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  • Change the Story, Change the Futureby David C. Korten

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015; US$ 19.95

    We humans live by stories, says David Korten, and the stories that now govern our society set us on a path to certain self-destruction. In this profound new book, Korten shares the results of his search for a story that reflects the fullness of human knowledge and understanding and provides a guide to action adequate to the needs of our time. Korten... more...

  • Public Administration in the Context of Global Governanceby S. Kim; S. Ashley; W. H. Lambright

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    This collection explores the frontiers of knowledge at the intersection of public administration and international relations scholarship. The culturally, generationally and academically diverse team of editors stake a meaningful claim in this burgeoning field by bringing together an international group of top and emerging scholars who think and research... more...

  • Democratizing Inequalitiesby Caroline W. Lee; Michael McQuarrie; Edward T. Walker; Craig Calhoun

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    Opportunities to ?have your say,? ?get involved,? and ?join the conversation? are everywhere in public life. From crowdsourcing and town hall meetings to government experiments with social media, participatory politics increasingly seem like a revolutionary antidote to the decline of civic engagement and the thinning of the contemporary public sphere.... more...

  • A Discourse Analysis of Corruptionby Blendi Kajsiu

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Why did Albania enjoy some of the most successful anti-corruption programs and institutions along with what appeared to be growing levels of corruption during the period 1998-2005? Looking at corruption through a post-structuralist discourse analysis perspective this book argues that the dominant corruption discourse in Albania served primarily to... more...

  • The Unending Hungerby Megan A. Carney

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Based on ethnographic fieldwork from Santa Barbara, California, this book sheds light on the ways that food insecurity prevails in women?s experiences of migration from Mexico and Central America to the United States. As women grapple with the pervasive conditions of poverty that hinder efforts at getting enough to eat, they find few options for alleviating... more...

  • The Failure of Term Limits in Floridaby Kathryn A. DePalo

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    In 1992, Florida voters approved an amendment to the state?s Constitution creating eight-year term limits for legislators?making Florida the second-largest state, after California, to implement such a law. Eight years later, sixty-eight term-limited senators and representatives were forced to retire, and the state saw the highest number of freshman... more...

  • Bullyingby Laura Martocci

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In her forceful social history, Bullying , Laura Martocci explores the “bully culture” that has claimed national attention since the late 1990s.    Moving beyond the identification of aggressive behaviors to an analysis of how and why we have arrived at a culture that thrives on humiliation, she critiques the social forces... more...

  • Public Management Reform and Innovationby H. George Frederickson; Jocelyn Johnston

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Leading scholars present the most complete, as well as the most advanced, treatment of public management reform and innovation available.   The subject of reform in the public sector is not new; indeed, its latest rubric, reinventing government, has become good politics. Still, as the contributors ask in this volume, is good politics... more...

  • The Language of Public Administrationby David John Farmer

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 36.95

    Coping with the practical problems of bureaucracy is hampered by the limited self-conception and the constricted mindsets of mainstream public administration thinking. Modernist public administration theory, although valuable and capable of producing ever more remarkable results, is limiting as an explanatory and catalytic force in resolving fundamental... more...

  • British Politics For Dummiesby Julian Knight; Michael Pattison

    Wiley 2015; US$ 19.99

    Your updated and revised guide to British politics So, you want to be knowledgeable about British politics but don't know where to start? You've come to the right place! British Politics For Dummies is your essential guide to understanding even the trickiest questions surrounding politics in the UK. In no time, you'll have the confidence to discuss... more...