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Public administration

  • Party Primaries in Comparative Perspectiveby Asst Prof Fulvio Venturino; Dr Antonella Seddone; Dr Giulia Sandri

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Primary elections for choosing party leaders and candidates are now becoming commonplace in Europe, Asia and America but questions as to how much they hinder a party?s organizational strength and cohesion or affect electoral performance have largely been ignored outside of the USA. Party Primaries in Comparative Perspective gives a much-needed conceptualization... more...

  • Surveillance, Transparency, and Democracyby Akhlaque Haque

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    In this well-informed yet anxious age, public administrators have constructed vast cisterns that collect and interpret a meteoric shower of facts. In  Surveillance, Transparency, and Democracy , Akhlaque Haque demonstrates that this pervasive use and increasing dependence on information technology (IT) enables sophisticated and well-intentioned... more...

  • The Innovation Imperative in the Public Sectorby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 20.00

    The public sector has to become more innovative if it is to tackle today’s complex challenges and meet society’s changing expectations. But becoming truly innovative requires deep and broad changes to organisational culture and operations. Drawing on evidence emerging from the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation’s collection... more...

  • Public Personnel Managementby Donald Klingner; John Nalbandian; Jared J Llorens

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 137.95

    Distinguished by its coherent values perspective, Public Personnel Management focuses on the conflicts, political processes, and management techniques that provide the context for personnel administration in the public sector. Organized around the four principal personnel functions that must be fulfilled in any complex organization, this book provides... more...

  • Introducing Public Administrationby Jay M Shafritz; E. W. Russell; Christopher Borick

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 172.95

    Updated in its 8th edition, Introducing Public Administration provides readers with a solid, conceptual foundation in public administration, and contains the latest information on important trends in the discipline.Known for their lively and witty writing style, Shafritz, Russell, and Borick cover the most important issues in public administration... more...

  • Psychology of Genderby Vicky Helgeson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 169.95

    Unlike other gender texts, Psychology of Gender   focuses equally on both men and women, drawing from empirical research and conceptual discussions.The book includes research and discussions surrounding gender in the areas of psychology, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and public health. It reviews the research from multiple perspectives, but... more...

  • Agent 407by Olivia Forsyth

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 9.99

    “I owe it to many people, and to myself, to set the record straight. There have been many versions of parts of the story in the press over the years, many lies overlaid with truths and truths overlaid with lies. Much of the truth is just a palimpsest, an echo that changes even in the act of repeating it, but this is my story.” In the dying... more...

  • The Public Administration Workbookby Dennis Dresang

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 119.95

    This unique workbook engages students in the study of public administration and helps them gain a deeper understanding of the field by providing exercises that expose them to a wide range of practical applications. Connecting theory to practice, a brief theoretical introduction precedes each exercise, explaining why the technique is important and... more...

  • politics of representative bureaucracyby B. Guy Peters; Patrick von Maravic; Eckhard Schröter

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    What is the relationship between the composition of the public sector workforce and the nature of the society it serves? Taking a comparative and analytical perspective, the authoritative and accessible chapters illustrate the salience of representative politics in diverse societies. The book explores the wide variety of practice based on different... more...

  • The International Handbook of Public Administration and Governanceby Andrew Massey; Karen Johnston

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    The International Handbook of Public Administration and Governance is a ground-breaking volume with eminent scholars addressing the key questions in relation to how international governments can solve public administration and governance challenges in an increasingly globalized world. With international coverage across Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia,... more...