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  • Dismantling Democratic Statesby Ezra N. Suleiman

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 37.50 US$ 30.00

    Bureaucracy is a much-maligned feature of contemporary government. And yet the aftermath of September 11 has opened the door to a reassessment of the role of a skilled civil service in the survival and viability of democratic society. Here, Ezra Suleiman offers a timely and powerful corrective to the widespread view that bureaucracy is the source... more...

  • A Restless Mindby Benjamin Frankel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Amos Perlmutter has devoted his academic career to the study of comparative politics, international relations and modern authoritarianism. He has written 14 books and more than 70 articles in academic journals. He has also been a prolific contributor to newspapers in the United States and abroad and offered commentary on TV and radio shows. These essays... more...

  • Implementing the OECD Principles for Integrity in Public Procurementby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 33.00

    With procurement accounting for 13% of GDP and a third of government expenditures on average in OECD countries, investing in appropriate processes to mitigate risks of waste and corruption leads to efficiency gains considering the financial stakes. In 2008 OECD countries committed to promoting transparency, integrity, good management as well as accountability... more...

  • Autonomie und Steuerung verselbständigter Behördenby Tobias Bach

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 36.59

    Es gibt seit einigen Jahren eine internationale politik- und verwaltungswissenschaftliche Diskussion zu strukturell verselbständigten Behörden außerhalb der Ministerialverwaltung (?Agencies?). Ausgangspunkt ist die Beobachtung, dass bei der Ausgestaltung der Steuerungsbeziehungen zwischen Ministerien und Behörden erhebliche Unterschiede festzustellen... more...

  • Improving Public Sector Productivityby Ellen D. Rosen

    SAGE Publications 1993; US$ 56.00 US$ 47.60

    This volume shows how public agencies can be made more efficient and humane, providing practical guidance to enhance both service quality and client satisfaction at local, state and national levels. Examples focus on the issues of quality management, improving service delivery, job reorganization and worker empowerment. more...

  • Government at a Glance 2013by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 63.00

    Government at a Glance 2013  provides readers with a dashboard of key indicators assembled with the goal of contributing to the analysis and international comparison of public sector performance. Indicators on government revenues, expenditures, and employment are provided alongside key output and outcome data in the sectors of education and health.... more...

  • Global Dimensions of Public Administration and Governanceby Jos Raadschelders; Eran Vigoda-Gadot

    Wiley 2015; US$ 118.95 US$ 103.09

    A comparative, interdisciplinary examination of the mechanisms behind public administration Global Dimensions of Public Administration and Governance is a comprehensive, comparative text on the structure and function of governments around the world. Written by two of the field's leading public administration scholars, this book provides an interdisciplinary... more...

  • One United Peopleby Edward Millican

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Federalist and the Constitution, whose cause it defended, were created amid the turmoil of political controversy. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, authors of The Federalist, were not theorists but fervent partisans in a campaign to gain acceptance -- by no means a sure thing at that time -- for the new plan of national government... more...

  • Thinking About Political Corruptionby Peter DeLeon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Peter deLeon argues that while it is often individuals who actually engage in political corruption, it is the US political system that condones or encourages such actions. Once this perspective is recognised, one can begin to understand ways in which the costs of corruption might be alleviated. more...

  • The Innovation Imperative in the Public Sectorby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 20.00

    The public sector has to become more innovative if it is to tackle today’s complex challenges and meet society’s changing expectations. But becoming truly innovative requires deep and broad changes to organisational culture and operations. Drawing on evidence emerging from the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation’s collection... more...