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  • Governing Complex Societiesby Jon Pierre; B. Guy Peters

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00

    Western societies are becoming increasingly complex and challenging to govern, yet the modern state continues to play a central role in governance. This book presents a detailed analysis of the challenges confronting the contemporary state and the processes through which the state addresses those challenges. The notion of 'governing without government'... more...

  • Delegation in Contemporary Democraciesby Fabrizio Gilardi; Dietmar Braun

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Delegation is an ubiquitous social phenomenon linked to the growing differentiation of modern societies. Delegation is one of several different modes of organisation that exist to make collective action successful, but has been overlooked and under-researched. Using a rational choice institutional analysis and principal agent models, this book brings... more...

  • Agenciesby Christopher Pollitt; Colin Talbot; Janice Caulfield; Dr Amanda Smullen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 120.00

    Many countries now use agencies rather than ministries to deliver central government services. There have been many claims about the benefits of organizing and delivering government in this way, but there has been little research into how they work in practice. Agencies both reviews existing theories and models of 'agentification' and adds detailed... more...

  • Espionageby Glenn Hastedt

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00

    This is an exploration into the fascinating world of human and technological espionage, its contributions to national security and its vital role in global politics. more...

  • New Technologies in Public Administrationby G. Petroni; F. Cloete

    IOS Press 2005; US$ 104.00

    Research on the relationship between technology dynamics and Public Administration (PA) began some years ago and was inspired by the realization that technological development has produced a far-reaching interaction with PA. There are some branches of PA that heavily rely on technology for their activities; such as the defense sector, the space agencies,... more...

  • Marketing for Sustainabilityby G.C. Bartels; W.J.A. Nelissen

    IOS Press 2002; US$ 109.00

    This work deals with the marketing and communication of government institutions, non-profit organizations and profit organizations that make up the challenge of sustainable development. Each chapter deals with marketing and (mass) communication. more...

  • Information and Communication Technology and Public Innovationby V.J.J.M. Bekkers; H. van Duivenboden; M. Thaens

    IOS Press 2006; US$ 183.00

    The modernization of public administration is a recurring theme on the political and public agenda in many countries. Modernization presupposes innovation. However, is an innovative public administration a contradiction in terminis? If we look at the practice of public administration, and evaluate ? from an evolutionary perspective ? how public administration... more...

  • Women and Political Participationby Barbara C. Burrell

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 60.00

    An analysis of the struggle of women in America to gain political equality and change in public policy. This book examines the involvement of women in American politics since the birth of the second women's movement in the late 1960s. more...

  • Challenges to State Policy Capacityby Professor Martin Painter; Jon Pierre

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 145.00

    Globalization and New Public Management pose major challenges to the policy capacity of the state. Challenges to State Policy Capacity offers the most timely and comprehensive coverage of contemporary state policy capacity. Drawing on the work by international leading scholars in political science and public administration, the book is indispensable... more...

  • Marketing in the Public Sectorby Philip Kotler

    Pearson Education 2006; US$ 27.99

    Discover how to use proven marketing thinking to supercharge the effectiveness of any government institution, public agency, or non-profit! Using scores of examples, renowned marketing consultant Dr. Philip Kotler and Nancy Lee introduce breakthrough techniques for promoting innovation, speed, efficiency, convenience, responsiveness, fairness, and... more...