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The post-independence history of the Commonwealth Caribbean has witnessed continuous constitutional debate. The contrasting opinions of Eric Williams and Norman Manley as to whether or not the Commonwealth Caribbean constitutional foundations are imported or indigenous, respectively, lay the foundation as the philosophical starting point for the examination of the political ...
Constitutional Development in the Caribbean
The post-independence history of the Commonwealth Caribbean has witnessed continuous constitutional debate. The contrasting opinions of Eric Williams and Norman Manley as to whether or not the Commonwealth Caribbean constitutional foundations are imported or indigenous, respectively, lay the foundation as the philosophical starting point for the examination of the political dimensions of the constitutional controversies. In Constitutional Development in the Commonwealth Caribbean, Hamid Ghany delves into constitutional evolution in the Caribbean and demonstrates how political elites in the Caribbean have manipulated political processes to maintain their hold on power behind a facade of a desire for change. The retention of the Westminster-Whitehall model has resulted in lasting institutions that, to the detriment of the populace they serve, are resistant to change. Ghany deconstructs and examines the differences between the Westminster-Whitehall constitutions of the Commonwealth Caribbean and the original Westminster model in the United Kingdom and provides an understanding of the continuing inability to craft significant reforms.
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Constitutional Development in the Caribbean

by Hamid A. Ghany
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The challenges faced by Commonwealth Caribbean democracies particularly in the past 20 years has forced a reckoning with how the Westminster model of government has served the needs of these small states. Crime, corruption and struggling economies operating in a globalised world have brought into sharp relief the threat to ...
Beyond Westminster in the Caribbean
The challenges faced by Commonwealth Caribbean democracies particularly in the past 20 years has forced a reckoning with how the Westminster model of government has served the needs of these small states. Crime, corruption and struggling economies operating in a globalised world have brought into sharp relief the threat to once-stable democracies. Beyond Westminster in the Caribbean analyses Westminster governance in the post-independence Caribbean and reflects on the weaknesses of the model, the absence of a will to change despite the deficiencies and proposals for the way forward. Drawing on the contributions of distinguished scholars, prominent serving politicians and a sitting prime minister, the book offers a critical review of the state of Caribbean constitutions and a frank discussion of whether these small states can weather the threats that have presented themselves since the end of the Cold-War and the rise of neoliberalism. Can the Westminister model survive and thrive in the contemporary Caribbean, or is it time to move beyond Westminster?
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Beyond Westminster in the Caribbean

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The concept of hybridity, although well developed in various research areas, is relatively new in the management field, where organisational hybridity refers to organisations that combine managerial features, value systems and institutional logics of different sectors (market, state, civil society). Hybrid organisations have traditionally been compared with private, public and ...
Hybridity in the Governance and Delivery of Public Services
The concept of hybridity, although well developed in various research areas, is relatively new in the management field, where organisational hybridity refers to organisations that combine managerial features, value systems and institutional logics of different sectors (market, state, civil society). Hybrid organisations have traditionally been compared with private, public and non-profit ones, by considering goal ambiguity, governance, organisational structures, personnel and purchasing processes, and work-related attitudes and values. This research has led to substantial evidence on relevant differences between hybrid and other organisations. Hybridisation has also become a permanent feature in today's welfare system. New Public Management and welfare state reforms of the mid 1990s contributed to the emergence of hybrid organisations, with neo-institutional theory also attributed to this phenomenon. Considering the hybrid phenomenon as a whole, little is known about governance and controls, especially with regard to accountability mechanisms and issues such as the prevention of corruption. Even less is known when we consider the main variables of hybridity to be mixed ownership, competing institutional logics, multiplicity of funding arrangements, and public and private forms of financial and social control. This book seeks to answer the unsolved questions related to hybrid organisations. It does so by adopting a multifaceted approach along its ten chapters, which focus on different national contexts, including the UK, Italy, Australia, and Sweden, as well as global organisations. The authors consider policy sectors including humanitarian aid, local transport, healthcare, and welfare services.
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Hybridity in the Governance and Delivery of Public Services

