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Understanding CairoThe Logic of a City Out of Control

Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control

David Sims

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164040
eISBN:
9781617970405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164040.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Trying to make sense of the urban giant that is Cairo, this book moves beyond superficial generalizations about Cairo as a chaotic metropolis in the developing world into an analysis of the ways the ... More

Understanding Health Inequalities and JusticeBridging Perspectives for New Conversations

Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: Bridging Perspectives for New Conversations

Mara Buchbinder, Michele Rivkin-Fish, and Rebecca Walker (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630359
eISBN:
9781469630373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630359.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Amidst ongoing debate about health care reform, the need for informed analyses of U.S. health policy is greater than ever. The twelve original essays in this volume show that common public debates ... More

Understanding Prime-Ministerial PerformanceComparative Perspectives

Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives

Paul Strangio, Paul 't Hart, and James Walter (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666423
eISBN:
9780191751462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666423.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Prime ministers stand at the apex of government and loom large in the consciousness of the nations they lead. Yet how well do we understand the variables of prime-ministerial performance, of why some ... More

Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights

Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights

Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks, and Andrew K. Woods (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195371895
eISBN:
9780199979127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371895.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Over the last 20 years, the social scientific understanding of human behavior has taken a significant leap forward. Important advances in several fields have increased the complexity and accuracy of ... More

Understanding street-level bureaucracy

Understanding street-level bureaucracy

Peter Hupe, Peter Hupe, Michael Hill, and Aurèlien Buffat (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447313267
eISBN:
9781447313298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313267.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This edited volume provides a state of the art account of theory and research on modern street-level bureaucracy. For the first time gathering internationally leading scholars on the subject, the ... More

Undone ScienceSocial Movements, Mobilized Publics, and Industrial Transitions

Undone Science: Social Movements, Mobilized Publics, and Industrial Transitions

David J. Hess

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035132
eISBN:
9780262336444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035132.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book examines research at the intersection of two literatures—social movement studies and science and technology studies—and it argues that it is now possible to develop a theoretical synthesis ... More

UnequalHow America's Courts Undermine Discrimination Law

Unequal: How America's Courts Undermine Discrimination Law

Sandra F. Sperino and Suja A. Thomas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190278380
eISBN:
9780190682279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278380.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book describes what happens when workers file employment discrimination cases in federal court, Judges dismiss cases where supervisors grope women, call them whores and sluts, and repeatedly ask ... More

Unfinished BusinessPaid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy

Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy

Ruth Milkman and Eileen Appelbaum

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452383
eISBN:
9780801469503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452383.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book documents the history and impact of California's paid family leave program, the first of its kind in the United States. The book analyzes the effect of the state's landmark paid family ... More

The Unfinished Democratization of Europe

The Unfinished Democratization of Europe

Erik O. Eriksen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199572519
eISBN:
9780191722400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572519.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Democratization

The widening and deepening of the European Union have brought to the fore the question of democracy at the European level. The system of domination already in place at the European level requires and ... More

An Unfinished FoundationThe United Nations and Global Environmental Governance

An Unfinished Foundation: The United Nations and Global Environmental Governance

Ken Conca

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190232856
eISBN:
9780190232894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190232856.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Environmental Politics

This book examines the origins, effectiveness, and limitations of the United Nations system’s approach to global environmental governance. The UN Charter mandates the global organization to seek four ... More

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