Nicholas S. Vonortas, Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation, Albert N. Link , Nicholas S. Vonortas, Eds., Edward Elgar Publ., 2013.
There has been a dramatic increase in expenditures on public goods over the past thirty years, particularly in the area of research and development. As governments explore the many opportunities for growth in this area, they — and the general public — are becoming increasingly concerned with the transparency, accountability and performance of public programs. This pioneering Handbook offers a collection of critical essays on the theory and practice of program evaluation, written by some of the most well-known experts in the field.
David Alan Grier, Associate Professor of International Science and Technology Policy and International Affairs
The Company We Keep, IEEE Computer Society, 2012.
In his new book, David Alan Grier tells the stories that technical papers omit. Moving beyond the stereotypes of nerds and social misfits, The Company We Keep explores the community of people who build, use, and govern modern computing technology. The essays are both insightful and intimate, showing the impact of technology and the human character behind it. This book examines the development of digital technology by describing how this technology affects the communities that build, adapt, govern, and dispose of it.
Technology and the Future, Edited by Albert Teich, Cengage Learning, 2012.
The 12th edition of Technology and the Future, a reader on technology and society edited by Albert Teich, research professor of science, technology and international affairs in CISTP, has been published by Cengage Learning. The book, which has been in print continuously for over 40 years, remains the best-selling text in its field. It includes 28 chapters by a wide range of authors from Pulitzer Prize-winner author Thomas Friedman to poet Wendell Berry and inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. It is available from the publisher, from Amazon, and from many other sources.
Space and Security: A Reference Handbook, Peter L. Hays, Author, Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, March 2011.
This thorough examination of the roots and motivations for U.S. national security space policy provides an essential foundation for considering current space security issues.
The Computing Machines of Charles Babbage, David Alan Grier, Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society, January 2011.
Includes seven classic articles from IEEE Annals of the History of Computing and an all-new essay on Babbage by David Alan Grier.
With original introductory materials, the new essay “Overview of Babbage’s Computing Machines,” and a list of supplementary references, this EssentialSet adds depth and context to seven papers about Babbage’s machines.