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.

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.

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.

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.

Странни места... интересни хора

"Странни места... интересни хора" обединява 50 години на срещи с някои от най-забележителните места, режими, географски бъркотии, страни, връщащи се към живот след дълга дрямка, както и с някои от най- приятните хора, справящи се с тези много "различни" ситуации, в които са поставени или просто опитващи се да ги приемат като част от ежедневието.

In Passing

This is an exercise in nostalgia, selecting those occasions when something rather surprising happened while I happened to be passing through, quite often, unusual places.

Студената война на горещо място

„Студената война на горещо място“ е хумористичен поглед върху нещо контролирало живота ни през 60-те и 70-те години на XX век.

Cold War in a Hot Place

Cold War in a Hot Place is a humorous and sideways look at something that dominated our lives in the 1960s and 70s.

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