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VSB06-003 Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Issues in Expropriation
  Frances Plimmer/ 9781138811607/ Price:¢G 130.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Issues in Expropriation reviews the contemporary major issues involving expropriation (eminent domain/compulsory purchase) in an international context. Expropriation is a right reserved to all governments, and, thus, it has an impact on all societies. This book, the first of its kind, considers the essential issues from the point of view of both developing and developed countries, and their needs for major infrastructure projects. The content covers major issues, principles and policies and includes the experiences of and examples from different countries and regions, including Australia, Asia, China, Europe, India and the USA. Rather than providing an in-depth examination of individual countries¡¦ legal systems, the book focuses on international issues, and also provides a reflection on how national experiences can be related to global needs. Key themes include: ¡ENature and quantum of compensation ¡ELand rights and the acquisition of traditional land rights ¡EIssues surrounding ¡¥public interest¡¦ ¡EAlternatives to expropriation ¡EThe future: ¡§good practice¡¨, debate and reform. This handbook is an essential resource for students and researchers in the areas of land policy, land law, property law and rights, and international development.
   
VSB06-003 The Routledge Handbook of Ethics and Public Policy
  Annabelle Lever/ 9781138201279/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
What does it mean to do public policy ethics today? How should philosophers engage with ethical issues in policy-making when policy decisions are circumscribed by political and pragmatic concerns? How do ethical issues in public policy differ between areas such as foreign policy, criminal justice, or environmental policy? The Routledge Handbook of Ethics and Public Policy addresses all these questions and more, and is the first handbook of its kind. It is comprised of 41 chapters written by leading international contributors, and is organised into four clear sections covering the following key topics: ¡EMethodology: philosophical approaches to public policy, ethical expertise, knowledge, and public policy ¡EDemocracy and public policy: identity, integration and inclusion: voting, linguistic policy, discrimination, youth policy, religious toleration, and the family ¡EPublic goods: defence and foreign policy, development and climate change, surveillance and internal security, ethics of welfare, healthcare and fair trade, sovereignty and territorial boundaries, and the ethics of nudging ¡EPublic policy challenges: criminal justice, policing, taxation, poverty, disability, reparation, and ethics of death policies. The Routledge Handbook of Ethics and Public Policy is essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, politics, and social policy. It will be equally useful to those in related disciplines, such as economics and law, or professional fields, such as business administration or policy-making in general.
   
VSB06-003 The Routledge Handbook of International Local Government
  Richard Kerley/ 9781138234727/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of International Local Government conducts a rigorous, innovative and distinctive analysis of local government within a comparative, international context. Examining the subject matter with unrivalled breadth and depth, this handbook shows how different cultures and countries develop different institutions, structures and processes over time, yet that all have some features in common ¡V the most obvious of which is the recognition that some decisions are better made, some services better delivered, and some engagement with the state better organised if there is structured organisational expression of the importance of the local dimension of all these factors . Thematically organised, it includes contributions from international experts with reference to the wider context in terms of geographies, local government modes, recent developments and possible further lines of research. It has a wide academic appeal internationally and will steer a course between the two dimensions of mono-jurisdictional studies and ¡¥cataloguing¡¦ forms of comparison. The Routledge Handbook of International Local Government will be essential reading and an authoritative reference for scholars, students, researchers and practitioners involved in, and actively concerned about, research on local government.
   
VB06-38 Mathematical Approaches to Understanding Democracy: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Alberto Arteta/ 9781522575580/ Price:US$ 165.00
 
MThe democratic system is understood and accepted as the fairest form of government in Western countries. Nevertheless, citizens tend to critique their democratically elected rulers. Mathematical Approaches to Understanding Democracy: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference source that provides an analysis on the global political systems and provides insight on how to optimize government capabilities, citizen engagement, and educational systems. Using statistical concepts, it proposes algorithmic solutions to detect problems and provide improvement on democratic and non-democratic societies. Featuring research on topics such as political negligence, voter knowledge, political corruption, and democratic training, this book is ideally designed for governmental officials, policymakers, educators, statisticians, academicians, and researchers. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EDemocratic Training ¡EEducational Democracy ¡EEducational Models ¡EGovernment ¡EOptimal Decisions ¡EPolitical Corruption ¡EPolitical Negligence ¡EPolitical Training ¡EPrivate Interest ¡ESystem Vulnerabilities ¡EVoter Knowledge
   
VB06-37 Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Government and Society
  Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A./ 9781522576617/ Price:US$ 275.00
 
Book Cover Governments must continuously update policies, laws, and legislation as the world continues to rapidly evolve due to technologies and changing cultural perspectives. To streamline policy creation and implementation, governments seek new and efficient methods to ensure their citizens¡¦ and communities¡¦ safety while also encouraging citizen participation. Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Government and Society provides research on emerging methodologies in effective governing including sections on public sector management and socioeconomic development. While highlighting the challenges facing government officials and law enforcement such as crisis response and natural disaster management, this book shows how technology use can make those areas of government more efficient and improve preventative measures. This book is an ideal resource for law enforcement, government officials and agencies, policymakers, public servants, citizen activists, researchers, and political leaders seeking cutting-edge information to strengthen their government¡¦s relationship with society and their constituents while also strengthening their policy measures through new technology and methods. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡ECitizen Participation ¡ECrisis Response ¡EDisaster Management ¡EGender and Politics ¡EGovernment ¡EPublic Sector Management ¡ERegional Development ¡ESocioeconomic Development ¡ESociology ¡EUrban Development
   
VB06-36 Private Sector Innovations and Technological Growth in the MENA Region
  Maryam Ebrahimi/ 9781522570868/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Technological development is achievable only when a country has the ability to systematically design and introduce its own new technologies. In spite of the variety of studies regarding technology management, there is still a lack of studies concerning the principle concepts of technology management in the Middle Eastern/North African (MENA) region¡¦s firms. The generally low level of ICT diffusion in most of the region¡¦s countries widens the gap between MENA countries and the modern world. Private Sector Innovations and Technological Growth in the MENA Region provides innovative insights into investments made for the digital transformation of major cities in the region that have the potential to become a significant driver for economic development and job creation. Highlighting topics such as strategic planning, risk analysis, and customer loyalty, this publication is designed for policymakers, economists, academicians, researchers, business professionals, and students interested in the use of ICT integration for the advancement of the MENA region. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAgent-Based Modeling ¡EBusiness Networks ¡EConceptual Framework ¡ECustomer Loyalty ¡EDynamic Modeling ¡EPerformance Measurement Tools ¡EPolicymaking ¡ERisk Analysis ¡EStrategic Planning ¡ETelecommunications
   
VB06-35 Multi-Level Governance in Developing Economies
  Tugba Ucma Uysal/ 9781522555476/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Effective governance is vital for all nations and can be made easier with advanced technology and communication. Through various collaborative efforts and processes, developing nations can enhance their economies with multi-level governance. Multi-Level Governance in Developing Economies is a collection of innovative research on the applications and theories of multi-level governance in the developing world. It illustrates the practical side of multi-level governance by emphasizing special policies such as immigration, innovation, climate, local government, and construction. While highlighting topics including Europeanization, politics of the developing world, and immigration policies, this book is ideally designed for academicians, policymakers, government officials, and individuals seeking current research on the usage and impact of multi-level governance in emerging economies. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡ECommunication Technologies ¡EDecentralization ¡EEuropeanization ¡EInformation Technologies ¡ELocal Government ¡EMulticulturalism ¡EParticipatory Democracy ¡EPolitical Participation ¡EPublic Administration ¡EPublic Services ¡EUrban Regeneration
   
VB06-34 Security Frameworks in Contemporary Electronic Government
  Ryma Abassi/ 9781522559849/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Global change and advancing technology have transformed the government sector with the use of information and communication technology to improve service delivery. The use of such technologies in electronic and mobile government services raises issues relating to security, privacy, and data protection. Security Frameworks in Contemporary Electronic Government is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the application of special security requirements in electronic government transactions. While highlighting topics such as digital environments, public service delivery, and cybercrime, this publication explores the difficulties and challenges faced in implementing e-government technologies, as well as the different aspects of security in e-government. This book is ideally designed for policymakers, software developers, IT specialists, government officials, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on secure environments in electronic and mobile government. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡ECorruption ¡ECybercrime ¡EDigital Environments ¡EInformation Centric Networking ¡EMobile Government ¡EPrivacy and Security Frameworks ¡EPublic Service Delivery ¡ESocial Marketing ¡ESocio-Technical Environments ¡ETrust and Reputation
   
VB06-33 Optimizing Regional Development Through Transformative Urbanization
  Umar G. Benna/ 9781522554486/ Price:US$ 215.00
 
Book Cover Assisted by globalization and the rapid application of advanced technologies, the transformative power of urbanization is being felt around the world. The scale and the speed of existing and projected urbanization poses several challenges to researchers in multiple disciplines, such as computer science, engineering, and the social sciences. Optimizing Regional Development Through Transformative Urbanization provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of applications within urban growth interventions. It also explores the strategies for new urban development tools such as the rise of new platforms for digital activities, concepts of sharing economy, collaborative economy, crowdsourcing, and crowdfunding. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as cryptocurrencies, public-private partnership, and urban governance, this book is a vital reference for city development planners, decision makers, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and professionals seeking current research on the delivery of transformative urbanization changes. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EBlockchain Technology ¡ECity-Region Development ¡ECryptocurrencies ¡EEconomic Growth ¡EKnowledge-Based Development ¡EPublic-Private Partnership ¡ESustainable Cities ¡EUrban Governance ¡EUrban Growth
   
VB06-32 Strategic Management and Innovative Applications of E-Government
  Andreea Molnar/ 9781522562047/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Effective administration of government and governmental organizations is a crucial part of achieving success in those organizations. With the widespread knowledge and use of e-government, the intent and evaluation of its services continue to focus on meeting the needs and satisfaction of its citizens. Strategic Management and Innovative Applications of E-Government is a pivotal reference source that provides organizational and managerial directions, applications, and theoretical and philosophical discussions on current issues relating to the practice of electronic government. While highlighting topics such as citizen trust in government and smart government, this publication explores electronic government technology adoption, as well as the methods of government social media practices. This book is a vital reference source for policy makers, IT specialists, government professionals, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students seeking current research on e-government applications. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡ECollaboration Support ¡EDigital Divide ¡EDigital Infrastructure ¡EDigital Transformation ¡EGovernment 2.0 ¡EInformation Extraction ¡EInformation System Usage ¡EPublic Services ¡ETransparency
   
VB06-31 Emergency and Disaster Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 3-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association./ 9781522561958/ Price:US$ 2450.00
 
Book Cover In a world of earthquakes, tsunamis, and terrorist attacks, emergency response plans are crucial to solving problems, overcoming challenges, and restoring and improving communities that have been affected by these catastrophic events. Although the necessity for quick and efficient aid is understood, researchers and professionals continue to strive for the best practices and methodologies to properly handle such significant events. Emergency and Disaster Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source for the latest research on the theoretical and practical components of initiating crisis management and emergency response. Highlighting a range of topics such as preparedness and assessment, aid and relief, and the integration of smart technologies, this multi-volume book is designed for emergency professionals, policy makers, practitioners, academicians, and researchers interested in all aspects of disaster, crisis, and emergency studies. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EContingency Disaster Planning ¡ECrisis Education and Training ¡ECrisis Management ¡EDisaster Relief ¡EEmergency Response ¡EEnvironmental Disasters and Hazards ¡ENatural Disasters ¡EPublic Safety ¡EVulnerability Assessment
   
SB06-478 Public Performance Budgeting: Principles and Practice
  Elaine Yi Lu/ 9781138695979/ Price:¢G 32.99
 
   
SB06-478 Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy
  Christopher J. Koliba/ 9781138286108/ Price:¢G 64.99
 
   
SB06-477 The Public Administration Profession: Policy, Management, and Ethics
  Bradley S. Chilton/ 9780815353447/ Price:¢G 74.99
 
   
SB06-476 Co-Production and Public Service Management: Citizenship, Governance and Public Services Management
  Victor Pestoff/ 9780815395041/ Price:¢G 105.00
 
   
SB06-476 Running the Government: Public Administration and Governance in Global Context
  Salvatore Schiavo-Campo/ 9781138092068/ Price:¢G 49.99
 
   
SB06-476 Building Democracy and International Governance
  George M. Guess/ 9781138574731/ Price:¢G 37.99
 
   
SB06-476 Public Sector Accounting, Accountability and Governance: Globalising the Experiences of Australia and New Zealand
  Robyn Pilcher/ 9781138563384/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
Illustrated Handbook of Public Administration and Policy
  / 9781680943528/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Explores current and upcoming changes domestically and internationally against the backdrop of public administration fundamentals. Provides assessment of national strategies for reform in public administration and policy, how these strategies have fared in implementation; and what challenges must be overcome to achieve real and sustainable progress.
   
VSB06-002 The Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy
  Zahariadis, Nikolaos/ 9781138927339/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy provides an in-depth and systematic understanding of EU policies. It covers theoretical approaches on the policy process and the various stages of public policy formulation and decision making, and discusses key questions of contemporary European governance. The handbook introduces major concepts, trends, and methodologies in a variety of comparative settings thereby providing the first systematic effort to include theoretical and substantive analyses of European public policies in a single volume. The handbook is divided into four sections: ¡EConcepts and approaches in EU policymaking; ¡ESubstantive policies of the EU, including economic and social, fiscal and monetary, areas of freedom, security, and justice, and external policies; ¡EElements of the policy cycle; ¡EThemes ranging from crisis and resistance to controversies in education. This handbook will be an essential reference for students and scholars of the European Union, public policy, social policy, and more broadly for European and comparative politics.
   
VB06-30 Handbook of Research on Urban Governance and Management in the Developing World
  Joshua Mugambwa/ 9781522541653/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
Book Cover With the emphasis on market-led development initiatives, sustainable urbanization is a challenge, especially in growing nations. Regional administrative efforts are crucial for cities to meet the planned city operations and specific targets and objectives. The Handbook of Research on Urban Governance and Management in the Developing World is a research publication that explores contemporary issues in regional political and administrative practices and key challenges in implementing these strategies in growing nations. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics such as urban and regional economics, supply chain management, and environmental concerns, this book is geared toward city development planners, policy makers, researchers, academics, and students seeking current and relevant research on the regional bureaucracy and its practices and how they affect growing nations. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EDevelopmental Governments ¡EEnvironmental Concerns ¡EHospitality and Tourism ¡EHousing Management ¡EPrivatization ¡ERegional Economics ¡ESupply Chain Management ¡EUrban Management
   
VB06-29 Innovative Perspectives on Public Administration in the Digital Age
  Aroon P. Manoharan/ 9781522559665/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover As governments worldwide are entering the digital age, there are increasing expectations from citizens and stakeholders for a more responsive, efficient, and open government. Innovations in information technology and web technologies can facilitate these changes. Innovative Perspectives on Public Administration in the Digital Age is a critical scholarly resource that examines the prevalence of e-government and the advancements of information systems to facilitate a government that is more open and accessible to citizens and businesses. Highlighting coverage on a broad range of topics such as online civic engagement, e-petition, and privacy and security, this publication is geared toward academicians, practitioners, and government officials seeking current and relevant research on the use of online and technological systems for the advancement of government and public policy. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAccessibility Issues ¡EE-Petition ¡EElectronic Voting ¡EOnline Civic Engagement ¡EOnline Political Activism ¡EPrivacy and Security ¡EWeb 2.0
   
VB06-28 New Approaches, Methods, and Tools in Urban E-Planning
  Carlos Nunes Silva/ 9781522559993/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover Recent advances in information and communication technologies have enhanced the standards of metropolitan planning and development. With the increase in mobile communication, this will help to deliver innovative new services and apps in the field of urban e-planning. New Approaches, Methods, and Tools in Urban E-Planning is a key resource for the latest academic research on recent innovations in urban e-planning, citizen e-participation, the use of social media, and new forms of data collection and idea generation for urban planning. Presenting broad coverage among a variety of pertinent views and themes such as ethnography, e-consultation, and civic engagement, this book is ideally designed for planners, policymakers, researchers, and graduate students interested in how recent technological advancements are enhancing the traditional practices in e-planning. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡ECivic Engagement ¡ECollaborative Mapping ¡EE-Participation ¡EE-Planning Theory ¡EEthnography ¡EPublic Policy ¡ESmart Cities ¡ESustainability ¡EUrban E-Planning Pedagogy
   
VB06-27 Optimizing E-Participation Initiatives Through Social Media
  Laura Alcaide-Munoz/ 9781522553267/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover As technology and social media tools become more integrated into society, they provide important frameworks for online government and community collaboration. Optimizing E-Participation Initiatives Through Social Media provides emerging research on the role of online web technologies in promoting citizen and community involvement in public affairs. While highlighting topics such as online transaction, participatory design, and e-polling, this publication explores the use of Web 2.0 by governments to create more affordable, participatory, and transparent public-sector management models. This book is an important resource for academicians, practitioners, and researchers seeking current research on online public involvement in government policy decision making. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EDeveloping Countries ¡EE-Government ¡EE-Polling ¡EE-Voting ¡EOnline Discourse ¡EOnline Security ¡EOnline Transaction ¡EParticipatory Design ¡EPopulism
   
VB06-26 Financial Sustainability and Intergenerational Equity in Local Governments
  Manuel Pedro Rodriguez Bolivar/ 9781522537137/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover Due to the mortgage crisis of 2008, laws aimed at achieving budgetary and financial stability were enacted. The concept of ?nancial sustainability has been linked to the need of rendering public services without compromising the ability to do so in the future. Financial Sustainability and Intergenerational Equity in Local Governments is a critical scholarly resource that analyzes the financial sustainability of local governments with the aim of ensuring equality and intergenerational equity. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as intergenerational equity, public policies, and sustainability management, this book is geared towards government officials, managers, academicians, practitioners, students, and researchers seeking current research on identifying public policies to ensure financial balance. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EFinancial Sustainability in Public Administration ¡EFiscal Autonomy of Sub-Central Governments ¡EFiscal Decentralization ¡EIntergenerational Equity ¡EPublic Policies ¡EPublic Sector Planning and Budgeting ¡ESustainability Management
   
VB06-24 Handbook of Research on Modernization and Accountability in Public Sector Management
  Graca Maria do Carmo Azevedo/ 9781522537311/ Price:US$ 285.00
 
Book Cover The effects of recent economic and financial crises have reached an international scale. A number of different nations have experienced the fallout of these events, calling into question issues of accountability and reform in public management. The Handbook of Research on Modernization and Accountability in Public Sector Management is an essential scholarly publication that focuses on responsibility within public sector institutions and the importance of these institutions being ethical, transparent, and rigorous. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as corporate social responsibility, e-government, and financial accountability, this publication is geared toward regulatory authorities, researchers, managers, and professionals working in the public domain. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAccounting Regulations ¡ECorporate Social Responsibility ¡EE-Government ¡EElectronic Procurement ¡EFinancial Accountability ¡EPerformance Audits ¡ERisk Management
   
VB06-23 Technology and the New Generation of Active Citizens: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Beneventi, Paolo/ 9781522537700/ Price:US$ 135.00
 
Book Cover New media forums have created a unique opportunity for citizens to participate in a variety of social and political contexts. The public is able to interact more effectively in activities within their communities as new technologies are being created and utilized. Technology and the New Generation of Active Citizens: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on the use of information and communication technologies for active citizen engagement. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as digital competence framework, multimedia, and social media, this publication is an ideal resource for professionals, consultants, university teachers, practitioners, community organizers, government administrators, citizens, and activists. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EData Literacy ¡EDigital Competence Framework ¡EDigital Culture ¡EDigital Language ¡EDigital Natives ¡EMultimedia ¡EPolitical Change ¡ESocial Media ¡EYouth Engagement
   
VB06-22 Proliferation of Open Government Initiatives and Systems
  Kok,Ayse/ 9781522549871/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover As is true in most aspects of daily life, the expansion of government in the modern era has included a move to a technologically-based system. A method of evaluation for such online governing systems is necessary for effective political management worldwide. Proliferation of Open Government Initiatives and Systems is an essential scholarly publication that analyzes open government data initiatives to evaluate the impact and value of such structures. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics including collaborative governance, civic responsibility, and public financial management, this publication is geared toward academicians and researchers seeking current, relevant research on the evaluation of open government data initiatives. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EBureaucratic Secrecy ¡ECivic Responsibility ¡ECollaborative Governance ¡EData Transparency ¡EOpen Data Policy ¡EProspects and Challenges of E-Government ¡EPublic Financial Management
   
VB06-21 Examining the Private Sector's Role in Wealth Creation and Poverty Reduction
  Hipsher, Scott A./ 9781522531173/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover The private sector is a vital factor in creating the wealth and economic growth needed to reduce poverty in a significant and sustainable manner. However, there are many obstacles preventing private sector firms from engaging in business where poverty is widespread. Examining the Private Sector¡¦s Role in Wealth Creation and Poverty Reduction explores poverty alleviation in developing economies through the creation of livelihood options developed by private sector activities. Examining relevant topics such as corporate social responsibility (CSR) frameworks, multinational enterprises, and responsible tourism, this publication is an ideal resource for private sector firms, researchers, academicians, professionals, and students interested in wealth creation in areas of extreme poverty. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡ECorporate Social Responsibility ¡ECSR Framework ¡EDomestic and International Labor Migration ¡EForeign Direct Investment ¡EMultinational Enterprises ¡EPoverty Reduction ¡EPrivate Sector ¡EResponsible Tourism ¡EWealth Creation
   
VB06-20 Positioning Markets and Governments in Public Management
  Levine, Helisse/ 9781522541776/ Price:US$ 215.00
 
Book Cover States and markets are integrated segments of government that rely on one another for efficient operation. Research on the workings and happenings among these two entities is essential to ensure optimal functioning of public management and the political economy. Positioning Markets and Governments in Public Management is an advanced reference publication featuring the latest scholarly research on modern-day issues within political economy. Including coverage on a range of topics such as public policy, healthcare, and immigration, this book is ideally designed for professionals, researchers, and students interested in research and frameworks concerning governments and markets. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EBureaucratic Organizations ¡EEducation ¡EHealthcare ¡EImmigration ¡ENonprofit Organizations ¡EPublic Policy ¡EPublic Sector ¡ESocial Equity
   
VB06-19 Urbanization and Its Impact on Socio-Economic Growth in Developing Regions
  Benna, Umar/ 9781522526599/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover The social and economic systems of any country are influenced by a range of factors. As the global population grows in developing nations, it has become essential to examine the effects of urbanization. Urbanization and Its Impact on Socio-Economic Growth in Developing Regions is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on the role of urban growth on the socio-economic infrastructures in developing regions. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as job creation, sustainability, and transportation planning, this publication is an ideal resource for city development planners, decision-makers, researchers, academics, and students interested in emerging perspectives on socio-economic development. Topics Covered ¡EElectric Power ¡EForeign Direct Investment ¡EJob Creation ¡EPoverty ¡ESustainability ¡ETourism ¡ETransportation Planning ¡EUrban Land Use Conflicts
   
VB06-18 Smart Technologies for Emergency Response and Disaster Management
  Liu, Zhi/ 9781522525752/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover Disaster management is an imperative area of concern for society on a global scale. Understanding how to best utilize information and communication technology to help manage emergency and disaster situations will lead to more effective advances and innovations in this important field. Smart Technologies for Emergency Response and Disaster Management is a pivotal reference source that overviews current difficulties, challenges, and solutions that technology must adapt to in crisis situations. Highlighting pertinent topics such as network recovery, evacuation design, sensing technologies, and video technology, this publication is ideal for engineers, professionals, academicians, and researchers interested in discovering more about emerging technologies in crisis management. Topics Covered ¡ECyber-physical systems ¡EEvacuation Design ¡EIntelligent Transport ¡ENetwork Recovery ¡ESensing Technology ¡ESocial networks ¡EVehicle Networks ¡EVideo Technology ¡EWireless sensor networks
   
SB06-478 Hybridity in the Governance and Delivery of Public Services
  Andrea Bonomi Savignon/ 9781787437708/ Price:¢G 72.95
 
   
SB06-478 Social Media Use In Crisis and Risk Communication: Emergencies, Concerns and Awareness
  Harald Hornmoen/ 9781787562721/ Price:¢G 20.00
 
   
SB06-477 The Next Public Administration: Debates and Dilemmas.
  Peters, B. G./ 9781446252895/ Price:¢G 27.99
 
   
SB06-476 Creating 21st Century Abundance through Public Policy Innovation: Moving Beyond Business as Usual
  William Sarni/ 9781783537518/ Price:¢G 29.99
 
   
SB06-476 Community Development and Public Administration Theory: Promoting Democratic Principles to Improve Communities
  Ashley E. Nickels/ 9781138304734/ Price:¢G 105.00
 
   
SB06-476 Intergovernmental Relations in Transition: Reflections and Directions
  Carl W. Stenberg/ 9780815396437/ Price:¢G 41.99
 
   
SB06-476 Action Research in Policy Analysis: Critical and Relational Approaches to Sustainability Transitions.
  Koen P.R. Bartels/ 9781138553828/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB06-476 Qualitative Inquiry in the Public Sphere
  Norman K. Denzin/ 9781138309517/ Price:¢G 35.99
 
   
SB06-476 Co-Production and Co-Creation: Engaging Citizens in Public Services
  Taco Brandsen/ 9781138700116/ Price:¢G 120.00
 
   
SB06-476 Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities
  James S. Bowman/ 9781138578197/ Price:¢G 54.99
 
   
SB06-474 Geography of Innovation: New Trends and Implication for Public Policy Renewal
  Nadine Massard/ 9781138209145/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB06-474 Cities and Sustainable Technology Transitions: Leadership, Innovation and Adoption
  Marina van Geenhuizen/ 9781783476763/ Price:¢G 110.00
 
   
SB06-472 Illustrated Dictionary of Disaster Management.
  / 9781984600547/ Price:US$ 95.00
 
Book Cover This illustrated dictionary provides concise definitions and explanations of disaster related terminology together with state-of-the-art scientific and practical terms, presented in an easy-to-use, A-Z order with pictures and figures as well as examples are given to clarify the terms. A perfect tool for understanding of disaster related terminology for Higher Secondary to Undergraduate students and improving their spelling and grammar.
   
SB06-470 Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management.
  Nizar Alrabadi/ 9781682504406/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover Achieving the necessary standard of public administration requires reforms in many areas of policy and administration. When planned and implemented on a fragmented and ad hoc basis, reforms may not transform the governance system and overall functioning of public administration as expected. Achieving results requires the Government to steer and co-ordinate the implementation of an overall reform vision and prioritized objectives. This book is a critical appreciation of empirical research about public administration. It is a critique of the methods used in measurement practices, data collection, and confidence in findings.
   
SB06-470 Theories and Practices in Public Administration.
  Kesang Wangchuk/ 9781682504390/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover Recent globalization trends, the computer and communications revolution, easy movement across borders of professional and technical personnel, data, information and technology, have had a significant impact on the practice of public administration. This work is intended to provide an overview and a comparative perspective on public administration in developing countries and particularly, the evolution of administrative problems, practices and strategies. This Book will appeal to public administration professionals, training and research institutions, and those interested in public administration systems and dynamics.
   
SB06-470 Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction. (With DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680947229/ Price:US$ 125.00
 
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SB06-470 3GE Collection on Political Science: E-Government.
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680959543/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover This text provides selected examples of current developments from various countries in terms of technology, applications and services, and various real world m-government examples. Provides an understanding on contemporary experiences on technological, societal and legal setups of e-Government implementation in emerging economies. Covering such issues as e-government adoption and diffusion; social and performance issues of e-government; and information security, privacy, and policy, this book is an essential resource to any library collection.
   
SB06-470 Sustainable Development for Public Administration.
  Ms. Adila Kokab/ 9781773610733/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover This book examines the sustainability agenda of development as it applies to the principles and practices of public administration. The book is meant to be an introductory text for undergraduates who seek to incorporate issues of sustainable development into their practice of public administration. Some of the key issues raised in the book may be relevant to professionals who are already in the field and adjusting to the sustainability agenda.
   
SB06-470 Qualitative Research Approaches for Public Administration.
  Ms. Adila Kokab/ 9781773610740/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover This book highlights the various approaches, tools and techniques that are used in a qualitative way in order to support the work of public administrators. The book is divided into ten chapters, which are thematically arranged in order to encapsulate the principal aspects of this type of research paradigm, invaluable to support those who take an interest in research for purposes of supporting the work of government and non-governmental agencies. It is also relevant to public administrators in as far as it gives them an insight into how and why the data, which they use in their work, is collected.
   
SB06-470 Best Practices in E-Governance.
  Chester Alexis C. Buama/ 9781773611280/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Seeing how the technology has advanced and the importance it has in each and every-one of our lives, it has become evident that the government policies must develop alongside it. Thus came the creation of e- governances. It is now an innovative way of leading and it soon turned into a healthy competition within states to see which could come up with the best policies to keep balances and bring development. . In this book there will be everything explained in detailed information, as the book contains ten chapters correspondent to each key factor or state.
   
SB06-470 The Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on Public Policy.
  Chester Alexis C. Buama/ 9781773611327/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover The recent global financial crisis of 2007-08 was the first in recent history that was triggered by problems in the financial system of the mature economies. Exploring the consequences of the global financial crisis, this text focuses primarily on the impact on policy and politics, using the conceptual framework of complex systems. This unique book investigates why this is the case and its ramifications for the global economy from a multidisciplinary perspective.
   
SB06-467 The Next Public Administration: Debates and Dilemmas.
  Peters, B. G./ 9781446252833/ Price:¢G 79.00
 
   
SB06-466 Biopolitical Disaster.
  Lawrence, Jennifer L./ 9781138659452/ Price:¢G 105.00
 
   
SB06-466 Institutions, Partisanship and Credibility in Global Financial Markets.
  Cho, Hye J./ 9781138214859/ Price:¢G 105.00
 
   
Policy Analysis in France
  Charlotte Halpern/ 9781447324218/ Price:¢G 90.00
 
Book Cover Policy analysis in France lays the foundation for a more systematic understanding of policy analysis in the country. In doing so, the volume discusses the role of the State and its restructuring, processes of government and governance, and State-Society relationships and policies as both a process and an outcome. Through 18 chapters contributions focus on policymakers, their practices, ideas and discourses, how they engage in sustained relationships with a large variety of market and society actors, and the concrete devices they use in order to make policy objectives operational. This is a comprehensive study of policy analysis in France that will be valuable to academics and postgraduate students researching and studying a range of policy and public management areas.
   
VSB06-002 Routledge Handbook on Information Technology in Government
  Chen, Yu-Che/ 9781138925670/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
Book Cover The explosive growth in information technology has ushered in unparalleled new opportunities for advancing public service. Featuring 24 chapters from foremost experts in the field of digital government, this Handbook provides an authoritative survey of key emerging technologies, their current state of development and use in government, and insightful discussions on how they are reshaping and influencing the future of public administration. This Handbook explores: ¡EKey emerging technologies (i.e., big data, social media, Internet of Things (IOT), GIS, smart phones & mobile technologies) and their impacts on public administration ¡EThe impacts of the new technologies on the relationships between citizens and their governments with the focus on collaborative governance ¡EKey theories of IT innovations in government on the interplay between technological innovations and public administration The relationship between technology and democratic accountability and the various ways of harnessing the new technologies to advance public value ¡EKey strategies and conditions for fostering success in leveraging technological innovations for public service This Handbook will prove to be an invaluable guide and resource for students, scholars and practitioners interested in this growing field of technological innovations in government.
   
VSB06-001 The Routledge Handbook of Global Public Policy and Administration
  Klassen, Thomas R./ 9781138845220/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Global Public Policy and Administration is a comprehensive leading-edge guide for students, scholars and practitioners of public policy and administration. Public policy and administration are key aspects of modern societies that affect the daily lives of all citizens. This handbook examines current trends and reforms in public policy and administration, such as financial regulation, risk management, public health, e-government and many others at the local, national and international levels. The two themes of the book are that public policy and administration have acquired an important global aspect, and that a critical role for government is the regulation of capital. The handbook is organized into three thematic sections ¡V Contemporary Challenges, Policy and Administration Responses and Forging a Resilient Public Administration ¡V to allow readers to quickly access knowledge and improve their understanding of topics. The opening chapter, introductions to sections and extensive glossary aid readers to most effectively learn from the book. Each chapter provides a balanced overview of current knowledge, identifying issues and discussing relevant debates. The book is written by authors from Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Australia.
   
VB06-9 Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development
  Schoburgh, Eris/ 9781522516453/ Price:US$ 285.00
 
Book Cover Effective governance is a crucial aspect of all modern nations. Through various collaborative efforts and processes, nations can enhance their current governance systems. The Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on the intersection between local and national politics, analyzing how this relationship affects nations¡¦ economy and administration. Highlighting theoretical foundations and real-world applications, this book is ideally designed for professionals, academics, students, and practitioners actively involved in the fields of public policy and governance. Topics Covered ¡EDecentralization ¡EDemocratic Governance ¡EFiscal Responsibility ¡EPolitical Empowerment ¡EPublic Services ¡ESubnational Finance
   
VB06-8 Handbook of Research on Citizen Engagement and Public Participation in the Era of New Media
  Adria,Marco/ 9781522510819/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
Book Cover New media forums have created a unique opportunity for citizens to participate in a variety of social and political contexts. As new social technologies are being utilized in a variety of ways, the public is able to interact more effectively in activities within their communities. The Handbook of Research on Citizen Engagement and Public Participation in the Era of New Media addresses opportunities and challenges in the theory and practice of public involvement in social media. Highlighting various communication modes and best practices being utilized in citizen-involvement activities, this book is a critical reference source for professionals, consultants, university teachers, practitioners, community organizers, government administrators, citizens, and activists. Topics Covered ¡EAudience Engagement ¡ECitizen Journalism ¡EDigital Activism ¡EPolicy Entrepreneurship ¡EPolitics ¡ESocial Media ¡EYouth Engagement
   
VB06-7 Global Perspectives on Development Administration and Cultural Change
  Afolayan, Gbenga Emmanuel/ 9781522506294/ Price:US$ 170.00
 
Book Cover As countries around the world make continuous strides in developing their economies, it has become increasingly important to evaluate the different ways culture impacts the growth of a region. Global Perspectives on Development Administration and Cultural Change investigates the impact of economic growth on different demographics throughout the world. Identifying theoretical concepts and notable topics in the areas of economic development, organizational culture, and cultural shifts, this book is an essential reference source for policymakers, development planners, international institutions, public policy analysts, administrators, researchers, and NGOs. Topics Covered ¡ECriminal Behavior ¡EEntrepreneurship Policy ¡EGlobal Business ¡EIndigenous Knowledge ¡EMigration ¡EOrganizational Culture
   
VB06-17 Driving Efficiency in Local Government Using a Collaborative Enterprise Architecture Framework: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Tiwary, Amit/ 9781522524076/ Price:US$ 120.00
 
Book Cover The overall functions of a government impact a wide range of sectors in society. It is imperative for governments to work at full capacity and potential in order to ensure quality progress for its citizens. Driving Efficiency in Local Government Using a Collaborative Enterprise Architecture Framework: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential scholarly publication for the latest research on methods for smart government initiatives and implementations, and addresses prevalent internal and external security risks. Featuring extensive coverage on a broad range of topics such as technology funds, mobile technology, and cloud computing, this book is ideally designed for professionals, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the ways in which governments can advance and prosper. Topics Covered ¡ECloud computing ¡EEnhanced Security ¡EIT Adoption ¡EMobile Technology ¡ETechnology Funds ¡EWeb services
   
VB06-16 Impacts of Faith-Based Decision Making on the Individual-Level Legislative Process: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Drenner, Karla/ 9781522523888/ Price:US$ 120.00
 
Book Cover Increased diversity and shifting social identities have created significant effects on contemporary legislative systems. These shifts have altered how legislative bodies conduct, implement, and pass various policies and bills. Impacts of Faith-Based Decision Making on the Individual-Level Legislative Process: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an innovative source of scholarly material on the religious influences of modern society on marital law. Including perspectives on topics such as same-sex marriage, religious values, and bill sponsorship, this book is ideally designed for researchers, academics, professionals, graduate students, and policy makers interested in the latest developments on legislative decision making. Topics Covered ¡EBill Sponsorship ¡EDiscrimination ¡EMorality and Ethics ¡EReligious Progressivism ¡EReligious Traditionalism ¡EReligious Values ¡ESame-Sex Marriage
   
VB06-15 Digital Media Integration for Participatory Democracy
  Luppicini, Rocci/ 9781522524632/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover Digital technology has revitalized the landscape of political affairs. As e-government continues to become more prominent in society, conducting further research in this realm is vital to promoting democratic advancements. Digital Media Integration for Participatory Democracy provides a comprehensive examination of the latest methods and trends used to engage citizens with the political world through new information and communication technologies. Highlighting innovative practices and applications across a variety of areas such as technoethics, civic literacy, virtual reality, and social networking, this book is an ideal reference source for government officials, academicians, students, and researchers interested in the enhancement of citizen engagement in modern democracies. Topics Covered ¡ECivic Literacy ¡ECivic Participation ¡EDigital Democracy ¡EInternet Politics ¡EOnline Cultural Participation ¡EParticipatory Democracy ¡ETechnoethics ¡ETransnational Activism ¡EVirtual Reality
   
VB06-13 Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Development and Innovation Within Smart Cities
  Carvalho, Luisa Cagica/ 9781522519782/ Price:US$ 235.00
 
Book Cover While the population continues to grow and expand, many people are now making their homes in cities around the globe. With this increase in city living, it is becoming vital to create intelligent urban environments that efficiently support this growth, and that simultaneous provide friendly, progressive environments to both businesses and citizens alike. The Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Development and Innovation Within Smart Cities is a comprehensive reference source that discusses social, economic, and environmental issues surrounding the evolution of smart cities. It provides insightful viewpoints on a range of topics such as entrepreneurial ecosystems, competitive tourism, city efficiency, corporate social responsibility, and smart destinations. This publication is ideal for all researchers, academics, and practitioners that wish to expand their knowledge on the emerging trends and topics involving smart cities. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡ECity Innovation ¡ECorporate Social Responsibility ¡EEntrepreneurial Development ¡EEntrepreneurship ¡EIndustry Models ¡EIntelligent Communities ¡ESmart Destination ¡ESmart Tourism
   
VB06-12 Public Sector Entrepreneurship and the Integration of Innovative Business Models
  Lewandowski, Mateusz/ 9781522522157/ Price:US$ 190.00
 
Book Cover While private, for-profit businesses have typically been the most experienced with entrepreneurship, the study of public sector business models is coming to the forefront of entrepreneurial discussions. This shift has allowed researchers and practitioners to expand on their knowledge of positive business choices and paved the way for more profitable business empires. Public Sector Entrepreneurship and the Integration of Innovative Business Models is a comprehensive source of academic research that discusses the latest entrepreneurial strategies, achievements, and challenges in public sector contexts. Highlighting relevant topics such as public management, crowdsourcing, municipal cooperation, and public sector marketing, this is an ideal resource for managers, practitioners, researchers, and professionals interested in learning more about public sector business ideals, and how these models are shaping positive entrepreneurial communities around the world. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EBusiness Solutions ¡ECrowdsourcing ¡ELeadership ¡EMultiple Value Creation System ¡EMunicipal Cooperation ¡EPublic Management ¡EPublic Sector Marketing ¡ESocial Innovations
   
VB06-11 Digital Governance and E-Government Principles Applied to Public Procurement
  Shakya, Rajesh Kumar/ 9781522522034/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover Public procurement is vulnerable on many levels. Therefore, to increase protection and improve efficiency, governments across the globe are looking to introduce electronic-based infrastructures. Digital Governance and E-Government Principles Applied to Public Procurement is an essential reference publication for the latest research on the implementation and impact of public reforms through e-Procurement. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics and perspectives, such as anti-corruption, acquisitions costs, and governance structures, this book is ideally designed for academicians, practitioners, professionals, and researchers seeking current research on the regulation of the public sector through digital approaches. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAcquisitions Costs ¡EAnti-Corruption ¡EDeveloping Nations ¡EEnterprise Resource Planning ¡EGovernance Structures ¡EGreen Public Procurement (GPP) ¡EPublic Financial Management ¡EPublic vs. Corporate Procurement
   
VB06-10 Politics, Protest, and Empowerment in Digital Spaces
  Ibrahim, Yasmin/ 9781522518624/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover With the ubiquitous nature of modern technologies, they have been inevitably integrated into various facets of society. The connectivity presented by digital platforms has transformed such innovations into tools for political and social agendas. Politics, Protest, and Empowerment in Digital Spaces is a comprehensive reference source for emerging scholarly perspectives on the use of new media technology to engage people in socially- and politically-oriented conversations and examines communication trends in these virtual environments. Highlighting relevant coverage across topics such as online free expression, political campaigning, and online blogging, this book is ideally designed for government officials, researchers, academics, graduate students, and practitioners interested in how new media is revolutionizing political and social communications. Topics Covered ¡EGender Equality ¡EMobile Technology ¡EOnline Blogging ¡EOnline Free Expression ¡EPolicy Decision-Making ¡EPolitical Campaigning ¡EPolitical Participation ¡ETransmedia Storytelling
   
SB06-479 Smart Country-Connected. Intelligent. Digital.
  Bertelsmann Stiftung/ 9783867937856/ Price:EUR 20.00
 
   
SB06-477 The Governance of Local Communities: Global Perspectives & Challenges
  Thom Reilly/ 9781536106381/ Price:US$ 230.00
 
   
SB06-477 Philosophy and Public Administration: An Introduction
  Edoardo Ongaro/ 9781784718435/ Price:¢G 85.00
 
   
SB06-477 The Transparency Fix: Secrets, Leaks, and Uncontrollable Government Information
  Mark Fenster/ 9781503601710/ Price:¢G 68.00
 
   
SB06-475 Exercising Essential Statistics.
  Berman, Evan/ 9781506348957/ Price:¢G 44.99
 
   
SB06-473 The Rise of Common Political Order: Institutions, Public Administration and Transnational Space.
  Jarle Trondal/ 9781786434999/ Price:¢G 85.00
 
   
SB06-473 Transitions to Good Governance: Creating Virtuous Circles of Anti-Corruption.
  Alina Mungiu-Pippidi/ 9781786439161/ Price:¢G 29.95
 
   
SB06-473 Public Policy in Action: Perspectives on the Policy Process.
  Victor Bekkers/ 9781781004609/ Price:¢G 29.95
 
   
SB06-468 The New Fundraisers: Who Organises Charitable Giving in Contemporary Society?
  Breeze, Beth/ 9781447325024/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
Book Cover Charitable fundraising has become ever more urgent in a time of extensive public spending cuts. However, while the identity and motivation of those who donate comes under increasingly close scrutiny, little is known about the motivation and characteristics of the ¡¥askers¡¦, despite almost every donation being solicited or prompted in some way. This is the first empirically-grounded and theorised account of the identity, characteristics and motivation of fundraisers in the UK. Based on original data collected during a 3-year study of over 1,200 fundraisers, the book argues that it is not possible to understand charitable giving without accounting for the role of fundraising.
   
