Policy Studies

A World of Old and New Water Issues: Volume 2, Number 2 of New Water Policy and Practice - Edited by Jeff Camkin and Susana Neto Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Welcome to the fourth issue of New Water Policy and Practice Journal: A Platform for the World’s Emerging Water Leaders and Thinkers. One of our main aims at New Water Policy and Practice Journal is to support emerging water leaders and…Read more A World of Old and New Water Issues: Volume 2, Number 2 of New Water Policy and Practice
Agent-Based Model Basics: A Guidebook & Checklist for Policy Researchers - by Dr. Liz Johnson Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace With ABM (agent-based model simulations, researchers can observe the dynamics of agents, the collective, and the interrelating environment, in relation to policy. ABM simulations are well suited for capturing relationship connections and interaction processes from heterogeneous agents in operation during the policy process. ABMs…Read more Agent-Based Model Basics: A Guidebook & Checklist for Policy Researchers
Avant-Garde Politician - By Yehezkel Dror In this iconoclastic book, Dror argues that humanity cascades through a metamorphosis, driven mainly by science and technology. Radical human enhancement, synthesis of viruses, quasi-intelligent robots and molecular engineering illustrate the emerging quantum leap, as do value changes ranging between mass-killing fanaticisms to human “maturation.”Along with the windfall of opportunities for thriving…Read more Avant-Garde Politician
Bulwarks Against Poverty in America - by Max J. Skidmore Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace In Bulwarks Against Poverty in America, long-time Social Security scholar Max J. Skidmore presents seminal articles selected from the journal Poverty and Public Policy to clear away much of the confusion dominating pubic discussion relating to Social Security, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act. Experts…Read more Bulwarks Against Poverty in America
Conflicts in Health Policy - Edited by Bonnie Stabile, Introduced by Randy S. Clemons & Mark K. McBeth When conflicts arise in health policy, the insights of policy scholars can contribute to crafting solutions to seemingly intractable problems.   Beyond their mere technical attributes, health and medical policy issues require political acumen and policy knowledge to diagnose problems, inform debate, and devise…Read more Conflicts in Health Policy
Criminology Confronts Cultural Change - Edited by Alain Bauer Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Is using the humanities and social sciences (psychology, sociology, law, etc.) to understand the crime, the criminal, the victim, criminality, and society’s reaction to crime a science? A crime is the unique combination of a perpetrator, a victim, and a set of circumstances. Its…Read more Criminology Confronts Cultural Change
Disaster Response: Medical and Health Policies - by Arnauld Nicogossian, Edited by Bonnie Stabile Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Disaster Response offers research and insights from medical professionals and policy scholars to help improve interventions and reduce suffering when disasters occur, whether they result from natural or human made threats.
Engaging Communities for High-Impact Threats to Critical Infrastructure: Dupont Summit 2015 Conference Proceedings of the InfraGard National EMP SIG Sessions - Edited by Chuck L. Manto and Stephanie A. Lokmer Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Engaging Communities for High Impact Threats to Critical Infrastructure provides transcripts of the 2015 InfraGard National EMP SIG™ (EMP SIG)™ sessions at the Dupont Summit and additional materials from the subsequent months. This includes reports from the federal government…Read more Engaging Communities for High-Impact Threats to Critical Infrastructure: Dupont Summit 2015 Conference Proceedings of the InfraGard National EMP SIG Sessions
Engineering America: The Rise of the American Professional Class, 1838-1920 - by Edward Rhodes Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace In a single lifespan in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, America passed through an extraordinary economic and social transformation. Industrialization, urbanization, immigration, and westward expansion into the vast interior of the continent yielded the structural framework of the modern America we still recognize more than a century later.…Read more Engineering America: The Rise of the American Professional Class, 1838-1920
