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Public Administration and Disability: Community Services Administration in the US

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Julie Ann Racino
December 16, 2014

Based on decades of evidence-based research and technical assistance, Public Administration and Disability: Community Services Administration in the US brings together the diverse, expert perspectives and discusses the leading efforts of the past three decades in the field of disability and communit...

Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data Is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Response

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Patrick Meier
January 22, 2015

The overflow of information generated during disasters can be as paralyzing to humanitarian response as the lack of information. This flash flood of information—social media, satellite imagery and more—is often referred to as Big Data. Making sense of this data deluge during disasters is proving...

Sustainable Development and Human Security in Africa: Governance as the Missing Link

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Louis A. Picard, Terry F. Buss, Taylor B. Seybolt, Macrina C. Lelei
April 22, 2015

Many new development initiatives have been introduced in Africa over the past few decades. Each of these has been heralded as marking a new era in the continent’s development. However, many of these initiatives have failed to produce sustained results due to numerous challenges, including, most im...

Government Anti-Corruption Strategies: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

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Yahong Zhang, Cecilia Lavena
June 17, 2015

As a political and social disease, public corruption costs governments and businesses around the world trillions of dollars every year. Government Anti-Corruption Strategies: A Cross-Cultural Perspective provides you with a better understanding of public corruption and governments’ anti-corruption...

Creating Theoretical Research Frameworks using Multiple Methods: Insight from ICT4D Investigations

Sergey V. Samoilenko, Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson
October 26, 2017

By now, it is commonly accepted that investments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) can facilitate macroeconomic growth in developed countries. Research standards in ICT for development (ICT4D) are high, and it is a basic expectation that a theoretically sound conceptual...

Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy, Second Edition

Donald Wilhite, Roger S. Pulwarty
October 11, 2017

Over the past decade there have been extraordinary advances towards drought risk reduction with the development of new water-conserving technologies, and new tools for planning, vulnerability and impact assessment, mitigation, and policy. Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management,...

Understanding Public Opinion Polls

Jelke Bethlehem
September 06, 2017

Polls are conducted every day all around the world for almost everything (especially during elections). But not every poll is a good one. A lot depends on the type of questions asked, how they are asked and whether the sample used is truly representative. And these are not the only aspects of a...

Accessible Public Transportation: Designing Service for Riders with Disabilities

Aaron Steinfeld, Jordana L. Maisel, Edward Steinfeld
September 05, 2017

The United States is home to more than 54 million people with disabilities. This book looks at public transit and transportation systems with a focus on new and emerging needs for individuals with disabilities, including the elderly. The book covers the various technologies, policies, and programs...

Managing As Mission: Nonprofit Managing for Sustainable Change

Lori Heninger
August 15, 2017

Managing As Mission pushes the boundaries of what it means to be a nonprofit manager by making the case that managing, as a reflection of the organizational mission – the cornerstone of any nonprofit – can bring about the change nonprofits were created to achieve: a better world for all. This book...

May It Please the Court, Third Edition: Judicial Processes and Politics In America

Brian L. Porto
August 09, 2017

This practical, comprehensive, and engaging introduction to the American judicial system is designed primarily for undergraduate students in criminal justice, liberal arts, political science, and beginning law. It differs from other texts not only by delivering an insider’s view of the courts, but...

Quantitative Methods and Socio-Economic Applications in GIS, Second Edition

Fahui Wang
August 02, 2017

The second edition of a bestseller, Quantitative Methods and Socio-Economic Applications in GIS (previously titled Quantitative Methods and Applications in GIS) details applications of quantitative methods in social science, planning, and public policy with a focus on spatial perspectives. The book...

Capital Account Liberation: Methods and Applications

Ying Yirong, Jeffrey Yi-Lin Forrest
August 01, 2017

Along with the development of economic globalization, many countries have begun to relax their controls on their capital accounts. However, the recent financial crises in Latin American countries as well as the exchange rate crises in Southeast Asian countries have shown that there is major risk...

Land Use and Land Cover Semantics: Principles, Best Practices, and Prospects

Ola Ahlqvist, Dalia Varanka, Steffen Fritz, Krzysztof Janowicz
July 26, 2017

Explore the Important Role that the Semantics of Land Use and Land Cover Plays within a Broader Environmental Context Focused on the information semantics of land use and land cover (LULC) and providing a platform for reassessing this field, Land Use and Land Cover Semantics: Principles, Best...

Low-Volume Road Engineering: Design, Construction, and Maintenance

Robert A. Douglas
July 26, 2017

"Everything that sustains us – grown, mined, or drilled – begins its journey to us on a low-volume road (Long)." Defined as roads with traffic volumes of no more than 400 vehicles per day, they have enormous impacts on economies, communication, and social interaction. Low-volume roads comprise, at...

Knowledge Discovery Process and Methods to Enhance Organizational Performance

Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson, Corlane Barclay
July 01, 2017

Although the terms "data mining" and "knowledge discovery and data mining" (KDDM) are sometimes used interchangeably, data mining is actually just one step in the KDDM process. Data mining is the process of extracting useful information from data, while KDDM is the coordinated process of...

Communicating Emergency Preparedness: Practical Strategies for the Public and Private Sectors, Second Edition

Damon P. Coppola, Erin K. Maloney
June 12, 2017

This fully revised edition of Communicating Emergency Preparedness: Practical Strategies for the Public and Private Sectors includes timely case studies, events, and references to articles and opinions about the direction of emergency preparedness communication. The authors draw upon their...

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