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  • American Public Policyby B. Guy Peters

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 93.00

    American Public Policy  provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the landscape of public policy. This foundational text takes students through the governmental systems and core theories of policymaking before turning to in-depth exploration of key policy areas and tools of policy analysis.  Important additions to this  Tenth Edition  include... more...

  • Unmasking Administrative Evilby Guy Adams; Danny Balfour

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The modern age with its emphasis on technical rationality has enabled a new and dangerous form of evil--administrative evil. Unmasking Administrative Evil discusses the overlooked relationship between evil and public affairs, as well as other fields and professions in public life. The authors argue that the tendency toward administrative evil, as... more...

  • Program Budgeting and the Performance Movementby William F. West

    Georgetown University Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    William F. West examines the checkered history of program budgeting (PPB) as a means of rationalizing the allocation of resources within and across government agencies. The book includes an in-depth study of the adoption and effects of PPB at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. West also discusses how the disappointing results of PPB... 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...

  • 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...

  • Explaining Institutional Changeby James Mahoney; Kathleen Thelen

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    The essays in this book contribute to emerging debates in political science and sociology on institutional change, providing a theoretical framework and empirical applications. more...

  • Het Lange Koord tussen Portefeuillebeleid en Investeringen van Woningcorporatiesby N.E.T. Nieboer

    IOS Press 2009; Not Available

    Sinds de financiële verzelfstandiging van de Nederlandse sociale-huursector in de jaren 80 en 90 van de vorige eeuw hebben woningcorporaties een grotere beleidsverantwoordelijkheid gekregen wat betreft de ontwikkeling van hun woningbestand. Dit heeft geleid tot een verhoogde activiteit in het ontwikkelen van portefeuillebeleid en tot de opkomst van... more...

  • The Dynamics of Performance Managementby Donald P. Moynihan

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Efficiency. Innovation. Results. Accountability. These, advocates claim, are the fruits of performance management. In recent decades government organizations have eagerly embraced the performance modelùbut the rush to reform has not delivered as promised. Drawing on research from state and federal levels, Moynihan illustrates how governments have... more...

  • European Development Cooperationby Paul Hoebink

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 59.00

    Official Development Assistance, or foreign aid, disbursed by the EU member states reached record levels in 2008, when several member states raised their assistance considerably, while some of the new member states became donors again. This definitive study analyses a wide range of aspects of European development cooperation, covering, among others,... more...

  • Less Pretension, More Ambitionby Peter van Lieshout; Robert Went; Monique Kremer

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    Development aid has become the subject of much discussion. Why do we give aid, and does it help? What do we know about the development paths being taken by various countries, or the possibilities of helping them to achieve their goals from outside? How relevant is development aid now that remittances and foreign direct investments have increased as... more...