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- 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...
- I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95
Hong Kong is at the heart of modern China?s position as a regional - and potential world - superpower. In this important and original history of the region, Steve Tsang argues that Hong Kong's current prosperity and influence are direct by-products of the British administrators who ran the place as a colony before the handover in 1997. _x000D_ _x000D_ The... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 109.99
The delegation of functions and responsibilities to quasi-autonomous bodies operating with a significant degree of autonomy arguably empowers governments to address a wide range of social issues simultaneously without having to be involved with the minutiae of day-to-day socio-political interactions. Delegation therefore provides a structural and esoteric... more...