The Modern State by Christopher Pierson
Michael I. Harrison, “Implementing Change in Health Systems: Market Reforms in the United Kingdom, Sweden and The Netherlands”
Raymond G. Helmick, Rodney Petersen, “Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Religion, Public Policy and Conflict Transformation”
The Global Politics of the Environment by Lorraine Elliott
Arctic Doom, Arctic Boom: The Geopolitics of Climate Change in the Arctic (Praeger Security International) by Barry Scott Zellen
?The Modern State by Christopher Pierson
English | 11 Mar. 2004 | ISBN: 0415329329, 0415329337 | 208 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
The latest edition of this well-established and highly regarded textbook continues to provide the clearest and most comprehensive introduction to the modern state. It examines the state from its historical origins at the birth of modernity to its current jeopardized position in the globalized politics of the twenty-first century.
?Michael I. Harrison, “Implementing Change in Health Systems: Market Reforms in the United Kingdom, Sweden and The Netherlands”
2004 | pages: 250 | ISBN: 0761961763 | PDF | 7,5 mb
Implementing Change in Health Systems brings fresh thinking and evidence to the continuing debate about market reforms of health care and other public services. The book examines the development and implementation of national cost-containment programs and health system reorganizations in the UK, Sweden and the Netherlands ― countries that have been leaders in health system reform.
The book provides a new framework for analyzing public policy implementation and system change, synthesizing diverse streams of academic research and thinking. It explores the processes of implementing market reforms in each country and considers the outcomes, both expected and unintended. In all three countries competitive reform encountered serious technical, organizational and political obstacles. Yet they triggered important system changes and paved the way for significant new health policies.
The complex outcomes of the reforms included
• changes in the quality, efficiency and costs of care
• growing managerial and political control over physicians and other health care professionals
• increased influence and centrality of community-based care
• Diffusion of ideas and practices from business management into health care.
Implementing Change in Health Systems sheds new light on crucial policy issues that are currently being debated in the United States and many other countries. The book will be of value to students, researchers, and practitioners in health policy and public policy.
?Raymond G. Helmick, Rodney Petersen, “Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Religion, Public Policy and Conflict Transformation”
2001 | pages: 480 | ISBN: 1890151491 | PDF | 1,4 mb
This book brings together a unique combination of experts in the area of conflict resolution and focuses on the role forgiveness can play in the process. It deals with the theology, public policy, psychological and social theory, and social policy implementation of forgiveness.
?The Global Politics of the Environment by Lorraine Elliott
English | Aug. 23, 2004 | ISBN: 0333948521 | 315 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
Debates about the causes and impacts of global environmental degradation go to the heart of economic and political systems and raise fundamental questions about power and inequity in a globalized world. The comprehensively revised 2nd edition of this popular text provides wide-ranging coverage of the international negotiations and on assessment of the international political economy of the environment, normative and policy debates on environmental governance, and of prospects for the pursuit of environmental security.
?Arctic Doom, Arctic Boom: The Geopolitics of Climate Change in the Arctic (Praeger Security International) by Barry Scott Zellen
English | Oct. 13, 2009 | ISBN: 0313380120 | 246 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
An expert examination of the way climate change is transforming the Arctic environmentally, economically, and geopolitically, and how the challenges of that transformation should be met.
• Includes a lengthy bibliography of resources on the Arctic and its history including materials as current as September 2009
• Offers a helpful index of key terms as well as 59 pages of references and bibliographic details
To understand sustainable living in the Arctic, you have to have sustained thinking in the Arctic. You have to live it, over time. As Barry Zellen knows from his years in the Canadian north, those of us who live in the Arctic and sub-Arctic have a unique perspective that may surprise those from more temperate climes. The latter see the high latitudes as cold, remote, and as mysterious as the Moon. But to those of us who live here, the Arctic is home. The Arctic is heritage. The Arctic is our here and now, and our hereafter.