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  • Performance-Based Management Systemsby Patria de Lancer Julnes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 121.95

    Expectations for performance management systems continue to grow in the public sector. Yet few administrators know how to effectively implement and sustain these systems. Performance-Based Management Systems: Effective Implementation and Maintenance supports practical efforts to build and maintain performance management systems in public organizations,... more...

  • Organizational Assessment and Improvement in the Public Sectorby Kathleen M. Immordino

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 74.95

    Calls for performance measures and metrics sound good, but public sector organizations often lack the tools required to assess the organization as a whole and create true change.In order to implement an integrated cycle of assessment, planning, and improvement, government agencies at all levels need a usable framework for organizational assessment... more...

  • Practical Human Resources for Public Managersby Nicolas A. Valcik; Teodoro J. Benavides

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 68.95

    Employers face a myriad of issues when hiring: how to recruit, whom to select, how to interview, Equal Employment Opportunity policies, fair salary offerings, health issues, performance evaluations, behavior/disciplinary actions, turnover, and the list goes on and on. Practical Human Resources Management for Public Managers: A Case Study Approach... more...

  • The Practice of Government Public Relationsby Mordecai Lee; Grant Neeley; Kendra Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 68.95

    In addition to traditional management tools, government administrators require a fundamental understanding of the tools available to address the ever-changing context of government communications. Examining the ins and outs of the regulations influencing public information, The Practice of Government Public Relations unveils novel ways to integrate... more...

  • National Security Issues in Science, Law, and Technologyby Thomas A. Johnson

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 183.95

    The tragedy of 9/11 placed homeland security and the prevention of further attacks into the central focus of our national consciousness. With so many avenues of terror open to our enemies in terms of mode, medium, and location, effective management and mitigation of threat must be grounded in objective risk assessment. The structure of national security... more...

  • Boundaries of the State in US Historyby James T. Sparrow; William J. Novak; Stephen W. Sawyer

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    The question of how the American state defines its power has become central to a range of historical topics, from the founding of the Republic and the role of the educational system to the functions of agencies and America’s place in the world. Yet conventional histories of the state have not reckoned adequately with the roots of an ever-expanding... more...

  • Surprise Attackby Larry Hancock

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 29.99

    Surprise Attack explores sixty plus years of military and terror threats against the United States. It examines the intelligence tools and practices that provided warnings of those attacks and evaluates the United States’ responses, both in preparedness and most importantly the effectiveness of our military and national command authority. Contrary... more...

  • Counting the Votes: A New Way to Analyze America's Presidential Electionsby G. Scott Thomas

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    Counting the Votes: A New Way to Analyze America's Presidential Elections isn't your typical history book about presidential elections. Nor is it like most statistical analyses of election results. What this unusual book does offer is an array of innovative statistics—campaign score (CS), potential index (PI), return on potential (ROP), and equalized... more...

  • Debates, Differences and Divisionsby Michael Kryzanek

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95

    Debuting it its first edition, this book is organized around the approach that American politics can best be understood by examining the issues that reflect the ideas, principles, concerns, fears, morals and hopes of the American people. Debates, Differences and Divisions looks at twenty-five hot button issues affecting American politics and policy... more...

  • Jigsaw Puzzle Politics in the Sunshine Stateby Seth C. McKee

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 84.95

    Redrawing district lines is arguably the most polarizing of political activities in the United States today. As technological developments permit more and more sophisticated statistical analyses, those in charge of the process are more tempted to gerrymander districts for their own future benefit. At the same time, as this data is made available to... more...