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- OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 49.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 worlds 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...
- 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...
- NYU Press 2017; US$ 25.50
A comprehensive discussion and analysis of two and a half millennia of Western political theory 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... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 159.99
A major new reference work measuring the political authority of regions in 81 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific from 1950 to 2010, providing an introduction to measurement in the social sciences. more...
- 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...