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  • Comparative Public Administrationby J.A. Chandler

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    This accessible introduction to the system of public administration uses a clear, country by country analysis and includes new public management approaches. Including often neglected areas such as the European Union; Japan; Britain; France; Germany; The Republic of Ireland; Italy, Sweden and the United States, this student-friendly volume is a highly... more...

  • How Organisations Measure Successby Neil Carter; Patricia Day; Rudolf Klein

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    Throughout the 1980s the British Civil Service devoted much time and energy developing indicators to measure the performance of government. Never before had so much stress been placed on accountability and performance; a trend which will be reinforced as government continues to devolve activities to agencies and looks for methods to assess their performance.... more...

  • The Ideal of Public Serviceby Barry O'Toole

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 47.95

    A close examination of the ethics of higher civil servants in Britain and how they have been undermined by recent developments in public administration. Barry O'Toole tackles key questions such as: how should public servants behave? how should they be encouraged to think ethically? how should they be motivated to do so? Focusing on the... more...

  • Public Management and Governanceby Tony Bovaird; Elke Löffler; Elke Loeffler

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 60.95

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Social Capital and the Transition to Democracyby Gabriel Badescu; Eric Uslaner

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 180.00

    The concept of social capital has been used by political scientists to explain both the transition to democracy in Eastern Europe and the decline of social cohesion in Western societies. This edited collection presents the latest quantitative research on how post-communist countries are adapting to Western models of society. The book combines theoretical... more...

  • Influence and Interests in the European Unionby Jenny Fairbrass; Alex Warleigh

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 295.00

    Clearly discusses the impact and uses of interest representation in the development of the EU system. * Examines the complexities of representation at EU level, a vital issue for potential lobbyists and interest groups * Charts new trends and issues such as enlargement, Europeanization and Central and Eastern Europe * Contributions by acknowledged... more...

  • Comparing Party System Changeby Jan-Erik Lane; Paul Pennings

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This volume examines the recent changes which have occurred in party systems across Europe. It concludes that parties in many countries are no longer bare reflections of traditional social groups. Rather, the structure in which parties compete is increasingly open and flexible, and subject to on-going change. The combination of comparative and individual... more...

  • Private Groups and Public Lifeby Jan W. van Deth

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    This book focuses on the changing relationship between social and political involvement in Western Europe. Empirical case studies examine how new social movements interact with conventional political structures as individuals and groups experiment with new forms of political expression. The results indicate not a declining, but a changing democratic... more...

  • Citizenship and Welfare State Reform in Europeby Jet Bussemaker

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This work examines the concept of citizenship in relation to social policy, in the context of the rapidly changing European welfare states. Leading academics analyse concrete changes in social rights and citizenship roles, and offer theoretical investigations of citizenship and the welfare state. Issues discussed include: · citizenship versus residence... more...

  • American Political Processby Alan Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 57.95

    American Political Process examines both the formal institutions of government and organizations such as political parties and pressure groups. It analyzes how these bodies interact in the making of public policy in the United States in order to provide an understanding of contemporary American politics. The seventh edition has been thoroughly updated... more...