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  • 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...

  • Networks and National Securityby Chad Whelan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Networks as sets of autonomous organisations working together to achieve individual and shared goals are becoming increasingly important across many areas of public administration. The importance of networks is well known but most analysts would agree that we do not know enough about the dynamics and effectiveness of networks in relation to their internal... more...

  • Public Administration and the Stateby Michael W. Spicer

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    In this critical examination of public administration's pervasive vision of a powerful state, Spicer thoughtfully reconsiders the relationship between activities of governance and concepts of the state. Woodrow Wilson argued for a state led by a powerful government, guided by science and enlightened experts, for the accomplishment of a set of... more...

  • Caught Between the Dog and the Fireplug, or How to Survive Public Serviceby Kenneth Ashworth

    Georgetown University Press 2001; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36

    Replete with practical advice for anyone considering a career in federal, state, or local government, Caught between the Dog and the Fireplug, or How to Survive Public Service conveys what life is really like in a public service job. The book is written as a series of lively, entertaining letters of advice from a sympathetic uncle to a niece or... more...

  • Managing within Networksby Robert Agranoff

    Georgetown University Press 2007; US$ 30.95 US$ 24.76

    The real work of many governments is done not in stately domed capitols but by a network of federal and state officials working with local governments and nongovernmental organizations to address issues that cross governmental boundaries. Managing within Networks analyzes the structure, operations, and achievements of these public management networks... more...

  • Professionalism and Public Serviceby David Siegel; Kenneth Rasmussen

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 77.00

    The contributors to this volume trace the evolution of public administration institutions and explore issues such as the protection and improvement of the public service, recent innovations in the area of service delivery, and how this has created increased legitimacy and recognition from citizens. more...

  • Equity, Diversity & Canadian Labourby Gerald Hunt; David Rayside

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2007; US$ 34.95

    Equity, Diversity, and Canadian Labour explores the specific challenges put to outmoded attitudes and practices, charting the efforts made by organized labour in Canada towards addressing discrimination in the workplace and within unions themselves. more...

  • Politics of Public Moneyby David A. Good

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2007; US$ 40.95

    An insightful and incisive study of the changing budgetary process, The Politics of Public Money examines the promises and pitfalls of budgetary reform and sheds new light on the role insiders play in influencing government spending. more...

  • Searching for Leadershipby Patrice Dutil

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 32.95

    The first book to examine the evolving role and leadership of the highest-ranking public servant in Ottawa or in any of Canada's Provinces and Territories, the Secretary to Cabinet, or the "Clerk." more...

  • Policy Analysis in Canadaby Laurent Dobuzinskis; Michael Howlett; David Laycock

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2007; US$ 62.00

    This volume offers a comprehensive overview of the many ways in which the policy analysis movement has been conducted, and to what effect, in Canadian governments and, for the first time, in business associations, labour unions, universities, and other non-governmental organizations. more...