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Public Affairs & Administration

  • Honourable Friendsby Caroline Lucas

    Granta Publications 2015; US$ 9.32

    Britain's first Green MP reveals the inner workings of parliamentary life, why we are so badly governed, and what we can do about it more...

  • Water, Civilisation and Power in Sudanby Harry Verhoeven

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Water, Civilisation, and Power in Sudan offers an alternative account of how water policy, violence, and economic modernisation are linked. more...

  • Governing Social Risks in Post-Crisis Europeby C. Crouch

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    In this illuminating book Colin Crouch examines the diverse approaches presented by advanced societies in their attempts to resolve a central dilemma of a capitalist economy: the need to combine buoyant mass consumption with insecure workers, subject to, and responsive to, the fluctuations of an unregulated global economy. He demonstrates that the... more...

  • Public Procurement for Innovationby C. Edquist; J. M. Zabala-Iturriagagoitia; N. S. Vonortas; J. Edler

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    This book focuses on Public Procurement for Innovation. Public Procurement for Innovation is a specific demand-side innovation policy instrument. It occurs when a public organization places an order for a new or improved product to fulfill certain needs that cannot be met at the moment of the order. The book provides evidence of the potential benefits... more...

  • Benefit–Cost Analyses for Security Policiesby C. Mansfield; V. K. Smith

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Benefit-Cost Analyses for Security Policies describes how to undertake the evaluation of security policies within the framework of benefit-cost analysis and offers a unique contribution to analysis of homeland security regulations in the United States. The authors outline how established procedures for benefit-cost analysis must adapt to meet challenges... more...

  • Public Sector Ethicsby Steven G. Koven

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 69.95

    This book is a guide to public sector ethics covering the major obstacles and stigmas within the field. For example, the ethics and rules of behavior will differ greatly in an elementary classroom versus a public library or a sanitation route or a battlefield. The book offers macro and local level ripped-from-the-headline style examples spanning areas... more...

  • Handbook of Public Administrationby James L. Perry; Robert K. Christensen

    Wiley 2015; US$ 110.00

    The fundamentals of public administration, from the world'sleading practitioners Handbook of Public Administration is the classic,comprehensive guide to the field, featuring original writings fromthe world's foremost public administration thought leaders andpractitioners. Intended to help both public administration studentsand practitioners navigate... more...

  • Paying Bribes for Public Servicesby Richard Rose; Caryn Peiffer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book documents what happens when people encounter public officials. It draws on multi-national Barometer surveys asking questions about corruption and bribery in 119 countries. Clear prose, tables and figures report the answers given by more than 250,000 people and the conclusion sets out six principles for reducing bribery. more...

  • Creating Public Value in Practiceby John M. Bryson; Barbara C. Crosby; Laura Bloomberg

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 89.95

    There is a lot of chatter in the media about whether the pride that Americans have felt towards their citizenship and the connection they?ve felt towards their democratic values, can ever be restored. This book brings together a set of stellar scholars and practitioners to discuss and advance the cross-cutting themes and methods of engagement in... more...

  • Tales of the Alaska State Troopersby Peter B. Mathiesen

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.95

    With the elements against them, the state troopers of Alaska face every day with a fight for their lives. In the state of Alaska, anything goes. For the state troopers, an average day can include blizzard conditions, midnight sunsets, and subzero temperatures. Tales of the Alaska State Troopers gives insight to just how the brave men and women... more...