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Public Economics and the Quality of Life

by Lowdon Wingo Jr. & Alan Evans

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Abuse Of Power

by Stanley Kutler

Richard Nixon said he wanted his administration to be "the best chronicled in history." But when Alexander Butterfield disclosed the existence of a voice-activated taping system to a Senate committee in July...


Delete

by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

Delete looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. Digital technology empowers us as never before, yet it has unforeseen...


When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment

by Mark A. R. Kleiman

Since the crime explosion of the 1960s, the prison population in the United States has multiplied fivefold, to one prisoner for every hundred adults--a rate unprecedented in American history and unmatched anywhere...


Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire--Two Evolutionary Psychologist

by Alan S. Miller & Satoshi Kanazawa

Now available in paperback?a provocative new look at biology, evolution, and human behavior ?as disturbing [as it is] fascinating? (Publishers Weekly).

Why are most neurosurgeons male and most kindergarten teachers...


Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance

by Jessica F. Green

Rethinking Private Authority examines the role of non-state actors in global environmental politics, arguing that a fuller understanding of their role requires a new way of conceptualizing private authority....


Science Under Siege?: Interest Groups and the Science Wars

by Leon E. Trachtman & Robert Perrucci

The combative metaphor of 'science wars' has taken on a predominant position within the collective conscious, from being featured on the programs of scientific meetings to being splashed across the pages of...


Block Granting Medicaid: A Model for 21st Century Health Reform?: A Model for 21st Century Health Reform?

by Edward Alan Miller

Medicaid is the largest grant-in-aid program in the United States. Reform in this area, therefore, provides a unique opportunity to study the intersection between federal and state policy making in an area recently...


Independents Day: Awakening the American Spirit

by Lou Dobbs

From The New York Times bestselling author of War on the Middle Class, a powerful look at the critical issues facing America on the eve of the 2008 Presidential election

With up to a million viewers each day,...


Friendly Fire: Nuclear Politics & the Collapse of Anzus, 19841987

by Gerald Hensley

In 1984, the newly elected Labour Government’s antinuclear policy collided with a United States foreign policy based on nuclear deterrence. After two years of angry meetings, fraught diplomacy, and free-wheeling...


Climate Change and Vulnerability and Adaptation: Two Volume Set

by Neil Leary, Cecilia Conde & Jyoti Kulkarni

'Sound and solid case studies on vulnerability and adaptation have been woefully lacking in the international discourse on climate change. This set of books begins to bridge the gap.' Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary...


Collaboration: Using Networks and Partnerships

by John M. Kamensky & Thomas J. Burlin

As government faces more complex problems, and citizens expect more, the way government delivers services and results is changing rapidly. The traditional model of government agencies administering hundreds...


Getting It Done: A Guide for Government Executives

by Martin G. Wagner, Mark A. Abramson & Jonathan D. Breul

Written for newly appointed government agency heads and their senior management teams, this revised edition of Getting It Done addresses the current environment of government and what government leaders ought...


Democratic Vanguardism: Modernity, Intervention, and the Making of the Bush Doctrine

by Michael Harland

Democratic Vanguardism explores the origins, development, and implication of the United States’ policy after 9/11 to promote democracy by force and thereby advance its national security. It explores disputes...


Schooling and the Politics of Disaster

by Kenneth J. Saltman

Schooling and the Politics of Disaster is the first volume to address how disaster is being used for a radical social and economic reengineering of education. From the natural disasters of the Asian tsunami...


Political Change and Environmental Policymaking in Mexico

by Jordi Díez

This book explores environmental policymaking in Mexico as a vehicle to understanding the broader changes in the policy process within a system undergoing a democratic transformation. It constitutes the first...


The Power of the Talking Stick: Indigenous Politics and the World Ecological Crisis

by Sharon J. Ridgeway & Peter J. Jacques

The Power of the Talking Stick makes the case that, reaching back to the beginning of the nation-state and all through the current period of corporate-led globalization, our governments and social institutions...


Cross-National Policy Convergence: Concepts, Causes and Empirical Findings

by Christoph Knill

A fresh analysis of policy convergences across nations, which identifies their key driving forces.

To what extent and in which direction can we empirically observe a convergence of national policies? In which...


The Disparity of European Integration: Revisiting Neofunctionalism in Honour of Ernst B. Haas

by Borzel Tanja

This new study revisits the work of the late Ernst Haas, assessing his relevance for contemporary European integration and its disparities.

With his seminal book, The Uniting of Europe Haas laid the foundations...


Politics and Policy in Greece: The Challenge of 'Modernisation'

by Kevin Featherstone

This rare focus on the politics of contemporary Greece explores in particular the country's processes of public policy-making.

It is more than thirty years since the restoration of democracy in Greece and in...