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  • Government Accountability and Legislative Oversightby Riccardo Pelizzo; Frederick Stapenhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.00

    The purpose of the book is to investigate parliaments? capacity to oversee government activities, policies and budget legislation. By analysing the survey data that the World Bank Institute in collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary Union collected from 120 parliaments, Pelizzo and Stapenhurst show what tools are available to parliaments worldwide,... more...

  • Corruption and Legislaturesby Riccardo Pelizzo; Frederick Stapenhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.00

    This book investigates parliaments? role in curbing corruption. In addition to discussing the definition, causes, and costs of corruption and the role that parliaments have in reducing corruption, the authors consider contemporary issues that parliamentarians ? and others ? need to be aware of. These include the importance of broad-based coalitions... more...

  • The Language of Public Administrationby David John Farmer

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Coping with the practical problems of bureaucracy is hampered by the limited self-conception and the constricted mindsets of mainstream public administration thinking. Modernist public administration theory, although valuable and capable of producing ever more remarkable results, is limiting as an explanatory and catalytic force in resolving fundamental... more...

  • Comparative Public Administrationby J.A. Chandler

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    This accessible introduction to the system of public administration uses a clear, country by country analysis and includes new public management approaches. Including often neglected areas such as the European Union; Japan; Britain; France; Germany; The Republic of Ireland; Italy, Sweden and the United States, this student-friendly volume is a highly... more...

  • Culture and the Politics of Third World Nationalismby Dawa Norbu

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 190.00

    Nationalism in specific political systems combined with a theoretical framework that draws out its universal significance. Ten case studies from South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe focus on local cultural factors. more...

  • Politicians, Bureaucrats and Administrative Reformby B. Guy Peters; Jon Pierre

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Adminstrative reform in most western democracies over the past couple of decades has been characterized by bringing in market-based concepts of public-service delivery. This book looks critically at administrative reform in a comparative perspective. The contributors - experts on administrative reform - assess its scope and objectives, and also the... more...

  • Public Management and Governanceby Tony Bovaird; Elke Löffler; Elke Loeffler

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 60.95

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Estimating the Policy Position of Political Actorsby Michael Laver

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 150.00

    This book gives an up to date reference on the state of the art in this highly important methodological area, which is central both to theoretical models of party competition and to empirical accounts, whether these are case studies or comparative analyses. It looks at subjects including tracking estimates of public opinion and party policy intentions... more...

  • Public Sector Pay and Adjustmentby Christopher Colclough

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Changes to levels of earnings in the public and private sectors have a critical role in the adjustment process. Case studies of Singapore, Korea, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Argentina show that in those countries which adjusted unsuccessfully real earnings declined sharply, often with a further negative impact on output. The governments of the more successful... more...

  • Understanding Comparative Politicsby Mehran Kamrava

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    Comparative politics has undergone significant theoretical changes in recent decades. Particularly since the 1980s, a new generation of scholars have revamped and rejuvinated the study of the subject. Mehran Kamrava examines current and past approaches to the study of comparative politics and proposes a new framework for analysis. This is achieved... more...