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  • 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...

  • Measuring Regional Authorityby Liesbet Hooghe; Gary Marks; Arjan H. Schakel; Sandra Chapman Osterkatz; Sara Niedzwiecki; Sarah Shair-Rosenfield

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 159.99 US$ 137.59

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...