Building the Compensatory State: An Intellectual History and Theory of American Administrative Reform
Handbook of Public Administration
The Practice of International Development
Cost and Optimization in Government: An Introduction to Cost Accounting, Operations Management, and Quality Control, Second Edition
Democracy and Civil Society in a Global Era
Norma M. Riccucci, Katherine C. Naff, Madinah F. Hamidullah
December 09, 2019
With over 20 million people on its payroll, the government is the largest employer in the country. Managing people who do the nation’s work is of critical importance to politicians, government leaders, and citizens alike. Personnel Management in Government: Politics and Process, eighth edition,...
Robert F. Durant
October 08, 2019
Contemporary public administration research has marginalized the importance of “taking history seriously.” With few exceptions, little recent scholarship in the field has looked longitudinally (rather than cross-sectionally), contextually, and theoretically over extended time periods at “big...
W. Bartley Hildreth, Gerald J. Miller
June 02, 2019
Tushar K. Ghosh, Mark A. Prelas, Dabir S. Viswanath, Sudarshan K. Loyalka
September 10, 2018
Traditionally, resources on terrorism and counterterrorism tend to focus on the social, behavioral, and legal aspects of the subject, with minimal emphasis on the scientific and technological aspects. Taking into account these practical considerations, the second edition of Science and Technology...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...