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  • 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...

  • Squanderedby David Craig

    Constable & Robinson 2009; US$ 13.11

    Over the last ten years, New Labour has boosted public spending by around a trillion pounds -- that's 1,000,000,000,000 of our taxes -- over 50,000 for every household in Britain. But what have we got for our money? Effective and responsive public services that are the envy of the world? Or the creation of a vast, self-serving bureaucracy that... more...

  • Curbing Corruption in Asian Countriesby Jon S. T Quah

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 164.95

    As corruption is a serious problem in many Asian countries their governments have introduced many anti-corruption measures since the 1950s. This book analyzes and evaluates the anti-corruption strategies employed in Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. more...

  • Providing a Sure Startby Naomi Eisenstadt

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 36.95

    Offering insight into the key debates on services for young children, this book tells how Sure Start was set up, the numerous changes it went through, and how it has changed the landscape of services for all young children in England. more...

  • Entrepreneurship in the Public Sectorby Fabian Elias Diefenbach

    Springer Fachmedien 2011; US$ 69.95

    Fabian E. Diefenbach conceptually and empirically investigates entrepreneurship in public sector organizations. His analyses identify five drivers of entrepreneurship and show a positive effect of entrepreneurship on value creation. more...

  • Organizational Interoperability in E-Governmentby Herbert Kubicek; Ralf Cimander; Hans Jochen Scholl

    Springer Fachmedien 2011; US$ 99.00

    In the e-government research community as well as in many national e-government programs, interoperability is widely seen as a key factor in developing effective and attractive e-services. There is also agreement that interoperability encompasses not only mere technical standards and interfaces, but also includes organizational, legal, and cultural... more...

  • Power And The Throneby Anthony Barnett

    Random House 2012; US$ 8.64

    This is the most important, wide-ranging and critical debate so far published on the monarchy. It is not concerned with the trivia and tragedy of the Windsor's personal lives. Instead, a glittering range of contributors from across the spectrum of opinion focus on what the monarchy means for Britain today. Do we - can we? - continue to... more...