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  • 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...

  • The Normalization of the European Commissionby Anchrit Wille

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    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...

  • Lobbying in the European Unionby Heike Klüver

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 99.99 US$ 85.99

    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...

  • A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less?by Christopher Hood; Ruth Dixon

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    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...

  • A Presidential Civil Serviceby Mordecai Lee

    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...

  • Fiscal Decentralization and Budget Controlby Laura Von Daniels

    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...

  • Advanced Introduction to Public Management and Administrationby Christopher Pollitt

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 24.95

    Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.In an era of austerity,... more...

  • The Politics of Public Budgetingby Irene S. Rubin

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 58.00

    Public budgeting is inherently political. Using a ?power struggles? theme to examine the dynamics of budgeting, The Politics of Public Budgeting  shines a bright light on the political jockeying between interest groups, parties, officials, policymakers, and the public. Expert at explaining budgeting changes over time, author Irene S. Rubin (Northern... more...

  • Civil Society, Second Editionby John R. Ehrenberg

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 25.50

    In the absence of noble public goals, admired leaders, and compelling issues, many warn of a dangerous erosion of civil society, which includes families, religious organizations, and all other NGOs. Are they right? What are the roots and implications of their insistent alarm? How can public life be enriched in a period marked by fraying communities,... more...

  • Succeeding as a Political Executiveby Mark A. Abramson; Paul R. Lawrence

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 29.99

    Succeeding as a Political Executive: Fifty Insights from Experience is based on the real-life experience of 64 high-level executives who served in the Obama Administration. Most were at the agency head level. From 2009 to 2015, the authors conducted a series of interviews with these individuals, gaining insights into running government organizations.... more...