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  • Handbook of International Relationsby Walter E. (Emmanuel) Carlsnaes; Thomas Risse; Beth A Simmons

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 52.98

    "This is an excellent compilation of work on the discipline of international relations (IR). . . . This handbook will become indispensable for libraries serving graduate programs in IR. It will also be a good reference for faculty and scholars in the field, and its individual entries will be of interest to advanced undergraduate students." --CHOICE,... more...

  • Handbook of Public Administrationby B. (Brainard) Guy Peters; Jon Pierre

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 90.00

    The past two decades have been marked by a period of substantial and often fundamental change in public administration. Critically reflecting on the utility of scholarly theory and the extent to which government practices inform the development of this theory, the Handbook of Public Administration was a landmark publication which served as an essential... more...

  • The Conception of Citizen Knowledge in Democratic Theoryby Lauri Rapeli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 46.66

    What according to democratic theorists should the ordinary citizen know about politics? What does several decades of empirical research about citizens' political knowledge tell us? And why should we care? This book offers a comprehensive outline of the vast literature on political knowledge and by providing an analytical framework for its studying... more...

  • The PerformanceStat Potentialby Robert D. Behn

    Brookings Institution Press with Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation 2014; US$ 32.95

    It started two decades ago with CompStat in the New York City Police Department, and quickly jumped to police agencies across the U.S. and other nations. It was adapted by Baltimore, which created CitiStat?the first application of this leadership strategy to an entire jurisdiction. Today, governments at all levels employ PerformanceStat: a focused... more...

  • Studying public policyby Michael Hill

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 38.66

    This is the first book to explore the public policy process through 19 contributions from diverse scholars from all over the world, using empirical material to demonstrate how many of the key theories and concepts may be applied to its analysis. more...

  • The Politics of Crisis Managementby Arjen Boin; Paul 't Hart; Eric Stern; Bengt Sundelius

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    A unique and comprehensive analysis of the special nature of political and public leadership in major crises. more...

  • Master the Civil Service Examsby Peterson's

    Peterson's 2013; Not Available

    Master the Civil Service Exams offers complete test preparation for the written exam so you can pursue a government job. Math, verbal and clerical exercises, plus four full-length practice tests, build skills and confidence, while experts in the field provide an inside scoop on how to become a first-rate job candidate. You will also find up-to-date... more...

  • Advanced Introduction to Public Policyby B. Guy Peters

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Making effective public policies is a difficult task, but considering policymaking as a problem of design analogous to architecture or engineering can assist in that process. This book outlines three vital components of policy design: understanding the causes behind the problem being addressed; identifying means of intervention, including selection... more...

  • State Building in Latin Americaby Hillel David Soifer

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    State Building in Latin America explores why some countries in the region developed effective governance while others did not. more...

  • Ethics for Governanceby B. P. Mathur

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 110.00

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of India?s public services and bureaucratic systems, and explores why widespread corruption and inefficient delivery have slowed development. It: discusses the underlying reasons for the prevailing inefficiency in public services; examines the complex linkages between ethics-based public service,... more...