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Strategic autonomy under the spotlight

by Frédéric Mauro Grip (August 09, 2018)

Strategic autonomy is the latest fashionable concept, in Paris and Brussels alike. It appears no fewer than 24 times in the most recent French strategic review and there is not a single European strategic document,...


Grassroots Politics and Oil Culture in Venezuela: The Revolutionary Petro-State

by Iselin Åsedotter Strønen Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book presents an ethnographic study of how grassroots activism in Venezuela during the Chávez presidency can be understood in relation to the country's history as a petro-state. Taking the contested relationship...


Maintaining the Momentum of Decentralisation in Ukraine

by Collectif Oecd (June 15, 2018)

This Multi-level Governance Series study focuses on Ukraine’s advances in regional development, territorial reform and decentralisation since 2014. The Government launched a reform to merge local governments...


Divided Cities

by Collectif Oecd (May 18, 2018)

This report provides an assessment of spatial inequalities and segregation in cities and metropolitan areas from multiple perspectives. The chapters in the report focus on a subset of OECD countries and non-member...


Trade Facilitation and the Global Economy

by Collectif Oecd (May 30, 2018)

In a globalised world, where goods cross borders many times as intermediate and as final products, trade facilitation is essential to lowering overall trade costs and increasing economic welfare, in particular...


Working Together for Local Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Amsterdam

by Collectif Oecd (April 18, 2018)

In Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 51.66% of the population was born outside of the country or has at least one parent born abroad. Amsterdam is proud of its cultural and ethnical diversity and actively works to...


Behavioural Insights for Public Integrity

by Collectif Oecd (March 27, 2018)

At the core of integrity is a human choice. Behavioural research reveals two determinants of integrity: the internal dynamics of how individuals make moral decisions and how these decisions are shaped and influenced...


Regulatory Policy in Slovenia

by Collectif Oecd (March 09, 2018)

The OECD Regulatory Policy Review of Slovenia assesses the regulatory management capacity of Slovenia. It takes stock of regulatory policies, institutions and tools; describes trends and recent developments;...


Second Public Procurement Review of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS)

by Collectif Oecd (February 28, 2018)

This review highlights achievements of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, IMSS) in a number of areas – human resources, technological capacities and relations with...


OECD Integrity Review of Thailand

by Collectif Oecd (March 07, 2018)

This review analyses Thailand’s integrity system. It takes stock of the country's recent efforts to tackle corruption, such as the creation of anti-corruption commissions and legislation. Based on the 2017...


Public Procurement in Nuevo León, Mexico

by Collectif Oecd (January 10, 2018)

This review examines the ongoing public procurement reforms in Nuevo León, Mexico: both the progress achieved so far and the many challenges that remain. It discusses the benefits of further centralisation...


Mexico's e-Procurement System

by Collectif Oecd (February 14, 2018)

This review of the Mexican Federal e-Procurement system, CompraNet, assesses the system’s ability to ensure that public procurement in Mexico is efficient, effective, transparent and accountable. It measures...


Driving Performance at Ireland's Commission for Regulation of Utilities

by Collectif Oecd (February 23, 2018)

As “market referees”, regulators contribute to the delivery of essential public utilities. Their organisational culture, behaviour and governance are important factors in how regulators, and the sectors...


Catching Up? Intergenerational Mobility and Children of Immigrants

by Collectif Oecd (January 17, 2018)

Previous OECD and EU work has shown that even native-born children with immigrant parents face persistent disadvantage in the education system, the school-to-work transition, and the labour market. To which...


Pensions at a Glance 2017

by Collectif Oecd (December 06, 2017)

The 2017 edition of Pensions at a Glance highlights the pension reforms undertaken by OECD countries over the last two years. Moreover, one special chapter focuses on flexible retirement options in OECD countries...


OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2018

by Collectif Oecd (March 08, 2018)

The 2018 edition analyses tourism performance and policy trends across 49 OECD countries and partner economies. It highlights the need for coherent and comprehensive approaches to tourism policy making, and...


OECD Integrity Review of Coahuila, Mexico

by Collectif Oecd (October 20, 2017)

This report provides recommendations to leverage the full potential of Coahuila’s Local Anti-corruption System by identifying weaknesses and areas for improvement. It provides a comprehensive assessment of...