SB06-467 Broken Benefits: What's Gone Wrong with Welfare Reform.
  Royston, Sam/ 9781447333265/ Price:¢G 15.00
 
Book Cover Britain is going through the most radical upheaval of the benefits system since its foundations were laid at the end of the 1940s. In Broken Benefits, Sam Royston argues that social security isn¡¦t working, and without a change in direction, it will be even less fair in the future. Drawing on original research and high-profile debates, this much-needed book provides an introductory guide to social security, correcting misunderstandings and exposing poorly understood problems. It reveals how some workers pay to take on additional hours; that those who pay national insurance contributions may get nothing in return; that some families can be paid to split apart; and that many people on the lowest incomes are seeing their retirement age rise the fastest. Broken Benefits includes real-life stories, models of household budgets, projections of benefit spending, and a free online calculator showing the impact of welfare changes on personal finances. The book presents practical ideas of how benefits should be reformed, to create a fairer, simpler and more coherent system for the future.
   
SB06-467 Understanding Housing Policy.
  Lund, Brian/ 9781447330448/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
Book Cover The 3rd edition of this bestselling textbook has been completely revised to address the range of socio-economic factors that have influenced UK housing policy in the years since the previous edition was published. The issues explored include the austerity agenda, the impact of the Coalition government¡¦s housing policies, the 2015 Conservative government¡¦s policy direction, the evolving devolution agenda and the recent focus on housing supply. The concluding chapter examines new policy ideas in the context of theoretical approaches to understanding housing policy: laissez-faire economics; social reformism; Marxist political economy; behavioural perspectives and social constructionism. Throughout the textbook, substantive themes are illustrated by boxed examples and case studies. The author focuses on principles and theory and their application in the process of constructing housing policy, ensuring that the book will be a vital resource for undergraduate and postgraduate level students of housing and planning and related social policy modules.
   
SB06-466 Cost and Optimization in Government: An Introduction to Cost Accounting, Operations Management, and Quality Control.
  Khan, Aman/ 9781420067217/ Price:¢G 63.99
 
   
SB06-463 Community Groups in Context: Local Activities and Actions.
  McCabe, Angus/ 9781447327776/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
Book Cover In the past decade community groups have been portrayed as the solution to many social problems. Yet the role of ¡¥below the regulatory radar¡¦ community action has received little research attention and thus is poorly understood in terms of both policy and practice. Focusing on self-organised community activity, this book offers the first collection of papers developing theoretical and empirically grounded knowledge of the informal, unregistered, yet largest, part of the voluntary sector. The collection includes work from leading academics, activists, policy makers and practitioners offering a new and coherent understanding of community action ¡¥below the radar¡¦. The book is part of the Third Sector Research Series which is informed by research undertaken at the Third Sector Research Centre, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Barrow Cadbury Trust.
   
SB06-463 Illustrated Handbook of Disaster Management.
  / 9781680946604/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Disaster management is defined as the organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies, in particular preparedness, response and recovery in order to lessen the impact of disasters. This illustrated handbook presents an analytical critique of the interrelated, multidisciplinary issues of preparedness, response, and recovery in anticipating and rebuilding from disasters.
   
SB06-463 Infrastructure in Africa: Lessons for Future Development.
  Ncube, Mthuli/ 9781447326649/ Price:¢G 29.99
 
Book Cover This book presents a comprehensive exploration of the state of infrastructure in Africa and provides an integrated analysis of the challenges the sector faces, based on extensive fieldwork across the continent. Contributors with a wide range of expertise challenge current policy, practice and thinking on issues including the politics of infrastructure development, social inclusion, domestic resource mobilisation and infrastructure financing. The book will be an important resource for academic researchers, students and early career development professionals as well as policymakers and NGOs engaged in dialoguing the infrastructure development options for Africa.
   
SB06-462 Fundraising Principles and Practice.
  Adrian Sargeant/ 9781119196495/ Price:US$ 79.95
 
   
SB06-460 Ethics and Public Administration.
  Cinti, Veronica/ 9781680957006/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Ethics are the rules that define moral conduct according to the ideology of a specific group. Moreover, ethics in public administration are important for good business conduct based on the needs of a specific town, state or country. Ethics provide accountability between the public and the administration. Adhering to a code of ethics ensures that the public receives what it needs in a fair manner. This book provides public administrators with a theoretical knowledge of ethical principles and a practical framework for applying them. It also gives the administration guidelines for integrity in their operations.
   
SB06-460 Public Administration and Law.
  Cinti, Veronica/ 9781680957013/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Public administration and law skillfully combines comprehensive legal information with analysis of instructive cases and practical advice. The book focuses on how constitutional doctrines regulate the main contexts in which individuals actually deal with administrators. It also examines the impact of judicial decisions on the enterprise of public administration, including general framework that controls agency rule making, adjudication, release of information, and related issues.
   
SB06-460 Fundamental Concepts of Public Administration.
  Cinti, Veronica/ 9781680957020/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover This book is an introduction to the study of public administration- the discipline as well as the profession. Major administrative concepts have been explained and related to the politico-administrative situation in the developed and developing countries. It also highlights the growing importance of public administration in the modern state with special reference to the developing nations and points out its interdisciplinary nature.
   
SB06-460 Emergency Management and Disaster Response.
  Mishra, Vikas/ 9781680958164/ Price:US$ 170.00
 
Book Cover Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Disaster response is the reaction and activity involved in helping people who have involved in some kind of catastrophe. This book discusses about emergency management and disaster response.
   
SB06-460 Disaster Management and Social Work.
  Mishra, Vikas/ 9781680958171/ Price:US$ 165.00
 
Book Cover Social workers play important roles in disaster rescue, recovery and preparation for future disasters. Disaster management is the creation of plans through which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. By highlighting a new empirically based understanding of disaster behavior, this book focuses on disaster management to a social process model that will save lives.
   
SB06-460 Urban and Regional Disaster Management.
  LILLEJORD, ANDREW/ 9781680958188/ Price:US$ 170.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the latest information on the intensity and frequency of disasters in urban and regional areas. It emphasizes the importance of urbanization for the level of risk of natural disasters and other phenomena, and highlights the need to address disaster management issues in the context of urban development planning.
   
SB06-460 Development Administration.
  MENON, SUDHA/ 9781680958836/ Price:US$ 140.00
 
Book Cover Development Administration is about projects, programs, policies and ideas which are focused at development of a nation, with the point of view of socio-economic and socio-political development of society in general, carried out by talented and skilled bureaucrats.
   
SB06-460 Public Policy.
  MENON, SUDHA/ 9781680958843/ Price:US$ 140.00
 
Book Cover Public Policy is an interdisciplinary subject connecting the theoretical and analytical tools of economics, political science, philosophy, psychology, and law with their real- world policy applications. Public policy is the principled guide to action taken by the administrative executive branches of the state with regard to a class of issues in a manner consistent with law and institutional customs. This book remains essential reading for students of public policy and policy analysis. This book offers authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science.
   
SB06-459 From Greed to Well Being: A Buddhist Approach toward Resolving Our Economic and Financial Crises.
  Magnuson, Joel/ 9781447318941/ Price:¢G 14.99
 
Despite fitful attempts over decades at reform, the global financial system seems caught in cycles of boom and bust, instability and scandal. In this timely new book, Joel Magnuson builds on the classic works of E F Schumacher, Prayudh Payutto and Sulak Sivaraksa, to provide a Buddhist economics perspective on this recurring pattern, offering new possibilities for real change. The book centres on the belief that denial, predation and delusion (Buddhism¡¦s ¡¥three poisons¡¦) are embedded within our financial institutions, perpetuating the continued widespread attachment to endless economic growth and financial accumulation that are responsible for social and ecological malaise. Arguing that mainstream economics fails to adequately address this cycle, Magnuson presents a new framework of Buddhist economics, helping readers gain a deeper understanding of current economic problems and offering a course toward genuine wellbeing.
   
SB06-457 Capital Campaigns: Strategies That Work.
  Kihlstedt, Andrea/ 9781284069235/ Price:US$ 91.95
 
Book Cover Capital Campaigns: Strategies That Work, Fourth Edition serves as an essential guide for capital campaigns of all sizes and configurations, from small start-ups to colleges and universities. Ideal for novices and experienced professionals alike, this practical, hands-on guide is now a standard reference in the field. Since the publication of the last edition, the field of fundraising has undergone a major sea change thanks to widespread use of the internet as a tool for raising capital. This thoroughly revised fourth edition has been updated in every chapter to reflect the current ways of communicating and raising money in this digital era. It offers a new chapter on social media and crowd-sourced fundraising in capital campaigns as well as a new chapter on getting your board of directors campaign-ready.
   
Understanding Housing Policy
  Brian Lund/ 9781447330431/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
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The Essential Guide to Planning Law: Decision-Making and Practice in the UK
  Adam Sheppard/ 9781447324454/ Price:¢G 65.00
 
   
Radical Solutions to the Housing Supply Crisis
  Duncan Bowie/ 9781447328490/ Price:¢G 9.99
 
Book Cover As housing supply in England reaches crisis point, Duncan Bowie provides a critical review of housing policy under successive UK governments. From Blair¡¦s New Labour and Cameron¡¦s Coalition government to the 2016 Housing and Planning Act, Bowie demonstrates how successive governments have failed to provide adequate, affordable housing, leading to a chronic lack of provision. Exploring the inter-relationship between housing, planning and land policies, Bowie puts forward a reform programme based on an alternative set of policy priorities and delivery mechanisms, arguing the case for an integrated approach on land, taxation, planning and public investment to provide radical solutions to a growing crisis.
   
Terrorists' Use of the Internet: Assessment and Response
  M. Conway/ 9781614997641/ Price:EUR 122.00
 
Book Cover Terrorist use of the Internet has become a focus of media, policy, and scholarly attention in recent years. Terrorists use the Internet in a variety of ways, the most important being for propaganda purposes and operations-related content, but it is also potentially a means or target of attack. This book presents revised versions of a selection of papers delivered at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on ¡¥Terrorists¡¦ Use of the Internet¡¦ held in Dublin, Ireland in June 2016. One aim of the workshop was to nurture dialogue between members of the academic, policy and practitioner communities, so the 60 delegates from 13 countries who attended the workshop included representatives from each of these. The participants encompassed a wide range of expertise (including engineering, computer science, law, criminology, political science, international relations, history, and linguistics) and the chapters contained herein reflect these diverse professional and disciplinary backgrounds. The workshop also aimed to address the convergence of threats. Following an introduction which provides an overview of the various ways in which terrorists use the Internet, the book¡¦s remaining 25 chapters are grouped into 5 sections on cyber terrorism and critical infrastructure protection; cyber-enabled terrorist financing; jihadi online propaganda; online counterterrorism; and innovative approaches and responses. The book will be of interest to all those who need to maintain an awareness of the ways in which terrorists use the Internet and require an insight into how the threats posed by this use can be countered.
   
The Politics and Situatedness of Emerging Technologies
  Bowman, D.M./ 9781614997887/ Price:EUR 60.00
 
Book Cover [R]evolutionary technologies are rapidly making their way into the market, bringing with them greater precision, enhanced flexibility and ¡X at least when compared to some conventional approaches ¡X lower costs. The pace at which these new technologies, their tools and applications, are making their way out of the laboratory and into our hands appears to be accelerating. And while artificial intelligence, and gene editing tools such as the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) system, appear to hold substantial promise, and unparalleled opportunities, great uncertainty exists over their trajectory and potential (unintended) risks. It is therefore not surprising that their development has been paralleled by calls to innovate responsibility, to assess the efficacy of currently legislative regimes, to integrate broader societal issues, and to actively engage the public on the trajectory that these technologies may, or may not, take. Bringing together contributions and perspectives from the multidisciplinary S.NET community, The Politics and Situatedness of Emerging Technologies critically examines dynamics that exists between politics, emerging technologies and the public. Collectively, the chapters illuminate the fundamental role of dialogue, politics, policy and governance frameworks in shaping, and embedding, all emerging technologies ¡X and their products ¡X into society.
   
The Third Sector Delivering Public Services: Developments, Innovations and Challenges
  James Rees/ 9781447322429/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
This important book is the first edited collection to provide an up to date and comprehensive overview of the third sector¡¦s role in public service delivery. Exploring areas such as social enterprise, capacity building, volunteering and social value, the authors provide a platform for academic and policy debates on the topic. Drawing on research carried out at the ESRC funded Third Sector Research Centre, the book charts the historical development of the state-third sector relationship, and reviews the major debates and controversies accompanying recent shifts in that relationship. It is a valuable resource for social science academics and postgraduate students as well as policymakers and practitioners in the public and third sectors in fields such as criminal justice, health, housing and social care.
   
VSB06-001 Public Administration and Policy in the Caribbean.
  Minto-Coy, Indianna D./ 9781439892947/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
Book Cover The Caribbean is at a crucial phase in its development. Global and local pressures have seen the region losing its competitiveness, while it remains at risk of losing out on development gains made in the last few decades. These pressures are demanding improvements in the way government operates, particularly in its policy-making and administrative capacity. This book offers the single most comprehensive reference on public administration in the Caribbean to date, providing information on legacies, tools, and strategies that are beneficial to understanding and improving public policy. Public Administration and Policy in the Caribbean presents contributed chapters from a host of well-placed practitioners and academics across the region and its diaspora. The collection maps the history and development of Caribbean public policy and management, discussing some of the most relevant contemporary themes and practices in a region that has received insufficient attention in research. It also considers a number of critical policy issues, some old, some new, and others yet emerging that are of significant import for successful governance and development across the region. The book covers the lesser-known experiences of the Dutch, French, and English Caribbean, as well as Cuba and Haiti, showing the rich legacies, themes, and contemporary issues affecting the region. It begins with a history of Caribbean public administration practices and institutions from the colonial period to the present. It then offers an exposition and critical analysis of some of the current debates and issues in public administration, delving into the internal workings of the state. The book concludes with a discussion of some of the ongoing and new public policy issues and concerns in the region.
   
VB06-6 Comparative Studies and Regionally-Focused Cases Examining Local Governments
  Sadioglu, Ugur/ 9781522503200/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover In the era of globalization, comparative government and politics have come to the forefront due to the transformations of the social welfare state and the subsequent social, economic, political, cultural, technological and administrative changes. Taking a particular look at local government systems can uncover new perspectives on issues related to globalization, localization, governance, new democracy movements, managerial reformation, and privatization. Comparative Studies and Regionally-Focused Cases Examining Local Governments is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the role played by local governments in overall administration, types and models of government at the local level, consequences of managerial reformations, and new develops regarding structure, process, personnel, and policymaking aspects of government. Highlighting relevant perspectives from comparative research and case studies, this book is ideally designed for students, government officials, politicians, civil society representatives, and academicians. Topics Covered ¡ECitizen Welfare ¡EDecentralization ¡EFiscal Autonomy ¡EGovernment Reforms ¡EPolitical Ethics ¡EPublic Service Delivery ¡ETerritorial Governance
   
VB06-5 Theoretical Foundations and Discussions on the Reformation Process in Local Governments
  Sadioglu, Ugur/ 9781522503170/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Local government can be defined as a public entity acting as the sub-unit of a state or of a region, charged with the task of enforcing public policies. There have been many reforms of local government in recent years from the grassroots-led movement that took root in the 90¡¦s to the overarching effects of globalization and decentralization. Local governments must adapt their practices in order to most effectively provide for their constituents. Theoretical Foundations and Discussions on the Reformation Process in Local Government addresses the effects of recent reforms in the political-administrative system of local governments and politics as well as future outlooks. It reviews the challenges, innovations, and lessons from local governments while providing theoretical perspectives on methods for positive reform. This book is a critical reference source for policy makers, government organizations, professionals, and actors in both local and international politics. Topics Covered ¡EDifference Hypothesis ¡ELocal Democracy ¡ELocal Self-Governance ¡EMunicipal Cooperation ¡ENormative Base of Local Government ¡EReallocation and Rescaling ¡EStructural Reform
   
VB06-4 Handbook of Research on Public Finance in Europe and the MENA Region
  Erdogdu, M. Mustafa/ 9781522500537/ Price:US$ 300.00
 
Book Cover Since the 1970s, globalization has created an economic environment of interdependency between nations. Now, many countries in European and the MENA (Middle East and Northern Africa) regions must grapple with the need to increase public revenue while maneuvering through a global ¡§race-to-the-bottom¡¨ tax competition. The Handbook of Research on Public Finance in Europe and the MENA Region explores economic development and public finance by providing critical insight into the use of public finance and policy and illuminating the intricacies of these topics through discussion of theory, empirical work, and policy objectives. This book is ideally designed for business professionals, policy makers, financers, students and researchers in the fields of public policy and economics. Topics Covered ¡EFinancial Sustainability ¡EGood Governance ¡EGovernment Expenditure Growth ¡EPolitical Competition ¡EPublic Investment ¡EPublic Spending ¡EShadow Economy ¡ETax Administration ¡ETax Reform
   
VB06-3 Ethical Issues and Citizen Rights in the Era of Digital Government Surveillance.
  Cropf, Robert A./ 9781466699052/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Questions surrounding the concept of freedom versus security have intensified in recent years due to the rise of new technologies. The increased governmental use of technology for data collection now poses a threat to citizens¡¦ privacy and is drawing new ethical concerns. Ethical Issues and Citizen Rights in the Era of Digital Government Surveillance focuses on the risks presented by the usage of surveillance technology in the virtual public sphere and how such practices have called for a re-examination of what limits should be imposed. Highlighting international perspectives and theoretical frameworks relating to privacy concerns, this book is a pivotal reference source for researchers, professionals, and upper-level students within the e-governance realm. Topics Covered ¡ECyber Espionage ¡EDigital Forensics ¡EDuality Theory Application ¡EEmployee Surveillance ¡EPersonal Data Protection ¡ESchool Safety ¡EUrban Crime
   
VB06-2 Global Perspectives on Risk Management and Accounting in the Public Sector.
  Augusta da Conciecao Santos Ferreira/ 9781466698031/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover The effects of recent economic and financial crises have reached an international scale; a number of different nations have experienced the fallout of these events, calling into question issues of accountability and reform in public management. Global Perspectives on Risk Management and Accounting in the Public Sector is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on current developments and future directions of the regulation, financial management, and sustainability of public institutions. Featuring discussions on risk assessment, transparency, and information disclosure, this book is ideally designed for regulatory authorities, researchers, managers, and professionals working in the public domain. Topics Covered ¡ECommercialization ¡EConsolidated Financial Reporting ¡EE-Government Services ¡ELate Neo-Liberalism ¡ENew Public Management (NPM) ¡ENHS Foundation Trusts ¡EPerformance Measurement ¡ESustainability Reporting
   
VB06-1 Managing Big Data Integration in the Public Sector.
  Aggarwal, Anil/ 9781466696495/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover The era of rapidly progressing technology we live in generates vast amounts of data; however, the challenge exists in understanding how to aggressively monitor and make sense of this data. Without a better understanding of how to collect and manage such large data sets, it becomes increasingly difficult to successfully utilize them. Managing Big Data Integration in the Public Sector is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the application of big data analytics in government contexts and identifies various strategies in which big data platforms can generate improvements within that sector. Highlighting issues surrounding data management, current models, and real-world applications, this book is ideally designed for professionals, government agencies, researchers, and non-profit organizations interested in the benefits of big data analytics applied in the public sphere. Topics Covered ¡EClinical Decision Support ¡ECloud Interoperability ¡ECyber Security ¡EData Acquisition and Recovery ¡EDisaster Communications ¡EHealthcare Applications ¡ESystems Development
   
VB02-439 Trends, Prospects, and Challenges in Asian E-Governance.
  Sodhi, Inderjeet Singh/ 9781466695368/ Price:US$ 190.00
 
Book Cover Asian countries possess some of the fastest growing economies in the modern world. To maintain this tremendous growth while also sustaining demographic, population, health, and quality of life standards, leaders must take careful stock of past accomplishments and their plans for the future. Trends, Prospects, and Challenges in Asian E-Governance addresses some of the ongoing struggles of fast-developing nations such as China, India, and Indonesia within the context of electronic government, illustrating how digital tools can assist developing nations in maintaining their prospects for future growth and expansion. Employing real-world case studies as well as ongoing research on the growing potential of these Eastern nations, this book serves as a useful reference for government officials, policymakers, and students of public policy in Asia and Oceania. Topics Covered ¡ECultural Impact ¡EE-Government Adoption ¡EGovernmental Stability ¡EPublic Administration ¡ESmall Island Nations ¡ETransparency and Corruption ¡EValue and Risk
   
VB02-437 Cloud Computing Technologies for Connected Government.
  Mahmood, Zaigham/ 9781466686298/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover In the developed world, there is an increasing trend towards the use of e-government to further involve citizens in the maintenance of their country. This is not only an improved way to promote existing methods of citizen engagement such as voting or taxation; it also makes information more accessible and increases opportunities for average citizens to make their voices heard. Cloud Computing Technologies for Connected Government explores the latest research on the use of e-government for enhancing the effectiveness and transparency of public institutions. Featuring coverage on cloud-related frameworks and strategies, barriers to e-government development and practice, and case studies revealing the best guidelines for efficient technology use, this timely publication is indispensable for students, educators, information system specialists, technology experts, and anyone involved in public administration or the management of government departments. This book highlights chapters on a broad scope of topics including, but not limited to, citizen empowerment, collaborative public service, communication through social media, cost benefits of the Cloud, electronic voting systems, identity management, legal issues, and security and privacy for e-government users. Topics Covered ¡ECitizen Empowerment ¡ECitizenship in the Cloud ¡ECollaborative Public Service ¡EE-Government Services ¡EElectronic Voting Systems ¡EIdentity Management ¡EOpen Government ¡ESecurity and Privacy ¡ESocial Media Communication Channels
   
SB06-459 Transparency and the Open Society: Practical Lessons for Effective Policy.
  Taylor, Roger/ 9781447325369/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
Book Cover Greater transparency is increasingly seen as the answer to a wide range of social issues by governments, NGOs and businesses around the world. However, evidence of its impact is mixed. Using case studies from around the world including India, Tanzania, the UK and US, Transparency and the open society surveys the adoption of transparency globally, providing an essential framework for assessing its likely performance as a policy and the steps that can be taken to make it more effective. It addresses the role of transparency in the context of growing use by governments and businesses of surveillance and database driven decision making. The book is written for anyone involved in the use of transparency whether campaigning from outside or working inside government or business to develop policies.
   
SB06-457 Why We Need Welfare: Collective Action for the Common Good.
  Alcock, Pete/ 9781447328346/ Price:¢G 14.99
 
Book Cover Pete Alcock, a well-respected expert, explains the challenges that collective welfare faces, and explores the complexities involved in delivering it, including debates about who benefits from welfare and how and where it is delivered. His primary focus is on the UK, including the problems of poverty and inequality, and how recent political and economic changes have undermined public investment; but he also draws on international examples from Europe and other OECD countries, such as the impact of private health care in the USA. Why we need welfare is a call for new forms of collective action to meet welfare needs in the 21st century. It offers a fresh perspective on the key issues involved, and is a great introduction to this important and topical debate.
   
SB06-457 The Third Sector in Public Services: Developments, Innovations and Challenges.
  Rees, James/ 9781447322399/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
Book Cover This important book is the first edited collection to provide an up to date and comprehensive overview of the third sector¡¦s role in public service delivery. Exploring areas such as social enterprise, capacity building, volunteering and social value, the authors provide a platform for academic and policy debates on the topic. Drawing on research carried out at the ESRC funded Third Sector Research Centre, the book charts the historical development of the state-third sector relationship, and reviews the major debates and controversies accompanying recent shifts in that relationship. It is a valuable resource for social science academics and postgraduate students as well as policymakers and practitioners in the public and third sectors in fields such as criminal justice, health, housing and social care.
   
SB06-457 Veiled Threats: Producing the Muslim Woman in Public Policy Discourses.
  Rashid, Naaz/ 9781447325178/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
Book Cover As Muslim women continue to be a focus of media-led debate, Naaz Rashid uses original scholarship and empirical research to examine how Muslim women are represented in policy discourse and how the trope of the Muslim woman is situated within national debates about Britishness, the death of multiculturalism and global concerns over international terrorism. Analysing the relevance of class, citizenship status, and regional differences, Veiled threats is a valuable addition to the burgeoning literature on Muslims in the UK post 9/11. It will be of interest to academics and students in public and social policy, race equality, gender, and faith-based policy.
   
SB06-457 A Sharing Economy: How Social Wealth Funds Can Reduce Inequality and Help Balance the Books.
  Lansley, Stewart/ 9781447331438/ Price:¢G 9.99
 
Book Cover Britain is a society increasingly divided between the super-affluent and the impoverished. A Sharing Economy proposes radical new ways to close the growing income gap and spread social opportunities. Drawing on overseas examples, Stewart Lansley argues that mobilising the huge financial potential of Britain¡¦s public assets could pay for a pioneering new social wealth fund. Such a fund would boost economic and social investment, and, by building the social asset base, simultaneously strengthen the public finances. A powerful new policy tool, such funds would ensure that more of the gains from economic activity are shared by all and not colonised by a powerful few. This is a vital new contribution to the pressing debate on how to reduce inequality and combat austerity.
   
SB06-457 Religious Literacy in Policy and Practice.
  Dinham, Adam/ 9781447316664/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
Book Cover It has long been assumed that religion is in decline in the West: however it continues to have an important yet contested role in individual lives and in society at large. Furthermore half a century or so in which religion and belief were barely talked about in public has resulted in a pressing lack of religious literacy, leaving many ill-equipped to engage with religion and belief when they encounter them in daily life ¡V in relationships, law, media, the professions, business and politics, among others. This valuable book is the first to bring together theory and policy with analysis and expertise on practices in key areas of the public realm to explore what religious literacy is, why it is needed and what might be done about it. It makes the case for a public realm which is well equipped to engage with the plurality and pervasiveness of religion and belief, whatever the individual¡¦s own stance. It is aimed at academics, policy-makers and practitioners interested in the policy and practice implications of the continuing presence of religion and belief in the public sphere.
   
SB06-457 Substance not Spin: An Insider's View of Success and Failure in Government.
  Raynsford, Nick/ 9781447331926/ Price:¢G 17.99
 
Book Cover Why does policy succeed or fail? Nick Raynsford, a former MP, Minister and campaigner, tells us how it looks from the front line of policymaking. Based on his vast personal experience at the very heart of government and the voluntary sector, Raynsford explores what works and what doesn¡¦t in making and implementing policy and legislation. He gives an ¡¥insider¡¦s view¡¦ on a range of events. some not previously made public, including the botched 1980s reform of Housing Benefit, the vacuum left by the 1986 abolition of the Greater London Council, the ill-fated 2002 Fire Service strike and subsequent reform programme, and fitful regeneration in the Thames Gateway in the 2000s.
   
SB06-457 The Right to Buy?: Selling off Public and Social Housing.
  Murie, Alan/ 9781447332077/ Price:¢G 9.99
 
Book Cover The Right to Buy has had a massive impact on Housing in the UK for 35 years and in 2015 there were proposals to extend it. But what is the Right to Buy policy, how has it developed and what has its impact been? What evidence is there about the wider and unintended consequences of the policy? How are the proposals to extend the policy in England likely to affect future housing provision and what alternatives are there? In The Right to Buy, Alan Murie provides an authoritative account of the origins, development and impact of the policy across the UK and proposals for its extension in England (and decisions to end it in Scotland and Wales). Presenting up-to-date statistical material the book engages with debates about transfers to private renting, the impact on public expenditure and on the current housing situation, addresses the proposals for new legislation and details the potential impact of these. It is an essential read for anyone interested in this highly topical issue.
   
SB06-457 Australian Public Policy: Progressive Ideas in the Neo-Liberal Ascendency.
  Miller, Chris/ 9781447312680/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
Book Cover At a time when neoliberal and conservative politics are again in the ascendency and social democracy is waning, Australian public policy re-engages with the values and goals of progressive public policy in Australia and the difficulties faced in re-affirming them. It brings together leading authors to explore economic, environmental, social, cultural, political and indigenous issues. It examines trends and current policy directions and outlines progressive alternatives that challenge and extend current thinking. While focused on Australia, the contributors offer valuable insights for people in other countries committed to social justice and those engaged in the ongoing contest between neo-liberalism and social democracy. This is essential reading for policy practitioners, researchers and students as well those with an interest in the future of public policy.
   
SB06-457 Understanding Street-Level Bureaucracy.
  Hupe, Peter/ 9781447313274/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
Book Cover This wide-ranging edited volume provides a state of the art account of theory and research on modern street-level bureaucracy, gathering internationally acclaimed scholars to address the varying roles of public officials who fulfill their tasks while interacting with the public. These roles include the delivery of benefits and services, the regulation of social and economic behavior, and the expression and maintenance of public values. Questions about the extent of discretionary autonomy and the feasibility of hierarchical control are discussed in depth, with suggestions made for the further development of research in this field. Hence the book fills an important gap in the literature on public policy delivery, making it a valuable text for students and researchers of public policy, public administration and public management.
   
SB06-457 Evidence-based Policy Making in the Social Sciences: Methods that Matter.
  Stoker, Gerry/ 9781447329374/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
Book Cover Drawing on the insights of some of the world¡¦s leading authorities in public policy analysis, this important book offers a distinct and critical showcase of emerging forms of discovery for policy-making. Chapter by chapter this expert group of social scientists showcase their chosen method or approach, showing the context, the method¡¦s key features and how it can be applied in practice, including the scope and limitations of its application and value to policy makers. Arguing that it is not just econometric analysis, cost benefit or surveys that can do policy work, the contributors demonstrate a range of other methods that can provide evidenced-based policy insights and how they can help facilitate progressive policy outcomes. The book will be ideal for upper level undergraduate students as well as Public Policy post-graduates, and can be used as the basis of an intensive learning experience for policy makers.
   
SB06-457 Spatial Planning and Resilience Following Disasters: International and Comparative Perspectives.
  Greiving, Stefan/ 9781447323587/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
Book Cover Population shifts and an increase in the number of natural (and man-made) disasters are having a profound effect on urban and rural habitats globally. This book brings together for the first time the experiences and knowledge of international contributors from academia, research, policy and practice to discuss the role of spatial planning after significant disasters. It highlights on-going efforts to improve spatial resilience across the globe and predicts future trends. Comparisons from five countries including Japan, the US, Indonesia, Slovakia and Germany, highlight the influence of significant disasters on spatial planning and spatial resiliency under different legal-administrative and cultural frameworks.
   
SB06-457 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector: Policies and Practices.
  Daly, John L./ 9781138146938/ Price:¢G 110.00
 
   
SB06-457 The Philanthropy Reader.
  Moody, Michael/ 9781138903593/ Price:¢G 41.99
 
   
SB06-457 The Business Improvement District Movement: Contributions to Public Administration & Management.
  Grossman, Seth A./ 9781138668898/ Price:¢G 33.99
 
   
SB06-457 Social Sector Communication in India: Concepts, Practices, and Case studies.
  Jethwaney, Jaishri/ 9789351508144/ Price:¢G 43.99
 
   
SB06-456 Handbook of Public Finance.
  Liu, Mingxing/ 9781682500460/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover In public finance we study the finances of the Government. Thus, public finance deals with the question how the Government raises its resources to meet its ever-rising expenditure. Therefore, public finance has to play a special role of promoting economic growth in the developing countries besides maintaining price stability. Further, for developing countries mere economic growth is not enough; the composition of growing output and distribution of additional incomes ought to be such as will ensure removal of poverty and unemployment in the developing countries. Therefore, public finance has not only to augment resources for development and to achieve optimum allocation of resources, but also to promote fair distribution of income and expansion in employment opportunities. This book covers a wide variety of topics in the theory of public finance.
   
SB06-455 Policy Analysis in the Czech Republic.
  Vesely, Arnost/ 9781447318149/ Price:¢G 95.00
 
Book Cover Policy Analysis in the Czech Republic is a vital addition to the International Library of Policy Analysis series. It is not only the first comprehensive overview of the historical development and current state of policy analysis in the Czech Republic, but also in the post-communist Central and Eastern European region. As such, it provides a unique picture of policy analysis that in many respects profoundly differs from 'Western' policy analysis textbooks. Written by leading experts in the field ¡V including practitioners ¡V it outlines the historical development of policy analysis, identifies its role in academic education and research, and examines its varying styles and methods. This unique book offers indispensable reading for researchers, policy makers and students.
   
SB06-453 Measuring Regional Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Volume I.
  Hooghe, Liesbet/ 9780198728870/ Price:¢G 120.00
 
   
SB06-453 The Coalition Government and Social Policy: Restructuring the Welfare State.
  Bochel, Hugh/ 9781447324577/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
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SB06-452 Beyond Behaviour Change: Key Issues, Interdisciplinary Approaches and Future Directions.
  Spotswood, Fiona/ 9781447317562/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
Book Cover ¡¥Behaviour change¡¦ for social good is of growing importance to policy-makers and researchers. There is increasing awareness of the relationship between policy, social structures, individual actions and societal outcomes like population health and the environment. As such, research into effective strategies and tactics for changing the population¡¦s behaviour is now a priority. Multidisciplinary in approach, this important book is the first to draw together insights from a range of leading academics and thinkers who have worked in ¡¥behaviour change¡¦ across a range of disciplines including public health, transport, marketing and the environment. The book explores the political and historical landscape of behaviour change and trends in academic theory before discussing new innovations in both practice and research. It will be a valuable resource for academics and students wanting to locate their research within the broader behaviour change arena.
   
SB06-452 Morality and Public Policy.
  Henricson, Clem/ 9781447323822/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
Book Cover With an increasingly bitter secular religious divide, there is a messy, defective relationship between the state and morality in the UK. In response, Morality and Public Policy puts forward proposals to enhance the capacity of public policy to respond more effectively to morality and associated shifts in social mores in different cultural settings. Spanning religion, moral philosophy and scientific understanding of the human condition, this unique book draws together and adds to the latest thinking on morality, its causes, mutations, tensions and common features. It challenges misplaced concepts of ¡¥moral progress¡¦ and the supremacy of empathy, and puts forward the management of the full span of human impulses - some complementary, some conflicting - as the function of morality with major implications for the interface between morality and public policy.
   
SB06-452 Public Management in Transition: The Orchestration of Potentiality.
  Andersen, Niels A./ 9781447328667/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
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SB06-450 Designing Public Policy for Co-production: Theory Practice and Change.
  Durose, Catherine/ 9781447316954/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
Book Cover This important book is a response to crises of public policy. Offering an original contribution to a growing debate, the authors argue that traditional technocratic ways of designing policy are inadequate to cope with increasingly complex challenges, and suggest co-production as a more democratic alternative. Drawing on 12 compelling international contributions from practitioners, policy makers, activists and actively engaged academics, ideas of power are used to explore how genuine democratic involvement in the policy process from those outside the elites of politics can shape society for the better. The authors present insights on why and how to generate change in policy processes, arguing for increased experimentation in policy design. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers and students in public policy, public administration, sociology and politics.
   
SB06-450 Why We Can't Afford the Rich.
  Sayer, Andrew/ 9781447320869/ Price:¢G 9.99
 
Book Cover As inequalities widen and the effects of austerity deepen, in many countries the wealth of the rich has soared. Why we can¡¦t afford the rich exposes the unjust and dysfunctional mechanisms that allow the top 1% to siphon off wealth produced by others, through the control of property and money. Leading social scientist Andrew Sayer shows how over the last three decades the rich worldwide have increased their ability to hide their wealth, create indebtedness and expand their political influence. Winner of the 2015 Peter Townsend Prize, this important book uses simple distinctions to burst the myth of the rich as specially talented wealth creators. Furthermore, as the risk of runaway climate change grows, it shows how the rich are threatening the planet by banking on unsustainable growth. The paperback includes a new Afterword updating developments in the last year and forcefully arguing that the crises of economy and climate can only be resolved by radical change to make economies sustainable, fair and conducive to well-being for all.
   
Race Policy and Multiracial Americans.
  Korgen, Kathleen O./ 9781447316459/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
Book Cover Race Policy and Multiracial Americans is the first book to look at the impact of multiracial people on race policies¡Xwhere they lag behind the growing numbers of multiracial people in the U.S. and how they can be used to promote racial justice for multiracial Americans. Using a critical mixed race perspective, it covers such questions as: Which policies aimed at combating racial discrimination should cover multiracial Americans? Should all (or some) multiracial Americans benefit from affirmative action programmes? How can we better understand the education and health needs of multiracial Americans?This much-needed book is essential reading for sociology, political science and public policy students, policy makers, and anyone interested in race relations and social justice.
   
