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  • Surveillance, Transparency, and Democracyby Akhlaque Haque

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    In this well-informed yet anxious age, public administrators have constructed vast cisterns that collect and interpret a meteoric shower of facts. In  Surveillance, Transparency, and Democracy , Akhlaque Haque demonstrates that this pervasive use and increasing dependence on information technology (IT) enables sophisticated and well-intentioned... more...

  • The Idea of Good Governance and the Politics of the Global Southby Haroon A. Khan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    One of the major objectives of good governance is human development. Many worry that without good governance, many developing countries may become failed states. Using one of the worst industrial disasters in Bangladesh to date, Haroon A. Khan helps further our understanding of the importance of bureaucratic capacity for achieving good governance... more...

  • The Public Administration Theory Primerby H. George Frederickson; Kevin B. Smith; Christopher W. Larimer; Michael J. Licari

    Westview Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    A comprehensive guide to the key theories in contemporary public administration, from rational choice to postmodern approaches. more...

  • The Once and Future Kingby F. H. Buckley

    Encounter Books 2015; US$ 17.99

    This remarkable book shatters just about every myth surrounding American government, the Constitution, and the Founding Fathers, and offers the clearest warning about the alarming rise of one-man rule in the age of Obama. Most Americans believe that this country uniquely protects liberty, that it does so because of its Constitution, and that for... more...

  • Building a Legislative-Centered Public Administrationby David Rosenbloom

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Before 1946 the congressional role in public administration had been limited to authorization, funding, and review of federal administrative operations, which had grown rapidly as a result of the New Deal and the Second World War. But in passing the Administrative Procedure Act and the Legislative Reorganization Act that pivotal year, Congress self-consciously... more...

  • Government Anti-Corruption Strategiesby Yahong Zhang; Cecilia Lavena

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 89.95

    As a political and social disease, public corruption costs governments and businesses around the world trillions of dollars every year. Government Anti-Corruption Strategies: A Cross-Cultural Perspective provides you with a better understanding of public corruption and governments? anti-corruption practices. It outlines a general framework of... more...

  • Red Tapeby Herbert Kaufman; Philip K. Howard

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    Death, taxes, and red tape. The inevitable trio no one can escape. That wry sense of reality colors Herbert Kaufman's classic study of red tape, the bureaucratic phenomenon that all of us have encountered in some form?from the confounding tax form filled out annually to the maddeningly time-consuming wait at the driver's license bureau. The complaints... more...

  • Streitschrift Die Irrtümer des Kremlsby Süddeutscher Verlag GmbH

    Verlagsgruppe Hüthig Jehle Rehm 2015; US$ 3.63

    Bedeutet der Anschluss der Krim an Russland die Wiederherstellung der historischen Gerechtigkeit? Kämpfen im Industriegebiet Donbass Russen für die Befreiung von ukrainischer Repression? Hat die Nato den blutigen Konflikt geschürt?Diese Fragen werden auch in der Bundesrepublik heftig diskutiert, sie bestimmen die Linien der Außenpolitik. Thomas Urban,... more...

  • Konkurrenzen im öffentlichen Dienstby Helmut Schnellenbach

    Verlagsgruppe Hüthig Jehle Rehm 2015; US$ 46.88

    Stellen im öffentlichen Dienst sind aufgrund der Haushaltslage der öffentlichen Hand nicht mehr in der Anzahl verfügbar wie in früheren Zeiten. Neu oder wieder zu besetzende Stellen sind daher bei den Bewerbern häufig umkämpft ? das letzte Mittel für unterlegene Bewerber, die begehrte Stelle doch noch zu bekommen, ist es daher, Rechtsschutz in Anspruch... more...

  • Building Blocsby Cedric de Leon; Manali Desai; Cihan Tugal

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Do political parties merely represent divisions in society? Until now, scholars and other observers have generally agreed that they do. But Building Blocs argues the reverse: that some political parties in fact shape divisions as they struggle to remake the social order. Drawing on the contributors' expertise in Indonesia, India, the United States,... more...