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- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00
In this volume a series of contributions look at the impact of direct democracy on those processes of representative democracy to raise ? and answer ? the question: Does direct democracy harm representative democracy? more...
- Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95
This study, by a qualitative sociologist, uses interpretive methods to examine the impact of auditing and inspection on professional work in schools, hospitals, local government and the police and provides a true sense of what is practically involved in the work of counting, measuring and managing quality. more...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 155.25
An indispensable research tool for academic, public, and high school libraries, corporate and non-profit organization libraries, as well as U.S. and foreign government agencies and news media companies, this brand new guide is the one-stop source for vital information and analysis on every major aspect of government and politics in the Americas. This... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 33.99
Written by Geoff Mulgan, a former head of policy for the UK prime minister, and advisor to governments round the world, this book is about how government's strategies take shape, and how money, people, technology, and public commitment can be mobilized to achieve important goals. It considers the common mistakes made, and how these can be avoided.... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 169.00
Considers national-level evidence for the operation of Duverger's law in the world's largest, longest-lived and most successful democracies of Britain, Canada, India and the US. This book looks at the overall evidence for Duverger's Law in these countries and deals with evidence for the mechanical and incentive effects predicted by Duverger. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 134.95
It is widely acknowledged that we are witnessing a major transformation of public policy making, a transformation which has been labelled as a change from 'government' to 'governance'. This comprehensive volume assesses the alleged 'democratic deficit' of these new governance practices and as such is ideally suited to courses... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 49.95
The ideal follow-up to the editors' previous book, New Public Management: The Transformation of Ideas and Practice, this new volume draws on the previous knowledge both theoretically and empirically to examine and debate the post-new public management reform development in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 43.95
State Management offers a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the new field of state management, systematically examining the key approaches to the study of how government attempts to achieve successful delivery of public services, discussing the pros and cons of alternative frameworks of analysis. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 40.00
The size and the economic significance of the public sector make it a major contributor to economic growth and social welfare. The goods and services government provides, its redistributive and regulatory powers, and how those are exercised affect the way business is conducted and people live their lives in every country. Citizens are entitled to understand... more...