Subject Area: Policy Studies

Climate Change as a Crisis in World Civilization
 Smith, Joseph Wayne
2008 0-7734-5162-5 372 pages
This study examines the scientific evidence relating to “abrupt” or “dangerous” climate change and explores the social, political, legal and philosophical significance of this evidence. The authors locate the “climate crisis” within the context of a wider crisis of civilization, consisting of a series of converging threats to human survival. There will need to be major changes to human living and thinking, including an abandonment of the idea that unending economic growth and a philosophy of consumer hedonism are compatible with the idea of an ecologically sustainable society.

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Comparing How Various Nations Administer Retirement Income: Essays on Social Security
 Hyde, Mark
2010 0-7734-3727-4 316 pages
This book makes an innovative contribution to the field of retirement income security in three distinctive ways. First, it seeks to develop a sophisticated philosophical rationale for the social dimension, in the context of retirement. Such a rationale is frequently implicit in much of the relevant literature, and where explicit, is often crudely developed. Second, it seeks to identify robustly the ways in which specific forms of privatisation promote outcomes that are consistent with the social dimension, whilst acknowledging the possibility of market failure. Third, it seeks to provide an agenda for reform, based on robustly developed normative arguments, and a careful appraisal of the evidence.

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Crisis of Public Sector Reform in the Caribbean: An Analysis Through the Use of Game Theory
 Bissessar, Ann Marie
2008 0-7734-5054-8 284 pages
Unlike the existing literature on public sector reform which utilizes the Weberian-control model, a networking system, or performance and results-oriented criteria to explain the cause and context of public reform in the Caribbean, this work applies game theory.

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Defending Justice as Reciprocity an Essay on Social Policy and Political Philosophy
 Smith, Steven R.
2002 0-7734-6932-X 300 pages


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Designing a Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program
 Crow, Thomas
2006 0-7734-5955-3 144 pages
Pregnancy rates among teenagers in the United States are substantially higher than among teenagers in other developed countries. This occurs because U.S. teenagers use contraception less than their counterparts in other countries. Over the last quarter-century, programs developed to encourage American teenagers to use contraception have been very limited in their effectiveness.

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Do Our Citizenship Requirements Impede the Protection of Political Asylum Seekers?: A Comparative Analysis of European Practices
 Sicakkan, Hakan G.
2008 0-7734-5032-7 456 pages
In contrast to the 1951 Geneva Convention’s purposes, not all the post-1990 national asylum determination systems are devised to help refugees, or merely to test the truths of asylum claims, but also in order to determine asylum seekers’ legitimacy as potential citizens. This book focuses on the conceptual and empirical links between citizenship and asylum and seeks to discover legal and institutional tools for detaching asylum from citizenship.

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Establishment of Environmentalism on the U.S. Political Agenda in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century - The Brothers Udall
 Sirgo, Henry B.
2004 0-7734-6358-5 264 pages
This book explains how environmentalism was firmly established on the political agenda of the United States in the second half of the twentieth century aided and abetted by the efforts of two brothers who were public servants. Making use of the papers Stewart L. Udall and “Mo” Udall in the Morris K. Udall Archives at the University of Arizona also enabled the author to utilize the concept of the political family elucidated by Donn M. Kurtz II in Kinship & Politics (1987), in this case with the focus on two brothers, one of whom served thirty years in the U.S. House of Representatives as the direct successor of his slightly older brother who served for eight years as the Secretary of the Interior. A major feature of the volume is its employment of environmental policy papers maintained at the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

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Ethical Issues in Third World Development: A Philosophy of Social Change
 Osei, Joseph
2011 0-7734-1377-4 456 pages
This book constitutes a pioneering project aimed at constructing a conceptual framework for integrating the normative, conceptual, theoretical, and applied aspects of development within mainstream philosophy. The goal is not just to provide a morally sound code of ethics for the guidance of professionals, but to provide ethical justification for social and economic development in Third World countries.



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Evaluating the Political Achievement of New Labour Since 1997. Social Policy and the Public Trust
 Johns, Nick
2009 0-7734-4695-8 340 pages
Explores the issue of trust in relation to the British state under New Labour. The issue of trust was raised most vividly around foreign policy matters, particularly Britain’s role in the invasion of Iraq and the subsequent debate about the validity or otherwise of the intelligence material. From this starting point the stewardship of New Labour is evaluated in terms of the notion of active citizenship and from the perspective of writers working in a range of agencies and policy areas, including health, community development, social security and criminal justice.

