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  • Public Policyby Christopher Simon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 134.95

    Built on the premise that all public policy is ultimately grounded in the philosophy of governance, Christopher A. Simon's second edition continues to approach policy by combining normative and empirical perspectives. This deeply revised second edition continues to expose students to the basis of preferences, policy-making processes, policy history,... more...

  • Local Governance and Inter-municipal Cooperationby Filipe Teles

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Particularly useful for those interested in multilevel governance and local government reforms. The author discusses inter-municipal cooperation and identifies the main gaps in contemporary research. Cooperation entails much of the complexity researchers look for, practitioners tend to avoid, and policy makers are eager to understand. more...


    V&S Publishers 2015; US$ 4.00

    Mahapandit Chanakya ek rachnatmak vicharak the. Veh sarvshreshth arthshastri ke saath-saath mahaan raajneetigya evam katuneetigya the. Veh samraajya vinaashak bhi the tatha samrajya nirmaata bhi the. Unki 3 anupam kritiyan - chanakya neeti, chanakya sutra tatha kautilya arthashastra hain. iss pustak mein inn teeno ki vistrit vyakhya lekhak dwara prastut... more...

  • Esteemed Colleaguesby Burdett A. Loomis

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    What's happened to the longstanding traditions of civility and decorum within the world's greatest deliberative body? While the Senate hasn't yet become as rancorous as the House, over the past three decades it has grown noticeably less collegial. In Esteemed Colleagues, leading congressional scholars address the extent to which civility has declined... more...

  • Investing in Democracyby Carmen Sirianni

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 26.99

    The health of American democracy ultimately depends on our willingness and ability to work together as citizens and stakeholders in our republic. Government policies often fail to promote such collaboration. But if designed properly, they can do much to strengthen civic engagement. That is the central message of Carmen Sirianni's eloquent new book.... more...

  • Governing by Networkby Stephen Goldsmith; William D. Eggers

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 19.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation publication A fundamental, but mostly hidden, transformation is happening in the way public services are being delivered, and in the way local and national governments fulfill their policy goals. Government executives are redefining their core responsibilities away... more...

  • Red Tapeby Herbert Kaufman; Philip K. Howard

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    Death, taxes, and red tape. The inevitable trio no one can escape. That wry sense of reality colors Herbert Kaufman's classic study of red tape, the bureaucratic phenomenon that all of us have encountered in some formfrom the confounding tax form filled out annually to the maddeningly time-consuming wait at the driver's license bureau. The complaints... more...

  • Unleashing Changeby Steven Kelman

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation publication This is a hopeful account of the potential for organizational change and improvement within government. Despite the mantra that "people resist change," it is possible to effect meaningful reform in a large bureaucracy. In Unleashing Change , public... more...

  • Audacityby Jonathan Chait

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 17.99

    An unassailable case that, in the eyes of history, Barack Obama will be viewed as one of America?s best and most accomplished presidents. Over the course of eight years, Barack Obama has amassed an array of outstanding achievements. His administration saved the American economy from collapse, expanded health insurance to millions who previously could... more...

  • American Nurembergby Rebecca Gordon

    Hot Books 2016; US$ 21.99

    No subject is more hotly debated than the extreme measures that our government has taken after 9/11 in the name of national security. Torture, extraordinary rendition, drone assassinations, secret detention centers (or black sites?), massive surveillance of citizens. But while the press occasionally exposes the dark side of the war on terror and congressional... more...