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Public Affairs & Administration

  • Investigating the Presidentby Douglas L. Kriner; Eric Schickler

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Although congressional investigations have provided some of the most dramatic moments in American political history, they have often been dismissed as mere political theater. But these investigations are far more than grandstanding. Investigating the President shows that congressional investigations are a powerful tool for members of Congress to... more...

  • California Comebackby Narda Zacchino

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    An in-depth look at California's remarkable 21st century turnaround, focusing on the role played by the state government under Jerry Brown. In the most economically important state in the country?and the 7th largest economy in the world?a political revolution of historic importance has occurred which has not been sufficiently covered by the media.... more...

  • Contemporary Urban Planningby John M. Levy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 114.95

    Planning is a highly political activity. It is immersed in politics and inseparable from the law. Urban and regional planning decisions often involve large sums of money, both public and private, with the potential to deliver large benefits to some and losses to others. Contemporary Urban Planning, 11e provides students with an unvarnished and in-depth... more...

  • Sozialwissenschaftliche Grundlagen des beruflichen Handelnsby Isabell Halla-Heißen; Stefanie Saremba

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 19.99

    Der Band führt in die sozialwissenschaftlichen Grundlagen des berufspraktischen Handelns ein und ist relevant für Studierende aller Fachrichtungen, die sich neben dem Erwerb von Fachkompetenz auch über die Grundlagen für die Weiterentwicklung von Sozialkompetenz für einen erfolgreichen beruflichen Einstieg informieren wollen. Gleichzeitig gibt... more...

  • Obama on the Home Frontby John D. Graham

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 39.99

    The record of any American President attracts attention, but Barack Obama, the first African-American president in the nation?s 240-year history, is of special interest. Obama came into office as the economy was careening into the worst downturn since the Great Depression. On the political front, he would be challenged by the intense congressional... more...

  • Digital Watermarkingby Mohammad Ali Nematollahi; Chalee Vorakulpipat; Hamurabi Gamboa Rosales

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 119.00

    This book presents the state-of-the-arts application of digital watermarking in audio, speech, image, video, 3D mesh graph, text, software, natural language, ontology, network stream, relational database, XML, and hardware IPs. It also presents new and recent algorithms in digital watermarking for copyright protection and discusses future trends in... more...

  • The Public Administration Workbookby Dennis L. Dresang

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Public administration is a craft that demands real-world application of concepts and theories often learned in a classroom. Yet many students find it difficult to make the leap from theory to practice completely unaided. The Public Administration Workbook, 8e is specifically designed with the theoretically-grounded, practice-minded student in mind.... more...

  • Public Policy Praxisby Randy S. Clemons; Mark K McBeth

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 74.95

    Public administration and policy analysis education has long emphasized tidiness, stages, and rationality, but practitioners frequently must deal with a world where objectivity is buffeted by, repressed by, and sometimes defeated by, value conflict. Too often public administration education has failed individuals who must deal with the hustle and... more...

  • Community Action Leadersby Beverly S. Bunch; Dalitso S. Sulamoyo

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 79.95

    Nationwide, approximately 1,000 Community Action agencies advocate for the poor and provide diverse but critical services such as (but not limited to) emergency food and shelter, energy bill assistance, weatherization, education, job training, transportation, housing, and health services. In the face of dynamic environments and shifting poverty needs,... more...

  • Modes of Politicization in the Irish Civil Serviceby Aodhán Mac Cormaic

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book presents a study of the relationship between Cabinet-level Ministers and top civil servants in Ireland. The nature of this relationship can potentially have far-reaching effects on people?s lives as it can influence the type of public policy agreed at top levels of government. A total of sixteen interviews were carried out for the research,... more...