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  • Self-Organizing Federalismby Richard C. Feiock; John T. Scholz

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 79.00

    This book investigates self-organizing institutions that resolve institutional collective action dilemmas in federalism, urban governance, and regional management of natural resources. more...

  • Patient Safety Firstby Judith Healy; Paul Dugdale

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 72.71

    More people die each year in hospital accidents than in car accidents. This is a much needed systematic analysis of current issues, challenges and outcomes surrounding safety in patient health care in Australia. more...

  • Unlocking the Power of Networksby Stephen Goldsmith; Donald F. Kettl

    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public management in America is over, and the traditional dichotomy between public ownership and privatization is an outdated notion.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...

  • International Handbook of Public Management Reformby Shaun Goldfinch; Joe L. Wallis

    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...

  • The Reality of Budgetary Reform in OECD Nationsby John Wanna; Lotte Jensen; Jouke de Vries

    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...

  • Evidence for Policy & Decision-Makingby George Argyrous

    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...

  • Police Chief 101by Gerald W. Garner

    Charles C Thomas 2010; US$ 42.95

    Based on forty years of extensive experience, the author draws on current knowledge to provide a thorough overview of the highs and lows of the job. The book provides practical, common sense advice for doing the multitude of jobs the chief faces with effectiveness and efficiency. It furnishes sound advice intended to help the chief retain his physical,... more...

  • Public Values and Public Interestby Barry Bozeman

    Georgetown University Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Economic individualism and market-based values dominate today's policymaking and public management circlesùoften at the expense of the common good. In his new book, Barry Bozeman demonstrates the continuing need for public interest theory in government. Public Values and Public Interest offers a direct theoretical challenge to the utility... more...

  • How Information Mattersby Kathleen Hale

    Georgetown University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    How Information Matters examines the ways a network of state and local governments and nonprofit organizations can enhance the capacity for successful policy change by public administrators. Hale examines drug courts, programs that typify the highly networked, collaborative environment of public administrators today. These "special dockets"... more...

  • Policy, Performance and Management in Governance and Intergovernmental Relationsby Edoardo Ongaro; Andrew Massey; Marc Holzer; E. Wayenberg

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    This innovative book presents a transatlantic comparison of governance and Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) policy, performance and management. By examining both analytical and empirical differences and similarities between the European Union and the United States, this comprehensive book provides a better understanding of (inter) governmental systems,... more...