Public Administration and Disability: Community Services Administration in the US
Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data Is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Response
Sustainable Development and Human Security in Africa: Governance as the Missing Link
Constructing Metropolitan Space: Actors, Policies and Processes of Rescaling in World Metropolises
Understanding Community Economic Growth and Decline: Strategies for Sustainable Development
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...
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...
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...
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...
Jill Simone Gross, Enrico Gualini, Lin Ye
November 15, 2018
There is little question today that processes of globalization affect national and local economies, governance processes, and conditions for economic competitiveness in the major urban regions of the world. In most liberal-democratic countries, these processes are occurring according to a...
Puneet Kumar, Vinod Kumar Jain, Kumar Sambhav Pareek
October 24, 2018
This book focuses on the three inevitable facets of e-government, namely policies, processes and technologies. The policies discusses the genesis and revitalization of government policies; processes talks about ongoing e-government practices across developing countries; technology reveals...
Velma I. Grover, Gail Krantzberg
September 13, 2018
The Lake Governance book will focus on comparative analysis of governance structures by examining policy, legal and institutional structures of current transboundary commissions to develop a common framework for good governance of transboundary lakes. Cooperation among nations sharing natural...
Anamika Barua, Vishal Narain, Sumit Vij
September 04, 2018
Climate change in this book is seen not only as an environmental problem but as a societal challenge too and as such discusses the governance issues from an interdisciplinary approach and across different scales: local, state, and national. Drawing governance lessons from case studies across South...
August 14, 2018
Philosophy is not usually seen as a guidance for modern housing policy, but in this new book, Dr Helen Taylor argues that there is something innovative, unusual, and worth discussing about the application of philosophy to housing. The philosophical framework used within this book is John Rawls’...
July 27, 2018
This book presents a new approach to housing research, one that is relevant to all the social sciences. Housing research is diverse and operates across many disciplines, approaches and methods making collaboration difficult. This book outlines a methodological framework that enables researchers...
July 26, 2018
Traditional valuation approaches are increasingly recognised as being insufficient to address the wicked valuation problems of the diverse peoples and groups that inhabit the globe from north, south, east to west. This book demonstrates the limitations of science and, in particular economics, as...
Michèle Pezzagno, Maurizio Tira
July 16, 2018
Today, citizens advocate greater environmental sustainability, better services and the improvement of urban quality by promoting safer mobility, especially for the most vulnerable road users. Addressing these issues, Town and Infrastructure Planning for Safety and Urban Quality contains papers...
Clinton Aigbavboa, Wellington Thwala
July 12, 2018
This book explores residential satisfaction and housing policy trends in developing nations by using subsidised low-income housing examples in South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria as case studies. While there has been much documentation on the formation of residential satisfaction and the evolution of...
Richard J. Wilman, Christopher J. Newman
June 15, 2018
This book brings together diverse new perspectives on current and emerging themes in space risk, covering both the threats to Earth-based activities arising from space events (natural and man-made), and those inherent in space activity itself. Drawing on the latest research, the opening chapters...
Gerald L. Gordon
June 12, 2018
This book presents a fully comprehensive look at what all communities—large and small, urban and rural—can do to grow and sustain their local economic bases. It examines the causes of economic decline for localities as well as the economic “product” being marketed to employers, the process of...
May 14, 2018
The book exposes many of the misunderstandings about the scientific method and its application to critical thinking. It argues for a better understanding of the scientific method and for nurturing critical thinking in the community. This knowledge helps the reader to analyze issues more objectively...
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