The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be

Fashion, technology, our address, our job, the economy, our environment, what do they have in common?

Бъдещето не е това, което беше

Книгата е за бъдещето, близкото и малко по-далечното с всички спорни и безспорни ефекти на глобализацията.

Energy: Science, Policy and the Pursuit of Sustainability

During the past few years, energy prices have fluctuated wildly, from historic highs in the winter and spring to the lowest wholesale prices in decades a few short months later.

Transitions from Authoritarianism: The Role of the Bureaucracy

This book is the result of a long and geographically very dispersed collaboration among scholars from many countries.

Environmental Law and Policy in the European Union and the United States

This book arose from a long-standing association among the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and the public administration departments of both Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Environmental Management in the Tropics: An Historical Perspective

When the Chinese say "May you live in interesting times", they are doing you no favors, as this is intended to be a curse. The Chinese Empire, which had survived in one form or another for almost five millennia, put a high premium on stability, to the point where the calligraphy next to the Heavenly Throne read "change nothing".

Comparative Public Management: Putting US Public Policy and Administration in Context

In this new approach to a comparative text in public management, Randall Baker examines how, why, and to what extent the public sector around the world has shared in the "management revolution."

Strange Places, Interesting People

"Strange People, Interesting Places" brings together fifty years of encounters with some of the remarkable places, regimes, geographical confusions, countries coming back to life after a long slumber, as well as some of the engaging people who cope with these very "different" situations or just try to understand them as part of daily life.

До София и назад

Professor Baker came to Bulgaria as a Fulbright Scholar in 1992, before there was even a Fulbright Commission Sofia. The challenge — to start the country's first program for Public Administration at the New Bulgarian University, which at that time did not actually exist.

Why America isn’t Europe: A Short Guide

The Cold War gave Europe and the USA a common purpose, and it lasted a long time, from 1945 until 1990. For two generations, this common interest — protecting "Western Democracy from the spread of international Communism" — helped create an illusion of a "common identity". Illusions seldom outlive their utility.

Bulgariana

It is not uncommon for an older man to fall in love with a younger woman, but for someone aged, well, let's say "around 65," to fall in love with a beautiful maiden who is 1,329 years old this year, may be said to be "pushing it."

Environment: Science, Policy and Values

Or, why it is still fun and profitable to destroy our life-support system

Summer in the Balkans

In his travels throughout Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, and Macedonia, Randall Baker finds himself caught up in the paradoxes of a region pursuing a beckoning future of democracy while at the same time refusing to give up its incredibly tangled past. He experiences the zany mix of ethnic memories, madcap activities, and unlikely dreams that pass for history in the Balkans in his encounters with a wide cast of colorful, yet typical, characters.

Moresnet: The Curious Complexities of a Neutral Zone

'The book is magnificent and must have taken massive research. It shows how much better the Congress of Vienna was as compared with the peace of Versailles a century later.' The Late Lord Pilkington of Oxenford, House of Lords, London, February 3rd, 2011

Българиана

В края на 2008 г. Рандал Бейкър се пенсионира като професор в университета на американския щат Индиана и решава да се установи завинаги в България.

Kavkaziana

Randall Baker was born in Wales in 1944, and is currently a professor at Indiana University, USA. In 1990 he made his first visit to the Caucasus when he stayed at the Moscow State University research station in Kabardino-Balkaria, As a result of that, in 1992 he adopted the son of the director, who was tragically killed in an avalanche on Mount Elbrus.

Защо Америка не е Европа: кратко ръководство

Студената война поставя Европа и САЩ пред общи въпроси и трае дълго, от 1945 до 1990 г. Общият интерес на две поколения – да се предпази западната демокрация от разпростиращия се международен комунизъм - помогна да се създаде илюзията за "обща идентичност". Но илюзиите рядко надживяват времето си.

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Strange Places, Interesting People

Strange Places, Interesting People

Written with a British eye for the curious and oddball this book transport you to places you may want to visit, but quite often no longer can; at least not...

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Bulgariana

Bulgariana

On the other hand, when the venerable woman is as eternally charming and fine-looking as Bulgaria, who in this world can blame me? I suppose I should not be so...

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Българиана

Българиана

  Главният мотив за решението му е, че тук живеят повечето от приятелите му, с коитоможе да общува дори без предварителна уговорка за среща, направена седмица по-рано. Много от приятелите му...

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