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  • Political Handbook of the World 2009by Arthur Banks; Thomas Muller; William Overstreet

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2009; US$ 300.00

    There is no other resource that provides as thorough and accurate political information as CQPress’s best selling Political Handbook of the World. With more than 200 entries on countries and territories throughout the world, Political Handbook of the World 2009 is the most authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country’s... more...

  • Checking Executive Powerby JODY BAUMGARTNER; NAOKO KADA

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 105.00

    Baumgartner, Kada, and thier contributors examine presidential impeachment in such varied settings as the United States, Russia, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, the Philippines, and Madagascar. In all of these countries there has been a serious impeachment attempt within the past decade or so. The results of each impeachment attempt vary, from unnsuccessful... more...

  • Fixing Fragile States: A New Paradigm for Developmentby Seth D. Kaplan

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 65.00

    Fragile states are a menace. Their lawless environments spread instability across borders, provide havens for terrorists, threaten access to natural resources, and consign millions of people to poverty. But Western attempts to reform these benighted places have rarely made things better. Kaplan argues that to avoid revisiting the carnage and catastrophes... more...

  • Reinventing Accountabilityby Anne Marie Goetz; Rob Jenkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 140.00

    A deepening crisis in accountability in developing democracies has triggered much debate on accountability and the mechanisms needed for overcoming deficiencies of democracy. This book analyzes a wide variety of contemporary efforts to reform accountability systems in developing countries. more...

  • Decision-Making in Committeesby Nicola Friederike Maaser

    Springer 2010; US$ 109.00

    Political and economic institutions are typically governed by committees that face the challenge to reconcile the preferences of their members. How should decision rules be designed to generate fair and sustainable agreements, for example if committee members represent groups of different sizes? This book uses game-theoretic concepts and models to... more...

  • Transforming Government and Public Servicesby Stephen Jenner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    This book distills the learning from practical experience and academic research…and represents a significant contribution to the challenges we face in transforming government and public services in an environment of ever-tighter finances' — John Suffolk, UK Government Chief Information OfficerMajor public sector IT-enabled business change... more...

  • From the Ground Upby Stephen Kosack; Courtney Tolmie; Charles C. Griffin

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Proposes that the international community's efforts to improve governance would be more effective if it collaborated with local independent monitoring organizations (IMOs). more...

  • Making Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Workby Marelize Goergens; Jody Zall Kusek

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 34.99

    After more than a decade of development investments in monitoring and evaluation few countries are able to regularly report on how effective their policies and programs are in achieving the results they desire. It is not through lack of good M&E design, nor political mandates to support the effort, but from a lack of sustained management and delivery... more...

  • Ten Steps to a Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation Systemby Jody Zall Kusak; Ray C. Rist

    World Bank Publications 2004; US$ 24.99

    An effective state is essential to achieving socio-economic and sustainable development. With the advent of globalization, there are growing pressures on governments and organizations around the world to be more responsive to the demands of internal and external stakeholders for good governance, accountability and transparency, greater development... more...

  • Government of the Futureby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 33.00

    What keeps governments awake at night? - How can governments best prepare themselves for current and future reform challenges? - How can a public sector develop a culture responsive to change? - What types of leaders are needed? - How can governments better communicate with citizens? - How can governments avoid "reform fatigue"? In the face... more...