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How Europe Shapes British Public Policy

by Janice Morphet

Britain's relationship with the European Union (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...


Coming Climate Crisis?

by Claire L. Parkinson

Decisively cutting through the hyperbole on both sides of the debate, distinguished NASA climatologist Claire L. Parkinson brings much-needed balance and perspective to the highly contentious issue of climate...


Achieving Environmental Justice

by Karen Bell

Environmental justice aspires to a healthy environment for all, as well as fair and inclusive processes of environmental decision-making. In order to develop successful strategies to achieve this, it is important...


Disputing citizenship

by John Clarke & Kathleen Coll

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Citizenship is always in dispute ? in practice as well as in theory ? but conventional perspectives do not address why the concept of citizenship is so contentious....


Reclaiming Local Democracy

by Ines Newman

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...


Money and Electoral Politics

by Ron Johnston & Charles Pattie

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...


The Approaching Great Transformation

by Joel Magnuson

Joel Magnuson's visionary insights into the decline of the Oil Age and life afterward combine sobering warnings with genuine hope. The facts are hard: global oil deposits will soon peak if they haven't already...


The Politics of Civil Society (Second edition)

by Fred Powell

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...


Evaluation for the Real World

by Colin Palfrey & Paul Thomas

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...


Environmental policy and sustainable development in China

by Paul G. Harris

Drawing on practices and theories of sustainability, Environmental policy and sustainable development in China explores the prospects for achieving environmentally benign economic and social development in China...


Knowledge, Policy and Power in International Development

by Harry Jones & Nicola A. Jones

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...


Collaboration in Public Policy and Practice

by Paul Williams

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 Short Guide to Environmental Policy

by Carolyn Snell & Gary Haq

Some have argued that the rate and scale of human-induced global environmental change is so significant that it now constitutes a new geological epoch in the Earth?s history called the Anthropocene (Zalasiewicz...


Providing a Sure Start

by Naomi Eisenstadt

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...


Challenging governance theory

by Jonathan S. Davies

Theories heralding the rise of network governance have dominated for a generation. Yet, empirical research suggests that claims for the transformative potential of networks are exaggerated. This topical and...


The new politics

by Peter King

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...


Dams and Development in China

by Bryan Tilt

China is home to half of the world's large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland against...


Dark Winter

by John L. Casey

Climate change has been a perplexing problem for years. In Dark Winter, author John L. Casey, a former White House national space policy advisor, NASA headquarters consultant, and space shuttle engineer tells...


The Game of Conservation

by Mark Cioc

The Game of Conservation is a brilliantly crafted and highly readable examination of nature protection around the world.

Twentieth-century nature conservation treaties often originated as attempts to regulate...


American Exodus

by Giles Slade

Some scientists predict the sea will rise 1.5 meters before 2100, but rapidly melting polar ice caps could make the real amount much higher. In the coming century, intensifying storms will batter our coasts,...