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  • The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracyby Robert F. Durant

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    One of the major dilemmas facing the administrative state in the United States today is discerning how best to harness for public purposes the dynamism of markets, the passion and commitment of nonprofit and volunteer organizations, and the public-interest-oriented expertise of the career civil service. Researchers across a variety of disciplines,... more...

  • State Government Budget Stabilizationby Yilin Hou

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book is the first comprehensive, full-scale treatment of the law, politics and economics with regard to the policies and policy instruments for budget stabilization at the state level. Covering the period from 1946 through 2008 in the United States, it provides details on the methods and results of empirical tests of the effects of budget stabilization... more...

  • The UN Secretary-General and Secretariatby Leon Gordenker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.95

    The new edition of this accessible introduction to the important role of the United Nations Secretary-General continues to offer a keen insight into the United Nations ? the Secretariat and its head, the Secretary-General, summing up the history, structure, strengths and weaknesses, and continuing operations of an ever-present global institution.... more...

  • Factional Politicsby Françoise Boucek

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Drawing on theories of neo-institutionalism to show how institutions shape dissident behaviour, Boucek develops new ways of measuring factionalism and explains its effects on office tenure. In each of the four cases - from Britain, Canada, Italy and Japan - intra-party dynamics are analyzed through times series and rational choice tools. more...

  • Building Service-Oriented Governmentby Wu Wei

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 44.00

    Providing quality public service is one of the essential functions of a government. In the turbulent time, however, governments worldwide are experiencing a variety of unprecedented challenges to meet citizens' increasing demands and expectations. In China, building a service-oriented government and a harmonious society is central to the 12th Five-Year... more...

  • Civil Society and Participatory Governanceby Maureen M. Donaghy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Democratic institutions should promote accountability of government officials to the needs of citizens. Civil society plays a role in exposing corruption as well as in communicating the needs of low-income residents to officials. Neither the institutions of representative democracy nor the presence of civil society, however, appears to automatically... more...

  • Beyond Machiavelliby Beryl A. Radin

    Georgetown University Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    In this new edition of Beyond Machiavelli , Beryl Radin updates her popular overview of the field of policy analysis. Radin, winner of the John Gaus Award from the American Political Science Association, considers the critical issues that confront the policy analysis practitioner, changes in the field, including the globalization of policy analysis,... more...

  • The education debateby Stephen J. Ball

    Policy Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    In this fully updated edition of this bestselling book, Stephen J. Ball, a leading author in the field, guides us through the flood of government initiatives and policies of the past 20 years. more...

  • Organizational Assessment and Improvement in the Public Sector Workbookby Kathleen M. Immordino

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Public agencies at the federal, state, and local levels are realizing just how important it is to assess and improve their current performance and to convey information on their achievements and opportunities to staff, leaders, and decision makers as well as externally to constituents. Organizational Assessment and Improvement in the Public Sector... more...

  • Evidence for Public Policy Designby Paola Coletti

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 45.00

    Learning from the successes and failures of others is a necessity in the field of public sector innovation. This book develops guidelines for policymakers, practitioners and policy analysts to understand what drives policy success and to transfer innovations from a source case to a target case with a view to assisting effective policy design. more...