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In recent years, authoritarian states in the Middle East and North Africa have faced increasing international pressure to decentralize political power. Decentralization is presented as a panacea that will foster good governance and civil society, helping citizens procure basic services and fight corruption. Two of these states, Jordan and Morocco, ...
Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco: Strategies of Centralization and Decentralization
In recent years, authoritarian states in the Middle East and North Africa have faced increasing international pressure to decentralize political power. Decentralization is presented as a panacea that will foster good governance and civil society, helping citizens procure basic services and fight corruption. Two of these states, Jordan and Morocco, are monarchies with elected parliaments and recent experiences of liberalization. Morocco began devolving certain responsibilities to municipal councils decades ago, while Jordan has consistently followed a path of greater centralization. Their experiences test such assumptions about the benefits of localism. Janine A. Clark examines why Morocco decentralized while Jordan did not and evaluates the impact of their divergent paths, ultimately explaining how authoritarian regimes can use decentralization reforms to consolidate power. Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco argues that decentralization is a tactic authoritarian regimes employ based on their coalition strategies to expand their base of support and strengthen patron-client ties. Clark analyzes the opportunities that decentralization presents to local actors to pursue their interests and lays out how municipal-level figures find ways to use reforms to their advantage. In Morocco, decentralization has resulted not in greater political inclusivity or improved services, but rather in the entrenchment of pro-regime elites in power. The main Islamist political party has also taken advantage of these reforms. In Jordan, decentralization would undermine the networks that benefit elites and their supporters. Based on extensive fieldwork, Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco is an important contribution to Middle East studies and political science that challenges our understanding of authoritarian regimes' survival strategies and resilience.
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Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco: Strategies of Centralization and Decentralization

by Janine A. Clark
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Building on the success of the first edition, Ethics for the Public Service Professional, 2e will be a single-source reference for the topic of ethics and ethical decision making as it relates to government service, and service within the areas of homeland security and emergency services at the local, county, ...
Ethics for the Public Service Professional
Building on the success of the first edition, Ethics for the Public Service Professional, 2e will be a single-source reference for the topic of ethics and ethical decision making as it relates to government service, and service within the areas of homeland security and emergency services at the local, county, state, and federal levels. This text will discuss the challenges faced by today's public service professionals and administrators with regards to incorporating ethics within daily decisions, discretion, and duties. This in-depth reference will help to eliminate the warped impressions created by modern dramas as to what is ethical and what is discretionary within the confines of a public servant's job. The text will involve a thorough examination of the history of ethics, codes and legislation relating to public service. This text will be essential for the foundational development and explanation of protocols used within a successful organization for those persons new to the realm of emergency services and will serve as a reference for those already involved within the field.
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114.30 USD

Ethics for the Public Service Professional

by Randy Taylor, Aric W. Dutelle
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This book focuses on governance and management issues in the much publicized 'Ganga Rejuvenation Project', led by the Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. Attempts over the past three decades to clean up and rejuvenate one of the world's greatest rivers have proved futile. The major reasons for the lack ...
Ganga Rejuvenation: Governance Challenges And Policy Options
This book focuses on governance and management issues in the much publicized 'Ganga Rejuvenation Project', led by the Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. Attempts over the past three decades to clean up and rejuvenate one of the world's greatest rivers have proved futile. The major reasons for the lack of success are absence of long-term planning, poor co-ordination and failure to sustain whatever little infrastructure for water and sewage treatment could be developed. Focusing on these broad aspects, the book explores spaces for better governance through active community participation, knowledge management, prospects of Public-Private-Partnership, e-governance, youth education, waterfront development, lessons from past failures, comparative international analogies, utilization of external aid and global expertise in successful implementation of a sustainable long-term plan for a river basin's integrated development of both the economy and environment. A host of activities, such as, improving pollution monitoring systems, new development plans for tourism enhancement; river dredging and sewering riparian cities are already being carried in the hope of quick results. The Government of India has also appointed a task force for preparation of a long-term strategy. However, substantial knowledge gaps persist especially with regard to governance. This book aims to address the governance and policy issues and will be a very timely contribution to cleaning as well as rejuvenating Ganga, a river that is lifeline of millions of people.
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176.400000 USD