Health at a Glance 2017

by Collectif Oecd (November 10, 2017)

This new edition of Health at a Glance presents the most recent comparable data on the health status of populations and health system performance in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for partner...


Brazil's Federal Court of Accounts

by Collectif Oecd (August 07, 2017)

Brazil’s Federal Court of Accounts, the Tribunal de Contas da União (TCU), is seeking to go beyond its traditional oversight role and help improve policy formulation, implementation and evaluation. This report...


OECD Integrity Review of Colombia

by Collectif Oecd (October 27, 2017)

Integrity is crucial in order to ensure sustainable peace in Colombia. This report provides a focused analysis of Colombia’s integrity system, addressing existing gaps and elaborating policy recommendations...


OECD Guidelines on Measuring Trust

by Collectif Oecd (November 27, 2017)

Trust, both interpersonal trust, and trust in institutions, is a key ingredient of growth, societal well-being and governance. As a first step to improving existing measures of trust, the OECD Guidelines on...


International Migration Outlook 2017

by Collectif Oecd (June 29, 2017)

The International Migration Outlook 2017, the 41st edition of this annual OECD publication, analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-member countries....


Services Trade Policies and the Global Economy

by Collectif Oecd (June 08, 2017)

This book synthesises recent work by the OECD analysing services trade policies and quantifying their impacts on imports and exports, the performance of manufacturing and services sectors, and how services trade...


Government at a Glance 2017

by Collectif Oecd (July 13, 2017)

Government at a Glance 2017 provides the latest available data on public administrations in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania,...


The Crew's Pocketbook

by Tim Davison Fernhurst Books Limited (January 19, 2018)

The ideal companion for anyone new to sailing, or those looking to remind themselves of the essential skills. Written in a friendly and approachable way, it assumes no nautical knowledge and uses diagrams and...


The United States of Mestizo

by Ilan Stavans NewSouth Books (January 01, 2013)

The United States of Mestizo is a powerful manifesto attesting to the fundamental changes the nation has undergone in the last half-century. Writer Ilan Stavans meditates on how the cross-fertilizing process...


The South's New Racial Politics: Inside the Race Game of Southern History

by Glen Browder NewSouth Books (October 01, 2009)

The South's New Racial Politics presents an original thesis about how blacks and whites in today's South engage in a politics that is qualitatively different from the past. Glen Browder-as practitioner and scholar-argues...


Life and Death Matters: Seeking the Truth About Capital Punishment

by Robert Baldwin NewSouth Books (June 01, 2008)

A white Southerner from a middle-class family, physician Robert Baldwin inherited an outlook on race and criminal justice typical of his segregated society, but gradually began to question these assumptions....


The Chairman: The Rise and Betrayal of Jim Greer

by Peter Golenbock NewSouth Classics (June 01, 2014)

The Chairman, a Shakespearean tale of friendship and betrayal that rivals that of Hamlet, is the harrowing story of Jim Greer, a man loyal to a fault to Florida Governor Charlie Crist, his benefactor. Greer...


Of Goats & Governors: Six Decades of Colorful Alabama Political Stories

by Steve Flowers NewSouth Classics (August 01, 2015)

Few states have as colorful a political history as Alabama, especially in the post-World War II era. During the past six decades, the state played a central role in the civil rights movement, largely moved away...


Storming the State House: The Campaign That Liberated Alabama from 136 Years of Democrat Rule

by Mike Hubbard NewSouth Books (May 28, 2012)

Storming the State House provides a revealing, behind-the-scenes look into the campaign that elected Alabama's first Republican legislature in modern history and liberated the state from 136 years of Democrat...


Jim Crow and Me: Stories From My Life As a Civil Rights Lawyer

by Solomon Seay NewSouth Books (June 01, 2008)

Civil rights lawyer Solomon S. Seay, Jr. chronicles both heartening and heartbreaking episodes of his first-hand struggle to achieve the actualization of civil rights. Tempered with wit and told with endearing...


Beyond the Burning Bus: The Civil Rights Revolution in a Southern Town

by J. Phillips Noble NewSouth Books (March 17, 2011)

Anniston, Alabama, is a small industrial city between Birmingham and Atlanta. In 1961, the city's potential for race-related violence was graphically revealed when the Ku Klux Klan firebombed a Freedom Riders...


Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama, 1910

by Julie Hedgepeth Williams NewSouth Books (April 01, 2010)

In 1910, Orville and Wilbur Wright opened the first US civilian flight school in Montgomery, Alabama. The Wright Brothers hoped to find a climate warmer and more hospitable to flying than their company base...


The Politics of Presidential Appointment: A Memoir of the Culture War

by Sheldon Hackney NewSouth Books (August 01, 2002)

Historian and former university president Sheldon Hackney recounts how he became an unwitting combatant in the Culture Wars when his nomination to become President Bill Clinton's chairman of the National Endowment...


Stealth Reconstruction: An Untold Story of Racial Politics in Recent Southern History

by Glen Browder NewSouth Books (June 01, 2010)

America seems to have little sense of how the Civil Rights Movement actually played into southern politics over the remainder of the twentieth Century. The common vision is a monolithic struggle between heroes...


Looking for the Future: A Meditation on Political Choice

by Leslie Dunbar NewSouth Classics (March 01, 2012)

We Americans approach-not a crossroads-but a branching of our political road where several destinations are possible. One requires surrendering power to what has become our de-facto governing or ruling class....


The End of Work

by John Tamny Gateway Editions (May 07, 2018)

From the author of Popular Economics comes a surpringly sunny projection of America's future job market. Forget the doomsday predictions of sour-faced nostalgists who say automization and globalization will...


Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen Editions Rhéartis (June 30, 2018)

« Pride and prejudice » is a romantic novel published in 1813. It's a social critique of rigidity of the society from XIX century. The main story revolves around two characters: Elizabeth Bennet y Fitzwilliam...


Adios, America

by Ann Coulter Regnery Publishing (June 01, 2015)

A National Bestseller!

Ann Coulter is back, more fearless than ever. In Adios, America she touches the third rail in American politics, attacking the immigration issue head-on and flying in the face of La Raza,...


Whatever It Takes

by J. D. Hayworth & Joe Eule Regnery Publishing (February 05, 2013)

Whatever It Takes is a wide-ranging and highly entertaining read, in which Congressman J. D. Hayworth exposes the ongoing battle where terrorists seek ways to exploit our porous borders and attack our homeland...


White Field, black seeds

by Anna Kuismin (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

White field, black seeds—who can sow? Although the riddle from which this these words are taken comes from oral tradition, it refers to the ability to write, a skill which in most Nordic countries was not...


The Story of the Three Little Pigs

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

by 50 minutes 50Minutes.com (January 30, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Berlin Wall in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the fall of the Berlin Wall.When...


Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces

by John Palfrey The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

How the essential democratic values of diversity and free expression can coexist on campus.

Safe spaces, trigger warnings, microaggressions, the disinvitation of speakers, demands to rename campus landmarks—debate...


Popular Culture

by Marcel Danesi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 13, 2018)

For courses in popular culture, media and society, and sociology of the media.

Pop culture surrounds us. Its products are the movies we watch, the music we listen to, and the books we read; they are on our televisions,...


Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India Are Reshaping Their Futures¿and Yours

by Tarun Khanna Harvard Business Review Press (February 01, 2008)

China and India are home to one-third of the world's population. And they're undergoing social and economic revolutions that are capturing the best minds--and money--of Western business. In Billions of Entrepreneurs,...


White Working Class

by Joan C. Williams Harvard Business Review Press (May 16, 2017)

• Helps the reader understand this crucial demographic.

• Sheds light on the 2016 U.S. election.

• Helps the reader understand larger global trends around white working class anger.


Redefining Global Strategy, with a New Introduction

by Pankaj Ghemawat Harvard Business Review Press (April 10, 2018)

Why do so many global strategies fail--despite companies' powerful brands and other border-crossing advantages? Seduced by market size, the illusion of a borderless, "flat" world, and the allure of similarities,...


The First 90 Days in Government: Critical Success Strategies for New Public Managers at All Levels

by Peter H. Daly, Michael Watkins & Cate Reavis Harvard Business Review Press (July 10, 2006)

More than 250,000 public sector managers in the United States take on new positions each year and many more aspire to leadership. Each will confront special challenges—from higher public profiles to a greater...