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

1st Edition

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

1st 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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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: Judicial Processes and Politics In America

3rd Edition

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

2nd 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...

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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...

Police Reform in China

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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...

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

2nd Edition

Damon P. Coppola, Erin K. Maloney
April 25, 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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