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  • Bureaus of Efficiencyby Mordecai Lee

    Marquette University Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Bureaus of efficiency were established in America as part of the civic reform agenda during the Progressive era at the beginning of the twentieth century. In some cities they were nonprofit agencies pushing for governmental reform from the outside. In other cities, efficiency bureaus were established by reformers as departments within municipal government,... more...

  • Small States and EU Governanceby Dr Simone Bunse

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    Small States and EU Governance shows that the EU's rotating Council presidency and small states' capacity to make use of it have been underestimated. It examines the political objectives the presidency serves and presents a systematic and comparative assessment of its nature and influence in internal market and foreign policy issues. more...

  • Innovation and Productivity in Servicesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 58.00

    Services are the driving force in OECD economies, accounting for at least 70% of GNP in many countries. However, their potential contribution is hampered by government policies that were designed for manufacturing industries. This report shows that policies can be adapted to stimulate innovation and boost productivity in service sectors, with economy-wide... more...

  • Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failuresby Gilles Paquet

    University of Ottawa Press 2009; US$ 14.99

    In Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures , Gilles Paquet criticizes the prevailing practices of the social sciences on the basis of their inadequate concepts of knowledge, evidence and inquiry, concepts he claims have become methodological ?mental prisons?. Paquet describes the prevailing policy development process in Canada in terms... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...