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- Edward Elgar Publishing 2013;
Professionals often have problems with governmental policies they have to implement. This ranges from Israeli teachers striking against school reforms, via British civil servants quitting their jobs as they have problems with New Public Management reforms focused on cost cutting, to US healthcare professionals feeling overwhelmed by a constant flow... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 31.95
The new edition of this accessible introduction to the important role of the United Nations Secretary-General continues to offer a keen insight into the United Nations ? the Secretariat and its head, the Secretary-General, summing up the history, structure, strengths and weaknesses, and continuing operations of an ever-present global institution.... more...
- CRC Press 2013; US$ 129.95
The south Asian countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka face enormous challenges and opportunities in terms of population growth, localized poverty and prosperity, citizen access to services, governmental transparency, and national security. The first comprehensive, comparative treatment of public administration issues in the region,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95
First published in 1987 this book considers the practical implications of increasing public access to official information in Britain, both from the perspective of increasing Freedom of Information and reforming Section 2 of the Official Secrets Act. It draws attention to the practical problems such changes would pose for both politicians and civil... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95
First published in 1984, this book examines the style of leadership amongst senior civil servants and its impact on administrative reform by investigating the work of Sir Percival Waterfield who was First Civil Service Commissioner from 1939 to 1951. He was responsible for setting up the Civil Service Selection Board which was the key institution... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95
The importance and influence of professions in public life has grown increasingly over the twentieth century but the question of whether they subordinate their own self-interests to the public interest has yet to be adequately researched within a major sociological perspective. In Professions and the Public Interest Mike Saks develops a theoretical... more...
- CRC Press 2013; US$ 79.95
This collected volume provides insights into the theory and practice of intergovernmenal relationships, bringing together 8 case studies from Canada, US, and Italy. The book indentifies and analyzes the experiences of effective coordination among different levels of government, neighbor countries, and different policy sectors. By highlighting the successes... more...
- Peterson's 2013; US$ 6.99
Master the Civil Service Exams offers complete test preparation for the written exam so you can pursue a government job. Math, verbal and clerical exercises, plus four full-length practice tests, build skills and confidence, while experts in the field provide an inside scoop on how to become a first-rate job candidate. You will also find up-to-date... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00
Complexity theory has become popular in the natural and social sciences over the last few decades as a result of the advancements in our understanding of the complexities in natural and social phenomena. Concepts and methods of complexity theory have been applied by scholars of public affairs in North America and Europe, but a comprehensive framework... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00
The lack of significant improvement in people?s health status and other mounting health challenges in China raise a puzzling question about the country?s internal transition: why did the reform-induced dynamics produce an economic miracle, but fail to reproduce the success Mao had achieved in the health sector? This book examines the political and... more...