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

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

1st Edition

By Edward Alan Miller
December 01, 2015

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 characterized by substantial uncertainty deriving from the lingering effects of the ...

Local Disaster Resilience Administrative and Political Perspectives

Local Disaster Resilience: Administrative and Political Perspectives

1st Edition

By Ashley D. Ross
December 01, 2015

Since 2000, the Gulf Coast states – Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida – have experienced a series of hurricanes, multiple floods and severe storms, and one oil spill. These disasters have not only been numerous but also devastating. Response to and recovery from these ...

Toward Resilient Communities Examining the Impacts of Local Governments in Disasters

Toward Resilient Communities: Examining the Impacts of Local Governments in Disasters

1st Edition

By Christopher L. Atkinson
December 01, 2015

In June 2011, the city of Minot, North Dakota sustained the greatest flood in its history. Rather than buckling under the immense weight of the flood on a personal and community level, government, civic groups, and citizens began to immediately assess and address the event’s impacts. Why did the ...

The Politics of Regulatory Reform

The Politics of Regulatory Reform

1st Edition

By Stuart Shapiro, Debra Borie-Holtz
July 16, 2015

Regulation has become a front-page topic recently, often referenced by politicians in conjunction with the current state of the U.S. economy. Yet despite regulation’s increased presence in current politics and media, The Politics of Regulatory Reform argues that the regulatory process and its ...

Paying Our High Public Officials Evaluating the Political Justifications of Top Wages in the Public Sector

Paying Our High Public Officials: Evaluating the Political Justifications of Top Wages in the Public Sector

1st Edition

By Teun J. Dekker
February 27, 2015

In almost every liberal democratic society, an issue that is a topic of constant and passionate public discussion is how much that country’s ministers, legislators, senior civil servants, and senior judges should be paid. Nor is this surprising; the issue has considerable voyeuristic appeal, ...

Leadership and Policy Innovation – From Clinton to Bush Countering the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Leadership and Policy Innovation – From Clinton to Bush: Countering the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

1st Edition

By Joseph R. Cerami
November 10, 2014

Throughout the Cold War there were longstanding efforts to control the spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) through extensive arms control, deterrence, and defense programs. Since then counterproliferation efforts by the U.S. and international community have accelerated. Given the attention ...

Network Governance in Response to Acts of Terrorism Comparative Analyses

Network Governance in Response to Acts of Terrorism: Comparative Analyses

1st Edition

By Naim Kapucu
November 10, 2014

High performance during catastrophic terrorist events require the ability to assess and adapt capacity rapidly, restore or enhance disrupted or inadequate communications, utilize flexible decision making swiftly, and expand coordination and trust between multiple emergency and crisis response ...

Disaster Resiliency Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Disaster Resiliency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Naim Kapucu, Christopher V. Hawkins, Fernando I. Rivera
September 11, 2014

Natural disasters in recent years have brought the study of disaster resiliency to the forefront. The importance of community preparedness and sustainability has been underscored by such calamities as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese tsunami in 2011. Natural disasters will inevitably ...

A Complexity Theory for Public Policy

A Complexity Theory for Public Policy

1st Edition

By Göktuğ Morçöl
February 14, 2014

Complexity theory has become popular in the natural and social sciences over the last few decades as a result of the advancements in our understanding of the complexities in natural and social phenomena. Concepts and methods of complexity theory have been applied by scholars of public affairs in ...

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