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Public Affairs & Administration

  • More Than You Wanted to Knowby Omri Ben-Shahar; Carl E. Schneider

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Perhaps no kind of regulation is more common or less useful than mandated disclosure?requiring one party to a transaction to give the other information. It is the iTunes terms you assent to, the doctor?s consent form you sign, the pile of papers you get with your mortgage. Reading the terms, the form, and the papers is supposed to equip you to choose... more...

  • Rethinking Corporatization and Public Services in the Global Southby David A. McDonald

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 39.95

    A critical exploration of the trend towards 'corporatizing' public services in the global South. more...

  • Public Sector Reforms in Developing Countriesby Charles Conteh; Ahmed Shafiqul Huque

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The underpinning assumption of public management in the developing world as a process of planned change is increasingly being recognized as unrealistic. In reality, the practice of development management is characterized by processes of mutual adjustment among individuals, agencies, and interest groups that can constrain behaviour, as well as provide... more...

  • Crisis and Emergency Managementby Ali Farazmand

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Examining emergency responses to environmental dangers and natural disasters, Handbook of Crisis and Emergency Management provides coverage of a wide range of international issues using critical, empirical, and quantitative analyses. This book discusses various approaches to such topics as resolving political tension, the potential use of biological... more...

  • Leverage for Goodby Lester M. Salamon

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 17.99

    With the resources of both governments and traditional philanthropy barely growing or in decline, yet the problems of poverty, ill-health, and environmental degradation ballooning daily, new models for financing social and environmental objectives are urgently needed. Fortunately, a revolution is underway in the instruments and institutions available... more...

  • Undermining Local Democracyby Lalita Chandrashekhar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    Focusing on Karnataka in India, this study examines the implications of the model of development sought to be introduced in the entire country through the governance reforms of the post-1991 period ? a model that bypasses Panchayat Raj institutions (PRIs), resulting in a majority of the population being left outside the purview of development. These... more...

  • Taking Action on Internet Gamblingby Russell K. Mayer

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    In Taking Action on Internet Gambling, Russel K. Mayer uses the rise and fall of the Internet gambling industry to illustrate a new and comprehensive approach to understanding how public policy is made in the United States. Through an evidence-based argument, Mayer advances the CMD theory, which puts forth that different phases of policy are governed... more...

  • Pathways of Powerby Timothy J. Conlan; Paul L. Posner; David R. Beam

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    While civics textbooks describe an idealized model of "how a bill becomes law;" journalists often emphasize special interest lobbying and generous campaign contributions to Congress; and other textbooks describe common stages through which all policies progress, these approaches fail to convey—much less explain—the tremendous diversity... more...

  • The Governance Report 2014by The Hertie School of Governance

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Democratic governance faces unprecedented challenges across the OECD world and beyond. Enormous strains will be placed on states' resources and their governing capacities to deal with the combined effects of the financial crisis, climate change, and demographic change. The basic foundations of established 'statehood' will be tested. At... more...

  • Introduction to Transport Policyby P. Stopher; J. Stanley

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    This comprehensive and accessible textbook introduces the basic concepts of transport policy and decision-making to students of transport policy, transport planning, urban transport, transport evaluation and public policy. more...