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Edward Elgar Publishing is an independent scholarly book and journal publisher covering the social sciences and law.

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Edward Elgar Publishing is an established scholarly publisher with a strong international reputation in the social sciences and law. We take great care in reviewing book projects to ensure that projects are of a high academic quality and that there is sufficient scholarly interest to ensure relevance.

An experienced commissioning editor who specialises in the discipline must first accept a proposal for consideration. If a proposal is taken forward then the commissioning editor, or under their supervision the assistant commissioning editor, will coordinate the review process. The process can vary on a title by title basis according to the needs of the proposal but the standard framework for monographs is as follows.

Proposals are submitted to three or four external peer reviewers who are asked to comment on the academic merit and contribution to the literature that the book will make. Where appropriate sample chapters or draft materials are included in the proposal.

Our normal requirement is at least two detailed reviews from expert academicians before proceeding depending upon the nature of the work. In more complicated cases or where the author is less experienced this will increase.

The commissioning editor will then collate the review comments and feedback to the author. Where necessary the commissioning editor will discuss the feedback further with the reviewers to ensure that they can present a coherent report to the author. The commissioning editor may also edit the review comments to ensure the reviewers remain anonymous. Depending on this feedback a book is either accepted, accepted with revisions or rejected. There may also be a number of iterations with the commissioning editor entering into a dialogue with authors and anonymous reviewers.

If we are unable to proceed with the project we aim to make a decision within four to six weeks of submission to give authors certainty and to allow them to approach other publishers while the project remains current. We seek to keep authors informed about the progress of the review process.

The book proposal is then contracted subject to satisfaction with the final manuscript. Final manuscripts are read by leading scholars who may also contribute an endorsement.

For individual monograph book series’ the series editors or members of the editorial board with relevant expertise will also approve the book manuscript for inclusion. Depending upon the series this may be part of or in addition to the process outlined above.

Once a book is accepted and checks have been completed we aim to publish the book within seven months. It is then immediately available in print and for university libraries around the world on http://www.ElgarOnline.com

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Contingent Valuation of Environmental Goods: A Comprehensive Critique

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ISBN: 9781786434685 9781786434692 Year: Pages: 336 DOI: 10.4337/9781786434692 Language: English
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Contingent valuation is a survey-based procedure that attempts to estimate how much households are willing to pay for specific programs that improve the environment or prevent environmental degradation. For decades, the method has been the center of debate regarding its reliability: does it really measure the value that people place on environmental changes? Bringing together leading voices in the field, this timely book tells a unified story about the interrelated features of contingent valuation and how those features affect its reliability. Through empirical analysis and review of past studies, the authors identify important deficiencies in the procedure, raising questions about the technique’s continued use.

The Generational Welfare Contract: Justice, Institutions and Outcomes

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ISBN: 9781783471027 9781783471034 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.4337/9781783471034 Language: English
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Subject: Social Sciences --- Social and Public Welfare --- Political Science
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This groundbreaking book brings together perspectives from political philosophy and comparative social policy to discuss generational justice. Contributing new insights about the preconditions for designing sustainable, inclusive policies for all of society, the authors expose the possibilities of supporting egalitarian principles in an ageing society through balanced generational welfare contracts. Welfare states are largely structured around social risks that appear in distinct phases of human life, including childhood, working age and old age. By empirically analysing the causes and consequences of social policy in a large number of countries, the authors show that balanced generational welfare contracts – in which age-related social protection is more evenly distributed across different stages of life – is to the advantage of all age groups, therefore contributing to social justice and welfare state sustainability. The authors offer a combination of descriptive data analysis and statistical regressions to provide robust evidence that countries can avoid generational trade-offs in policymaking and find positive-sum solutions.

Innovation Networks and the New Asian Regionalism

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ISBN: 9781785364488 9781785364495 Year: Pages: 208 DOI: 10.4337/9781785364495 Language: English
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Subject: Social Sciences
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The rise of Asia, as well as the future of regional cooperation and integration (RCI) the world over, will be profoundly influenced by the challenges of slowing productivity growth, increasing economic inequalities and systemic vulnerabilities. Such structural reform issues will require RCI policies that complement domestic policy reform. This unique book explains what drives the regional economic integration of nations and their contribution to national knowledge capital. It also lays out how such beneficial integration can generate broad-based, equitable wealth in Europe and Asia.

Living Wages Around the World

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ISBN: 9781786431455 9781786431479 9781786431462 Year: Pages: 392 DOI: 10.4337/9781786431462 Language: English
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Subject: Economics
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This manual describes a new methodology to measure a decent but basic standard of living in different countries and how much workers need to earn to afford this, making it possible for researchers to estimate comparable living wages around the world and determine gaps between living wages and prevailing wages, even in countries with limited secondary data.

REFLECTIONS ON MONETARISM: Britain’s Vain Search for a Successful Economic Strategy

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ISBN: 9781852784416 9781788970709 Year: Pages: 304 DOI: 10.4337/9781788970709
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Subject: Economics --- Business and Management
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The last 20 years have seen severe macroeconomic instability in Britain, with three extreme and highly damaging boom-bust cycles. Professor Tim Congdon, one of the City’s most well-known commentators, has been an influential critic of successive governments’ failures in economic policy throughout this period. Reflections on Monetarism brings together his most important academic papers and journalism, including his remarkably prescient series of articles in The Times from 1985 to 1988 forecasting that the Lawson credit boom would wreck the Thatcher Government’s reputation for sound financial management. He presents a powerful argument that the root cause of Britain’s economic instability has been the volatile growth of credit and the money supply.

