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  • Gatekeeperby John Sullivan

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 18.95

    John F. Sullivan was a polygraph examiner with the CIA for thirty-one years, during which time he conducted more tests than anyone in the history of the CIA's program. The lie detectors act as the Agency's gatekeepers, preventing foreign agents, unsuitable applicants, and employees guilty of misconduct from penetrating or harming the Agency. Here... more...

  • Terminating Public Programs: An American Political Paradoxby Mark R. Daniels

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This text examines why and when policies or organizations are terminated, how they can be terminated successfully, and what often prevents them from being terminated. The literature on termination and a variety of case studies are reviewed in order to identify theories supported by research. more...

  • Human Intelligence, Counterterrorism, and National Leadershipby Gary Berntsen

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    The next president of the United States faces innumerable complex problems, from a possible prolonged recession to climate change. An immediate difficulty for the president will be the global conflict between the West and Islamic jihadists and state sponsors of terrorism. The creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the recommendations... more...

  • Issues in American Political Lifeby Robert Thobaben; Charles Funderburk; Donna Schlagheck

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 100.95

    A core text for undergraduate courses in American Public Policy, or supplemental reading in such courses as Introduction to American Government or Politics, American Public Policy Analysis, Introduction to Political Science.  A substantive alternative to typical "issues" texts-which cover too many issues, too superficially-this intriguing and comprehensive... more...

  • Bombs, Bugs, Drugs, and Thugsby Loch K. Johnson

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 27.00

    Johnson, author of the acclaimed Secret Agencies and "an experienced overseer of intelligence" (Foreign Affairs), here examines the present state and future challenges of American strategic intelligence. more...

  • Jigsaw Puzzle Politics in the Sunshine Stateby Seth C. McKee

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 84.95

    Redrawing district lines is arguably the most polarizing of political activities in the United States today. As technological developments permit more and more sophisticated statistical analyses, those in charge of the process are more tempted to gerrymander districts for their own future benefit. At the same time, as this data is made available to... more...

  • Public Administration Casebook, The, CourseSmart eTextbookby Robert A Cropf

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 38.95

    The Public Administration Casebook is a practice-based collection that speaks to the lived experience of students and prepares them to become more effective practioners of public and non-profit sectors by providing case studies arranged around major themes in public administration. Key Features: The 14 case studies are organized by main themes... more...

  • Managing the Public Sectorby Brett Sharp; Grant Aguirre; Kenneth Kickham

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.95

    Debuting it its first edition, this unique casebook contains dozens of brief, engaging case studies for public administrators in public and nonprofit institutions. Inspired by real-life stories, these short cases cover a wide range of topics from affirmative action to human resources to sports management.  Managing the Public Sector illustrates... more...

  • Why Secret Intelligence Failsby Michael A Turner

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 18.95

    Michael Turner argues that the root causes of failures in American intelligence can be found in the way it is organized and in the intelligence process itself. Intelligence that has gone awry affects national decision making and, ultimately, American national security. Intelligence officials are reluctant to talk about intelligence successes, claiming... more...

  • Directors of Central Intelligence as Leaders of the U.S. Intelligence Community, 1946?2005by Douglas Garthoff

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    President Harry Truman created the job of director of central intelligence (DCI) in 1946 so that he and other senior administration officials could turn to one person for foreign intelligence briefings. The DCI was the head of the Central Intelligence Group until 1947, when he became the director of the newly created Central Intelligence Agency. This... more...