Ganga Rejuvenation: Governance Challenges And Policy Options

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This book traces the international political and legal developments concerning the rights, treatment and status of indigenous peoples. The work argues that indigenous peoples are governed in international politics through particular biopolitical technologies, technologies that appear benevolent, yet are nothing short of colonialist. The authors demonstrate how the celebrated political ...
Global Politics and its Violent Care for Indigeneity: Sequels to Colonialism
This book traces the international political and legal developments concerning the rights, treatment and status of indigenous peoples. The work argues that indigenous peoples are governed in international politics through particular biopolitical technologies, technologies that appear benevolent, yet are nothing short of colonialist. The authors demonstrate how the celebrated political inclusion of indigenous peoples in fact marks their exclusion and how the peoples' much-admired environmental knowledge constrains indigeneity, rendering it local rather than promoting their global political position.
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125.990000 USD

Global Politics and its Violent Care for Indigeneity: Sequels to Colonialism

by Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen, Marjo Lindroth
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Incremental Polarization: A Unified Spatial Theory of Legislative Elections, Parties and Roll Call Voting
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Incremental Polarization: A Unified Spatial Theory of Legislative Elections, Parties and Roll Call Voting

by Justin Buchler
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A Look in the Mirror: The Disintegration of Our Morals, Values, Ethics and Society - Can America Be Saved?
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A Look in the Mirror: The Disintegration of Our Morals, Values, Ethics and Society - Can America Be Saved?

by Darrell Cass
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Given the signing of a new sustainable development goals in 2016, marking a new phase of global development thinking focused on ecologically and fiscally sustainable human settlements, few countries offer a better testing ground for their attainment than post-Apartheid South Africa. Since the coming to power of the African National ...
Building a Capable State: Service Delivery in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Given the signing of a new sustainable development goals in 2016, marking a new phase of global development thinking focused on ecologically and fiscally sustainable human settlements, few countries offer a better testing ground for their attainment than post-Apartheid South Africa. Since the coming to power of the African National Congress, the country has undergone a policy making revolution, driven by an urgent need to improve access to services for the country's black majority. Twenty years on from the fall of Apartheid, Building a Capable State asks what lessons can be learned from the South African experience. The book assesses whether the South African government has succeeded in improving service delivery, focusing on the vital sectors of water and sanitation, energy, roads and public transport. Emphasizing the often-overlooked role of local government institutions, the book demonstrates that effective service delivery can have a profound effect on the social structure of emerging economies, and must form an integral part of any future development strategy. A comprehensive examination of urban service delivery in the global South, Building a Capable State is essential reading for practitioners of public policy as well as development students and researchers across the social sciences.
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Building a Capable State: Service Delivery in Post-Apartheid South Africa

by Susan M. Parnell
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This volume examines Max Weber's pre-World War I thinking about bureaucracy. It suggests that Weber's vision shares common components with the highly efficient Prussian General Staff military bureaucracy developed by Clausewitz and Helmuth von Moltke. Weber did not believe that Germany's other major institutions, the Civil Service, industry, or the ...
Max Weber's Vision for Bureaucracy: A Casualty of World War I
This volume examines Max Weber's pre-World War I thinking about bureaucracy. It suggests that Weber's vision shares common components with the highly efficient Prussian General Staff military bureaucracy developed by Clausewitz and Helmuth von Moltke. Weber did not believe that Germany's other major institutions, the Civil Service, industry, or the army could deliver world class performances since he believed that they pursued narrow, selfish interests. However, following Weber's death in 1920, the model published by his wife Marianne contained none of the military material about which Weber had written approvingly in the early chapters of Economy and Society. Glynn Cochrane concludes that Weber's model was unlikely to include military material after the Versailles peace negotiations (in which Weber participated) outlawed the Prussian General Staff in 1919.
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115.490000 USD

