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  1. Demythologizing Educational Reforms

    Responses to the Political and Corporate Takeover of Education

    Edited by Arthur T. Costigan, Leslee Grey

    Series: Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics

    There are dozens of myths surrounding educational reform today, maintaining the school’s role in economic competitiveness, the deficiency of teachers, the benefits of increased testing, and the worthiness of privatization. In this volume, the editors argue that this discussion has been co-opted to...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Rewards for High Public Office in Europe and North America

    Edited by Marleen Brans, B.Guy Peters

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Anyone observing the recent scandals in the United Kingdom could not fail to understand the political importance of the rewards of high public office. The British experience has been extreme but by no means unique, and many countries have experienced political over the pay and perquisites of public...

    Published September 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Regional Development in Central and Eastern Europe

    Development processes and policy challenges

    Edited by Grzegorz Gorzelak, John Bachtler, Maciej Smętkowski

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book provides an up-to-date assessment of the main processes and dilemmas of regional development and regional policy in the newer European Union Member States in Central and Eastern Europe and neighbouring countries. It highlights the difficulties of balancing the demands within the new...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Human Rights and the Capabilities Approach

    An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

    Edited by Diane Elson, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Polly Vizard

    Among several contesting views about the purpose of development and how progress should be evaluated, human rights and capabilities (or human development) stand out as two approaches that are concerned first and foremost with the well-being of individuals, their freedom, dignity and empowerment....

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. EU Foreign Policy and the Europeanization of Neutral States

    Comparing Irish and Austrian Foreign Policy

    By Nicole Alecu de Flers

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    This book examines the effects of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the European Union (EU) on the national foreign policies of Ireland and Austria. Small and neutral EU member states provide a fascinating case-study as the CFSP entails a dilemma for them. Their size may create...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Corruption and Legislatures

    By Riccardo Pelizzo, Frederick Stapenhurst

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book investigates parliaments’ role in curbing corruption. In addition to discussing the definition, causes, and costs of corruption and the role that parliaments have in reducing corruption, the authors consider contemporary issues that parliamentarians – and others – need to be...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  7. A Guide to Ethics and Public Policy

    Finding Our Way

    By D. Don Welch

    Developed by D. Don Welch during his 28 years of teaching ethics and public policy, the rationale behind A Guide to Ethics and Public Policy is to present a comprehensive guide for making policy judgments. Rather than present specific cases that raise moral issues or discuss the role a few...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Electoral Systems and Governance

    How Diversity Can Improve Policy-Making

    By Salomon Orellana

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    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 on the relationship between electoral institutions and policy outcomes in order to...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Super PAC!

    Money, Elections, and Voters after Citizens United

    By Conor M. Dowling, Michael G. Miller

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    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...

    Published March 16th 2014 by Routledge

  10. A Complexity Theory for Public Policy

    By Göktuğ Morçöl

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    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...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge