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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...

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...

Police Reform in China

Kam C. Wong
May 24, 2017

With nearly 20 percent of the world’s population located in China, what happens there is significant to all nations. Sweeping changes have altered the cultural landscape of China, and as opportunities for wealth have grown in recent years, so have opportunities for crime. Police Reform in China...

Trends in Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders Across the Globe, Volume Three

Otwin Marenin, Dilip K. Das
May 22, 2017

Several years ago, the Trends in Policing series unveiled insiders’ accounts of how police leaders perceive the work they do. These volumes feature interviews with practitioners who speak candidly about their concerns and opinions. They present their evaluations of programs and philosophies that...

Retirement in Japan and South Korea: The past, the present and the future of mandatory retirement

Masa Higo, Thomas R. Klassen
April 15, 2017

This book analyses reforms to retirement policies in Japan and South Korea, especially in the context of rapid population ageing.  A defining feature of the labour markets and workplaces in these two nations, and the lives of workers and families, is involuntary retirement at relatively young ages....

Conflicts over Natural Resources in the Global South: Conceptual Approaches

Maarten Bavinck, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Erik Mostert
March 31, 2017

Inhabitants of poor, rural areas in the Global South heavily depend on natural resources in their immediate vicinity. Conflicts over and exploitation of these resources – whether it is water, fish, wood fuel, minerals, or land – severely affect their livelihoods. The contributors to this volume...

Traffic Simulation and Data: Validation Methods and Applications

Winnie Daamen, Christine Buisson, Serge P. Hoogendoorn
March 29, 2017

A single source of information for researchers and professionals, Traffic Simulation and Data: Validation Methods and Applications offers a complete overview of traffic data collection, state estimation, calibration and validation for traffic modelling and simulation. It derives from the Multitude...

Spatial Data Infrastructures in Context: North and South

Zorica Nedovic-Budic, Joep Crompvoets, Yola Georgiadou
March 29, 2017

In the wake of the so-called information technology revolution, many stakeholders from the public and private sectors (including citizens) have indeed grown accustomed to the promise and usability of spatial data infrastructures (SDI) for data access, use, and sharing. Analyzing the obstacles as...

Eco-Cities: A Planning Guide

Zhifeng Yang
March 29, 2017

As cities undergo vast changes due to industrialization, urbanization, and globalization, environmental considerations assume a growing importance in the urban planning processes of an increasing number of governments around the world. Several cities and regions around the world have already...

Eliminating Serious Injury and Death from Road Transport: A Crisis of Complacency

Ian Ronald Johnston, Carlyn Muir, Eric William Howard
March 29, 2017

Listen: Ian Johnston busts the bad behavior myth. Should we really accept road trauma as collateral damage from daily road use? Eliminating Serious Injury and Death from Road Transport: A Crisis of Complacency explores why societies and their elected leaders view traffic safety as a (relatively)...

Boundary Retracement: Processes and Procedures

Donald A. Wilson
February 21, 2017

The survey and the transference are the distinctive and operative acts in the transmission of real property and, where they differ from each other, one must of necessity control the other. This book addresses the aforementioned concepts by external explanations in order to understand the...

Thinking on Housing: Words, Memories, Use

Peter King
February 21, 2017

If we do stop to think on housing, what do we see? What is housing and what does it do? These seem deceptively simple questions, but they are often left unanswered. The reason for this is that a lot of discourse on housing is really a concern for policy-making and the critical evaluation of...

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