Morality and Public Policy.
  Henricson, Clem/ 9781447323815/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
Book Cover With an increasingly bitter secular religious divide, there is a messy, defective relationship between the state and morality in the UK. In response, Morality and Public Policy puts forward proposals to enhance the capacity of public policy to respond more effectively to morality and associated shifts in social mores in different cultural settings. Spanning religion, moral philosophy and scientific understanding of the human condition, this unique book draws together and adds to the latest thinking on morality, its causes, mutations, tensions and common features. It challenges misplaced concepts of ¡¥moral progress¡¦ and the supremacy of empathy, and puts forward the management of the full span of human impulses - some complementary, some conflicting - as the function of morality with major implications for the interface between morality and public policy.
   
Affordable Housing in US Shrinking Cities: From Neighborhoods of Despair to Neighborhoods of Opportunity?
  Robert Mark Silverman/ 9781447327585/ Price:¢G 45.00
 
Book Cover Given the rapid urbanisation of the world¡¦s population, the converse phenomenon of shrinking cities is often overlooked and little understood. Yet with almost one in ten post-industrial US cities shrinking in recent years, efforts by government and anchor institutions to regenerate these cities is gaining policy urgency, with the availability and siting of affordable housing being a key concern. This is the first book to look at the reasons for the failure (and success) of affordable housing experiences in the fastest shrinking cities in the US. Applying quantitative and GIS analysis using data from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the authors make recommendations for future place-based siting practices, stressing its importance for ensuring more equitable urban revitalisation. The book will be a valuable resource for academic researchers and students in urban studies, housing and inequality, as well as policy makers.
   
Housing Politics in the United Kingdom: Power, Planning and Protest
  Brian Lund/ 9781447327080/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
Book Cover With rapid population growth, a long-term dearth in new housing construction, the emergence of ¡¥generation rent¡¦ and rising homelessness, the issue of housing in the UK is considered complex, open-ended and intractable. Using insights from public choice theory, the new institutionalism and social constructionism Housing Politics in the United Kingdom locates the contemporary ¡¥housing question¡¦ in historically entrenched power relationships involving markets, planning, and territorial electoral politics. Written to complement the 3rd edition of the author¡¦s bestselling Understanding housing policy (forthcoming, 2017), this book will be essential reading for students of Housing, Social Policy, Social History, Urban Studies, Planning and Political Science.
   
Housing Politics in the United Kingdom: Power, Planning and Protest
  Brian Lund/ 9781447327073/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
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Policy Analysis in Israel.
  Menahem, Gila/ 9781447308041/ Price:¢G 90.00
 
Israel is considered a developed country yet both security issues and its frequently changing demographic makeup set Israel apart and imply that Israeli policy analysts must operate in a unique environment and grapple with exceptional challenges. This volume, part of the successful International Library of Policy Analysis series, brings together for the first time a comprehensive study of policy analysis in Israel. Following an introductory chapter that discusses the paradoxical history of policy analysis in Israel by Yehezkel Dror, leading figures from both the Israeli public and academic spheres discuss different aspects of policy analysis in Israel. While Israeli policy analysis is in some respects unique, Israel also represents a broad category of states that could be considered as policy analysis "late developers". Hence, while Israeli policy analysis is fascinating in and of itself, its study also holds important lessons for other countries.
   
Beyond Behaviour Change: Key Issues, Interdisciplinary Approaches and Future Directions.
  Spotswood, Fiona/ 9781447317555/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
Book Cover ¡¥Behaviour change¡¦ for social good is of growing importance to policy-makers and researchers. There is increasing awareness of the relationship between policy, social structures, individual actions and societal outcomes like population health and the environment. As such, research into effective strategies and tactics for changing the population¡¦s behaviour is now a priority. Multidisciplinary in approach, this important book is the first to draw together insights from a range of leading academics and thinkers who have worked in ¡¥behaviour change¡¦ across a range of disciplines including public health, transport, marketing and the environment. The book explores the political and historical landscape of behaviour change and trends in academic theory before discussing new innovations in both practice and research. It will be a valuable resource for academics and students wanting to locate their research within the broader behaviour change arena. - See more at: http://www.policypress.
   
The Coalition Government and Social Policy: Restructuring the Welfare State.
  Bochel, Hugh/ 9781447324560/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
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Evidence-based Policy Making in the Social Sciences: Methods that Matter
  Gerry Stoker/ 9781447329367/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
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Security for the Digital World within an Ethical Framework
  Digital Enlightenment Forum/ 9781614997238/ Price:EUR 25.00
 
Book Cover People now view digital services and applications as an essential part of their lives and as carriers of great benefits. Nevertheless, because they provide a new space for criminals, terrorists and others with malicious intent, digital technologies also present significant threats. How can we maintain the freedom and benefits offered by the digital ecosystem while also building into that system safeguards against attacks? The Digital Enlightenment Forum (DigEnlight) takes the view that the new regulatory and legal safeguards required for our digital world must be developed within a framework that incorporates what they call 'digital ethics'. This White Book attempts to draw together the various strands which have emerged from the intense debate within DigEnlight over the last three years. It focuses on how we can negotiate the changing emergent behavior and ethical issues that arise at the heart of debates about the digital world, covering areas such as national security, internet governance, and approaches to privacy and trust, as well as making recommendations to help realize a global social compact for digital security and privacy based on ethical principles. The book represents a meaningful contribution to the ongoing efforts to deal with these important issues, and will be of interest to all those with concerns about the future of our digital world.
   
Responsibility and Emerging Technologies: Experiences, Education and Beyond
  D. M. Bowman/ 9781614996972/ Price:EUR 60.00
 
Book Cover We live in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Where technology, and its potential benefits and risks, are not bound by, and do not respect, jurisdictional borders. A world that sees technological innovation as being an integral component of the Anthropocene, and resilience as being fundamental to our¡Xand the environment¡¦s¡Xability to flourish. With the age of the Anthropocene now upon us, there is increasing pressure on policy makers and scientists alike to develop robust agendas for socio-technical integration approaches, to innovate responsibly, and evaluate policy tools, methods and outcomes in real-time. Bringing together contributions and perspectives from the multidisciplinary S.NET community, Responsibility and Emerging Technologies: Experiences, Education and Beyond critically examines the responsible research and innovation policy landscape for emerging technologies. The volume, and its authors, highlight the fundamental roles that reflection, education and evaluation play, and the significance of culture at every step of the process.
   
VSB06-001 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Civil Rights: A Public Policy Agenda for Uniting a Divided America.
  Swan, Wallace/ 9781466567306/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
Book Cover The editors take a firm stance on equality and gauge the forward movement in favor of this equality as the metric of success. They present a contemporary analysis of LGBT civil rights based on the actions and policies occurring on the federal, state, and local level. The book discusses political party stances in the U.S. legislative and executive branches, highlighting state and national challenges and complexities. The coverage includes the successful LGBT effort to partner with organizations, including churches and educational institutions as well as non-profits, and presents the successes (and failures) of grassroots movements around the country. The legacy of a long-standing cultural war against GLBT people, as well as rampant discrimination, is reflected in many areas. As GLBT policies evolve and take shape, and new voices of the movement emerge, these issues can be shown to pervade a number of policy areas including mental and physical healthcare, race, poverty and homelessness, religion, immigration, senior issues, the role of family in the LGBT community, bisexuality and transgender issues, the effect of economics on creation of homicides and hate crimes, education, business, and workforce diversity. A collection of fascinating contemporary perspectives, this book explores the breadth and depth of the many "divides"¡Xsocioeconomic, race, age, healthcare, immigration, education, and income¡Xincluding those that intersect within the GLBT community. For any reader who really wants to know about the current and future development of the LGBT community, this is an invaluable book.
   
VSB06-001 Public Administration Training in Africa: Competencies in Development Management.
  Haruna, Peter Fuseini/ 9781482223804/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
Book Cover There is a growing global interest in Africa and how to improve the quality of life of its people¡Xand for good reason. The world can no longer afford to ignore the democratic changes that have occurred across the continent over the past two decades, changes with tremendous implications for professional education and training for the tasks of nation building. Public Administration Training in Africa: Competencies in Development Management presents research findings related to talent and competency development within the framework of public service institutional capacity building. The book focuses on public administration questions as they relate to training, development, and competency building that will strengthen public managers¡¦ capacity to implement governance policies and work toward improving development management. It draws on unique national experiences to provide research and scholarship that advance the dialogue on training and development relevant to African culture and history while at the same time contributing to enhance the field of practice. In addition to offering detailed descriptions and analyses of unique national experiences, the book also integrates transnational issues of training and development and ties the discussions back to the body of knowledge and scholarship defining the field and discipline of public administration. As scholars and experts in their own right, the authors make a reasoned case for rethinking and re-examining training and development in Africa in light of the emerging governance approach to public administration. The comprehensive empirical descriptions and analyses of education and training contexts and cultures written by some of the best minds in the subfield give you the latest research findings and distill relevant experiential and theoretical knowledge, tools, and skills based on case analyses, including carrying out development activity in different cross-cultural contexts.
   
VSB06-001 Information and Communication Technologies in Public Administration: Innovations from Developed Countries.
  Reddick, Christopher G./ 9781482239294/ Price:¢G 98.99
 
Book Cover An examination of how information technology (IT) can be used in public administration, Information and Communication Technologies in Public Administration: Innovations from Developed Countries examines global perspectives on public administration and IT innovations. This book illustrates the theoretical context of current policies, issues, and implementation. It highlights e-government success stories from developed regions such as the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia then presents future trends and innovation. It explores innovative solutions with added value and impact to your organization. The book covers important issues such as open government, best practices, social media, democracy, and management challenges as well as topical issues such as systems failures, innovations in inter-organizational e-government projects, virtual currencies, and a cross-domain open data ecosystem. The authors outline four strategies to achieve success in e-governance: upgrading ICT infrastructure, improving human resource management, creating a corresponding political environment, and promoting administrative performance that you can put to immediate use. Governments have used information and communications technologies (ICT) to drastically change how the public sector interacts with citizens and businesses. It can improve government performance in delivering effective or highly sophisticated public services, reengineering or improving internal organization and processes, engaging social participation and dialogue, enabling transparency in procedures and outcomes to the public, and improving public sector¡¦s efficiency in general. This book provides a roadmap that leads you from problem definitions to problem-solving methods and innovations for future progress.
   
VSB06-001 Creating Public Value in Practice: Advancing the Common Good in a Multi-Sector, Shared-Power, No-One-Wholly-in-Charge World.
  Bryson, John M./ 9781482214604/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
Book Cover Creating Public Value in Practice: Advancing the Common Good in a Multi-Sector, Shared-Power, No-One-Wholly-in-Charge World brings together a stellar cast of thinkers to explore issues of public and cross-sector decision-making within a framework of democratic civic engagement. It offers an integrative approach to understanding and applying the concepts of creating public value, public values, and the public sphere. It presents a framework and language for opening a constructive conversation on what governments, businesses, nonprofits, and citizens can achieve in a democracy that honors a broad range of public values. Public officials, scholars, and citizens alike are engaged in an intense debate about the proper purpose, role, and size of government. In the midst of this debate is a growing concern that important public values are ignored by government reform efforts. This book explores the different definitions of public value and approaches to public value creation, discernment, measurement, and assessment. The text helps clarify the issues and demonstrates how the meaning of public value is intimately related to how it is theorized, operationalized, and measured. The book examines the many alternatives for recognizing, measuring, and assessing public value and addresses the pros and cons of each approach. The result is a contribution to the ongoing dialogue about the virtues and limitations of a focus on the public sphere, public values, and how to create public value in the context of developing and implementing policies, programs, projects, and plans that ideally boost confidence in public institutions.
   
VB02-436 Promoting Social Change and Democracy through Information Technology.
  Kumar, Vikas/ 9781466685024/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Life in the digital era offers an array of new and invigorating opportunities, as well as a new set of challenges when facing the dissemination of fresh innovations. While once reserved for personal use, online platforms are now being utilized for more critical purposes, such as social revolution, political influence, and governance at both the local and national levels. Promoting Social Changes and Democracy through Information Technology is a definitive reference source for the latest scholarly research on the use of the internet, mobile phones, and other digital platforms for political discourse between citizens and governments. Focusing on empirical case studies and pivotal theoretical applications of technology within political science and social activism, this comprehensive book is an essential reference source for advanced-level students, researchers, practitioners, and academicians interested in the changing landscape of democratic development and social welfare. Topics Covered ¡EE-Government Projects ¡EICTs for Development ¡EMicroblogs ¡EOpen Government Data ¡EPrivacy and Surveillance ¡ESocial Movements ¡ETransmedia Strategies
   
VB02-435 Management and Participation in the Public Sphere.
  Mervio, Mika Markus/ 9781466685536/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover Public policy has a dynamic effect on multiple facets of modern society. Methods for managing and engaging the public sphere continue to change conceptually across the globe, impacting the ways that governments and citizens interact both within and across borders. Management and Participation in the Public Sphere is a definitive reference source for the latest scholarly research on the interplay of public affairs and the domestic realm, providing innovative methods on managing public policy across various nations, cultures, and governments. Featuring expansive coverage on a multitude of relevant topics in civic involvement, information technology, and modes of government, this publication is a pivotal reference source for researchers, students, and professionals seeking current developments in novel approaches to public policy studies. This publication features timely, research-based chapters on the critical issues of public policy including, but not limited to, archival paradigms, Internet censorship, media control, civic engagement, virtual public spaces, online activism, higher education, and public-private partnerships. Topics Covered ¡EArchival Paradigms ¡ECivic Engagement ¡EHigher Education ¡EInternet Censorship ¡EMedia Control ¡EOnline Activism ¡EPublic-Private Partnerships ¡EVirtual Public Spaces
   
VB02-433 Public Affairs and Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 4-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association (USA)/ 9781466683587/ Price:US$ 2150.00
 
Book Cover Effective administration of government and governmental organizations is a crucial part of achieving success in those organizations. To develop and implement best practices, policymakers and leaders must first understand the fundamental tenants and recent advances in public administration. Public Affairs and Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores the concept of governmental management, public policy, and politics at all levels of organizational governance. With chapters on topics ranging from privacy and surveillance to the impact of new media on political participation, this multi-volume reference work is an important resource for policymakers, government officials, and academicians and students of political science. Topics Covered ¡ECivic Activism ¡EE-Participation ¡EElectronic Government ¡EOnline Campaigning ¡EOpen Source Democracy ¡EPolitical Marketing ¡EPublic Policy ¡ESocial Media and Politics ¡ESustainable Governance
   
VB02-432 Digital Solutions for Contemporary Democracy and Government.
  Bwalya, Kelvin Joseph/ 9781466684300/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover The dot-com revolution has brought many advances before unimagined. Of them all, it may be said that none have surpassed e-government in attracting a significant number of researchers and practitioners from around the world. However, the question remains whether everyone is ready to join the e-government movement, or if some are just blindly following the latest trend. Digital Solutions for Contemporary Democracy and Government touches on several key issues and challenges surrounding the recent e-government boom and offers practical solutions from those who have been a part of implementing e-government programs internationally. Due to its breadth of discussion on a variety of topics relating to the intersection of technology with politics, democracy, and government, this authoritative book is a valuable reference source for professionals, researchers, and students in the field of e-government, information management, or knowledge management. Topics Covered ¡ECitizen Engagement and Accountability ¡ECloud Computing for E-Government ¡EE-Democracy and Social Development ¡EE-Government Design and Implementation ¡EE-Government Transparency ¡EElectronic Records Management ¡EFreedom of Information ¡EModels for the Measurement of E-Government ¡ESocial Networking and the Public Sector
   
VB02-431 Emerging Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in Urban E-Planning.
  Silva, Carlos Nunes/ 9781466681507/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover Recent advances in information and communication technologies have enhanced the standards of metropolitan planning and development. These innovations have led to new opportunities in this evolving profession. Emerging Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in Urban E-Planning brings together the efficiency of web-based tools and digital technologies with the practice of spatial planning. Focusing on the utilization of geographic information systems, computer-assisted design, visualization concepts, and database management systems, this book is a pivotal reference source for planners, policymakers, researchers, and graduate students interested in how recent technological advancements are enhancing the traditional practices in urban planning. Topics Covered ¡EDeveloped vs. Developing Countries ¡EGeovisualization ¡EMedia and Communication ¡EMobile applications ¡ESocial Movements ¡EVirtual Reality ¡EWeb 2.0 Tools
   
VB02-430 Emergency Management and Disaster Response Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships.
  Hamner, Marvine Paula/ 9781466681590/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover In a world of earthquakes, tsunamis, and terrorist attacks, it is evident that emergency response plans are crucial to solve problems, overcome challenges, and restore and improve communities affected by such negative events. Although the necessity for quick and efficient aid is understood, researchers and professionals continue to strive for the best practices and methodologies to properly handle such significant events. Emergency Management and Disaster Response Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships bridges the gap between the theoretical and the practical components of crisis management and response. By discussing and presenting research on the benefits and challenges of such partnerships, this publication is an essential resource for academicians, practitioners, and researchers interested in understanding the complexities of crisis management and relief through public and private partnerships. Topics Covered ¡ECompassion Organizing ¡ECorporate Social Responsibility ¡ECrisis Education and Training ¡EDisaster Relief ¡EHealthcare ¡ELeadership Challenges ¡ETeam Building ¡EVolunteer Organizations
   
VB02-429 Teaching Research Methods in Public Administration.
  Schwester, Richard W./ 9781466681163/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover While there are many ways to collect information, many students have trouble understanding how to employ various research methods effectively. Since everyone learns and processes information differently, instructing students on successfully using these methods continues to be a challenge. Teaching Research Methods in Public Administration combines empirical research and best practices on various research methods being employed by administrators. Emphasizing theoretical concepts, this publication is an essential reference source for academics, public administration practitioners, and students interested in how information is gathered, processed, and utilized. Topics Covered ¡EData Analysis ¡EDeductive Research ¡EEmpirical Tools ¡EExperimentation ¡EMixed Methods Approaches ¡EPolicy Analysis ¡EProgram Evaluation ¡EResearch Ethics ¡ESurveying
   
VB02-425 Handbook of Research on Democratic Strategies and Citizen-Centered E-Government Services.
  Kajan, Ejub/ 9781466672666/ Price:US$ 235.00
 
Book Cover Over the past few years, e-government has been rapidly changing the way governmental services are provided to citizens and businesses. These services improve business and government exchange capability, provide a new way to discover and share information, and play a part in the evolution of future technologies. The Handbook of Research on Democratic Strategies and Citizen-Centered E-Government Servicesseeks to address which services in e-government should be provided to users and how. This premier reference work gives an overview of the latest achievements in the field of e-government services, provides in-depth analysis of and research on the development and deployment of cutting-edge applications, and provides insight into future trends for researchers, teachers, students, government workers, and IT professionals. Topics Covered ¡EBenefits Appropriation ¡EBusiness Process Strategy ¡ECitizen-Government Communication ¡EData Clustering ¡EElectronic Health Records ¡EInnovative Public Services Delivery ¡ELocal Self-Government Institutions ¡EMicrofoundations ¡EOpen Social Innovation ¡ESmart Government ¡ETelecentres
   
VB02-424 ICT Adoption and Application in the Malaysian Public Sector.
  Ambali, Abdul Raufu/ 9781466665798/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Information and Communication Technologies hold great potential in facilitating public services; however, one of the main problems in applying ICT systems successfully lies in users¡¦ behavior. Before ICT can be fully assimilated into the public domain, it will first be necessary to successfully conciliate users to their adoption. ICT Adoption and Application in the Malaysian Public Sector aims to resolve the difficulties in applying practical ICT systems within the public sphere, thoroughly addressing disparities in ICT theory, user attitudes, and the underlying factors that hinder the full adoption of ICT systems. This publication is a valuable resource for policymakers, software developers, policy analysts, academic researchers, and students interested in the field of ICT. Topics Covered ¡EBehavioral Intention ¡EDigital Revolution ¡EGovernance ¡EICT Adoption in the Public Sector ¡EICT Policy ¡EInformational Behavior ¡EMalaysia ¡ETechnology Acceptance ¡ETechnology Usage
   
VB02-415 Handbook of Research on Advanced ICT Integration for Governance and Policy Modeling.
  Sonntagbauer, Peter/ 9781466662360/ Price:US$ 295.00
 
Book Cover As governments and policy makers take advantage of information and communication technologies, leaders must understand how to navigate the ever-shifting landscape of modern technologies in order to be most effective in enacting change and leading their constituents. The Handbook of Research on Advanced ICT Integration for Governance and Policy Modeling builds on the available literature, research, and recent advances in e-governance to explore advanced methods and applications of digital tools in government. This collection of the latest research in the field presents an essential reference for academics, researchers, and advanced-level students, as well as government leaders, policy makers, and experts in international relations. Topics Covered ¡ECitizen Engagement ¡ECivil Service ¡EDecision-Making Strategies ¡EE-Government ¡EE-Participation Modeling ¡EInternational Relations ¡EPolicy Development ¡EPolicy Lifecycle Analysis ¡ESimulation and Modeling in E-Governance
   
VB02-414 Emerging Issues and Prospects in African E-Government.
  Sodhi, Inderjeet Singh/ 9781466662964/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover Efforts have been made toward the application of electronic government in the developing world, yet questions of how to best implement governance systems and address concerns from officials and citizens alike remain to be answered. Emerging Issues and Prospects in African E-Government explores relevant practices, trends, and potential challenges facing fledgling governments in the digital era. This book focuses on the establishment and maintenance of e-government in various African countries, providing critical insights for government bodies, policymakers, administrators, and public sector researchers working in local, state, and national governments around the world. Topics Covered ¡ECitizen Engagement ¡ECivil Service Reform ¡ECollaborative Decision Analysis ¡EDigital Society ¡EE-Democracy ¡EE-Governance ¡EMobile Money ¡EPublic Administration
   
SB06-453 Disaster Management: Enabling Resilience.
  Masys, Anthony J./ 9783319088181/ Price:EUR 129.99
 
   
SB06-450 Brain Culture: Shaping Policy through Neuroscience.
  Pykett, Jessica/ 9781447314042/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
Book Cover This unique book offers a timely analysis of the impact of rapidly advancing knowledge about the brain, mind and behaviour on contemporary public policy and practice. Examining developments in behaviour change policies, neuroscience, architecture and urban design, education, and workplace training programmes the book analyses the global spread of research agendas, policy experiments and everyday practice informed by ¡¥brain culture¡¦. It offers an alternative, geographically informed set of explanations for what matters in explaining how people behave and how citizens¡¦ behaviour should be governed. It will be of interest to students and academics across the social and behavioural sciences.
   
SB06-450 Back to the Future of Socialism.
  Hain, Peter/ 9781447321682/ Price:¢G 9.99
 
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SB06-450 Knowledge in Policy: Embodied, Inscribed, Enacted.
  Freeman, Richard/ 9781447309994/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
Book Cover This important collection presents a radical reconception of the place of knowledge in contemporary policymaking in Europe, based not on assumptions about evidence, expertise or experience but on the different forms that knowledge takes. Knowledge is embodied in people, inscribed in documents and instruments, and enacted in specific circumstances. Empirical case studies of health and education policy in different national and international contexts demonstrate the essential interdependence of different forms and phases of knowledge. They illustrate the ways in which knowledge is mobilised and resisted, and draw attention to key problems in the processing and transformation of knowledge in policy work. This novel theoretical framework offers real benefits for policymakers, academics in public policy, public administration, management studies, sociology, education, public health and social work, and those with a practical interest in education and health and related fields of public policy.
   
SB06-450 Social Policy in Times of Austerity: Global Economic Crisis and the New Politics of Welfare.
  Farnsworth, Kevin/ 9781447319122/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
Book Cover The 2008 global economic crisis was unprecedented in living memory and its impact on economic and social life immense. Large-scale social policy interventions played a crucial role in helping to mediate the crisis, and yet the welfare state continues to come under attack. A new age of austerity, based more on politics than economics, is threatening to undermine the very foundations of the welfare state. However, as this important book illustrates, there is still room for optimism - resistance to the logic of austerity exists within organisations and governments, and among peoples, demonstrating how essential social policies remain to human progress. The second of a three-book series covering the post-2008 global economic crisis and the period of austerity, this volume draws together edited chapters from leading scholars engaged in the debate and will be equally suitable for academics and other researchers studying international and comparative social policy, as well as upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students.
   
SB06-450 Clear Blue Water?: The Conservative Party and the Welfare State Since 1940.
  Page, Robert M./ 9781847429865/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
Book Cover Has the modern Conservative party developed a distinctive approach to the post-war welfare state? In exploring this question, this accessible book, written for a broad readership takes an authoritative look at Conservative party policy and practice in the modern era. The book takes as its main starting point the progressive One Nation Conservative (1950-64) perspective, which endeavoured to embrace those features of the welfare state deemed compatible with the party¡¦s underlying `philosophy.¡¦ Attention then shifts to the neo-liberal Conservatives (1974-1997), who sought to reverse the forward march of the welfare state on the grounds of its `harmful¡¦ economic and social effects. Finally, David Cameron¡¦s (2005-present day) `progressive¡¦ neo-liberal Conservative welfare state strategy is put under the spotlight. The book¡¦s time-defined content and broad historical thread make it a valuable resource for academics and students in social policy and politics as well as social history.
   
SB06-450 Austerity Bites: A Journey to the Sharp End of Cuts in the UK.
  O'Hara, Mary/ 9781447315704/ Price:¢G 10.99
 
Book Cover Voted one of the Guardian best books of 2014 by Owen Jones. After coming to power in May 2010, the Coalition government in the United Kingdom embarked on a drastic programme of cuts to public spending and introduced a raft of austerity measures that had profoundly damaging effects on much of the population. This bestselling book by award-winning journalist Mary O¡¦Hara chronicles the true impact of austerity on people at the sharp end, based on her ¡¥real-time¡¦ 12-month journey around the country just as the most radical reforms were being rolled out in 2012 and 2013. Drawing on hundreds of hours of compelling first-person interviews, with a broad spectrum of people ranging from homeless teenagers, older job-seekers, pensioners, charity workers, employment advisers and youth workers, as well as an extensive body of research and reports, the book explores the grim reality of living under the biggest shakeup of the welfare state in 60 years. with a new Foreword by Mark Blyth, Professor of International Political economy and International Studies at Brown University, USA, Austerity Bites dispels any notion that ¡§we are all in this together¡¨ and offers an alternative to the dominant and simplistic narrative that we inhabit a country of ¡§skivers versus strivers".
   
SB06-450 Women of Power: Half a Century of Female Presidents and Prime Ministers Worldwide.
  Skard, Torild/ 9781447315803/ Price:¢G 29.99
 
Book Cover Do women national leaders represent a breakthrough for the women¡¦s movement, or is women¡¦s leadership weaker than the numbers imply? This unique book, written by an experienced politician and academic, is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of how and why women in 53 countries rose to the top in the years since World War II. Packed with fascinating case studies detailing the rise to power of all 73 female presidents and prime ministers from around the world, from 1960 (when the first was elected) to 2010, the motives, achievements and life stories of the female top leaders, including findings from interviews carried out by the author, provide a nuanced picture of women in power. The book will have wide international appeal to students, academics, government officials, women¡¦s rights activists and political activists, as well as anyone interested in international affairs, politics, social issues, gender and equality.
   
SB06-450 Policy Analysis in Taiwan.
  Kuo, Yu-Ying/ 9781447308300/ Price:¢G 92.99
 
Book Cover The study of policy analysis in Taiwan began in the 1970s, however whilst other countries have recognised the need for detailed examination of the theory and practice of policy analysis at different levels of government, Taiwanese studies have remained limited. This book brings together for the first time a team of experienced and highly respected researchers from across Taiwan with expertise in policy analysis theory and practice in specific areas of government as well as in non-governmental organisations. This is a well-structured volume which will be highly relevant for students and academics interested in understanding and analysing politics and policy making in Taiwan. Features of the ILPA series include: ¡E a country-specific systematic study of policy analysis systems by government and non-governmental actors ¡E a history of the country¡¦s policy analysis, empirical case studies and a comparative overview of alternative approaches ¡E a key reference collection for research and teaching in comparative policy analysis and policy studies.
   
SB06-450 Resilience in the Post-Welfare Inner City: Voluntary Sector Geographies in London, Los Angeles and Sydney.
  DeVerteuil, Geoffrey/ 9781447316558/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
Book Cover Resilience has become one of the first fully-fledged academic and political buzzwords of the twenty-first century. Within this context, Geoffrey DeVerteuil proposes a more critically-engaged and conceptually-robust version, applying it to the conspicuous but now residual clusters of voluntary sector organizations deemed ¡¥service hubs¡¦. The process of resilience is compared across ten service hubs in three complex but different global inner-city regions: London, Los Angeles and Sydney in response to the threat of gentrification-induced displacement. He shows that resilience can be about holding on to previous gains but also about holding out for transformation. The book is the first to move beyond theoretical books on ¡¥resilience¡¦ and offer a combined conceptual and empirical approach that will interest urban geographers, social planners and researchers of the voluntary sector.
   
SB06-450 Negotiating Cohesion, Inequality and Change: Uncomfortable Positions in Local Government.
  Jones, Hannah/ 9781447310044/ Price:¢G 25.99
 
Book Cover How are multiculturalism, inequality and belonging understood in the day-to-day thinking and practices of local government? Examining original empirical data, this book explores how local government officers and politicians negotiate 'difficult subjects' linked with community cohesion policy: diversity, inequality, discrimination, extremism, migration, religion, class, power and change. The book argues that such work necessitates 'uncomfortable positions' when managing ethical, professional and political commitments. Based on first-hand experience of working in urban local government and extensive ethnographic, interview and documentary research, the book applies governmentality perspectives in a new way to consider how people working within government are subject to regimes of governmentality themselves, and demonstrates how power operates through emotions. Its exploration of how 'sociological imaginations' are applied beyond academia will be valuable to those arguing for the future of public services and building connections between the university and wider society, including scholars and students in sociology, social policy, social geography, urban studies and politics, and policy practitioners in local and central government.
   
SB06-447 101 Reasons for a Citizen's Income: Arguments for Giving Everyone Some Money.
  Torry, Malcolm/ 9781447326120/ Price:¢G 10.99
 
Book Cover 101 Reasons for a Citizen¡¦s Income offers a short, accessible introduction to the debate on a Citizen¡¦s Income, showing how a universal, unconditional income for every citizen would solve problems facing the UK¡¦s benefits system, tackle poverty, and improve social cohesion and economic efficiency. For anyone new to the subject, or who wants to introduce friends, colleagues or relatives to the idea, 101 Reasons for a Citizen¡¦s Income is the book to open up debate around the topic. Drawing on arguments detailed in Money for everyone (Policy Press, 2013), it offers a convincing case for a Citizen¡¦s Income and a much needed resource for all interested in the future of welfare in the UK.
   
SB06-447 Moving Up and Getting On: Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in the UK.
  Rutter, Jill/ 9781447314622/ Price:¢G 25.99
 
Book Cover In most developed countries immigration policy is high on the political agenda. But what happens to migrants after their arrival ¡V integration and social cohesion ¡V has received less attention, yet these conditions matter to migrants and to wider society. Drawing on fieldwork in London and eastern England, Moving up and getting on is the first accessible, yet comprehensive, text to critique the effectiveness of recent integration and social cohesion policies and calls for a stronger political leadership. Written for those interested in public policy, the book argues that if the UK is to be successful in managing migration, there needs to be greater emphasis on the social aspects of integration and opportunities for meaningful social contact between migrants and longer-settled residents, particularly in the workplace.
   
SB06-447 Political (Dis)engagement: The Changing Nature of the 'Political'.
  Manning, Nathan/ 9781447317012/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
Book Cover In what ways is the meaning and practice of politics changing? Why might so many people feel dissatisfied and disaffected with electoral politics? What approaches do political activists use to raise issues and mobilise people for action? What role does the internet and social media play in contemporary citizenship and activism? This book brings together academics from a range of disciplines with political activists and campaigners to explore the meaning of politics and citizenship in contemporary society and the current forms of political (dis)engagement. It provides a rare dialogue between analysts and activists which will be especially valuable to academics and students across the social sciences, in particular sociology and political science.
   
SB06-447 Communicative Capacity: Public Encounters in Participatory Theory and Practice.
  Bartels, Koen P. R./ 9781447318507/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
Book Cover Participatory democracy has become an unshakable norm and widespread practice. Nowadays, public professionals and citizens regularly encounter each other in participatory practice to address shared problems. But while the frequency, pace, and diversity of their public encounters has increased, communicating in participatory practice remains a challenging, fragile, and demanding undertaking that often runs astray. This unique book explores how citizens and public professionals communicate, why this is so difficult, and what could lead to more productive conversations. Using timely, original empirical research to make a thorough comparative analysis of cases in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Italy, it shows policy makers, practitioners, students, and academics the value of communicative capacity.
   
SB06-442 Policy Analysis in Japan.
  Adachi, Yukio/ 9781847429841/ Price:¢G 92.99
 
Book Cover While studies of policy analysis in other countries have assessed their needs and integrated them into training programmes for professional policy analysts, Japanese studies have been very limited. Policy analysis in Japan brings together for the first time a detailed examination of the theory and practice of policy analysis systems in Japan, at different levels. As part of the successful International Library of Policy Analysis series, the book provides expert analysis to closely examine to what extent the Japanese government has succeeded in providing key policy actors with evidence-informed policy options, thereby improving the likelihood of better policies being adopted and implemented. The book also assesses Japan¡¦s future policy directions, allowing policy researchers and practitioners to draw a number of lessons from the Japanese experience. The book includes empirical case studies to aid teaching and further research, and will be a valuable resource for students and academics as well as policy makers.
   
SB06-440 Policy Analysis in the Netherlands.
  Frans van Nispen/ 9781447313335/ Price:¢G 92.99
 
Book Cover The Netherlands is internationally regarded as one of the front-runners of policy analysis and evaluation in Europe. This book, part of the International Library of Policy Analysis, provides a much-needed overview of developments in policy analysis in both academia and practice at various levels of governance. It brings together contributions from key scholars as well as from professionals in the field. The book captures the diversity of modes of policy analysis which have evolved since the 1970s. Above all, it provides an overview of the current state of affairs and is, as such, suitable for anyone who is interested in governance and performance.
   
Leading Policing in Europe: An Empirical Study of Strategic Police Leadership.
  Caless, Bryn/ 9781447315728/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
Book Cover Little is known about those at the command end of policing in Europe. Over the last two years, Bryn Caless and Steve Tong have had unique access to those at the top of European policing, obtaining detailed comments from more than a hundred strategic police leaders in 22 countries and presenting, for the first time, information about how they are selected for high office, how they are held to account and what their views are on current and future challenges in policing. Building on research conducted in the UK for ¡¥Policing at the top¡¦ (Policy Press), this is a timely and unparalleled insight into a little-known elite in the law-enforcement world.
   
Policy Analysis in Australia.
  Head, Brian/ 9781447310273/ Price:¢G 90.00
 
Book Cover Policy Analysis in Australia offers a distinctly Australian interpretation of policy scholarship with eighteen chapters strongly reflecting the outstanding contributions of Australian scholars to the field of public policy. It provides a coherent overview of the strengths and opportunities for policy analysis in Australia. It recognises that government agencies are no longer regarded as the sole source of sound policy analysis, and takes a broad view of policy analysis capacity, both within institutions at all levels of government, and beyond government in the media, political parties, business, and non-government associations. It provides a valuable contribution to Australian scholarship about policy analysis in academic, professional, teaching and learning contexts, and is a key addition to research and teaching in comparative policy analysis and policy studies more generally.
   
Taking Power Back: Putting People in Charge of Politics.
  Parker, Simon/ 9781447326878/ Price:¢G 14.99
 
Book Cover Faith in the UK¡¦s political system has reached new lows. Politicians and commentators are lining up to offer answers, but what if the problem goes beyond left and right, trust and bureaucracy? What if the system puts too much power in the hands of politicians in London and not enough in the hands of ordinary people? This important book addresses a key issue of our time: where should power and governance lie in our democracy? Simon Parker, a leading expert on public services and government, claims the answer is to give power away. Indeed, across the country, communities and cities are already starting to take matters into their own hands, reinventing citizenship for the 21st century. Including fascinating interviews with former ministers and officials about their experience of managing the central state, as well as illuminating international case studies, Parker offers policy recommendations and practical ideas for giving power away and creating a new kind of politics focused on unleashing society's creative potential. In so doing, he provides a route map for change, showing how decentralisation can make us happier, healthier and more equal.
   
Moving Up and Getting On: Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in the UK
  Rutter, Jill/ 9781447314615/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
Book Cover In most developed countries immigration policy is high on the political agenda. But what happens to migrants after their arrival ¡V integration and social cohesion ¡V has received less attention, yet these conditions matter to migrants and to wider society. Drawing on fieldwork in London and eastern England, Moving up and getting on is the first accessible, yet comprehensive, text to critique the effectiveness of recent integration and social cohesion policies and calls for a stronger political leadership. Written for those interested in public policy, the book argues that if the UK is to be successful in managing migration, there needs to be greater emphasis on the social aspects of integration and opportunities for meaningful social contact between migrants and longer-settled residents, particularly in the workplace.
   
Challenging the Chain: Governing the Automated Exchange and Processing of Business Information.
  Bharosa, N./ 9781614994961/ Price:EUR 80.00
 
Book Cover What is digital business reporting? Why do we need it? And how can we improve it? This book aims to address these questions by illustrating the rise of system-to-system information exchange and the opportunities for improving transparency and accountability. Governments around the world are looking for ways to strengthen transparency and accountability without introducing more red tape, which is a source of growing frustration and costs for businesses. In 2004, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Justice in the Netherlands started to investigate the potential of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) as a uniform data standard for business-to-government information exchange. In 2006, there was a comprehensive architecture for Standard Business Reporting (SBR), including the requirements for the information infrastructure. One year later the first reports in XBRL were successfully delivered to the Tax and Customs Administration and the Chamber of Commerce via a secure infrastructure. Today, millions of business reports are being exchanged using SBR. As a solution, SBR empowers organisations to present a cohesive explanation of their business operations and helps them engage with internal and external stakeholders, including regulators, shareholders and creditors. Challenging the chain describes the journey of SBR from challenge to solution. Specialists in the field ¡V flanked by academics ¡V provide detailed insights on the challenges actors faced and the solutions they achieved. In its versatility, this book exemplifies the necessary paradigm shifts when it comes to such large-scale public-private transformations. Policy makers, managers, IT specialists and architects looking to engage in such transformations will find guidance in this book.
   
A Decade of World e-Government Rankings.
  Obi, T./ 9781614995678/ Price:EUR 100.00
 
Book Cover The book is divided into three parts, the first of which is an overview of the e-Government ranking survey including a section on historical trends, the 2015 ranking and e-Government ranking by indicators. The second part covers findings and trends, and includes analysis in the fields of digital/internet economy, IOT, cloud, open/big data, cyber security, smart cities, social media and e-aging. The last section presents 63 country reports. The lessons learnt from the best practices explode in this book will contribute greatly to the work of all those involved in setting up, developing and improving e-Government worldwide.
   
