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- University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95
John E. McDonough affords a rare glimpse into the practice of state politics in this insider's account of the fascinating interface between political science and real-life politics. A member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for thirteen years and a skilled storyteller, McDonough eloquently weaves together stories of politics and policy... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2006; US$ 15.99
People on the right are furious. People on the left are livid. And the center isn?t holding. There is only one thing on which almost everyone agrees: there is something very wrong in Washington. The country is being run by pollsters. Few politicians are able to win the voters? trust. Blame abounds and personal responsibility is nowhere to be found.... more...
- RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95
The California Department of Information Technology was to provide leadership, guidance, and oversight for IT initiatives and projects throughout the state. In 2002 the agency?s sunset clause was allowed to take effect and it ceased to exist. To determine what lessons can be learned from states with exemplary practices in IT governance, the authors... more...
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 149.00
Intended for students of policy science and analysts with policymaking responsibilities who want to understand how to solve social and ecological problems with an integrated systems approach. It describes a method - Social Fabric Matrix - that includes cultural values, social beliefs, and institutional rules, and identifies system feedback loops. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 95.00
Offering a perspective on the office of the governor covering all 50 states, this volume, one of three titles in "ABC-CLIO's About State Government" set, explores the roles played by the governorship and state-level bureaucracies, both in managing the state's business and as a component of the overall national system of government. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 95.00
Examining the role of the state legislatures of all 50 states, and offering details of how each of these legislative bodies functions, this volume, one of the three titles in "ABC-CLIO's About State Government" set, offers coverage of American politics at the state level, focusing on how a specific governmental branch operates in each state. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 94.95
Focuses on the ways in which corporations exercise political power, and how changes in the political-legal arrangements in which corporations are embedded affect their organizational behavior. This volume examines the historical and dialectical relationship between the corporation and the state. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 29.99
DIRECTORY OF CONTRIBUTORS GENERAL INTRODUCTION: The Executive Branch as an Institution of American Constitutional Democracy, Jaroslav Pelikan INTRODUCTION: Presidents and Bureaucrats: The Executive Branch and American Democracy Joel D. Aberbach and Mark A. Peterson SECTION I: THE HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE CONTEXT 1. The Evolution of the Presidency:... more...