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  • Foundations for Local Governanceby Fumihiko Saito

    Springer 2008; US$ 139.00

    Various forms of decentralization are recently pursued in the world, including developing countries. However, there has not been a coherent framework to access these intended outcomes generated by decentralization measures implemented in Asian and African countries. This book provides such a framework based on comparative analyses of different experiences... more...

  • Governing after Crisisby Arjen Boin; Allan McConnell; Paul 't Hart

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Examines post-crisis investigations and addresses the longer term impact of crisis-induced politics. more...

  • Handbook of Administrative Reformby Jerri Killian; Niklas Eklund

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 125.95

    The field of public administration currently lacks sufficient resources for understanding the rationale, implications, and inherent practices of reforming government administration around the world.The Handbook of Administrative Reform satisfies this need by bringing together diverse international experts to analyze the sensible processes and intervention... more...

  • Delegation in the Regulatory Stateby F. Gilardi

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    Over the years, independent regulatory agencies have become widespread institutions for regulatory governance. This book studies how they have diffused across Europe and compares their formal independence in 17 countries and seven sectors. It is intended for researchers and students in political science, public policy, and public administration. more...

  • Innovation in Public Sector Servicesby P. Windrum; P. Koch

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    Developing a taxonomy of the different types of innovation found in public sector services, this book investigates the key features and drivers of public sector entrepreneurship. Explaining the dynamics of innovation and entrepreneurship in public sector services, it is useful for researchers, academics and students interested in innovation. more...

  • Corruption, Inequality, and the Rule of Lawby Eric M. Uslaner

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    In this 2008 book Uslaner suggests that the roots of corruption lie in economic and legal inequality and low levels of generalized trust. more...

  • Specialised Anti-Corruption Institutionsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 42.00

    International anti-corruption treaties, including the UN Convention against Corruption, require member states to establish two types of anti-corruption institutions – one to prevent corruption and the other to combat corruption through law enforcement. The treaties also establish standards for such anti-corruption institutions – they should... more...

  • The Regulatory State in an Age of Governanceby Roger King

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

    This is a highly readable and comprehensive account of the regulatory state and governance. It examines both key concepts and theories and important policy domains, and utilizes comparative, historical and transnational perspectives. A critical theme is consideration of whether the regulatory state that has developed in recent decades. more...

  • The Dynamics of Referendum Campaignsby Dr Claes H. de Vreese

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 128.00

    This book focuses on the key actors in a referendum (the political elites/ parties, the media and citizens) and is centred around themes such as campaign style, campaign effects, electoral mobilization and turnout, as well as vote choice. The contributors consider the impact and importance of referendum campaigns. more...

  • OECD e-Government Studies Turkeyby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 56.00

    Turkey’s e-government efforts received new emphasis in the last three years. The election of a new government brought forward an agenda including public sector modernisation using e-government. Turkey has since made considerable progress with e-government. This review identifies several strategic opportunities. One opportunity is to stimulate... more...