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  • Size and Local Democracyby S. A. H. Denters; M. J. F. Goldsmith; A. Ladner

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    How large should local governments be, and what are the implications of changing the scale of local governments for the quality of local democracy? These questions have stood at the centre of debates among scholars and public sector reformers alike from antiquity to the present. This monograph offers the first systematic cross-national investigation... more...

  • Governing by Networkby Stephen Goldsmith; William D. Eggers

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    Examines for the first time the US government's transformation from centralized control over public programmes to facilitating services through networks of nongovernmental entities, as seen through the experience of dozens of public innovators. more...

  • Communicator-in-Chiefby John Allen Hendricks; Jr. Robert E. Denton; Jody C. Baumgartner; Jenn Burleson Mackay; Jonathan S. Morris; Eric E. Otenyo; Larry Powell; Melissa M. Smith; Nancy Snow; Frederic I. Solop; Brandon C. Waite

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99

    Communicator-in-Chief examines the role of new media technologies such as e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, blogs, video games, texting and the Internet in the historic 2008 presidential campaign. Politicians of the twenty-first century will use the Obama campaign's new media technology strategy to not only communicate with the electorate,... more...

  • Suicide of the Westby James Burnham

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    James Burnham?s 1964 classic, Suicide of the West , remains a startling account on the nature of the modern era. It offers a profound, in depth analysis of what is happening in the world today by putting into focus the intangible, often vague doctrine of American liberalism. It parallels the loosely defined liberal ideology rampant in American government... more...

  • Public Policy in the United Statesby Mark E Rushefsky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The fifth edition of this well-regarded text covers the period up through the 2012 elections. It has been revised to make it sleeker, more concise, and up-to-date with a clear organisational structure. This edition accomplishes these three important goals: First, it introduces readers to the American approach to public policy making as it has been... more...

  • Achieving Ethical Competence for Public Service Leadershipby Terry L Cooper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This book shows students entering the public service as well as professionals in the field how to become ethically competent to provide the leadership needed to advance the public interest. The book doesn't just talk about ethics. The contributors describe how ethical competence should guide organizational conduct. All chapters are original, and written... 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...

  • Stories from Langleyby Edward Mickolus

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 28.95

    Applicants to the Central Intelligence Agency often asked Edward Mickolus what they might expect in a career there. Mickolus, a former CIA intelligence officer whose duties also included recruiting and public affairs, never had a simple answer. If applicants were considering a life in the National Clandestine Service, the answer was easy. Numerous... more...

  • The Growth of American Governmentby Ballard C. Campbell

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    American government evolved over the generations since the mid-nineteenth century. The changing character of these institutions is a critical part of the history of the United States. This engaging survey focuses on the evolution of public policy and its relationship to the constitutional and political structure of government at the federal, state,... more...

  • Innovations in Public Leadership Developmentby Ricardo S. Morse; Terry F. Buss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    This is the best single-source guide to leadership development in the public sector. It offers a wealth of advice for teachers, students, trainers, human resource officers, and established leaders. The all-original chapters include discussions of leadership frameworks, competencies for public leaders for the "new governance," and strategies for senior... more...