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Political institutions and public administration

  • Currency Politicsby Jeffry A. Frieden

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    The exchange rate is the most important price in any economy, since it affects all other prices. Exchange rates are set, either directly or indirectly, by government policy. Exchange rates are also central to the global economy, for they profoundly influence all international economic activity. Despite the critical role of exchange rate policy, there... more...

  • Public Policy Makingby Larry N. Gerston

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This brief text identifies the issues, resources, actors, and institutions involved in public policy making and traces the dynamics of the policymaking process, including the triggering of issue awareness, the emergence of an issue on the public agenda, the formation of a policy commitment, and the implementation process that translates policy into... more...

  • An Introduction to the Policy Processby Thomas A Birkland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    Thoroughly revised, reorganized, updated, and expanded, this widely-used text sets the balance and fills the gap between theory and practice in public policy studies. In a clear, conversational style, the author conveys the best current thinking on the policy process with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis rather than novelty or abstraction.... more...

  • Urban and Regional Policies for Metropolitan Livabilityby Michael S Hamilton; Patricia Sue Atkins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In today's public policy arena the regional level is gaining increased attention as problems in policy and service delivery continue to spill over traditional urban government boundaries. This authoritative work focuses on the growing role of regions in addressing and resolving local governance problems."Urban and Regional Policies for Metropolitan... more...

  • Public Management and the Rule of Lawby Julia Beckett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Filled with practical tools and guidelines, this book addresses an essential competence for public managers - incorporating governance and law in public administration. It links democratic constitutional values to administrative decision making and practices by stressing how public law authorizes, informs, and democratically constrains public servants... more...

  • Performance Budgeting for State and Local Governmentby Janet M. Kelly; William C. Rivenbark

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical framework for informing budget decisions based on the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery. The authors enliven the text with references to their original research and personal experiences with performance measurement, citizen satisfaction surveys, and financial management practices. This... more...

  • America's Social Health: Putting Social Issues Back on the Public Agendaby Marque-Luisa Miringoff; Sandra Opdycke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Calling for a fundamental change in the focus of public policy in America, this book paints a vivid portrait of the nation's social health. Miringoff and Opdycke clearly show that social progress has stalled and the country's energies need to be directed at critical domestic issues in the years ahead.The authors propose a new agenda for monitoring... more...

  • Energy Policy Analysis: A Conceptual Frameworkby Michael S Hamilton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Presented in nontechnical terms, this book offers a unique and powerful conceptual framework for analysis of energy technologies (standard and alternative) in terms of their respective dollar costs, environmental costs, and national security costs. Energy technologies examined include coal, nuclear, oil, natural gas, solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower,... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United Statesby Stephen Haymes; Maria Vidal de Haymes; Reuben Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    In the United States, the causes and even the meanings of poverty are disconnected from the causes and meanings of global poverty. The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States provides an authoritative overview of the relationship of poverty with the rise of neoliberal capitalism in the context of globalization. Reorienting its national... more...

  • Quantitative Methods and Socio-Economic Applications in GIS, Second Editionby Fahui Wang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 119.95

    The second edition of a bestseller, Quantitative Methods and Socio-Economic Applications in GIS (previously titled Quantitative Methods and Applications in GIS) details applications of quantitative methods in social science, planning, and public policy with a focus on spatial perspectives. The book integrates GIS and quantitative (computational) methods... more...