Max Weber's Vision for Bureaucracy: A Casualty of World War I

by Glynn Cochrane
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Written by two of the leading scholars in the field, this book explores public administration in the past, present and future, critically reviewing the modernization of public management reform. It reasserts public administration as an integral component of democratic governance and fostering a state-citizen relationship. Wide-ranging in scope, The Next ...
The Next Public Administration: Debates and Dilemmas
Written by two of the leading scholars in the field, this book explores public administration in the past, present and future, critically reviewing the modernization of public management reform. It reasserts public administration as an integral component of democratic governance and fostering a state-citizen relationship. Wide-ranging in scope, The Next Public Administration: Extends basic public administration to consider issues associated with management, governance and democracy Covers core public administration concepts and their evolution through time Draws on an international spread of examples, bringing theoretical discussions to life Includes lists of further reading Essential reading for students of public management and public administration.
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The Next Public Administration: Debates and Dilemmas

by Jon Pierre, B. Guy Peters
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The Policy State: An American Predicament
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The Policy State: An American Predicament

by Stephen Skowronek, Karen Orren
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Longlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2016 The world's most intractable problems solved: ambitious lessons in leadership and hope from free-thinkers and innovators who have tackled our biggest challenges From immigration reform to energy resources, from political paralysis to inequality and extremism, we are beset by ...
The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline
Longlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2016 The world's most intractable problems solved: ambitious lessons in leadership and hope from free-thinkers and innovators who have tackled our biggest challenges From immigration reform to energy resources, from political paralysis to inequality and extremism, we are beset by a raft of huge and seemingly insurmountable issues. The daily newspapers, the rolling 24-hour television news, portray a world in terminal decline. What goes under-reported are the success stories. Here, taking ten of the most knotty issues we face today, Jonathan Tepperman examines unsung individuals' bold and innovative attempts against all odds and expectations to solve some of the important problems governments have struggled with for decades. Each chapter tells the story of one government that's found a way to avoid the snares that entangle most of the others. The solutions described in the book aren't speculative: they've all already been tried, and they work. Controversial, provocative but always stimulating, Tepperman here offers a powerful, data-driven case for optimism. Written with flair and an infectious exuberance, The Fix is a book to restore hope to the pessimistic, and offer both practical advice and inspiration in a time of relentless bad news.
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The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline

by Jonathan Tepperman
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Histoire Du Corps Des Gardiens de la Paix
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Histoire Du Corps Des Gardiens de la Paix

by Rey a
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South Korea is renowned as one of the success stories of fast economic development. The Korean developmental state was a highly efficient, meritocratic, and fully monopolized coercive force. These resources were skilfully leveraged to shape the direction of private sector actors towards strategic initiatives. However, these very same resources could ...
The Experience of Democracy and Bureaucracy in South Korea
South Korea is renowned as one of the success stories of fast economic development. The Korean developmental state was a highly efficient, meritocratic, and fully monopolized coercive force. These resources were skilfully leveraged to shape the direction of private sector actors towards strategic initiatives. However, these very same resources could have resulted in the bureaucracy retaining its power indefinitely. Instead, step-by-step, the resources of the bureaucracy, which serviced the authoritarian leadership in the developmental period, were exercised towards democratization. What were the conditions that made this transformation possible? The Experience of Democracy and Bureaucracy in South Korea addresses this question, filling the existing gap in the academic literature and presenting political implications. It explores the ways in which bureaucracy may not only be compatible with democracy but, more ambitiously, the conditions under which it can enhance it. The chapters examine the unique systems and institutions of the Korean bureaucracy including the National Election Commission, the police force, local government, the ceiling recruitment strategy, and procurement policy. This timely collection will be of interest to researchers, graduate and undergraduate students in public administration and policy. It will also be a useful reference for bureaucrats in developing countries who seek to design policy for bureaucracy in concurrence with democratization.
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The Experience of Democracy and Bureaucracy in South Korea

