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  • Knowing Governanceby Jan-Peter Voß; Richard Freeman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Knowing Governance sets out to understand governance through the design and making of its models and instruments. What kinds of knowledge do they require and reproduce? How are new understandings of governance produced in practice, by scientists and policy makers and by the publics with whom they engage? more...

  • Partnership Governance in Public Managementby Seth A. Grossman; Marc Holzer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The ability to create and sustain partnerships is a skill and a strategic capacity that utilizes the strengths and offsets the weaknesses of each actor. Partnerships between the public and private sectors allow each to enjoy the benefits of the other: the public sector benefits from increased entrepreneurship and the private sector utilizes public... more...

  • Public Administrationby Marc Holzer; Richard W Schwester

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.95

    Marc Holzer and Richard W. Schwester have written a fresh and highly engaging textbook for the introductory course in Public Administration. Their coverage is both comprehensive and cutting-edge, including not only all the basic topics (OT, budgeting, HRM), but also reflecting new realities in public administration: innovations in e-government, the... more...

  • American Urban Politics in a Global Ageby Paul Kantor; Dennis R Judd

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 117.95

    Bringing together a selection of readings that represent some of the most important trends and topics in urban scholarship today, American Urban Politics provides historical context and contemporary commentaries on the economy, politics, culture and identity of American cities. This seventh edition examines the ability of highly autonomous local... more...

  • Political Change in the Metropolisby Ronald Vogel; John Harrigan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 148.95

    This popular text has been thoroughly updated and revised to sharpen the focus on its 'bias and change' theme, include the latest data/studies informing the field, and cover important new topics (e.g., flood disaster in New Orleans). Political Change in the Metropolis, Eighth Edition, continues to focus on the political changes that have taken... more...

  • Freedom Roadby Howard Fast; Eric Foner; W. E. B. DuBois

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 158.00

    "Howard Fast makes superb use of his material. ... Aside from its social and historical implications, Freedom Road is a high-geared story, told with that peculiar dramatic intensity of which Fast is a master". -- Chicago Daily News more...

  • Public Service Ethicsby James S. Bowman; Jonathan P. West

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 46.00

    Ethics?in all its exemplary and exhausting forms?matters. It deals with the most gripping question in public life: ?What is the right thing to do?? In Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities , James Bowman and Jonathan West examine individual-centered and organization-focused ethics, applying ideas and ideals from both... more...

  • Organization Theory and Governance for the 21st Centuryby Sandra (Sandi) J. Parkes Pershing; Eric K. Austin

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 59.00

    Applying organization theory to public and governance organizations, Organization Theory and Governance for the 21st Century presents readers with a conscious and thoughtful awareness of the history and evolving nature of organizations. Authors Sandra Parkes Pershing and Eric Austin address emerging theories rarely touched upon in competing titles,... more...

  • Public Human Resource Managementby Jr. Randy Paul Battaglio

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 79.00

    Public Human Resource Management: Strategies and Practices in the 21st Century offers a novel take on public human resource management (PHRM) by providing practical guidance for practitioners operating in a drastically reformed HR environment. Author R. Paul Battaglio assesses how the traditional practice of public HR has changed?and not necessarily... more...

  • Balancing the Federal Budgetby Irene S. Rubin

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 26.00

    In this timely book Irene Rubin focuses on how government tried and eventually succeeded in balancing the U.S. federal budget in 1998. With characteristic insight and a lively narrative, Rubin describes the successive efforts of Congress and the administration over seventeen years to shape a process that would encourage balance, as well as the reactions... more...