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Public Affairs & Administration

  • Public Financial Managementby

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 164.95

    Public Financial Management covers the five major pillars of this sub-discipline of public administration: context, public finance, retirement systems, performance measurement and budgeting, and international perspectives. This text offers practitioners information valuable in their day-to-day operations, while also providing students in public administration... more...

  • Handbook of Governmental Accountingby

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 115.95

    Demystifying a growing and dynamic field, Handbook of Governmental Accounting reflects the increasing complexity of this area, enabling readers to grasp the intricate accounting that is involved as government expenditures multiply and governments engage in progressively complex transactions. Drawing on the expertise of a distinguished group of contributors,... more...

  • Public Administration in East Asiaby

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 179.95

    Written by leading experts, Public Administration in East Asia: Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan examines the inner workings of governments in East Asia, in particular its public administration and related public policy processes. It focuses on the apparatus of government ? the agencies, their values, context, and policies within which... more...

  • Handbook of Transportation Policy and Administrationby

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 184.95

    In the past few decades, the field of transportation has changed dramatically. Deregulation and greater reliance on markets and the private sector has helped to reconfigure the transport industries, while the rise of intermodal goods and global commerce has produced efficiencies of operation and a greater interdependence among transport modes. In addition,... more...

  • The Facilitative Leader in City Hallby

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 115.95

    Two forms of local government are prevalent in American cities. The style of leadership found in mayor-council cities draws attention to the mayor and frequently involves power struggles as mayors attempt to assert control over city councils and city staff. However, the leadership of the mayor in council-manager cities can be less visible and easily... more...

  • Chaos Organization and Disaster Managementby

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 119.95

    Chaos Organization and Disaster Management offers a scholarly survey of disaster response behavior and management in the face of natural and manmade catastrophe. The author provides a methodological and empirical platform from which to initiate a critical analysis of disaster management. Sparked by a unique field study of the Israeli experience during... more...

  • Handbook of Decision Makingby

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 199.95

    Over time, thought processes and decision making styles evolved and were shaped by theological, philosophical, political, social, and environmental factors and trends. Recently, advances in technology have borne an unprecedented influence on our social environment. Contemporary thinking inevitably reflects this influence and moves us from a linear,... more...

  • International Handbook of Public Procurementby

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 189.95

    Since the 1990s, government at all levels is under increasing pressure to do more with less. However, despite the U.S. government spending about 15 to 20 percent of its GDP on contracts for goods and services, there is a paucity of reference books for public procurement officials and very few textbooks for courses on the subject. Filling this... more...

  • E-Governanceby Perri 6

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 110.00

    The e-governance revolution is said to be changing everything, but will all the modelling tools, electronic meeting management systems and online consultations really change political judgement in policy formation? Using case studies from local and federal government in the US and Europe, Perri 6 examines these claims and presents a new theory of how... more...

  • Managing Networks of Twenty-First Century Organisationsby Perri 6; Dr Nick Goodwin; Professor Edward Peck; Dr Tim Freeman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    The book presents a novel theory of how networks of organizations work, what varieties are possible and how their strengths and weaknesses differ. The argument is illustrated using four case studies in which networks of firms and organizations in defence contracting, biotechnology, health care and combating crime and disorder are examined. The book... more...