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Race, Gangs and Youth Violence
Policy, Prevention and Policing
Anthony Gunter
“A much-needed and valuable addition to the literature on youth ‘gangs,’ written in a sensitive manner informed by the author’s extensive and close-up research.”—Tracy Shildrick, University of Leeds
Paper $39.95


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Leading Public Design
Discovering Human Centered Governance
Christian Bason
Leading Public Design is a welcome addition to the growing field of public sector design thinking. Bason does an excellent job of explaining how the introduction of design principles can lead to more people-friendly government services. His practical observations from real case studies and the conceptual frameworks he develops will be informative and helpful for public administrators around the world.”—Paul Macmillan, Deloitte Consulting, Canada
Paper $38.95

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Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance
Impact and Practice
Edited by David Sweeting
“A timely and important book on a significant development in city governance and regional leadership; everything you need to know about directly elected mayors.”—Keith Grint, Warwick Business School, UK
Cloth $115.00

 

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Policy Analysis in Belgium
Edited by Marleen Brans and David Aubin
“This is an excellent addition to a valuable series. Brans, Aubin, and their colleagues demonstrate what is unique about policy making in Belgium as well as how common approaches to policy analysis are applied in this setting. The contributions in this volume will cause any student of policy to think a bit more deeply about the role of context.”—B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh
Cloth $150.00


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Good Times, Bad Times
The Welfare Myth of Them and Us
Second Edition
John Hills
This edition is fully revised with current data, discussion of key policy changes, and a new preface reflecting on the changed UK political context following the 2015 election and 2016 Brexit vote.
“A valuable and thought-provoking study which should provide the basis for much policy analysis and making.”—Journal of Social Policy, praise for the first edition

Paper $22.00

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Advising in Austerity
Reflections on Challenging Times for Advice Agencies
Edited by Samuel Kirwan
“Citizens Advice Bureaus operate at the meeting point between private troubles and public issues. By considering the challenges faced by advisors and their clients, this unique book offers a chastening insight into the realities of austerity and recent social policy.”—David Skinner, Anglia Ruskin University
Paper $18.00

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Understanding Street-Level Bureaucracy
Edited by Peter Hupe, Michael Hill, and Aurélien Buffat
“Much of the work of government is done at the street level, where public administrators meet clients and make crucial decisions for and about those clients. This book helps us greatly in understanding that level of government and its importance”—Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh
Paper $45.95

 

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Accommodating Difference
Evaluating Supported Housing for Vulnerable People
David Clapham
“This book is a critical and thoughtful read of policy and practice, which through its examples helps us to see how supportive housing can increase subjective well-being and maintain dignity.”—Janet Smith, University of Illinois at Chicago
Paper $42.95

 

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Brain Culture
Shaping Policy through Neuroscience
Jessica Pykett
“Pykett’s uniquely geographical perspective on the psychospatial connects brain culture to city design, educational spaces, and affective workplaces. She argues cogently for a politically engaged approach to the worldly implications of brain research.”—Gail Davies, University of Exeter, UK
Paper $45.95