Tracing the Political: Depoliticisation, Governance and The State.
  Flinders, Matthew/ 9781447326601/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
Book Cover Over the past two decades politicians have delegated many political decisions to expert agencies or ¡¥quangos¡¦, and portrayed the associated issues, like monetary or drug policy, as technocratic or managerial. At the same time an increasing number of important political decisions are being removed from democratic public debate altogether, leading many commentators to argue that they are part of a ¡¥crisis of democracy¡¦, marking the ¡¥end of politics¡¦. Tracing the political uses a broad range of international case studies to chart the politicising and depoliticising dynamics that shape debates about the future of governance and the liberal democratic state. The book is part of the New perspectives in policy and politics series, and will be an important text for students of politics and policy, as well as researchers and policy makers.dpuf
   
Designing Public Policy for Co-production: Theory Practice and Change.
  Durose, Catherine/ 9781447316695/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
Book Cover This important book is a response to crises of public policy. Offering an original contribution to a growing debate, the authors argue that traditional technocratic ways of designing policy are inadequate to cope with increasingly complex challenges, and suggest co-production as a more democratic alternative. Drawing on 12 compelling international contributions from practitioners, policy makers, activists and actively engaged academics, ideas of power are used to explore how genuine democratic involvement in the policy process from those outside the elites of politics can shape society for the better. The authors present insights on why and how to generate change in policy processes, arguing for increased experimentation in policy design. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers and students in public policy, public administration, sociology and politics.
   
Practices of Innovation and Responsibility: Insights from Methods, Governance and Action
  Bowman, D.M./ 9781614995814/ Price:EUR 60.00
 
Book Cover Over the last decade we have witnessed a significant maturation of the debate around the potential impact of nanotechnologies and other emerging technologies. A global risk research agenda has been developed to address key areas of uncertainty, and we have seen a shift towards ¡¥responsibility¡¦, ¡¥responsible development¡¦ and ¡¥responsible innovation¡¦ of these technologies and their products. But what do we mean by ¡¥responsible research and innovation¡¦ (RRI)? And how is this concept being operationalized in relation to emerging technologies? Bringing together contributions and perspectives from the multidisciplinary S.NET community, Practices of Innovation and Responsibility: Insights from Methods, Governance and Action examines the question of how RRI may be put into practice, via concrete methods and approaches, and as anticipatory practices designed to shape the innovation process itself.
   
VSB06-001 Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Practice.
  Farazmand, Ali/ 9780849385131/ Price:¢G 93.99
 
Book Cover More than 12 years have passed since the publication of the first edition of Crisis and Emergency Management. During that time numerous disasters¡Xfrom 9/11 to massive earthquakes in Iran and China, to the giant Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the Fukushima Tsunami and ensuing nuclear meltdown¡Xhave changed the way we manage catastrophic events. With contributions from leading experts, this second edition features 40 new chapters that address recent worldwide crises and what we have learned from emergency responses to them. See What¡¦s New in the Second Edition: ¡EUp-to-date concepts, theories, and practices ¡EAnalysis of recent disasters and their effect on emergency management ¡EPolicy and managerial lessons ¡ESuggestions for capacity building in crisis and emergency management
   
VB02-416 Revolutionizing the Interaction between State and Citizens through Digital Communications.
  Santos, Diogo/ 9781466662926/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Networked communication technologies have drastically changed the relationship between States and their citizens. This fundamental shift has eased civilians¡¦ ability to access information and organize groups like never before, creating the need to re-examine existing theories. Revolutionizing the Interaction between State and Citizens through Digital Communications evaluates the relationship between governments and their constituents, and how this relationship is impacted by emerging technologies. Discussing both developed and underdeveloped nations, this book provides a comparison for the ongoing shift in societies, serving as a critical reference for legal professionals, activists, government employees, academics, and students. Topics Covered ¡EDigital Right to Assemble ¡EDirect Democracy ¡EE-Government ¡EInformation Policy ¡ELaw in the Digital Era ¡ENew Information Technologies ¡EPolitical Movements and Social Media
   
VB02-404 Science and Politics.
  Steel, Brent S./ 9781452258102/ Price:¢G 140.00
 
Book Cover Recent partisan squabbles over science in the news are indicative of a larger tendency for scientific research and practice to get entangled in major ideological divisions in the public arena. This politicization of science is deepened by the key role government funding plays in scientific research and development, the market leading position of U.S.-based science and technology firms, and controversial U.S. exports (such as genetically modified foods or hormone-injected livestock). This groundbreaking, one-volume, A-to-Z reference features 120-150 entries that explore the nexus of politics and science, both in the United States and in U.S. interactions with other nations. The essays, each by experts in their fields, examine: ¡EHealth, environmental, and social/cultural issues relating to science and politics ¡EConcerns relating to government regulation and its impact on the practice of science ¡EKey historical and contemporary events that have shaped our contemporary view of how science and politics intersect Science and Politics: An A to Z Guide to Issues and Controversies is a must-have resource for researchers and students who seek to deepen their understanding of the connection between science and politics.
   
VB02-400 Design, Development, and Use of Secure Electronic Voting Systems.
  Zissis, Dimitrios/ 9781466658202/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover In modern electoral processes, Information and Communication Technologies play a crucial role, whether used in voter registration, ballot casting, or processing of results. Securing these systems is a necessary step in ensuring the fairness of the democratic process. Design, Development, and Use of Secure Electronic Voting Systems analyzes current research on the integration of modern technologies with traditional democratic systems, providing a framework for designing and deploying electronic voting systems in any context or society. Stakeholders, researchers, architects, designers, and scholars interested in the use of electronic systems in government processes will use this book to gain a broader understanding of some of the latest advances in this emerging field. Topics Covered ¡EAccessibility ¡EDesign Features ¡EElectronic Voting ¡EMobile Voting ¡EPolitical Requirements ¡EPrivacy and Anonymity ¡ESocial Lessons ¡EUsability
   
VB02-399 Emerging Mobile and Web 2.0 Technologies for Connected E-Government.
  Mahmood, Zaigham/ 9781466660823/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover E-Government describes the utilization of technologies to improve the lives of citizens and business organizations while facilitating the operation of the government. With the rise of new technologies, governments need to consider implementing Web 2.0 and mobile technologies as a way to offer relevant e-services to citizens so that they may fully participate in governmental affairs. Emerging Mobile and Web 2.0 Technologies for Connected E-Government highlights the latest technologies and how they can be implemented by the government and effectively used by citizens. This book aims to be an inclusive reference source for researchers, practitioners, students, and managers interested in the application of recent technological innovations to develop a more effective e-government system. Topics Covered ¡ECitizen Participation ¡EDigital Technologies ¡EElectronic Government ¡EGlobalization ¡ESocial Media ¡ESocioeconomic Development ¡EStrategic Management ¡EUrban Development
   
VB02-396 Digital Access and E-Government: Perspectives from Developing and Emerging Countries.
  Moahi, Kgomotso H./ 9781466658684/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Access to government information faces many roadblocks in developing and emerging economies due to lack of appropriate legal frameworks and other requisite information laws. However, there is hope that many countries are now recognizing the importance of providing access to public information resources. Digital Access and E-Government: Perspectives from Developing and Emerging Countries explores the relationships that exist between access to information laws and e-government. It shares the strategies used in encouraging access to information in a variety of jurisdictions and environments, to be of use to e-government designers and practitioners, policymakers, and university professors. Topics Covered ¡EDigital Records Management in E-Government ¡EE-Government in Africa ¡EE-Inclusion Strategies in Public Administrations ¡EInformation Access and Knowledge-Based Economies ¡EInformation Literacy ¡ELibrary Services in the Digital Economy ¡EWeb Archival Legislation in Africa
   
VB02-393 IT in the Public Sphere: Applications in Administration, Government, Politics, and Planning.
  Mahmood, Zaigham/ 9781466647190/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover To be successful in the 21st century, governments must make use of digital and communication technologies in order to coordinate resources and collaborate with their citizens. IT in the Public Sphere: Applications in Administration, Government, Politics, and Planning evaluates current research and best practices in the adoption of e-government technologies in developed and developing countries, enabling governments to keep in constant communication with citizens, constituents, corporations, and other stakeholders in modern societies. Within these chapters, scholars, administrators, managers, and leaders will find the latest information on utilizing digital technologies in their e-governance projects. Topics Covered ¡ECitizen Participation ¡EDigital Technologies ¡EElectronic Government ¡EGlobalization ¡ESocial Media ¡ESocioeconomic Development ¡EStrategic Management ¡EUrban Development
   
VB02-392 Governometrics and Technological Innovation for Public Policy Design and Precision.
  Sharma, Sangeeta/ 9781466651463/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover In recent years, government officials have been able to formulate more accurate policies through statistical application. By utilizing quantitative and statistical methods in policy making, governometrics ensures excellence in governmental performance and helps the future of policy making. Governometrics and Technological Innovation for Public Policy Design and Precision demonstrates governometrics¡¦ effective exploitation of policy intricacies in order to overcome the problems policy makers often struggle to resolve. Capturing a variety of international views on policy standpoints to show how this unconventional and scientific analysis of policy is coming to the forefront, this publication is an innovative reference ideal for policy makers, public officials, professionals, researchers, and students, as well as multilateral organizations and institutional donors. Topics Covered ¡ECluster Analysis ¡ECritical Policy Issues ¡EGovernment Accountability ¡EInfluential Policy Factors ¡EPolicy Decision ¡EPolicy Intervention ¡EPolicy Perspectives and Strategies ¡ERatio and Regression Analysis ¡EStatistical Modeling
   
VB02-386 Technology Development and Platform Enhancements for Successful Global E-Government Design.
  Bwalya, Kelvin Joseph/ 9781466649002/ Price:US$ 235.00
 
Book Cover While electronic research has developed in many governments around the world, the majority of its research has focused on the supply and demand aspects of e-government instead of the focus on technology integration for successful e-government design. Technology Development and Platform Enhancements for Successful Global E-Government Design compiles the shared experiences of e-government designers and practitioners with a focus on technological design. By highlighting the different technological nuances that need to be incorporated into successful e-government designs, this book is a useful tool for professionals and researchers concerned with the organizational development in different types of e-government communities and environments. Topics Covered ¡EE-Democracy ¡EE-Government Project Management ¡EGeospatial Technologies ¡EOpen Source Systems ¡EPerformance Measurement Frameworks ¡ESocio-Technology Ecosystem ¡ETechnological Divide ¡EWeb 2.0 in Governance
   
SB06-443 Electronic Government and Electronic Participation.
  Janssen, Marijn/ 9781614994282/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
Book Cover Electronic media and ICT have become indispensable in the fields of public governance, policy-making and public service provision. E-government research demonstrates its relevance to practice, influencing and shaping government strategies and implementations. The way in which technology can enable and enhance public participation in government is of particular importance. This book presents the proceedings of the ongoing research of the IFIP EGOV and ePart conferences, jointly held at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, in September 2014. Included are 24 ongoing research papers, case studies and posters from the EGOV conference, grouped into the sections: stakeholders and participation; open data and interoperability; ICT-enabled policy-making; services; design, architecture and processes; and evaluation and public values. From the ePart conference, 5 ongoing research papers are included. The book also includes workshops from both conferences. IFIP EGOV and ePart bring together the scientific research community in e-government from all over the world, and this book will be of interest to all those involved in public governance and service provision.
   
SB06-439 Knowledge in Policy: Embodied, Inscribed, Enacted.
  Freeman, Richard/ 9781447309987/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
Book Cover This important collection presents a radical reconception of the place of knowledge in contemporary policymaking in Europe, based not on assumptions about evidence, expertise or experience but on the different forms that knowledge takes. Knowledge is embodied in people, inscribed in documents and instruments, and enacted in specific circumstances. Empirical case studies of health and education policy in different national and international contexts demonstrate the essential interdependence of different forms and phases of knowledge. They illustrate the ways in which knowledge is mobilised and resisted, and draw attention to key problems in the processing and transformation of knowledge in policy work. This novel theoretical framework offers real benefits for policymakers, academics in public policy, public administration, management studies, sociology, education, public health and social work, and those with a practical interest in education and health and related fields of public policy.
   
SB06-438 Postal Services in the Digital Age.
  Finger, M./ 9781614993940/ Price:EUR 100.00
 
Book Cover This book deals with the challenges faced by the postal sector in the digital age, and with the vast opportunities that technological advancements offer postal operators with regard to developing new business solutions and services tailored to the needs of their customers. It provides an analysis of these opportunities and identifies the ways in which postal operators might benefit from the digital age and new market requirements. The book is divided into three main parts: various digital dimensions; e-commerce challenges; and opportunities for partnership with governments. A final chapter discusses the developments described in the book and the views and ideas of the authors. The book will be of interest to all those responsible for developing and running postal services, as well as to anyone affected by the changes which have already taken place or the possibilities opening up for new and improved services.
   
SB06-433 Studying Public Policy: An International Approach.
  Hill, Michael/ 9781447311072/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
Book Cover This unique book is the first to explore the public policy process through 19 contributions from diverse scholars from all over the world. It uses empirical material to demonstrate how many of the key theories and concepts may be applied to its analysis. These are linked by substantive commentary from the editor, Michael Hill, a renowned policy expert, and organised into 5 sections: Stability and Change, Agenda Setting, Policy Formulation, Implementation and Governance and Globalism. This important new resource for policy process teaching uses cases from many policy areas and countries to bring to life for students the reality of the policy making process using tools that help with understanding the real world. These tools comprise a range of often contestable propositions. The book can be used in its own right and to accompany textbooks in the field and will be of value for masters and advanced undergraduate courses, as well as policy analyses and policymakers in public organisations.
   
SB06-433 Strategic Management in Nonprofit Organizations.
  Brown, William A./ 9781449618940/ Price:US$ 112.95
 
Book Cover Strategic Management in Nonprofit Organizations uses a strategic management framework to consider key decisions that nonprofit managers and volunteer leaders confront as they plan and work to position their organizations for optimal success. The text blends together theoretical, empirical and normative literature with descriptive stories of managing in the sector to illustrate some of the challenges managers will face in their organizations. Further, the text suggests some optimal practices for managers who want to strengthen their organization. Perfect for graduate students in nonprofit management programs, this text fills a gap in the current literature by providing a thorough examination of management and planning issues experienced by nonprofit managers.
   
SB06-432 Disputing Citizenship.
  Clarke, John/ 9781447312536/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
Book Cover Citizenship is always in dispute ¡V in practice as well as in theory, but conventional perspectives do not address why the concept of citizenship is so contentious. This unique book presents a new perspective on citizenship by treating it as a continuing focus of dispute. The authors dispute the way citizenship is normally conceived and analysed within the social sciences, developing a view of citizenship as always emerging from struggle. This view is advanced through an exploration of the entanglements of politics, culture and power that are both embodied and contested in forms and practices of citizenship. This compelling view of citizenship emerges from the international and interdisciplinary collaboration of the four authors, drawing on the diverse disputes over citizenship in their countries of origin (Brazil, France, Britain and the USA). The book is essential reading for anyone interested in the field of citizenship, no matter what their geographical, political or academic location.
   
SB06-432 The Ethics Primer for Public Administrators in Government and Nonprofit Organizations.
  Svara, James/ 9781449619015/ Price:US$ 82.95
 
Book Cover The Second Edition of The Ethics Primer for Public Administrators in Government and Nonprofit Organizations: Introduces readers to the fundamentals of administrative responsibility and provides comprehensive coverage of the important elements of ethics. Features an accessible and interactive approach to maximize understanding of the subject. Includes information on the nature of public service and the ethical expectations of public administrators, as well factors that may lead to unethical behavior. Written from a political perspective, the book addresses questions that are highly salient to persons working in government and nonprofits. Offers helpful ways to link ethics and management in order to strengthen the ethical climate in a public organization.
   
SB06-432 Poverty Reduction Strategy in Bangladesh: Re-Thinking Participation in Policy-Making.
  Kamruzzaman, Palash/ 9781447305699/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
Book Cover This book analyses government relationships with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) to evaluate the role of citizen participation in formulating national poverty reduction policies in low income countries. It investigates the idea of participation from a contrasting perspective in theory and in practice. Based on in-depth research from a case study of Bangladesh, the first part of the book explores the rhetoric of participation in development policies while the second part of the book presents empirical evidence of participation in the formulation of Bangladesh¡¦s PRSP where a local level development brokers play an important role. This topical book argues that participatory policies are not enough - an overhaul is needed in the thinking of poverty reduction which will require strong political commitment - and will make essential reading for academics, students and researchers in international development studies and poverty fields.
   
Money and Electoral Politics: Local Parties and Funding in General Elections.
  Ron Johnston/ 9781447306320/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
Book Cover Political parties are crucial to British democracy, providing the foundations for mobilising voters. Their constituency branches are key links between voters and Parliamentary candidates and their activities require two vital resources ¡V people and money. Much has been written on the decline of party membership but far less on money. In this much-needed new book, Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie use the latest research and hitherto unpublished material to explore financial differences across the UK¡¦s three main parties in the four years leading up to the 2010 General Election. They look at how much local parties raise for election campaigns and find that the more money candidates spend then, the better their performance. Analyses of their annual accounts, however, show that many local parties are unable to raise all of the money that they are entitled to spend on such campaigns. This reveals an unhealthy picture of grassroots party organisation in which the capacity to engage effectively with many voters is concentrated in a relatively small number of constituencies and is likely to remain so. This timely and essential book will make a major contribution to the literature on British elections and parties, especially to continuing debates regarding party funding, and will make important reading for academics, students, politicians, civil servants and others interested in this topic.
   
Reclaiming Local Democracy: A Progressive Future for Local Government.
  Newman, Ines/ 9781447308911/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
Book Cover Austerity has left local government struggling to meet the demands for local services. In this context, this book asks ¡¥what are the fundamental principles that should guide decision-making by local councillors and officers?¡¦ It seeks to move the agenda from ¡¥what works?¡¦ to ¡¥what should local government do?¡¦ and ¡¥how will its policies impact on social justice and local democracy?'. Reclaiming local democracy examines the politics of human need and argues that local government should provide a voice for those that lack power. It avoids the dry, familiar debate about what structures and powers local government should have, instead seeking to energise all concerned to re-engage with a political and ethical approach. Written in a persuasive and accessible way, the book examines how local government can develop active citizens and make a difference to the well-being of those in disadvantaged areas ¡V truly 'reclaiming local democracy'. Combining theory and international practice, it will be relevant for councillors, policy officers and activists in the third sector, as well as academics and students in politics and social policy.
   
Disputing Citizenship.
  Clarke, John/ 9781447312529/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
Book Cover Citizenship is always in dispute ¡V in practice as well as in theory, but conventional perspectives do not address why the concept of citizenship is so contentious. This unique book presents a new perspective on citizenship by treating it as a continuing focus of dispute. The authors dispute the way citizenship is normally conceived and analysed within the social sciences, developing a view of citizenship as always emerging from struggle. This view is advanced through an exploration of the entanglements of politics, culture and power that are both embodied and contested in forms and practices of citizenship. This compelling view of citizenship emerges from the international and interdisciplinary collaboration of the four authors, drawing on the diverse disputes over citizenship in their countries of origin (Brazil, France, Britain and the USA). The book is essential reading for anyone interested in the field of citizenship, no matter what their geographical, political or academic location.
   
Critical Infrastructure Protection.
  M. Edwards/ 9781614993568/ Price:EUR 104.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the proceedings of the NATO Centre of Excellence ¡V Defence against Terrorism (COE-DAT) Advanced Research Workshop entitled Critical Infrastructure Protection, held in Ankara, Turkey, in May 2012. The workshop brought together 44 participants from 13 countries and consisted of five sessions: a general overview of policy, tools and techniques; the realities of implementation; protection of energy infrastructure; protection of communications and information infrastructure; and protection of transport infrastructure. The papers were presented by 16 expert speakers ¡V military and civilian practitioners, business leaders, diplomats, and academics ¡V from 6 countries, and each was followed by a detailed discussion and debate. The workshop concluded with a summary of all the topics reflected in the individual papers presented.
   
Let's Put Data to Use: Digital Scholarship for the Next Generation. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
  / 9781614994084/ Price:EUR 50.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ELPUB), held in Thessaloniki, Greece, in June 2014. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners to discuss the many aspects of electronic publishing, and the theme this year is 'Let's put data to use: digital scholarship for the next generation'. As well as examining the role of cultural heritage and service organisations in the creation, accessibility, duration and long-term preservation of data, it provides a discussion forum for the appraisal, citation and licensing of research data and the new developments in reviewing, publishing and editorial technology. The book is divided into sections covering the following topics: open access and open data; knowing the users better; researchers and their needs; specialized content for researchers; publishing and access; and practical aspects of electronic publishing.
   
Australian Public Policy: Progressive Ideas in the Neo-Liberal Ascendency.
  Miller, Chris/ 9781447312673/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
Book Cover At a time when neoliberal and conservative politics are again in the ascendency and social democracy is waning, Australian public policy re-engages with the values and goals of progressive public policy in Australia and the difficulties faced in re-affirming them. It brings together leading authors to explore economic, environmental, social, cultural, political and Indigenous issues. It examines trends and current policy directions and outlines progressive alternatives that challenge and extend current thinking. While focused on Australia, the contributors offer valuable insights for people in other countries committed to social justice and those engaged in the ongoing contest between neoliberalism and social democracy. This is essential reading for policy practitioners, researchers and students as well as those with an interest in the future of public policy.
   
Rethinking Policy and Politics: Reflections on Contemporary Debates in Policy Studies.
  Ayres, Sarah/ 9781447319467/ Price:¢G 82.99
 
Book Cover In recent years the nature of policy and politics has witnessed significant transformations. These have challenged perceptions about the ways in which policy is studied, designed, delivered and appraised. This book ¡Vthe first in the New Perspectives in Policy and Politics series - brings together world-leading scholars to reflect on the implications of some of these developments for the field of policy studies and the world of practice. First published as a special issue of Policy & Politics, the book offers critical reflections on the recent history and future direction of policy studies. It advances the debate by rethinking the ways in which scholars and students of policy studies can (re)engage with pertinent issues in pursuit of both scholarly excellence and practical solutions to global policy problems.
   
Why We Can't Afford the Rich.
  Sayer, Andrew/ 9781447320791/ Price:¢G 20.99
 
Book Cover As inequalities widen and the effects of austerity deepen, in many countries the wealth of the rich has soared. Why we can¡¦t afford the rich exposes the unjust and dysfunctional mechanisms that allow the top 1% to siphon off wealth produced by others, through the control of property and money. Leading social scientist Andrew Sayer shows how over the last three decades the rich worldwide have increased their ability to hide their wealth, create indebtedness and expand their political influence. Written accessibly for a wide readership, this important book uses simple distinctions to burst the myth of the rich as specially talented wealth creators. Furthermore, as the risk of runaway climate change grows, it shows how the rich are threatening the planet by banking on unsustainable growth. The author forcefully argues that the crises of economy and climate can only be resolved by radical change to make economies sustainable, fair and conducive to well-being for all.
   
Studying Public Policy: An International Approach.
  Hill, Michael/ 9781447311065/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
Book Cover This unique book is the first to explore the public policy process through 19 contributions from diverse scholars from all over the world. It uses empirical material to demonstrate how many of the key theories and concepts may be applied to its analysis. These are linked by substantive commentary from the editor, Michael Hill, a renowned policy expert, and organised into 5 sections: Stability and Change, Agenda Setting, Policy Formulation, Implementation and Governance and Globalism. This important new resource for policy process teaching uses cases from many policy areas and countries to bring to life for students the reality of the policy making process using tools that help with understanding the real world. These tools comprise a range of often contestable propositions. The book can be used in its own right and to accompany textbooks in the field and will be of value for masters and advanced undergraduate courses, as well as policy analyses and policymakers in public organisations.
   
VB02-410 Digital Public Administration and E-Government in Developing Nations: Policy and Practice.
  Griffin, David/ 9781466636910/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover In recent years, it has become apparent that there are very distinct gaps between developed and developing regions in the world, especially in regards to e-government systems, infrastructures, and processes. Digital Public Administration and E-Government in Developing Nations: Policy and Practice examines e-government from the perspective of developing nations and addresses issues and concerns of developing systems and processes. This publication is a valuable and insightful tool for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and students in different fields who are interested in information systems, public policies, politics, and media and communication studies. Topics Covered ¡EDigital Divide ¡EE-Democracy ¡EE-Government Impacts ¡EE-Government Strategy and Policy ¡EGlobal Information Technology ¡EPublic-Private Partnerships
   
VB02-384 Building a Competitive Public Sector with Knowledge Management Strategy.
  Al-Bastaki, Yousi/ 9781466644342/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover Organizational strategies in the public sector are constantly changing and growing. In order for organizations to remain successful and competitive, they must ensure that the stream of knowledge is managed effectively. Building a Competitive Public Sector with Knowledge Management Strategy explores different practices and theories of knowledge management, providing an efficient way of sustaining knowledge to improve organizational learning and enhance company performance. By intelligently analyzing current research, this publication is beneficial to managers, practitioners, and researchers interested in increasing their knowledge management strategies in the public sector. Topics Covered ¡EHuman Resource Management ¡EKnowledge Organizations ¡ELeadership Initiatives ¡EManagement Science ¡EOrganizational Research ¡EPublic and Sector Management
   
VB02-380 Citizen E-Participation in Urban Governance Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity.
  Silva, Carlos Nunes/ 9781466641693/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover The relationship between citizens and city governments is gradually transforming due to the utilization of advanced information and communication technologies in order to inform, consult, and engage citizens. Citizen E-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity explores the nature of the new challenges confronting citizens and local governments in the field of urban governance. This comprehensive reference source explores the role that Web 2.0 technologies play in promoting citizen participation and empowerment in the city government and is intended for scholars, researchers, students, and practitioners in the field of urban studies, urban planning, political science, public administration, and more. Topics Covered ¡ECitizen Participation ¡ECitizen Science ¡ECrowdsourcing ¡EE-Democracy Systems ¡EE-Participation ¡EGeographic Information for Disaster Management ¡EOpen Source Urban Governance ¡EUrban Land Cover
   
VB02-379 E-Government Success Factors and Measures: Theories, Concepts, and Methodologies.
  Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon/ 9781466640580/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover As governments around the world seek new and more effective methods of organizing their administrations, electronic government plays an increasingly more important role in governmental success. However, due to hindrances in financial and communication resources, these advantages are often overlooked. E-Government Success Factors and Measures: Theories, Concepts, and Methodologies investigates successful e-government initiatives in a modern technological environment, exploring both benefits and challenges due to various technical, organizational, social, and contextual factors. The book provides academics and professionals with concepts, theories, and current research in the arena of e-government, enabling readers to develop a broader understanding of the measures inherent in successful e-governments on a global scale. This book is part of the Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development series collection. Topics Covered ¡E Assessment Models ¡E E-Government Initiatives ¡E E-government policies ¡E Emergent Technologies ¡E Empirical Analysis ¡E Federal, State, and Local E-Governments ¡E Integrated Models ¡E Political, Economic, and Social Factors ¡E Practical Recommendations ¡E Technological, Organizational, and Institutional Factors
   
VB02-378 Developing E-Government Projects: Frameworks and Methodologies.
  Mahmood, Zaigham/ 9781466642454/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover The emergence of e-government allows for effective governance, increased transparency, better management, and efficient services through the use of the internet and information and communication technologies. Therefore, world governments are mobilizing large amounts of resources in order to implement and promote the use of e-government. Developing E-Government Projects: Frameworks and Methodologies presents frameworks and methodologies for strategies towards the design, implementation, and adoption of e-government projects. By providing best practices in the successful adoption of e-government, this book is essential for policy makers, practitioners, researchers, and students interested in the approaches utilized for the successful implementation of e-government projects. Topics Covered ¡EE-Government Adoption ¡EE-government Strategies ¡EGovernment to Government Interactions ¡EICT Infrastructure ¡EKnowledge Management ¡EManaging E-Governance ¡ESocial and Economic Development ¡ESuccess Factors
   
VB02-368 E-Government Success around the World: Cases, Empirical Studies, and Practical Recommendations.
  Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon/ 9781466641730/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover While some e-government projects fail to deliver the expected benefits due to numerous technical, organizational, institutional, and contextual factors, information technology continues to be utilized by international governments to achieve countless benefits. E-Government Success around the World: Cases, Empirical Studies, and Practical Recommendations presents the latest findings in the area of e-government success. Written for academics and professionals, this book aims to improve the understanding of e-government success factors and cultural contexts in the field of governmental information technologies in various disciplines such as political science, public administration, information and communication sciences, and sociology. Topics Covered ¡EBest Practices in Developing Countries ¡ECitizen Participation ¡EE-Government Success in Public Libraries ¡EGovernment Services ¡EInternet-Based Systems ¡EPublic Administration ¡EPublic-Private Partnerships
   
VB02-367 E-Government Implementation and Practice in Developing Countries.
  Mahmood, Zaigham/ 9781466640900/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Information and communication technologies have improved government practices and provided effective governance, processes, and services, which have influenced world governments to gather the resources needed to implement e-government projects in developing countries. E-Government Implementation and Practice in Developing Countries provides research on the current actions being taken by developing countries towards the design, development, and implementation of e-government policies. This book will discuss current frameworks and strategies that are useful for project managers, government officials, researchers, and students interested or involved in the development and implementation of e-government planning. This book is part of the Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development series collection. Table of Contents ¡EBest practices ¡EE-government policies ¡EICT Infrastructure ¡EKnowledge Management in E-Government Projects ¡ELimitations, Barriers, and Issues ¡EProject Initiation ¡ESuccess factors
   
VB02-364 Comparative Public Policy, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hill, Michael/ 9781446269732/ Price:¢G 780.00
 
Book Cover This collection brings together disparate but individually significant papers on the subject of public policy, ensuring that all the developing threads in this field of work are identified and contextualised by a newly-written introductory essay. Table of Contents Volume One: General Theories and Methods Part One: Patterns of Democracy Part Two: Comparative Approaches with more Detailed Institutional Focuses Part Three: Globalization Volume Two: Policy System Typologies and Cross-Cutting Issues Part One: Varieties of Capitalism Part Two: European Union Part Three: Comparative Public Policy Outside The Oecd 'Club' Volume Three: Policy Fields: Social Policy Part One: Social Protection Part Two: Health Care Part Three: Education Volume Four: Policy Fields: Economy, Environment and Others Part One: Economic Policy, Labour-Market Policy and Taxation Part Two: Environment Policy Part Three: Other Policy Areas
   
VB02-362 Public Sector Reform, 4-Vols/Set.
  Massey, Andrew/ 9781446240892/ Price:¢G 780.00
 
Book Cover Public Sector Reform is endemic to public administrations and governmental structures globally. It is driven by a variety of dynamics and these vary according to their specific context: geographical, cultural, social, political, economic and temporal. This four-volume set brings together elements of the classical and modern work in this diverse field in a comprehensive and accessible way; providing an indispensable resource for both academics and practitioners from a social science and business perspective. Through a 4-volume structure, which takes in historical and modern day perspectives whilst maintaining a strong global focus on the subject, the set demonstrates that reform is a constant process and that it has been taking place for a long time; that which we often consider a 'golden age' in terms of Weberian bureaucracies or welfare state hierarchies, was itself a reform that belonged to a specific time and set of places. Volume One: The Historical Perspective of Reform Volume Two: Management and Post New Public Management: Reform in a time of Change Volume Three: Post-Soviet Reform Volume Four: The Developing World and Reform: African, Other Asian and Latin American Pathways
   
VB02-358 Public Information Management and E-Government: Policy and Issues.
  Brown, Mary Maureen/ 9781466630031/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Recently, the public sector has given an increasing amount of national and international attention to electronic government systems. Therefore, it is inevitable that the theoretical implications and intersections between information technology and governmental matters are more widely discussed. Public Information Management and E-Government: Policy and Issues offers a fresh, comprehensive dialogue on issues that occur between the public management and information technology domains. With its focus on political issues and their effects on the larger public sector, this book is valuable for administrators, researchers, students, and educators who wish to gain foundational and theoretical knowledge on e-government policies. Topics Covered ¡EElectronic Government ¡EDigital Divide ¡EProject Management ¡EPublic and Sector Management ¡EPublic Policy Environment ¡EOrganizational Behavior
   
VB02-356 Human-Centered System Design for Electronic Governance.
  Saeed, Saqib/ 9781466636408/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover As e-government policies and procedures become widely practiced and implemented, it is apparent that the success of technology in e-government hangs on its consistentency with human practices. Human-Centered System Design for Electronic Governance provides special attention to the most successful practices for implementing e-government technologies. This highly regarded publication highlights the benefits of well designed systems in this field, while investigating the implications of poor practices and designs. This book is beneficial for academics, researchers, government officials, and graduate students interested and involved in design of information systems within the context of e-government. Topics Covered ¡EDigital Divide ¡EE-Government ¡EInformation and Communication Technologies ¡EInformation Systems Design ¡EIT Research and Theory ¡EProject Management
   
VB02-355 Digital Democracy and the Impact of Technology on Governance and Politics: New Globalized Practices.
  Akrivopoulou, Christina M./ 9781466636378/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover The evolution of modern technology has allowed digital democracy and e-governance to transform traditional ideas on political dialogue and accountability. Digital Democracy and the Impact of Technology on Governance and Politics: New Globalized Practices brings together a detailed examination of the new ideas on electronic citizenship, electronic democracy, e-governance, and digital legitimacy. By combining theory with the study of law and of matters of public policy, this book is essential for both academic and legal scholars, researchers, and practitioners. Topics Covered ¡EDigital Democracy ¡EE-Governance ¡EElectronic Citizenship ¡EGlobalization ¡EInformation Communication Technology ¡EOpen Government ¡EPolitical Decision Making
   
VB02-337 Public Affairs Management, 4-Vols/Set.
  Harris, Phil/ 9781446254806/ Price:¢G 675.00
 
Book Cover This four-volume set looks at the evolution of ideas around that critical government and business strategic interface, Public Affairs, and how our understanding and conceptualisation of the discipline and topic area has changed as the subject has become rapidly grown and become more important over the past decade with globalisation. Through thematic exploration of the key conceptual and empirical articles to have come out of the field, public affairs is here understood as a discipline and professional practice, taking in: the organisation and structuring of the public affairs function; the characteristics and factors influencing the effectiveness of public affairs; the profile, characteristics and competencies of public affairs practitioners; the value of public affairs; what is understood about 'best practice' in the public affairs context, and its limitations; and the international perspective of public affairs. Skilfully edited and introduced by a leading voice in the field, this major work shines a spotlight on a subject which is increasingly gaining strategic significance across disciplines on the global stage. Volume One: Introduction and definition Volume Two: Strategy Volume Three: Globalization Volume Four: Critical Issues in Public Affairs
   
SB06-433 The Politics of Civil Society: Big Society and Small Government.
  Powell, Fred/ 9781447307150/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
The politics of civil society is an original, thought provoking analysis which challenges one-dimensional neoliberal thinking about civil society, and seeks to rediscover its radical roots. The original edition shifted the scholarly debate onto the new ground, offering an accessible and compelling analysis of one of the central issues of our times. In the second, revised edition of this indispensable book, the author looks behind 'the mirror of power' to discover the reality of civil society - or 'Big Society', as it has become known. He finds not one but three forms of civil society: radical, liberal and conservative. In complex interplay between state and civil society, the author argues that citizens contend for power through civil society. This is both an age-long pursuit dating from antiquity and a contemporary democratic struggle between competing visions of modernity that determines the 'real' in politics, as experienced by the citizens. The book will have wide appeal to a broad cross-disciplinary audience.
   
SB06-431 How Europe Shapes British Public Policy.
  Morphet, Janice/ 9781447300465/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
Book Cover Britain's relationship with the EU is frequently viewed as simple by the media and politicians. In ways - never really explained - the EU has managed to 'take away' Britain's sovereign powers and has the ability to determine much of its legislation. The history of how this has occurred is never discussed unlike other countries in Europe. How Europe shapes British public policy examines the development of the EU as a sectarian issue in the UK. It discusses the effects of disengagement through the political practices of policy making and the implications that this has had for depoliticisation in government and the civil service. It considers the effects of EU membership in shaping key policy areas - trade and privatisation, the single market and the environment, and subsidiarity in the development and implementation of devolved and decentralised governance. This book gives new and essential insights for students and practitioners of politics, governance and international relations.
   
SB06-431 The Squeezed Middle: The Pressure on Ordinary Workers in America and Britain.
  Parker, Sophia/ 9781447308935/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
Book Cover The issue of living standards is arguably the biggest challenge facing economists and politicians in the UK and USA today and a highly topical key policy concern."The squeezed middle" brings together leading experts from both sides of the Atlantic to ask what the UK can learn from the US experience of stagnating wages and rising living costs. American workers have not benefited from growth for an entire generation: the average American worker earned the equivalent in 2009 of a salary from 1975. During the last decade British workers have had a similar experience: they can no longer assume that when the economy grows their wages will grow with it. This collection includes articles commissioned and edited by The Resolution Foundation and brings together for the first time a number of leading economic and policy thinkers to analyse the impact of different policies on those on low-to-middle incomes and explain what lessons the UK can learn from America's 'lost generation'. This timely book is essential reading for anyone concerned about the living standards crisis and will have great relevance to policymakers and researchers in the UK, USA and beyond.
   
SB06-431 Reclaiming Individualism: Perspectives on Public Policy.
  Spicker, Paul/ 9781447309086/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
This book is about individualist ideas, and how they shape contemporary approaches to public policy. If we were to believe the existing literature, we might think that only markets can satisfy people's needs, and that any collective concept of welfare compromises individual welfare. The price mechanism is taken to be the best way to allocate resources, and it is assumed that individualised responses to need must be better than general ones. Reclaiming individualism reviews the scope of individualist approaches, and considers how they apply to issues of policy. It argues for a concept of individualism based on rights, human dignity, shared interests and social protection. A valuable resource for those working or studying in social or public policy, this book is a powerful restatement of some of the key values that led to individualism being such a force in the first place.
   
SB06-431 The Politics of Civil Society: Big Society and Small Government.
  Powell, Fred/ 9781447307143/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
Book Cover The politics of civil society is an original, thought provoking analysis which challenges one-dimensional neoliberal thinking about civil society, and seeks to rediscover its radical roots. The original edition shifted the scholarly debate onto the new ground, offering an accessible and compelling analysis of one of the central issues of our times. In the second, revised edition of this indispensable book, the author looks behind 'the mirror of power' to discover the reality of civil society - or 'Big Society', as it has become known. He finds not one but three forms of civil society: radical, liberal and conservative. In complex interplay between state and civil society, the author argues that citizens contend for power through civil society. This is both an age-long pursuit dating from antiquity and a contemporary democratic struggle between competing visions of modernity that determines the 'real' in politics, as experienced by the citizens. The book will have wide appeal to a broad cross-disciplinary audience.
   
SB06-431 Finance for Housing: An Introduction.
  Davis, Cathy/ 9781447306481/ Price:¢G 28.99
 
Book Cover The global financial crisis of 2007-8 was triggered by sub-prime mortgage mis-selling in the US and the global sale of these debts as new bonds. Austerity programmes are designed to reduce the borrowing that governments undertook to stabilise failing banking systems but the UK's Coalition government is using 'austerity' as a cover to dismantle the welfare state. Housing is at the forefront of these changes. Mortgages and rental costs are rising as 'the market' dictates them, while people with low incomes now receive substantially less financial help from the welfare state. In this much-needed text by an experienced author with a policy background, current housing finance issues (and their history) are linked with broader social policy and political themes. It covers the finance of building and refurbishment, managing and maintaining property for all the different tenures (owner occupation, council housing, housing association and private renting), and discusses whether current arrangements are sustainable. Written for housing, social policy and politics students and staff, it is also accessible to anyone concerned about housing in Britain today.
   
SB06-431 Policy Analysis in Germany.
  Blum, Sonja/ 9781447306252/ Price:¢G 97.99
 
Book Cover This comprehensive study, part of the International Library of Policy Analysis, brings together for the first time a systemic overview of policy analysis activities in Germany. Written by leading experts in the field ¡V including informed practitioners ¡V it outlines the development of the discipline, identifies its role in academic education and research, and examines its styles and methods. The book also focuses on the role of policy analysis for governments and parliaments, for parties, social partners, and interest groups. By offering a rich and timely analysis of policy analysis in Germany, this book is a valuable resource for academic exchange and for teaching, particularly in the fields of political science, social sciences, economics and geography. Moreover, by its broad, comprehensive understanding of ¡¥policy analysis¡¦, the book will be of practical relevance and shape the debate for the future development of policy analysis in Germany and the different spheres where it is practiced.
   
