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  • National Approaches to the Administration of International Migrationby P.E. Arnold

    IOS Press 2010; US$ 123.00

    Migration has always been a part of the human experience: human history began with the migration of our distant ancestors from their place of origin. But today, immigration is a politically sensitive subject in most of the affluent nations of the world, in many of which one tenth or more of the population were foreign born. And it is a problem which... more...

  • The Political Economy of Public Administrationby Murray J. Horn

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 40.00

    Uses a transactions cost approach to explain key institutional characteristics across the public sector. more...

  • Uit zichtby Scientific Council for Government Policy; M.B.A. van Asselt; F. van der Molen; A. Faas; S.A. Veenman

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 49.90

    Van beleidsmakers en politici wordt verwacht dat zij verantwoordelijkheid nemen voor de toekomst van de samenleving door onwenselijke toekomsten de pas af te snijden en nastrevenswaardige toekomsten dichterbij te brengen. We kunnen echter niet voorspellen welke kant toekomstige ontwikkelingen op zullen gaan. Daarnaast kunnen zich in de toekomst mogelijkerwijs... more...

  • Gilles Paquetby Caroline Andrew; Ruth Hubbard; Jeffrey Roy

    University of Ottawa Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    This volume explores and contextualizes the contributions of Gilles Paquet as a social scientist. A quintessential public intellectual, Gilles Paquet's long and multifaceted career has shown him to be a thinker of significant power and creativity. This self-described "homo hereticus"--always critical and sometimes controversial--has influenced scholars... more...

  • Translating Agency Reformby Dr Amanda Smullen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Through comparative analysis this book examines and explains the official rhetoric of agency reform across consensus and adversarial political cultures. It traces the trajectory of talk about agency reform in The Netherlands, Sweden and Australia and identifies the national styles of speaking that mediated the agency idea. more...

  • Governing Hong Kongby Steve Yui-Sang Tsang

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 29.00

    Hong Kong is at the heart of modern China?s position as a regional - and potential world - superpower. In this important and original history of the region, Steve Tsang argues that Hong Kong's current prosperity and influence are direct by-products of the British administrators who ran the place as a colony before the handover in 1997. _x000D_ _x000D_ The... more...

  • Delegated Governance and the British Stateby Matthew Flinders

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 109.99

    The delegation of functions and responsibilities to quasi-autonomous bodies operating with a significant degree of autonomy arguably empowers governments to address a wide range of social issues simultaneously without having to be involved with the minutiae of day-to-day socio-political interactions. Delegation therefore provides a structural and esoteric... more...

  • Squanderedby David Craig

    Constable & Robinson 2009; US$ 13.11

    Over the last ten years, New Labour has boosted public spending by around a trillion pounds -- that's 1,000,000,000,000 of our taxes -- over 50,000 for every household in Britain. But what have we got for our money? Effective and responsive public services that are the envy of the world? Or the creation of a vast, self-serving bureaucracy that... more...

  • Curbing Corruption in Asian Countriesby Jon S. T Quah

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 164.95

    As corruption is a serious problem in many Asian countries their governments have introduced many anti-corruption measures since the 1950s. This book analyzes and evaluates the anti-corruption strategies employed in Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. more...

  • Entrepreneurship in the Public Sectorby Fabian Elias Diefenbach

    Springer Fachmedien 2011; US$ 69.95

    Fabian E. Diefenbach conceptually and empirically investigates entrepreneurship in public sector organizations. His analyses identify five drivers of entrepreneurship and show a positive effect of entrepreneurship on value creation. more...