Social Services Disrupted: Changes, Challenges and Policy Implications for Europe in Times of Austerity

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Book Series: New Horizons in Social Policy series ISBN: 9781786432100 9781786432117 Year: Pages: 448 DOI: 10.4337/9781786432117
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Subject: Ethnology --- Social Sciences --- Social and Public Welfare
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Public social services are a key component of the welfare state in most of Europe, although their development trajectories, coverage and legal status still vary considerably among countries. How such services are provided, and for whom, impacts significantly on social and territorial cohesion, gender balance and, ultimately, on the development of any society. However, while much is discussed and written about social policy and welfare systems, social services remain somewhat neglected. Although they have gained a stronger foothold in national legislations and social policy agendas, their status remains weaker compared to education or health. Moreover, because of the austerity measures following the 2008 financial crisis, they have been subject to cuts and reorganisation, which have brought about significant disruption. This book revives the discussion on public social services and their redesign, with a focus on services relating to care and the social inclusion of vulnerable groups. Conveying the main findings of the EU-funded COST Action IS1102 Social Services, Welfare States and Places, the book provides rich information on the changes that occurred in the organisation and supply of public social services over the last thirty years in different European places and service fields. Despite the persisting variety in social service models, three shared trends emerge: public sector disengagement, ‘vertical re-scaling’ of authority and ‘horizontal re-mix’ in the supply system. The consequences of such changes are evaluated from different perspectives – governance, social and territorial cohesion, labour market, gender – and are eventually deemed ‘disruptive’ in both economic and social terms. The policy implications of the restructuring are also explored. The book will appeal to a broad audience: researchers and students, policy-makers, civil servants, service providers, social workers and users’ organisations.

Sustainability Science for Strong Sustainability

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ISBN: 9781783474554 9781783474561 Year: Pages: 176 DOI: 10.4337/9781783474561 Language: English
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Subject: Social Sciences --- Environmental Sciences --- Environmental Technology --- Economics
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The dynamism of science has been catalytic for human prosperity in recent history. Conventional perspectives of the ivory tower model of modern science are, however, rivalled by the failure of humanity to tackle global crises of an economic, environmental and social nature. Operational solutions to these pressures have grown and exposed pitfalls of modern science to date. Sustainability Science for Strong Sustainability investigates core concepts, tools and institutional strategies of transdisciplinary sustainability science. Prominent research programs within heterodox economics, the environmental sciences and transition theory are explored through diverse case studies, revealing challenges and advancements for transdisciplinary research. In this book, the reform of modern science is facilitated by the consideration of action points to overcome the institutional barriers of putting sustainability science into practice. Researchers, students and policy practitioners will benefit from up to date knowledge on the practice of transdisciplinary research for sustainability.

The Tools of Policy Formulation: Actors, Capacities, Venues and Effects

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Book Series: New Horizons in Public Policy series ISBN: 9781783477036 9781783477043 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.4337/9781783477043 Language: English
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Subject: Political Science --- Social Sciences --- Economics
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Policy analysts are accustomed to thinking in terms of tools and instruments. Yet an authoritative examination of the tools which have been developed to formulate new policies is missing. This book is the first of its kind to distinguish the defining characteristics of the main policy formulation tools, and offer a fresh way of understanding how, why and by whom they are selected, as well as the effects they produce in practice. CONTENTS Preface Acknowledgements PART I INTRODUCTION 1. The Tools of Policy Formulation: An Introduction John R. Turnpenny, Andy J. Jordan, David Benson and Tim Rayner PART II TOOLS OF POLICY FORMULATION 2. Participatory Assessment: Tools for Empowering, Learning and Legitimating? Matthijs Hisschemöller and Eefje Cuppen 3. Scenarios: Tools for Coping with Complexity and Future Uncertainty Marta Pérez-Soba and Rob Maas 4. Indicators: Tools for Informing, Monitoring or Controlling? Markku Lehtonen 5. Computerized Models: Tools for Assessing the Future of Complex Systems? Martin K. Van Ittersum and Barbara Sterk 6. Multi-Criteria Analysis: A Tool for Going Beyond Monetization? Catherine D. Gamper and Catrinel Turcanu 7. Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Tool That is Both Useful and Influential? Giles Atkinson PART III ACTORS, CAPACITIES, VENUES AND EFFECTS 8. Policy Formulation, Policy Advice and Policy Appraisal: The Distribution of Analytical Tools Michael Howlett, Seck L. Tan, Andrea Migone, Adam Wellstead and Bryan Evans 9. The Use of Policy Formulation Tools in the Venue of Policy Appraisal: Patterns and Underlying Motivations John R. Turnpenny, Andrew J. Jordan, Camilla Adelle, Stephan Bartke, Thomas Bournaris, Petrus Kautto, Hanna Kuittinen, Lars Ege Larsen, Christina Moulogianni, Sanna-Riikka Saarela and Sabine Weiland 10. Policy Formulation Tool Use in Emerging Policy Spheres: A Developing Country Perspective Sachin Warghade 11. The Effects of Targets and Indicators on Policy Formulation: Narrowing Down, Crowding Out and Locking In Christina Boswell, Steve Yearley, Colin Fleming, Eugénia Rodrigues and Graham Spinardi 12. The Use of Computerized Models in Different Policy Formulation Venues: The MARKAL Energy Model Paul Upham, Peter Taylor, David Christopherson and Will Mcdowall PART IV CONCLUSIONS AND NEW DIRECTIONS 13. The Tools of Policy Formulation: New Perspectives and New Challenges Andy J. Jordan, John R. Turnpenny and Tim Rayner Index

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