SB06-431 Policy Analysis in Brazil.
  Vaitsman, Jeni/ 9781447306849/ Price:¢G 97.99
 
Book Cover Policy analysis in Brazil is part of the International Library of Policy Analysis and is the first book to paint a comprehensive panorama of policy analysis activities in Brazil. Highlighting the unique features of the Brazilian example, it brings together 18 studies by leading Brazilian social scientists on policy analysis as a widespread activity pursued in a variety of policy fields and through different methods by governmental and non-governmental institutions and actors. It shows how policy analysis emerged as part of Brazilian state-building from the 1930s onwards. With the democratisation process of the late 1980s, policy analysis began to include innovative elements of social participation in public management. This unique book offers key insights into the practice of this field and is indispensable reading for scholars, policy makers and students of the social sciences interested in learning how policy analysis developed and functions in Brazil.
   
SB06-431 Voluntary Sector in Transition: Hard Times or New Opportunities?
  Milbourne, Linda/ 9781847427236/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
Book Cover Voluntary and community organisations have moved to the centre of political debates, as the new UK government reduces the scope of the state and locates solutions in civil society. This new book explores the extensive growth and re-shaping of the voluntary sector following sweeping changes to social and welfare policy over 30 years. It draws on contemporary social and organisational theory and debates to consider whether surviving in the voluntary sector now depends on re-aligning activities and compromising independent goals and values.
   
SB06-431 Negotiating Cohesion, Inequality and Change: Uncomfortable Positions in Local Government.
  Jone, Hannah/ 9781447310037/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
Book Cover How are multiculturalism, inequality and belonging understood in the day-to-day thinking and practices of local government? Examining original empirical data, this book explores how local government officers and politicians negotiate 'difficult subjects' linked with community cohesion policy: diversity, inequality, discrimination, extremism, migration, religion, class, power and change. The book argues that such work necessitates 'uncomfortable positions' when managing ethical, professional and political commitments. Based on first-hand experience of working in urban local government and extensive ethnographic, interview and documentary research, the book applies governmentality perspectives in a new way to consider how people working within government are subject to regimes of governmentality themselves, and demonstrates how power operates through emotions. Its exploration of how 'sociological imaginations' are applied beyond academia will be valuable to those arguing for the future of public services and building connections between the university and wider society, including scholars and students in sociology, social policy, social geography, urban studies and politics, and policy practitioners in local and central government.
   
SB06-428 ICT, Public Administration and Democracy in the Coming Decade.
  Meijer, Albert/ 9781614992431/ Price:EUR 110.00
 
Book Cover This book marks the 25th anniversary of the permanent study group on e-government of the European Group for Public Administration, and the papers here were first presented at their 2012 meeting in Bucharest, Romania. The invited authors were not asked for rigorous analyses based on systematic empirical research or deeply rooted in a theoretical framework; instead they were challenged to write thoughtful and measured, but provocative, essays about ICT and public administration in the coming decade. Their contributions are reflections on the nature of new and emerging technologies in the public sector and their impact on government and on democracy itself. The book is divided into three sections: the past and present as starting point for thinking about the future of e-government, imagining the future of government, and implications for research and practice. The many questions raised by developments in ICT for future public administration are presented in a clear and thought-provoking manner, and merit more debate. This volume represents a departure from the normal run of academic publications. It is intended both to provoke academics and administrators to think about questions which will affect all of our futures and to offer a range of creative ideas about how the opportunities presented by technology can be exploited to provide better government and governance.
   
Housing Finance: An Introduction.
  Davis, Cathy/ 9781447306498/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
Book Cover The global financial crisis of 2007-8 was triggered by sub-prime mortgage mis-selling in the US and the global sale of these debts as new bonds. Austerity programmes are designed to reduce the borrowing that governments undertook to stabilise failing banking systems but the UK's Coalition government is using 'austerity' as a cover to dismantle the welfare state. Housing is at the forefront of these changes. Mortgages and rental costs are rising as 'the market' dictates them, while people with low incomes now receive substantially less financial help from the welfare state. In this much-needed text by an experienced author with a policy background, current housing finance issues (and their history) are linked with broader social policy and political themes. It covers the finance of building and refurbishment, managing and maintaining property for all the different tenures (owner occupation, council housing, housing association and private renting), and discusses whether current arrangements are sustainable. Written for housing, social policy and politics students and staff, it is also accessible to anyone concerned about housing in Britain today.
   
The Shame of It: Global Perspectives on Anti-poverty Policies.
  Gubrium, Erika K./ 9781447308713/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
Book Cover The shame experienced by people living in poverty has long been recognised. Nobel laureate and economist, Amartya Sen, has described shame as the "irreducible core" of poverty. However, little attention has been paid to the implications of this connection in the making and implementation of anti-poverty policies. This important volume rectifies this critical omission and demonstrates the need to take account of the psychological consequences of poverty for policy to be effective. Drawing on pioneering empirical research in countries as diverse as Britain and Uganda, Norway and Pakistan, India, South Korea and China, it outlines core principles that can aid policy makers in policy development. In so doing, it provides the foundation for a shift in policy learning on a global scale and bridges the traditional distinctions between North and South, and high, middle and low income countries. This will help students, academics and policy makers better understand the reasons for the varying effectiveness of anti-poverty policies.
   
Public Budgeting Systems.
  Lee, Robert D./ 9781449627904/ Price:US$ 147.95
 
Now in its Ninth Edition, Public Budgeting Systems is a complete and balanced reference that surveys the current state of budgeting throughout all levels of the United States government. The text emphasizes methods by which financial decisions are reached within a system as well as ways in which different types of information are used in budgetary decision-making. It also stresses the use of program information, since, for decades, budget reforms have sought to introduce greater program considerations into financial decisions.
   
Handbook Of Local Government Fiscal Health.
  Levine, Helisse/ 9780763792305/ Price:US$ 123.95
 
Local Government Fiscal Health reinvigorates the debates around the monitoring, reporting, assessment and management of local government fiscal stress, bankruptcy, and state takeovers. The book provides both a solid conceptual basis for understanding the sources and causes behind local government fiscal stress and crisis, as well as tools for monitoring, reporting, and addressing such crises. Based on theoretical frameworks as well as empirical evidence and case studies, it also addresses such issues as the impact of GASB 34 and GASB 45 on the assessment of and policies to address fiscal stress and crisis. Ideal for students of Public Policy and Public Administration, the book seeks to both advance the state of the field in terms of research and frameworks around fiscal stress in local government as well as provide an assessment of the tools, monitoring practices and state and local policies that are used to address situations of fiscal stress.
   
VB02-354 E-Government Services Design, Adoption, and Evaluation.
  Weerakkody, Vishanth/ 9781466624580/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover With the widespread knowledge and use of e-government, the intent and evaluation of e-government services continues to focus on meeting the needs and satisfaction of its citizens. E-Government Services Design, Adoption, and Evaluation is a comprehensive collection of research on assessment and implementation of electronic/digital government technologies in organizations. This book aims to supply academics, practitioners and professionals with the understanding of e-government and its applications and impact on organizations around the world. Topics Covered ¡ECitizen adoption and satisfaction ¡EE-government adoption ¡EE-government services ¡EE-Participation ¡ELocal Government ¡ERFID Technology adoption ¡ETechnology Implementation
   
VB02-353 Public Sector Transformation Processes and Internet Public Procurement: Decision Support Systems.
  Pomazalova, Natasa/ 9781466626652/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover While many social, economic, and political changes have occurred recently in internet public procurement and its decision support systems, there is still a lot of opportunity for improvement. Public Sector Transformation Processes and Internet Public Procurement: Decision Support Systems brings together research on different perspectives from academics and practitioners on the methods, theories, and practices involved in the growth and expansion of decision support systems as it relates to the public sector transformation process and internet public procurement. Topics Covered ¡EDecision Support Systems ¡EE-Procurement ¡ENetwork Infrastructures ¡EPublic Procurement ¡EPublic Sector Transformation ¡ETechnology Advancements ¡EWeb Technologies
   
VB02-348 E-Procurement Management for Successful Electronic Government Systems.
  Patricia Ordonez de Pablos/ 9781466621190/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover As governments search for the best ways to restyle their services, the E-Government field continues to attract interest from public administrators, politicians, academics, and citizens. As a result, new topics such as e-procurement have become core factors in public sector development by providing way to better serve citizens and businesses in our digital economy. E-Procurement Management for Successful Electronic Government Systems enhances the understanding and collaboration in e-government and the role of information technologies in supporting the development of improved services for citizens. By analyzing recent developments in theory and practices as well as providing fresh ideas and research, this reference source aims to bridge the gap between academia, industry, and government. Topics Covered ¡EArchitecture for Facilitating Strategies and Technologies ¡EBenchmarking and Assessment of e-Government Projects ¡EBlogs and Wikis and E-Government ¡ECase Studies and Best Practices ¡ECitizen-Centric E-Government ¡ECloud Computing ¡ECollaborative E-Procurement ¡ECyberterrorism ¡EDelivery Channels for E-Government ¡EPublic Sector E-Procurement ¡ESemantic Web Services ¡EService Sector E-Procurement ¡EService-Oriented Architectures
   
VB02-347 Cases on Progressions and Challenges in ICT Utilization for Citizen-Centric Governance.
  Rahman, Hakikur/ 9781466620711/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Information technology is everywhere. As we continue to expand our use of ICT in all aspects of our lives, the use of information communication technology has been developed in support of engaging citizens in the government decision making process. Cases on Progressions and Challenges in ICT Utilization for Citizen-Centric Governance is a collection of case studies on the advancements and challenges of information technology in the involvements of citizens with the government. With contributions from authors around the world, this compilation is relevant to researchers, academics, and practitioners who wish to stay informed of the new world of technology in the government. Topics Covered ¡EInformation Communication Technology ¡EE-Government ¡ECitizen Engagement ¡EPolitical Media ¡EChallenges in ICT ¡EAdvancements in ICT
   
VB02-346 From Government to E-Governance: Public Administration in the Digital Age.
  Islam, Muhammad Muinul/ 9781466619098/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover In simple terms, e-governance revolves around the idea of performing the policy, service and development functions of the government with the help of the ICTs so as to manage and steer the multi-sectoral stakeholder relations on a non-hierarchical way. Keeping this simple notion in mind, From Government to E-Governance: Public Administration in the Digital Age attempts to introduce innovative theoretical frameworks and fresh insights derived from the latest empirical research findings in the area of comparative e-governance. The impact that ICTs have in our society in general as well as on the nature, scope, understanding and practice of public administration in particular is immense. All the contributing authors in this volume, from different parts of the world, thus shed light on the way e-governance is operating as well as progressing, along with the challenges and constraints it still faces. Among many others, themes covered in the volume include citizens¡¦ engagement, cross-governmental partnerships, IT product quality, and anti-corruption ¡V all relating to e-governance. Researchers, academics, civil servants, policy advisors and students who seek a genuine understanding of the evolution of public administration in this era of digital or electronic governance should find this book a timely addition to the literature. Topics Covered ¡E Financing e-governance projects ¡E Experience of digital divide: north and south, urban and rural ¡E E-governance as a paradigm shift in public administration ¡E Civic engagement in public administration ¡E E-governance and good governance: relations and opportunities ¡E Business, public sector and cross-governmental partnership: the impact of ICT ¡E ICT policy and e-governance ¡E Anti-corruption and e-governance ¡E E-government, M-government, L-government ¡E Business-IT alignment ¡E Making e-government successful ¡E Countries covered: Europe, United States, Bangladesh, Brunei, Ghana, etc.
   
VB02-344 Digital Democracy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 3-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association, USA/ 9781466617407/ Price:US$ 1845.00
 
Book Cover Dealing with the use of information and communication technologies to engage citizens and support the democratic decision-making process, Digital Democracy is on the rise with today¡¦s ever changing technologies. Digital Democracy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications presents a vital compendium of research detailing the latest case studies, architectures, frameworks, methodologies, and research on Digital Democracy. With contributions from authors around the world, this three-volume collection presents the most sophisticated research and developments from the field, relevant to researchers, academics, and practitioners alike. In order to stay abreast of the latest research, this book affords a vital look into Digital Democracy research. Topics Covered ¡E Electronic governance ¡E Mobile communication ¡E Internet governance ¡E Digital Democracy cases ¡E Civic engagement ¡E Citizen involvement ¡E Political media ¡E Diffusion of E-Democracy ¡E Electronic support ¡E Benefits and applications
   
VB02-343 Enterprise Architecture for Connected E-Government: Practices and Innovations.
  Saha, Pallab/ 9781466618244/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover nterprise Architecture is the inherent design and management approach essential for organizational coherence leading to alignment, agility, and assurance. Structured Enterprise Architecture approach is often used to plan and implement efficient and effective transformation efforts. However, the strongest driver for Enterprise Architecture is to improve service delivery and overall performance within the organization's business segments. Enterprise Architecture for Connected E-Government: Practices and Innovations addresses the gap in current literature in terms of linking and understanding the relationship between e-government and government Enterprise Architecture. Within this broader context, the focus is specifically on uncovering and comprehending the relationship between government Enterprise Architecture and connected government. Perfect for Government CIOs, IT/IS Managers, Chief Architects, Analysts and Designers seeking better, quicker, and easier approaches to respond to needs of their internal and external customers. Topics Covered *Economic value and impact of connected government *Future of EA and its role in the government *Government interoperability *Government service innovation *Government transformation and modernization, public sector reforms *Open data initiative *Public private partnerships with EA *Strategic (systems) thinking in the public sector *Transparent and open government
   
VB02-342 Guide to the Presidency and the Executive Branch, 2-Vols/Set.
  Nelson, Michael/ 9781608719068/ Price:¢G 385.00
 
Book Cover This comprehensive two-volume guide is the definitive source for researchers seeking an understanding of those who have occupied the White House and on the institution of the U.S. presidency. Readers turn Guide to the Presidency for its wealth of facts and analytical chapters that explain the structure, powers, and operations of the office and the president¡¦s relationship with Congress and the Supreme Court. The fifth edition of this acclaimed reference completes coverage of the George W. Bush presidency, the 2008 election, and the first 3 years of the presidency of Barack Obama. This includes coverage of their handling of the economic crisis, wars abroad, and Obama¡¦s healthcare initiatives. The work is divided into eight distinct subject areas covering every aspect of the U.S. presidency, and all chapters in each subject area have been revised and updated: Origins and Development of the Presidency¡B Selection and Removal of the President¡B Powers of the Presidency¡B The President, the Public, and the Parties¡B The Presidency and the Executive Branch¡B Chief Executive and Federal Government¡B Presidents, their Families, and Life in the White House and Beyond¡B Biographies of the Presidents, Vice Presidents, First Ladies This new volume also features more than 200 textboxes, tables, and figures. Major revisions cover the supporting White House organizations and the president¡¦s role as chief economist. Additional reference materials include explanatory headnotes, as well as hundreds of photographs with detailed captions.
   
VB02-340 Technology Enabled Transformation of the Public Sector: Advances in E-Government.
  Weerakkody, Vishanth/ 9781466617766/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Electronic Government is continually advancing in topics such as hardware and software technology, e-government adoption and diffusion, e-government policy, e-government planning, management, e-government applications, and e-government impacts. Technology Enabled Transformation of the Public Sector: Advances in E-Government is filled with original research about electronic government and supplies academicians, practitioners, and professionals with quality applied research results in the field of electronic/digital government, its applications, and impacts on governmental organizations around the world. This title effectively and positively provides organizational and managerial directions with greater use and management of electronic/digital government technologies in organizations. It also epitomizes the research available within e-government while exponentially emphasizing the expansiveness of this field. Topics Covered ¡E Digital rights management ¡E E-government databases ¡E Electronic healthcare (e-health) services ¡E Information security in e-government ¡E Innovative applications and best practices in e-government ¡E International integration/collaboration of e-government ¡E IT management issues in e-government ¡E Local e-government implementation and diffusion ¡E Public and private partnership management ¡E Assessment of e-government projects ¡E Social issues and trust in e-government
   
VB02-338 Financial Management in the Public Sector, 4-Vols/Set.
  Marlowe, Justin/ 9781446255896/ Price:¢G 780.00
 
The study of public financial management is essential to improving the practice of public management and to our understanding of the politics and organization of public institutions. As a study of the practice of public management, the literature of public financial management closely scrutinizes developing trends and standards in various areas of expertise, such as budgeting, accounting, and taxation. As a study of politics and organization of public institutions, the literature of public financial management examines the salience of financial resources and their management in the allocation and use of political authority. This four-volume set aims to address the sophistication and breadth of issues in this fast-developing area of study, bringing together seminal works on both practice-centric research and research that speaks to broader public management concerns. Above all this major work represents an invaluable resource which can be used to educate readers toward the practice and institutional affects of public financial management.
   
VB02-334 Cases on Public Information Management and E-Government Adoption.
  Reddick, Christopher G./ 9781466609815/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover The information revolution has increased the pressure on governments to utilize technology to increase efficiency, transparency, and access. Cases on Public Information Management and E-Government Adoption provides real world examples of the successes and pitfalls faced by public sector organizations. The process of adopting technology is full of complicated social, practical, administrative, cultural, and legal pitfalls and opportunities. In order to ensure that any organization achieves the greatest advantages from their technological advances, these issues must be addressed and learning from the empirical studies present in this reference is the first step. Topics Covered ¡E E-Governance and Financial Reform ¡E E-Governance Implementation ¡E E-Government ¡E E-Government Adoption ¡E E-Government Interoperability ¡E E-Government Service Development ¡E Future Directions of E-Government ¡E Strategic Development of E-Government
   
VB02-332 Handbook of Research on E-Government in Emerging Economies: Adoption, E-Participation, and Legal Frameworks, 2-Vols/Set.
  Bwalya, Kelvin Joseph/ 9781466603240/ Price:US$ 475.00
 
Book Cover E-government applications enable interaction amongst government departments, citizens, and businesses. Benefits of e-government include encouraging social inclusion (citizens are able to participate in various socio-economic activities such as decision-making), e-participation (facilitate e-democracy/e-voting), enacting effectiveness of public service delivery by allowing seamless integration of government departments and so forth. Understanding the context in which e-government applications should be implemented is critical to e-government success. The Handbook of Research on E-Government in Emerging Economies: Adoption, E -Participation, and Legal Frameworks is a collection of knowledge on contemporary experiences on technological, societal, and legal setups of e-government implementation in emerging economies. The book is composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of e-government and information/knowledge management in various disciplines and establishments. Topics Covered *Broader context of telecom and ICT policy and linkage to e-Government implementation. *E-Government adoption metrics *Empirical case studies of implementing e-Government initiatives in resource constrained economies *Empirical evaluation of e-Government adoption models *E-Participation (e-Democracy/e-Voting) and social inclusion in the context of e-Government *Establishment of e-Government institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks *Laws on access to government information and services with regards to e-Government *Marketing the e-Government phenomenon *Monitoring, evaluation, and cost-benefit analysis of e-Government interventions. *National e-Government strategy: design and implementation *Seamless integration of public services *User identity and authentication in the e-Government environment
   
VB02-327 Citizen 2.0: Public and Governmental Interaction through Web 2.0 Technologies.
  Kloby, Kathryn/ 9781466603189/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover enerally speaking, Web 2.0 technologies support real-time or other innovative, Web-based social interactions, and they are increasingly popular among consumers, the private sector, and more recently, government. Citizen 2.0: Public and Governmental Interaction through Web 2.0 Technologies defines the role of Web 2.0 technologies in government and highlights a variety of strategies and tools public administrators can use to engage citizens. Chapters provide suggestions for adoption and implementation based on the lessons learned by scholars and practitioners in the field. More importantly, it will present an analysis of how Web 2.0 technology can transform government and explore how citizen expectations and preferences can be included in decision-making. The collection provides a vital resource for practitioners and academics to stay abreast of the latest research within the ever-burgeoning field. Topics Covered ¡E Agency performance ¡E Citizen utilization of Web 2.0 ¡E Election systems ¡E Emergency management ¡E Environmental policy ¡E Leadership ¡E Management decision making ¡E Public sector ¡E Staff motivation ¡E Wikis
   
VB02-326 Active Citizen Participation in E-Government: A Global Perspective.
  Manoharan, Aroon/ 9781466601161/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover As governments across the world increasingly adopt information and communication technology to improve their efficiency and effectiveness, they are gradually providing opportunities for citizen participation and engagement online. The use of Internet technologies raises the possibility for large-scale e-democracy and enhances the degree and quality of public participation in government. Active Citizen Participation in E-Government: A Global Perspective focuses on the issues and challenges involving adoption and implementation of online civic engagement initiatives globally and will serve as a valuable guide to governments in their efforts to enable active citizen participation. This book details the efforts of governments and public agencies in providing proper channels for engaging their citizens and presents a wide range of research on approaches undertaken by governments across the world in facilitating active citizen participation online. Topics Covered ¡EE-Governance and Citizen Participation ¡EE-Governance and Citizen Satisfaction ¡EE-Governance and Citizen Trust ¡EE-Governance and Democracy ¡EE-Governance and Digital Divide ¡EE-Governance and Performance Reporting ¡EIntroduction to E-Governance ¡EPerformance Measurement of E-Governance ¡EPrivacy Issues in E-Governance ¡ETransparency and Accountability Issues under E-Governance
   
VB02-325 Public Service, Governance and Web 2.0 Technologies: Future Trends in Social Media.
  Downey, Ed/ 9781466600713/ Price:US$ 190.00
 
Book Cover Web 2.0 can create value for political processes by decreasing costs and increasing opportunities for civic engagement, and, as a result, will likely affect the future of governance. Public Service, Governance and Web 2.0 Technologies: Future Trends in Social Media investigates the effects of Web technologies and social media on interaction and the political process. Researchers, government administrators, and policymakers will benefit from the book's examination of e-governance in an increasingly complex and interdependent world. Readers will learn to use Web technologies to address local and global problems and improve systems of governance, social equity, economic activity, sustainability, service delivery, transparency, and the ethical and legal dimensions of public service. Topics Covered ¡E Citizen Mobilization ¡E Citizen Participation ¡E E-Governance ¡E Public Administration and Social Media ¡E Public Management ¡E Public Service and Social Media ¡E Social Media ¡E Social Problem-Solving ¡E Web 2.0 and Social Interaction ¡E Web 2.0 Technologies and Public Service
   
VB02-323 Managing E-Government Projects: Concepts, Issues, and Best Practices.
  Aikins, Stephen Kwamena/ 9781466600867/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover E-government promises efficient communication, streamlined operations, citizen involvement, improved services, and increased transparency. However, despite huge investments in e-government, evidence suggests numerous e-government projects are late, over budget, and inadequate. Managing E-Government Projects: Concepts, Issues, and Best Practices collects the work of some of the best scholars and practitioners in the fields of e-government and project management, who explore how e-government projects can be managed, planned, and executed with effective project management techniques and methodologies. The chapters address theoretical, empirical, and practical concerns, explore factors affecting e-government projects¡¦ successes and failures, and discuss existing best practices and their implications for local and national governance in developed and developing countries. Topics Covered ¡E Citizen Involvement ¡E E-Adoption ¡E E-Government ¡E E-Government Management ¡E E-Government Project Implementation ¡E Government Services ¡E Project Management ¡E Project Management in the Public Sector ¡E Project Management Techniques and Methodologies ¡E Public Accountability
   
VB02-322 E-Adoption and Technologies for Empowering Developing Countries: Global Advances.
  Sharma, Sushil K./ 9781466600416/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover The adoption of technology has provided opportunities for increased participation in global affairs both at an individual and organizational level. As a discipline, e-adoption focuses on the requirements, policies, and implications of widespread technology use in developed and developing countries. E-Adoption and Technologies for Empowering Developing Countries: Global Advances reviews the impact technology has had on individuals and organizations whose access to media and resources is otherwise limited. With overviews of topics including electronic voting, electronic delivery systems, social Web applications, and online educational environments, this reference work provides a foundation for understanding the interplay between technology and societal growth and development. Topics Covered ¡E Competing Organizational Cultures ¡E Content Management Systems ¡E Digital Natives ¡E Electronic Delivery Systems ¡E Electronic Voting ¡E Location-Based Mobile Advertising ¡E Organizational Learning ¡E Social Web Networks ¡E Students and Online Environments ¡E Technology and E-Government
   
VB02-320 Public Sector Human Resource Management, 4-Vols/Set.
  Ingraham, Patricia W./ 9781446208472/ Price:¢G 780.00
 
Book Cover Human Resource Management (HRM) is of central significance to every nation as they strive to govern well and deliver services effectively. The evolution of HRM in the public sector from personnel administration to more strategic management has transformed mechanistic views of the enterprise to ones that are more organic, interactive and collaborative. This collection provides articles and chapters that address the evolution, current state and potential future of HRM, both in terms of traditional origins and development in public administration and the more contemporary metamorphosis in public management and public policy. The articles are broadly comparative in perspective and include consideration of increasing globalization and inter-dependency among nations and their policies.
   
VB02-312 Public Policy, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hupe, Peter L/ 9781446201527/ Price:¢G 780.00
 
Book Cover The study of public policy has a long history. It is rooted in the study of politics and of public administration as having developed from the former into a discipline of its own. Theory and research of public policy also involves the application of the sociology of organizations to the public sector and the concerns of studies of separate substantive fields of policy, like social policy, education policy and environmental policy. This collection focuses on the scholarly analysis of public policy, drawing on the various originating threads. It includes work that is prescriptive in character inasmuch as it contributes to a deeper understanding of the policy process in the public sector. The collection is mindful of the way in which new ways of cutting up the subject have emerged. Particularly salient here have been, on the one hand, studies with a focus on how policy is made and, on the other, a concern with public management. Volume One: Public Policy in Perspective Volume Two: Towards Public Policy Volume Three: Public Policy in Action Volume Four: Public Policy in Progress
   
VB02-307 Electoral Systems, 6-Vols/Set.
  Farrell, David M/ 9780857024275/ Price:¢G 1075.00
 
Book Cover Designed to sit along the 2008 set, Electoral Behaviour, this collection brings together leading electoral systems experts from either side of the Atlantic. The last 25 years have seen this initially underdeveloped discipline in political science grow exponentially in level and range of output. Examining and mapping these rapid developments this collection covers the following general themes: - electoral system design and reform - indices relating to electoral systems, such as proportionality, effective number of parties - Duverger's Laws - electoral systems, stability and other consequences - particular electoral systems.
   
SB06-425 Social Security for Dummies.
  Peterson, Jonathan/ 9781118205730/ Price:US$ 19.95
 
   
SB06-422 Collaboration in Public Policy and Practice: Perspectives on Boundary Spanners.
  Williams, Paul/ 9781847428479/ Price:¢G 25.99
 
Collaborative working is an established feature of the public, business and third sector environments, but its effectiveness can be hampered by complex structural and personal variants. This original book explores the influence of agency through the role of individual actors in collaborative working processes, known as boundary spanners. It examines the different aspects of the boundary spanner's role and discusses the skills, abilities, and experience that are necessary. It will be of interest to academics, researchers and students interested in this field of study, and provide learning for policy makers and practitioners active in the fields of collaboration.
   
SB06-422 Knowledge, Policy and Power in International Development: A Practical Guide.
  Jones, Harry/ 9781447300953/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
This book presents an academically rigorous yet practical guide to efforts to understand how knowledge, policy and power interact to promote or prevent change. It offers a power analysis perspective on the knowledge-policy process, illustrated with rich empirical examples from the field of international development, combined with practical guidance on the implications of such an approach. It provides ways to identify and address problems that have hampered previous attempts to improve the space between knowledge and policy; such as difficulties in analysing political context, persistent asymmetric relationships between actors, ignorance of the contributions of different types of knowledge, and misconceptions of the roles played by intermediary organisations. Most importantly, the book gives readers the ability to develop strategies for negotiating the complexity of the knowledge-policy interface more effectively, so as to contribute to policy dialogues, influence policy change, and implement policies and programmes more effectively.
   
SB06-421 Public Administration in the Information Age: Revisited.
  Snellen, I. Th./ 9781614991366/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
This book is an examination of the developments and effects of ICT in public administration over the last 10 to 15 years. It represents a re-visiting of the 1998 IOS Press publication ¡¥Public Administration in an Information Age: A Handbook¡¦. As a point of departure, the authors of this new book have chosen the speed of the succession of theoretical approaches, represented by the 'phase of theories' which has appeared since 1998. This approach, which reflects that of the 1998 handbook, avoids the impression of technological determinism and provides an opportunity to focus on the phases of theory and technological developments.
   
SB06-421 Video Surveillance: Practices and Policies in Europe.
  Webster, C. W. R./ 9781614991120/ Price:EUR 110.00
 
This book brings into focus the ways in which the implementation of cameras and systems, and their operation and technical features, are the product of decisions and policies made in a variety of contexts and by a variety of authorities and interested parties. It examines the cultural context in which cameras are deployed and explores how this context can shape their diffusion and use. The book places particular emphasis on studies of video surveillance in different national, institutional, cultural and linguistic settings.
   
SB06-421 E-Governance, A Global Journey.
  Finger, Matthias/ 9781614991168/ Price:EUR 100.00
 
E-governance affects every citizen. New information and communication technologies (ICTs) have made public services easier to access and information easier to obtain; fines and taxes can be processed more rapidly and votes can be counted faster. Channeling the potential of ICTs in the public sector has affected how states, and governments at all levels, do business. It will inevitably shape how they will continue to change in the future. This book has grown out of an executive training program, leading to an Executive Master¡¦s degree in e-governance, from Switzerland's E'cole Polytechnique Fe'de'rale de Lausanne (EPFL). Participants in this Master¡¦s program came from all over the world; from government, the private sector and non-governmental organizations. They were all interested in electronic governance and motivated by the desire to learn from the numerous and varied e-governance experiences worldwide. The 12 chapters have been written by 10 participants, one manager and one professor involved in the program. The book is divided into four sections: e-governance visions; local e-governance; transversal e-governance issues and the future of e-governance. E-governance has already led to many significant changes in the way society operates, and this book provides some insight into how this has been achieved, as well as taking a look at the further developments which may happen in the future.
   
SB06-416 Correlation Between Human Factors and the Prevention of Disasters.
  Barry, David L./ 9781614990383/ Price:EUR 135.00
 
The nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl power plant, devastating floods, landslides, droughts, the erosion of tailings dams and desertification are just some of the natural and manmade disasters which have afflicted the Ukraine and neighboring countries in recent years. It is therefore entirely appropriate that the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW), Correlation between Human Factors and the Prevention of Catastrophes, was held in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine in September 2011. This book presents the proceedings of the ARW, which analyzed accumulated European theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the field of disaster prevention, addressing a wide range of correlations between human factors and the prevention of catastrophes. Subjects covered include land-use planning and management procedures; risk assessment in emergency situations; control of polluted water; socio economic impacts from desertification; health impacts arising from nuclear facilities, flooding and tailings dam accidents; risk management systems and measures; and the protection of water resources. The presentations reflected the extensive experience of workshop participants and will be of great interest, especially to countries that are developing their legal frameworks in civil emergency planning, most particularly those who are aligning to EU directives and other international standards.
   
SB06-415 Philosophy and Synergy of Information: Sustainability and Security.
  Kervalishvili, Paata J./ 9781614990253/ Price:EUR 103.00
 
This book contains selected papers presented at the 2011 spring conference entitled ¡¥Philosophy and Synergy of Information: Sustainability and Security¡¦, held in Tbilisi, and supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme. The conference welcomed scientists from different disciplines and different countries, both eastern and western. They met to share their ideas, the results of their research and their experiences related to information science and technology, philosophy, the nature and culture of information and the problems of sustainable development for countries, regions and continents. Subjects covered include the latest innovations in informatics, forecasting, quantum information theory, nano information-communication systems and many more. Since ancient times, philosophers have been preoccupied with investigating life and security in the cosmos (world order). This book will be of interest to all those involved in that endeavor.
   
SB06-413 Beyond Fragmentation and Interconnectivity: Public Governance and the Search for Connective Capacity.
  Fenger, Menno/ 9781607509974/ Price:EUR 110.00
 
The public sector may be considered as a highly fragmented and at the same time enormously interconnected system. Resources are dispersed among a huge variety of actors and entities and these affect each other in many unexpected ways. This book analyses the apparently paradoxical occurrence of simultaneous fragmentation and interconnectivity within the public domain and reflects on its consequences for public governance and management. It discusses and assesses strategies to create connective capacities from different policy domains and countries and offers new insights in the complexity of public governance.
   
Care in Everyday Life: An Ethic of Care in Practice.
  Barnes, Marian/ 9781847428233/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
Care has been struggled for, resisted and celebrated. The failure to care in 'care services' has been seen as a human rights problem and evidence of malaise in contemporary society. But care has also been implicated in the oppression of disabled people and demoted in favour of choice in health and social care services. In this bold wide ranging book Marian Barnes argues for care as an essential value in private lives and public policies. She considers the importance of care to well-being and social justice and applies insights from feminist care ethics to care work, and care within personal relationships. She also looks at 'stranger relationships', how we relate to the places in which we live, and the way in which public deliberation about social policy takes place. This book will be vital reading for all those wanting to apply relational understandings of humanity to social policy and practice.
   
Evaluation for the Real World: The Impact of Evidence in Policy Making.
  Palfrey, Colin/ 9781847429148/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
Evaluation research findings should be a key element of the policy-making process, yet in reality they are often disregarded. This valuable book examines the development of evaluation and its impact on public policy by analysing evaluation frameworks and criteria which are available when evaluating public policies and services. It further examines the nature of evidence and its use and non-use by decision-makers and assesses the work of influential academics in the USA and UK in the context of evaluation and policy making. The book emphasises the 'real world' of decision-makers in the public sector and recognises how political demands and economic pressures can affect the decisions of those who commission evaluation research while providing recommendations for policymakers on adopting a different approach to evaluation. This is essential reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students of policy analysis and public sector management, and those who are involved in the planning and evaluation of public policies and services.
   
Evaluation for the Real World: The Impact of Evidence in Policy Making.
  Palfrey, Colin/ 9781847429155/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
Evaluation research findings should be a key element of the policy-making process, yet in reality they are often disregarded. This valuable book examines the development of evaluation and its impact on public policy by analysing evaluation frameworks and criteria which are available when evaluating public policies and services. It further examines the nature of evidence and its use and non-use by decision-makers and assesses the work of influential academics in the USA and UK in the context of evaluation and policy making. The book emphasises the 'real world' of decision-makers in the public sector and recognises how political demands and economic pressures can affect the decisions of those who commission evaluation research while providing recommendations for policymakers on adopting a different approach to evaluation. This is essential reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students of policy analysis and public sector management, and those who are involved in the planning and evaluation of public policies and services.
   
Faith-Based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities.
  Beaumont, Justin/ 9781847428349/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
At a time of heightened neoliberal globalisation and crisis, welfare state retrenchment and desecularisation of society, amid uniquely European controversies over immigration, integration and religious-based radicalism, this timely book explores the role played by faith-based organisations (FBOs), which are growing in importance in the provision of social services in the European context. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the contributions to the volume present original research examples and a pan-European perspective to assess the role of FBOs in combating poverty and various expressions of exclusion and social distress in cities across Europe. This significant and highly topical volume should become a vital reference source for the burgeoning number of studies that are likely follow and will make essential reading for students and academics in social policy, sociology, geography, politics, urban studies and theology/ religious studies.
   
