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Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management by David E. (Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, USA) McNabb Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management
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Now in a thoroughly revised and refreshed fourth edition, Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management is beloved by student and professors alike for its exceptional clarity, accessibility, and plentiful illustrations. This new edition integrates quantitative, qualitative, and mixed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management by David E. (Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, USA) McNabb Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management
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Now in a thoroughly revised and refreshed fourth edition, Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management is beloved by student and professors alike for its exceptional clarity, accessibility, and plentiful illustrations. This new edition integrates quantitative, qualitative, and mixed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Consequences of Governance Fragmentation Milwaukee's School Voucher Legacy by Michael Ford The Consequences of Governance Fragmentation Milwaukee's School Voucher Legacy

This book details the unintended financial and performance consequences of governance fragmentation resulting from Milwaukee's private school voucher policy. It examines this policy through the lens of public administration, presenting a framework on how to reassert democratic accountability in complex...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Failure of Governance in Bell, California Big-Time Corruption in a Small Town by Thom Reilly The Failure of Governance in Bell, California Big-Time Corruption in a Small Town

In the late 2000s, the small southern California town of Bell erupted in a scandal that revealed a truly astonishing level of municipal corruption-one prosecutor called it corruption on steroids. This book details why Bell was vulnerable to such massive...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

American Public Administration Public Service for the Twenty-First Century by Robert A. (Saint Louis University, USA) Cropf, John L. (Bistate Development, USA) Wagner American Public Administration Public Service for the Twenty-First Century
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American Public Administration has been the go-to introductory textbook for Public Administration courses with a focus on civil society for the last decade. Now in an extensively revised and updated second edition, authors Cropf and Wagner weave the most recent...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2017

Called to Serve The Bush School of Government and Public Service by Charles Frazer Hermann, Sally Dee Wade Called to Serve The Bush School of Government and Public Service
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Founding director Charles F. Hermann and writer Sally Dee Wade chronicle the twenty-year history of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, which has rapidly evolved into one of the America's major professional graduate schools of public and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Public Administration Research Methods Tools for Evaluation and Evidence-Based Practice by Brian J. Gerber, Scott E. Robinson Public Administration Research Methods Tools for Evaluation and Evidence-Based Practice
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The best decisions made by public managers are based not on instinct, but on an informed understanding of what's happening on the ground. Policy may be directed by ideology, but it must also be founded on reality. The challenge of...
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 08/09/2017

American Public Administration Public Service for the Twenty-First Century by Robert A. (Saint Louis University, USA) Cropf, John L. (Bistate Development, USA) Wagner American Public Administration Public Service for the Twenty-First Century
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American Public Administration has been the go-to introductory textbook for Public Administration courses with a focus on civil society for the last decade. Now in an extensively revised and updated second edition, authors Cropf and Wagner weave the most recent...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2017

Policy Analytics, Modelling, and Informatics Innovative Tools for Solving Complex Social Problems by J. Ramon Gil-Garcia Policy Analytics, Modelling, and Informatics Innovative Tools for Solving Complex Social Problems

This book provides a comprehensive approach to the study of policy analytics, modelling and informatics. It includes theories and concepts for understanding tools and techniques used by governments seeking to improve decision making through the use of technology, data, modelling,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Public Administration and Public Affairs by Nicholas Henry Public Administration and Public Affairs

Public Administration and Public Affairs demonstrates how to govern efficiently, effectively, and responsibly in an age of political corruption and crises in public finance. Providing a comprehensive, accessible and humorous introduction to the field of Public Administration, this text is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Explaining Civil Society Development A Social Origins Approach by Lester M. Salamon, S. Wojciech Sokolowski, Megan A. Haddock Explaining Civil Society Development A Social Origins Approach
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Combining solid data and analytical clarity, this pioneering volume offers a critically needed lens for viewing the evolution of civil society and the nonprofit sector throughout the world.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Pragmatist Bill de Blasio's Quest to Save the Soul of New York by Professor Joseph P. Viteritti The Pragmatist Bill de Blasio's Quest to Save the Soul of New York

