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  • Bring Back the Bureaucratsby John DiIulio

    Templeton Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    In Bring Back the Bureaucrats , John J. DiIulio Jr., one of America?s most respected political scientists and an adviser to presidents in both parties, summons the facts and statistics to show us how America?s big government actually works and why reforms that include adding a million more people to the federal workforce by 2035 might actually help... more...

  • The purpose of planningby Yvonne Rydin

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    Planning is an important aspect of policy making. This book looks at a range of issues to unlock the purpose of planning, ideal for students and practitioners alike. more...

  • The Australian Policy Handbookby Catherine Althaus; Peter Bridgman; Glyn Davis

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 45.45

    A thoroughly revised new edition of the authoritative guide to the process of policy making in government. more...

  • Beyond Regionalism?by Prof Dr Cilja Harders; Professor Matteo Legrenzi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    This volume offers refined theoretical models and approaches which are attuned to the new dynamics and contradictions of a wide range of regionalist projects in the contemporary Middle East. Case studies of the most important regional organizations in different policy fields offer comprehensive overviews of the main actors, institutions, historical... more...

  • The Party Decidesby Marty Cohen; David Karol; Hans Noel; John Zaller

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    Throughout the contest for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, politicians and voters alike worried that the outcome might depend on the preferences of unelected superdelegates. This concern threw into relief the prevailing notion that?such unusually competitive cases notwithstanding?people, rather than parties, should and do control presidential... more...

  • International Handbook of Public Management Reformby Shaun Goldfinch; Joe L. Wallis

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 60.00

    A study of the history and development of international public management reform. It evaluates whether countries are converging towards a single public management model. It also investigates various issues surrounding leadership, e-government, accountability and computer systems failure facing reformers. more...

  • How Information Mattersby Kathleen Hale

    Georgetown University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    How Information Matters examines the ways a network of state and local governments and nonprofit organizations can enhance the capacity for successful policy change by public administrators. Hale examines drug courts, programs that typify the highly networked, collaborative environment of public administrators today. These "special dockets"... more...

  • Policy, Performance and Management in Governance and Intergovernmental Relationsby Edoardo Ongaro; Andrew Massey; Marc Holzer; E. Wayenberg

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    This innovative book presents a transatlantic comparison of governance and Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) policy, performance and management. By examining both analytical and empirical differences and similarities between the European Union and the United States, this comprehensive book provides a better understanding of (inter) governmental systems,... more...

  • Creating Adaptive Policiesby Darren Swanson; Suruchi Bhadwal

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 29.95

    Today’s policy-maker has a tough job to do. Policies that cannot perform effectively under today’s complex, dynamic and uncertain conditions run the risk of not achieving their intended purpose. Instead of helping, they may actually hinder the ability of individuals, communities and businesses to cope with and adapt to change. Creating Adaptive... more...

  • Public Administration in East Asiaby Evan M. Berman

    CRC Press 2010; US$ 199.95

    Written by leading experts, Public Administration in East Asia: Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan examines the inner workings of governments in East Asia, in particular its public administration and related public policy processes. It focuses on the apparatus of government ? the agencies, their values, context, and policies within which... more...