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The Death Penalty Today

1st Edition

Robert M. Bohm
April 11, 2008

More than 30 years after the US Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty, it is still plagued with egregious problems. Issues of wrongful conviction, inhumane practices, and its efficacy as a deterrent are hotly debated topics. As of August 2007, two-thirds of the world’s countries have abolished...

Disaster Management Handbook

1st Edition

Jack Pinkowski
January 22, 2008

Record breaking hurricane seasons, tornados, tsunamis, earthquakes, and intentional acts of mass-casualty violence, give lie to the delusion that disasters are the anomaly and not the norm. Disaster management is rooted in the fundamental belief that we can protect ourselves. Even if we cannot...

GIS and Evidence-Based Policy Making

1st Edition

Stephen Wise, Max Craglia
December 28, 2007

Although much has been written on evidence-based policy making, this is the first volume to address the potential of GIS in this arena. GIS and Evidence-Based Policy Making covers the development of new methodological approaches, emphasizing the identification of spatial patterns in social...

Land Use Change: Science, Policy and Management

1st Edition

Richard J. Aspinall, Michael J. Hill
December 14, 2007

Changes in the use of land reflect a variety of environmental and social factors, necessitating an equally varied suite of data to be used for effective analysis. While remote sensing, both from satellites and air photos, provides a central resource for study, socio-economic surveys, censuses, and...

Handbook of Research Methods in Public Administration

2nd Edition

Gerald J. Miller, Kaifeng Yang
November 14, 2007

Describing new techniques and novel applications, Handbook of Research Methods in Public Administration, Second Edition demonstrates the use of tools designed to meet the increased complexity of problems in government and non-profit organizations with ever-more rigorous and systematic research. It...

Business Policy and Strategy: The Art of Competition

7th Edition

Cheryl Van Deusen, Steven Williamson, Harold C. Babson
March 19, 2007

In today's rapid-fire, global economy, insightful business policy and on-target strategy are essential for a corporation's survival. Business globalization, deregulation, mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances, and international joint ventures-along with the new emphasis placed on...

Environmental Policy and Public Health

1st Edition

Barry L. Johnson
December 21, 2006

Advances in environmental protection and public health result from democratic processes that debate environmental health concerns and propose legislative and other policy solutions. Delineating the delicate relationship between environmental policy and public health, Environmental Policy and Public...

Speaking Truth to Power: Two Decades of Analysis in the Department of Health

1st Edition

Clive Smee
September 01, 2005

The Human Rights Act is now in force. Any NHS body that acts in a way that is incompatible with the rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights may be acting unlawfully. This workbook is a personal perspective based on the authors' experience of health service management and the law....

Improving Service Quality in the Global Economy: Achieving High Performance in Public and Private Sectors, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Michael Milakovich
August 03, 2005

Within American service sector organizations there exists a gap between understanding customer service quality improvement (QI) theories and applying them. Improving Service Quality in the Global Economy: Achieving High Performance in Public and Private Sectors, Second Edition fills that gap by...

Drought and Water Crises: Science, Technology, and Management Issues

1st Edition

Donald A. Wilhite
March 22, 2005

Today the world is facing a greater water crisis than ever. Droughts of lesser magnitude are resulting in greater impact. Even in years with normal precipitation, water shortages have become widespread in both developing and developed nations, in humid as well as arid climates. When faced with...

Nonproliferation Issues For Weapons of Mass Destruction

1st Edition

Mark A. Prelas, Michael Peck
January 12, 2005

Nonproliferation Issues for Weapons of Mass Destruction provides an understanding of WMD proliferation risks by bridging complex technical and political issues. The text begins by defining the world conditions that foster proliferation, followed by an analysis of characteristics of various classes...

International Public Policy and Management

1st Edition

David Levi-Faur, Eran Vigoda-Gadot
November 30, 2004

An impressive study of economic, state, social, and international restructuring, International Public Policy and Management explores new patterns and advances in the global integration of policies that result from an ever-increasing pace of shared knowledge, regulations, and norms in countries...