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Governing to Win: Enhancing National Competitiveness Through New Policy and Operating Approaches

by Charles Prow Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 12, 2012)

Charles Prow has brought together an impressive lineup of businessmen and women, reporters, and experts to show how the United States can be more competitive in the global economy. This book shows not only what...


Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

by Howard J. Ross Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 05, 2014)

Incorporating anecdotes from today’s headlines alongside case studies from over 30 years as a diversity consultant, Ross shows us how deeply rooted and relevant the discussions surrounding unconscious bias...


Twilight at Conner Prairie: The Creation, Betrayal, and Rescue of a Museum

by Berkley W. Duck Iii Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2011)

Twilight at Conner Prairie follows the development of the museum, the conflicts of interest created by the terms of founder Eli Lilly's gifts, and the breakdown of the relationship between the museum and its...


Economics of the Undead: Zombies, Vampires, and the Dismal Science

by Glen Whitman & James Dow Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 17, 2014)

Whether preparing us for economic recovery after the zombie apocalypse, analyzing vampire investment strategies, or illuminating the market forces that affect vampire-human romances, Economics of the Undead...


Preventive Conservation for Historic House Museums

by Jane Merritt & Julie A. Reilly Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2010)

Preventive Conservation for Historic House Museums describes the care routines that a historic house should practice to protect the site and its collections from damage, wear, deterioration, and catastrophic...


Private History in Public: Exhibition and the Settings of Everyday Life

by Tammy S. Gordon & Harold Skramstad Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2010)

Private History in Public examines history exhibits in small community museums and non-museum settings like bars, churches, and barbershops and argues that these exhibits promote dialogue on historical topics...


Semisweet: An Orphan's Journey Through the School the Hersheys Built

by Johnny O'Brien Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 03, 2014)

Semisweet tells a universal story about the vulnerability of needy children, describes the madness that consumed his brother, explores the cruelty of bullies, exposes the corrupting influence of money, and shows...


Fundraising for Small Museums: In Good Times and Bad

by Salvatore G. Cilella Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2011)

This brief manual is designed specifically for people running the thousands of small museums and historic sites across the U.S. and Canada. These smaller institutions tend to lack funding and professional staff,...


The Museum Effect: How Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Institutions Educate and Civilize Society

by Jeffrey K. Smith Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 29, 2014)

Museums, libraries, and cultural institutions are opportunities for people to understand and celebrate who we are, were, and might be. These institutions are vehicles for educating and civilizing society that...


Museum Law: A Guide for Officers, Directors, and Counsel

by Marilyn E. Phelan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 17, 2014)

From one of America’s foremost experts in museum and cultural heritage law, Museum Law: A Guide for Officers, Directors, and Counsel is a comprehensive guide to both U.S. and international laws and conventions...


Fluid Preservation: A Comprehensive Reference

by John E. Simmons Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 15, 2014)

Despite the fact that fluid preservation has been practiced for more than 350 years, this is the only handbook that summarizes all that is known about this complex and often confusing topic. Fluid Preservation:...


Life after College: Ten Steps to Build a Life You Love

by Tori Randolph Terhune & Betsy A. Hays Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2014)

Transitioning from college to “real life” has never been easy. Life After College aims to help recent grads successfully adjust to life beyond college. Focusing on more than just success in the workplace,...


The Ethics of Business: A Concise Introduction

by Al Gini & Alexei Marcoux Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2011)

In a field dominated by books that focus exclusively on the perspective of business in large corporations or that assume that business has a moral deficiency in need of reform, Al Gini and Alexei Marcoux offers...


Manual of Museum Exhibitions

by Barry Lord & Maria Piacente Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 07, 2014)

The Manual of Museum Exhibitions is a comprehensive, practical guide to the entire process of planning, designing, producing, and evaluating exhibitions for museums of all kinds. The second edition explores...


Organizing Archival Records: A Practical Method of Arrangement and Description for Small Archives

by David W. Carmicheal Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 02, 2012)

Organizing Archival Records equips non-professional archivists with the skills to tackle one of the most challenging tasks of archiving: arranging and describing archival materials. Carmichael brings this third...


The Care and Keeping of Cultural Facilities: A Best Practice Guidebook for Museum Facility Management

by Judie Cooper, Angela Person-Harm & G. Wayne Clough Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 25, 2014)

Museum facility management is a vital part of running a museum, but can involve special challenges that even knowledgeable facility managers have not encountered before. Museum administrators who need to learn...