Europe’s Welfare Policies: The Frayed Safety Net - European Policy Analysis, Vo. 1, No. 1: Europe’s Welfare Policies: The Frayed Safety Net Edited by Klaus Schubert, Nils Bandelow, Peter Biegelbauer, and Fritz Sager Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace  |  Open Access Contents: Editorial Introduction to the First Issue of European Policy Analysis Enhancing gender equity through evidence-based policymaking? Theorizing and tracing the use of…Read more Europe’s Welfare Policies: The Frayed Safety Net
European Policy Complexities and Conundrums - Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace European Policy Analysis • is a double blind peer-reviewed journal on policy research in Europe • focuses on policy research a) with an emphasis on European countries, issues and studies (and/or) b) which follows a comparative approach (and/or) c) which contributes to the theoretical understanding of policy research…Read more European Policy Complexities and Conundrums
Feeding the Global South: Food in Asian and African Societies - Edited by Keokam Kraisoraphong Purchase through Amazon   |  Purchase on CreateSpace  |  Open Access The second issue of World Food Policy (WFP) Journal continues to bring together research-based papers by invited authors. Diverse in topic and geographical coverage, the papers offer insightful food policy analysis from the approach of the contributors’ area of expertise. Examining…Read more Feeding the Global South: Food in Asian and African Societies
For Rulers: Priming Political Leaders for Saving Humanity from Itself - by Yehezkel Dror Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace In this striking book, Yehezkel Dror bravely goes where few authors dare, offering a big-picture view of the fateful choices facing the human species. He urges humankind to adopt unconventional survival and thriving strategies, including elevating the future of humanity above state interests, limiting the production…Read more For Rulers: Priming Political Leaders for Saving Humanity from Itself
Future Faces of Food and Food Security: Volume 2, Number 2 / Volume 3, Number 1 of World Food Policy - Edited by Keokam Kraisoraphong Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace World Food Policy (WFP) in this double issue features articles from the 2015 World Food Policy Conference, organized in celebration of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 60th Birthday Anniversary. By the theme Future Faces of Food and Farming: Regional Challenges the articles…Read more Future Faces of Food and Food Security: Volume 2, Number 2 / Volume 3, Number 1 of World Food Policy
Growing Inequality: Bridging Complex Systems, Population Health, and Health Disparities - Editors: George A. Kaplan, Ana V. Diez Roux, Carl P. Simon, and Sandro Galea No single factor—but a system of intertwined causes — explains why America’s health is poorer than the health of other wealthy countries and why health inequities persist despite our efforts. Teasing apart the relationships between these many causes to find solutions…Read more Growing Inequality: Bridging Complex Systems, Population Health, and Health Disparities
High Impact Threats to Critical Infrastructure: Conference Proceedings of the InfraGard National EMP SIG Sessions  - Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Edited and Introduced by Charles L. Manto The EMP SIG addresses any high-impact threat that could cause long-term nationwide collapse of critical infrastructure. These threats include EMP, extreme space weather, cyber attacks, coordinated physical attacks or widespread pandemics. The EMP SIG provides trusted communications and information for InfraGard members…Read more High Impact Threats to Critical Infrastructure: Conference Proceedings of the InfraGard National EMP SIG Sessions 
International or Local Ownership?: Security Sector Development in Post-Independent Kosovo - by Dr. Florian Qehaja Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace International or Local Ownership? contributes to the debate on the concept of local ownership in post-conflict settings, and discussions on international relations, peacebuilding, security and development studies. It utilizes extensive data collection, including public opinion surveys conducted throughout the country, in order to introduce…Read more International or Local Ownership?: Security Sector Development in Post-Independent Kosovo
Iran: Who Is Really In Charge? - by Camille Verleuw, Introduction by Alain Bauer Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Born in a country with three official languages, and an acquaintance with Latin during high school, it was no surprise that author Camille Verleuw became interested in Indo-European linguistics, discovering the Persian language and its local Afghan or Tajik forms. Verleuw…Read more Iran: Who Is Really In Charge?
