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- Edward Elgar Publishing 2001; US$ 40.00
?Success and Failure in Public Governance fills a void . . . This valuable book should . . . prompt research that moves away from the present, somewhat static, institutional analysis toward studies that focus on political actors and their crafting of strategies that more or less successfully meet policy challenges that always contain a poisonous mixture... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 26.95
Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 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 intellectual fashion? Comparing Public Bureaucracies seeks to... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00
Making effective public policies is a difficult task, but considering policymaking as a problem of design analogous to architecture or engineering can assist in that process. This book outlines three vital components of policy design: understanding the causes behind the problem being addressed; identifying means of intervention, including selection... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; 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 2008; US$ 54.95
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$ 120.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
Written by a leading authority in the field, this comprehensive exploration of the political and policy-making roles of public bureaucracies is now available in a fully revised sixth edition, offering extensive, well documented comparative analysis of the effects of politics on bureaucracy. New to the 6 th edition: More international case studies... more...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 84.00
Known for providing a trusted and comprehensive overview of the policy process, B. Guy Peters walks students through governmental structures and policy-making procedures, while efficiently covering a wide swath of policy areas. He then concludes with a look at both cost-benefit analysis and ethical analysis. Framed in context of the aftermath of... more...
- SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 79.00
Voting and elections are often considered the most entertaining aspect of politics, but it is public policy that has the most direct impact on citizens' lives. As shown by recent debates over healthcare reform, drug policy, and abortion, policy changes can be dramatic, hotly contested events. The Tenth Edition of American Public Policy: Promise... more...