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  • Public Administration in East Asiaby Evan M. Berman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 179.95

    Written by leading experts, Public Administration in East Asia: Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan examines the inner workings of governments in East Asia, in particular its public administration and related public policy processes. It focuses on the apparatus of government ? the agencies, their values, context, and policies within which... more...

  • The Responsible Contract Managerby Steven Cohen; William B. Eimicke

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 27.50

    Contract management is a critical skill for all contemporary public managers. As more government duties are contracted out, managers must learn to coordinate and measure the performance of private contractors, and to write contract requirements and elicit bids that obtain important services and products at the best possible price and quality. They... more...

  • Bicameralismby George Tsebelis; Jeannette Money

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 34.00

    This book examines how the chambers of bicameral legislatures interact when they produce legislation. more...

  • Why the Third Way failedby Bill Jordan

    Policy Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    This insightful and progressive book proposes a new moral approach to public policy to replace Third Way governments' failed attempts to reconcile global markets with ethically-informed public policies. more...

  • Power Divided is Power Checkedby Jason Lewis

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.99

    In Power Divided is Power Checked, Lewis reminds us that the concept of states’ rights, as bequeathed by the Founding Fathers to a grateful nation, was about a constitutional framework intended to limit the missteps of government and provide the greatest amount of freedom and decision-making power to the citizens of the “several states.”... more...

  • The Dynamics of Two-Party Politicsby Alan Ware

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 64.99

    This book examines the role played by the parties themselves in two-party systems. It rejects the argument that the behaviour of the parties is determined largely by social forces or by the supposed logic of the electoral market. Instead, it shows that both structure and agency can matter. It focuses on three major aspects of change in two-party systems:... more...

  • County and City Extra 2011by Bernan Press; Deirdre A. Gaquin

    Bernan Press 2010; US$ 149.99

    Find out how your county or city measures up with others across the United States! Updated annually to guarantee convenient access to current statistical information, County and City Extra is a single-volume source of data for every U.S. state, county, metropolitan area, Congressional district, and all cities with populations above 25,000. more...

  • Measuring the Performance of Public Servicesby Michael Pidd

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 68.00

    Shows how the principles, uses and practice of performance measurement differ from those in for-profit organisations. more...

  • The housing debateby Stuart Lowe

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    The home has become a lynchpin of modern family life and the 21st century welfare state. The key debate in this important and timely book is whether social policy and people's homes should be so closely connected, especially when housing markets are so volatile. The author argues that housing, having been a relatively neglected field of public... more...

  • The Political Construction of Business Interestsby Cathie Jo Martin; Duane Swank

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    The Political Construction of Business Interests recounts employers' struggles to define their collective social identities at turning points in capitalist development. more...