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- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 44.00
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...
- SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 33.00
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...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 69.00
In the nonprofit sector, money drives mission. Well-managed budgets and investments can spur long-term growth and achievement, while financial mismanagement can damage or destroy an organization. Lynne A. Weikart , Greg G. Chen , and Ed Sermier ?in their exciting new text geared wholly to nonprofits?provide the financial tools nonprofit managers... more...
- SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 60.00
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...
- SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 33.00
From ?constructive contributors? to ?deviant destroyers,? government guerrillas work clandestinely against the wishes of their superiors. These many public servants are dissatisfied with the actions of the organizations for which they work, but often choose not to go public with their concerns. In The Ethics of Dissent: Managing Guerrilla Government,... more...
- SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 47.00
With new critical thinking questions, data-based exercises, tips on data presentation, and suggested reading lists, this workbook gets students comfortable applying each technique. Helpful software primers on SPSS and Excel provide essential skills. The workbook's CD includes seven data sets that cover a range of measures and applications (available... more...
- SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 102.00
Today?s public administrators struggle to remain efficient in the face of polarization and gridlock, while at the same time, must maintain their performance despite shifting demographics and challenging economic and budgetary conditions. In the new Sixth Edition of Politics of the Administrative Process , Kettl hones in on three overarching themes... more...
- SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 43.00
Charles Goodsell has long taken the position that U.S. bureaucracy is neither a generalized failure nor sinkhole of waste as mythologized by anti-government ideologues. Rather, it is one of the most effective and innovate sets of administrative institutions of any government in the world today. Indispensable to our democracy, it keeps government reliable... more...