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- Marquette University Press 2008; US$ 30.00
Bureaus of efficiency were established in America as part of the civic reform agenda during the Progressive era at the beginning of the twentieth century. In some cities they were nonprofit agencies pushing for governmental reform from the outside. In other cities, efficiency bureaus were established by reformers as departments within municipal government,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00
Small States and EU Governance shows that the EU's rotating Council presidency and small states' capacity to make use of it have been underestimated. It examines the political objectives the presidency serves and presents a systematic and comparative assessment of its nature and influence in internal market and foreign policy issues. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 58.00
Services are the driving force in OECD economies, accounting for at least 70% of GNP in many countries. However, their potential contribution is hampered by government policies that were designed for manufacturing industries. This report shows that policies can be adapted to stimulate innovation and boost productivity in service sectors, with economy-wide... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2009; US$ 14.99
In Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures , Gilles Paquet criticizes the prevailing practices of the social sciences on the basis of their inadequate concepts of knowledge, evidence and inquiry, concepts he claims have become methodological ?mental prisons?. Paquet describes the prevailing policy development process in Canada in terms... more...
- IOS Press 2010; US$ 123.00
Migration has always been a part of the human experience: human history began with the migration of our distant ancestors from their place of origin. But today, immigration is a politically sensitive subject in most of the affluent nations of the world, in many of which one tenth or more of the population were foreign born. And it is a problem which... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 44.95
A comprehensive, up-to-the-moment review of the New Public Management movement, the driving forces behind its reform and its various trajectories and special features. The Companion offers a refreshing analysis of key issues, and is essential reading for students, and anyone with an interest in modern administrative reform. more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 49.90
Van beleidsmakers en politici wordt verwacht dat zij verantwoordelijkheid nemen voor de toekomst van de samenleving door onwenselijke toekomsten de pas af te snijden en nastrevenswaardige toekomsten dichterbij te brengen. We kunnen echter niet voorspellen welke kant toekomstige ontwikkelingen op zullen gaan. Daarnaast kunnen zich in de toekomst mogelijkerwijs... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2010; US$ 14.99
This volume explores and contextualizes the contributions of Gilles Paquet as a social scientist. A quintessential public intellectual, Gilles Paquet's long and multifaceted career has shown him to be a thinker of significant power and creativity. This self-described "homo hereticus"--always critical and sometimes controversial--has influenced scholars... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00
Through comparative analysis this book examines and explains the official rhetoric of agency reform across consensus and adversarial political cultures. It traces the trajectory of talk about agency reform in The Netherlands, Sweden and Australia and identifies the national styles of speaking that mediated the agency idea. more...