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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.  In The Politics of Public Budgeting , author Irene S. Rubin lays out the actors involved?interest groups, public officials, legislators, and the public?and shines a light on how these groups, who each have their own goals, are able to bargain and barter their way to a resolution. The new Eighth Edition ... 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...

  • Governance and the Democratic Deficitby Victor Bekkers; Geske Dijkstra; Menno Fenger

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    It is widely acknowledged that we are witnessing a major transformation of public policy making, a transformation which has been labelled as a change from 'government' to 'governance'. Governance is used to describe policy making and implementation without a central authority in a non-hierarchical, network-like structure through negotiation and cooperation... more...

  • American Public Administrationby Frederick C. Mosher

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    This collection of essays highlights the ?peculiarly American? issues of public administration ranging from 1870 to 1974, when they were first published. Every contributor was assigned a period of American history and given the opportunity to write on what he or she deemed the most important or relevant concern of that period. This method, employed... more...