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Foreign Policy of the European Union (1995-2004): A Study in Structural Transition
 Dominguez, Roberto
2008 0-7734-5077-7 240 pages
This book analyzes how European countries have been able to embark on the integration process and develop regional external relations through the European Union (EU) Community institutions. By defining the parameters of the concept offoreign policy applied to the case of the European Union, the study argues that there is a strong relationship between international crises and the development of the institutions, instruments and practices of EU Foreign Policy.

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Formation and Early Years of the Strategic Air Command, 1946-1957: Why the Sac Was Formed
 Meilinger, Phillip S.
2013 0-7734-4465-3 400 pages
The Strategic Air Command (SAC) was formed to deter war against the emerging Soviet threat –and to fight and win a war if deterrence failed. This fascinating history of SAC will weave together six themes shaping the command during its first decade of existence: mission, message, education, technology, intelligence gathering and analysis, and leadership. All of these were crucial but the last is perhaps primus inter pares. General Curtis E. LeMay was the commander of SAC from 1948 to 1957. His leadership and drive were fundamental to the successful evolution of the command.

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Framework for Sustainable Global Development and Effective Governance of Risk
 Borne, Gregory
2010 0-7734-3742-8 360 pages
This work outlines an accessible framework for the current and future exploration of a sustainable development. The work explores sustainable development from the global and the local levels of analysis.

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Gender and Age Discrimination Among Women in the Broadcast News Industry
 Howard-Byrd, Sherlynn Teas'La'Nea
2008 0-7734-5144-7 164 pages
This study explores the age and gender discrimination faced by female newscasters and the legal remedies they can employ to rectify illegal termination. The study also evaluates other non-industry cases of unlawful employment practices concerning grooming, dress codes and appearance standards.

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Heightening Environmental Awareness as a Political Strategy
 Ishida, Suda
2007 0-7734-5493-4 196 pages
This book focuses on the news coverage of an environmental movement against the construction of Pak Mun Dam – a political and environmental conflict that lasted nearly twelve years in Thailand. This book examines how the environmental movement was perceived and portrayed by four influential Thai daily newspapers – Thai Rath, Matichon, The Nation and Bangkok Post. Combining the conceptual frameworks of global environmental movements and news construction, this study views the role of local news media based on the dynamic discourse of glocalization. The author proposes that through their routine process of news construction, local news media institutions work as conduits or “glocal conjunctures” between the local and the global. Under various intra- and extra-organizational factors and circumstances, local media has the power to link global meanings to local environmental discourse.

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HOW CARIBBEAN POLITICAL LEADERS SUCCESSFULLY MANAGED NEEDED ECONOMIC ENTREPRENEURIAL AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENTS, 1981-1995: The Importance of Understanding All the Factors Affecting Change
 Taylor, Kenwyn M
2011 0-7734-1525-4 516 pages
This work argues that when leaders are aware of the interaction of leadership, social entrepreneurship, and economic management, they are more likely to succeed when guiding Caribbean countries from economic crisis to recovery.

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How Environmental Scarcity Contributes to Conflict: Statistical and Case Studies, 1985-2000
 Stanton, Jr., Samuel S.
2010 0-7734-3868-8 252 pages
This work examines the effect of renewable natural resource scarcity on ethnic conflict. Determining how renewable natural resource scarcity affects ethnic conflict requires multiple levels of inquiry. First, is there a relationship between renewable natural resource scarcity and ethnic conflict? Second, if this relationship exists how do scarcities translate into ethnic conflict? Third, does the framework established have evidentiary support in particular cases that can be considered?

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Iceland and Its Alliances: Security for a Small State
 Corgan, Michael T.
2003 0-7734-6992-3 300 pages
This study provides a long overdue examination of a critical sector of the international politics of one of the world’s most politically and economically advanced states. It also provides a model or basis of comparison for other small states on how they might shape their own security policies in the larger world. Among the distinctive features of this work is a discussion of the development of an indigenous vocabulary, with words based on Icelandic saga literature, by which the most complex issues of superpower security affairs could be discussed in a national debate. A key point examined is the growth of an indigenous security expertise. The creation of a parliamentary commission and its output led to a dialectic with the Foreign Ministry that produced an informed debate on security issues in a country of about only a quarter million people. This dialectic suggests a model for development of policy making expertise by other small states.

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Identity Politics as an Alternative to Conservatism and Social Democracy: The Emergence of Neo-Volkism in Advanced Western Societies
 Arwine, Alan
2011 0-7734-1393-6 376 pages
This study argues that an emerging politics of identity is gradually replacing the politics of interests that has traditionally dominated the political arena in advanced industrial societies. It updates the literature on new political cleavages with a perspective that emphasizes both national patriotism and sub-cultural defense, and backs up its analysis with a large body of evidence concerning ongoing political conflicts.

