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David J. Maurrasse

This important book focuses on particular aspects of the development and implementation of community partnerships based in – and focused – on neighborhoods, municipalities, and regions. Throughout the book, David J. Maurrasse stresses the importance of philanthropy and representation from different types of organizations across public, private, and nongovernmental spectrums.
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Edited by Alistair S. Duff

This comprehensive and innovative Research Handbook tackles the pressing issues confronting us at the dawn of the global network society, including freedom of speech, government transparency and the digital divide. Engaging with controversial problems of public policy including freedom of expression, copyright and information inequality, the Research Handbook on Information Policy offers a well-rounded exploration of the history and future of this vital field.
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Edited by Lukas Hakelberg and Laura Seelkopf

This comprehensive Handbook provides an insight into the main concepts and academic debates on taxation from a political science perspective. Providing a background to current debates on green taxation, taxation and inequality, taxation and gender, tax evasion and avoidance, and tax compliance, it offers potential avenues for future research.
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Planned Urban Development

Learning from Town Expansion Schemes in the UK and Europe

Chris Couch

Using case studies from the UK and Europe, Chris Couch examines the nature and achievements of the expanded towns programmes that emerged in the mid-20th century to accommodate population growth and overspill from densely populated urban areas. Thought-provoking insights into lessons to be learnt are provided, alongside arguments for further planned expansion of smaller towns today.
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Elizabeth A. Nelson

While a number of movements seek state secession, the majority never achieves internationally recognized statehood. Paradoxically, some movements that have succeeded have had weaker claims to statehood than many movements that have failed. Regional Politics and State Secession seeks to explain the variation in outcomes for secessionist movements. Why do some movements succeed when so many fail?
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Edited by Habib Zafarullah and Ahmed S. Huque

This authoritative Handbook provides a thorough exploration of development policy from both scholarly and practical perspectives and offers insights into the policy process dynamics and a range of specific policy issues, including corruption and network governance.
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Marijke Breuning and John Ishiyama

Providing an insightful and comprehensive introduction to the world of journal publishing within the fields of political science and international relations, this book offers in-depth guidance to maximize the likelihood of publishing success. Using their extensive experience as journal editors, Marijke Breuning and John Ishiyama also include crucial advice on how to select an appropriate journal, revise manuscripts, and how to increase the impact of published work 
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Living with Pandemics

Places, People and Policy

Edited by John R. Bryson, Lauren Andres, Aksel Ersoy and Louise Reardon

Providing an integrated and multi-level analysis of the impacts of COVID-19 on people, place, economies and policies, across the globe, this timely book explores how the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic combines failure with success. It focuses on exploring rapid adaptation and improvisation by individuals, organisations, and governments as they attempted to minimise and mitigate the socio-economic and health impacts of the pandemic.
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Platform Economy Puzzles

A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Gig Work

Edited by Jeroen Meijerink, Giedo Jansen and Victoria Daskalova

Searching for paid tasks via digital labour platforms, such as Uber, Deliveroo and Fiverr, has become a global phenomenon and the regular source of income for millions of people. In the advent of digital labour platforms, this insightful book sheds new light on familiar questions about tensions between competition and cooperation, short-term gains and long-term success, and private benefits and public costs. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge from a range of disciplines, including law, management, psychology, economics, sociology and geography, it pieces together a nuanced picture of the societal challenges posed by the platform economy.
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Mervyn K. Lewis

Public private partnerships (PPPs) have been a controversial approach to procuring public infrastructure services. Against a background of recent trenchant criticism of PPPs, Mervyn K. Lewis, a leading scholar in the area, re-examines their utility. He questions what PPPs can and cannot do, why governments choose this route and whether PPPs can ever be good value for money.