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  • Bureaucracy and Democracyby Jr. William T. Gormley; Steven J. (John) Balla

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 44.00

    Given the influence of public bureaucracies in policy implementation, Gormley and Balla assess their performance using four key perspectives?bounded rationality, principal-agent theory, interest group mobilization, and network theory?to help students develop an analytic framework for evaluating bureaucratic accountability. more...

  • System under Stressby Donald F. Kettl

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 33.00

    In System under Stress, The Challenge to 21st Century Democracy , Third Edition , Donald F. Kettl looks at the latest stress to hit the system?the financial crisis of 2008. In his brief, gripping narrative, Kettl assesses how well the U.S. political system responds under extraordinary pressure?from 9/11, to Hurricane Katrina, to the Great Recession?... more...

  • Managing Nonprofit Organizations in a Policy Worldby Shannon K. Vaughan; Shelly Arsneault

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 60.00

    If nonprofits influence policy, make policy, are affected by policy, and are subject to policy, then shouldn't every nonprofit manager fully understand the policy world in which they operate? In explicitly tying the policy realm to management skills, Shannon Vaughan and Shelly Arsneault's foundational book sheds new light on how nonprofit managers... more...

  • It's Time for High-Performance Governmentby Howard Risher; William Wilder

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99

    Written by leading experts with decades of experience as managers and consultants, It's Time for High Performance Government provides executives, managers, and elected officials at all levels practical advice to improve government performance. more...

  • The Failure of Governance in Bell, Californiaby Thom Reilly

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 89.99

    In the late 2000s, the small southern California town of Bell erupted in a scandal that revealed a truly astonishing level of municipal corruption?one prosecutor called it ?corruption on steroids.? The Failure of Governance in Bell, California: Big-Time Corruption in a Small Town details why Bell was vulnerable to such massive malfeasance and... more...

  • The Public Administration Workbookby Dennis L. Dresang

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Public administration is a craft that demands real-world application of concepts and theories often learned in a classroom. Yet many students find it difficult to make the leap from theory to practice completely unaided. The Public Administration Workbook, 8e is specifically designed with the theoretically-grounded, practice-minded student in mind.... more...

  • Politics of the Administrative Processby Donald F. Kettl

    SAGE Publications 2017; US$ 102.00

    Politics of the Administrative Process shows how efficient public administration requires a delicate balance?the bureaucracy must be powerful enough to be effective, but also accountable to elected officials and citizens.  Author Don Kettl gives students a realistic, relevant, and well-researched view of the field in this reader?friendly best seller. ... more...

  • Corruption in Public Administrationby Davide Torsello

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    Despite the growth in literature on political corruption, contributions from field research are still exiguous. This book provides a timely and much needed addition to current research, bridging the gap and providing an innovative approach to the study of corruption and integrity in public administration. more...

  • Getting It Doneby Mark A. Abramson; Daniel Chenok; John M. Kamensky

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 28.99

    From the patient and careful study of an issue, to the assembly of a trusted advisory team and the development and execution of a focused vision and agenda, leaders of all kinds will find some part of this book to incorporate into their own leadership strategies, for which this book?s expert and pragmatic insights prove a refreshing boon. more...

  • Useful Complaintsby Jing Chen

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    This book examines the positive effects of the petition system on China?s resilient decentralized authoritarian regime. Combining detailed case studies and rigorous statistical analysis, it argues that citizens? petitions help the regime to alleviate threats to stability by giving an information edge to the Chinese central government. more...