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  1. Handbook on Complexity and Public Policy

    Handbook on Complexity and Public Policy

    Edited by Robert Geyer, Paul Cairney
    Though its roots in the natural sciences go back to the early 20th century, complexity theory as a scientific framework has developed most rapidly since the 1970s. Increasingly, complexity theory has been integrated into the social sciences, and this groundbreaking Handbook on Complexity and Public Policy has brought together top thinkers in complexity and policy from around the world. With contributions from Europe, North America, Brazil and China this comprehensive Handbook splits the topic into three cohesive parts: Theory and Tools, Methods and Modeling, and Application. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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  2. The International Handbook of Public Administration and Governance

    The International Handbook of Public Administration and Governance

    Edited by Andrew Massey, Karen Johnston
    The International Handbook of Public Administration and Governance is a ground-breaking volume with eminent scholars addressing the key questions in relation to how international governments can solve public administration and governance challenges in an increasingly globalized world. With international coverage across Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, North and South America, the authors adopt contemporary perspectives of governance, including public policy capacity, wicked policy problems, public sector reforms, the challenges of globalisation and managing complexity. Practitioners and scholars of public administration, public policy and public sector management will be better informed with regard to the issues and structures of government and governance in an increasingly complex world. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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  3. The Tools of Policy Formulation

    The Tools of Policy Formulation

    Edited by Andrew J. Jordan, John R. Turnpenny
    A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the Elgaronline platform - www.elgaronline.com/view/9781783477036.xml Policy analysts are accustomed to thinking in terms of tools and instruments. Yet an authoritative examination of the tools which have been developed to formulate new policies is missing. This book is the first of its kind to distinguish the defining characteristics of the main policy formulation tools, and offer a fresh way of understanding how, why and by whom they are selected, as well as the effects they produce in practice. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  4. Public Procurement for Innovation

    Public Procurement for Innovation

    Edited by Charles Edquist, Nicholas S Vonortas, Jon M Zabala-Iturriagagoitia, Jakob Edler
    This book focuses on Public Procurement for Innovation. Public Procurement for Innovation is a specific demand-side innovation policy instrument. It occurs when a public organization places an order for a new or improved product to fulfil certain needs that cannot be met at the moment of the order. The book provides evidence of the potential benefits to public and private actors from the selective use of this policy instrument and illustrates the requirements and constraints for its operationalization. The book intends to significantly improve the understanding of key determinants of effective public procurement aiming to promote innovative capabilities in the supplying sectors and beyond. It provides both case studies and conceptual contributions that help extend the frontier of our understanding in areas where there are still significant gaps. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 147.00   Web: $ 132.30
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 55.00   Web: $ 44.00
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  5. Public Administration in the Context of Global Governance

    Public Administration in the Context of Global Governance

    Edited by Soonhee Kim, Shena Ashley, Henry W. Lambright
    This collection explores the frontiers of knowledge at the intersection of public administration and international relations scholarship. The culturally, generationally and academically diverse team of editors stake a meaningful claim in this burgeoning field by bringing together an international group of top and emerging scholars who think and research at this intersection. The acceleration of global governance arrangements presents a new sphere of public administration beyond the nation-state, and a new set of challenges for national and local governments that have gone unexplored. Public administration scholarship has essentially ignored the thousands of international and transboundary organizations that have become critical to the creation and implementation of global policy. This book highlights a broad range of research topics and approaches to help illustrate the expansive contours of relevant inquiry and to advance research in the field. There is no other collection that considers the broad context of globalizing public administration and the many institutional and governance forms entailed. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 126.00   Web: $ 113.40
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  6. The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems

    The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems

    Edited by Susana Borrás, Jakob Edler
    Examining the ‘who’ (agents), ‘how’ (policy instruments) and ‘why’ (societal legitimacy) of the governance process, this book presents a conceptual framework about the governance of change in socio-technical systems. Bridging the gap between disciplinary fields, expert contributions provide innovative empirical cases of different modes of governing change. The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems offers a stepping-stone towards building a theory of governance of change and presents a new research agenda on the interaction between science, technology and society. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 119.00   Web: $ 107.10
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  7. State and Local Financial Instruments

    State and Local Financial Instruments

    Craig L. Johnson, Martin J. Luby, Tima T. Moldogaziev
    The ability of a nation to finance its basic infrastructure is essential to its economic well-being in the 21st century. This book covers the municipal securities market in the United States from the perspective of its primary capital financing role in a fiscal federalist system, where subnational governments are responsible for financing the nation’s essential physical infrastructure. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  8. International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy

