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  • Explaining Institutional Changeby James Mahoney; Kathleen Thelen

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    The essays in this book contribute to emerging debates in political science and sociology on institutional change, providing a theoretical framework and empirical applications. more...

  • The Presidential Appointee's Handbookby G. Edward DeSeve

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    With every new presidential administration, thousands of highly accomplished individuals face one of the greatest challenges of their lives: learning to become an effective presidential appointee. This handbook will help ease that task.In clear, crisp language, punctuated by numerous examples, Edward DeSeve explains the ten core competencies that distinguish... more...

  • Experimentalist Governance in the European Unionby Charles F. Sabel; Jonathan Zeitlin

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    This book advances a novel interpretation of EU governance. Its central claim is that the EU's regulatory successes within-and increasingly beyond-its borders rest on the emergence of a recursive process of framework rule making and revision by European and national actors across a wide range of policy domains. In this architecture, framework goals... more...

  • Het Lange Koord tussen Portefeuillebeleid en Investeringen van Woningcorporatiesby N. Nieboer

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 73.00

    Sinds de financiėle verzelfstandiging van de Nederlandse sociale-huursector in de jaren 80 en 90 van de vorige eeuw hebben woningcorporaties een grotere beleidsverantwoordelijkheid gekregen wat betreft de ontwikkeling van hun woningbestand. Dit heeft geleid tot een verhoogde activiteit in het ontwikkelen van portefeuillebeleid en tot de opkomst van... more...

  • The Dynamics of Performance Managementby Donald P. Moynihan

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Efficiency. Innovation. Results. Accountability. These, advocates claim, are the fruits of performance management. In recent decades government organizations have eagerly embraced the performance modelùbut the rush to reform has not delivered as promised. Drawing on research from state and federal levels, Moynihan illustrates how governments have... more...

  • European Development Cooperationby Paul Hoebink

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 59.00

    Official Development Assistance, or foreign aid, disbursed by the EU member states reached record levels in 2008, when several member states raised their assistance considerably, while some of the new member states became donors again. This definitive study analyses a wide range of aspects of European development cooperation, covering, among others,... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to New Public Managementby Tom Christensen; Per Lęgreid

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; 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...

  • Less Pretension, More Ambitionby Peter van Lieshout; Robert Went; Monique Kremer

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    Development aid has become the subject of much discussion. Why do we give aid, and does it help? What do we know about the development paths being taken by various countries, or the possibilities of helping them to achieve their goals from outside? How relevant is development aid now that remittances and foreign direct investments have increased as... more...

  • Evidence versus politicsby Mark Monaghan

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    This book provides a new model for evidence-based policy in UK drug policy and will be essential reading for students and researchers in public policy and criminology. more...

  • The Politics of Public Service Bargainsby Christopher Hood; Martin Lodge

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 109.99

    The traditional understandings that structure the relationships between public servants and the wider political system are said to have undergone considerable change. But what are these formalized and implicit understandings? What are the key dimensions of such bargains? In what conditions do bargains rise and fall? And has there been a universal and... more...