Israel’s Future Wars: Military and Political Aspects of Israel’s Coming Wars - by Ehud Eilam Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace This book examines Israel’s possible future wars in the upcoming years. It analyzes the strategic background and the nature of operations of those wars and concentrates on feasible future battlefields of Israel in Iran, Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Sinai.  …Read more Israel’s Future Wars: Military and Political Aspects of Israel’s Coming Wars
Issues in Maritime Cyber Security - Editors: Dr. Joe DiRenzo III, Dr. Nicole K. Drumhiller, Dr. Fred S. Roberts Free Chapter Download The world relies on maritime commerce to move exceptionally large portions of goods, services, and people. Collectively this effort comprises the Maritime Transportation System or MTS. A major component of this daunting multifaceted enterprise are cyber networks, and the…Read more Issues in Maritime Cyber Security
Los BRICS y el Discurso del Nacionalismo en el Siglo XXI - Edited by Myrna Rodriguez Anuez, Luis Ochoa Bilbao, and Marisa Pineau Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace En el siglo XXI el nacionalismo sigue latiendo con fuerza y se expresa de multiples formas ya sea en los sentimientos sociales aparentemente compartidos como en las retoricas literarias, las expresiones artisticas, el marketing turistico y en…Read more Los BRICS y el Discurso del Nacionalismo en el Siglo XXI
Mitigating High-Impact Threats to Critical Infrastructure: 2013 Conference Proceedings of the InfraGard National EMP SIG Sessions at the Dupont Summit - by Charles L. Manto Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace The Electromagnetic Pulse Special Interest Group (EMP SIG) addresses any high-impact threat that could cause long-term nationwide collapse of critical infrastructure. These threats include EMP, extreme space weather, cyber attacks, coordinated physical attacks or widespread pandemics. The EMP SIG provides trusted communications and information for…Read more Mitigating High-Impact Threats to Critical Infrastructure: 2013 Conference Proceedings of the InfraGard National EMP SIG Sessions at the Dupont Summit
Natural Gas as an Instrument of Russian State Power - by Ion A. Iftimie Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace “Since the Cold War, Russia has been perceived as a broken nation that no longer represents a threat to the North Atlantic Alliance. This book emphasizes that Russia overcame this major vulnerability by developing the capacity to use unilateral economic sanctions in the form of…Read more Natural Gas as an Instrument of Russian State Power
New Challenges and New Roles in World Food Policy - by Keokam Kraisoraphong Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace World Food Policy (WFP) in its third issue, features research-based papers on food policy from global perspectives, inclusive of regional and national cases. Revisiting the green revolution, a number of articles take issue with the phenomenon through interestingly different lens. This also includes exploring the…Read more New Challenges and New Roles in World Food Policy
Nonprofit Organizations and Disaster: Individual, Organizational and Network Approaches to Emergency Management - Edited by Scott Robinson and Haley Murphy Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Disasters have become a more salient part of our life. Events ranging from terrorist attacks to major hurricanes to heatwaves can significantly disrupt our communities and place the most vulnerable among us at risk. The largest of these events—within seeming increasing frequency—test…Read more Nonprofit Organizations and Disaster: Individual, Organizational and Network Approaches to Emergency Management
Ongoing Issues in Georgian Policy and Public Administration - Edited by Bonnie Stabile and Nino Ghonghadze Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Thriving democracy and representative government depend upon a well functioning civil service, rich civic life and economic success. Georgia has been considered a top performer among countries in South Eastern Europe seeking to establish themselves in the post-Soviet era at the start…Read more Ongoing Issues in Georgian Policy and Public Administration
Planning Resilience for High-Impact Threats to Critical Infrastructure - by Charles L. Manto and Stephanie Lokmer Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace The InfraGard National Electromagnetic Pulse Special Interest Group (EMP SIG) was formed in July 2011 for the purpose of sharing information about catastrophic threats to our nation’s critical infrastructure. Those threats include extreme space weather, manmade EMP, cyber attacks, coordinated physical…Read more Planning Resilience for High-Impact Threats to Critical Infrastructure
Policy Perspectives from Promising New Scholars in Complexity - Edited by Dr. Liz Johnson and Dr. Joseph Cochran Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace The world is getting more complex causing policy problems to seemingly get bigger and become more intractable. Traditional approaches and conventional methodologies alone are no longer adequate to solve policy problems in our interconnected global environment. Promising new scholars…Read more Policy Perspectives from Promising New Scholars in Complexity
Poverty in America: Urban and Rural Inequality and Deprivation in the 21st Century - Max J. Skidmore Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Poverty in America too often goes unnoticed, and disregarded. This perhaps results from America’s general level of prosperity along with a fairly widespread notion that conditions inevitably are better in the USA than elsewhere. Political rhetoric frequently enforces such an erroneous notion: “the poor live…Read more Poverty in America: Urban and Rural Inequality and Deprivation in the 21st Century
Signpost of Learning: King Bhumibol’s Pilot Projects on Sufficiency and Sustainability in Food and Food Production - by Frank W. Skilbeck and Keokam Kraisoraphong Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Agriculture-related development projects in this publication, all initiated and nurtured by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and members of Thailand’s royal family, are presented out of heartfelt concern for the less fortunate and with infinite respect for the future of mankind.