VB02-319 E-Parliament and ICT-Based Legislation: Concept, Experiences and Lessons.
  Sobaci, Mehmet Zahid/ 9781613503294/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Concepts such as e-voting, e-democracy, e-participation, online campaigning, and e-parliament are the most powerful proof of the use of ICTs in political activities, processes, and institutions. E-Parliament and ICT-Based Legislation: Concept, Experiences and Lessons presents a conceptual framework regarding e-parliament and analyzes the impacts of ICTs on the structure of parliament, its functions, relations with other actors, and the legislative process. As a result of the means and opportunities created by ICTs, parliaments have had a chance to simplify and integrate their administrative processes and involve citizens in legislative processes. This book reflects on new understandings, developments, and practices in parliaments within the framework of ICT usage. Topics Covered ¡E Characterizing Legislative Websites ¡E Citizen Participation ¡E Communication and Documentation on Parliamentary Websites ¡E Connecting Citizens to the European Parliament ¡E E-Parliament Services ¡E E-Participation Mechanisms ¡E Parliamentary Websites in Developing Countries ¡E Parliamentary Websites in the Budget Process ¡E Strengthening Parliaments through ICT ¡E Worldwide Diffusion of E-Parliament
   
VB02-318 Green and Ecological Technologies for Urban Planning: Creating Smart Cities.
  Ercoskun, Ozge Yalciner/ 9781613504536/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Ecological and technological (eco-tech) planning provides a possible response to the essential issues of sustainability and rehabilitation in rapidly growing urban spaces. Green and Ecological Technologies for Urban Planning: Creating Smart Cities addresses the ecological, technological, and social challenges faced in the smart urban planning and design of settlements when using eco-technologies ¡V from sustainable land use to transportation, and from green areas to municipal applications ¡V with a focus on resilience. Containing research from leading international experts, this book provides comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends, and technologies within the planning field. Topics Covered ¡E Adapting Cities to Ecological and Economic Challenges ¡E Eco-Municipalities ¡E Energy Efficient Design ¡E Intelligent Transportation Systems ¡E Land-Use Sustainability ¡E Smart Cities ¡E Sustainable Urbanism ¡E Urban and Transport Planning ¡E Urban Resilience ¡E Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB) ¡E Sustainable transportation ¡E Smart information and communication technologies ¡E Geographic information systems ¡E Advanced environmental technologies
   
VB02-317 City Competitiveness and Improving Urban Subsystems: Technologies and Applications.
  Bulu, Melih/ 9781613501740/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Cities are becoming the wealth producing centers of national economies. Increasing the operational efficiency of the city will bring a competitive edge to the whole system. Yet, many city subsystems cannot work together, creating significant problems and inefficiencies. City Competitiveness and Improving Urban Subsystems: Technologies and Applications uses information science perspectives to improve working subsystems in transportation, sewage, electricity, water, communication, education, health, governance, and infrastructure since their efficient and synchronized operation is vital for a competitive city. This pioneering approach will interest researchers, professionals, and policymakers in urban economy, regional planning, and information science disciplines who wish to improve the competitiveness of their cities. Topics Covered ¡E City Branding ¡E City Competitiveness and Infrastructure ¡E City Subsystems ¡E Information Science and City Competitiveness ¡E Information Science and City Subsystems ¡E Operational Efficiency ¡E Regional Planning ¡E Role of GIS in City Competitiveness ¡E Urban Economy
   
VB02-316 E-Governance and Civic Engagement: Factors and Determinants of E-Democracy.
  Manohara, Aroon/ 9781613500835/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Governments are increasingly turning to the Internet to provide public services. The move towards e-governance not only impacts the efficiency and effectiveness of public service, but also has the potential to transform the nature of government interactions with citizens. E-Governance and Civic Engagement: Factors and Determinants of E-Democracy examines how e-government facilitates online public reporting, two-way communication and debate, online citizen participation in decision-making, and citizen satisfaction with e-governance. The book explores the impacts from governments that have engaged their citizens online, discusses issues and challenges in adopting and implementing online civic engagement initiatives globally, and helps guide practitioners in their transition to e-governance. Topics Covered ¡E Bureaucratic Decision Making in E-Government ¡E Determinants of governmental transparency ¡E Digital Accountability and Citizen Engagement ¡E E-Disclosure of Campaign Finance Information ¡E E-Participation Research ¡E E-Procurement ¡E Global Digital Divide ¡E ICTs for Empowerment ¡E Knowledge Sharing in E-Governance ¡E Municipal Government and Interactive Web
   
VB02-314 Strategic Enterprise Resource Planning Models for E-Government: Applications and Methodologies.
  Chhabra, Susheel/ 9781609608637/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Enterprise resource planning plays a strategic role in designing, and managing e-government resources. Governments all over the world face challenges in designing robust enterprise resource planning applications and methodologies to align themselves with the expectations of citizens and stakeholders. The existing standard enterprise resource planning solutions are proprietary, inflexible, and expensive to implement in government enterprises. Strategic Enterprise Resource Planning Models for E-Government: Applications and Methodologies is a collection of research from professionals and researchers working in the field of e-government including policymakers, ICT vendors, consultants, and implementing agencies. This book will aim to suggest enterprise resource planning frameworks for government enterprises along with their applications and methodologies to improve effectiveness of processes and enhance citizen-centric services. The research initiatives presented in this book will ease the process of implementing customized enterprise resource planning solutions in e-government. Topics Covered ¡E Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management Architecture for E-Government ¡E Change Management for E-Government ¡E Citizen-Centric Enterprise Resource Planning Frameworks for E-Government ¡E Data Warehousing and Mining for E-Government ¡E Enterprise-wide Client-Server Architecture for E-Government ¡E Government Process Reengineering ¡E Organizational and Human Resource Management for E-Government ¡E Semantic Web Technologies for ERP in E-Government ¡E Web-Based Intelligent Agents for E-Government ¡E Workflow Modeling for E-Government
   
VB02-313 Public Sector Reform Using Information Technologies: Transforming Policy into Practice.
  Papadopoulos, Thanos/ 9781609608392/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Successful delivery of public policy is increasingly dependent upon the effectiveness of information technology and systems. However, reformers must navigate the complex interactions between IT limitations, policy minefields, and complicated organizational networks which make change difficult. Public Sector Reform Using Information Technologies: Transforming Policy into Practice offers an analytical, interdisciplinary examination of electronic governance implementation from theoretical and practical perspectives. Researchers in fields like computer science, information systems, and sociology, and practitioners in policy formulation, implementation, and IT and systems deployment will find useful insights for improving the effectiveness of government services. Successfully transforming public policy using IT will help minimize the political and financial repercussions of failed implementations, meet the increasing expectations of citizens in modern democracies, and shape the public sector of the future. Topics Covered ¡E E-Government Applications ¡E E-Government Services ¡E Electronic Governance Implementation ¡E Information Technology and the Public Sector ¡E IT and Public Policy ¡E IT-Driven Public Sector Reform ¡E IT-Enabled Public Sector Reform ¡E Policy Delivery Evaluation Frameworks
   
VB02-311 E-Government Service Maturity and Development: Cultural, Organizational and Technological Perspectives.
  Shareef, Mahmud Akhter/ 9781609608484/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Implementing e-government services can give governments a competitive advantage by reducing operational and management costs, increasing transparency, and fulfilling their commitment to good governance. Yet, advances in e-government technologies and their applications present complex managerial and technological challenges. E-Government Service Maturity and Development: Cultural, Organizational and Technological Perspectives discusses important concepts for public administration reformation, taking into account the complex social, administrative, cultural, and legal problems of implementing modern digital systems. The book helps define empirical studies and methodologies for e-government research and identifies factors affecting the development and proliferation of e-government. Researchers and practitioners will gain an understanding of managing e-government; meeting their strategies and objectives; building trust, confidence, and security; providing interactivity and community; developing personalized experiences and content; increasing service selection; and other issues essential to adopting, implementing, and sustaining e-government. Topics Covered ¡E E-Governance and Financial Reform ¡E E-Governance Implementation ¡E E-Government ¡E E-Government Adoption ¡E E-Government Interoperability ¡E E-Government Service Development ¡E Future Directions of E-Government ¡E Strategic Development of E-Government
   
VB02-310 Electronic Governance and Cross-Boundary Collaboration: Innovations and Advancing Tools.
  Chen, Yu-Che/ 9781609607531/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Although fast growth and innovation characterize electronic governance in the Asia-Pacific region, existing research on e-governance has barely addressed the opportunities and challenges presented by emerging practices in this region. Electronic Governance and Cross-Boundary Collaboration: Innovations and Advancing Tools will provide research-based policy and management recommendations for innovative e-governance. By focusing on recent developments that will shape the future of e-governance, this book offers an analytical and comparative framework for evaluating and improving e-governance and provides a rich array of models from diverse institutional contexts, focusing on the Asia-Pacific region. Scholars in public administration, public management, and information science can enrich their research on public affairs and e-governance, government agencies and practitioners can learn about the adoption, use, and impact of e-governance, and both groups can use the book to generate sound policy and management decisions for the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Topics Covered ¡E Continuous Improvement and Impact Assessment ¡E Cross-Border Interoperability ¡E Deliberative E-Governance ¡E E-Governance and Web 2.0 ¡E E-Governance, Integration and Cross-Boundary Collaboration ¡E Information Sharing and Transparency in Government ¡E Integration of E-Government Services ¡E Measuring E-Government Performance ¡E Online Civic Engagement ¡E Social Networking and Knowledge Management ¡E Web 2.0 in Government
   
VB02-309 E-Adoption and Socio-Economic Impacts: Emerging Infrastructural Effects.
  Sharma, Sushil K./ 9781609605971/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover The study of e-adoption focuses on the implementation and use of the Internet and Internet-based technologies for personal and business activities. This field has become increasingly relevant due to the increased reliance upon the Internet among individuals in both developed and developing countries. E-Adoption and Socio-Economic Impacts: Emerging Infrastructural Effects identifies the multidimensional impact of e-adoption and provides theoretical and practical solutions for policy makers, managers, and researchers in government, industry, and academia. This publication unites research on all aspects of e-adoption with the aim of understanding this phenomenon on both an organizational and individual level. Topics Covered ¡EAdoption and Diffusion among SMEs ¡EConsumer Acceptance of Internet Technology ¡EDigital Divide and E-Readiness ¡EE-Government Services ¡EE-Learning Methods and Adoption Factors ¡EElectronic Money ¡EInternet Banking ¡EInternet Marketing & SMEs ¡EKnowledge Management Implementation ¡ETechnology Adoption Rate Model
   
VB02-308 Stakeholder Adoption of E-Government Services: Driving and Resisting Factors.
  Shareef, Mahmud Akhter/ 9781609606015/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover The success of e-government ¡V whether it is at the local, regional, or central level ¡V largely depends on user acceptance of e-government, which requires a thorough understanding of stakeholder concerns. Stakeholder Adoption of E-Government Services: Driving and Resisting Factors examines the stakeholders of e-government and reveals the stages of growth or service maturity levels. This publication sheds light on the paradigms and fundamental discourses of the e-government adoption process, including empirical studies in both developed and developing countries. Given these perspectives, issues, and critical factors, this book proposes a citizen-centric governing framework for e-government. Finally, the book provides tools to evaluate the performance of e-government projects and gives inferences from some implemented e-government projects. Topics Covered ¡E Adoption of E-services ¡E Comparative E-Government ¡E E-Government ¡E E-Government Demand ¡E E-Government Development ¡E E-Government Frameworks ¡E E-Government Implementation ¡E Governing E-Government ¡E Performance Evaluation ¡E Public Administration
   
VB02-304 Information Communication Technologies and the Virtual Public Sphere: Impacts of Network Structures on Civil Society.
  Cropf, Robert A./ 9781609601591/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover As the global information communications technology revolution continues to reshape our public and private institutions, e-democracy should also continue to make significant strides across the world. Information Communication Technologies and the Virtual Public Sphere: Impacts of Network Structures on Civil Society demonstrates how the virtual public sphere uses information communications technology to empower ordinary citizens to engage in effective public discourse and provide the technological means to effect political change. Written with professionals, researchers of various disciplines and interested laypersons in mind, this text aims to help readers understand. the phenomenon of deliberative e-democracy that is occurring throughout the world. Topics Covered o Blended deliberative models o E-Communicative Mechanisms of Government o E-Financial Reporting o E-Participation in the Public Sphere o Factors Affecting E-Participation Adoption o Global E-Government and Trust o Online Public Debate o Perspectives on E-Government in Europe o Succession Planning and E-Government o Video Blogging and Ethics
   
VB02-303 Global Strategy and Practice of E-Governance: Examples from Around the World.
  Piaggesi, Danilo/ 9781609604899/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Over the past decade, there has been continual development and renewal of strategies and practices surrounding e-governance. Governments around the world have embraced new information and communication technologies to increase the efficiency of internal processes, deliver better and more integrated services to citizens and businesses, invite citizen and stakeholder participation in planning decisions, improve communication, and sometimes even enhance democratic processes. Global Strategy and Practice of E-Governance: Examples from Around the World provides readers with an overview of relevant strategy and policy-level theoretical frameworks and examples, as well as up-to-date implementations from around the world. This book offers valuable insights into best practices, as well as some of the issues and challenges surrounding the governance of and with information and communication technologies in a globalized, knowledge-based world. Topics Covered * E-governance for development * E-governance vs. E-readiness * Electronic governance practices * Electronic government and public administration reform strategies * Factors influencing usage intention of e-government services * Gender evaluation of rural e-governance * Governance of partnerships in local government * Municipal mobile SMS services * Public e-procurement systems * Public policymaking
   
VB02-296 Applied Technology Integration in Governmental Organizations: New E-Government Research.
  Weerakkody, Vishanth/ 9781609601621/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover The forces shaping governmental adoption and distribution of e-government are in many cases the same as those influencing modern political, environmental, and social crises, making close study of e-government a priority for all. Applied Technology Integration in Governmental Organizations: New E-Government Research presents academicians, practitioners, and professionals with quality applied research results in the field of electronic and digital government, its applications, and impacts on governmental organizations around the world. This book provides organizational and managerial directions to support the greater use and management of electronic or digital government technologies in organizations, while epitomizing the current e-government research available. This field is exponentially expanding both in applications and importance, making the research in this book vital to preparing for the future of government and providing for societies of tomorrow. Topics Covered ¡ECitizen-centric services ¡ECyber public relations ¡EDigital government and online education ¡EE-government databases ¡EE-justice, law enforcement, and cyber crime ¡EElectronic healthcare (e-health) services ¡EImmigration and digital government ¡EInnovative applications and best practices in e-government ¡EIT management issues in e-government ¡ETechnology adoption and diffusion in the public sector
   
VB02-292 Political Leadership, 4-Vols/Set.
  Bell, David S/ 9780857020888/ Price:¢G 645.00
 
Book Cover Leadership is one of the principal interests of the social sciences. Drawing on psychology, sociology, anthropology and business studies as well as philosophy and history, this four-volume collection focuses on democratic leadership in the political sphere. What makes a successful political leader? How much influence can an individual really have? Why are so few top political leaders women? David Bell roots this collection in the classic works of Machiavelli and Weber, before turning to the work of the American political scientists who were the first to study leadership in a systematic way in the 1960s, and coming right up-to-date with the work of Skowronek and others. Theories of leadership Machiavelli and political leadership Weber's view of political leadership Leadership character Ethics of leadership The entourage - the leader's team Political artifice in leadership The leadership effect.
   
VB02-290 Cases on Adoption, Diffusion and Evaluation of Global E-Governance Systems: Impact at the Grass Roots.
  Rahman, Hakikur/ 9781616928148/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Many of today's e-government systems are designed to replicate conventional systems. Electronic solutions are implemented in government offices without investigating transformational aspects and, as a result, these systems are unable to provide long-term sustainability. Cases on Adoption, Diffusion and Evaluation of Global E-Governance Systems: Impact at the Grass Roots accommodates theories, issues and methodologies for designing, implementing and operating e-government systems. The cases contained in this text cover a variety of services and applications that have been improving the governance of nations and economies. Focusing on pragmatic implementations and emphasizing e-government systems targeted to grass roots e-governance, this work assists readers in understanding basic aspects of e-government systems as well as their successful design and implementation. Topics Covered ¡ECitizen-centric dimensions of rural e-governance systems ¡EE-government policy ¡EICT governance ¡EAdoption of free and open source software ¡ECommunity knowledge records ¡ENetworking in e-democracy ¡EImprove e-governance at the grass roots ¡EInitiatives for grass roots communities ¡EFiscal transparency ¡EE-governance concerns
   
SB06-418 EU Policy for Agriculture, Food and Rural Areas.
  Oskam, Arie/ 9789086861804/ Price:EUR 48.00
 
The European Union varies widely within its boundaries. Still, there are common policies for agriculture, food and rural areas, although with many differences in relation to specific conditions in Member States. Starting with the Mac Sharry reform in 1992, the EU is on a long-term path to freer and more open markets. Traditional EU market and price measures are now largely replaced by 'decoupled' direct income support, and further steps are being prepared. There is increased attention at both EU and Member-State levels to food quality, food safety and animal welfare, as there is also to the environment and the development of rural areas. The Union is thus becoming a leader in food and rural policies. Many experts have contributed their up-to-date knowledge to this book. It is suitable for scientific and professional education at bachelor level, and as a supporting text in master level courses. Business executives, officials and non-governmental organisations will also find this book to be of interest.
   
SB06-411 Challenges for the Pharmaceuticals Policy in the EU.
  Valverde, J. L./ 9781607508045/ Price:EUR 90.00
 
For some time, the EU has been losing ground in the field of pharmaceutical innovation, and the beginning of the 21st century also saw Europe facing challenges such as the increasing globalization of the sector and scientific breakthroughs, as well as those of cooperation and harmonization and the perennial threat to both the economy and the safety of the population posed by counterfeit medicines. Taking the view that a more competitive and innovative industry would generate more growth and sustainable jobs and also foster the development of new medicines for unmet medical needs, the European Commission tabled a number of different proposals to address the challenges posed by issues of innovation, safety and cooperation. This book presents papers which address various aspects of pharmaceuticals policy and law. Firstly, an editorial discusses the challenges for the pharmaceuticals policy of the EU. Further topics covered include: new European legislation on pharmacovigilance, pharmaco-economic evaluations, medicrime, generic drugs, the Supplementary Protection Certificate, homoeopathy and the disagreements surrounding the transposition of European rules on medicines into Spanish law. The final paper addresses the development of European pharmaceutical policy and remaining challenges from a public health perspective.
   
SB06-411 Stimulus for Human and Societal Dynamics in the Prevention of Catastrophes.
  Avagyan, Arman/ 9781607507376/ Price:EUR 135.00
 
Disasters, both natural and man-made, not only present a major threat to national security, they can also significantly impede the stable development of national economies. Dealing with them safely and efficiently is dependent on a well structured policy in emergency preparedness, something which can also go some way towards mitigating the inevitable burden they represent in financial terms. In the Caucasian region alone, natural and man-made disasters are estimated to have cost hundreds of millions of US dollars in the period 2003 to 2010. This book presents 34 papers, arising from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) held in Yerevan, Armenia, in October 2010. The aim of this ARW was to further supplement the common efforts of scientists from NATO and partner countries to transfer technology and knowledge with the objective of decreasing the vulnerability of the population from both natural and man-made disasters. The ARW¡¦s aim was achieved, not least, by evaluating accumulated European theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the relevant fields so that recommendations could be developed for the prevention and mitigation of disasters. The book is divided into four main sections covering the themes of: public risk perception and communication, seismic risk assessment and consequent reduction, hazard monitoring and management, and assessment and management of industrial risks, and will be of interest to all those involved in the prevention and management of disasters, both natural and man-made.
   
SB06-409 Providing a Sure Start: How Government Discovered Early Childhood.
  Eisenstadt, Naomi/ 9781847427298/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
This book tells the story of Sure Start, one of the flagship programmes of the last government. It tells how Sure Start was set up, the numerous changes it went through, and how it has changed the landscape of services for all young children in England. Offering insight into the key debates on services for young children, as well as how decisions are made in a highly political context, it will be of keen interest to policy academics, senior managers of public services and all those with a keen interest in developing services for young children.
   
SB06-409 Understanding Housing Policy.
  Lund, Brian/ 9781847426314/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
What are the major housing problems in contemporary Britain? How effective are the policies designed to tackle these problems? These are the central questions this book sets out to answer, using a critical approach to identifying housing problems and the formation of policy.Understanding housing policy is an up-to-date text on a rapidly changing policy field written by an author with extensive experience in implementing housing policy. The second edition of this best-selling text has been completely revised and includes a new chapter on the political processes involved in the construction and delivery of housing policies. In addition, the new edition: reviews theoretical perspectives helpful in understanding the normative dimensions of housing policy; examines explanations of policy development and implementation processes; explores the development of housing policy in the United Kingdom; contains a chapter on comparative housing policy; examines a number of contemporary housing problems: affordability; homelessness; low demand and neighbourhood deprivation; overcrowding; multi-occupation; 'decent' homes and 'sustainable' housing. devotes a chapter to the relationship between housing and social justice; includes an assessment of the impact of New Labour's housing policies and the policy orientation of the Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition. For more detailed information on this title, please go to the author's website
   
SB06-409 Challenging Governance Theory: From Networks to Hegemony.
  Davies, Jonathan S./ 9781847426147/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
This book develops a Gramscian account of contemporary governance. It critiques the fashionable view that there has been a shift from hierarchy to networks, arguing instead that the ideology of network governance is part of the neoliberal hegemonic project. However, there are major barriers to accomplishing this project. This book will be essential reading for academics and students, particularly in policy studies, political science, management, social policy and governance studies'.
   
SB06-409 Personalising Public Services: Understanding the Personalisation Narrative.
  Needham, Catherine/ 9781847427595/ Price:¢G 28.99
 
Personalisation - the idea that public services should be tailored to the individual, with budgets devolved to the service user or frontline staff - is increasingly seen as the future of the welfare state. This book focuses on how personalisation evolved as a policy narrative and has mobilised such wide-ranging political support. It will be a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in public policy and social policy and for researchers and practitioners working in related fields.
   
SB06-409 The New Politics: Liberal Conservatism or Same Old Tories?
  King, Peter/ 9781847428530/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
Does the Coalition government represent a new politics in Britain, or is the new government just the same old Tories hiding behind an opportunist pact with the Liberal Democrats? Does Cameron differ from past Conservatives like Margaret Thatcher, and if so, how? This book looks at the Coalition government in the context of conservative ideas and seeks to assess what, if anything, is new about it. The book is aimed at undergraduates and those interested in the future direction of politics in the UK.
   
SB06-409 The Governance of Problems: Puzzling, Powering and Participation.
  Hoppe, Robert/ 9781847429629/ Price:¢G 28.99
 
Contemporary democracies need to develop a better governance of problems, as all too often, policy is a sophisticated answer to the wrong problem. This book offers a compelling new approach to public policy-making as problem processing, bringing together aspects of puzzling, powering and participation, relating them in interesting and different ways to cultural theory, to issues about networks, to models of democracy and modes of citizen participation. Part of a growing body of work in policy analysis literature, the book is clearly written and accessibly presented, making this an ideal text for academics and postgraduate students.
   
SB06-409 Public Policy Analysis.
  Knoepfel, Peter/ 9781847429049/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
This book is an English version of a successful text* on public policy analysis originally written for policy practitioners in Switzerland and France. It presents a model for the analysis of public policy and includes examples of its application in everyday political-administrative situations. This English version introduces supplementary illustrations and examples from the United Kingdom. Structured and written accessibly for readers who may not have an academic background in the social sciences, Public Policy Analysis applies key ideas from sociology, political science, administrative science and law to develop an analytical framework that can be used to carry out empirical studies on different public policies.British scholars, practitioners and students are introduced all too rarely to ideas from the Francophone world, and this book will contribute to remedying that. It will be particularly relevant for students and practitioners of public administration.
   
SB06-409 Evidence Versus Politics: Exploiting Research in Uk Drug Policy Making?
  Monaghan, Mark/ 9781847426970/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
The initial enthusiasm for the evidence-based policy agenda has recently been replaced with increasing scepticism. Critics point out that 'policy-based evidence' characterises the relationship more accurately. Analysing the role and nature of evidence in the context of UK drug policy and drawing on a range of theories of the policy process and research utilisation, this book pursues an alternative route for conceptualising the evidence and policy connection, which moves beyond zero-sum statements of evidence-based policy and policy-based evidence. It will be essential reading for students and researchers in public policy and criminology.
   
SB06-409 Understanding the Environment and Social Policy.
  Fitzpatrick, Tony/ 9781847423795/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
Bringing together leading experts, this textbook explores the key social, political, economic and moral challenges that environmental problems pose for social policy in a global context. Combining theory and practice with an interdisciplinary approach, the book reviews the current strategies and policies and provides a critique of proposed future developments in the field. Understanding the environment and social policy guides the reader through the subject in an accessible way using chapter summaries, further reading, recommended webpages, a glossary and questions for discussion. Providing a much-needed overview, the book will be invaluable reading for students, teachers, activists, practitioners and policymakers.
   
SB06-409 From Recession to Renewal: The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Public Services and Local Government.
  Richardson, Joanna/ 9781847426994/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
The banking collapse and ensuing global financial crisis has been the subject of much analysis and speculation. One growing certainty is that there will be an impact on the delivery of public services and on local government and governance. This topical book examines and debates the challenges posed, on a local, European and global level, by the imperative to balance a fiscal need for smaller public expenditure with a social need for strong governance and protection of the most vulnerable in UK society. Leading academics in the field of local governance contribute to a diverse set of analyses on the impact of the financial crisis.
   
SB06-409 Enterprising Care?: Unpaid Voluntary Action in the 21st Century.
  Hardill, Irene/ 9781847427212/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
More and more is being expected of volunteers and the voluntary sector in the UK. But what does it mean to be a volunteer today? This book seeks to add new insights into individual action in that part of the economy that is beyond the state and the market. Volunteering is examined from the perspective of the individual, the organisation, and the community (of place, identity or interest).
   
SB06-409 Landscapes of Voluntarism: New Spaces of Health, Welfare and Governance.
  Conradson, David/ 9781847429063/ Price:¢G 28.99
 
This book brings together a collection of new and innovative work by researchers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK - settings where issues of voluntarism and participation have become increasingly important for the development and delivery of social welfare policy. Prefaced by one of the foremost geographers in this field, it contains empirical and theoretical work from both new and well-established geographers. The chapters explore the interactions between voluntarism and a range of issues including governance, health, community action, faith, ethnicity, counselling, advocacy and professionalisation.The book will be of interest not only to students and researchers in human geography but also to those working in social policy, sociology, health and political science. The detailed case material will also be of particular interest to practitioners working in the fields of health, governance, social welfare and social exclusion.
   
SB06-398 Best Practices in Grant Seeking: Beyond the Proposal.
  Faruqi, Saadia/ 9780763774875/ Price:US$ 124.95
 
Best Practices in Grant Seeking: Beyond the Proposal explores how to involve an organization¡¦s leadership in the grant seeking process, and how to work together with staff from public relations, program,s and even other fundraising areas, to make the grant proposal process more fruitful. The best practices in this book can help nonprofit officials determine agency-wide activities ¡V both short and long term ¡V that support and enhance the efforts of the grant writer and that will ultimately improve the amount and number of grants receive from foundations by building long-lasting relationships with funders, accessing the power of their communities, and establishing internal communication and cooperation.
   
SB06-395 Women in Public Administration: Theory and Practice.
  D'Agostino, Maria J./ 9780763777258/ Price:US$ 133.95
 
Until now, there has been a paucity of research exploring how gender informs theory and practice in public administration which undermines the equitable representation of women in our society and precludes the integration of gender analysis into public sector practice and policies. This is the first book of its kind written about the female endeavor in public administration from the perspective of female public administrators and academics. Women in Public Administration illuminates women's past and emerging challenges, in a predominantly male based public sector that are fundamental to practitioners, students, and faculty of public administration and policy. For example, how women administrators have been affected by male dominated labor markets, ethics and law, management, financial institutions, and public service. This book extends beyond the existing works in the field by furthering the discussion and bridging the gender gap in public administration theory and praxis by continuing the efforts of the female public administrators who began to unravel the inequity in our public organizations and the under representation of women in our society.
   
SB06-393 American Public Service: Constitutional and Ethical Foundations.
  Kennedy, Sheila/ 9780763760021/ Price:US$ 127.95
 
Questions of ethics in public administration are increasingly in the news, where commentators seem too often detached from the sources of those ethics and their application to current political conflicts. American Public Service: Constitutional and Ethical Foundations examines public administration ethics as contextualized by constitutional, legal, and political values within the United States. Through case studies, hypothetical examples, and an easy-to-read discussion format, the authors explore what these values mean for specific duties of government managers and for the resolution of many contemporary issues confronting public sector officials.
   
Management in China: Systems Reform, Human Resources and Emergent Globalization.
  Warner, M./ 9781607506966/ Price:EUR 110.00
 
The Chinese economy has changed dramatically since 1978. The majority of enterprises are no longer in state ownership; indeed, China moved from a centralized command economy to a decentralized market socialist economy in less than a decade after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, and is now the world¡¦s second largest economy - in nominal GDP terms - after the USA. China¡¦s spectacular rise has of course had drawbacks as well as benefits, not least the environmental cost and a widening of the income gap between rich and poor, but its government has now committed to creating a ¡¥harmonious society¡¦, seeking to combine Marxist ideology with more traditional values. This book brings together a range of contributions by internationally known experts from a number of universities in various countries. The papers approach the subject from different disciplinary perspectives: some deal with macroeconomic issues, others with microeconomic ones. With subjects as diverse as business incubators, human resource management, small and medium-sized enterprises, international business strategy, state-owned firms, as well as Chinese/Indian comparisons, this publication examines how China¡¦s remarkable economic transformation has come about and presents a number of analytical and empirical approaches to the study of Chinese management. Whatever else the future holds for the Chinese economy, there is no going back to the Maoist past, as most would agree. The overview of Chinese management presented here will be of great interest to China-watchers worldwide.
   
The New Politics: Liberal Conservatism Or Same Old Tories?
  King, Peter/ 9781847428547/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
Does the Coalition government represent a new politics in Britain, or is the new government just the same old Tories hiding behind an opportunist pact with the Liberal Democrats? Does Cameron differ from past Conservatives like Margaret Thatcher, and if so, how? This book looks at the Coalition government in the context of conservative ideas and seeks to assess what, if anything, is new about it. The book is aimed at undergraduates and those interested in the future direction of politics in the UK.
   
Public Administration And Information Technology.
  Reddick, Christopher/ 9780763784607/ Price:US$ 133.95
 
Public Administration and Information Technology provides a foundational overview of the impact of information technology (IT) on modern public organizations. The focus is on what public managers need to know about managing IT to create more efficient, effective, and transparent organizations. This book is unique in that it provides a concise introduction to the subject area and leaves students with a broad perspective on the most important issues. Other books in the field either examine e-government, or are large reference volumes that are not easily accessible to most students. This textbook shows the practical application of IT to the most important areas of public administration. Public Administration and Information Technology is ideal for use in traditional public administration courses on IT as well as management information systems courses in schools of business. Divided into 3 parts, the book covers: Public Organizations and Information Technology Information Technology, Evaluation, and Resource Management Emerging Issues in for Public Managers
   
Challenging Governance Theory: From Networks To Hegemony.
  Jonathan S Davies/ 9781847426154/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
This book develops a Gramscian account of contemporary governance. It critiques the fashionable view that there has been a shift from hierarchy to networks, arguing instead that the ideology of network governance is part of the neoliberal hegemonic project. However, there are major barriers to accomplishing this project. This book will be essential reading for academics and students, particularly in policy studies, political science, management, social policy and governance studies'.
   
Innovations in Public Governance.
  Anttiroiko, A.-V./ 9781607507260/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
This book provides a contextual view of innovations in public governance. Public governance is about coordination and the use of various forms of institutional arrangements in policy-making processes to pursue the common good. In practice the improvements and radical changes in governance structures and processes are met through ¡¥governance innovations¡¦, which vary from radical large-scale national reforms to various organizational innovations and new e-enabled governance models. Understanding and managing such innovation processes are among the most burning issues in public administration in the contemporary world. The instructive cases presented in this book help readers to understand the multitude of aspects relating to radical and incremental innovations. They also reflect the real-life conditions of innovation activities in the public sector. Discussion focuses on the challenges to governance innovations and the preconditions for their successful implementation in American and European contexts. The approach applied can be called contextual in the sense that innovations in public governance are discussed in their societal and political contexts. This helps to highlight the context and situation-specific aspects of cases, which increases our understanding of the innovation challenge in the public sector. This publication is a result of collaboration among world-leading academics and experts in public governance. The book serves as an in-depth study on real-life conditions and consequences of governance innovations and also as a textbook that provides an introduction to the basic concepts and issues of this research area. As such it serves not only academics, teachers and students, but also developers, public managers and politicians in their efforts to create and implement governance innovations in different application areas and in various societal and political contexts.
   
Innovative Trends in Public Governance in Asia.
  Anttiroiko, A.-V./ 9781607507284/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
Public governance is one of the most important topics in public administration and political science worldwide. It is of special importance to many Asian countries struggling with governance issues related to environmental concerns, democracy, service delivery, and economic growth. The purpose of these innovations is to bring about radical governance improvements, promote citizen participation and utilize private sector organizations in the provision of public services. Innovativeness in Asian countries seems to be heavily constrained by unique historical developments, cultural features, developmentalism and authoritarianism. The potential for innovation in public governance is huge, but it is unlikely that this can be fully harnessed before a resolute attempt to develop good and democratic governance and to support local creativity. This publication provides a contextual and realistic view of the preconditions for successful innovations in public governance. Special attention is paid to the conditions in which innovations are created and implemented. Geographically, the cases presented in this book cover such countries as Japan, China, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. In-depth analyses show that societal conditions, regime formations, ideologies and managerial doctrines condition innovation activities and affect their outcomes and sustainability. Governance innovations thus reflect the changing nature of the public sector and its connections to its increasingly complex and tensional environment.
   
Multinational Undergraduate Team Work: Excellence in International Capstone Projects.
  Escudeiro, N.F./ 9781607509837/ Price:EUR 108.99
 
This book is drawn from the experiences of the first phase of the MUTW project during the last two years (September 2009 till October 2011). It consists of 10 chapters, covering areas such as motivation, state-of-the-art approaches, communication and negotiation, report writing and oral presentation, open source software, team communication, pilot experience and outcomes and challenges. Providing a comprehensive view of the MUTW paradigm and its surroundings, this book will be of great value to any institution wishing to set up a similar course unit, as well as being of interest to all those involved in multinational collaboration within the education field.
   
Modernising Solid Waste Management at Municipal Level: Institutional Arrangements in Urban Centres of East Africa.
  Liyala, Christine M./ 9789086861897/ Price:EUR 48.00
 
The performance of local authorities is vital for high quality flow of key public services such as solid waste collection and treatment. This publication discusses and analyses in-depth the institutional arrangements for the management of domestic solid wastes in three urban centres bordering the lake Victoria Basin in East Africa: Kisumu, Jinja and Mwanza. It presents research on the different (public and private) systems for municipal waste service delivery in this region. It makes use of existing theories on network governance and on developmental state and multi-level governance and applies the concept of 'modernised mixtures' when studying centralised and decentralised configurations for handling urban solid waste. It is shown that for solid waste management, arrangements for service provision in the urban centres have evolved in direct response to locally specific conditions. It is argued that 'modernised mixtures' are important for improving the performance of local authorities in waste service provision since they offer flexible perspectives which build upon existing practices and (state) capacities in the particular East African contexts.
   
The Role of Households in Solid Waste Management in East Africa Capital Cities.
  Solomon, Aisa O./ 9789086861910/ Price:EUR 48.00
 
Household solid waste management is a severe problem in East Africa capital cities. Domestic actors tend to be neglected in their role in solving the problem. This book develops a new conceptual framework for analyzing the role of households in solid waste management in East Africa?s capital cities. This conceptual framework is derived from the theory of the Modernized Mixture Approach. By focusing on households in informal settlements in particular, domestic routines for handling wastes are analyzed for their technical and social dimensions. By elaborating upon the technical and social aspects of domestic solid wastes and the role of householders in producing and handling these wastes, this book adds to the scanty body of scientific knowledge of sustainable waste management by householders in East African countries. The knowledge generated with respect to technical and social dimensions can be used in the future by researchers and policy makers in SWM policies both in East Africa and comparable situations elsewhere in the world.
   
VB02-289 Handbook of Research on E-Services in the Public Sector: E-Government Strategies and Advancements.
  Ajeeli, Abid Thyab Al/ 9781615207893/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
We live in an increasingly interconnected and highly sophisticated society, where the Internet has led to tremendous improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of public services. The Handbook of Research on E-Services in the Public Sector: E-Government Strategies and Advancements illustrates how technology in e-government saves individuals significant amounts of time and money, while adding value to citizens' experiences with government, thus better serving their needs. This handbook provides comprehensive coverage of the issues facing managers, consultants, and practitioners in e-government and assists them in formulating ICT strategies for use within their field. These new strategies will enable them to implement collaborative policy initiatives within the private, public, and non-profit sectors to ultimately eliminate the global digital divide. Topics Covered ¡EComponent Based Software Engineering (CBSE) ¡EDigital Divide ¡EDigital Governance ¡EE-Learning Approach for E-Government ¡EGeographical Information System ¡EOnline Dispute Resolution ¡ESocial Media ¡EUnified Modeling Language ¡EVoiceXML ¡EWeb 2.0
   
VB02-274 Public Sector Corruption, 4-Vols/Set.
  Johnston, Michael/ 9781849206044/ Price:¢G 745.00
 
Corruption always grabs the headlines and the processes of political contention that created the modern state have done much to shape our notions of corruption and good government; yet very old ideas show surprising vitality as we examine the ways citizens understand and react to corruption issues. Corruption issues appeared as a major international policy concern around 1990, after a generation during which they received relatively little emphasis, and since that time the research literature has had unprecedented growth in quantity and quality. This major reference collection collates the best of the research for scholars, policymakers, students, reformers, journalists, and interested citizens, showing us where we have been and where we need to go as the work continues. Further, the collection develops a much-needed comprehensive record of what we have learned from political scientists, economists, and historical and cultural analysts; while all borrow selectively and creatively from each other, they are still engaged in largely separate conversations. Finally, this collection focuses on the whole issue of reform. The past generation's research has both led to new ideas about how to attack corruption, measure its seriousness, and assess the effects of corruption control efforts. The collection is a particularly important toolkit to bring the best of our knowledge to bear upon efforts at control-in effect, to integrate theory and practice-for as in many other policy areas it is entirely possible to do the wrong things for the right reasons.
   
VB02-268 Citizens and E-Government: Evaluating Policy and Management.
  Reddick, Christopher G./ 9781615209316/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
E-government research has flourished as a way of disseminating information and providing services to citizens ever since the popularization of the Internet. Although there have been tremendous advancements in the world of e-government, critical evaluations on the effectiveness of such methods have yet to be determined. Citizens and E-Government: Evaluating Policy and Management examines the role that citizens play in the development of electronic government or e-government, specifically focusing on the impact of e-government and citizens while exploring issues of policy and management. This book not only focuses on the adoption of e-government and its impact on citizens, but it also discusses the effectiveness of this technology as a way of improving citizen access and engagement with their government. Overall, this book is essential for those interested in the importance of citizens in information technology adoption and development of electronic government.
   
VB02-267 Politics, Democracy and E-Government: Participation and Service Delivery.
  Reddick, Christopher G./ 9781615209330/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Research argues that e-government technologies have positive influences on politics and democracy, improving citizens' environment as well as their engagement with their government. Although much research indicates that e-government technologies have increased citizen participation, there is much more than can be developed. Politics, Democracy and E-Government: Participation and Service Delivery examines how e-government impacts politics and democracy in both developed and developing countries, discussing the participation of citizens in government service delivery. This book brings forth the idea that e-government has a direct influence on the important function of governing through participation and service delivery. Containing chapters from leading e-government scholars and practitioners from across the globe, the overall objective of this book is accomplished through its discussion on the influences of e-government on democratic institutions and processes.
   
VB02-265 Political and Civic Leadership: A Reference Handbook, 2-Vols/Set.
  Couto, Richard A./ 9781412962636/ Price:¢G 280.00
 
This work, within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership will provide undergraduate students and academics with an authoritative reference resource on political and civic leadership. This two-volume set will be centred on the 100 most important topics, issues, questions and debates specific to politics and civic society. This focus will provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry but not as much jargon, detail or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter. Chapters will cover key topics related to political and civic leadership, including: personalities and environments of political leaders governance and allegiance roles citizen activists and civic engagement political campaigning urban politics and leadership public management ethics in politics policy development and implementation executive management of public opinion political speechmaking and the "bully pulpit" Congressional leadership crisis management.
   
VB02-259 Public Sphere, The., 4-Vols/set.
  Gripsrud, Jostein/ 9781848607842/ Price:¢G 645.00
 
The idea of the public sphere as the space where citizens come together to deliberate on issues of common concern and to critique and influence the government has been one of the most influential and contested concepts since the beginnings of debates on the constitution of democracy. It remains central to contemporary issues such as the democratic potential of the internet, the challenges posed by the resurgence of fundamentalisms, and the possibilities for a post-national, cosmopolitan, political order in the age of globalization. This four volume major reference collection is a 'must-have' guide to the idea of the public sphere, its history, the ongoing struggles over its meaning and importance to democracy, and its continuing relevance to emerging issues. Volume One: Defining the Public Sphere Volume Two: The Political Public Sphere Volume Three: The Cultural Public Sphere Volume Four: The Future of the Public Sphere
   
VB02-221 Organizing Government, 4-Vols/Set.
  Boyne, George/ 9781848601215/ Price:¢G 645.00
 
Comprising theoretical and empirical perspectives and drawn from international journals with a global focus, this three-volume set presents the key papers in macro-organizational and micro-organizational studies and their implications on public administration. Divided into two sections, the first part of this collection adopts a sector-wide focus, concentrating on the issues of governance, politics, markets and competition, regulation and inter-organizational relations. The second section concentrates on management issues in an organizational context, addressing leadership, strategy and change management. Drawing on experience of both academic and professional spheres, the editors incorporate a range of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives spanning organizational behaviour, organizational theory, human resource management and strategy, forming a resource that will be invaluable to all students of management in the public sector.
   
SB06-397 Housing Policy Transformed: The Right to Buy and the Desire to Own.
  King, Peter/ 9781847422132/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
The Right to Buy is the most controversial housing policy of the last 30 years, but it is also the most successful. Unlike the many studies that have focused on the costs of the policy and sought to show its negative impact, this book seeks to understand the Right to Buy on its own terms. It explains how the policy links with a coherent ideology based on self-interest and the care of things close to us - instead of a policy that sought to do things for people, the Right to Buy allowed people to do things for themselves.
   
SB06-397 Rethinking the Public: Innovations in Research, Theory and Politics.
  Mahony, Nick/ 9781847424167/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
This book rethinks the public, public communication and public action in a globalising and mediated world. It develops novel theoretical perspectives for investigating the formation of publics, focusing on four overlapping processes: claiming publics; personalising publics; mediating publics; and becoming public.Using fascinating case studies, Rethinking the public offers a rich set of methodological resources on which other researchers can draw and foregrounds the need to interrogate the boundaries between theory, research and politics. It is ideal reading for higher level undergraduate and masters programmes in politics, geography, public policy, sociology, social policy, public administration and cultural studies.
   
