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The Transformative Potential of Participatory Budgeting: Creating an Ideal Democracy

The Transformative Potential of Participatory Budgeting: Creating an Ideal Democracy

1st Edition

George Robert Bateman, Jr.
December 05, 2019

In this book, George Robert Bateman, Jr. presents a philosophical examination of the potential benefits of participatory budgeting (PB), with recommendations of how they might be realized. The work of social philosophers like Thomas Jefferson, John Dewey, Robert Putnam are studied to better...

Beyond Public Administration: Contemplating and Nudging Government-in-Context

Beyond Public Administration: Contemplating and Nudging Government-in-Context

1st Edition

David John Farmer
September 26, 2019

How can public administration (P.A.) nudge government to govern fundamentally better in terms of policy? How critical is P.A. contemplation and nudges – prods, shoves or hammer blows - to government-in-context? In this book, David John Farmer argues that government-in-context refers to...

State Politics and the Affordable Care Act: Choices and Decisions

State Politics and the Affordable Care Act: Choices and Decisions

1st Edition

John C. Morris, Martin K. Mayer, Robert C. Kenter, Luisa M. Lucero
June 25, 2019

After a great deal of discussion and debate across all levels of government, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law in March 2010. Since President Trump's election into office, the ACA has stayed in the headlines. Trump has continued to call for the replacement and repeal of...

Judicializing the Administrative State: The Rise of the Independent Regulatory Commissions in the United States, 1883-1937

Judicializing the Administrative State: The Rise of the Independent Regulatory Commissions in the United States, 1883-1937

1st Edition

Hiroshi Okayama
May 15, 2019

A basic feature of the modern US administrative state taken for granted by legal scholars but neglected by political scientists and historians is its strong judiciality. Formal, or court-like, adjudication was the primary method of first-order agency policy making during the first half of the...

Corruption Prevention and Governance in Hong Kong

Corruption Prevention and Governance in Hong Kong

1st Edition

Ian Scott, Ting Gong
November 20, 2018

This book analyses central questions in the continuing debate about success factors in corruption prevention and the efficacy and value of anti-corruption agencies (ACAs). How do ACAs become valued within a polity? What challenges must they overcome? What conditions account for their success and...

The Data Economy: Implications from Singapore

The Data Economy: Implications from Singapore

1st Edition

Sree Kumar, Warren B. Chik, See-Kiong Ng, Sin Gee Teo
October 09, 2018

"The data economy" is a term used by many, but properly understood by few. Even more so the concept of "big data". Both terms embody the notion of a digital world in which many transactions and data flows animate a virtual space. This is the unseen world in which technology has become the master,...

The Politics of Fracking: Regulatory Policy and Local Community Responses to Environmental Concerns

The Politics of Fracking: Regulatory Policy and Local Community Responses to Environmental Concerns

1st Edition

Sarmistha R. Majumdar
September 13, 2018

Over the last decade, the oil and gas industry has garnered a lot of support from the United States federal and state governments in the name of energy independence and economic prosperity. More specifically, hydraulic fracturing or fracking is said to not only make the production of affordable...

Contextualizing Compliance in the Public Sector: Individual Motivations, Social Processes, and Institutional Design

Contextualizing Compliance in the Public Sector: Individual Motivations, Social Processes, and Institutional Design

1st Edition

Saba Siddiki, Salvador Espinosa, Tanya Heikkila
July 10, 2018

Studying compliance to uncover whether compliance is occurring, and what motivates it, is central to the broader study of governance. Contextualizing Compliance in the Public Sector: Individual Motivations, Social Processes and Institutional Design develops an interdisciplinary approach for...

Community Development and Public Administration Theory: Promoting Democratic Principles to Improve Communities

Community Development and Public Administration Theory: Promoting Democratic Principles to Improve Communities

1st Edition

Ashley E. Nickels, Jason D. Rivera
April 18, 2018

The concept of community development is often misunderstood, holding different meanings across different academic disciplines. Moreover, the concept of community development has been historically abstracted, not only in the way the concept has been conceptualized in academic studies, but also by...

Citizen Participation in the Age of Contracting: When Service Delivery Trumps Democracy

Citizen Participation in the Age of Contracting: When Service Delivery Trumps Democracy

1st Edition

Anna A. Amirkhanyan, Kristina T. Lambright
December 05, 2017

Citizen Participation in the Age of Contracting is based on a simple premise: in democracies, power originates with citizens. While citizen participation in government remains a central tenet of democracy, public service delivery structures are considerably more complex today than they were fifty...

Advancing Collaboration Theory: Models, Typologies, and Evidence

Advancing Collaboration Theory: Models, Typologies, and Evidence

1st Edition

John C. Morris, Katrina Miller-Stevens
October 23, 2017

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...

Administrative Ethics and Executive Decisions: Channeling and Containing Administrative Discretion

Administrative Ethics and Executive Decisions: Channeling and Containing Administrative Discretion

1st Edition

Chad B. Newswander
October 02, 2017

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...

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