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In Called to Serve, 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 nation's major professional graduate schools of public and international affairs.The story traces the progress ...
Called to Serve: The Bush School of Government and Public Service
In Called to Serve, 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 nation's major professional graduate schools of public and international affairs.The story traces the progress of the Bush School from its initial challenges to secure funding, students, and professors to its departure from the College of Liberal Arts as an independent unit with its own dean and faculty, and through the creation of its current curricula and policy-oriented research institutes. Insider stories and candid photographs illustrate how President Bush's focused personal interest and involvement with the school and its students have contributed to the many developments and successes that the Bush School has enjoyed.With carefully researched narrative and absorbing, behind-the-scenes details, Called to Serve documents the first two decades of the Bush School's brief but significant history and looks to the promising future that awaits this widely respected academic enterprise.
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31.500000 USD

Called to Serve: The Bush School of Government and Public Service

by Sally Dee Wade, Charles Frazer Hermann
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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 methods approaches, as well as specific up-to-date instruction in the ...
Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management
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 methods approaches, as well as specific up-to-date instruction in the use of statistical software programs such as Excel and SPSS. Changes to this edition include: A new section, featuring two new chapters, to explore mixed methods approaches to research, including fundamentals, research design, data collection, and analyzing and interpreting findings A new, dedicated chapter on Big Data research Updated exhibits and examples throughout the book A new companion website to accompany the book containing PowerPoint slides for each chapter New tables, figures, and exercises, as well as key terms and discussion questions at the end of each chapter Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management, 4e is an ideal textbook for use in all research methods courses in undergraduate and graduate Public Administration, Public Affairs, and Nonprofit Management courses.
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114.30 USD

Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

by David E. McNabb
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Inside Job: How American Elections Are Still Rigged Against Voters
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23.090000 USD

Inside Job: How American Elections Are Still Rigged Against Voters

by Steven Rosenfeld
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Across the globe law in all its variety is becoming more central to politics, public policy and everyday life. For over four decades, Robert A. Kagan has been a leading scholar of the causes and consequences of the march of law that is characteristic of late 20th and early 21st ...
Varieties of Legal Order: The Politics of Adversarial and Bureaucratic Legalism
Across the globe law in all its variety is becoming more central to politics, public policy and everyday life. For over four decades, Robert A. Kagan has been a leading scholar of the causes and consequences of the march of law that is characteristic of late 20th and early 21st century governance. In this volume, top sociolegal scholars use Kagan's concepts and methods to examine the politics of litigation and regulation, both in the United States and around the world. Through studies of civil rights law, tobacco politics, Eurolegalism, Russian auto accidents, Australian coal mines and California prisons, these scholars probe the politics of different forms of law, and the complex path by which law on the books shapes social life. Like Kagan's scholarship, Varieties of Legal Order movesã beyond stale debates about litigiousness and overregulation, and invites us to think more imaginatively about how the rise of law and legalism will shape politics and social life in the 21st Century.
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59.70 USD

Varieties of Legal Order: The Politics of Adversarial and Bureaucratic Legalism

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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 and compelling research throughout every chapter to give students a ...
American Public Administration: Public Service for the Twenty-First Century
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 and compelling research throughout every chapter to give students a useful, in-depth understanding of the field today. Changes to this edition include: A stronger focus on e-governance, and the ways in which technological change (e.g. social media, government information policy, surveillance) have transformed the government's relationship with citizens as well as the role of the public servant / nonprofit worker at the federal, state, and local levels An expanded discussion of citizen participation in all aspects of governing, including the 2016 elections, the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the Black Lives Matter movement Updated mini case studies throughout the text on topics such as climate change, LGBTQ rights, and violent extremism to maximize student engagement A new section on major local government issues, including public-private partnerships, land-use planning, and economic development, and its relevance to public administration A chapter focusing on environmental policy administration and the role and responsibilities of public administrators in a time of global climate change Expanded coverage of the nonprofit sector and discussion of important linkages between Public Administration and Nonprofit Management A comprehensive suite of online supplements including PowerPoint slides, an Instructor's Manual with suggested lectures, discussion questions, and a test bank (includes multiple choice, true-false, matching), as well as student exercises (written, individual, group, and web-based). Comprehensive, well-written, and offering a careful consideration of the fundamentals, American Public Administration, 2e offers students a broader civil society context in which to understand public service, and is an ideal introductory text for courses at the undergraduate or graduate level.
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136.49 USD

