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  • Performance-Based Management Systemsby Patria de Lancer Julnes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • American Public Serviceby James S. Bowman; Jonathan P. West

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Understanding the effects of radical change on public personnel systems is critically important both now and in the future to all those interested in the quality of American democracy. Civil service reform is occurring at all levels of government both in the United States and abroad. American Public Service: Radical Reform and the Merit System is... 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...

  • The Racketby Matt Kennard

    Zed Books 2016; US$ 16.95

    An investigation of how the US empire continues to enslave much of humanity, both at home and abroad. more...

  • The Transformation of Political Culture 1789-1848by F. Furet; M. Ozouf

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 93.95

    This third volume in a much praised series on The French Revolution and the Creation of Modern Political Culture examines the way in which the Revolution has been portrayed in European thought and its impact upon the development of political philosophy in the nineteenth century. Opening with the influence of Burke and other contemporaries of the... 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 US$ 25.50

    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...