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  • Checking Executive Power: Presidential Impeachment in Comparative Perspectiveby Jody Baumgartner; Naoko Kada

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 83.00

    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...

  • Handbook of Warning Intelligenceby Cynthia Grabo; Jan Goldman

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    Handbook of Warning Intelligence: Assessing the Threat to National Security was written during the Cold War and classified for 40 years, this manual is now available to scholars and practitioners interested in both history and intelligence. Cynthia Grabo, author of the abridged version, Anticipating Surprise: Analysis for Strategic Warning ... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 72.00

    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$ 145.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Greener Public Purchasingby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2000; US$ 33.00

    Government consumption of products and services in OECD Member countries is estimated to be responsible for 9 to 25% of GDP. Given the importance of public purchasing, national and local authorities have been paying increasing attention to the opportunities to improve the environment by selecting environmentally sounder products. This publication describes... 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...

  • The Public Sectorby Jan-Erik Lane

    SAGE Publications 2000; US$ 56.00

    The Third Edition of this successful textbook introduces students to the major concepts, models, and approaches surrounding the public sector. Now fully updated to include coverage of the New Public Management (NPM), The Public Sector is the most comprehensive textbook on theories of public policy and public administration. The Public Sector... more...

  • Citizen Lawmakersby David Schmidt

    Temple University Press 1991; US$ 34.95

    "[B]oth an engrossing history and a guide showing how citizens can make their own laws directly, at the ballot box, when elected officials are unresponsive." --Ralph NaderAfter decades of disuse, a startling upsurge in the use of the Initiative and Referendum--law-making by citizen petition and popular vote--occurred in the 1970s and 1980s. In Citizen... more...