The Multisensory Museum: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Touch, Sound, Smell, Memory, and Space

by Nina Levent & Alvaro Pascual-Leone Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 28, 2014)

In The Multisensory Museum: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Touch, Sound, Smell, Memory, and Space, museum expert Nina Levent and Alvaro Pascual-Leone, professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School bring...


Economic Literacy: Basic Economics with an Attitude

by Frederick S. Weaver Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2010)

In its third edition, Economic Literacy: Basic Economics with An Attitude, explains the logic, language, and worldview of economic theory, in a continuation of the engaging style that made earlier editions so...


Leadership Matters

by Anne W. Ackerson & Joan H. Baldwin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 26, 2013)

Using personal insights of the history museum field’s most engaging, innovative and entrepreneurial leaders, Leadership Matters profiles what makes inspiring leadership in 21st-century institutions. These...


Integrating Performance and Budgets: The Budget Office of Tomorrow

by Carl Moravitz, Jonathan D. Breul, Burt Perrin & Katherine Willoughby et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 11, 2007)

Governments are under increasing pressure to produce-and to demonstrate-results in terms of their mission. Over the last decade, countries around the world have undertaken reforms with the aim of improving the...


Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry

by Robert W. Thurston, Jonathan Morris & Shawn Steiman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2013)

This definitive guide explores the many rich dimensions of the bean and the beverage around the world. Leading experts consider coffee’s history, global spread, cultivation, preparation, marketing, and the...


Creating Effective Groups: The Art of Small Group Communication

by Randy Fujishin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 05, 2013)

Creating Effective Groups, Third Edition gives students the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to communicate more effectively and interact more productively in the small group setting. This new edition...


Planning Your Time in Retirement: How to Cultivate a Leisure Lifestyle to Suit Your Needs and Interests

by Robert A. Stebbins Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 05, 2013)

As the greying of our population continues, retirees are enjoying more and more healthy years of retirement, and those years can be productive, enjoyable, and rewarding. This work speaks to those retirees who...


Competition, Choice, and Incentives in Government Programs

by John M. Kamensky & Albert Morales Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 29, 2006)

Since the 1980s, the language used around market-based government has muddied its meaning and polarized its proponents and critics, making the topic politicized and controversial. Competition, Choice, and Incentives...


Global Backlash: Citizen Initiatives for a Just World Economy

by Robin Broad Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 20, 2002)

Global Backlash is the first book to move beyond the monolithic portrayal of the globalization protests that have escalated since Seattle and are not likely to abate soon. With trenchant analysis and dozens...


Food and Society: A Sociological Approach

by William C. Whit Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 1995)

The importance of food is undeniable. Yet, because it is so close and obvious, we often fail to pay attention to it. In Food and Society: A Sociological Approach, author William C. Whitt attempts to develop...


The Illicit Global Economy and State Power

by Peter Andreas, Richard H. Friman, Louise Shelley & Eric Helleiner et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 18, 1999)

Illicit cross-border flows, such as the smuggling of drugs, migrants, weapons, toxic waste, and dirty money, are proliferating on a global scale. This underexplored, clandestine side of globalization has emerged...


Is Your Museum Grant-Ready?: Assessing Your Organization's Potential for Funding

by Sarah S. Brophy Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 03, 2005)

This succinct text provides an accessible, step-by-step guide for small museums and historic organizations to help assess their readiness for the often laborious grant-application process. It includes seven...


Enviro-Capitalists: Doing Good While Doing Well

by Terry Lee Anderson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 2000)

Arguing that Americans should turn to private entrepreneurs rather than the federal government to guarantee the protection and improvement of environmental quality, the authors document numerous examples of...


Globalization and Feminist Activism

by Mary E. Hawkesworth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 15, 2006)

In this comprehensive overview, Mary E. Hawkesworth explores transnational feminist efforts to produce a more just global order. Arguing that globalization is a feminist issue, she considers how social, economic,...


Who Owns the Environment?

by Peter J. Hill, Roger E. Meiners, Louis De Allessi & Donald J. Boudreaux et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 20, 1998)

The past several decades have witnessed a growing recognition that environmental concerns are essentially property rights issues. Despite agreement that an absence of well-defined and consistently enforced property...


Globalization and Neoliberalism: The Caribbean Context

by Thomas Klak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 2000)

How do recent trends toward globalization affect the Caribbean, a region whose suppliers, production, markets, and politics have been globalized for centuries? What is the status of neoliberal development policy...


Environmental Regulation in China: Institutions, Enforcement, and Compliance

by Xiaoying Ma & Leonard Ortolano Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 26, 2000)

Even though China has created an administrative structure and regulatory programs to curb pollution, environmental quality has continued to deteriorate. Are polluters following the rules? And what factors affect...


