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  • The Failure of Term Limits in Floridaby Kathryn A. DePalo

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    In 1992, Florida voters approved an amendment to the state?s Constitution creating eight-year term limits for legislators?making Florida the second-largest state, after California, to implement such a law. Eight years later, sixty-eight term-limited senators and representatives were forced to retire, and the state saw the highest number of freshman... more...

  • Public Management Reform and Innovationby H. George Frederickson; Jocelyn Johnston

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Leading scholars present the most complete, as well as the most advanced, treatment of public management reform and innovation available.   The subject of reform in the public sector is not new; indeed, its latest rubric, reinventing government, has become good politics. Still, as the contributors ask in this volume, is good politics... more...

  • Navigating Gendered Terrainby Kelly Dittmar

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    From the presidential level down, men and women who run for political office confront different electoral realities. In her probing study, Navigating Gendered Terrain, Kelly Dittmar investigates how gender influences the campaign strategy and behavior of candidates today. Concurrently, she shows how candidates' strategic and tactical decisions can... more...

  • The Growth of American Governmentby Ballard C. Campbell

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    American government evolved over the generations since the mid-nineteenth century. The changing character of these institutions is a critical part of the history of the United States. This engaging survey focuses on the evolution of public policy and its relationship to the constitutional and political structure of government at the federal, state,... more...

  • Don't Blame Usby Lily Geismer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Don?t Blame Us traces the reorientation of modern liberalism and the Democratic Party away from their roots in labor union halls of northern cities to white-collar professionals in postindustrial high-tech suburbs, and casts new light on the importance of suburban liberalism in modern American political culture. Focusing on the suburbs along the... more...

  • Electing the Senateby Wendy J. Schiller; Charles Stewart III

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    From 1789 to 1913, U.S. senators were not directly elected by the people?instead the Constitution mandated that they be chosen by state legislators. This radically changed in 1913, when the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving the public a direct vote. Electing the Senate investigates the electoral connections among constituents,... more...

  • Public Policy in the United Statesby Mark E Rushefsky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The fifth edition of this well-regarded text covers the period up through the 2012 elections. It has been revised to make it sleeker, more concise, and up-to-date with a clear organisational structure. This edition accomplishes these three important goals: First, it introduces readers to the American approach to public policy making as it has been... more...

  • Achieving Ethical Competence for Public Service Leadershipby Terry L Cooper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This book shows students entering the public service as well as professionals in the field how to become ethically competent to provide the leadership needed to advance the public interest. The book doesn't just talk about ethics. The contributors describe how ethical competence should guide organizational conduct. All chapters are original, and written... more...

  • Innovations in Public Leadership Developmentby Ricardo S. Morse; Terry F. Buss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    This is the best single-source guide to leadership development in the public sector. It offers a wealth of advice for teachers, students, trainers, human resource officers, and established leaders. The all-original chapters include discussions of leadership frameworks, competencies for public leaders for the "new governance," and strategies for senior... more...

  • Making a Difference: Progressive Values in Public Administrationby Richard C Box

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This inspirational work encourages Public Administration professionals to participate in progressive social change by advocating progressive values to counter the regressive values currently dominant in American society. The book begins with an analysis of regressive and progressive societal values, and then discusses specific actions PA practitioners,... more...