Spring or Cruel Winter?: The Evolution of the Arab Revolutions - by Dr. Alon Ben-Meir Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace The Arab Spring, sparked by Tunisian university graduate turned street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi’s act of self-immolation, is an ongoing, integral part of global transformation, ushering in a new era in which no ruler can deprive his citizens of their basic rights. However, this idealism was…Read more Spring or Cruel Winter?: The Evolution of the Arab Revolutions
The Idea of Neoliberalism: The Emperor Has Threadbare Contemporary Clothes - byJohn Dixon Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Neoliberalism, as a set of ideas, represents the 1970s rebirth—rebranding—of classical liberalism, which originated in the mid-eighteenth century Scottish Enlightenment. This book is about those ideas. It assembles an archetypal ideational construct of neoliberalism, so permitting the demarcation of its worldview, grounded in a set of…Read more The Idea of Neoliberalism: The Emperor Has Threadbare Contemporary Clothes
The Middle East: New Order or Disorder? - Edited by Mohammed A. Aman, Ph.D. and Mary Jo Aman, MLIS Purchase through Amazon |  Purchase through CreateSpace This book brings together edited papers contributed to this volume by presenters at the most recent Middle East Dialogue (MED Conference held annually in Washington, DC, and sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization (PSO), the Digest of…Read more The Middle East: New Order or Disorder?
The Peace Negotiations: A Personal Narrative - by Robert Lansing Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Robert Lansing (1864-1928) initially served the State Department as a lawyer and was known for his work on the Lansing-Ishii Agreement in 1917 with Japan over their changing relationship with China during World War I. He became the Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson, and…Read more The Peace Negotiations: A Personal Narrative
The Public Administrator: Contenders, Contentions, and Tensions - by John Dixon Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace This book is the outcome of a 30-year intellectual odyssey. It focuses on the behavioral connotations of public sector reform. Its setting is the multi-pronged criticisms that have been made in recent decades of traditional hierarchical bureaucrats. Their critics have diverse reform agendas, but ultimately,…Read more The Public Administrator: Contenders, Contentions, and Tensions
Toward the Abyss: Israel and the Palestinians - by Dr. Alon Ben-Meir Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace The Israeli-Palestinian conflict does not appear to be any closer to a resolution, even after decades of continuous struggle. Since the signing of the historic Oslo Accords, the divide between the two sides has devolved to its lowest point yet, which has made the opportunity…Read more Toward the Abyss: Israel and the Palestinians
Triple Threat Power Grid Exercise: High Impact Threats Workshop and Tabletop Exercises Examining Extreme Space Weather, EMP and Cyber Attacks - by Charles Manto, Dr. George Baker III, Terry Donat MD, David Hunt, William Kaewert, Mary Lasky, Cedrick Leighton, Dana C. Reynolds, Robert Rutledge Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace About this Workshop and Tabletop Exercise Package: This InfraGard National Electromagnetic Pulse Special Interest Group (EMP SIG) exercise package facilitates discussions, planning and preparation for…Read more Triple Threat Power Grid Exercise: High Impact Threats Workshop and Tabletop Exercises Examining Extreme Space Weather, EMP and Cyber Attacks
Ukraine vs. Russia: Revolution, Democracy and War: Selected Articles and Blogs, 2010-2016 - by Alexander J. Motyl Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Ukraine vs. Russia offers indispensable background knowledge and analysis on one of the most important issues of the day—Vladimir Putin’s war against democratic Ukraine. Alexander J. Motyl’s articles and blogs offer in-depth analysis as well as a running commentary on current events and historical…Read more Ukraine vs. Russia: Revolution, Democracy and War: Selected Articles and Blogs, 2010-2016
World Food Policy - Edited by Keokam Kraisoraphong Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace   The first issue of World Food Policy (WFP) is one of the three issues for which we have invited the authors of the papers to shed light on current and emerging global, regional and national policy agenda for food. The papers in this…Read more World Food Policy
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