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Public administration

  • Parties, Elections and Electoral Contestsby Marc Guinjoan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    According to the Duvergerian theories, in the long run, only viable parties are expected to stand for elections. Non-viable parties should join a pre-electoral coalition with another party or withdraw from competition entirely. Why then do non-viable political parties throughout the world systematically continue presenting candidates? This book argues... more...

  • E-Governmentby Kelvin J. Bwalya; Stephen M. Mutula

    De Gruyter Saur 2014; US$ 140.00

    E-Government is a hot topic. The integration of Information and Communication Technologies into public service delivery offers a number of promising opportunities. This book refers to the benefits derived from ubiquitous access to and delivery of government services to citizens, business partners and employees. It analyses the conceptsthat are essential... more...

  • Scientific Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysisby Hank Prunckun

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    Since 9/11, the needs of intelligence agencies as well as the missions they conduct have increased in number, size, and complexity. As such, government and private security agencies are recruiting staff to analyze the vast amount of data collected in these missions. This textbook offers a way of gaining the analytic skills essential to undertake... more...

  • 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...

  • Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyondby Jefferson Adams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond looks at the many events, personalities, and controversies in the field of intelligence and espionage since the end of World War II. A crucial but often neglected topic, strategic intelligence took on added significance during the protracted struggle of the Cold War. In this accessible volume,... 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$ 140.00

    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...

  • E-Transformationby Hermann Hill

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 70.56

    Die digitale Transformation der Arbeitswelt hat die Verwaltung erreicht, erfordert eine Neuausrichtung und neue Kompetenzen. Auf der Speyerer Verwaltungsmodernisierungstagung 2013 wurde Bilanz gezogen und Perspektiven aufgezeigt. Die digitale Verwaltung wird sich virtuell vernetzen. Zehn Handlungsempfehlungen für den Einsatz von verwaltungsinternen... more...