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ASPA Series in Public Administration and Public Policy


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Founded in 1939, the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) is the premier professional organization for public administration, dedicated to advancing its art, science, teaching and practice. The ASPA book series provides expert information on a range of public administration issues, each authored by a leader in the field. Series Editor David Rosenbloom is Distinguished Professor of Public Administration in the School of Public Affairs at American University, USA.

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Making Collaboratives Work: How Complex Organizational Partnerships Succeed

Making Collaboratives Work: How Complex Organizational Partnerships Succeed

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Susan Meyers Chandler
October 31, 2018

Most contemporary public managers will work in some type of collaborative or networked arrangement at some time in their professional careers. More and more work in public administration and policy is now being done in collaborative formats, and while there are many studies, articles, and cases...

Transforming Disaster Response: Federalism and Leadership

Transforming Disaster Response: Federalism and Leadership

1st Edition

William Lester
July 17, 2018

Much of the published work on disaster response has focused on specific disasters, highlighting what went wrong. Taking a new approach, this book explores ways in which transformational leadership principles may be applied to an organization’s disaster preparation and response, moving the...

City Planning for the Public Manager

City Planning for the Public Manager

1st Edition

Nicolas A. Valcik, Todd A. Jordan, Teodoro J. Benavides, Andrea D. Stigdon
September 19, 2017

Why should public administrators care about city planning? Is city planning not a field ruled by architects and public works personnel? Much of city planning in fact requires expertise in areas other than buildings and infrastructure, and with city planning expertise, urban administrators are...

The Fracking Debate: Intergovernmental Politics of the Oil and Gas Renaissance, Second Edition

The Fracking Debate: Intergovernmental Politics of the Oil and Gas Renaissance, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Jonathan M. Fisk
August 15, 2017

The disputes around fracking, and oil and gas policy, follow a long tradition of complicated intergovernmental relationships. Proponents argue that fracking supports new and well-paying jobs, revitalizes state and local economies, and that it can help replace reliance on other fossil fuels....

Researcher-Policymaker Partnerships: Strategies for Launching and Sustaining Successful Collaborations

Researcher-Policymaker Partnerships: Strategies for Launching and Sustaining Successful Collaborations

1st Edition

Jenni W. Owen, Anita M. Larson
July 11, 2017

Gone are the days when researchers, policymakers, and practitioners each worked in isolation. In recent years, a few interrelated issues have emphasized the need for greater collaboration among these groups: the increased emphasis on results and accountability (particularly where public funds are...

Advances in E-Governance: Theory and Application of Technological Initiatives

Advances in E-Governance: Theory and Application of Technological Initiatives

1st Edition

Anthony Trotta
June 30, 2017

E-Governance as a field of study is relatively new when considered within the broader historical context of US democracy. The advent of the modern Internet in the early 1990s yielded new technologies that began to shift citizen expectations of how government can -- and in many cases should --...

Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management

Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management

2nd Edition

Nicolas A. Valcik, Paul E. Tracy
May 01, 2017

Designed to enable practitioners and students to evaluate a variety of real-life emergencies from every angle, this new edition of Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management provides clear, thorough, step-by-step descriptions of more than 50 major disasters or emergencies. Arranged...

Managing Digital Governance: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions

Managing Digital Governance: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions

1st Edition

Yu-Che Chen
March 24, 2017

Managing Digital Governance provides public administrators with a comprehensive, integrated framework and specific techniques for making the most of digital innovation to advance public values. The book focuses on the core issues that public administrators face when using information and...

The Future of Disaster Management in the U.S.: Rethinking Legislation, Policy, and Finance

The Future of Disaster Management in the U.S.: Rethinking Legislation, Policy, and Finance

1st Edition

Amy LePore
December 15, 2016

U.S. congressional debates over the last few years have highlighted a paradox: although research demonstrates that emergencies are most effectively managed at the local level, fiscal support and programmatic management in response to disasters has shifted to the federal level. While the growing...

The Handbook of Federal Government Leadership and Administration: Transforming, Performing, and Innovating in a Complex World

The Handbook of Federal Government Leadership and Administration: Transforming, Performing, and Innovating in a Complex World

1st Edition

David H. Rosenbloom, Patrick S. Malone, Bill Valdez
November 09, 2016

Public management is context dependent, rather than generic. That may sound obvious, but in the late 1920s through the 1930s, a dominant strand of thought considered public administration to be a "single process," wherever practiced. Today by contrast, federal administration is distinguished from...

Participatory Budgeting in the United States: A Guide for Local Governments

Participatory Budgeting in the United States: A Guide for Local Governments

1st Edition

Victoria Gordon, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr., Daniel Boden
October 14, 2016

Although citizen engagement is a core public service value, few public administrators receive training on how to share leadership with people outside the government. Participatory Budgeting in the United States serves as a primer for those looking to understand a classic example of participatory...

Managing Public Sector Projects: A Strategic Framework for Success in an Era of Downsized Government, Second Edition

Managing Public Sector Projects: A Strategic Framework for Success in an Era of Downsized Government, Second Edition

2nd Edition

David S. Kassel
September 12, 2016

Filling a gap in project management literature, this book supplies managers and administrators—at all levels of government—with expert guidance on all aspects of public sector project management. From properly allocating risks in drafting contracts to dealing with downsized staffs and privatized...

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