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- Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 19.95
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 from managing workers and providing services directly to orchestrating networks of public, private,... more...
- IOS Press 2009; US$ 73.00
Sinds de financiŽle verzelfstandiging van de Nederlandse sociale-huursector in de jaren 80 en 90 van de vorige eeuw hebben woningcorporaties een grotere beleidsverantwoordelijkheid gekregen wat betreft de ontwikkeling van hun woningbestand. Dit heeft geleid tot een verhoogde activiteit in het ontwikkelen van portefeuillebeleid en tot de opkomst van... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 27.18
The secrets of successful government from Michael Barber, one of the world's leading experts on carrying out lasting improvements in public life. Billions of citizens around the world are frustrated with their governments. Political leaders struggle to honour their promises and officials find it near impossible to translate ideas into action. The... more...
- 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...
- Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 26.95
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...
- Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 49.95
Development aid has become the subject of much discussion. Why do we give aid, and does it help? What do we know about the development paths being taken by various countries, or the possibilities of helping them to achieve their goals from outside? How relevant is development aid now that remittances and foreign direct investments have increased as... more...
- 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...