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Public administration

  • The End of Intelligenceby David Tucker

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    Using espionage as a test case, The End of Intelligence criticizes claims that the recent information revolution has weakened the state, revolutionized warfare, and changed the balance of power between states and non-state actors?and it assesses the potential for realizing any hopes we might have for reforming intelligence and espionage. Examining... more...

  • Applied Research Methods in Public and Nonprofit Organizationsby Mitchell Brown; Kathleen Hale

    Wiley 2014; US$ 80.00

    A complete guide to applied research, featuring original data and detailed case studies Applied Research Methods in Public and Nonprofit Organizations takes an integrative approach to applied research, emphasizing design, data collection, and analysis. Common case studies across chapters illustrate the everyday nature of research, and practical... more...

  • Knowing the Adversaryby Keren Yarhi-Milo

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    States are more likely to engage in risky and destabilizing actions such as military buildups and preemptive strikes if they believe their adversaries pose a tangible threat. Yet despite the crucial importance of this issue, we don?t know enough about how states and their leaders draw inferences about their adversaries? long-term intentions. Knowing... more...

  • Just War and the Ethics of Espionageby Darrell Cole

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The War on Terror has raised many new, thorny issues of how we can determine acceptable action in defense of our liberties. Western leaders have increasingly used spies to execute missions unsuitable to the military. These operations, which often result in the contravening of international law and previously held norms of acceptable moral behavior,... more...

  • Public Innovation through Collaboration and Designby Christopher Ansell; Jacob Torfing

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    While innovation has long been a major topic of research and scholarly interest for the private sector, it is still an emerging theme in the field of public management. While ?results-oriented? public management may be here to stay, scholars and practitioners are now shifting their attention to the process of management and to how the public sector... more...

  • The Politics of Bureaucracyby B.Guy Peters

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Written by a leading authority in the field, this comprehensive exploration of the political and policy-making roles of public bureaucracies is now available in a fully revised sixth edition, offering extensive, well documented comparative analysis of the effects of politics on bureaucracy. New to the 6 th edition: More international case studies... more...

  • Governance and Public Managementby Charles Conteh; Thomas J. Greitens; David K. Jesuit; Ian Roberge

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The key difference between success and failure for most governance systems is adaptation, specifically the ability to resolve the existing social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges that constrain adaptation. Local, regional and national systems differ in how they are designed to organize effective participation and create innovative... more...

  • Resilienceby David Chandler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.99

    Resilience has become a central concept in government policy understandings over the last decade. In our complex, global and interconnected world, resilience appears to be the policy ?buzzword? of choice, alleged to be?the solution to a wide and ever-growing range of policy issues. This book analyses the key aspects of resilience-thinking and highlights... more...

  • E-Government for Good Governance in Developing Countriesby Driss Kettani; Bernard Moulin

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 99.00

    Drawing lessons from the eFez Project in Morocco, this volume offers practical supporting material to decision makers in developing countries on information and communication technologies for development, specifically e-government implementation. more...

  • The Big Snoopby Stuart Jr. Taylor

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    When Edward Snowden hit the send button on a laptop in Hong Kong in June 2013, just shy of his 30th birthday, he became the poster boy for an acutely American conundrum: the tension between the government's constitutional commitment to the privacy of individuals and its responsibility for the safety of the nation. Stuart Taylor, Jr. reviews 200 years... more...