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- Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00
Social Policies in an Age of Austerity is the first major publication on the topic, with a particular interest in the United States and the Republic of Korea. The authors of the ten chapters in this book review recent developments in social policies in OECD countries, with a focus on achieving greater effectiveness in public spending on social programs,... more...
- Policy Press 2015; US$ 34.95
This topical book outlines a model of positive youth justice: Children First, Offenders Second (CFOS), which promotes child-friendly, diversionary, inclusionary, engaging, promotional practice and legitimate partnership between children and adults to serve as a blueprint for other local authorities and countries. more...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 90.00
The new edition retains its focus on the enduring questions with which scholars grapple, the issues about which consensus has started to emerge, and the tools comparativists use to get at the complex problems in the field. The book's outstanding pedagogy includes chapter opener overviews, bolded key terms and a marginal glossary, more than 250 tables... more...
- Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95
Social policy is now central to political debate in Britain. What has been achieved by efforts to improve services and reduce poverty? What is needed to deliver more effective and popular services to all and increase social justice? These are some of the questions discussed in this collection of essays by a distinguished panel of leading social policy... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 29.95
The era of textbook top-down, stovepiped public management in America is over, and the traditional dichotomy between public ownership and privatization is an outdated notion. Public executives have shifted their focus from managing workers and directly providing services to orchestrating networks of public, private, and nonprofit organizations to deliver... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 60.00
A study of the history and development of international public management reform. It evaluates whether countries are converging towards a single public management model. It also investigates various issues surrounding leadership, e-government, accountability and computer systems failure facing reformers. more...
- University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 45.00
The need to base policy on evidence has placed pressure on decision-makers to support proposals with well-grounded research and information. However, no practical guide with a focus on public sector policy and decision-making for doing this exists. This edited text fills the gap by providing a practical and comprehensive manual for people working in... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00
Investigates the impacts and consequences of budgetary reform through a comparative assessment of advanced Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) democracies that have undertaken budget reforms over the years. This book traces the 'story of reform' in the respective countries. more...