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  • 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...

  • Governing Complex Societiesby Jon Pierre; B. Guy Peters

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • Presidents, Prime Ministers and Chancellorsby Dr Ludger Helms

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 43.00

    How have the American presidency, the British premiership and the German chancellorship changed over the last half-century? Has there been convergence or divergence in the development of political leadership in the United States and in the two largest democracies of Western Europe? And what difference can individual leaders make in an ever-more complex... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • E-Governmentby Khalid S. Soliman; John F. Affisco

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 199.00

    Electronic government (e-government) involves providing service to citizens, businesses, and government agencies electronically. The scope of this e-book on e-government is to provide an insight to research that is being undertaken in the e-government area. After a vigorous review process, we have selected nine papers and one expert opinion. The... 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...

  • Handbook of Public Information Systemsby G. David Garson

    CRC Press 2005; US$ 99.95

    In an effort to stay abreast of rapidly changing technology and organizational issues, approximately two thirds of the thirty-nine contributions presented by Garson (public administration, North Carolina State U.) are new to this second edition of a volume covering issues of information and communication technology use in government. Following a hi more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 140.00

    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 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...