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  • Policy Bureaucracyby Edward C Page; Bill Jenkins

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 124.99

    Policy making is not only about the cut and thrust of politics. It is also a bureaucratic activity. In this ground-breaking work, two leading authorities come together to examine the world of the policy bureaucrat for the first time. The volume draws in crucial debates over accountability and democratic ideology, hierarchy and expertise, and should... more...

  • Pharmaceutical Autonomy and Public Health in Latin America: State, Society and Industry in Brazil's AIDS Programby Matthew B. Flynn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Brazil has occupied a central role in the access to medicines movement, especially with respect to drugs used to treat those with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). How and why Brazil succeeded in overcoming powerful political and economic interests, both at home and abroad, to roll-out... more...

  • Public Administration and Disabilityby Julie Ann Racino

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    Based on decades of evidence-based research and technical assistance, Public Administration and Disability: Community Services Administration in the US brings together the diverse, expert perspectives and discusses the leading efforts of the past three decades in the field of disability and community services. The book highlights the development... more...

  • Governing the Embedded State: The Organizational Dimension of Governanceby Bengt Jacobsson; Jon Pierre; Goran Sundstrom

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Governing the Embedded State integrates governance theory with organization theory and examines how states address social complexity and international embeddedness. Drawing upon extensive empirical research on the Swedish government system, this volume describes a strategy of governance based in a metagovernance model of steering by designing institutional... more...

  • Reviving Citizen Engagementby Larry N. Gerston

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    Whereas our nation was once united in purpose, today it is bitterly divided. Why? Racial discrimination, diminishing educational opportunities, poor economic mobility, greedy corporations, and an unresponsive federal government have combined to create two Americas. Presented in Gerston?s characteristic, no-holds-barred style of wit and candor, Reviving... more...

  • Unmasking Administrative Evilby Guy Adams; Danny Balfour

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Reconsidering Localismby Simin Davoudi; Ali Madanipour

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    "Localism" has been deployed in recent debates over planning law as an anodyne, grassroots way to shape communities into sustainable, human-scale neighborhoods. But "local" is a moving category, with contradictory, nuanced dimensions. Reconsidering Localism brings together new scholarship from leading academics in Europe and North America to develop... more...

  • Research Methods for Public Administratorsby Gail Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.00

    As in previous editions, this highly practical book is written with beginning MPA students and practitioners in mind. It focuses on the interpretation and use of research findings, not just number crunching. It covers the entire research process, from initial questions to final report, in clear, jargon-free language, and includes numerous easy-to-understand... 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...

  • Endogenous Public Policy and Contestsby Gil S. Epstein; Shmuel Nitzan

    Springer 2007; US$ 129.00

    This book studies endogenous policy determination focusing on the role of interest groups and their lobbying efforts in the determination of public policy. Applying strategic contest theory as the basic methodology, it clarifies the fundamental parameters that determine the behavior of the government and the interest groups - the two contestants for... more...