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Handbook of Public Administration

Handbook of Public Administration

4th Edition

Forthcoming

W. Bartley Hildreth, Gerald J. Miller
June 02, 2019

Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy

Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy

2nd Edition

Christopher J. Koliba, Jack W. Meek, Asim Zia, Russell W. Mills
September 07, 2018

What do public administrators and policy analysts have in common? Their work is undertaken within networks formed when different organizations align to accomplish a policy function. This second edition of Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy offers a conceptual framework...

Performance Measurement in Local Sustainability Policy

Performance Measurement in Local Sustainability Policy

1st Edition

Susan M. Opp, Samantha L. Mosier, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
March 02, 2018

Local officials are responsible for a number of important tasks that have a significant impact on the quality of life of most Americans. Arguably, the policy choices made by local governments in the United States more directly impact individual well-being than do the choices made at any other level...

The Practice of International Development

The Practice of International Development

1st Edition

Jerrold Keilson, Michael Gubser
October 02, 2017

Development analysts tend to give short shrift to the seemingly minor bureaucratic hitches faced by practitioners—those who design, manage, implement, and evaluate aid projects. Often critical of foreign aid either for its apparent ineffectiveness at alleviating poverty or its purported neocolonial...

The Nonprofit Human Resource Management Handbook: From Theory to Practice

The Nonprofit Human Resource Management Handbook: From Theory to Practice

1st Edition

Jessica K. A. Word, Jessica E. Sowa
June 16, 2017

As an increasing number of individuals go to work in the nonprofit sector, nonprofit managers need support on how best to build their human resource management capacity. They need to know what systems to examine, what questions to ask, and how to ensure they are managing people in a legal manner...

Cost and Optimization in Government: An Introduction to Cost Accounting, Operations Management, and Quality Control, Second Edition

Cost and Optimization in Government: An Introduction to Cost Accounting, Operations Management, and Quality Control, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Aman Khan
June 15, 2017

The careful management of costs and operations are two of the most essential elements of operating any successful organization, public or private. While the private sector is driven by profit-maximizing incentives to keep costs to a minimum, the public sector’s mission and goals are guided by a...

The Constitutional School of American Public Administration

The Constitutional School of American Public Administration

1st Edition

Stephanie Newbold, David H. Rosenbloom
October 20, 2016

The growing ‘constitutional school’ of public administration has roots in the Federalist Papers, constitutional law, and the writings of several contemporary leaders and contributors in the field. It is comprised of a loose grouping of scholars who subscribe to the proposition that constitutions...

Contracting for Services in State and Local Government Agencies

Contracting for Services in State and Local Government Agencies

2nd Edition

William Sims Curry
May 03, 2016

This second edition of Contracting for Services in State and Local Government Agencies provides state-of-the-art tools for best practice in the procurement of services at state and local levels, from initial stages through to completion. Including lively case studies and research conducted with...

Democracy and Civil Society in a Global Era

Democracy and Civil Society in a Global Era

1st Edition

Scott Nicholas Romaniuk, Marguerite Marlin
April 06, 2016

Democracy and Civil Society in a Global Era addresses challenges to the strengthening of active citizenship. In this highly-structured work, the themes presented are linked to fostering a culture of peace and non-violence, the lessening of fear and insecurity in political, economic, social, and...

Development and the Politics of Human Rights

Development and the Politics of Human Rights

1st Edition

Scott Nicholas Romaniuk, Marguerite Marlin
December 15, 2015

Despite decades spent confronting human rights violations around the world, particularly in regions of instability, the issue remains one of the most divisive, chaotic, and challenging to address. Development and the Politics of Human Rights takes a much-needed holistic approach. It unpacks the...

Public Administration and Policy in the Caribbean

Public Administration and Policy in the Caribbean

1st Edition

Indianna D. Minto-Coy, Evan Berman
June 26, 2015

The Caribbean is at a crucial phase in its development. Global and local pressures have seen the region losing its competitiveness, while it remains at risk of losing out on development gains made in the last few decades. These pressures are demanding improvements in the way government operates,...

The Economic Survival of America's Isolated Small Towns

The Economic Survival of America's Isolated Small Towns

1st Edition

Gerald L. Gordon
June 26, 2015

The economic history of the recent decade has been volatile at best, and devastating at its worst. The effects have tended to be most severe in the small, isolated towns of America. The Economic Survival of America's Isolated Small Towns presents a detailed discussion of the economic challenges...

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