American Public Administration: Public Service for the Twenty-First Century

by John L Wagner, Robert A Cropf
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This unique text fills a major gap in the emergency services literature by surveying the research on fire and rescue service management in the UK. An extensive evidence base focuses on organizational culture, leadership skills, standards, and accountability, emphasizing the services' dual roles as first responders and guardians of public ...
Fire and Rescue Services: Leadership and Management Perspectives: 2018
This unique text fills a major gap in the emergency services literature by surveying the research on fire and rescue service management in the UK. An extensive evidence base focuses on organizational culture, leadership skills, standards, and accountability, emphasizing the services' dual roles as first responders and guardians of public safety and prevention. The implications for international public health and safety programs are made clear as the services' recent history illustrates the complex challenges typical of functioning within local and national political contexts. Chapters take on a broad range of management, leadership, service delivery, and staffing concerns, including: * Evolution and adaptation of fire and rescue services during periods of expansion and austerity. * Civil protection as a local and national priority. * Structural issues: assessments and improvements, collaborations with other services. * Emerging social concerns: diversity, gender equality, the aging worker population. * The concepts and consequences of heroes and heroism. * Future directions for governance, transparency, and accountability. Fire and Rescue Services complements the earlier volumes in the Leadership & Management of Emergency Services series with equal parts realism and vision. It should interest a wide audience of public policymakers, public managers, and emergency service personnel, as well as academics and researchers.
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146.990000 USD

Fire and Rescue Services: Leadership and Management Perspectives: 2018

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Today, the work of government often involves coordination at the federal, state, and local levels as well as with contractors and citizens' groups. This process of governance across levels of government, jurisdictions, and types of actors is called intergovernmental relations, and intergovernmental management (IGM) is the way work is administered ...
Crossing Boundaries for Intergovernmental Management
Today, the work of government often involves coordination at the federal, state, and local levels as well as with contractors and citizens' groups. This process of governance across levels of government, jurisdictions, and types of actors is called intergovernmental relations, and intergovernmental management (IGM) is the way work is administered in this increasingly complex system. Leading authority Robert Agranoff reintroduces intergovernmental management for twenty-first-century governance to a new generation of scholars, students, and practitioners. Agranoff examines IGM in the United States from four thematic perspectives: law and politics, jurisdictional interdependency, multisector partners, and networks and networking. Common wisdom holds that government has hollowed out despite this present era of contracting and networked governance, but he argues that effective intergovernmental management has never been more necessary or important. He concludes by offering six next steps for intergovernmental management.
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Crossing Boundaries for Intergovernmental Management

by Robert Agranoff
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Polls are conducted every day all around the world for almost everything (especially during elections). But not every poll is a good one. A lot depends on the type of questions asked, how they are asked and whether the sample used is truly representative. And these are not the only ...
Understanding Public Opinion Polls
Polls are conducted every day all around the world for almost everything (especially during elections). But not every poll is a good one. A lot depends on the type of questions asked, how they are asked and whether the sample used is truly representative. And these are not the only aspects of a poll that should be checked. So how does one separate the chaff from the wheat?ã That's where Understanding Public Opinion Polls comes in. Written by a well-known author with over thirty years of experience, the book is built around a checklist for polls that describes the various aspects of polls to pay attention to if one intends to use its results. By comprehensively answering the questions in the checklist, a good idea of the quality of the poll is obtained. Features: Provides readers with a deeper understanding of practical and theoretical aspects of opinion polls while assuming no background in mathematics or statistics Shows how to determine if a poll is good or bad Provides a historical perspective and includes examples from real polls Gives special attention to online and election polls The book gives an overview of many aspects of polls - questionnaire design, sample selection, estimation, margins of error, nonresponse and weighting. It is essential reading for those who want to gain a better understanding of the ins and outs of polling including those who are confronted with polls in their daily life or work or those who need to learn how to conduct their own polls. ã
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Understanding Public Opinion Polls

