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Public Affairs & Administration

  • Industrial and Regional Policies in an Enlarging EUby David Bailey; Lisa De Propris

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    After years of near ?disrepute? in official circles, Industrial Policy has made something of a comeback over the last few years and is now very much back on the agenda at national and EU levels, driven by concerns over globalisation, deindustrialisation, unemployment and perceived poor growth in the EU. Simultaneously, the European Commission?s Fourth... more...

  • Tackling Wicked Government Problemsby Jackson Nickerson; Ronald P. Sanders

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    How can government leaders build, sustain, and leverage the cross-organizational collaborative networks needed to tackle the complex interagency and intergovernmental challenges they increasingly face? Tackling Wicked Government Problems: A Practical Guide for Developing Enterprise Leaders draws on the experiences of high-level government leaders... more...

  • Citizen Participation at the Local Level in China and Canadaby Andrew Sancton; Chen Zhenming

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book presents the work of leading scholars on the topic of citizen participation at the local level. Case studies compare Canadian and Chinese communities and extrapolate interesting policy-level changes at the local level based on citizen behavior and involvement. Coverage includes the characteristics of political culture and climate on local... more...

  • Municipal Shared Services and Consolidationby Alexander Henderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation provides a comprehensive and clear review of the theories and practices of structuring and managing complex local government services. Intended for both students and practitioners, this volume in the Public Solutions Handbook Series addresses concepts and processes of shaping collaborative arrangements... more...

  • Designing Service Excellenceby Brian Hunt; Toni Ivergard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    The moment of truth?that instant when consumers experience and judge service quality?is often a deciding factor in business success. Designing Service Excellence: People and Technology provides practical information on the design, management, and organization of many different types of service industries, such as hotels, restaurants, banks and financial... more...

  • Zambiaby Andrew Sardanis

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 24.00

    On 24 October 1964, the Republic of Zambia was formed, replacing the territory which had formerly been known as Northern Rhodesia. Fifty years on, Andrew Sardanis provides a sympathetic but critical insider?s account of Zambia, from independence to the present. He paints a stark picture of Northern Rhodesia at decolonisation and the problems of the... more...

  • The Politics of Foster Care Administration in the United Statesby Rebecca Padot

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Government-by-proxy and intergovernmental relations profoundly affect the public administration of foster care. Using examples from foster care systems in the states of Delaware, Michigan, New York, and Rhode Island, Rebecca Padot eloquently combines a rigorous methodology and theory work to expose the conditions under which foster care outcomes can... more...

  • Governing the Use-of-Force in International Relationsby Aiden Warren; Ingvild Bode

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This book examines US recourse to military force in the post-9/11 era. In particular, it evaluates the extent to which the Bush and Obama administrations viewed legitimizing the greater use-of-force as a necessary solution to thwart the security threat presented by global terrorist networks and WMD proliferation. more...

  • Curbing Clientelism in Argentinaby Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book argues that the combination of a growing middle class and intense political competition leads local politicians to opt out of clientelism. more...

  • Obama's Time: A Historyby Morton Keller

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Barack Obama swept into office in 2008, capitalizing on his fresh and compelling political persona, the appeal of his "Hope and Change" campaign, the pre-election financial crisis, and a wave of popular discontent with his predecessor. The nation's first African-American president stirred unusually high expectations, and his first term... more...