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- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00
This book discusses the trajectories of creating specialized autonomous units. An analysis of the mechanisms and measures taken for granting autonomy to specialized autonomous units and subsequently to coordinating them back is described. The book shows a range of patterns in the dynamics of specialization and coordination over 25 years. more...
- University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 21.00
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The comparative study of public policy once promised to make major contributions to our understanding of government. Much of that promise now appears unfulfilled. What accounts for this decline in intellectual fortunes and change in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
The choices made by governments about how to reward their top employees reveal a great deal about their values and their assumptions about governing. This book examines rewards of high public office in seven Asian political systems, a particularly rich set of cases for exploring the causes and consequences of the rewards of high public office, having... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 49.95
Adminstrative reform in most western democracies over the past couple of decades has been characterized by bringing in market-based concepts of public-service delivery. This book looks critically at administrative reform in a comparative perspective. The contributors - experts on administrative reform - assess its scope and objectives, and also the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00
Western societies are becoming increasingly complex and challenging to govern, yet the modern state continues to play a central role in governance. This book presents a detailed analysis of the challenges confronting the contemporary state and the processes through which the state addresses those challenges. The notion of 'governing without government'... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 87.00
The past two decades have been marked by a period of substantial and often fundamental change in public administration. Critically reflecting on the utility of scholarly theory and the extent to which government practices inform the development of this theory, the Handbook of Public Administration was a landmark publication which served as an essential... more...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 150.00
Now available in paperback: With a particular focus on the utility of scholarly theory and the extent to which government practices inform the development of this theory, this second edition provides a complete review and guide to past and present knowledge in the field more...