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  • Government Agenciesby Koen Verhoest; Sandra Van Thiel; Geert Bouckaert; Per Lęgreid

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 57.00

    This book describes and compares how semi-autonomous agencies are created and governed by 30 governments. It leads practitioners and researchers through the crowded world of agencies, describing their tasks, autonomy, control and history. Evidence-based lessons and recommendations are formulated to improve agencification policies in post-NPM times.... more...

  • Unleashing Changeby Steven Kelman

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    "Drawing on the experience of procurement reform in the Reinventing Government initiative of the 1990s, as well as organization theory and psychology, this book presents a comprehensive approach to improving performance in big public sector organizationsthat addresses both theory and practice"--Provided by publisher. more...

  • Managing Complexity in the Public Servicesby Philip Haynes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    The application of complexity theory to management and the social sciences has been a key development in theory and practice over the last decade. This approach questions the possibility of finding universal methods of practice, and proposes a pragmatic and humanistic management style that evolves out of a reflective method. The focus is on practitioners... more...

  • The New Public Serviceby Janet V. Denhardt; Robert B. Denhardt

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The New Public Service: Serving, not Steering provides a framework for the many voices calling for the reaffirmation of democratic values, citizenship, and service in the public interest. It is organized around a set of seven core principles: (1) serve citizens, not customers; (2) seek the public interest; (3) value citizenship and public service... more...

  • The Snowden Readerby David P. Fidler; Sumit Ganguly

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    When Edward Snowden began leaking NSA documents in June 2013, his actions sparked impassioned debates about electronic surveillance, national security, and privacy in the digital age. The Snowden Reader looks at Snowden?s disclosures and their aftermath. Critical analyses by experts discuss the historical, political, legal, and ethical issues raised... more...

  • Public Management Reform in Countries in the Napoleonic Administrative Traditionby Edoardo Ongaro

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00

    The aim of this e-book is to provide a contribution to enlarging the empirical base and widening the range of theoretical perspectives to the comparative study of public management reform. What gathered and motivated the Authors of this e-book have been the shared conviction of the necessity to “fill a gap”: not just an empirical gap but... more...

  • Selected Papers from the E-Government Workshopby Ah-lian Kor; Graham Orange

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00

    This e-book consists of papers selected from the eGov 2007 Workshop which was organized by the eGISE (eGovernment Integration and Systems Evaluation) Research Network and hosted by Leeds Metropolitan University. The e-book addresses both the practice and theory of eGovernment, and includes topics such as the eGovernment programme in Jordan and the... more...

  • Regions and Regionalisation Through Business Clustersby Tassilo Herrschel

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    This e-book draws on papers presented and discussed at the ESRC-funded seminar series on 'Business Clusters and Regionalisation', held in London in 2005/6. This series brought together academics and practitioners engaged in questions of region building and 'best' forms of regional governance in economic development in metropolitan areas.... more...

  • Scenarios in Public Administrationby Robert J. Daniello; Paulette M. Laubsch

    UPA 2008; US$ 29.99

    Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Purpose of the Book Chapter 4 How to Use the Book Chapter 5 Introduction Chapter 6 Previous Experience Chapter 7 1. The Maginot Line Theory: Using Old Solutions to Solve New Problems Chapter 8 2. Seniority versus Education: Resurrection of an Old Debate Chapter 9 3. EAP Referral: Overreaction... more...

  • The Rise of Regional Authorityby Liesbet Hooghe; Gary Marks; Arjan H. Schakel

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 50.95

    Most countries around the globe have one or two levels of regional or intermediate government, yet we have little systematic idea of how much authority they wield, or how this has changed over time. This book measures and explains the formal authority of intermediate or regional government in 42 advanced democracies, including the 27 EU member... more...