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  • Policy Making in Britainby Peter Dorey

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 40.00

    Covering the 2010 British election and key current issues and debates, this Second Edition takes an empirical approach to introduce students to the theory of and developments in British policy-making. more...

  • A companion to criminal justice, mental health and riskby Paul Taylor; Karen Corteen

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 43.16

    This unique and topical companion provides expert analyses that explore the interface between criminal justice and mental health. It consolidates scholarly analysis of theory, policy and practice and practical debates, in addition to the theoretical and ideological concerns surrounding risk assessment, treatment, control and management. more...

  • Cases in Public Policy and Administrationby Jay M Shafritz; Christopher Borick

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Writing the perfect complement to their bestseller, Introducing Public Administration , Shafritz and Borick highlight the great drama inherent in public policy -- and the ingenuity of its makers and administrators -- in this new casebook that brings thrilling, true life adventures in public administration to life in an engaging, witty style. Drawing... more...

  • Making Social Policy Workby John Hills; Julian Le Grand; David Piachaud

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 100.00 US$ 82.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Public Values and Public Interestby Barry Bozeman

    Georgetown University Press 2007; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    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...