collects the leading academics in the field to rigorously assess the impact and consequences of political advisers in parliamentary democracies. The 10 contemporary and original case studies focus on issues of tension, trust and tradition, and are written in an accessible and engaging style. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  12. Defining Landscape Democracy

    Defining Landscape Democracy

    Edited by Shelley Egoz, Karsten Jørgensen, Deni Ruggeri
    This stimulating book explores theories, conceptual frameworks, and cultural approaches with the purpose of uncovering a cross-cultural understanding of landscape democracy, a concept at the intersection of landscape, democracy and spatial justice. The authors of Defining Landscape Democracy address a number of questions that are critical to the contemporary discourse on the right to landscape: Why is democracy relevant to landscape? How do we democratise landscape? How might we achieve landscape and spatial justice? Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  13. Making a 21st Century Constitution

    Making a 21st Century Constitution

    Frank Vibert
    Democratic constitutions are increasingly unfit for purpose with governments facing increased pressures from populists and distrust from citizens. The only way to truly solve these problems is through reform. Within this important book, Frank Vibert sets out the key challenges to reform, the ways in which constitutions should be revitalised and provides the standards against which reform should be measured. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  14. The Evaluation of Complex Infrastructure Projects

    The Evaluation of Complex Infrastructure Projects

    Lasse Gerrits, Stefan Verweij
    Infrastructure projects are notoriously hard to manage so it is important that society learns from the successes and mistakes made over time. However, most evaluation methods run into a conundrum: either they cover a large number of projects but have little to say about their details, or they focus on detailed single-case studies with little in terms of applicability elsewhere. This book presents Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) as an alternative evaluation method that solves the conundrum to enhance learning. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  15. Human Capital and Development

    Human Capital and Development

    Ju-Ho Lee, Hyeok Jeong, Song Chang Hong
    During recent decades, Korea has been one of only a handful of countries that have made the successful transformation to become a developed nation by simultaneously achieving persistent economic growth combined with a democratic political system. Experts and political leaders worldwide have attributed this achievement to investments in people or, in other words, the power of education. Whilst numerous books have highlighted the role of industrial policies, technological growth, and international trade in Korea’s development process, this is one of the first to focus on the role of human capital. It shows how the accumulation of human capital aided transformation and helps explain the policies, strategies and challenges that Korea faces now and in the future. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  16. Solidarity in EU Law

    Solidarity in EU Law

    Edited by Andrea Biondi, Eglė Dagilytė, Esin Küçük
    The European Union has evolved from a purely economic organisation to a multi-faceted entity with political, social and human rights dimensions. This has created an environment in which the concept of solidarity is gaining a more substantial role in shaping the EU legal order. This book provides both a retrospective assessment and an outlook on the future possibilities of solidarity’s practical and theoretical meaning and legal enforcement in the ever-changing Union. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  17. Sustainable Development Goals

    Sustainable Development Goals

    Edited by Duncan French, Louis J. Kotzé
    Building on the previously established Millennium Development Goals, which ran from 2000-2015, the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide the UN with a roadmap for development until 2030. This topical book explores the associated legal and normative implications of these SDGs, which in themselves are not legally binding. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  18. A World History of Political Thought

    A World History of Political Thought

    J. Babb
    A World History of Political Thought is an outstanding and innovative work with profound significance for the study of the history of political thought, providing a wide-ranging, detailed and global overview of political thought from 600 BC to the 21st century. Treating both western and non-western systems of political thought as equal and placing them as they should be; side by side. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 190.00   Web: $ 171.00
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  19. De-Centering State Making

    De-Centering State Making

    Edited by Jens Bartelson, Martin Hall, Jan Teorell
    Bridging the gap between international relations and comparative politics, this book transposes Eurocentric theories and narratives of state-making to new historical and geographical contexts in order to probe their scope conditions. In doing this, the authors question received explanations of the historical origins and geographical limits of state-making, questioning the unilinear view of the emergence of the modern state and the international system. Theoretically and methodologically eclectic, the volume explores a range of empirical cases not often discussed in the literature. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  20. Outsourcing the Law

    Outsourcing the Law

    Pauline Westerman
    Not only can services such as cleaning and catering be outsourced, but also governmental tasks such as making, applying and enforcing the law. Outsourcing the law is usually recommended for its cost-efficiency, flexibility, higher rates of compliance and its promise of deregulation. However, lawmaking is not the same as cleaning and rules are more than just tools to achieve aims. In this timely book, Pauline Westerman analyses this outsourcing from a philosophical perspective. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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