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  • Neoclassical Realism, the State, and Foreign Policyby Steven E. Lobell; Norrin M. Ripsman; Jeffrey W. Taliaferro

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    Argues that the internal dynamics of states affect their foreign policies, as well as the nature of the international system. more...

  • Partisan Appointees and Public Servantsby Chris Eichbaum; Richard Shaw

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Examines the role of political staff in executive government and the consequences for policymaking and governance. This work reveals that good governance is about governments getting the advice that they need to hear as well as the advice that they want to hear. more...

  • Public Administration & Public Managementby Jan-Erik Lane

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 56.95

    A perspective on the public sector that presents a concise and comprehensive analysis of exactly what it is and how it operates. Governments in any society deliver a large number of services and goods to their populations. To get the job done, they need public management in order to steer resources ? employees, money and laws ? into policy outputs... more...

  • Policy Bureaucracyby Edward C Page; Bill Jenkins

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 124.99

    Policy making is not only about the cut and thrust of politics. It is also a bureaucratic activity. In this ground-breaking work, two leading authorities come together to examine the world of the policy bureaucrat for the first time. The volume draws in crucial debates over accountability and democratic ideology, hierarchy and expertise, and should... more...

  • Power Divided is Power Checkedby Jason Lewis

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.99

    In Power Divided is Power Checked, Lewis reminds us that the concept of states’ rights, as bequeathed by the Founding Fathers to a grateful nation, was about a constitutional framework intended to limit the missteps of government and provide the greatest amount of freedom and decision-making power to the citizens of the “several states.”... more...

  • A Problem Like Mariaby Maria Fyfe

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.95

    MariaFyfe'spolitical memoir tells the story of fourteen years in office from the point of view of an MP who did not always toe the party line. Here, she recounts some of the most significant moments of her political career, from the frustrating and infuriating to the rewarding, up until the bittersweet ending of her time in parliament in 2001.... more...

  • Performance Budgeting in OECD Countriesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 56.00

    This book reviews the experiences of eight OECD countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Korea, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States) which have developed and used performance information in the budget process over the past ten years. It examines whether performance information is actually used in budgetary decision making. If so,... more...

  • Political Handbook of the World 2010by Arthur Banks; Thomas C. Muller; William R. Overstreet

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2010; US$ 315.00

    More coverage, more depth - at a price you can't beat. No other resource matches the timely, thorough, and accurate political information provided by CQ Press' best-selling "Political Handbook of the World". With more in-depth coverage of current political controversies than any other reference guide, "Political Handbook of the... more...

  • Deadlocks in Multilateral Negotiationsby Amrita Narlikar

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Examines the causes and consequences of deadlocks in multilateral settings, and analyses strategies for breaking them. more...

  • Parliamentary Oversight Toolsby Riccardo Pelizzo; Frederick Stapenhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book investigates Parliaments? capacity to oversee government activities, policies and expenditures. Utilising a comparative approach, the book presents a new examination of oversight tools and discusses the conditions under which such tools are employed effectively. The result of a 9-year collaboration between the authors, this book draws... more...