SB06-397 The Governance of Problems: Puzzling, Powering and Participation.
  Hoppe, Robert/ 9781847426291/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
Contemporary democracies need to develop a better governance of problems, as all too often, policy is a sophisticated answer to the wrong problem. This book offers a compelling new approach to public policy-making as problem processing, bringing together aspects of puzzling, powering and participation, relating them in interesting and different ways to cultural theory, to issues about networks, to models of democracy and modes of citizen participation. Part of a growing body of work in policy analysis literature, the book is clearly written and accessibly presented, making this an ideal text for academics and postgraduate students.
   
SB06-397 Leading Public Sector Innovation: Co-Creating for a Better Society.
  Bason, Christian/ 9781847426338/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
In a time of unprecedented turbulence, how can public sector organisations increase their ability to find innovative solutions to society's problems? "Leading public sector innovation" shows how government agencies can use co-creation to overcome barriers and deliver more value, at lower cost, to citizens and business. Through inspiring global case studies and practical examples, the book addresses the key triggers of public sector innovation. It shares new tools for citizen involvement through design thinking and ethnographic research, and pinpoints the leadership roles needed to drive innovation at all levels of government. "Leading public sector innovation" is essential reading for public managers and staff, social innovators, business partners, researchers, consultants and others with a stake in the public sector of tomorrow.
   
SB06-395 National Approaches to the Administration of International Migration.
  Arnold, Peri E./ 9781607505983/ Price:EUR 85.00
 
Migration has always been a part of the human experience: human history began with the migration of our distant ancestors from their place of origin. But today, immigration is a politically sensitive subject in most of the affluent nations of the world, in many of which one tenth or more of the population were foreign born. And it is a problem which is on the increase. It is estimated that there were 75.5 million international migrants worldwide in 1960; in 2005 that number had risen to 190.6 million. This book is the tenth volume in a series from the IIAS/IISA Working Group on Administrative History, and is the result of two intensive one-day meetings and a further two years of focused attention and dedicated work. Within the time frame of the 17th century to the mid 20th century, the book examines the experience of ten countries ¡V Australia, Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States ¡V each with an important history of international migration. It shows that past migrations dramatically affected the countries studied and stimulated the development of administrative tools for dealing with international migration. When properly understood, these historical experiences can inform analysis of contemporary policy debates and this work will undoubtedly be of great value to all those involved with or interested in the subject of international migration.
   
SB06-387 The Innovative CIO and e-Participation in e-Government Initiatives.
  Obi, Toshio/ 9781607505044/ Price:EUR 105.00
 
Senior information executives are currently confronted by a continually growing and increasingly complex set of challenges. These include rapidly changing technologies, environmental issues and the current global economic situation. This book, volume 3 in the Global E-Governance Series, brings together the contributions of acknowledged experts from all over the world, who have presented papers and participated in discussions at three recent conferences on e-government, the role of the CIO (Chief Information Officer) and e-governance. They give us their frank and honest insights, and share with us not only their successes, but also their failures and the lessons they have learnt from them. Divided into five parts, the book covers subjects such as: e-participation and perspectives from citizen involvement, national e-government strategies, innovative CIO, ICT (Information & Communication Technology) in the context of the world economy and finally, global e-government rankings. Despite the different backgrounds and nationalities of the contributors, what is notable are the common themes which emerge from their work. This book will undoubtedly be a valuable resource of interest to all those involved in the field of e-government.
   
SB06-387 Transformational Philanthropy: Entrepreneurs and Nonprofits.
  Dietlin, Lisa M./ 9780763766788/ Price:US$ 110.95
 
Transformational Philanthropy: Entrepreneurs and Nonprofits is a practical guide on attracting entrepreneurs to nonprofit organizations as an investor, donor and true philanthropist. It provides insight into the decision making patterns, expectations, and philanthropic behaviors of entrepreneurs. The primary use of this book will be for those in the philanthropic world to understand how to approach entrepreneurs for donations and contributions. The book includes real world examples, industry statistics, case studies, interviews, and important "how-to" tips related to entrepreneurs.
   
SB06-371 Performance Analysis for Public and Nonprofit Organizations.
  Wang, XiaoHu/ 9780763751067/ Price:US$ 143.95
 
The book focuses on application of performance analysis tools, not the theory of performance management. This text is an effective learning tool for students in analytical technique courses in public administration and policy programs. With other texts, students may learn about a statistical concept and calculation, but still don't understand the managerial context where the statistical tool applies. Consequently, they often fail to understand the managerial importance of statistical tools they learn, and worse, fail to recognize the correct tool to use when a managerial issue rises. This book corrects this problem by providing a managerial context that bridges statistical concepts and the managerial reality. The managerial context is performance management, in which performance data are presented, monitored, and analyzed. It is in this performance management context that the usefulness and applicability of statistical tools are illuminated for the learner. Thoroughly classroom-tested, the book is designed as a textbook for courses of analytical and statistical techniques in public administration and nonprofit management. Each chapter starts with a discussion of tools and related concepts with examples, then presents a factual case study to demonstrate the use of the tools, and ends with a list of practice questions. Equipped with the latest research, the book is also designed for public and nonprofit managers on how to use performance information to improve organizational performance.
   
Challenging Choices: Ideology, Consumerism and Policy.
  Clarke, Michael/ 9781847423986/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
Choice pervades our society: it is founded on political rights to choose and our economy on market choices, but we have now reached the point where choice is extended almost everywhere. This lively and topical book provides a critique of choice in contemporary society and policy, arguing that we can have too much of a good thing. And there are alternatives.In part one, the author shows how choice works at a personal level, its demands, and how it can fail. By examining healthcare, education and pensions, he then explores the alternatives, such as provision.In part two the book reviews the impact of choice through the life cycle, in areas such as careers, relationships fertility, retirement and death. The author considers whether this enhances or burdens our lives, and questions the assumption that more choice is always for the better.
   
From Recession to Renewal: The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Public Services and Local Government.
  Richardson, Joanna/ 9781847427007/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
The banking collapse and ensuing global financial crisis has been the subject of much analysis and speculation. One growing certainty is that there will be an impact on the delivery of public services and on local government and governance. This topical book examines and debates the challenges posed, on a local, European and global level, by the imperative to balance a fiscal need for smaller public expenditure with a social need for strong governance and protection of the most vulnerable in UK society. Leading academics in the field of local governance contribute to a diverse set of analyses on the impact of the financial crisis.
   
VB02-261 Systems Thinking and E-Participation: ICT in the Governance of Society.
  Cordoba-Pachon, Jose R./ 9781605668604/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
The development of information-based societies worldwide is now impacting public organizations and their delivery of services to citizens. Systems Thinking and E-Participation: ICT in the Governance of Society provides a systemic-based inquiry platform to explore boundaries, limits, and advantages of information and communication technology use in the public decision making processes. With theoretical and practical contributions, this publication examines the impact of governmental technologies useful to those involved with politics, sociology, and information systems.
   
VB02-260 Social and Organizational Developments through Emerging E-Government Applications: New Principles and Concepts.
  Weerakkody, Vishanth/ 9781605669182/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Government and industry e-commerce agendas have become more closely linked in recent times and more people are now less tolerant of poor, impersonal service in the public sector as they become aware of the power of the web and experience good service in the private sector. With the advancement of Information and Communication Technologies, e-government has emerged as an effective means of delivering government services to citizens. It is in every government’s interest to make their public services more efficient and available in order to gain citizens?trust, which has often eluded many governments and political leaders in modern society. Social and Organizational Developments through Emerging E-Government Applications: New Principles and Concepts discusses the evolution of e-government, focusing on the exploration of technical complexities and current studies of transformation government to develop effective means of delivering government to citizens. This reference publication will be valuable to those interested in the study and development of e-government in the local, national, and worldly context.
   
VB02-244 Handbook of Research on E-Government Readiness for Information and Service Exchange: Utilizing Progressive Information Communication Technologies.
  Rahman, Hakikur/ 9781605666716/ Price:US$ 295.00
 
Rapid advancements in technology have enabled the use of information and communication technologies to exchange and disseminate data and services with citizens, businesses, civil society, and other arms of government. The Handbook of Research on E-Government Readiness for Information and Service Exchange: Utilizing Progressive Information Communication Technologies formulates leading ICT strategies and critical comprehensive research for the development of efficient and effective e-government systems. This innovative collection provides cutting-edge knowledge to researchers and academicians with in-depth analysis of diversified approaches and patterns.
   
VB02-242 Handbook of Research on ICT-Enabled Transformational Government: A Global Perspective.
  Weerakkody, Vishanth/ 9781605663906/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
E-government has evolved from basic information provisioning to more integrated service offerings enabling citizen-centric services. The Handbook of Research on ICT-Enabled Transformational Government: A Global Perspective provides comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends, and technologies within transformation stage e-government (t-government) implementation. A significant reference source within the technological and governmental fields, this Handbook of Research offers theoretical and empirical studies that communicate new insights into t-government for both researchers and practitioners interested in the subject.
   
VB02-241 E-Government Development and Diffusion: Inhibitors and Facilitators of Digital Democracy.
  Sahu, Ganesh P./ 9781605667133/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
E-government has become a global phenomenon through its use of Internet technologies as a platform for exchanging information, providing services, and transacting with citizens, businesses, and other arms of government. E-Government Development and Diffusion: Inhibitors and Facilitators of Digital Democracy provides a comprehensive, integrative, and global assessment of the e-government evolution in terms of real-life success and failure cases. Containing research from leading international experts, this Premier Reference Source presents concepts from contemporary and diverse perspectives within the field.
   
VB02-240 Integrating E-Business Models for Government Solutions: Citizen-Centric Service Oriented Methodologies and Processes.
  Chhabra, Susheel/ 9781605662404/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
The expectations of citizens in delivery of services by government institutions have increased over the last decade. Although, governments all over the world are involved in transforming methodologies and processes to satisfy their stakeholders, still there are problems which are causing distress and waste of valuable resources. Integrating E-Business Models for Government Solutions: Citizen-Centric Service Oriented Methodologies and Processes provides a unique collection of essential tools and alternative e-business strategies that can be incorporated into e-government solutions. The goal is to help in evolving effective methodologies and processes and consequently provide cost effective and citizen-centric services. Useful to scholars, researchers, and academic institutions, this book will enable readers to examine current issues and promote research initiatives to improve service delivery in e-government.
   
VB02-233 Electronic Constitution: Social, Cultural, and Political Implications.
  Amoretti, Francesco/ 9781605662541/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Creative advancements in the field of information technology are rapidly transforming and reinventing former governmental practices, opening the door to new possibilities in areas such as digital citizenship and e-politics. Electronic Constitution: Social, Cultural, and Political Implicationsprovides analysis of the relationship between digital information technologies and politics, relating these issues to the historical system transformation. Addressing researchers, scholars, and students of advanced courses in political disciplines, this book highlights technological innovation as a strategy of reorganization in political-institutional systems.
   
VB02-232 Handbook of Research on Strategies for Local E-Government Adoption and Implementation: Comparative Studies, 2-Vols/set.
  Reddick, Christopher G./ 9781605662824/ Price:US$ 495.00
 
There is a growing body of research on e-government because of its potential to transform organizational governance. Most of e-government research has examined the adoption of e-government at the local level with respect to the stages of adoption, but fewer studies have examined its impact on public sector organizations. The Handbook of Research on Strategies for Local E-Government Adoption and Implementation: Comparative Studies provides examinations of the adoption and impact of e-government in countries throughout the world at the local level by leading scholars and practitioners in the field. Through descriptions of successful cases and challenges, this important academic research collection provides an indispensable resource necessary to audiences such as academicians, researchers, and students.
   
SB06-436 Making Public Enterprises Work: From Despair to Promise: A Turn Around Account.
  Muhairwe, William T./ 9781843393245/ Price:¢G 69.00
 
   
SB06-383 The Waseda University E-Government Rankings.
  Obi, T./ 9781607500292/ Price:EUR 80.00
 
In this fifth edition of the Ranking, the existing benchmarking indicators were reviewed and improved. These include: network preparedness, required interface-functioning applications, management optimization, National Portal, CIOs in government and e-Government promotion with 28 specific indicators. This research analyzes the development of websites and ICT at governmental level, as well as the relationship between government and stakeholders.
   
SB06-383 Building Safer Communities, Risk Governance, Spatial Planning and Responses to Natural Hazards.
  Paleo, Urbano F./ 9781607500469/ Price:EUR 135.00
 
   
SB06-381 Rich Democracies, Poor People: How Politics Explain Poverty.
  Brady, David/ 9780195385878/ Price:US$ 125.00
 
   
SB06-379 The Formula for Economic Growth on Main Street America.
  Gordon, Gerald L./ 9781420093896/ Price:¢G 57.99
 
   
SB06-379 Changing Local Governance, Changing Citizens.
  Durose, Catherine/ 9781847422170/ Price:¢G 28.99
 
The relationship between citizens and local decision makers is a long standing policy pre-occupation and has often been the subject of debate by politicians across parties. Recent governments have sought to empower, activate and give responsibility to some citizens, while other groups have been abandoned or ignored. Drawing on extensive up-to-date empirical work by leading researchers in the field, "Changing local governance, changing citizens" aims to explain what debates about local governance mean for local people. Questions addressed include: what new demands are being made on citizens and why? Which citizens are affected and how have they responded? What difference do changing forms of local governance make to people's lives? The book explores governance and citizenship in relation to multiculturalism, economic migration, community cohesion, housing markets, neighbourhoods, faith organisations, behaviour change and e-democracy in order to establish a differentiated, contemporary view of the ways that citizens are constituted at the local level today. "Changing local governance, changing citizens" provides a pertinent and robustly empirical contribution to current debates amongst policy makers, academics, practitioners and local communities about how to respond to this changing policy framework. It will be of interest to post-graduate students and academic researchers in politics, public and social policy, sociology, local government and urban studies, as well as policy makers and practitioners.
   
SB06-377 Subversive Citizens: Power, Agency and Resistance in Public Services.
  Barnes, Marian/ 9781847422071/ Price:¢G 28.99
 
Many of the recent reforms in public services in the UK have been driven by the image of the 'responsible citizen' - the service user who does not only have rights to receive services but also has responsibilities for the delivery of policy outcomes. In this way, citizens' everyday conduct is shaped by governmental action, yet there is much evidence that both front-line staff in public services and the people who use them can sometimes act in ways that modify, disrupt or negate intended policy outcomes. "Subversive citizens" presents a highly original examination of how official policy objectives can be 'subverted' through the actions of staff and users. It discusses the role of public policy in the creation of 'good citizenship', such as making appropriate choices about what to eat and how much to save, to being an active participant in the local community. It also examines how the roles of service delivery staff have changed substantially, and how theories of 'power' and 'agency' are useful in analysing the engagement between public policies (and those employed to deliver them) and the citizens at whom they are targeted.The idea of subversive citizenship is explored through theoretical and empirical analyses by a range of prominent social researchers and will be of interest to students of social policy, sociology, criminology, politics and related disciplines, as well as policy makers involved in public services.
   
SB06-377 Subversive Citizens: Power, Agency and Resistance in Public Services.
  Barnes, Marian/ 9781847422088/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
Many of the recent reforms in public services in the UK have been driven by the image of the 'responsible citizen' - the service user who does not only have rights to receive services but also has responsibilities for the delivery of policy outcomes. In this way, citizens' everyday conduct is shaped by governmental action, yet there is much evidence that both front-line staff in public services and the people who use them can sometimes act in ways that modify, disrupt or negate intended policy outcomes. "Subversive citizens" presents a highly original examination of how official policy objectives can be 'subverted' through the actions of staff and users. It discusses the role of public policy in the creation of 'good citizenship', such as making appropriate choices about what to eat and how much to save, to being an active participant in the local community. It also examines how the roles of service delivery staff have changed substantially, and how theories of 'power' and 'agency' are useful in analysing the engagement between public policies (and those employed to deliver them) and the citizens at whom they are targeted.The idea of subversive citizenship is explored through theoretical and empirical analyses by a range of prominent social researchers and will be of interest to students of social policy, sociology, criminology, politics and related disciplines, as well as policy makers involved in public services.
   
SB06-376 Global e-Governance: Advancing e-Governance Through Innovation and Leadership.
  Tubtimhin, Jirapon/ 9781607500254/ Price:EUR 95.00
 
Governments are being transformed at every level due to advances in technology and innovative programs that open vast opportunities for delivery of public services, interact with citizens and business, and promote democracy. It is essential that those responsible for operating these services are well trained to provide the leadership needed for successful application of e-Services. This is the second volume in the Global e-Governance Series and focuses on Advancing e-Governance Through Innovation and Leadership by presenting original articles by international experts, National Case Studies and CIO Training Course materials. This book will serve as a research tool for those examining current economic developments, such as the financial crisis and how the consequences may impact the advancement of e-Government programs, including requirements for professional staff and experts to operate e-Services. Several chapters also address issues involved in promoting ¡§Green ICT.¡¨ A number of potential benefits have been examined by several international organizations and national governments which could become a significant component. Consequently there are several practical dimensions to Advancing e-Government Through Innovation and Leadership.
   
SB06-374 ICTs, Citizens and Governance: After the Hype!
  Meijer, Albert/ 9781586039738/ Price:EUR 115.00
 
   
SB06-374 Winning the Needed Change: Saving our Planet Earth - A Global Public Service.
  Pagaza, Ignacio P./ 9781586039585/ Price:EUR 72.00
 
   
SB06-374 Grant Management: Funding for Public and NonProfit Programs.
  Hall, Jeremy L./ 9780763755270/ Price:US$ 146.95
 
Much more than a book on compiling grant proposals, Grant Management: Funding for Public and Non-Profit Programs presents grant writing in its broader organizational management framework. This text takes a comprehensive approach to external funding for public and nonprofit agencies. The book begins with an introduction to grants, their types, their history and their key characteristics to inform the nest stage¡Xthe search for funding. A key part of any management process, an entire chapter considers the purpose and approaches to evaluation that should be considered in conjunction with grant-funded programs. The book concludes with a chapter that considers the process in reverse¡Xhow to go about distributing funds as a grant maker rather than a grant seeker. This text leads the reader through the technical steps of preparing an application, explaining the process used to make decisions, key aspects of grant management, and includes a summary of important factors directly pertaining to grant funds. Written from the perspective of community development, With information drawn from core theories and tools of public administration, Grant Management: Funding for Public and Non-Profit Programs addresses overarching theoretical issues for public management as well as offers an applied perspective of grant funding and management. This is an ideal text for students and public and nonprofit managers alike.
   
SB06-373 The Consumer in Public Services: Choice, Values and Difference.
  Simmons, Richard/ 9781847421814/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
The consumer in public services critiques established assumptions surrounding citizenship and consumption. Drawing on empirical research, it challenges existing stereotypes about the 'consumer as chooser' and shows how we must develop a more sophisticated understanding of consumers, examining their place and role as users of public services.
   
SB06-373 The Consumer in Public Services: Choice, Values and Difference.
  Simmons, Richard/ 9781847421807/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
The consumer in public services critiques established assumptions surrounding citizenship and consumption. Drawing on empirical research, it challenges existing stereotypes about the 'consumer as chooser' and shows how we must develop a more sophisticated understanding of consumers, examining their place and role as users of public services.
   
SB06-371 Faith in the Public Realm: Controversies, Policies and Practices.
  Dinham, Adam/ 9781847420305/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
Faith in the public realm takes an explicitly multi-faith perspective, exploring the controversies, policies and practices of 'public faith'. It questions perceptions of a fixed divide between religious and secular participants in public life and challenges prevailing concepts of a monolithic 'neutral' public realm.
   
SB06-371 Faith in the Public Realm: Controversies, Policies and Practices.
  Dinham, Adam/ 9781847420299/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
Faith in the public realm takes an explicitly multi-faith perspective, exploring the controversies, policies and practices of 'public faith'. It questions perceptions of a fixed divide between religious and secular participants in public life and challenges prevailing concepts of a monolithic 'neutral' public realm.
   
SB06-370 Devolution and Social Citizenship in the UK.
  Greer, Scott L./ 9781847420350/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
This timely book explores how changing territorial politics are impacting on social citizenship rights across the UK. The contributors contend that whilst territorial politics have always been major influences in the meaning and scope of social citizenship rights, devolved politics are now increasingly producing different social citizenship rights in different parts of the UK. And they are doing it in ways that few scholars or policymakers expect or can trace. Drawing on extensive research over the last 10 years, the book brings together leading scholars of devolution and citizenship to chart the connection between the politics of devolution and the meaning of social citizenship in the UK. The first part of the book connects the large, and largely distinct, literatures on citizenship, devolution, and the welfare state. The empirical second part identifies the different issues that will shape the future territorial politics of citizenship in the UK: intergovernmental relations and finance; policy divergence; bureaucratic politics; public opinion; and the European Union. It will be welcomed by academics and students in social policy, public policy, citizenship studies, politics and political science.
   
SB06-359 Extraordinary Board Leadership: The Keys to High-Impact Govening.
  Eadie, Doug/ 9780763755430/ Price:US$ 127.95
 
Many nonprofits never take full advantage of their board members. Extraordinary Board Leadership: The Keys to High Impact Governing deals with an incredibly important topic ¡V ¡§high-impact governing¡¨ ¡V which is at the heart not only of a nonprofit¡¦s effectiveness, but also the key to a positive, productive, and enduring board-CEO partnership. This text offers practical, hands-on guidance, which is based on extensive real-life experience and can be put to immediate use. It goes beyond the old-fashioned ¡§policy governance¡¨ approach in dealing with the board-CEO-executive staff partnership. The second edition of this successful book presents a more precise definition of ¡§high-impact governing¡¨. It recognizes that the collaborative enterprise of governing requires a close partnership between a high-impact governing board and a truly ¡§board-savvy¡¨ CEO, and it also discusses standing committees -- one of the preeminent drivers of high-impact governing -- in greater detail. The second edition also includes more case studies and new information aimed at public governing bodies, as well as more tables and charts to accompany a fresh new text design.
   
SB06-359 Ethics in City Hall: Discussion and Analysis for Public Administration.
  Thompson, William N./ 9780763755324/ Price:US$ 101.95
 
Students need to be exposed to real life events that they will be confronted with as public managers. This book contains twenty-one in-depth case studies that describe and discuss actual events that presented ethical and other challenges in public management. Each case study is a true account of an event that took place in a village, town, township, or city with a population between 10,000 and 40,000 over the past 30 years. This text encourages the reader to analyze the situations and behaviors presented, then reflect on how to deal with the circumstances. It will assist instructors and students in applying principles of ethical behavior to actual ethical challenges faced by public administrators. This useful text also includes discussion questions and analyses to test students' knowledge and critical thinking.
   
VB02-230 Social and Political Implications of Data Mining: Knowledge Management in E-Government.
  Rahman, Hakikur/ 9781605662305/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
In recent years, data mining has become a powerful tool in assisting society with its various layers and individual elements useful in obtaining intelligent information for making knowledgeable decisions. In the realm of knowledge discovery, data mining is becoming one of the most popular topics in information technology. Social and Political Implications of Data Mining: Knowledge Management in E-Government focuses on the data mining and knowledge management implications that lie within online government. This significant reference book contains cases on improvement of governance system, enhancement of security techniques, upgrade of social service sectors, and foremost empowerment of citizens and societies ¡V a valuable added asset to academicians, researchers, and practitioners.
   
VB02-178-6 Transport.
  Hanson, Susan/ 9780754627036/ Price:¢G 230.00
 
Mobility, accessibility, networks, and interactions across space are at the heart of how spaces and places are brought into being and continue to change. In a series of articles that chart the development of thinking about space, place, and transport, this book highlights the role that a geographic perspective has played in transport studies, raises questions about transport policy, and points to additional questions worthy of research. The volume is divided into four parts covering fundamental concepts, individual behaviour in urban spatial context, inter-regional transport and policy issues.
   
SB06-377 E-Government Research: Policy and Manageme.
  Norris, Donald/ 9781599049137/ Price:US$ 99.95
 
   
SB06-365 Traffic Jam: Ten Years of 'Sustainable' Transport in the UK.
  Docherty, Iain/ 9781847420732/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
The book reviews the links between the idea of sustainability and transport policy, and provides an up-to-the-minute analysis of the political realities surrounding the delivery of a sustainable transport agenda in the UK. It picks up on the principal components of A New Deal for Transport and evaluates to what extent these have, or haven't, been delivered in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The contributors analyse why delivering sustainable transport policies seems to present particular difficulties to ministers across the UK, and considers the UK's experience in an international perspective. The book draws lessons from the last 10 years in order to better inform future policy development. Traffic Jam is an indispensable analysis of the difficulties involved in turning policy ideals into practical reality, and as such will be of interest to scholars, students, planners, policy analysts and policy makers.
   
SB06-365 Traffic Jam: Ten Years of 'Sustainable' Transport in the UK.
  Docherty, Iain/ 9781847420725/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
The book reviews the links between the idea of sustainability and transport policy, and provides an up-to-the-minute analysis of the political realities surrounding the delivery of a sustainable transport agenda in the UK. It picks up on the principal components of A New Deal for Transport and evaluates to what extent these have, or haven't, been delivered in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The contributors analyse why delivering sustainable transport policies seems to present particular difficulties to ministers across the UK, and considers the UK's experience in an international perspective. The book draws lessons from the last 10 years in order to better inform future policy development. Traffic Jam is an indispensable analysis of the difficulties involved in turning policy ideals into practical reality, and as such will be of interest to scholars, students, planners, policy analysts and policy makers.
   
SB06-360 Understanding Inequality, Poverty and Wealth: Policies and Prospects.
  Ridge, Tess/ 9781861349149/ Price:¢G 21.99
 
At a time when the divide between the wealthy and the disadvantaged is widening, this major new textbook provides students with a critical understanding of poverty and social exclusion in relation to wealth, rather than as separate from it. Raising fundamental questions about the organisation of society, social structures and relationships and social justice, the book is split into four main sections exploring key concepts and issues; 'people and place' (poverty and wealth across different groups and situations); the role of the state; and prospects for the future. Features: ¡P the only textbook to focus on the links between wealth and poverty ¡P an edited collection of chapters specially written by a distinguished panel of contributors including Pete Alcock, Daniel Dorling, Mary Shaw, Gill Scott and Jay Ginn. ¡P designed with the needs of students in mind and includes useful chapter summaries, illustrative boxes and diagrams, and pointers to relevant websites and other sources of further information. It will be an essential textbook for level 1/2 undergraduate students studying social policy either as a main subject or as part of their course. It would be a core text for level 3/4 specialist modules in this field. Understanding welfare: Social issues, policy and practice series Series Editor: Saul Becker, University of Nottingham. This bestselling series presents topical and innovative approaches to understanding social issues, policies and welfare delivery from leading experts. Accessible and student friendly, each includes chapter-specific summaries, questions for discussion, illustrative boxes and diagrams to help understanding and full bibliographies. Each book is Social Policy Subject Benchmark compliant, and with an attractive series design this collection builds into a library of essential reading for students. For other titles in this series, please follow the series link from the main catalogue page.
   
SB06-359 National Approaches to the Governance of Historical Heritage Over Time: A Comparative Report.
  Fisch, Stefan/ 9781586038533/ Price:EUR 80.00
 
The five elements - governmental authorities, public discourse, corporate and market interests, citizens¡¦ associations and international agencies ¡V may help in figuring out the complex and challenging purpose of the research work presented in this volume which is nothing less than the history of the governance of cultural and natural heritage in eleven countries, from its outset to the present. Speaking about governance is challenging. The term has been vastly used and misused. But today, when the feverish popularity of the concept is probably in decline, we rest with one solid conviction at least: that social, economic, cultural and institutional processes are governed not only through government (be it national or local) with its legislative, administrative and jurisdictional mechanisms, but through a larger array of different actors and factors. These include schools and universities, citizens¡¦ associations, public opinion, economic corporations, non-governmental organizations, learned societies, unions, media, international agencies, clubs, consultants etc. In fact, the reader is going to meet quite a few of these actors in this publication; they are the unavoidable characters involved in the story the authors have set out to tell.
   
SB06-356 Foreign Aid and Foreign Policy: Lessons for the Next Half-Century.
  Picard, Louis A./ 9780765620446/ Price:US$ 52.95
 
   
SB06-354 Partnerships: Machines of Possibility.
  Andersen, Niels A./ 9781847420268/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
How did partnerships come to emerge almost everywhere and at almost the same time? What is the inner logic of partnerships? And at what point does that logic begin to break down? This book improves our understanding of the shifting ground on which partnerships and agreements must be reached in today's hyper-complex society.
   
SB06-351 Statistical Analysis in Public Administration.
  Giventer, Lawrence L./ 9780763740764/ Price:US$ 181.95
 
A basic text for statistical/quantitative analysis and research methods coursework, this is a problem-oriented book organized around a series of unique reference tables that simulate the problems public administrators routinely encounter and diagnose. The tables guide the reader to applicable statistical methods for solving problems, teaching both "what to do," and "how to do it."
   
SB06-346 Public Budgeting Systems.
  Lee, Robert D./ 9780763746681/ Price:US$ 150.95
 
A complete and balanced reference, Public Budgeting Systems, Eighth Edition surveys the current state of budgeting throughout all levels of the United States government. The text emphasizes methods by which financial decisions are reached within a system as well as ways in which different types of information are used in budgetary decision-making. It also stresses the use of program information, since, for decades, budget reforms have sought to introduce greater program considerations into financial decisions. This updated text includes: More cases studies and practical information Figures and charts to make the information more accessible PowerPoint slides for professors
   
Computer Security, Privacy and Politics: Current Issues, Challenges and Solutions.
  Subramanian, Ramesh/ 9781599048048/ Price:US$ 99.95
 
   
Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada: Current Trends and Issues, 3rd Edition.
  Belanger, Yale D./ 9781895830323/ Price:US$ 45.00
 
   
SB06-404 Using Evidence: How Research Can Inform Public Services.
  Nutley, Sandra M./ 9781861346643/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
   
SB06-358 The Impact of Enforcement on Street Users in England.
  Johnsen, Sarah/ 9781847420015/ Price:¢G 15.99
 
Concerns have mounted in recent years about the 'problematic street culture' sometimes associated with rough sleeping, especially begging and street drinking. There has been a significant shift towards enforcement interventions aimed at the 'street users' involved in these activities. This report evaluates the impact of these enforcement interventions on the welfare of street users in England.
   
SB06-352 Gender and the Politics of Time: Feminist Theory and Contemporary Debates.
  Bryson, Valerie/ 9781861347497/ Price:¢G 25.99
 
Women's increased role in the labour market has combined with concerns about the damaging effects of long working hours to push time-related issues up the policy agenda in many Western nations. This wide-ranging and accessible book assesses policy alternatives in the light of feminist theory and factual evidence.
   
SB06-351 Making Policy in Theory and Practice.
  Bochel, Hugh/ 9781861349040/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
Set in the context of New Labour's emphasis on 'modernisation', and reflecting the growing emphasis on policy making as a skill, this unique book combines both academic and practitioner perspectives to provide critical consideration of contemporary policy-making and highlight examples of good practice at all levels of government.
   
SB06-351 Making Policy in Theory and Practice.
  Bochel, Hugh/ 9781861349033/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
Set in the context of New Labour's emphasis on 'modernisation', and reflecting the growing emphasis on policy making as a skill, this unique book combines both academic and practitioner perspectives to provide critical consideration of contemporary policy-making and highlight examples of good practice at all levels of government.
   
SB06-351 Gender and the Politics of Time: Feminist Theory and Contemporary Debates.
  Bryson, Valerie/ 9781861347503/ Price:¢G 65.00
 
Women's increased role in the labour market has combined with concerns about the damaging effects of long working hours to push time-related issues up the policy agenda in many Western nations. This wide-ranging and accessible book assesses policy alternatives in the light of feminist theory and factual evidence.
   
SB06-351 Policy Reconsidered: Meanings, Politics and Practices.
  Hodgson, Susan M./ 9781861349132/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
This book identifies key topics within the policy arena and subjects them to sustained theoretical and practical appraisal. It shows the gains to be made from applying a cross-disciplinary lens to the study of 'policy', with contributors presenting critical and reflective engagements with the theory and practice of policy at all levels of political organisation and within a range of contexts.
   
SB06-351 Policy Reconsidered: Meanings, Politics and Practices.
  Hodgson, Susan M./ 9781861349125/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
This book identifies key topics within the policy arena and subjects them to sustained theoretical and practical appraisal. It shows the gains to be made from applying a cross-disciplinary lens to the study of 'policy', with contributors presenting critical and reflective engagements with the theory and practice of policy at all levels of political organisation and within a range of contexts.
   
SB06-351 The New Bureaucracy: Quality Assurance and its Critics.
  Travers, Max/ 9781861349279/ Price:¢G 28.99
 
There has already been much discussion and critique of the New Public Management, and the impact of auditing and inspection on professional work in schools, hospitals, local government and the police. This study, by a qualitative sociologist, uses interpretive methods to examine this new form of regulation from the inside. Based on interviews with inspectors, quality assurance managers, and auditors, as well as with professionals struggling with red tape, it offers a critical and insightful account of organisational change. The author includes vivid accounts of how quality assurance procedures and systems work in practice, conveying a sense of what is practically involved in the work of counting, measuring and managing quality, and the everyday frustrations of professionals dealing with ever-increasing amounts of paper work and red tape. This book should be essential reading for anyone concerned about the rise of this new bureaucracy and the contemporary state of the professions. It is intended to support courses on quality assurance and the New Public Management in public administration and management. It also provides an accessible introduction for students in socio-legal studies, sociology and social policy about the effects of neo-liberalism on public sector work.
   
SB06-351 The New Bureaucracy: Quality Assurance and Its Critics.
  Travers, Max/ 9781861349286/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
This study, by a qualitative sociologist, uses interpretive methods to examine the impact of auditing and inspection on professional work in schools, hospitals, local government and the police and provides a true sense of what is practically involved in the work of counting, measuring and managing quality.
   
SB06-351 The Politics of Civil Society: Neoliberalism or Social Left?
  Powell, Frederick/ 9781861347657/ Price:¢G 65.00
 
The Politics of Civil Society offers a wide-ranging analysis of recent shifts in ideas and paradigms that underpin social policy and provides an understanding of the broader political implications of civil society.
   
SB06-344 Developments in e-Government.
  Griffin, David/ 9781586037253/ Price:EUR 110.00
 
This publication sets out to provide a more critical evaluation of developments in e-government. The analytical tools, frameworks and theoretical perspectives employed by the contributors should enable students and practitioners to analyze and critique local, national and global progress in undertaking technology-enabled change in the processes of government. The scope of the book includes the area traditionally associated with e-government, i.e. service delivery by various levels of government. In addition, it examines the emerging area of e-democracy, in which technology is being utilized to provide a digital presence for the democratic processes of government. The book is a synthesis of theoretical contributions and empirical investigations. The contributors have been assembled from across the European Union and beyond to present empirical evidence from studies undertaken in a number of different countries. The knowledge gained from the implementation of e-government on an international scale, at the national and local level, should provide a useful reference point for policy makers and academics that are steering and evaluating future developments in e-government.
   
SB06-339 Power, Participation and Political Renewal: Case Studies in Public Participation.
  Barnes, Marian/ 9781861346674/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
   
SB06-339 Public Policy Analysis.
  Knoepfel, Peter/ 9781861349071/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
This book is an English version of a successful textbook on public policy analysis originally written for policy practitioners in Switzerland and France. It presents a model for the analysis of public policy and includes examples of its application in everyday political-administrative situations. This English version introduces supplementary illustrations and examples from the United Kingdom.
   
SB06-338 Power, Participation and Political Renewal: Case Studies in Public Participation.
  Barnes, Marian/ 9781861346681/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
This book offers a critical examination of both the discourse and practice of participation in order to understand the significance of this explosion in participatory forums, and the extent to which such practices represent a fundamental change in governance.
   
Global E-Government: Theory, Applications and Benchmarking.
  Al-Hakim, Latif/ 9781599040271/ Price:US$ 94.95
 
   
Information Technology and Social Justice.
  Rooksby, Emma/ 9781591409687/ Price:US$ 89.95
 
   
Mobile Government: An Emerging Direction in e-Government.
  Kushchu, Ibrahim/ 9781591408840/ Price:US$ 99.95
 
   
Secure E-Government Web Services.
  Mitrakas, Andreas/ 9781599041384/ Price:US$ 99.95
 
   
Case Studies on Digital Government.
  Rocheleau, Bruce/ 9781599041773/ Price:US$ 99.95
 
   
Current Issues and Trends in E-Government Research.
  Norris, Donald/ 9781599042831/ Price:US$ 94.95
 
   
London Voices, London Lives: Tales from a Working Capital.
  Hall, Peter/ 9781861349842/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
London Voices, London Lives addresses a question of great current importance for urban policy: what kind of a place is London in the early 21st century, and how does it differ significantly - economically, socially, culturally, in quality of life - from other parts of urban Britain? It addresses these questions in a unique way: over one hundred ordinary Londoners, interviewed in their homes in eight areas across London and the surrounding region, provide their own answers in their own voices.
   
SB06-442 Regulating Infrastructure: Monopoly, Contracts and Discretion.
  Gomes-Ibanez, Jose A./ 9780674022386/ Price:US$ 39.00
 
   
SB06-379 Citizens at the Centre: Deliberative Participation in Healthcare Decisions.
  Barnett, Elizabeth/ 9781861348029/ Price:¢G 28.99
 
Involving citizens in policy decision-making processes - deliberative democracy - has been a central goal of the Labour government since it came to power in 1997. But what happens when members of the public are drawn into unfamiliar debate, with unfamiliar others, in the unfamiliar world of policy making at national level? This book sets out to understand the contribution that citizens can realistically be expected to make.
   
SB06-334 The Citizen's Stake: Exploring the Future of Universal Asset Policies.
  Paxton, Will/ 9781861346995/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
Can and should asset-based policies such as universal capital grants become a new pillar of the welfare state? Can they form the basis for a more egalitarian form of market economy? The citizen's stake throws open the debate by bringing together the ideas of leading thinkers in academia and policy to explore the future scope of asset-based policies in Britain.
   
SB06-334 The Citizen's Stake: Exploring the Future of Universal Asset Policies.
  Paxton, Will/ 9781861347008/ Price:¢G 67.99
 
Can and should asset-based policies such as universal capital grants become a new pillar of the welfare state? Can they form the basis for a more egalitarian form of market economy? The citizen's stake throws open the debate by bringing together the ideas of leading thinkers in academia and policy to explore the future scope of asset-based policies in Britain.
   
SB06-334 Building on the Past: Visions of Housing Futures.
  Malpass, Peter/ 9781861347510/ Price:¢G 29.99
 
   
SB06-333 Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.
  Spicker, Paul/ 9781861348418/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
Paul Spicker's new book takes the three founding principles of the French Revolution - Liberty, Equality, Fraternity - and examines how they relate to social policy today. The book considers the political and moral dimensions of a wide range of social policies, and offers a different way of thinking about each subject from the way it is usually analysed.
   
SB06-332 Home Ownership, Part II: Getting in, Getting from, Getting out.
  Doling, John/ 9781586036348/ Price:EUR 44.00
 
Home ownership sectors in most European countries have grown in size. Whatever assets European households have acquired in recent decades, real estate appears to form a significant element in wealth portfolios. Frequently, national governments have been active in promoting the shift in tenure balance. The general question pursued in this book is about the gains and losses accruing to individual households by virtue of their position as home owners. The focus, here, is on financial gains and losses. It also concerns the losses, in the form of repayment risk, related to difficulties that some households may experience in meeting housing loan repayment schedules. The immediate background to this volume is the Conference Housing in Europe: New Challenges and Innovations in Tomorrow's Cities, held in Reykjavik, Iceland. Hosted by the Urban Studies Institute of the University of Iceland and Centre for Housing and Property Research, Bifrost School of Business, it was held under the auspices of the European Network of Housing Researchers.
   
