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Public Affairs & Administration

  • The Federal Management Playbookby Ira Goldstein; Tom Davis

    Georgetown University Press 2016; US$ 19.95 US$ 15.96

    In The Federal Management Playbook , Goldstein draws on his decades of experience as a consulting executive and federal government executive to coach how to effectively motivate government employees, pick the right technologies, communicate and negotiate with powerful stakeholders, manage risks, get value from contractors, foster innovation, and... more...

  • Marijuanaby John Hudak

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    From Reefer Madness to legal purchase at the corner store. With long-time legal and social barriers to marijuana falling across much of the United States, the time has come for an accessible and informative look at attitudes toward the dried byproduct of Cannabis sativa . Marijuana: A Short History profiles the politics and policies concerning... more...

  • Verwaltungsstrukturreformen in den deutschen Ländernby Florian Grotz; Alexander Götz; Marcel Lewandowsky; Henrike Wehrkamp

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 32.01

    Seit den 1990er Jahren haben die deutschen Länder die Strukturen ihrer staatlichen Kernverwaltung substanziell reformiert. Dieses Buch zieht erstmals eine systematisch vergleichende und empirisch umfassende Bilanz der Reformen, die in den 13 Flächenländern zwischen 1990 und 2014 durchgeführt wurden. Auf Grundlage eines quantitativen Datensatzes ergibt... more...

  • On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2016 Conferencesby Christophe Debruyne; Hervé Panetto; Robert Meersman; Tharam Dillon; eva Kühn; Declan O'Sullivan; Claudio Agostino Ardagna

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 97.97

    This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Confederated International Conferences: Cooperative Information Systems, CoopIS 2016, Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics, ODBASE 2016, and Cloud and Trusted Computing, C&TC, held as part of OTM 2016 in October 2016 in Rhodes, Greece. The 45 full papers presented together... more...

  • The Politics of Public Budgetingby Irene S. Rubin

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 58.00

    Public budgeting is inherently political.  In The Politics of Public Budgeting , author Irene S. Rubin lays out the actors involved?interest groups, public officials, legislators, and the public?and shines a light on how these groups, who each have their own goals, are able to bargain and barter their way to a resolution. The new Eighth Edition ... more...

  • The New Industrial Policy of the European Unionby Adam A. Ambroziak

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 108.86

    The main objective of this book has been to carry out research into the definition of industrial policy and its goals; to evaluate previously-introduced policies and instruments; and to identify the future challenges for and features of a modern EU industrial policy. A modern industrial policy is seen as a non-traditional policy towards the industrial... more...

  • Economic Ethics in Late Medieval England, 1300?1500by Jennifer Hole

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 108.86

    Drawing on an array of archival evidence from court records to the poems of Chaucer, this work explores how medieval thinkers understood economic activity, how their ideas were transmitted and the extent to which they were accepted. Moving beyond the impersonal operations of an economy to its ethical dimension, Hole?s socio-cultural study considers... more...

  • Paradigms and Public Sector Reformby Lhawang Ugyel

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 108.86

    This book describes the administrative system of Bhutan. Divided into two main parts, the first part of the book describes the Bhutanese public administration by examining the various paradigms and ideal types of public administration. Chapters examine the paradigms and ideal types in the field of public administration, and the paradigm concept helps... more...

  • Things that Can and Cannot Be Saidby Arundhati Roy; John Cusack

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 10.99

    In this rich dialogue on surveillance, empire, and power, Roy and Cusack describe meeting NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden in Moscow. more...

  • The Reagan Manifestoby Eric D. Patterson; Jeffry H. Morrison

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 108.86

    This book examines how Ronald Reagan?s electrifying 1964 televised speech, ?A Time For Choosing,? ignited the conservative movement within the GOP. Ronald Reagan?s televised speech, or what many conservatives today simply call ?The Speech,? was a call for action, telling Americans that now was ?A Time for Choosing.? ?The Speech? catapulted Reagan into... more...