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  • Fiscal Tiers

    The Economics of Multi-Level Government

    By David King

    First published in 1984. This book brings together and develops the economic theory relating to the design and operation of systems of non-central government — positing major developments in several areas. It considers what functions systems most suitably perform in non-central governments, and…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 

  • Government Contracting

    A Public Solutions Handbook

    Edited by Robert A Shick

    Government contracting is one of the most important issues facing federal, state, and local governments. As governments contend with lower tax revenues and a growing belief that smaller government is better government, contracting has become a fundamental means of providing goods and services to…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21 
    The Public Solutions Handbook Series

  • Claiming India from Below

    Activism and democratic transformation

    Edited by Vipul Mudgal

    Going beyond electoral politics and government, this volume broadens the scope of the functioning of democracy in India, and explores citizens’ role in the implementation of public policy. It looks at the ways in which extra-parliamentary power monitoring devices such as public institutions,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-04 
    Routledge India

  • Framing Environmental Disaster

    Environmental Advocacy and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

    By Melissa K. Merry

    The blowout of the Deepwater Horizon and subsequent underground oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is considered by many to be the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.  Interest groups, public officials, and media organizations have spent considerable time documenting the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-03 
    Routledge Research in Environmental Policy and Politics

  • Undernutrition and Public Policy in India

    Investing in the future

    Edited by Sonalde Desai, Lawrence Haddad, Deepta Chopra, Amit Thorat

    Despite substantial economic growth, India has one of the highest undernutrition rates in the world; it is home to almost 40 per cent of the world’s stunted children. This volume assesses the status and causes of undernutrition in the country, and examines the effectiveness of policies designed to…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30
    Routledge India

  • The Two Degrees Dangerous Limit for Climate Change

    Public Understanding and Decision Making

    By Christopher Shaw

    This book is about the history, present and future of one the most important policy ideas of the modern era – that there is a single, global dangerous amount of climate change. That dangerous amount of climate change is imagined as two degrees centigrade of global warming above the pre-industrial…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • Anticipatory Policymaking

    When Government Acts to Prevent Problems and Why It Is So Difficult

    By Rob A. DeLeo

    Public policy analysts and political pundits alike tend to describe the policymaking process as a reactive sequence in which government develops solutions for clearly evident and identifiable problems. While this depiction holds true in many cases, it fails to account for instances in which public…

    Hardback – 2015-10-05
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Negotiations in the Indigenous World

    Aboriginal Peoples and the Extractive Industry in Australia and Canada

    By Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh

    Negotiated agreements play a critical role in setting the conditions under which resource development occurs on Indigenous land. Our understanding of what determines the outcomes of negotiations between Indigenous peoples and commercial interests is very limited. With over two decades experience…

    Hardback – 2015-10-05
    Indigenous Peoples and Politics

  • Policy Making at the Second Tier of Local Government in Europe

    What is happening in Provinces, Counties, Départements and Landkreise in the on-going re-scaling of statehood?

    Edited by Xavier Bertrana, Björn Egner, Hubert Heinelt

    Debates about multi-level governance have led to a profound restructuring of regional and local government. The second level of local government is under review in most European countries, with the aim to strengthen the institutional capacity of municipalities or to develop appropriate…

    Hardback – 2015-09-21
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • Advancing Collaboration Theory

    Models, Typologies, and Evidence

    Edited by John C. Morris, Katrina Miller-Stevens

    The term collaboration is widely used but not clearly understood or operationalized. However, collaboration is playing an increasingly important role between and across public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors. Collaboration has become a hallmark in both intragovernmental and intergovernmental…

    Hardback – 2015-09-09
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • An Introduction to the Policy Process

    Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making, 4th Edition

    By Thomas A Birkland

    The fourth edition of this widely-used text relates theory to practice in the public policy process. In a clear, conversational style, author Tom Birkland conveys the best current thinking on the policy process with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis. This new edition has been reorganized…

    Paperback – 2015-09-02

  • Super PAC!

    Money, Elections, and Voters After Citizens United

    By Conor M. Dowling, Michael G. Miller

    Recent federal court activity has dramatically changed the regulatory environment of campaign finance in the United States. Since 2010, the judiciary has decided that corporations and labor unions may freely spend in American elections, and that so-called "Super PACs" can accept unlimited…

    Paperback – 2015-09-01
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

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