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Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA

by Daniel Carpenter

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the most powerful regulatory agency in the world. How did the FDA become so influential? And how exactly does it wield its extraordinary power? Reputation and Power traces...


Health and Climate Change: Modelling the Impacts of Global Warming and Ozone Depletion

by Pim Martens

Health and Climate Change is the first major study of the potentially devastating health impacts of the global atmospheric changes which are under way. Using the best available data, the author presents models...


Public Sector Reforms in Developing Countries: Paradoxes and Practices: Paradoxes and Practices

by Charles Conteh & Ahmed Shafiqul Huque

The underpinning assumption of public management in the developing world as a process of planned change is increasingly being recognized as unrealistic. In reality, the practice of development management is...


More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

by Omri Ben-Shahar & Carl E. Schneider

Perhaps no kind of regulation is more common or less useful than mandated disclosure—requiring one party to a transaction to give the other information. It is the iTunes terms you assent to, the doctor’s...


Electroral Systems and Governance: How Diversity Can Improve Policy-Making

by Salomon Orellana

Diversity and dissent have been shown to improve decision-making in small groups. This understanding can be extended to the political arena and in turn it can enlighten ideas about policy-making.

This book focuses...


Singapore Perspectives 2013: Governance

by Gillian Koh

This volume is conceptualised around the notion by Raymond Williams, a cultural theorist, that any cultural system comprises fragments of the past and the emergent alongside the dominant. The book focuses on...


Undermining Local Democracy: Parallel Governance in Contemporary South India: Parallel Governance in Contemporary South India

by Lalita Chandrashekhar

Focusing on Karnataka in India, this study examines the implications of the model of development sought to be introduced in the entire country through the governance reforms of the post-1991 period - a model...


Unreal City: Las Vegas, Black Mesa, and the Fate of the West

by Judith Nies

An epic struggle over land, water, and power is erupting in the American West and the halls of Washington, DC. It began when a 4,000-square-mile area of Arizona desert called Black Mesa was divided between the...


Research Methods for Public Management and Administration: An Introduction

by Sandra van Thiel

Research in public administration and public management has distinctive features that influence the choices and application of research methods. Periods of change and upheaval in the public sector provide ample...


Malawi: Third and Fourth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waivers for Non-Observance of Per

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Donors have suspended some aid disbursements to Malawi in response to a scandal involving the theft of public funds. A group of public servants exploited weaknesses in the control environment...


Developments in Israeli Public Administration

by Moshe Maor

The "Israeli History, Politics and Society" series comprises multidisciplinary studies that range from elections and the Yom Kippur war to the search for a true Israeli identity and the various initiatives to...


The Amenity Value of the Global Climate

by David Maddison

This text develops and applies a far-reaching account of the economic value of climate, derived from its amenity value or the benefits which a particular climate provides to the people of that region or country....


The Young Activist's Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World

by Sharon J. Smith

If you want to make a significant and sustainable impact on the health of our planet, this powerful and practical guide can help. Author and activist Sharon J. Smith shares proven strategies and lessons learned...


Modernism: The Creation of Nation-States

by Hristo Botev, František Palacký, Ahmet Ersoy & Maciej Górny et al.

This is the first part of the third volume of the four-volume series, a daring project of CEU Press, presenting the most important texts that triggered and shaped the processes of nation-building in the many...


Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order

by Richard N. Haass

A rising China, climate change, terrorism, a nuclear Iran, a turbulent Middle East, and a reckless North Korea all present serious challenges to America’s national security. But it depends even more on the...


Enforcement at the EPA: High Stakes and Hard Choices, Revised Edition

by Joel A. Mintz

The only published work that treats the historical evolution of EPA enforcement, this book provides a candid inside glimpse of a crucial aspect of the work of an important federal agency. Based on 190 personal...


Corruption in Cuba: Castro and Beyond

by Sergio Díaz-Briquets & Jorge Pérez-López

While Fidel Castro maintains his longtime grip on Cuba, revolutionary scholars and policy analysts have turned their attention from how Castro succeeded (and failed), to how Castro himself will be succeeded-by...


Tear Down This Myth: How the Reagan Legacy Has Distorted Our Politics and Haunts Our Future

by Will Bunch

In this provocative new book, award-winning political journalist Will Bunch unravels the story of how a right-wing cabal hijacked the mixed legacy of Ronald Reagan, a personally popular but hugely divisive 1980s...


The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear

by Seth Mnookin

WHO DECIDES WHICH FACTS ARE TRUE?

In 1998 Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist with a history of self-promotion, published a paper with a shocking allegation: the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine might...


International Security: The Contemporary Agenda

by Roland Dannreuther

International Security is a cutting-edge analysis of the key security challenges and developments in the post-Cold War world. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary examples, from the Iraq war to the rise of...