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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95
New public management is a topical phrase to describe how management techniques from the private sector are now being applied to public services. This book provides a completely up-to-date overview of the main theoretical models of public sector management, and examines the key changes that have occurred as more and more public services are contracted... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 52.95
A perspective on the public sector that presents a concise and comprehensive analysis of exactly what it is and how it operates. Governments in any society deliver a large number of services and goods to their populations. To get the job done, they need public management in order to steer resources ? employees, money and laws ? into policy outputs... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
Starting from the principal-agent perspective, this book offers a new analysis of government. It interprets political institutions as devices designed to solve the omnipresent principal-agent game in politics. In other words how to select, instruct, monitor and evaluate political agents or elites so that they deliver in accordance with the needs and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 39.95
State Management offers a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the new field of state management, presenting an analysis of basic questions within the theories of bureaucracy, policy-making, principal-agent modelling and policy networks. Focussing upon recent state transformation, it illuminates public sector reform strategies such as New Public... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 114.95
While some people debate whether globalization really exists, it proceeds apace, affecting all societies. This interesting and erudite book adopts a distinctive approach to the multiple dimensions of the globalization debate. The impressive coverage of philosophical thought including Popper, Weber, Habermas, Lipset and Hobbes makes a... more...
- SAGE Publications 2000; US$ 67.00
The Third Edition of this successful textbook introduces students to the major concepts, models, and approaches surrounding the public sector. Now fully updated to include coverage of the New Public Management (NPM), The Public Sector is the most comprehensive textbook on theories of public policy and public administration. The Public Sector... more...
- SAGE Publications 1997; US$ 64.95
Deregulation, privatization and marketization have become the bywords for the reforms and debates surrounding the public sector. This major book is unique in its comparative analysis of the reform experience in Western and Eastern Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95
The New Institutional Politics is a comparative study of the impact of political institutions upon outcomes, and covers some of the major themes in the new institutionalism. It looks at how various democratic institutions like Konkordanzdemokratie or corporatism promote better outcomes than Westminster institutions. The evaluation of the performance... more...
- Routledge 1998; US$ 140.00
This volume brings together comparative studies and in-depth case studies that research the diversity of party system change in Europe. In so doing it presents a model for change which challenges orthodox views of political evolution. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 60.00
This second edition of a well-established text has been expanded and fully updated in line with new events. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the enduring phenomenon of culture and its impact on contemporary society and politics, and is a book that no serious scholar or student of political culture should be without. more...