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  • 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...

  • Financial Management for Public, Health, and Not-for-Profit Organizationsby Steven A. Finkler; Daniel L. Smith; Thad D. (Daniel) Calabrese; Robert M. Purtell

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 96.00

    Now in its Fifth Edition, Financial Management for Public, Health, and Not-for-Profit Organizations is the leading textbook on financial management in the government, health, and not-for-profit sectors providing a comprehensive yet practical introduction to the financial decision-making and management skills required of students and practitioners... more...

  • Practical Guide for Policy Analysisby Eugene Bardach

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 30.00

    With his original eightfold approach, Bardach encapsulates more than 35 years of teaching students effective, accurate, and persuasive policy analysis. This bestselling handbook presents dozens of concrete tips, interesting case studies, and step-by-step strategies for the budding analyst as well as the seasoned professional. more...

  • Politics and Public Policyby Donald C. Baumer; Carl E. Van Horn

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 58.00

    Getting beyond the traditional policy cycle discussed in most textbooks, the fully updated fourth edition of Politics and Public Policy offers a more comprehensive and realistic view of policymaking in the United States?one that looks beyond the jockeying between presidents and members of Congress, and explores the influence of corporate leaders,... more...

  • Bureaucracy and Democracyby Jr. William T. Gormley; Steven J. (John) Balla

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 44.00

    Given the influence of public bureaucracies in policy implementation, Gormley and Balla assess their performance using four key perspectives?bounded rationality, principal-agent theory, interest group mobilization, and network theory?to help students develop an analytic framework for evaluating bureaucratic accountability. more...

  • Mastering Public Administrationby Brian R. Fry; Jos C. N. Raadschelders

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 48.00

    Each chapter spotlights a significant theorist in the field, covering his/her life, research, writings, and impact, introducing the discipline's most important scholarship in both a memorable and approachable manner. more...

  • The Politics of Public Budgetingby Irene S. Rubin

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 53.00

    Public budgeting is inherently political. Using a ?power struggles? theme to examine the dynamics of budgeting, Rubin?s classic text shines a bright light on the political jockeying between interest groups, parties, officials, policymakers, and the public. Updated throughout, the seventh edition explores the impact of the Great Recession, the joint... more...

  • The Power of Communicationby Doris A. Graber

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 44.00

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