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  • Zumanomics Revisitedby Raymond Parsons

    Jacana Media 2014; US$ 11.99

    In the light of global and domestic developments since his 2009 publication Zumanomics , Raymond Parsons now reassesses the economic prospects for South Africa post-Mangaung and following the 2014 general election. While the original book was a collective effort with other contributors, this is an individual one. Many red lights are flashing for the... more...

  • Introduction to Comparative Public Administrationby S. Kuhlmann; H. Wollmann

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘Since Ferrel Heady's death over a decade ago, comparative public administration badly needed a first-rate, current survey text. Sabine Kuhlmann and Hellmut Wollmann performed an invaluable service by authoring this exemplary, up-to-date European Comparative Public Administration Textbook. I know of none like it on the market today, for its... more...

  • Converging Hybrid Worlds? Medicine and Hospital Management in Europeby Joyce Liddle; Mike Dent; Ingo Bode

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 199.00

    This ebook, delving into the institutional and procedural contingency shaping the evolution of managerial arrangements across Europe, contains four articles on national configurations, one comparative paper, and one conceptual contribution. The papers included in this ebook provide us with illustrative examples of the rich range of the variation in... more...

  • Making Public Policy Decisions: Expertise, Skills and Experienceby Damon Alexander; Jenny M. Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 156.00

    To understand public policy decisions, it is imperative to understand the capacities of the individual actors who are making them, how they think and feel about their role, and what drives and motivates them. However, the current literature takes little account of this, preferring instead to frame the decisions as the outcomes of a rational search... more...

  • Robert Wagner and the Rise of New York City's Plebiscitary Mayoraltyby Richard M. Flanagan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Robert Wagner was New York City's true New Deal mayor, killed Tammany Hall. The world Wagner shaped delivers municipal services efficiently at the cost of local democracy. The story of Wagner's mayoralty will be of interest to anyone who cares about New York City, local democracy and the debate about the legacy of the City's important leaders. more...

  • Public Participation for 21st Century Democracyby Tina Nabatchi; Matt Leighninger

    Wiley 2015; US$ 80.00

    A comprehensive text on the theory and practice of participatory governance Written by two leaders in the field of participatory governance, Introduction to Public Participation explores the theory and practice of citizen participation in decision-making and problem-solving in government. The book examines the values and guiding principles that... more...

  • Handbook of Public Administrationby James L. Perry; Robert K. Christensen

    Wiley 2015; US$ 110.00

    The fundamentals of public administration, from the world's leading practitioners Handbook of Public Administration is the classic, comprehensive guide to the field, featuring original writings from the world's foremost public administration thought leaders and practitioners. Intended to help both public administration students and practitioners... more...

  • Design for Policyby Christian Bason

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Design for Policy charts, for the first time, the emergence of collaborative design approaches to innovation in public policy. It is a rich resource for policy makers, public managers, the academic community and advisers to government.The book is structured in three main sections, covering the global context of the rise of design for policy, in-depth... more...

  • People Skills for Public Managersby Suzanne Mccorkle; Stephanie Witt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This book fills the need for a communication-based, public sector framed book. The authors combine just enough basic theory about communication with specific skill development in areas of immediate interest to those who work in the public sector. It also features a strong "practice" orientation, with plentiful boxed applications (Insights from the... more...

  • Separation of Powers and Legislative Organizationby Gisela Sin

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    Examines how constitutional requirements of the lawmaking process, and the factional divisions within parties, affect US representatives' decisions on distributing power among themselves. more...