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  • The Art of Public Strategyby Geoff Mulgan

    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...

  • Governance and the Democratic Deficitby Victor Bekkers; Geske Dijkstra; Arthur Edwards

    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...

  • Transcending New Public Managementby Tom Christensen; Per Lægreid

    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...

  • State Managementby Jan-Erik Lane

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 43.95

    State Management offers a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the new field of state management, presenting an analysis of basic questions within the theories of bureaucracy, policy-making, principal-agent modelling and policy networks. Focussing upon recent state transformation, it illuminates public sector reform strategies such as New Public... more...

  • Regionalism and the Stateby Gordon Mace

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 119.95

    Empirically rich with highly detailed case studies on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), this comprehensive volume studies the relationship between regionalism and state behaviour. more...

  • Measuring Government Activityby OECD Publishing

    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...

  • Reflections on Public Administrationby John Merriman Gaus

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    “In this classic, Gaus writes perceptively of the ‘ecology’ of public administration and its relationship to the rise of the administrative state. He recounts how crises and changes in people, place, physical technology, social technology, and philosophy in the first half of the 20th century led citizens repeatedly to look to government... more...

  • Managing Civil-Military Cooperationby Sebastiaan J.H. Rietjens; Myriame T.I.B. Bollen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 59.95

    Civil–military cooperation has always been a key factor in both peace and conflict situations, and is vital in today's political climate. This indispensable volume analyzes the various types of civil–military cooperation across different settings and contexts, to include humanitarian operations as well as stability and reconstruction... more...

  • Democratic Control of Intelligence Servicesby Hans Born; Marina Caparini

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 134.95

    This comprehensive volume discusses the various challenges of establishing and maintaining accountable and democratically controlled intelligence services, drawing both from states with well-established democratic systems and those emerging from authoritarian systems and in transition towards democracy. more...

  • The Politics of Self-Governanceby Eva Sørensen; Peter Triantafillou

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    This volume examines the emergence, causes and consequences of the politics of self-governance both within relevant social science theorizing and in the everyday life production of public governance in various policy areas. more...