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Public Affairs & Administration

  • Gender Equality Policy in the European Unionby Ingrid Bego

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    One of the solutions proposed by the European Union to remedy the effects of the 2008 economic crisis is to increase female labour participation. This book explores the policy changes in four new member states that may reduce the gender employment gap and improve women's equal participation in the labour force. more...

  • The Public Administration Theory Primerby H. George Frederickson; Kevin B. Smith; Christopher W. Larimer; Michael J. Licari

    Westview Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    A comprehensive guide to the key theories in contemporary public administration, from rational choice to postmodern approaches. more...

  • The Public Administration Workbookby Dennis Dresang

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 119.95

    This unique workbook engages students in the study of public administration and helps them gain a deeper understanding of the field by providing exercises that expose them to a wide range of practical applications. Connecting theory to practice, a brief theoretical introduction precedes each exercise, explaining why the technique is important and... more...

  • Advanced Introduction to Public Policyby B. Guy Peters

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Making effective public policies is a difficult task, but considering policymaking as a problem of design analogous to architecture or engineering can assist in that process. This book outlines three vital components of policy design: understanding the causes behind the problem being addressed; identifying means of intervention, including selection... more...

  • The Tools of Policy Formulationby Andrew J. Jordan; John R. Turnpenny

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Policy analysts are accustomed to thinking in terms of tools and instruments. Yet an authoritative examination of the tools which have been developed to formulate new policies is missing. This book is the first of its kind to distinguish the defining characteristics of the main policy formulation tools, and offer a fresh way of understanding how, why... more...

  • politics of representative bureaucracyby B. Guy Peters; Patrick von Maravic; Eckhard Schröter

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    What is the relationship between the composition of the public sector workforce and the nature of the society it serves? Taking a comparative and analytical perspective, the authoritative and accessible chapters illustrate the salience of representative politics in diverse societies. The book explores the wide variety of practice based on different... more...

  • The International Handbook of Public Administration and Governanceby Andrew Massey; Karen Johnston

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    The International Handbook of Public Administration and Governance is a ground-breaking volume with eminent scholars addressing the key questions in relation to how international governments can solve public administration and governance challenges in an increasingly globalized world. With international coverage across Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia,... more...

  • Governance in Developing Asiaby Anil B. Deolalikar; Shikha Jha; Pilipinas F. Quising

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Governance in Developing Asia is one of the first books of its kind to provide an overview of the role that better governance and citizen empowerment can play in improving public service delivery in developing Asia. The World Development Report 2004 set a framework for public service delivery in terms of the short and long roads to accountability of... more...

  • Patience and Fortitudeby Scott Sherman

    Melville House 2015; US$ 24.95

    A riveting investigation of a beloved library caught in the crosshairs of real estate, power, and the people?s interests?by the reporter who broke the story   In a series of cover stories for The Nation magazine, journalist Scott Sherman uncovered the ways in which Wall Street logic almost took down one of New York City?s most beloved and iconic... more...

  • Building a Legislative-Centered Public Administrationby David Rosenbloom

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Before 1946 the congressional role in public administration had been limited to authorization, funding, and review of federal administrative operations, which had grown rapidly as a result of the New Deal and the Second World War. But in passing the Administrative Procedure Act and the Legislative Reorganization Act that pivotal year, Congress self-consciously... more...