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  1. Handbook of Research on Stress and Well-Being in the Public Sector

    Handbook of Research on Stress and Well-Being in the Public Sector

    Edited by Ronald J. Burke, Silvia Pignata
    This timely Handbook addresses the concepts of stress and well-being among workers in various public sector roles and occupations across the globe. Emphasizing the importance of well-being and stress prevention initiatives in ever-changing workplace environments, this Handbook highlights successful organizational initiatives and provides insight into best practice for promoting healthy employees and workplaces. Containing contributions from leading international experts in their respective fields, the contributors hope that this multi-disciplinary Handbook will help to enhance the health and well-being of public sector employees. Learn More
    April 2020   Hardback Price: $ 190.00   Web: $ 171.00
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  2. Teaching Nonprofit Management

    Teaching Nonprofit Management

    Edited by Karabi C. Bezboruah, Heather L. Carpenter
    This peer-reviewed edited volume provides strategies and practices for teaching nonprofit management theories and concepts in the context of the undergraduate, graduate, and online classroom environments. Learn More
    April 2020   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  3. Public Governance Paradigms

    Public Governance Paradigms

    Jacob Torfing, Lotte Bøgh Andersen, Carsten Greve, Kurt K. Klausen
    This enlightening book scrutinizes the shifting governance paradigms that inform public administration reforms. From the rise to supremacy of New Public Management to new the growing preference for alternatives, four world-renowned authors launch a powerful and systematic comparison of the competing and co-existing paradigms, explaining the core features of public bureaucracy and professional rule in the modern day. Learn More
    April 2020   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  4. Big Data

    Big Data

    Edited by John S. Pedersen, Adrian Wilkinson
    Big data and 'the package' of the digital society is de-mystified in this important book. A group of international experts frame the debates around big data and analyse its impact in different sectors in practice. They also examine whether big data and the digital society can deliver on its promises. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  5. Public Management as a Design-Oriented Professional Discipline

    Public Management as a Design-Oriented Professional Discipline

    Michael Barzelay
    While public management has become widely spoken of, its identity and character is not well-defined. Such disparity is an underlying problem in developing public management within academia, and in the eyes of practitioners. In this book, Michael Barzelay tackles the challenge of making public management into a true professional discipline. Barzelay argues that public management needs to integrate contrasting conceptions of professional practice. By pressing forward an expansive idea of design in public management, Barzelay formulates a fresh vision of public management in practice and outlines its implications for research, curriculum development and disciplinary identity. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  6. Dependent Self-Employment

    Dependent Self-Employment

    Colin C. Williams, Ioana A. Horodnic
    Dependent self-employment is widely perceived as a rapidly growing form of precarious work conducted by marginalised lower-skilled workers subcontracted by large corporations. Unpacking a comprehensive survey of 35 European countries, Colin C. Williams and Ioana Alexandra Horodnic map the lived realities of the distribution and characteristics of dependent self-employment to challenge this broad and erroneous perception. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  7. A Research Agenda for Social Entrepreneurship

    A Research Agenda for Social Entrepreneurship

    Edited by Anne de Bruin, Simon Teasdale
    In the last two decades social entrepreneurship has grown in energy and impact as entrepreneurial spirit has increasingly turned to finding solutions for social, cultural and environmental issues. As social entrepreneurship has grown in popularity, so too has its academic study. A Research Agenda for Social Entrepreneurship brings together contributions from developing paths in the field to signpost the directions ahead for the study of social entrepreneurship. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  8. A Research Agenda for Public Administration

    A Research Agenda for Public Administration

    Edited by Andrew Massey
    This book addresses salient current issues in public administration research. It seeks to suggest where future research may or indeed ought to be focussed. To advocate the future routes for the development of research, this book is divided into themes, with a clear overlap between different approaches. The book has contributions that will assist students of public administration/public sector management and public policy, especially new PhD students, but will also be a useful resource for more established researchers to understand the major emerging issues within the field. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  9. University and Society

    University and Society

    Edited by Ágnes Kövér, Gaby Franger
    What role can the university play in the broader community or society in which it is embedded? Must it remain segregated in the halls of science and knowledge, which tower above the community? This book examines the growing number of questions and concerns around university-community relations by exploring widely accepted theories and practices and placing them under new light. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  10. Performance Goals in Public Management and Policy

    Performance Goals in Public Management and Policy

    Chan S. Jung
    Chan Su Jung provides a thorough review of goal ambiguity in the public sector, exploring the general assertions, arguments and empirical evidence regarding performance goal ambiguity, particularly highlighting its causes, consequences, and mediation effects. The author proposes a new conceptual framework for successful analysis of goal ambiguity that can effectively relate to diverse organizational and program characteristics. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  11. Handbook of Research on Nonprofit Economics and Management

    Handbook of Research on Nonprofit Economics and Management

    Edited by Bruce A. Seaman, Dennis R. Young
    Building on the success of the first edition, this thoroughly revised and expanded edition explores (1) areas of general agreement from previous research; (2) areas of conflicting results and unexplored questions; (3) the relative roles of theory, data availability and empirical analysis in explaining gaps in our knowledge; and (4) what must be done to improve our knowledge and extend the literature. Selected original chapters addressing especially challenging topics include the value of risk management to nonprofit decision-making; nonprofit wages theory and evidence; the valuation of volunteer labor; property tax exemption for nonprofits; when is competition good for the third sector; and product diversification and social enterprise; international perspectives; the application of experimental research and the macroeconomic effects of the nonprofit sector. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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    January 2020   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  12. Philosophy and Public Administration

