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- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 49.00
This book seeks to renew and refocus the debate on the use of governance networks in public policy making. It raises and answers a series of questions about the dynamics, conditions and functions of governance networks and also considers the democratic implications of network governance. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 42.00
Most OECD countries have made policies to reduce administrative burdens ? cutting red tape ? a political priority. Red tape is particularly burdensome to smaller companies and may inhibit entrepreneurship. These effects are more costly in global markets, where competitiveness can be affected by the efficiency of the domestic regulatory and administrative... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 159.00
Using organisational economics theory, the author develops a conceptual framework for analysing the effectiveness and efficiency of public services delivery. The framework also provides a means for examining existing organisations and blueprints of future organisations, allowing for conclusions about improvability and the implications of change. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2000; US$ 18.00
Already the acclaimed choice of thousands of successful organizations including the American Library Association, the Fourth Edition features an all-new chapter that considers the ways the Internet and other state-of-the-art technologies have rewritten the rules of today?s meetings and conventions. This easy-to-use, paperback volume?the popular alternative... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 110.00
The strategic use of referendums by leaders often confers legitimacy but it may also reflect the power struggle between leaders, groups, and institutions and in doing so not provide a democratic result for the citizenry of a country. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 199.00
This e-book brings you a series of articles developed from the papers presented at the first eGovernment Workshop that was held at Brunel University in September 2005. The selection of papers ranges from current empirical studies to theoretical models for future systems development. A theme running across them is the evaluation and planning of systems... more...
- IOS Press 2007; US$ 125.00
Sets out to provide a critical evaluation of developments in e-government. This book examines the emerging area of e-democracy, in which technology is being utilized to provide a digital presence for the democratic processes of government. It is a synthesis of theoretical contributions and empirical investigations. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
This is the first academic study of the impact of semi-presidentialism in emerging democracies outside of Europe. Semi-presidentialism is where there is both a directly-elected fixed-term president and a prime minister who is responsible to the legislature. For the most part, semi-presidentialism is seen as being a risky choice for new democracies... more...