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Middle Powers and Accidental Wars: A Study in Conventional Strategic Stability
 Loo, Bernard Fook Weng
2005 0-7734-6093-4 264 pages
The traditional understanding of strategic stability, as a condition wherein adversarial states refrain from waging a strategic war, is in the first place flawed as it conflates the concept with the wider issue of causes of war, it places too great an emphasis on arms racing and crisis management, and it has focused too much on nuclear strategy. This study situates the concept directly with the phenomena of accidental or inadvertent wars, and proposes an understanding of strategic stability as a condition wherein policy-makers do not feel pressured into knee-jerk decisions concerning the use of military force. This study proposes a framework of conventional strategic stability. It includes a geographic and strategic cultural milieu that frames the processes by which policy-makers and strategic planners identify and assess the threat posed by potential adversaries. It directs attention away from armaments to other military-strategic factors such as interpretations of strategic doctrines and intelligence and early warning processes. Finally, drawing from the Clausewitzian politics-war paradigm, it focuses on how domestic and external political conditions provide clues as to how and why strategic stability either maintains or fails, because decisions for war are ultimately political in nature.

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New Way of Thinking About Our Climate Crisis: The Rational-Comprehensive Approach
 Smith, Joseph Wayne
2009 0-7734-4808-X 320 pages
This work provides an examination of the scientific evidence of rapid climate change, offering suggestions on combating the crisis to policy makers. The authors show how our thinking must be transformed in order to avert catastrophe.

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Political Alienation and Voting Turnout in the United States, 1960-1988
 Chen, Kevin
1992 0-7734-9833-8 272 pages
Using 1960-1988 cumulative survey data from the National Election Study, this study identifies four basic dimensions of political alienation; uses regression and algebraic decomposition methods to examine the increases in alienation and decline in voter turnout; probes the relationship between the two; examines the sources for the decline in turnout.

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Political Economy of the Nile Basin Regime in the Twentieth Century
 Tesfaye, Aaron
2008 0-7734-4864-0 292 pages
This work contributes to the scholarship on the link between environmental degradation and conflict challenges faced by the Nile Basin countries by investigating determinants of collective action. The study will be useful to national leaders in crafting a new Nile River Agreement, and policy makers and scholars involved in water issues.

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Political Parties and Policy Gridlock in American Government
 Jones, David R.
2001 0-7734-7426-9 176 pages
This book makes both theoretical and empirical contributions to three prominent areas of interest in the field of political science: identifying the causes of legislative gridlock in our national government; the debate over effects of divided government; and concern over increasing polarization of political parties in America. By incorporating the institutional factors of the Senate filibuster and the presidential veto with partisan factors of party polarization and the proportion of seats held by each party, the work articulates a precise theory about when gridlock is likely to occur. Contradicting many prominent accounts, this theory suggests that divided government does not affect gridlock once party polarization and party seat division are taken into account. It conducts a rigorous set of empirical tests which suggest that the author’s theory offers a significant improvement over existing models. The study helps the reader to better understand the conditions under which policy stability and policy change, carries important implications for political scientists contemplating future research, and for government reformers.

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Politics of Equity and Growth - A Case Study of Rockford, Illinois
 Veal, Don-Terry
2005 0-7734-6182-5 124 pages
This book contributes to the literature on Public Finance and Urban Politics. It takes two normative ideas in the realm of academic debate and applies them to the case of Rockford, Illinois. It is concerned with the financially consequential areas of public policy, urban economic development and urban political economy. The principal elements of social equity and productive efficiency are described, examined, and used as a framework for evaluating whether public officials faithfully reflect distributive equity priorities in their limited discretion over revenue allocations.

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Problem of Waste Disposal in a Large European City: Garbage in Naples
 Corona, Gabriella
2012 0-7734-2905-0 260 pages
This essay owes its significance to a carefully constructed case study. It examines environmental policies in one particular city, Naples, Italy. But it shows events that could happen anywhere. Re-establishing the cycle of nature through recycling is an exceptionally difficult task. These authors show how the people of Naples attempted to establish environmentally sound policy initiatives by considering all possible solutions. After much deliberation they opted for more efficient methods of waste disposal.

The waste disposal issue in Naples has been at the center of media attention. It raises questions about whether Italy is threatened by a garbage crisis. Taking cues from other countries, Naples discovered that it could incorporate aggressive measures to reduce its waste. The events described in the book start in Naples but extend to Italy and Europe as well.

The two authors of this book are an environmental historian and a waste management expert of international standing. They engage in a straightforward and serene discussion, resulting in a one-of-a-kind work that leaves bias and ideology behind. The complexity of the issue is a result of the speed at which modern society has developed.

