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  • Public Administration and the Stateby Michael W. Spicer

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    In this critical examination of public administration's pervasive vision of a powerful state, Spicer thoughtfully reconsiders the relationship between activities of governance and concepts of the state. Woodrow Wilson argued for a state led by a powerful government, guided by science and enlightened experts, for the accomplishment of a set of... more...

  • Caught Between the Dog and the Fireplug, or How to Survive Public Serviceby Kenneth Ashworth

    Georgetown University Press 2001; US$ 27.95

    Replete with practical advice for anyone considering a career in federal, state, or local government, Caught between the Dog and the Fireplug, or How to Survive Public Service conveys what life is really like in a public service job. The book is written as a series of lively, entertaining letters of advice from a sympathetic uncle to a niece or... more...

  • Managing within Networksby Robert Agranoff

    Georgetown University Press 2007; US$ 30.95

    The real work of many governments is done not in stately domed capitols but by a network of federal and state officials working with local governments and nongovernmental organizations to address issues that cross governmental boundaries. Managing within Networks analyzes the structure, operations, and achievements of these public management networks... more...

  • Learning to Schoolby Jennifer Wallner

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2014; Not Available

    Beginning with the earliest provincial education policies and taking readers right up to contemporary policy debates, Learning to School chronicles how, through learning and cooperation, the provinces gradually established a country-wide system of public schooling. more...

  • Comparing Quebec and Ontarioby Rodney Haddow

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; Not Available

    In Comparing Quebec and Ontario , Rodney Haddow analyses how budgeting, economic development, social assistance, and child care policies differ between the two provinces. The cause of the differences, he argues, are underlying differences between their political economic institutions. more...

  • Breaking the Bargainby Donald Savoie

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2003; Not Available

    In Breaking the Bargain , Donald J. Savoie reveals how the traditional deal struck between politicians and career officials that underpins the workings of our national political and administrative process is today being challenged. more...

  • Professionalism and Public Serviceby David Siegel; Kenneth Rasmussen

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; Not Available

    The contributors to this volume trace the evolution of public administration institutions and explore issues such as the protection and improvement of the public service, recent innovations in the area of service delivery, and how this has created increased legitimacy and recognition from citizens. more...

  • Equity, Diversity & Canadian Labourby Gerald Hunt; David Rayside

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2007; Not Available

    Equity, Diversity, and Canadian Labour explores the specific challenges put to outmoded attitudes and practices, charting the efforts made by organized labour in Canada towards addressing discrimination in the workplace and within unions themselves. more...

  • Politics of Public Moneyby David A. Good

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2007; Not Available

    An insightful and incisive study of the changing budgetary process, The Politics of Public Money examines the promises and pitfalls of budgetary reform and sheds new light on the role insiders play in influencing government spending. more...

  • Searching for Leadershipby Patrice Dutil

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; Not Available

    The first book to examine the evolving role and leadership of the highest-ranking public servant in Ottawa or in any of Canada's Provinces and Territories, the Secretary to Cabinet, or the "Clerk." more...