The two main characters of Joseph Viteritti's The Pragmatist - Bill de Blasio and New York City itself - are used to tell the story of the rise, fall and rebirth of progressivism in America's major urban center, and in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Public Administration and Public Affairs by Nicholas Henry Public Administration and Public Affairs

Public Administration and Public Affairs demonstrates how to govern efficiently, effectively, and responsibly in an age of political corruption and crises in public finance. Providing a comprehensive, accessible and humorous introduction to the field of Public Administration, this text is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Public Administration Research Methods Tools for Evaluation and Evidence-Based Practice by Brian J. Gerber, Scott E. Robinson Public Administration Research Methods Tools for Evaluation and Evidence-Based Practice
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The best decisions made by public managers are based not on instinct, but on an informed understanding of what's happening on the ground. Policy may be directed by ideology, but it must also be founded on reality. The challenge of...
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 01/09/2017

Inclusive Governance in South Asia Parliament, Judiciary and Civil Service by Nizam Ahmed Inclusive Governance in South Asia Parliament, Judiciary and Civil Service

This edited volume explores the state of inclusive governance in South Asia. It particularly examines the nature and scope of inclusiveness noticed in the parliament and civil service in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal, and the judiciary in Bangladesh. Where previous...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

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The Palgrave Handbook of Indicators in Global Governance by Nehal Bhuta The Palgrave Handbook of Indicators in Global Governance

This volume brings together both academic and institutional perspectives to examine the production, use and contestation of indicators in global governance. It provides a unique and comprehensive guide to the latest research in the study of indicators and their use...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/09/2017

Inter-Municipal Cooperation in Europe Institutions and Governance by Filipe Teles Inter-Municipal Cooperation in Europe Institutions and Governance

This book sheds light on the central complexities of municipal cooperation and examines the dynamics, experiences and drivers of inter-municipal cooperation (IMC) in Europe. Particular attention is given to the features of governance arrangements and institutions created to generate and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Statecraft and Liberal Reform in Advanced Democracies by Nils Karlson Statecraft and Liberal Reform in Advanced Democracies

This book explains how advanced democracies and welfare states can achieve welfare-enhancing, liberal institutional reform. It develops a general theory based on an extended comparative case study of Sweden and Australia over the last 25 years, and offers an in-depth...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

The Public Policy Primer Managing the Policy Process by Xun Wu, Michael Howlett, Scott A. Fritzen The Public Policy Primer Managing the Policy Process
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Fully revised for a second edition, this essential guide provides a concise and accessible overview of the entire public policy process: agenda setting, policy formulation, decision making, implementation, and evaluation. The book provides an introduction to the key policy functions,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

The Public Policy Primer Managing the Policy Process by Xun Wu, Michael Howlett, Scott A. Fritzen The Public Policy Primer Managing the Policy Process
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Fully revised for a second edition, this essential guide provides a concise and accessible overview of the entire public policy process: agenda setting, policy formulation, decision making, implementation, and evaluation. The book provides an introduction to the key policy functions,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Advancing Collaboration Theory Models, Typologies, and Evidence by John C. (Old Dominion University, USA) Morris Advancing Collaboration Theory Models, Typologies, and Evidence
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The term collaboration is widely used but not clearly understood or operationalized. However, collaboration is playing an increasingly important role between and across public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors. Collaboration has become a hallmark in both intragovernmental and intergovernmental relationships. As...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Analytical Perspectives Budget of the U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2018 by Executive Office of the President Analytical Perspectives Budget of the U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2018

