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Public Affairs & Administration

  • Young People Re-Generating Politics in Times of Crisesby Sarah Pickard; Judith Bessant

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 152.84

    This book provides insight into the diverse ways young people from around the world are regenerating politics in innovative and multifaceted ways. The authors, who include academics and activists, challenge claims that young people are apolitical, apathetic and living up to the ‘me generation’ stereotype. Contributions cover a rich body of case examples... more...

  • Philosophy and Public Administrationby Edoardo Ongaro

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    This book provides a systematic introduction to the philosophical foundations of the study and the practice of public administration. It reviews all the main philosophical streams, from ancient Greek philosophy to the contemporary strands, and discusses their significance for public governance and public management. Ontological and epistemological... more...

  • Managing Local Governmentby Kimberly L. Nelson; III Carl W. Stenberg

    SAGE Publications 2017; US$ 68.00

    Managing Local Government: An Essential Guide for Municipal and County Managers offers a practical introduction to the changing structure, forms, and functions of local governments. Taking a metropolitan management perspective, authors Kimberly Nelson and Carl W. Stenberg explain U.S. local government within historical context and provide... more...

  • The World Bank and Transferring Developmentby Adrian Robert Bazbauers

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 117.57

    This book analyses the World Bank’s provision of technical assistance from 1946 to the present day. It argues that the relational dynamics between technical assistance provider and recipient affects the legitimacy of policy norms travelling from the ‘international’ to the ‘domestic’. Beginning from the constructivist position that ‘development’ is... more...

  • Artificial General Intelligenceby Tom Everitt; Ben Goertzel; Alexey Potapov

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.55

    This book constitutes the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, AGI 2017, held in Melbourne, VIC, Australia, in August 2017.  The 24 regular papers presented in this book together with 1 short paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 35 submissions. They cover topics such as architectures;... more...

  • Marketing Management and Communications in the Public Sectorby Martial Pasquier; Jean-Patrick Villeneuve

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 46.95

    This updated edition of Marketing Management and Communications in the Public Sector provides a thorough overview of the major concepts in public sector marketing and communications, two fields that have continued to grow in importance for modern public administrations. With extended coverage of topics such as social marketing and institutional... more...

  • Measuring International Authorityby Liesbet Hooghe; Gary Marks; Tobias Lenz; Jeanine Bezuijen; Besir Ceka; Svet Derderyan

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 124.99

    This ground-breaking book introduces an authoritative comparative measure of the authority that seventy-six international organizations (IOs) can exert over states more...

  • Governing Hybrid Organisationsby Jan-Erik Johanson; Jarmo Vakkuri

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 46.95

    Intuitively, organisations can easily be categorised as ‘public’ or ‘private’. However, this book questions such a black and white dichotomy between public and private, and seeks a deeper understanding of hybrid organisations. These organisations can be found at micro, meso and macro levels of societal activity, consisting of networks between companies,... more...

  • Evaluation and Governing in the 21st Centuryby Deirdre Niamh Duffy

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 50.55

    This book interrogates the role played by evaluation in 21st century governing. Using youth work in the UK as a case study, it challenges the narrative of evidence-based policy-making, arguing instead that evaluation research is used to discipline and control. At the same time, drawing on the work of Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze, this book... more...

  • Knowledge Management in Organizationsby Lorna Uden; Wei Lu; I-Hsien Ting

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 88.17

    This book contains the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Knowledge Management in Organizations, KMO 2017, held in Beijing, China, in August 2017. The theme of the conference was "Emerging Technology and Knowledge Management in Organizations." The 45 contributions accepted for KMO 2017 were selected from 112 submissions... more...