SB06-332 Information and Communication Technology and Public Innovation: Assessing the ICT-Driven Modernization of Public Administration.
  Bekkers, Victor/ 9781586036263/ Price:EUR 126.00
 
The modernization of public administration is a recurring theme on the political and public agenda in many countries. Modernization presupposes innovation. However, is an innovative public administration a contradiction in terminis? If we look at the practice of public administration, and evaluate -from an evolutionary perspective ¡V how public administration has transformed itself during the last 40 years, we actually see a variety of radical and incremental changes. Hence, innovation does take place. This book clearly demonstrates how public administration organizations try to adapt to changing circumstances in their environment in order to secure their legitimacy. At the same time we see that public administration tries to respond and anticipate to new technological developments as well as to make use of them. In many countries e-government has become the symbol of the way in which ICT has penetrated in the nerves of ministries, local and regional government and all kinds of agencies. In this publication, a number of case studies have been presented in which different kind of ICT-driven innovations have been described and analyzed.
   
SB06-331 The Changing Role of Local Politics in Britain.
  Leach, Steve/ 9781861346070/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
The Local Government Act 2000 has transformed the way in which local politics operates within local authorities. Local councillors have had to adjust to the introduction of elected mayors, cabinet government and scrutiny committees, and cope with a range of other new initiatives. This book is a unique attempt to provide a coherent analysis of the impact of these changes on the world of local politics.
   
SB06-330 Policy Analysis for Practice: Applying Social Policy.
  Spicker, Paul/ 9781861348265/ Price:¢G 65.00
 
Policy analysis for practice introduces students and practitioners to the concepts, methods and techniques required to undertake the analysis and review of policy and its implementation. Focusing on developing understanding and skills for a growing area of practice, it combines material from public and social administration with examples and application to social policy and the social services.
   
SB06-330 Organizing Innovation: New Approaches to Cultural Change and Intervention in Public Sector Organizations.
  Veenswijk, Marcel/ 9781586035785/ Price:EUR 121.00
 
New Public Management as an administrative reform ideology as well as conceptual innovation has changed the outlook of public administration during the last ten years. Public administration and public administration reform should not only be concerned with the improvement of the efficiency and coherence, which play an important role in public administration, but also with political values like liberty, equity and security as well as legal values like the rule of the law. The modernization agenda of public administration has a rather internal focus, while the ultimate test for the modernization of public administration is the way in which governments are able to respond to changing social, cultural and economic conditions and the ¡¥wicked¡¦ policy problems which result from them. This publication contains interesting contributions to the science and practice of public administration.
   
SB06-330 Public Administration in the Information Society: Essays on Risk and Trust.
  Lips, Miriam/ 9781586035976/ Price:EUR 104.00
 
Risk and trust are interlocking issues, thrown into the social, political and managerial foreground as governments pursue their responses to the development of the information society. Transformations in the ways in which information is gathered, stored, transmitted and shared throughout government and the wider polity, raise a variety of concerns across the spectrum of scholarship and public commentary. As the use of ICT becomes virtually ubiquitous, debates about risk and trust have taken on deeper and broader dimensions, in part reflected in the growing interest in risk management, and more recently in trust management, in public administration. Risk and trust must be acknowledged as central concepts in governments¡¦ ambitions to address the information society, therefore. As our societies, polities and economies become increasingly ¡¥wired¡¦ and information intensive, the collection, management and development of information resources come more and more to the centre of attempts to control and regulate for risk and trust in and by public administrations. Flows of information deriving from new ICT applications pervade public administration and the wider polity, as the chapters in this book show.
   
SB06-329 Landscapes of Voluntarism: New Spaces of Health, Welfare and Governance.
  Milligan, Christine/ 9781861346322/ Price:¢G 62.99
 
The appeal of voluntary action as a solution to growing welfare needs in advanced capitalist countries raises important questions about the social impacts and spatial equity of such provision. For the first time, these issues are addressed within a single book. Landscapes of Voluntarism explores the complex relationship between voluntary action, society and space.
   
SB06-325 Public Information Technology and E-Governance: Managing the Virtual State.
  Garson, G. D./ 9780763734688/ Price:US$ 196.95
 
Written by a leading scholar of public information systems, Managing Public Information Technology: Policy and Management is a comprehensive, well-balanced and up-to-date resource on public information technology and e-government. Based on thousands of academic and practitioner studies and reports, this book provides policy information on e-democracy, access issues, privacy, security, regulatory, enforcement and taxation issues, as well as management information on business plans, public-private partnerships, strategic planning, project management, implementation factors, and evaluation. An excellent text or reference, this book features several chapter case studies, a glossary, discussion questions, and chapter summaries to maximize comprehension of the subject.
   
Building on the past: Visions of housing futures.
  Malpass, Peter/ 9781861347527/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
This book looks at the big questions affecting the future of housing as a key indicator of social and economic wellbeing in the 21st century. It brings together specially commissioned contributions by leading housing specialists who explore a wide range of themes and issues affecting the prospects for the coming twenty years or more.
   
Faith As Social Capital: Connecting or Dividing?
  Furbey, Robert/ 9781861348371/ Price:¢G 16.99
 
The UK government has identified Faith communities as important sources of 'social capital' in community development and regeneration. But religion is also associated with conflict and division. How far is this faith in 'Faith' justified? And how far should Faith communities comply? This report assesses the debate and the evidence.
   
Getting Out And Staying Out: Results of the Prisoner Resettlement Pathfinders.
  Maguire, Mike/ 9781861348173/ Price:¢G 16.99
 
Short-term prisoners have exceptionally high reconviction rates, fuelled by major social problems. Growing recognition of this, and of deficiencies in prison-probation coordination, has accelerated 'resettlement' of ex-prisoners up the penal agenda. This report looks at the effectiveness of resettlement strategies in detail through three case studies of 'Resettlement Pathfinders' projects.
   
Health Inequalities And Welfare Resources.
  Fritzell, Johan/ 9781861347589/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
How welfare states influence population health and health inequalities has long been debated but less well tested by empirical research. This book presents new empirical evidence of the effects of Swedish welfare state structures and policies on the lives of Swedish citizens. However, the discussion, analysis and innovative theoretical approaches developed in the book have wide implications for health research and policy beyond Scandinavian borders.
   
Markets As Sites for Social Interaction: Spaces of Diversity.
  Studdert, David/ 9781861349255/ Price:¢G 15.99
 
This survey is the first comprehensive account of English markets as a social space. It investigates markets throughout the country and comes to some surprising conclusions about the role they play in the world of modern Britain.
   
The Poverty trade-off: Work incentives and income redistribution in Britain.
  Adam, Stuart/ 9781861348630/ Price:¢G 15.99
 
Two strategies that governments have to help people on low incomes - providing them with financial support directly, and encouraging them to earn more - generally conflict. This report provides new evidence on the trade-off between redistributing income and improving work incentives.
   
Migration And Social Mobility: The Life Chances of Britain's Minority Ethnic Communities.
  Platt, Lucinda/ 9781861348005/ Price:¢G 14.99
 
   
SB06-367 Contracts, Performance Measurement and Accountability in the Public Sector.
  Drewry, Gavin/ 9781586034962/ Price:EUR 82.00
 
   
SB06-323 The European challenge: Innovation, Policy Learning and Social Cohesion in the New Knowledge Economy.
  Room, Graham/ 9781861347398/ Price:¢G 25.99
 
   
SB06-323 The European Challenge: Innovation, Policy Learning and Social Cohesion in the New Knowledge Economy.
  Room, Graham/ 9781861347404/ Price:¢G 60.00
 
Economic and social change is accelerating under the twin impact of globalisation and the new information technologies. But how are these processes interrelated? Are they impelling us towards a common socio-economic future? What can governments do if they want to manage and steer the direction of development? This book addresses these questions with particular reference to the European Union, which has made the development of a socially cohesive, knowledge-based economy its central task for the present decade.
   
SB06-321 Remaking Governance: Peoples, Politics and the Public Sphere.
  Newman, Janet/ 9781861346391/ Price:¢G 25.99
 
   
SB06-321 Remaking Governance: Peoples, Politics and the Public Sphere.
  Newman, Janet/ 9781861346407/ Price:¢G 67.99
 
There has been an explosion of new forms of governance as societies adapt to economic, social and political change. This book highlights the dynamics of the social, cultural and institutional practices involved in 'remaking' governance. It is structured around three key themes: the remaking of peoples, publics and politics.
   
SB06-316 Discovering Child Poverty: The Creation of a Policy Agenda from 1800 to the Present.
  Dorling, Daniel/ 9781861345837/ Price:¢G 20.99
 
This authoritative atlas is essential reading for those interested in the current social geography of the UK, how it has changed and how it appears to be changing, including for planners in local authorities, health authorities and a wide range of statutory and voluntary organisations. It is also an invaluable resource for policy makers, journalists, politicians, students and academics interested in human geography and social change.
   
Economic segregation in England: Causes, consequences and policy.
  Meen, Geoffrey/ 9781861348135/ Price:¢G 14.99
 
One of the key objectives of government neighbourhood policy is to encourage a sustainable mix of tenures and incomes. This report addresses questions of why integration has been so difficult to achieve in practice and draws conclusions for future policy.
   
Restructuring large housing estates in Europe.
  van Kempen, Ronald/ 9781861347756/ Price:¢G 28.99
 
   
Cleaning up neighbourhoods: Environmental problems and service provision in deprived areas.
  Hastings, Annette/ 9781861348067/ Price:¢G 14.95
 
There is growing concern that poor neighbourhoods have poor or inadequate public services. This report explores the challenges of delivering the Government's liveability agenda in deprived and less deprived residential areas. It is one of the few reports to examine the interplay between public service provision and neighbourhood decline.
   
Neighbourhoods on the net: The nature and impact of internet-based neighbourhood information systems.
  Burrows, Roger/ 9781861347718/ Price:¢G 14.99
 
How a neighbourhood is viewed can affect the lives of those who live there and the attitudes and behaviour of others towards them. This report examines the increasing use and sophistication of Internet-Based Neighbourhood Information Systems (IBNIS), such as www.upmystreet.co.uk, and considers their potential impact on how neighbourhoods are viewed.
   
SB06-325 Schools and Area Regeneration.
  Crowther, Deanne/ 9781861345172/ Price:¢G 15.99
 
The report has important messages for all professionals, community leaders and politicians serving disadvantaged areas. It will be of particular interest to headteachers, school governors, LEA officers, local authority regeneration officers and others who wish to explore the educational contribution to the neighbourhood renewal agenda.
   
SB06-325 Urban Transformation and Urban Governance: Shaping the Competitive City of the Future.
  Boddy, Martin/ 9781861345295/ Price:¢G 25.99
 
This topical report addresses a range of key themes relevant to the government's transforming cities agenda, including: the dynamics of employment and population change, long-term decentralisation and deurbanisation; the challenge posed by household growth and resulting development pressures; social exclusion, social cohesion and social polarisation; the role of knowledge-based new economy sectors; and new urban forums.
   
SB06-316 Patterns of poverty across Europe.
  Berthoud, Richard/ 9781861345745/ Price:¢G 16.99
 
This report provides a new international perspective to policy makers both within each country and at EU level. It offers new comparative insights to economists interested in the distribution of income, and to sociologists studying relative deprivation.
   
SB06-316 Corporate Power and Social policy in a Global Economy.
  Farnsworth, Kevin/ 9781861344731/ Price:¢G 25.99
 
This groundbreaking book investigates and documents corporate influence on social policies at global/regional, national and local levels. It argues that we cannot understand the recent history and present direction of the welfare state unless we focus on the role that business has played in its development.
   
SB06-316 Social Policy Review 16.
  Ellison, Nick/ 9781861345813/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
Social Policy Review 16 has been given a new editorial lease of life and has been re-organised to reflect more closely key developments in the UK and internationally.
   
SB06-315 People and Places: A 2001 Census Atlas of the Uk.
  Dorling, Daniel/ 9781861345868/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
People and places: A 2001 Census atlas of the UK provides an at?a-glance guide to social change in the UK at the start of the new millennium. It is the first comprehensive analysis of the 2001 Census and offers unique comparisons with the findings of the previous Census a decade ago.
   
SB06-311 The Opportunities of a lifetime: Model lifetime analysis of current British policy.
  Evans, Martin/ 9781861346513/ Price:¢G 18.99
 
This report uses a revolutionary new research tool, LOIS (the Lifetime Opportunity and Incentives Simulation programme), to assess the impact of current government social policy on our lives from cradle to grave.
   
SB06-310 Citizenship: Personal Lives and Social Policy.
  Lewis, Gail/ 9781861345219/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
Citizenship: Personal Lives and Social Policy adds a new dimension to the citizenship literature by using citizenship as a lens through which to explore the relation between personal lives and social policy. The authors draw upon a range of theoretical perspectives, including feminist, psychoanalytic and Marxist.
   
SB06-310 Social Policy Review 16.
  Ellison, Nick/ 9781861345820/ Price:¢G 60.00
 
Social Policy Review provides students, academics and all those interested in welfare issues with detailed analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year. Social Policy Review 16 has been given a new editorial lease of life and has been re-organised to reflect more closely key developments in the UK and internationally. This 'new look' edition focuses on developments and change in core UK social policy areas. Additional chapters provide in-depth analyses of topical issues in UK and international perspective, while the new themed section examines the changes that have taken place in UK welfare since the first Thatcher government came to power 25 years ago.
   
SB06-310 Running on Empty: Transport, Social Exclusion and Environmental Justice.
  Lucas, Karen/ 9781861345691/ Price:¢G 28.99
 
   
SB06-310 Private complaints and public health: Richard Titmuss on the National Health Service.
  Oakley, Ann/ 9781861345608/ Price:¢G 25.99
 
Richard Titmuss was one of the twentieth century's foremost social policy theorists. This accessible Reader is the first compendium of his work on public health, health promotion and health inequalities. This book is a companion volume to Welfare and wellbeing: Richard Titmuss's contribution to social policy edited by Pete Alcock, Howard Glennerster, Ann Oakley and Adrian Sinfield
   
SB06-310 Enduring Change: The Experience of the Community links Social Enterprise Zone: Lessons Learnt and Next Steps.
  Robinson, Davis/ 9781861343123/ Price:¢G 16.99
 
The report revisits the original proposal for Social Enterprise Zones made in 1996 and reflects on how the idea has adapted to the policy environment under New Labour. It describes the setting up of a pilot Zone, started in 1999, and presents case studies of the ideas generated, how they have been tested and what their impact has been. Finally, the report explores how the project relates to wider debates about the role of communities in developing evidence-based policy and the desire to make more effective use of mainstream budgets to tackle deprivation. A new model of policy making and service delivery is proposed. Enduring change is essential reading for anyone interested in public services reform and how to achieve it, including policy makers in central and local government, managers and workers in public sector agencies, regeneration workers, community activists, academics with an interest in social policy and poverty, and politicians.
   
SB06-310 What works in assessing community participation?
  Burns, Danny/ 9781861346155/ Price:¢G 16.99
 
The report examines whether the tools were useful, what worked most effectively and how the tools might be amalgamated on the basis of what was learned from the road testing. The practical difficulties involved in using the tools are also explored. The lessons learned have enabled the production of a new companion handbook for development and assessment, Making community participation meaningful, which combines and develops the original frameworks. This report will enable users of the handbook to understand the practical issues they will face when applying the new assessment framework. Both the report and the handbook are essential reading for community activists, public sector practitioners, regeneration managers, teachers and academics.
   
SB06-310 Making Community Participation Meaningful: A Handbook for Development and Assessment.
  Burns, Danny/ 9781861346148/ Price:¢G 16.99
 
The handbook is a companion volume to What works in assessing community participation? (The Policy Press, 2004), which documents the results of the road testing of two earlier frameworks for assessing community participation: Active partners: Benchmarking community participation in regeneration (Yorkshire Forward, 2000) and Auditing community participation: An assessment handbook (The Policy Press, 2000). Making community participation meaningful: ¡P outlines the key considerations necessary to ensure that community participation is effective; ¡P provides detailed sets of questions to enable stakeholders to assess the extent to which the indicators of success are being met; ¡P highlights a variety of resources that can be used by community groups to generate information and insight into the key issues; ¡P offers the real prospect of a commonly accepted assessment framework which has the authority to be adopted across sectors.
   
SB06-310 People and places: A 2001 Census atlas of the UK.
  Dorling, Daniel/ 9781861345554/ Price:¢G 35.99
 
   
SB06-310 The Ethics of welfare: Human Rights, Dependency and Responsibility.
  Dean, Hartley/ 9781861345622/ Price:¢G 27.99
 
   
SB06-310 The Well-Connected Community: A networking Approach to Community Development.
  Gilchrist, Alison/ 9781861345271/ Price:¢G 19.99
 
The needs of older women looks at the views of older women, social workers and social care staff working with elder abuse. It uses their evidence to provide good practice recommendations. The author highlights the complex and long-term needs of abused older women and the problems experienced by workers. She argues that a more positive attitude towards older people and flexible multi-agency working are essential to the provision of effective services for victims of elder abuse. The needs of older women is essential reading for anyone working with older women or abused older people in all sectors - statutory, voluntary and independent - and policy makers and researchers working in the field of elder abuse. The report includes a useful chapter on methodology, which is vital reading for anyone conducting research into elder abuse. The findings will also be of relevance to those interested in child abuse and domestic violence.
   
SB06-398 Discursive Analytical Strategies: Understanding Foucault, Koselleck, Laclau, Luhmann.
  Andersen, Niels A./ 9781861344397/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
The creation of knowledge and discourse is integral to modern society and is no longer the preserve of scientific institutions such as universities. Political institutions are being established which have the explicit purpose of producing meaning and language, spin-doctors shape 'knowledge' to sway public opinion, while business and industry is taking on the 'management of meaning'. All influence how we understand our society and shape political agendas. More than ever, therefore, we need to be able to step back and question the production of meaning. This exciting and innovative book fills a gap in the growing area of discourse analysis within the social sciences. It provides the analytical tools with which students and their teachers can understand the complex and often conflicting discourses across a range of social science disciplines. Examining the theories of Foucault, Koselleck, Laclau and Luhmann, the book: focuses on the political and social aspects of their writing; discusses and combines their theories to suggest new analytical strategies for understanding society; combines theory with practical illustrations. A bestseller in Denmark, this English edition is vital reading for anyone with an interest in discourse analysis. It will also be invaluable to anyone looking at the analytical works of Foucault, Koselleck, Laclau and Luhmann. Students will find the clear exposition of the theories and strategies, supported by an easy-to-digest, easy-to-read layout, which includes summaries and boxed examples highlighting the relevance of analytical strategies to social and policy research.
   
SB06-315 Promoting Welfare?: Government Information Policy and Social Citizenship.
  Leonard, Penny M./ 9781861344878/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
   
SB06-315 Poverty Street: The dynamics of neighbourhood decline and renewal.
  Lupton, Ruth/ 9781861345356/ Price:¢G 25.99
 
Poverty street addresses one of the UK's major social policy concerns: the gap between the poorest neighbourhoods and the rest of the country. It is an account of neighbourhood decline, a portrait of conditions in the most disadvantaged areas and an up-to-date analysis of the impact of the government's neighbourhood renewal policies.
   
SB02-303 Leading Change: A Guide to Whole Systems Working.
  Attwood, Margaret/ 9781861344496/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
This book sets out to redress the balance. It argues powerfully that whole systems approaches are required to lead the changes towards the demands for new service configurations, partnership working and local and neighbourhood governance. The book outlines the theory behind whole systems development and gives good practice guidance on how to effectively develop 'systems' to improve joined-up working. Leading change: explores the 'five keys' to whole systems development - leadership, public learning, diversity, meeting differently and follow-through; sets this is in the context of five policy dilemmas and ten core values; looks towards new forms of organising - towards communities of practice and managed networks. This book should be read by both policy-makers and practitioners across the public, private, not-for-profit, voluntary and community sectors, and especially the many who are seeking a better way to manage change. It is written in the hope and anticipation of reconnecting policy and practice, and all those engaged in these vital fields.
   
Spreading the 'burden'?: A review of policies to disperse asylum-seekers and refugees.
  Robinson, Vaughan/ 9781861344182/ Price:¢G 55.99
 
This topical book outlines the expressed rationale for dispersal policies, reviews how such policies have been implemented in three European countries (the UK, Netherlands, Sweden), identifies good practice, and, finally, challenges the need for dispersal. Spreading the 'burden'? is: the first book-length study of dispersal policies; explicitly comparative in nature and written by three national experts; highly topical and controversial as the review of dispersal policies is under way in many countries; a valuable case study of how society deals with 'outsider' groups and space. The book is essential reading for national and local policy makers, those interested in human rights, social policy and refugee studies, as well as human geographers and sociologists.
   
Maturing assets: The evolution of stock transfer housing associations.
  Pawson, Hal/ 9781861345455/ Price:¢G 16.99
 
This report presents the findings of the first in-depth research into the nature of the organisations being created through the stock transfer process, and their organisational culture, governance arrangements and staff management practices. It also investigates the role of transfer housing associations as developers and their evolving relationships with the local authorities. It asks critical questions, such as: How different are transfer housing associations from traditional housing associations? To what extent can they be considered 'a new breed of dynamic Registered Social Landlords'? How far have they inherited the values and ethos of their antecedent bodies? The report is required reading for transfer housing association senior managers and for other housing professionals with an interest in this highly topical policy area. It will also be of interest to housing policy makers, academics and students.
   
Neighbourhoods that work: A study of the Bournville estate, Birmingham.
  Groves, Rick/ 9781861345387/ Price:¢G 14.95
 
This study provides the results from major original research addressing issues which are central to current debates about social cohesion and neighbourhood renewal. The research focuses on Bournville - a successful, mixed tenure residential neighbourhood in Birmingham. The findings of the study contribute to current debates about social capital and policy responses designed to achieve more balanced and cohesive neighbourhoods. It challenges simplistic approaches which tend to advocate the social engineering of mixed tenure developments, changes to allocation policies or the disposal of socially rented housing into ownership as ways of achieving 'successful' neighbourhoods. This report argues that the residential dynamics of mixed tenure neighbourhoods are complex and require sustained and well-resourced interventions of various kinds to ensure the capacity of neighbourhoods to cope with and absorb change.
   
Developing coalfields communities: Breathing new life into Warsop Vale.
  Waddington, David/ 9781861345530/ Price:¢G 16.99
 
Based on over 100 in-depth interviews between 1998 and 2003, the report provides a revealing insight into the often frustrating but ultimately fruitful attempts by residents and professionals to ensure government policy worked to the community's advantage. Distinctive features of the report are that it: adopts a rarely-used longitudinal approach to understanding the effects of community decline and regeneration; provides a novel and much-needed assessment of the impact of government regeneration measures at the level of community; emphasises crucial lessons for best practice regarding the development and empowerment of de-industrialised communities. Written in an authoritative but accessible style, the report will prove valuable to academics, policy makers and practitioners interested in area regeneration and/or community development and empowerment.
   
Developing locally: Lessons from local and regional economic development agencies in Australia, Ireland, England, Northern Ireland and the USA.
  Beer, Andrew/ 9781861344854/ Price:¢G 25.99
 
   
Developing locally: Lessons from local and regional economic development agencies in Australia, Ireland, England, Northern Ireland and the USA.
  Beer, Andrew/ 9781861344861/ Price:¢G 60.00
 
   
Promoting financial inclusion: An assessment of initiatives using a community select committee approach.
  Collard, Sharon/ 9781861345509/ Price:¢G 14.95
 
This report demonstrates how community select committees can be used to give people who are directly affected by financial exclusion the opportunity to assess the initiatives designed to meet their needs. It also provides detailed practical guidance for practitioners and researchers who may want to use this approach to consult local communities. In particular, the report: explores the needs of people who are financially excluded in relation to money management, financial information and advice, and savings and assets; examines how far current and proposed initiatives in these areas of financial services provision meet their needs; and provides detailed information about running community select committees. This report will be of interest to all those involved in promoting financial inclusion or in community consultation, including commercial and not-for-profit financial services providers, academics, and policy makers at both local and national levels.
   
VA05-57 Social Surveys, 4-Vols/Set.
  Vaus, David de/ 9780761973386/ Price:¢G 645.00
 
Social Surveys is the methods bible for social scientists using survey methods. It provides an unparalleled guide to the state of knowledge in the field and a key asset in practical survey know-how. A key method of information gathering in the social sciences, surveys provide a structured or systematic set of data. They explore issues of motivation, belief, social, political and economic practices and habits of life. Survey research seeks to discover what causes some phenomena by looking at variation in variables across cases and identifying characteristics that are systematically linked with it. In these four volumes, the distinguished author on research methods, David De Vaus has combed through the literature to provide readers with the essential contributions in the field. The collection is divided into 11 sections, making it a comprehensive guide to all social scientists using surveys: 1 Methodological Context of Surveys 2 Ethical Context 3 Institutional Contexts 4 Research Designs 5 Collecting Survey Data 6 Sampling 7 Survey Error 8 Measurement Error 9 Coverage Error 10 Sampling Error 11 Non Response Error
   
SC01-204 The Private Rented Sector in a New Century: Revival of False Dawn.
  Lowe, Stuart/ 9781861343482/ Price:¢G 28.99
 
   
SC01-204 The Private Rented Sector in a New Century: Revival of False Dawn?
  Lowe, Stuart/ 9781861343499/ Price:¢G 65.00
 
Against a century-long trend of decline, the private rented sector grew significantly during the 1990s. This book explores why and looks at the consequences for tenants and landlords, as well as the wider implications for housing policy.
   
SB11-204 Partnerships, New Labour and the Governance of Welfare.
  Glendinning, Caroline/ 9781861343390/ Price:¢G 21.99
 
   
SB11-204 Partnerships, New Labour and the Governance of Welfare.
  Glendinning, Caroline/ 9781861343406/ Price:¢G 65.00
 
Current policy encourages 'partnerships' - between statutory organisations and professionals; public and private sectors; with voluntary organisations and local communities. But is this collaborative discourse really as distinctive as the Labour Government claims? How far do contemporary partnerships exemplify an approach to governing which is based on networks (as distinct from hierarchies and markets)? These claims are critically examined, using evidence from a wide range of welfare partnerships, including health and social services, regeneration, pensions and community development.
   
SB06-316 Achieving Community Benefits through Contracts: Law, Policy and Practice.
  MacFarlane, Richard/ 9781861344243/ Price:¢G 13.95
 
   
SB06-203 Contract or Trust?: The Role of Compacts in Local Goverance.
  Craig, Gary/ 9781861343796/ Price:¢G 15.99
 
This report is a key resource for all those concerned with effective and participative local governance, including local government officers and members, managers and staff in health organisations, and voluntary and community sector workers. It provides key arguments in favour of the development of local compacts and guidance for those wishing to engage in their development.
   
SB06-203 World Poverty: New Policies to Defeat an Old Enemy.
  Townsend, Peter/ 9781861343956/ Price:¢G 27.99
 
   
England: The state of the regions.
  Tomaney, John/ 9781861343758/ Price:¢G 19.99
 
   
Home is where the start is: The housing and urban experiences of visually impaired children.
  Allen, Chris/ 9781861344564/ Price:¢G 14.95
 
   
Europe's new state of welfare: Unemployment, employment policies and citizenship.
  Andersen, Jorgen./ 9781861344373/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
   
Europe's new state of welfare: Unemployment, employment policies and citizenship.
  Andersen, Jorgen G./ 9781861344380/ Price:¢G 55.00
 
It is often argued that European welfare states, with regulated labour markets, relatively generous social protection and relatively high wage equality, have become counter-productive in a globalised and knowledge-intensive economy. Using in-depth, comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of employment, welfare and citizenship in a number of European countries, this book challenges this view.
   
Approaches to community governance: Models for mixed tenure communities.
  Knox, Martin/ 9781861344618/ Price:¢G 13.95
 
   
Best practice in regeneration: Because it works.
  Trott, Tony/ 9781861344557/ Price:¢G 16.99
 
   
Community involvement in rural regeneration partnerships in the UK: Evidence from England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
  Osborne, Stephen P./ 9781861344953/ Price:¢G 13.95
 
   
At what cost?: The economics of Gypsy and Traveller encampments.
  Morris, Rachel/ 9781861344236/ Price:¢G 22.99
 
   
Social market or safety net?: Britsh social rented housing in a European context.
  Stephens, Mark/ 9781861343871/ Price:¢G 16.99
 
   
Remote control: Housing associations and e-goverance.
  Pearl, Martyn/ 9781861343987/ Price:¢G 17.99
 
   
Biography and social policy in Europe: Experience of social exclusion.
  Chamberlayne, Prue/ 9781861343109/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
Throughout Europe, standardised approaches to social policy and practice are being radically questioned and modified. Beginning from the narrative detail of individual lives, this book re-thinks welfare predicaments, emphasising gender, generation, ethnic and class implications of economic and social deregulation.
   
England: The state of the regions.
  Tomaney, John/ 9781861343765/ Price:¢G 65.00
 
This authoritative book provides the first up-to-date and comprehensive picture of the state of regionalism in England. Policy makers, practitioners, academics, students, journalists and others who need to understand and keep up to date with the development of governance of the English regions will find this book to be an indispensable resource.
   
SB06-310 Partnership working: Policy and practice.
  Balloch, Susan/ 9781861343475/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
This stimulating book analyses experiences of partnerships in different policy fields, identifying the theoretical and practical impediments to making partnership work and critically evaluating the advantages and disadvantages for those involved. Going beyond the confines of statutory partnerships it addresses other important forms of collaboration between voluntary, private and statutory sectors and service users and community and minority groups.
   
Managing public services innovation: The experience of English housing associations.
  Wal, Richard M./ 9781861342942/ Price:¢G 20.99
 
   
Home ownership in a risk society : A social analysis of mortgage arrears and possessions.
  Ford, Janet/ 9781861342621/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
   
Two steps forward: Housing policy into the new millennium.
  Cowan, David/ 9781861342522/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
   
Poverty, inequality and health in Britain: 1800-2000: A reader.
  Smith, George D./ 9781861343284/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
   
'An offer you can't refuse': Workfare in international perspective.
  Lodemel, Ivar/ 9781861341952/ Price:¢G 28.99
 
   
Tackling financial exclusion : An area-based approach.
  Collard, Sharon/ 9781861343253/ Price:¢G 13.95
 
   
Lone mothers who become prisoners: The influence of youth transitions.
  carlisle, Jane/ 9781861343079/ Price:¢G 19.99
 
   
Rural homelessness: Issues, experience and policy reponses.
  Cloke, Paul/ 9781861343468/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
   
Welfare and well-being : Richard Titmuss' contribution to social policy.
  Alcock, Pete/ 9781861343000/ Price:¢G 55.00
 
   
Home Zons: A planning and design handbook.
  Biddulph, Mike/ 9781861343710/ Price:¢G 16.99
 
   
SB06-310 What Works?: Evidence-Based Policy and Practice in Public Services.
  Davies, Huw T./ 9781861341914/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
This book provides a timely and novel contribution to the debate surrounding the role of 'evidence' in specific public policy areas. It explores the creation, dissemination and use of evidence within the areas of healthcare, education, criminal justice, social care, welfare, housing, transport and urban renewal.
   
Community leadership in area regeneration.
  Hambleton, Robin/ 9781861342492/ Price:¢G 14.95
 
   
Coalfields regeneration: Dealing with the consequences of industrial decline.
  Bennett, Katy/ 9781861342249/ Price:¢G 12.95
 
   
Neighbourhood regeneration: Resourcing community involvement.
  Duncan, Pete/ 9781861342270/ Price:¢G 16.99
 
   
Challenging images : Housing estates, stigma and regeneration.
  Dean, Jo/ 9781861342898/ Price:¢G 14.95
 
   
Cities for the many not the few.
  Amin, Ash/ 9781861342584/ Price:¢G 6.99
 
   
Partnership working in rural regeneration: Governance and empowerment?
  Edwards, Bill/ 9781861342744/ Price:¢G 14.95
 
   
Reflecting realities : Participants' perspectives on integrated communities and sustainable development.
  Anastacio, Jean/ 9781861342706/ Price:¢G 16.99
 
   
Shelter is not enough: Transforming multi-storey housing.
  Towers, Graham/ 9781861341563/ Price:¢G 25.99
 
   
The State of UK housing: A factfile on housing conditions and housing renewal policies in the UK.
  Revell, Kerry/ 9781861342287/ Price:¢G 16.95
 
   
Poverty: A study of town life - Centenary edition.
  Rowntree, B. S./ 9781861342027/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
   
Poverty: A study of town life - Centenary edition.
  Rowntree, B. S./ 9781861343048/ Price:¢G 55.00
 
   
Regional agencies and area-based regeneration.
  Robson, Brian/ 9781861342577/ Price:¢G 13.95
 
   
On fairness and efficiency: The privatisation of the public income during the past millennium.
  Miller, George/ 9781861342218/ Price:¢G 25.00
 
   
Tackling inequalities: Where are we now and what can be done?
  Gordon, David/ 9781861341464/ Price:¢G 21.99
 
   
Urban regeneration through partnership: A study in nine urban regions in England, Scotland and Wales.
  Carley, Michael/ 9781861342508/ Price:¢G 17.99
 
   
Welfare rights and responsibilities: Contesting social citizenship.
  Dwyer, Peter/ 9781861342041/ Price:¢G 21.99
 
   
What works?: Evidence-based policy and practice in public services.
  Davies, Huw T./ 9781861341921/ Price:¢G 65.00
 
   
Public policy for the 21st century: Social and economic essays in memory of Henry Neuburger.
  Fraser, Neil/ 9781861342676/ Price:¢G 25.99
 
   
Reviving local democracy: New Labour, new politics?
  Rao, Nirmala/ 9781861342188/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
   
Moving pictures: Realities of voluntary action.
  Scott, Duncan/ 9781861342331/ Price:¢G 16.99
 
   
User involvement in cancer care: Exclusion and empowerment.
  Gott, Merryn/ 9781861342102/ Price:¢G 12.99
 
   
A Review of single homelessness research: Research summaries.
  Klinker, Susanne/ 9781861342362/ Price:¢G 16.95
 
   
Local political leadership.
  Leach, Steve/ 9781861341549/ Price:¢G 19.99
 
   
A Bibliography of single homelessness research.
  Klinker, Susanne/ 9781861342560/ Price:¢G 14.95
 
   
Inequalities in health: The evidence presented to the Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in Health, chaired by Sir Donald Acheson.
  Gordon, David/ 9781861341747/ Price:¢G 20.99
 
   
The Widening Gap: Health Inequalities and Policy in Britain.
  Shaw, Mary/ 9781861341426/ Price:¢G 21.99
 
   
Home Sweet Home?: The impact of poor housing on health.
  Marsh, Alex/ 9781861341761/ Price:¢G 18.99
 
   
Homelessness: Exploring the new terrain.
  Kennett, Tricia/ 9781861341501/ Price:¢G 25.99
 
   
Homelessness: Exploring the new terrain.
  Kennett, Tricia/ 9781861341679/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
   
Housing renewal in Europe.
  Andersen, Hans S./ 9781861341358/ Price:¢G 18.99
 
   
Housing renewal in Europe.
  Andersen, Hans S./ 9781861341570/ Price:¢G 45.00
 
   
Kept out or opted out?: Understanding and combating financial exclusion.
  Kempson, Elaine/ 9781861341594/ Price:¢G 12.95
 
   
Managing to survive: Asylum seekers, refugees and access to social housing.
  Zetter, Roger/ 9781861341716/ Price:¢G 14.99
 
   
Planning with children for better communities: The challenge to professionals.
  Freeman, Claire/ 9781861341884/ Price:¢G 19.99
 
   
Services for homeless people: Innovation and change in the European Union.
  Edgar, Bill/ 9781861341891/ Price:¢G 17.99
 
   
New Labour, new welfare state: The 'third way' in British social policy.
  Powell, Martin/ 9781861341518/ Price:¢G 21.99
 
   
New Labour, new welfare state: The 'third way' in British social policy.
  Powell, Martin/ 9781861341686/ Price:¢G 50.00
 
   
The Dynamics of public service contracting: The British experience.
  Choi, Young-Chool/ 9781861341402/ Price:¢G 65.00
 
   
Implementing holistic government: Joined-up action on the ground.
  Wilkinson, David/ 9781861341433/ Price:¢G 19.99
 
   
Challenge funding, contracts and area regeneration: A decade of innovation in policy management and coordination.
  Hall, Stephen/ 9781861341013/ Price:¢G 12.95
 
   
Trust and contracts: Relationships in local government, health and public services.
  Coulson, Andrew/ 9781861340863/ Price:¢G 16.99
 
   
Paving the way: Supporting black and minority ethnic housing associations.
  Marsh, Alex/ 9781861340795/ Price:¢G 11.95
 
   
Ethnic minorities in the inner city.
  Dorsett, Richard/ 9781861341303/ Price:¢G 12.95
 
   
"I'll tell you what I need...": Identifying local housing needs.
  Burton, Paul/ 9781861340801/ Price:¢G 11.95
 
   
In search of a home: An evaluation of refugee housing advice and development workers.
  Means, Robin/ 9781861340955/ Price:¢G 11.95
 
   
Challenging practices: An evaluation of four innovative nursing posts in the South West.
  Dowling, Sue/ 9781861340818/ Price:¢G 14.95
 
   
A Blueprint for change: Construction skills training in Britain.
  Clarke, Linda/ 9781861340832/ Price:¢G 17.95
 
   
Mutual aid and self-help: Coping strategies for excluded communities.
  Burns, Danny/ 9781861341228/ Price:¢G 10.95
 
   
Combating social exclusion: Lessons from area-based programmes in Europe.
  Parkinson, Michael/ 9781861341204/ Price:¢G 11.95
 
   
Uncommon currencies: LETS and their impact on property repair and maintenance for low income homeowners.
  Pearce, John/ 9781861340788/ Price:¢G 11.95
 
   
A Place for the community?: Tyne and Wear Development Corporation's approach to regeneration.
  Russell, Hilary/ 9781861341037/ Price:¢G 11.95
 
   
The Dynamics of modern society: Policy, politics and welfare.
  Leisering, Lutz/ 9781861340597/ Price:¢G 15.95
 
   
Setting adequacy standards: How governments define minimum incomes.
  Wilson, John V./ 9781861340726/ Price:¢G 11.95
 
   
Social insurance in Europe.
  Clasen, Jochen/ 9781861340542/ Price:¢G 25.99
 
   
Sustainable by 2020?: A strategic approach to urban regeneration for Britain's cities.
  Carley, Michael/ 9781861341044/ Price:¢G 18.99
 
   
Unpopular places?: Area disadvantage and the geography of misery in England.
  Burrows, Roger/ 9781861340979/ Price:¢G 13.95
 
   
Developments in European social policy: Convergence and diversity?
  Sykes, Rob/ 9781861341136/ Price:¢G 18.99
 
   
The Dynamics of Native Politics.
  Sawchuk, Joe/ 9781895830095/ Price:US$ 26.00
 
   
SB06-327 Contested communities: Experiences, struggles, policies.
  Hoggett, Paul/ 9781861340368/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
   
Partnership against poverty and exclusion?: Local regeneration strategies and excluded communities in the UK.
  Geddes, Mike/ 9781861340719/ Price:¢G 12.95
 
   
City for the 21st century?: Globalisation, planning and urban change in contemporary Britain.
  Boddy, Martin/ 9781861340481/ Price:¢G 16.95
 
   
In the company of partners: Business, environmental groups and sustainable development post-Rio.
  Murphy, David F./ 9781861340177/ Price:¢G 15.95
 
   
The Gypsy and the State: The ethnic cleansing of British society.
  Hawes, Derek/ 9781861340115/ Price:¢G 14.95
 
   
Identifying local health needs: New community based approaches.
  Burton, Paul/ 9781861340276/ Price:¢G 13.95
 
   
 

 

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