Contains analyses that are designed to highlight specified subject areas or provide other significant presentations of budget data that place the budget in perspective.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Managing Change and Innovation in Public Service Organizations by Kerry Brown, Stephen P. Osborne Managing Change and Innovation in Public Service Organizations
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The context and environment of public services is becoming increasingly complex and the management of change and innovation is now a core task for the successful public manager. This text aims to provide its readers with the skills necessary to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Government 3.0 Next Generation Government Technology Infrastructure and Services by Adegboyega Kolawole Ojo Government 3.0 Next Generation Government Technology Infrastructure and Services

Historically, technological change has had significant effect on the locations of administrative activity, their costs, the nature of administrative tasks, the skill sets needed by officials, rules and regulations, and the types of interactions citizens have with their public authorities....
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/10/2017

International E-Government Development Policy, Implementation and Best Practice by Laura Alcaide Munoz International E-Government Development Policy, Implementation and Best Practice

This book provides an examination of e-Government frameworks and maturity stages in governments around the world, including an overview of the legal frameworks that have supported them. Divided into three sections, the first part of this book analyses the theoretical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

Turkish Cultural Policies in a Global World by Muriel Girard Turkish Cultural Policies in a Global World

This book provides a multidisciplinary analysis of the production of Turkish cultural policies in the context of globalization and of the circulation of knowledge and practices. Focusing on circulations, the book proposes an innovative approach to the transfer of cultural...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

Community-Based Reconstruction of Society University Involvement and Lessons from East Japan Compared with Those from Kobe, Aceh, and Sichuan by Akihiko Hokugo Community-Based Reconstruction of Society University Involvement and Lessons from East Japan Compared with Those from Kobe, Aceh, and Sichuan

This volume presents an academic proposal, developed by a joint research group of leading scholars in the social and natural sciences from universities affected by global-scale mega disasters occurring in Asia in recent decades. These include Kobe University, which experienced...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/10/2017

Virtue and Responsibility in Policy Research and Advice by Berry Tholen Virtue and Responsibility in Policy Research and Advice

This book argues that ethical judgment by individual scientific policy advisors is more important than is often acknowledged. While many scientific policy advisors routinely present themselves as neutral or value free scientists, here is demonstrated that the ideal of scientific...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Strategic Management for Public Governance in Europe by Anne Drumaux, Paul Joyce Strategic Management for Public Governance in Europe
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This book investigates the role and effectiveness of strategic management within public governance in Europe. This book argues for the need to develop more effective multi-level governance that combines unity of strategic purpose at the European level with strategic leadership...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

The Official History of the British Civil Service Reforming the Service, Volume II: The Thatcher and Major Revolutions, 1982-97 by Rodney (Cabinet Office, London, UK) Lowe, Hugh (University of Bristol, UK) Pemberton The Official History of the British Civil Service Reforming the Service, Volume II: The Thatcher and Major Revolutions, 1982-97
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This second volume of the Official History of the UK Civil Service explores the radical restructuring of the Civil Service that took place from 1982-97, covering the bulk of the Thatcher era and the Major adminstration that followed.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

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EU Policy-Making on GMOs The False Promise of Proceduralism by Mihalis Kritikos EU Policy-Making on GMOs The False Promise of Proceduralism

This book examines the development and implementation of the EU's legislative framework on the commercial release of GMO products as a case study of social regulation operating within a predominantly technical framework.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

The Politics of Wellbeing Theory, Policy and Practice by Ian Bache The Politics of Wellbeing Theory, Policy and Practice

This volume is the first collection in the field of wellbeing studies that places politics centre stage. Through a combination of intellectual inquiry, empirically-grounded research, and investigation across different settings, this book aims to provide fresh insights and develop new...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

The Palgrave Handbook of Public Administration and Management in Europe by Edoardo Ongaro The Palgrave Handbook of Public Administration and Management in Europe

