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  • 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...

  • Esteemed Colleaguesby Burdett A. Loomis

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    What's happened to the longstanding traditions of civility and decorum within the world's greatest deliberative body? While the Senate hasn't yet become as rancorous as the House, over the past three decades it has grown noticeably less collegial. In Esteemed Colleagues, leading congressional scholars address the extent to which civility has declined... more...

  • Investing in Democracyby Carmen Sirianni

    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...

  • 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$ 27.00

    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$ 54.00

    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$ 54.00

    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$ 45.00

    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$ 49.00

    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$ 41.00

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