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Political institutions and public administration

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  • 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...

  • The Public Policy Primerby Xun Wu; M. Ramesh; Michael Howlett; Scott Fritzen

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 30.95

    This short guide provides a concise and accessible overview of the entire policy cycle taking the reader through the various stages of agenda setting, policy formulation, decision making, policy implementation and policy evaluation. Public officials at every level of government play a vital role in the development, adoption and implementation of... more...

  • A Complexity Theory for Public Policyby Göktug Morçöl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Complexity theory has become popular in the natural and social sciences over the last few decades as a result of the advancements in our understanding of the complexities in natural and social phenomena. Concepts and methods of complexity theory have been applied by scholars of public affairs in North America and Europe, but a comprehensive framework... more...

  • Social Policy in a Developing Worldby Rebecca Surender; Robert Walker

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    There is increasing interest in the significance of social policy in the management of welfare and risk in the developing world. This volume provides a critical analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing social protection systems in the global south, and examines current strategies for addressing poverty and welfare needs in the region. In... more...

  • Comparative Welfare State Politicsby Kees van Kersbergen; Barbara Vis

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    Kees van Kersbergen and Barbara Vis explain the political opportunities and constraints of welfare state reform in advanced democracies. more...

  • Foundations for Youth Justiceby Anne Robinson

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 36.95

    This exciting new book outlines the state of practice now in flux within structures created by New Labour but moving in a different direction under the Coalition Government. It explores opportunities for a fresh orientation that places young people at the centre and works collaboratively to nurture strengths, competences and capital. more...

  • Implementing Public Policyby Michael Hill; Peter Hupe

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 38.00

    Covering the state of the art in the theory and practice of public policy implementation and how this relates to contemporary practice, this Third Edition now further explores issues around researching implementation and the relationship between policy formulation and implementation. more...

  • Money and electoral politicsby Ron Johnston; Charles Pattie

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 33.26

    In this book, the authors use the latest research and unpublished material to explore financial differences across the UK’s three main parties in the four years leading up to the 2010 General Election, revealing an unhealthy picture of grassroots party organisation in which the capacity to engage effectively with many voters is concentrated in... more...

  • Counter-Terrorism and Human Rightsby David J. Whittaker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    The ever-present threat of terrorism and the growing human-rights backlash against anti-terrorist policies are becoming ever more significant on the international stage. Constant media-coverage and public concern have characterised the debate over the last ten years. This book is a fair and objective assessment of counter-terrorist policy and human... more...