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  • The Politics of Public Budgetingby Irene S. Rubin

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 53.00 US$ 45.05

    Public budgeting is inherently political. Using a ?power struggles? theme to examine the dynamics of budgeting, Rubin?s classic text shines a bright light on the political jockeying between interest groups, parties, officials, policymakers, and the public. Updated throughout, the seventh edition explores the impact of the Great Recession, the joint... more...

  • Practical Guide for Policy Analysisby Eugene S. Bardach

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.50

    With his original eightfold approach, Bardach encapsulates more than 35 years of teaching students effective, accurate, and persuasive policy analysis. This bestselling handbook presents dozens of concrete tips, interesting case studies, and step-by-step strategies for the budding analyst as well as the seasoned professional. more...

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

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 44.00 US$ 37.40

    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. (Francis) Kettl

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 33.00 US$ 28.05

    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 US$ 51.00

    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 who bring to the book 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 Power of Communicationby Doris A. Graber

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 44.00 US$ 37.40

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  • 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...

  • Conflict and Change in EU Budgetary Politicsby Johannes Lindner

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Why did the European Union experience a stark variation in the levels of conflict between the late 1970s, when budgetary disputes dominated European politics, and the 1990s, when political actors were able to settle upon budgetary agreements without major conflicts? This book responds to this key question with a two-step argument: Its first... more...

  • Handbook of Public Sector Economicsby Donijo Robbins

    CRC Press 2005; US$ 154.95

    The Handbook of Public Sector Economics builds an understanding of the role of public economics in public administration, public policy, and decision making. The handbook introduces a wide variety of current issues related to the public provision and production of goods and services. The volume documents the history of economics and fiscal doctrine,... more...