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Realist Biography and European Policy
An Innovative Approach to European Policy Studies
The first concerted attempt to integrate the separate strands of (critical) realism as a developed philosophy for social science with biographical narrative methods as a concrete methodological approach.



Spatial Data Infrastructures at Work
Analysing the Spatial Enablement of Public Sector Processes
Ezra Dessers
Ezra Dessers introduces spatial enablement as a key concept to describe the realisation of SDI objectives in the context of individual public sector processes.



Unfinished Business
Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy
Ruth Milkman, Eileen Appelbaum
Unfinished Business documents the history and impact of California's paid family leave program, the first of its kind in the United States, which began in 2004.



Divided Highways
Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life
Tom Lewis
An engaging history of the people and policies that profoundly transformed the American landscape—and the daily lives of Americans.



Empire of Water
An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply
David Soll
Empire of Water explores the history of New York City's water system from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century, focusing on the geographical, environmental, and political repercussions of the city's search for more water.



3.11
Disaster and Change in Japan
Richard J. Samuels
In 3.11, Richard Samuels offers the first broad scholarly assessment of the disaster's impact on Japan's government and society.



New Deal Ruins
Race, Economic Justice, and Public Housing Policy
Edward G. Goetz
A critical analysis of the nationwide effort to dismantle public housing by focusing on the impact of policy changes in three cities: Atlanta, Chicago, and New Orleans.



Zion's Dilemmas
How Israel Makes National Security Policy
Charles D. Freilich
This book details the history and, in many cases, the chronic inadequacies in the making of Israeli national security policy, as well as its strengths: rapid and flexible responses, generally pragmatic decision-making, and effective planning.



Conflicting Commitments
The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston
Shannon Gleeson
Gleeson goes beyond the debate over federal immigration policy to examine the complicated terrain of immigrant worker rights.



Welfare through Work
Conservative Ideas, Partisan Dynamics, and Social Protection in Japan
Mari Miura
This book argues that the Japanese social protection system should be understood as a system of "welfare through work," where employment protection has functionally substituted for income maintenance.



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