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Public Affairs & Administration

  • Tales of the Alaska State Troopersby Peter B. Mathiesen

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015;

    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...

  • Public Administration in the Context of Global Governanceby S. Kim; S. Ashley; W. H. Lambright

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    This collection explores the frontiers of knowledge at the intersection of public administration and international relations scholarship. The culturally, generationally and academically diverse team of editors stake a meaningful claim in this burgeoning field by bringing together an international group of top and emerging scholars who think and research... more...

  • Digital Dividesby Kim Andreasson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 79.95

    The digital divide refers to the social and economic inequalities that arise among populations due to inclusion or exclusion in digital resources. In the United States, for example, one quarter of the population is still offline. As the digital age advances, public policy officials must determine where the gaps are, and how to maneuver closure of... more...

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

    Wiley 2015; US$ 110.00

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

  • Public Administration Training in Africaby Peter Fuseini Haruna; Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 79.95

    Drawing on a stellar collection of contributors, this book highlights the importance of public administration training and development for equipping individuals with the competencies needed for leading and managing public agencies, enacting policies, and delivering public services. Responding to the recent increased demand for stronger and smarter... more...

  • Public Management Reform and Innovationby H. George Frederickson; Jocelyn Johnston

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Leading scholars present the most complete, as well as the most advanced, treatment of public management reform and innovation available.   The subject of reform in the public sector is not new; indeed, its latest rubric, reinventing government, has become good politics. Still, as the contributors ask in this volume, is good politics... more...

  • The Language of Public Administrationby David John Farmer

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 36.95

    Coping with the practical problems of bureaucracy is hampered by the limited self-conception and the constricted mindsets of mainstream public administration thinking. Modernist public administration theory, although valuable and capable of producing ever more remarkable results, is limiting as an explanatory and catalytic force in resolving fundamental... more...

  • Reconsidering Localismby Simin Davoudi; Ali Madanipour

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    "Localism" has been deployed in recent debates over planning law as an anodyne, grassroots way to shape communities into sustainable, human-scale neighborhoods. But "local" is a moving category, with contradictory, nuanced dimensions. Reconsidering Localism brings together new scholarship from leading academics in Europe and North America to develop... more...

  • For Whom the Dogs Spyby Raymond A. Joseph

    Arcade Publishing 2015;

    When the 2010 earthquake struck Haiti, Raymond Joseph, the former Haitian ambassador to the United States, found himself rushing back to his beloved country. The earthquake ignited a passion in Joseph, inspiring him to run for president against great competition, including two well-known Haitian pop stars, his nephew Wyclef Jean and Michel Martelly.... more...

  • Separation of Powers and Legislative Organizationby Gisela Sin

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    Examines how constitutional requirements of the lawmaking process, and the factional divisions within parties, affect US representatives' decisions on distributing power among themselves. more...