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  • Democracy and the Fall of the Westby Craig Smith; Tom Miers

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 10.99

    Democracy is killing the West. That is the stunning conclusion of this book that tears apart the consensus underpinning modern political assumptions.Democracy is held to solve one of the oldest puzzles of human social life: how do we ensure that our rulers have a legitimate mandate and rule in the interests of the whole community? We are supposedly... more...

  • Defending Politicsby Matthew Flinders

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    If the twentieth century witnessed the triumph of democracy then something appears to have gone seriously wrong. Citizens around the world have become distrustful of politicians, sceptical about democratic institutions, and disillusioned about the capacity of democratic politics to resolve pressing social concerns. Defending Politics meets this contemporary... more...

  • The Praxis of Performance Management in the Public Domainby ClŠudia S. Sarrico

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 199.00

    The idea for this ebook started at the panel The Praxis of Performance Management in Public Services of the XV International Research Society for Public Management Conference. As a consequence papers were invited on all aspects of the practice of performance management in public services, but authors were asked to take specific account of the rationale... more...

  • The Politics-Administration Dichotomyby Patrick Overeem

    CRC Press 2012; US$ 76.95

    The politics-administration dichotomy is much mentioned and often criticized in the Public Administration literature. The Politics-Administration Dichotomy: Toward a Constitutional Perspective, Second Edition offers a book-length treatment of this classical notion. While public administration academics typically reject it as an outdated and even... more...

  • Transitions to Democracyby Lisa Anderson

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    Are the factors that initiate democratization the same as those that maintain a democracy already established? more...

  • The International Politics of Intelligence Sharingby James Igoe Walsh

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 49.99

    The cross-border sharing of intelligence is fundamental to the establishment and preservation of security and stability. The American invasion of Iraq in 2003 was based in part on flawed intelligence, and current efforts to defeat al Qaeda would not be possible without an exchange of information among Britain, Pakistan, Indonesia, and the United States.... more...

  • Marketing Management and Communications in the Public Sectorby Martial Pasquier; Jean-Patrick Villeneuve

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    The fields of marketing and communication have become increasingly important for modern public administrations in recent years but the focus on these subjects has been geared mainly towards the generation of outputs, leaving somewhat behind the analysis and deeper reflections on the impact they make and their limitations. This book provides a thorough... more...

  • Digital Governanceby Michael E. Milakovich

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.95

    The application of digital information and communication technologies (ICTs) to reform governmental structures, politics, and public administration is widely and perhaps naively viewed as the twenty-first century "savior," the enlightened way to reinvigorate democracy and improve the quality of citizen services. In this timely and thorough analysis,... more...

  • Thinking About Social Policyby Franz-Xaver Kaufmann

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 97.71

    This volume provides an authoritative study of German social policy, set in a multidisciplinary and international context. The text presents the German tradition's contribution to the rise of social policy in the Western world in the 19th and 20th centuries. more...

  • The Rise and Fall of a Socialist Welfare Stateby Manfred G. Schmidt; Gerhard A. Ritter

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 146.01

    Written by, respectively, a distinguished political analyst and a historian, this detailed analysis of social policy in the German Democratic Republic (GDR, 1949-1990), is followed by a study of the transformation of social policy during German reunification. more...