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  • An Educationby John Walshe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 20.78

    'Fascinating' Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times 'It's a fascinating book. I ended up reading it till about four in the morning. It gives an incredible insight.' Shane Coleman, political editor, Newstalk 'Excellent' Sam Smyth, Irish Mail on Sunday 'A great read and I'd recommend it' Hugh Linehan, Irish Times 'One of the best journalists I ever worked... more...

  • Bureaucracy and Democracyby Jr. William T. Gormley; Steven J. (John) Balla

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 44.00

    Given the influence of public bureaucracies in policy implementation, Gormley and Balla assess their performance using four key perspectives?bounded rationality, principal-agent theory, interest group mobilization, and network theory?to help students develop an analytic framework for evaluating bureaucratic accountability. more...

  • Mastering Public Administrationby Brian R. Fry; Jos C. N. Raadschelders

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 48.00

    Each chapter spotlights a significant theorist in the field, covering his/her life, research, writings, and impact, introducing the discipline's most important scholarship in both a memorable and approachable manner. more...

  • The Politics of Public Budgetingby Irene S. Rubin

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 53.00

    Public budgeting is inherently political. Using a ?power struggles? theme to examine the dynamics of budgeting, Rubin?s classic text shines a bright light on the political jockeying between interest groups, parties, officials, policymakers, and the public. Updated throughout, the seventh edition explores the impact of the Great Recession, the joint... more...

  • The Power of Communicationby Doris A. Graber

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 44.00

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  • Budgeting and Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizationsby Lynne A. Weikart; Greg G. Chen; Edward M. Sermier

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 69.00

    In the nonprofit sector, money drives mission. Well-managed budgets and investments can spur long-term growth and achievement, while financial mismanagement can damage or destroy an organization. Lynne A. Weikart , Greg G. Chen , and Ed Sermier ?in their exciting new text geared wholly to nonprofits?provide the financial tools nonprofit managers... more...

  • Managing Nonprofit Organizations in a Policy Worldby Shannon K. Vaughan; Shelly Arsneault

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 60.00

    If nonprofits influence policy, make policy, are affected by policy, and are subject to policy, then shouldn't every nonprofit manager fully understand the policy world in which they operate? In explicitly tying the policy realm to management skills, Shannon Vaughan and Shelly Arsneault's foundational book sheds new light on how nonprofit managers... more...

  • The Ethics of Dissentby Rosemary O'Leary

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 33.00

    From ?constructive contributors? to ?deviant destroyers,? government guerrillas work clandestinely against the wishes of their superiors. These many public servants are dissatisfied with the actions of the organizations for which they work, but often choose not to go public with their concerns. In The Ethics of Dissent: Managing Guerrilla Government,... more...

  • Exercising Essential Statisticsby Evan M. (Michael) Berman; XiaoHu Wang

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 47.00

    With new critical thinking questions, data-based exercises, tips on data presentation, and suggested reading lists, this workbook gets students comfortable applying each technique. Helpful software primers on SPSS and Excel provide essential skills. The workbook's CD includes seven data sets that cover a range of measures and applications (available... more...

  • Politics of the Administrative Processby Donald F. (Francis) Kettl

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 102.00

    Today?s public administrators struggle to remain efficient in the face of polarization and gridlock, while at the same time, must maintain their performance despite shifting demographics and challenging economic and budgetary conditions. In the new Sixth Edition of Politics of the Administrative Process , Kettl hones in on three overarching themes... more...