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Garden Earth - From Hunter and Gatherers to Global Capitalism and Thereafter

by Gunnar Rundgren

Our society and the capitalist market economy have failed to create well-being for many. Big parts of humanity are as poor today as they were fifty years ago, despite unprecedented growth. Gaps between the rich...


Telling It Straight

by Marina Mahathir

An outspoken commentator on Malaysia's social and political affairs, Marina Mahathir takes on the issues, ideas and institutions of the day in her latest book, Telling it Straight. She highlights unpalatable...


Rules for Conservatives: A Response to Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky

by Michael Charles Master

Saul Alinsky wrote Rules for Radicals 40 years ago as instructions on how to seize power. He was the original community organizer who documented how to organize others to provide power to the organizers. Alinsky...


The Social Process of Lobbying: Cooperation or Collusion?

by John C. Scott

Despite a wealth of theorizing and research about each concept, lobbying and norms still raise a number of interesting issues. Why do lobbyists and politicians engage in cooperative behavior? How does cooperative...


China and Post-Socialist Development

by Andrzej Bolesta

In China and Post-Socialist Development the emergence of China as an economic superpower is examined and framed within the context of the East Asian developmental miracle, arguing that China's approach - broadly...


How Europe shapes British public policy

by Janice Morphet

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...


Environmental Politics and Foreign Policy Decision Making in Latin America: Ratifying the Kyoto Protocol

by Amy Below

Although the Kyoto Protocol, an international agreement to address global climate change, has been regarded by many as an unsuccessful treaty both politically and environmentally, it stands as one of the world's...


Pharmaceutical Autonomy and Public Health in Latin America: State, Society and Industry in Brazil's AIDS Program

by Matthew B. Flynn

Brazil has occupied a central role in the access to medicines movement, especially with respect to drugs used to treat those with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes the acquired immune deficiency...


Bush Versus the Environment

by Robert S. Devine

Since becoming president, George W. Bush has walked away from the Kyoto Protocol, pushed for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, undermined protections for endangered species and wilderness,...


Apache Reservation: Indigenous Peoples and the American State

by Richard J. Perry

"Indian reservations" were the United States' ultimate solution to the "problem" of what to do with native peoples who already occupied the western lands that Anglo settlers wanted. In this broadly inclusive...


Coming Climate Crisis?: Consider the Past, Beware the Big Fix

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...


Understanding the policy process (Second edition): Analysing welfare policy and practice

by Dan Horsfall & John Hudson

Using core concepts of policy analysis Understanding the policy process builds up a full explanation of social policy change that can be applied to any aspect of welfare policy, public and social policy. This...


The politics of civil society (Second edition): Big society and small government

by Fred Powell

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.


E-Government and Websites: A Public Solutions Handbook

by Aroon Manoharan

This book presents a citizen-centric perspective of the dual components of e-government and e-governance. E-government refers to the practice of online public reporting by government to citizens, and to service...


Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era

by Giacomo D'Alisa, Federico Demaria & Giorgos Kallis

Degrowth is a rejection of the illusion of growth and a call to repoliticize the public debate colonized by the idiom of economism. It is a project advocating the democratically-led shrinking of production and...


Environmental Security: Approaches and Issues

by Rita Floyd & Richard Matthew

Economic development, population growth and poor resource management have combined to alter the planet's natural environment in dramatic and alarming ways. For over twenty years, considerable research and debate...


Saving Congress from Itself: Emancipating the States and Empowering Their People

by James L Buckley

Saving Congress from Itself proposes a single reform: eliminate all federal grants-in-aid to state and local governments. This action would reduce federal spending by over $600 billion a year and have a profound...


Dams and Development in China: The Moral Economy of Water and Power

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...


Industrial and Regional Policies in an Enlarging EU

by David Bailey & Lisa De Propris

After years of near 'disrepute' in official circles, Industrial Policy has made something of a comeback over the last few years and is now very much back on the agenda at national and EU levels, driven by concerns...


Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation: A Public Solutions Handbook

by Alexander Henderson

Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation provides a comprehensive and clear review of the theories and practices of structuring and managing complex local government services. Intended for both students and...