    Philosophy and Public Administration

    Edoardo Ongaro
    This book provides a systematic introduction to the philosophical foundations of the study and the practice of public administration. It reviews all the main philosophical streams, from ancient Greek philosophy to the contemporary strands, and discusses their significance for public governance and public management. Ontological and epistemological issues are brought to the fore in discussing contemporary conceptions of the nature of public administration. The quest for justification and legitimacy of public governance is examined, and ‘Common Good’, ‘Social contract’ and ‘Personalism’ arguments vetted. The works of thinkers like Thomas More and Niccolò Machiavelli are revisited and the implications for contemporary public administration are drawn. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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    2018   Paperback Price: $ 40.00   Web: $ 32.00
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  13. Understanding Collective Decision Making

    Understanding Collective Decision Making

    Lasse Gerrits, Peter Marks
    One of the main challenges facing contemporary society is to understand how people can make decisions together. Understanding Collective Decision Making builds on evolutionary theories and presents an analytical tool to analyse and visualise collective decision making. By combining theoretical research with real world case studies, the authors provide a coherent and conclusive solution to the often fragmented and dispersed literature on the subject. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  14. Financing Nonprofits and Other Social Enterprises

    Financing Nonprofits and Other Social Enterprises

    Dennis R. Young
    This book applies benefits theory to the financing of nonprofit and other social purpose organizations. Individual chapters are devoted to organizations primarily reliant on earned income, gifts, government support and investment income, respectively, as well as organizations that are highly diversified in their sources of operating support. The book is intended to guide managers and leaders towards finding the best mix of income sources for their organizations, to help educate future managers about resource development and to stimulate additional research on the financing of nonprofits and other forms of social enterprise. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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    2018   Paperback Price: $ 40.00   Web: $ 32.00
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  15. Public Administration Reforms in Europe

    Public Administration Reforms in Europe

    Edited by Gerhard Hammerschmid, Steven Van de Walle, Rhys Andrews, Philippe Bezes
    Based on a survey of more than 6700 top civil servants in 17 European countries, this book explores the impacts of New Public Management (NPM)-style reforms in Europe from a uniquely comparative perspective. It examines and analyses empirical findings regarding the dynamics, major trends and tools of administrative reforms, with special focus on the diversity of top executives’ perceptions about the effects of those reforms. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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    2017   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  16. Advanced Introduction to Public Management and Administration

    Advanced Introduction to Public Management and Administration

    Christopher Pollitt
    In an era of austerity, population ageing, and global warming, public management has become a subject of even greater importance than hitherto. This book reflects on the nature of the subject, its theories and methods, and the dynamics of the associated academic community. In a lively account, Christopher Pollitt focuses on the tension between being ’scientific’, and being useful to the world of practice. He offers an international perspective, acknowledges the emergence of important new players in the field, and provides an unparalleled breadth of coverage in the field of public management and administration. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 100.80   Web: $ 90.72
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  17. Well-Being and Beyond

    Well-Being and Beyond

    Edited by Timo J. Hämäläinen, Juliet Michaelson
    This book will broaden the public and policy discourse on the importance of well-being by examining psychological, social, environmental, economic, organizational, institutional and political determinants of individual well-being. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 147.00   Web: $ 132.30
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  18. Context in Public Policy and Management

    Context in Public Policy and Management

    Edited by Christopher Pollitt
    ‘Putting into context’ is a very common phrase – both in the social sciences and beyond. But what exactly do we mean by this, and how do we do it? In this book, leading scholars in public policy and management tackle these issues. They show how ideas of context are central to a range of theories and explanations and use an international range of case studies to exemplify context-based explanation. The book uncovers the complexity that lies behind an apparently simple notion, and offers a variety of approaches to decipher that complexity. Context is indeed a missing link, which enables us to make sense of the vital relationship between the general and the particular. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 180.00   Web: $ 162.00
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  19. Managing Social Issues

    Managing Social Issues

    Edited by Peter Leisink, Paul Boselie, Maarten van Bottenburg, Dian Marie Hosking
    Western societies face complex social issues and a growing diversity of views on how these should be addressed. The traditional view focuses on government and public policy but neglects the initiatives that non-profit and private organizations and local networks take. This book presents a broader variety of viewpoints and theories. Looking at various cases, the authors analyse conflicting values and interests, actors’ understandings of the public values related to social issues, and their action to create what they regard as public value. Drawing together these perspectives the authors point the way to how government and the private and voluntary sectors can work in tandem to resolve social issues. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  20. Public Procurement and Innovation

    Public Procurement and Innovation

    Max Rolfstam
    Max Rolfstam examines the increasing emphasis on public procurement as a means to stimulate innovation and the theoretical implications of this policy development. While ‘regular’ public procurement may be regarded as the outcome of anonymous market processes, public procurement of innovation must be understood as a special case of innovation, where social processes – and consequently the institutions governing these social processes – need to be considered. This book contributes to our understanding with a detailed institutional analysis of the public procurement of innovation. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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