12 Jul 2020

Category: Politics & Social Sciences

Politics & Government

Challenges and Opportunities for Chinese Agriculture: Feeding Many While Protecting the Environment (China and Globalization 2.0) 

This book elaborates on the transformation of agricultural development in China into the construction of a “resource and ecologically sound society”, and the coordinated development of industrialization, urbanization, and agricultural modernization in China. It focuses on the multiple goals of transforming the Chinese agricultural development…

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Enabling Collaborative Governance through Systems Modeling Methods: Public Policy Design and Implementation (System Dynamics for Performance Management & Governance (4)) 

This volume constitutes a first approximation for the use of systems approaches and dynamic performance management as tools for collaborative governance. The chapters examine models and simulations used in some specific systems approaches, which contribute to facilitating problem focus and collective understanding of collaborative governance,…

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Decentring Health and Care Networks: Reshaping the Organization and Delivery of Healthcare (Organizational Behaviour in Healthcare) 

Networks have become a prominent template for public service governance. Often seen as an alternative to hierarchies and contracts, networks cross institutionalized organizational or sectoral boundaries to promote collaboration and the sharing of resources when addressing complex problems. Nowhere is this more the case than…

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The Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization for Social Development (Social Policy in a Development Context) 

At a time when the development community is grappling with the challenge of raising the required investment―estimated in the trillions of dollars―for attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries’ mobilization of their own fiscal revenues is receiving increasing attention. This edited volume discusses the…

Politics & Social Sciences

The Haunted House in Women’s Ghost Stories: Gender, Space and Modernity, 1850–1945 (Palgrave Gothic) 

This book explores Victorian and modernist haunted houses in female-authored ghost stories as representations of the architectural uncanny. It reconsiders the gendering of the supernatural in terms of unease, denial, disorientation, confinement and claustrophobia within domestic space. Drawing on spatial theory by Gaston Bachelard, Henri…

Politics & Government

Culture Warrior 

Bill O’Reilly is the very embodiment of the idea of a Culture Warrior—and in this book he lives up to the title brilliantly, with all the brashness and forthrightness at his command. He sees that America is in the midst of a fierce culture war…

Philosophy

The Art of Everyday Ecstasy 

“Ecstasy is about waking up and finding that you are in love with life.” Most people think of ecstasy in terms of sexual ecstasy, which Tantric sex expert Margot Anand wrote about in her bestselling The Art of Sexual Ecstasy. Now, in The Art of…