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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?

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...


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...


Energy Efficiency: The Definitive Guide to the Cheapest, Cleanest, Fastest Source of Energy

by Steven Fawkes

Energy risk has reappeared on the corporate and social agenda with a bang and the complexity of the issues has increased many-fold since the days of the last great wave of concern following the oil crises of...


Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

by Jan E. Leighley & Jonathan Nagler

Who Votes Now? compares the demographic characteristics and political views of voters and nonvoters in American presidential elections since 1972 and examines how electoral reforms and the choices offered by...


Working the Pivot Points: To Make America Work Again

by Frank Islam & Ed Crego

The nation is in a pivotal period. We ignore the current conditions at our peril. Frank Islam and Ed Crego recognize this. That is why they have written this book as the sequel to their book, Renewing the American...


The Tsunami of 2004 in Sri Lanka: Impacts and Policy in the Shadow of Civil War

by Ragnhild Lund & Piers Blaikie

This book is based on empirical research in Sri Lanka conducted after the catastrophic tsunami which hit the country in December 2004. The aims of the research have been to develop new knowledge on post-crisis...


Environmental Policies (Routledge Revivals): An International Review

by Chris C. Park

The importance of the effective management of the natural environment has become vital over the past few decades. In different countries, varying policies are implemented by governments to manage the environment,...


Running Randomized Evaluations: A Practical Guide

by Rachel Glennerster & Kudzai Takavarasha

This book provides a comprehensive yet accessible guide to running randomized impact evaluations of social programs. Drawing on the experience of researchers at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, which...


Acting Locally: Local Environmental Mobilizations and Campaigns

by Christopher Rootes

Local campaigns are the most persistent and ubiquitous forms of environmental contention. National and transnational mobilisations come and go and the attention they receive from mass media ebbs and flows, but...