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  • Balancing the Federal Budgetby Irene S. Rubin

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 26.00

    In this timely book Irene Rubin focuses on how government tried and eventually succeeded in balancing the U.S. federal budget in 1998. With characteristic insight and a lively narrative, Rubin describes the successive efforts of Congress and the administration over seventeen years to shape a process that would encourage balance, as well as the reactions... more...

  • Practical Program Evaluationsby Gerald Andrews Emison

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 32.00

    Program evaluation requires attention to rationality, rigor, and careful methods. Yet precision and accuracy alone do not guarantee that program evaluations will be implemented. What prevents an evaluation from being thrown on a shelf to gather dust? Author Gerald Emison, a practitioner with more than 20 years experience, knows that the consumers... more...

  • Human Capitalby Sally Coleman Selden

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 54.00

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  • Budget Toolsby Greg G. Chen; Lynne A. Weikart; Daniel W. Williams

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 56.00

    The thoroughly updated and expanded  Second Edition  of Greg G. Chen, Lynne A. Weikart, and Daniel W. Williams’  Budget Tools: Financial Methods in the Public Sector  brings together scores of exercises that will take students through the process of public budgeting, from organizing data through analysis and presentation. This thoroughly revised... more...

  • Bureaucracy and Democracyby Jr. William T. Gormley; Steven J. Balla

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 46.00

    Given the influence of public bureaucracies in policy implementation, Gormley and Balla assess their performance using four key perspectives—bounded rationality, principal-agent theory, interest group mobilization, and network theory—to help students develop an analytic framework for evaluating bureaucratic accountability. more...

  • System under Stressby Donald F. Kettl

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 34.00

    In System under Stress, The Challenge to 21st Century Democracy , Third Edition , Donald F. Kettl looks at the latest stress to hit the system—the financial crisis of 2008. In his brief, gripping narrative, Kettl assesses how well the U.S. political system responds under extraordinary pressure—from 9/11, to Hurricane Katrina, to the Great Recession—... more...

  • The Power of Communicationby Doris A. Graber

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 44.00

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  • Budgeting and Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizationsby Lynne A. Weikart; Greg G. Chen; Edward M. Sermier

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 73.00

    In the nonprofit sector, money drives mission. Well-managed budgets and investments can spur long-term growth and achievement, while financial mismanagement can damage or destroy an organization. Lynne A. Weikart , Greg G. Chen , and Ed Sermier —in their exciting new text geared wholly to nonprofits—provide the financial tools nonprofit managers... more...

  • Managing Nonprofit Organizations in a Policy Worldby Shannon K. Vaughan; Shelly Arsneault

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 64.00

    If nonprofits influence policy, make policy, are affected by policy, and are subject to policy, then shouldn't every nonprofit manager fully understand the policy world in which they operate? In explicitly tying the policy realm to management skills, Shannon Vaughan and Shelly Arsneault's foundational book sheds new light on how nonprofit managers... more...

  • The Ethics of Dissentby Rosemary O'Leary

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 34.00

    From “constructive contributors” to “deviant destroyers,” government guerrillas work clandestinely against the wishes of their superiors. These many public servants are dissatisfied with the actions of the organizations for which they work, but often choose not to go public with their concerns. In The Ethics of Dissent: Managing Guerrilla Government,... more...