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- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 58.00
Services are the driving force in OECD economies, accounting for at least 70% of GNP in many countries. However, their potential contribution is hampered by government policies that were designed for manufacturing industries. This report shows that policies can be adapted to stimulate innovation and boost productivity in service sectors, with economy-wide... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2009; US$ 14.99
In Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures , Gilles Paquet criticizes the prevailing practices of the social sciences on the basis of their inadequate concepts of knowledge, evidence and inquiry, concepts he claims have become methodological ?mental prisons?. Paquet describes the prevailing policy development process in Canada in terms... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 66.00
An exploration of how information about performance can be translated into improvements in public services. more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 49.90
Van beleidsmakers en politici wordt verwacht dat zij verantwoordelijkheid nemen voor de toekomst van de samenleving door onwenselijke toekomsten de pas af te snijden en nastrevenswaardige toekomsten dichterbij te brengen. We kunnen echter niet voorspellen welke kant toekomstige ontwikkelingen op zullen gaan. Daarnaast kunnen zich in de toekomst mogelijkerwijs... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00
Through comparative analysis this book examines and explains the official rhetoric of agency reform across consensus and adversarial political cultures. It traces the trajectory of talk about agency reform in The Netherlands, Sweden and Australia and identifies the national styles of speaking that mediated the agency idea. more...
- I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 94.00
Hong Kong is at the heart of modern China?s position as a regional - and potential world - superpower. In this important and original history of the region, Steve Tsang argues that Hong Kong's current prosperity and influence are direct by-products of the British administrators who ran the place as a colony before the handover in 1997. _x000D_ _x000D_ The... more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 109.99
The delegation of functions and responsibilities to quasi-autonomous bodies operating with a significant degree of autonomy arguably empowers governments to address a wide range of social issues simultaneously without having to be involved with the minutiae of day-to-day socio-political interactions. Delegation therefore provides a structural and esoteric... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2009; US$ 13.11
Over the last ten years, New Labour has boosted public spending by around a trillion pounds -- that's £1,000,000,000,000 of our taxes -- over £50,000 for every household in Britain. But what have we got for our money? Effective and responsive public services that are the envy of the world? Or the creation of a vast, self-serving bureaucracy that... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 164.95
As corruption is a serious problem in many Asian countries their governments have introduced many anti-corruption measures since the 1950s. This book analyzes and evaluates the anti-corruption strategies employed in Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. more...