Hooked on Growth: Economic Addictions and the Environment

by Douglas E. Booth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 03, 2004)

This accessible and provocative book explores whether getting 'unhooked' from economic growth to meet the needs of the environment is possible. Although giving the environment priority over growth may seem radical,...


The Idea of Capitalism before the Industrial Revolution

by Richard Grassby Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 13, 1999)

In this volume, noted economic historian Richard Grassby investigates the origins and evolution of the idea of capitalism to illustrate for readers the true nature, merits, and the future of capitalism. Grassby...


A Guide to Screenwriting Success: Writing for Film and Television

by Stephen V. Duncan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 25, 2006)

A Guide to Screenwriting Success provides a comprehensive overview of writing-and rewriting-a screenplay. Duncan's handy book teaches new screenwriters the process of creating a professional screenplay from...


Grounds for Agreement: The Political Economy of the Coffee Commodity Chain

by John M. Talbot Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 29, 2004)

As the popularity of coffee and coffee shops has grown worldwide in recent years, so has another trend-globalization-which has greatly affected growers and distributors. This book analyzes changes in the structure...


Registration Methods for the Small Museum

by Daniel B. Reibel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 20, 2008)

Daniel B Reibel's Registration Methods for the Small Museum has been the definitive guide to registration methodology since 1978. Covering all aspects of the registration of museum collections, Registration...


A Primer on Business Ethics

by Tibor R. Machan & James E. Chesher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2002)

The authors begin their discussion of business ethics with the notion that business is an honorable profession, not a wild beast driven by crass self-interest.


Environmental Economics: A Critique of Benefit-Cost Analysis

by Philip E. Graves Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 09, 2007)

Environmental Economics: A Critique of Benefit-Cost Analysis describes, in a non-technical, readily understandable way, why the practice of benefit-cost analysis in environmental settings is heavily biased against...


Against Mechanism: Protecting Economics from Science

by Philip Mirowski Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 27, 1992)

'...the history of economic theory at its best.'-EASTERN ECONOMIC JOURNAL


The Technology of Property Rights

by Peter J. Hill, Terry L. Anderson, Gregory B. Christainsen & Mark Griffin Smith et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 06, 2001)

The Technology of Property Rights combines the understanding of institutions and institutional change with a discussion of the latest technologies and their influence on the measurement and monitoring of property...


Perilous Passage: Mankind and the Global Ascendancy of Capital

by Amiya Kumar Bagchi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 1900)

In this innovative and ambitious global history, distinguished economic historian Amiya Kumar Bagchi traces the global history of human change and survival under the sway of capitalism since the voyages of Columbus....


Military Finances: Personal Money Management for Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

by Don Philpott & Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 28, 2013)

This book provides a one-stop guide to navigating the many financial questions facing today’s military in all phases of service:

  • Active duty
  • Preparing for transition or retirement
  • Post-military lives and careers...


A Vineyard Odyssey: The Organic Fight to Save Wine from the Ravages of Nature

by John Kiger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 10, 2013)

A Vineyard Odyssey is a fascinating saga of wine that takes the reader on a travelogue of the many hazards that lie along the journey from vine to bottle. John Kiger tracks the nefarious denizens of the vineyard...


Paths to Making a Difference: Leading In Government

by Mark A. Abramson & Paul R. Lawrence Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 21, 2012)

To understand the challenges of political leadership and how top executives succeed in accomplishing an administration's objectives, business in government experts Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. Abramson present...


Archives for the Lay Person: A Guide to Managing Cultural Collections

by Lois Hamill Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 27, 2012)

Collections management can be a daunting task for volunteers and employees alike. Archives for the Lay Person provides practical, step-by-step guidance for those managing all facets of archival collections at...


New Ways of Doing Business

by Ann M. Kieffaber, Mark A. Abramson, Jocelyn M. Johnston & Steven Cohen et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 04, 2003)

In their introduction, the editors of New Ways of Doing Business assert that in retrospect, it will be apparent that today's government, that of the early years of the 21st century, "was undergoing its most...


The Russian Labour Market: Between Transition and Turmoil

by Vladimir Gimpelson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 15, 2002)

Labour markets are a central element of any transition from planned economy to market-oriented system. This groundbreaking book examines the plight of Russian workers and employers during the first decade of...


Economic Governance and the Challenge of Flexibility in East Asia

by Frederic C. Deyo, Richard F. Doner & Eric Hershberg Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 30, 2002)

This book analyzes the institutional underpinnings of East Asia's dynamic growth by exploring the interplay between governance and flexibility in an endlessly demanding globalized marketplace. In case studies...