by Jelke Bethlehem
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When Michael Bloomberg handed the city over to Bill de Blasio, New York and the country were experiencing record levels of income inequality. De Blasio was the first progressive elected to City Hall in twenty years. Invoking La Guardia's name, he pledged to improve the lives of those marginalized by ...
The Pragmatist: Bill de Blasio's Quest to Save the Soul of New York
When Michael Bloomberg handed the city over to Bill de Blasio, New York and the country were experiencing record levels of income inequality. De Blasio was the first progressive elected to City Hall in twenty years. Invoking La Guardia's name, he pledged to improve the lives of those marginalized by poverty and prejudice. Unlike La Guardia, de Blasio did not have political allies in Washington like President Franklin D. Roosevelt who could effectively support his progressive agenda. As he approaches his second term, the situation has gotten worse, with Donald Trump in the White House and Republicans who control Congress determined to further eradicate social programs that help the needy. As a result, de Blasio's mayoralty is a luminous case study of what mayors can and cannot do on their own to address economic and social inequality. As the Democratic Party attempts to reposition itself to assemble a viable political coalition that cuts across boundaries of race, class and gender, de Blasio's efforts to redefine priorities in America's largest city is instructive. The Pragmatist is the first in-depth look at the man himself and his policies in crucial areas such as housing, homelessness, education, and criminal justice. It is a test case for the viability progressivism itself. Along the way, Viteritti introduces the reader to every NYC mayor since La Guardia, including progressives who breathed life into the soul of the city before the devastating fiscal crisis of 1975 put it on the brink of bankruptcy, and those post-fiscal crisis chief executives who served during times of limiting austerity. This story of the rise, fall, and rebirth of progressivism in America's major urban center demonstrates that the road to progress has been a long and continuing journey with many fits and starts along the way.
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31.450000 USD

The Pragmatist: Bill de Blasio's Quest to Save the Soul of New York

by Professor Joseph P Viteritti
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Intuitively, organisations can easily be categorised as 'public' or 'private'. However, this book questions such a black and white dichotomy between public and private, and seeks a deeper understanding of hybrid organisations. These organisations can be found at micro, meso and macro levels of societal activity, consisting of networks between ...
Governing Hybrid Organisations
Intuitively, organisations can easily be categorised as 'public' or 'private'. However, this book questions such a black and white dichotomy between public and private, and seeks a deeper understanding of hybrid organisations. These organisations can be found at micro, meso and macro levels of societal activity, consisting of networks between companies, public agencies and other entities. The line between these two realms is increasingly blurred - giving rise to hybrid organisations. Governing Hybrid Organisations presents an engaging discussion around hybrid organisations, highlighting them as important and fascinating examples of modern institutional diversity. Chapters examine the changing landscape of service delivery and the nature and governance of hybrid organisations, using international examples and cases from different service contexts. The authors put forward a clear analytical framework for understanding hybrid governance, looking at strategy and performance management. This text will be valuable for students of public management, public administration, business management and organisational studies, and will also be illuminating for practising managers.
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59.70 USD

Governing Hybrid Organisations

by Jarmo Vakkuri, Jan-Erik Johanson
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Public and political life can no longer be seen as simply the pursuit of material gain or even as the struggle for enough food and shelter by which to live. The interests people pursue are shaped by the identities which they both inherit and cultivate. In generating identities, everything is ...
Cultivating Political and Public Identity: Why Plumage Matters
Public and political life can no longer be seen as simply the pursuit of material gain or even as the struggle for enough food and shelter by which to live. The interests people pursue are shaped by the identities which they both inherit and cultivate. In generating identities, everything is important, from clothing to cuisine, from architecture to language, and to understand why and how people associate in groups and communities, and why they compete and conflict with each other, every aspect of identity has to be taken seriously. Whatever secrets may remain in people's minds or souls, who they are socially is what they say, what they eat, and how they live. This book is ideal reading for students, lecturers, and the general reader interested in the importance of identity in public life, and in the inherent political momentum in identity cultivation to both equality and inequality simultaneously. This title will be available as an open access ebook under a CC-BY licence. -- .
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34.11 USD

