Politics & International Relations: Introductory Politics

  • Politics and Planning in the Holy City book cover

    Politics and Planning in the Holy City

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ron Christenson, Ira Sharkansky

    Jerusalem is not just another city that illustrates the conflict between interests of professional planners and competing political perspectives. It is the Holy City, with a history of some 3,000 years. Moreover, numerous layers of historical remains have importance for intense and competitive…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • Learning Lessons: Medicine, Economics, and Public Policy book cover

    Learning Lessons

    Medicine, Economics, and Public Policy, 1st Edition

    By Rashi Fein

    This is a book about the policy process. It discusses the considerations advisers have in mind as they develop and select policy alternatives, the ways each of us might want to think about making decisions, and the lessons we should remember in order to minimize avoidable errors. In writing about…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • Contemporary India: Society and Its Governance book cover

    Contemporary India

    Society and Its Governance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Arnold Dashefsky, A. Premchand

    Soon after independence, Indian political leadership decided to pursue the attainment of four self-stipulated goals: to attain an improved standard of living through higher rates of growth, to establish a functioning political democracy, to achieve social equality through social re-engineering, and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • European Peace Movements and the Future of the Western Alliance book cover

    European Peace Movements and the Future of the Western Alliance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Walter Laqueur

    This extraordinary compendium concerns the future of the Western alliance and the development of the peace movements in Europe and in the United States. The peace movement is an old phenomenon given new life by NATO decisions concerning nuclear deployment in Europe and the Soviet responses along…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • Evaluation Cultures: Sense-Making in Complex Times book cover

    Evaluation Cultures

    Sense-Making in Complex Times, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jan-Eric Furubo, Jean-Claude Barbier

    Evaluation Cultures draws upon a sample of reflections, drawn from organizational practices, nationally centered political cultures, and ethnic cultures, as a framework for understanding how culture influences the work of evaluation. Two main conclusions seem to emerge: first, that there exists no…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • Building an Opportunity Society: A Realistic Alternative to an Entitlement State book cover

    Building an Opportunity Society

    A Realistic Alternative to an Entitlement State, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lewis D. Solomon

    Twenty-first-century US policymakers face a great challenge: How can federal government help more people achieve the American dream? Specifically, how can we provide greater opportunities for less-prosperous individuals, enabling them to succeed through hard work, on their merits, and take…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge

  • European National Identities: Elements, Transitions, Conflicts book cover

    European National Identities

    Elements, Transitions, Conflicts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Roland Vogt

    Making sense of the perplexing diversity of Europe is a challenging task. How compatible are national identities in Europe? What makes Europe European? What do Europeans have in common?European National Identities explores the diversity of European states, nations, and peoples. In doing so, the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge

  • Elites and Classes in the Transformation of State Socialism book cover

    Elites and Classes in the Transformation of State Socialism

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Lane

    The year 2011 marks the twentieth anniversary of the end of the Soviet Union. This may be an appropriate time to evaluate the adoption by previously state socialist societies of other economic and political models. The transition has sometimes been described in positive terms, as a movement to free…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge

  • Bounded Bureaucracy and the Budgetary Process in the United States book cover

    Bounded Bureaucracy and the Budgetary Process in the United States

    1st Edition

    By Jay Ryu

    Bureaucracies have been criticized from various perspectives and blamed for a variety of failings. Critics have claimed that bureaucracies are too focused on conforming to rules rather than achieving an organization's core mission. Bureaucracies are said to oppress human freedom because of their…

    Paperback – 2017-09-28
    Routledge

  • Globalization of Communes: 1950-2010 book cover

    Globalization of Communes

    1950-2010, 1st Edition

    By Yaacov Oved

    After World War II, communes and cooperative communities became internationally oriented in their membership and networking began to develop. Unlike earlier such enterprises, these groups shared an openness to international relationships. This was evident both in the groups' social composition, and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-28
    Routledge

  • Detroit: Three Pathways to Revitalization book cover

    Detroit

    Three Pathways to Revitalization, 1st Edition

    By Lewis D. Solomon

    As America's most dysfunctional big city, Detroit faces urban decay, population losses, fractured neighborhoods with impoverished households, an uneducated, unskilled workforce, too few jobs, a shrinking tax base, budgetary shortfalls, and inadequate public schools. Looking to the city's future,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-28
    Routledge

  • The Ideals of Joseph Ben-David: The Scientist's Role and Centers of Learning Revisited book cover

    The Ideals of Joseph Ben-David

    The Scientist's Role and Centers of Learning Revisited, 1st Edition

    By Liah Greenfeld

    Joseph Ben-David died twenty-five years ago, in January 1986. An eminent sociologist of science, and a co-founder of this sub-discipline, he was only sixty-five years old. Few social scientists are remembered after they die and can no longer parlay their influence into the goods of this world for…

    Paperback – 2017-09-28
    Routledge

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