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  • Leadership for the Twenty-First Centuryby Joseph Rost

    ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 27.95

    This illuminating study critiques the concept of leadership as understood in the last 75 years and looks to the twenty-first century for a reconstructed understanding of leadership in the postindustrial era. More similarities in past decades were found than had been thought; the thread throughout Rost's book is that leadership was conceived of as... more...

  • Theory and Practice of Leadershipby Roger Gill

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 70.00

    Taking a holistic and critical view of the field of leadership, this text offers an exploration of leadership in a variety of contexts, both profit-orientated and non-profit, supported with abundant examples and illustrations together with detailed explanations of how they apply in practice and takes in the latest developments in areas such as change,... more...

  • Well-Being and Beyondby T. J. Hämäläinen; J. Michaelson

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘Seldom is a work of non-fiction so essential to such a wide audience. The concept of well-being has been an elusive dream of humanity for centuries. It is spoken of in national vision statements and the dreams of poets. This book is the most concrete exploration to date of not only what well-being can mean to the individual but also what policy... more...

  • Comparative Civil Service Systems in the 21st Centuryby Frits M. Van der Meer; Jos C.N. Raadschelders; Theo A.J. Toonen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 33.00

    This revised and expanded edition of a benchmark collection compares how civil services around the world have adapted to cope with managing public services in the 21st century. The volume provides insights into multi-level governance, juridification and issues of efficiency and responsiveness as well as exploring the impact of fiscal austerity. more...

  • Strategic Management in the Public Sectorby Paul Joyce

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Strategic management is widely seen as essential to the public services, leading to better performance and better outcomes for the public. In fact, the private sector idea of strategic management has become so powerful in the public sector that politicians and policy makers have begun to talk about the importance of the modern state being strategic... more...

  • Paying Bribes for Public Servicesby Richard Rose; Caryn Peiffer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book documents what happens when people encounter public officials. It draws on multi-national Barometer surveys asking questions about corruption and bribery in 119 countries. Clear prose, tables and figures report the answers given by more than 250,000 people and the conclusion sets out six principles for reducing bribery. more...

  • Technology and Public Managementby Alan R. Shark

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    At last, here is a textbook that covers the field of technology and public management in an informative and engaging style. Ever since the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration required greater infusion of technology into the curriculum, faculty and administrators have struggled with finding the right course materials... 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...

  • Doing Good or Doing Betterby Monique Kremer; Peter van Lieshout; Robert Went

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 42.50

    Development policies in the globalising world more...