The book addresses the inability of the ruling classes to keep up with its frenetic growth rate. Northern and Southern Italy answered the problems of waste disposal in different ways. Hence the need for a debate on the real problems posed by the management of collective property and environmental resources. In conclusion the authors look at future prospects and suggest practical solutions.

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Problems in the Implementation of Government Policies in the West Indies
 Bissessar, Ann Marie
2012 0-7734-2610-8 416 pages
This book focuses on the field of policy implementation in various countries across the world. The book tries to capture the way various policies are implemented in countries such a Chile, Finland, Australia, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. The book features the writing of the top academicians of public policy. The book tries to unravel whether the challenges facing policy makers across the globe are similar or if there are essential differences in the policy implementation in these countries. The factors and obstacles that confront the processes of implementation in different countries are identified, analyzed, dissected, having their limitations exposed. The issues being considered are the stages involved, whether it’s a top-down or bottom-up approach, the clarity of the definition of goals, and the relationship between goals and outcomes. The book is essential reading for those who want to understand the causes of policy failure in a different context.

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Public Affairs Research Methods. A Quantitative Introduction
 Bennett, Scott
1996 0-7734-8770-0 392 pages
This is one of the most comprehensive introductory texts ever written on quantitative research methods for the study of public affairs. It is relevant to research methods in traditional disciplines such as political science, political economy, public administration, public policy, government relations and international relations. The entire research process from conception to analysis and reporting is covered in detail.

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Quantitative Approach in Political Science an Introduction
 Bennett, Scott
1986 0-88946-205-4 376 pages
Provides students with a verbal description of the quantitative research process, with only limited and selective use of the formal symbolism of mathematics and statistics. Intended for use in year-long introductory courses in political-science quantitative research methods. Also relevant for courses in public administration, public policy, law, and international relations.

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Research and Treatment for Aggression with Adolescent Girls
 Cummings, Anne L.
2002 0-7734-6953-2 236 pages


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Risk Regulations and Scientific Expertise in the United Kingdom: The Precautionary Principle in Public Policy
 Patterson, Alan
2008 0-7734-4804-7 288 pages
This book examines how governments deal with the problem of how science can achieve the objective of developing wealth-creating technologies, and at the same time solve the problems for people and the environment that such technologies cause, by evaluating the role of science in policymaking in Britain.

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Role of Firearms in Domestic Violence. A Study of Victims, Police, and Domestic Violence Shelter Workers in West Virginia
 Brown, Margaret Phipps
2000 0-7734-7893-0 188 pages
Examines the dynamics of abusive relationships and the role of firearms in violent acts, in an attempt to assist policy-makers and NCHIP in facilitating the most effective response to domestic violence. The research was conducted by faculty in the Criminal Justice Department at Marshall University as part of a continuing commitment to education, training, and research about domestic violence. Included are a literature review, analyses of primary and secondary data collected, and recommendations for policy and training.

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Sociological Study of Street Children in Ghana: Victims of Kinship Breakdown and Rural-Urban Migration
 Amantana, Vivian
2012 0-7734-1606-4 208 pages
This work examines the plight of street children in Ghana and the insufficiencies of government programs designed to assist them.

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Studies in the Economic History of Kenya: Land, Water, Railways, Education and Entrepreneurship
 Amutabi, Maurice Nyamanga
2010 0-7734-3907-2 752 pages
This book examines the economic history of Kenya from the colonial period to the present, integrating historical methodologies with those of anthropology, economics, education, geography, history, political science and sociology. the book covers topics that have been ignored by previous texts on economic history of Kenya, such as women, indigenous people (Ogiek), pastoralism, irrigation agriculture, livestock, fisheries, religion, community-based organizations (CBOs), NGOs, education and information and communication technology (ICT).

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Taiwanese Policy in the Twenty-First Century - Politics and Culture in a Global Context
 Liu, Leo Y.
2004 0-7734-6414-X 251 pages
This book offers an understanding of the background – both the deep historical background and the more recent political, economic, and cultural background – to the events of the last four years in Taiwan. It also offers an understanding of the unfolding of relations between Taiwan, China and the United States for many years to come. One of the most important points of this book is the range and depth of its coverage. The essays are not simply concerned with political and economic policy issues, but also cultural and lifestyle issues on a macro and micro level as well as matters of a comparative legal and historical nature. The collective analyses of the issues raised in these essays should provide long-term guidance for an understanding of the many ramifications of the Taiwan experience and Taiwan’s relations with the world.

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Unemployment and Employment Policies Concerning Women in Britain 1900-1951
 Laybourn, Keith
2002 0-7734-7085-9 262 pages
This study addresses the three major aspects of Britain's discriminatory approach to women's employment laws which were domestic service, broad unemployment and the links between voluntary bodies and the British state

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