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  • Administrative Simplification in the Netherlandsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 33.00

    Cutting red tape and improving business conditions have become a priority in OECD countries. This study of the Netherlands, one of the front runners in the field, is the first OECD review of a national programme for administrative simplification. The report describes the key features of the Dutch programme including the measurement of burdens, the... more...

  • The State at Work, 1by Han- Ulrich Derlien; B. Guy Peters

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

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  • The State at Work, 2by Han- Ulrich Derlien; B. Guy Peters

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

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  • For the Many or the Fewby John G. Matsusaka

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 20.00

    Direct democracy is alive and well in the United States. Citizens are increasingly using initiatives and referendums to take the law into their own hands, overriding their elected officials to set tax, expenditure, and social policies. John G. Matsusaka's For the Many or the Few provides the first even-handed and historically based treatment of... more...

  • Transactie als bestuurlijke vernieuwingby Dik Wolfson

    Amsterdam University Press 2005; US$ 38.50

    Burgers zijn geėmancipeerd van onderdaan tot tegenspeler van de overheid; ze laten zich niet meer in hokjes stoppen. Het openbaar bestuur is het zicht kwijt op wat mensen willen en kunnen. Dat leidt tot onvrede en de roep om een andere overheid. Verkenning 9 ontwerpt een nieuwe opzet voor het openbaar bestuur op basis van recente ontwikkelingen in... more...

  • Duverger's Law of Plurality Votingby Bernard Grofman; Andre Blais; Shaun Bowler

    Springer 2009; US$ 169.00

    Considers national-level evidence for the operation of Duverger's law in the world's largest, longest-lived and most successful democracies of Britain, Canada, India and the US. This book looks at the overall evidence for Duverger's Law in these countries and deals with evidence for the mechanical and incentive effects predicted by Duverger. more...

  • Transcending New Public Managementby Tom Christensen; Per Lęgreid

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...