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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 94.99
Examines the nature and functions of the EU Commission and analyses how it is has evolved from an international organization to a political executive and the way in which executive relationships have been 'normalized.' more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 99.99
Thousands of lobbyists lobby decision-makers in Brussels every day, but little is known about their impact on policy. Lobbying in the European Union addresses this research gap and analyzes the conditions under which interest groups can successfully lobby the European institutions. more...
- OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 49.99
Written in an accessible style, this book offers an unparalleled insight into the 'modernization' of UK government from 1980 to the present day, and provides a distinctive framework for evaluating long-term performance in government. more...
- University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 49.95
A Presidential Civil Service offers a comprehensive and definitive study of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt?s Liaison Office for Personnel Management (LOPM). Established in 1939 following the release of Roosevelt?s Brownlow Committee report, LOPM became a key milestone in the evolution of the contemporary executive-focused civil service. ... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00
Fiscal Decentralization and Budget Control explores possible institutional solutions to fiscal instability in countries that have traditionally been caught up in problems of over-expenditure and over-indebtedness. How can governments control spending pressure from influential groups, often representing historically grown regional interests? Drawing... more...