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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Georgetown University Press 2001; US$ 27.95
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...