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  • Handbook of Public Policy Analysisby Frank Fischer; Gerald J. Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 199.95

    The study of public policy and the methods of policy analysis are among the most rapidly developing areas in the social sciences. Policy analysis has emerged to provide a better understanding of the policymaking process and to supply decision makers with reliable policy-relevant knowledge about pressing economic and social problems. Presenting... more...

  • Participation in Fisheries Governanceby Tim S. Gray

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    Focuses on three themes: the value that stakeholder participation bring to fisheries governance; relationship between the participatory mode and the switch from single species-based fisheries management to the ecosystem-based approach; and the relationship between fishers' experiential knowledge and fisheries science. more...

  • Partnerships, Governance and Sustainable Developmentby P. Glasbergen; F. Biermann; A.P.J. Mol

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    Explores the process, extent and circumstances under which partnerships can improve the legitimacy and effectiveness of governance for sustainable development. This book examines partnerships as single collaborative arrangements, focusing on how they are created, how they operate, and their determinants. more...

  • Making Policy in Europeby Svein Andersen; Kjell A Eliassen

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 64.00

    This Second Edition of Making Policy in Europe is fully revised and expanded to provide the most up-to-date introduction to the study of policy-making in the European Union (EU). The first part of the book introduces the different perspectives to study of the EU as a political system, and provides a framework for the study of the main actors... more...

  • Governing the Twin Cities Regionby John J. Harrigan

    University of Minnesota Press 1978; US$ 67.50

    Governing the Twin Cities Region was first published in 1978. This account of the development and analysis of the current powers and policies of the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul is particularly useful as a text for courses in urban politics and state and local government. It is valuable also for urban specialists... more...

  • Organizational Learning at NASAby Julianne G. Mahler

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    Organizational learning, especially in public organizations, is an idea that is often promoted but seldom studied in detail. This comparative study of two space shuttle accidents offers insight into organizational learning—and what makes such learning difficult in public organizations. more...

  • How to Build M&E Systems to Support Better Governmentby Keith Robin Mackay

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    A growing number of governments are working to improve their performance by creating systems to measure and help them understand their performance. These systems for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are used to measure the quantity, quality, and targeting of the goods and services—the outputs—that the state provides and to measure the outcomes... more...

  • Performance Accountability and Combating Corruptionby Anwar Shah

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 29.99

    This volume provides an analytical framework and operational approaches needed for the implementation of results-based accountability. The volume makes a major contribution to the literature on public management and evaluation. Major subject areas covered in this book include: performance based accountability, e-government, legal and institutional... more...

  • Administrative Capacity in the New EU Member Statesby Tony Verheijen

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    This paper reviews progress made in the development of public management systems capable of meeting European standards in the new member states of the European Union, looking into the people, systems, and service delivery aspects of public management systems. The new member states face considerable challenges—improving fiscal management, building... more...

  • Networks, Innovation and Public Policyby Professor Mark Considine; Associate Professor Jenny M. Lewis; Dr Damon Alexander

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    This book examines the different normative approaches politicians, bureaucrats and community actors use to frame the innovation puzzle, arguing that these create specific cultures of innovation. The authors explore the role of formal institutions and informal networks in promoting and impeding governmental innovation. more...