Cultivating Political and Public Identity: Why Plumage Matters

by Rodney Barker
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As first responders to public problems, administrators must survey situations, identify solutions, and occasionally make executive decisions that are binding upon the government as a whole. The ability for administrators to assert claims that orient the government in a particular direction is not only powerful, but it can also be ...
Administrative Ethics and Executive Decisions: Channeling and Containing Administrative Discretion
As first responders to public problems, administrators must survey situations, identify solutions, and occasionally make executive decisions that are binding upon the government as a whole. The ability for administrators to assert claims that orient the government in a particular direction is not only powerful, but it can also be problematic and even dangerous. For administrators, the tension between moving in a spirited way, and remaining sensible, is a problem of how to exercise one's discretion, especially in the U.S. context, which demands that both be considered and actualized. In dealing with these competing expectations, Chad B. Newswander analyzes how administrators can incorporate executive, legislative, and judicial tendencies to help them handle the problem of discretion. Expanding the thinking of the constitutional school of public administration thought, Administrative Ethics and Executive Decisions is a theoretically grounded and empirically rich study of how administrators incorporate a constitutional ethos to handle the problem of discretion.
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179.16 USD

Administrative Ethics and Executive Decisions: Channeling and Containing Administrative Discretion

by Chad B. Newswander
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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 designed specifically for those with little to no background in ...
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 designed specifically for those with little to no background in the field. Now in its 13th edition, this beloved book includes: * Engaging, timely new sections designed to make students think, such as Why Are So Many Leaders Losers? and Even Terrorists Like Good Government * Comparisons throughout of the challenges and opportunities found in the nonprofit sector vs. the public sector (sections such as The Dissatisfied Bureaucrat, the Satisfied Nonprofit Professional? ) * Extensive new material on e-governance, performance management, HRM, intersectoral and intergovernmental administration, government contracting, public budgeting, and ethics. The 13th edition is complete with an Instructor's Manual, Testbank, and PowerPoint slides for instructors, as well as Learning Objectives and Self-test Questions for students, making it the ideal primer for public administration/management, public affairs, and nonprofit management courses.
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158.67 USD

Public Administration and Public Affairs

by Nicholas Henry
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Public policy analysts and political pundits alike tend to describe the policymaking process as a reactive sequence in which government develops solutions for clearly evident and identifiable problems. While this depiction holds true in many cases, it fails to account for instances in which public policy is enacted in anticipation ...
Anticipatory Policymaking: When Government Acts to Prevent Problems and Why it is So Difficult
Public policy analysts and political pundits alike tend to describe the policymaking process as a reactive sequence in which government develops solutions for clearly evident and identifiable problems. While this depiction holds true in many cases, it fails to account for instances in which public policy is enacted in anticipation of a potential future problem. Whereas traditional policy concerns manifest themselves through ongoing harms, anticipatory problems are projected to occur sometime in the future, and it is the prospect of their potentially catastrophic impact that generates intense speculation and concern in the present. Anticipatory Policymaking: When Government Acts to Prevent Problems and Why It Is So Difficult provides an in depth examination of the complex process through which United States government institutions anticipate emerging threats. Using contemporary debates over the risks associated with nanotechnology, pandemic influenza, and global warming as case study material, Rob A. DeLeo highlights the distinctive features of proactive governance. By challenging the pervasive assumption of reactive policymaking, DeLeo provides a dynamic approach for conceptualizing the political dimensions of anticipatory policy change.
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52.450000 USD

Anticipatory Policymaking: When Government Acts to Prevent Problems and Why it is So Difficult

by Rob A. DeLeo
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