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  • Government Failure vs. Market Failure by Clifford Winston

    Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 18.95

    When should government intervene in market activity? When is it best to let market forces simply take their natural course? How does existing empirical evidence about government performance inform those decisions? Brookings economist Clifford Winston uses these questions to frame a frank empirical assessment of government economic intervention in... more...

  • The Struggle for EU Legitimacyby Claudia Schrag Sternberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    This award-winning book seeks to answer some of the big questions on the legitimacy of the European. It does so by tracing the history of constructions and contestations of the EU's legitimacy in discourses of the European institutions and in public debate drawing on findings from a vast and diverse range of sources. more...

  • The Governance Report 2014by The Hertie School of Governance

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Democratic governance faces unprecedented challenges across the OECD world and beyond. Enormous strains will be placed on states' resources and their governing capacities to deal with the combined effects of the financial crisis, climate change, and demographic change. The basic foundations of established 'statehood' will be tested. At... more...

  • The Economic Psychology of Tax Behaviourby Erich Kirchler; Valerie Braithwaite

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    This 2007 book assembles the findings of economic-psychological research on tax compliance with a focus on tax evasion. more...

  • The Behavioral Foundations of Public Policyby Eldar Shafir

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 55.00

    In recent years, remarkable progress has been made in behavioral research on a wide variety of topics, from behavioral finance, labor contracts, philanthropy, and the analysis of savings and poverty, to eyewitness identification and sentencing decisions, racism, sexism, health behaviors, and voting. Research findings have often been strikingly counterintuitive,... more...

  • Time, Policy, Managementby Christopher Pollitt

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 54.99

    In this important new book, Christopher Pollitt, one of the leading researchers in public policy and management, argues that we are guilty of neglecting a fundamental dimension of both the practice and study of contemporary public management: that of time. Pollitt traces the character of, and the reasons for, this neglect in his wide-ranging study.... more...

  • Managing Complex Networksby Walter J M Kickert; Erik-Hans Klijn; Joop F M Koppenjan

    SAGE Publications 1997; US$ 59.00

    Although the concept of policy networks is now well-established in the field, most research has to content itself with description and analysis of their contribution to policy failure. This book goes further. It accepts policy networks as a fundamental characteristic of modern societies and presents an overview of the strategies for the management... more...

  • Undermining Local Democracyby Lalita Chandrashekhar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    Focusing on Karnataka in India, this study examines the implications of the model of development sought to be introduced in the entire country through the governance reforms of the post-1991 period ? a model that bypasses Panchayat Raj institutions (PRIs), resulting in a majority of the population being left outside the purview of development. These... more...

  • Governance, Globalization and Public Policyby P. Kennett

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    Locates general debates in public policy analysis within specific policy contexts, and in doing so, illuminates the interdependencies, complexities, diversity and contradictions evident in the contemporary policy making arena. more...

  • Endogenous Public Policy and Contestsby Gil S. Epstein; Shmuel Nitzan

    Springer 2007; US$ 129.00

    This book studies endogenous policy determination focusing on the role of interest groups and their lobbying efforts in the determination of public policy. Applying strategic contest theory as the basic methodology, it clarifies the fundamental parameters that determine the behavior of the government and the interest groups - the two contestants for... more...