This Handbook offers a systematic review of state-of-the-art knowledge on public administration in Europe. Covering the theoretical, epistemological and practical aspects of the field, it focuses on how public administration operates and is studied in European countries. In sixty-three chapters,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Public Personnel Management Contexts and Strategies by John Nalbandian, Jared J. Llorens, Donald E. Klingner Public Personnel Management Contexts and Strategies
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Now in a thoroughly-revised 7th edition, Public Personnel Management focuses on the critical issues and common processes in the management of public sector personnel. In keeping with prior editions, the text centers on the core processes within public human resource...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Public Personnel Management Contexts and Strategies by John Nalbandian, Jared J. Llorens, Donald E. Klingner Public Personnel Management Contexts and Strategies
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Now in a thoroughly-revised 7th edition, Public Personnel Management focuses on the critical issues and common processes in the management of public sector personnel. In keeping with prior editions, the text centers on the core processes within public human resource...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Public Policy Analysis An Integrated Approach by William N. Dunn Public Policy Analysis An Integrated Approach

Revised edition of the author's Public policy analysis, c2012.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Public Policy Analysis An Integrated Approach by William N. Dunn Public Policy Analysis An Integrated Approach

Revised edition of the author's Public policy analysis, c2012.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Knowledge Creation in Public Administrations Innovative Government in Southeast Asia and Japan by Ayano Hirose Nishihara Knowledge Creation in Public Administrations Innovative Government in Southeast Asia and Japan

This book presents a new paradigm of innovative governments in Asia, at the municipal, regional and national levels, based on the knowledge creation theory in management, and leading to organizational transformation and policy reform in public administration. Focusing on Indonesia,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Women in Governing Institutions in South Asia Parliament, Civil Service and Local Government by Nizam Ahmed Women in Governing Institutions in South Asia Parliament, Civil Service and Local Government

This edited volume examines policies aimed at increasing the representation of women in governing institutions in six South Asian countries. Divided into three parts, it addresses the implications of uniformity and diversity for the substantive representation of women in parliament,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Policymaking for Citizen Behavior Change A Social Marketing Approach by Nancy R. (University of Washington, USA) Lee Policymaking for Citizen Behavior Change A Social Marketing Approach
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Social marketing is a discipline unfamiliar to many policymakers, often confused with the more frequently applied and studied fields of social media, behavioral economics, or social change. Social marketing is a growing field and methodology, however, that has been successfully...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Policymaking for Citizen Behavior Change A Social Marketing Approach by Nancy R. (University of Washington, USA) Lee Policymaking for Citizen Behavior Change A Social Marketing Approach
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Social marketing is a discipline unfamiliar to many policymakers, often confused with the more frequently applied and studied fields of social media, behavioral economics, or social change. Social marketing is a growing field and methodology, however, that has been successfully...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

Public Personnel Management Current Concerns, Future Challenges by Norma M. Riccucci Public Personnel Management Current Concerns, Future Challenges

Public Personnel Management has served as an essential, concise reader for public personnel and human resource management courses in the fields of public administration, political science, and public policy over the last 25 years. Since the first edition published in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

Governance in Russian Regions A Policy Comparison by Sabine Kropp Governance in Russian Regions A Policy Comparison

This book investigates the emergence and working of governance networks in contemporary Russia. Moreover, the book allows for theorising on governance in an increasingly authoritarian regime and thus can also be read as a unique contribution to research on governance...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/08/2017

Public Personnel Management Current Concerns, Future Challenges by Norma M. Riccucci Public Personnel Management Current Concerns, Future Challenges

Public Personnel Management has served as an essential, concise reader for public personnel and human resource management courses in the fields of public administration, political science, and public policy over the last 25 years. Since the first edition published in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Mainstreaming Integration Governance New Trends in Migrant Integration Policies in Europe by P. W. A. Scholten Mainstreaming Integration Governance New Trends in Migrant Integration Policies in Europe

This book provides a critical analysis of mainstreaming as one of the major contemporary trends in immigrant integration governance in Europe. Bringing together unique empirical material and theoretical insights on mainstreaming, it examines how, why and to what effect immigrant...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

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