    International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy

    Edited by Sarah Harper, Kate Hamblin, Jaco Hoffman, Kenneth Howse, George Leeson
    The International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy explores the challenges arising from the ageing of populations across the globe for government, policy makers, the private sector and civil society. It examines various national state approaches to welfare provisions for older people, and highlights alternatives based around the voluntary and third-party sector, families and private initiatives. The Handbook is highly relevant for academics interested in this critical issue, and offers important messages for policy makers and practitioners. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  9. Introduction to Comparative Public Administration

    Introduction to Comparative Public Administration

    Sabine Kuhlmann, Hellmut Wollmann
    This innovative textbook provides an in-depth analysis and account of the state of public administration and recent administrative reforms in European countries. It introduces key features of public administration in six European countries, by comparing current administrative reforms and highlighting the extent to which the different administrative systems have converged or continue to persist in their respective traditions. This textbook will make the students familiar with the concepts and empirical base of comparative public administration. Learn More
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Policy Alienation and the Power of Professionals

    Policy Alienation and the Power of Professionals

    Lars Tummers
    This eloquent book by Lars Tummers develops a framework to understand these important issues with policy implementation, using the innovative concept of ‘policy alienation’. Policies in healthcare, social security, and education are analyzed. The conclusions challenge the common assertions regarding the reasons why professionals resist policies. For instance, the impact of professional influence, often viewed as an end in itself, is nuanced. Lars Tummers reveals that it is far more important for professionals that a policy is meaningful for society and for their clients, than they have an influence in its shaping. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  14. Human Resource Management in the Public Sector

    Human Resource Management in the Public Sector

    Edited by Ronald J. Burke, Andrew J. Noblet, Cary Cooper
    This insightful book presents current thinking and research evidence on the role of human resource management policies and practices in increasing service quality, efficiency and organizational effectiveness in the public sector. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  15. Human Resource Management in the Nonprofit Sector

    Human Resource Management in the Nonprofit Sector

    Edited by Ronald J. Burke, Cary Cooper
    This impressive book assembles the latest research findings and thinking on the management of voluntary/nonprofit sector organizations and the effective utilization of both paid staff and volunteers. The authors expertly look into the challenges faced by this sector and the growing role that it plays in society. They review HRM in the voluntary sector and discuss the challenges of bringing about best practices, as well as suggesting how to improve leadership of voluntary/nonprofit organizations. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  16. Governpreneurship

    Governpreneurship

    Robert D. Hisrich, Amr Al-Dabbagh
    Challenging the traditional view that entrepreneurship is exclusively a private-sector concern, Governpreneurship presents a compelling argument for increased focus on entrepreneurship in public sector organizations. The only book to date to focus specifically on government entrepreneurship, this innovative volume combines Robert D. Hisrich’s vast theoretical knowledge with the practical experience of Amr Al-Dabbagh, who applied entrepreneurship in the Saudi public sector with excellent results. Featuring forewords by former US President Bill Clinton and former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, as well as four case studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of government entrepreneurship in action, this fascinating book breaks new ground in a rapidly growing field. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  17. Handbook on the Knowledge Economy, Volume Two

    Handbook on the Knowledge Economy, Volume Two

    Edited by David Rooney, Greg Hearn, Tim Kastelle
    Readers with interests in managing knowledge- and innovation-intensive businesses and those who are seeking new insights about how knowledge economies work will find this book an invaluable reference tool. Chapters deal with issues such as open innovation, wellbeing, and digital work that managers and policymakers are increasingly asked to respond to. Contributors to the Handbook are globally recognised experts in their fields providing valuable guidance. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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  18. Academic Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement

    Academic Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement

    Edited by Bruce Kingma
    This poignant study presents a collection of research on entrepreneurship and community engagement. The context of this book is Syracuse University’s award winning model of Scholarship in Action with its emphasis on sustainable campus–community entrepreneurial partnerships and its resultant ‘Syracuse Miracle’, the transformation that has occurred in the Central New York community thanks to the university’s partnership with the community to drive social, environmental, and economic development. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  19. Moralizing the Corporation

    Moralizing the Corporation

    Boris Holzer
    This insightful book examines how transnational corporations respond to the challenges of anti-corporate activism and political consumerism. In prominent cases involving major corporations such as Nestlé, Nike and Royal Dutch/Shell, transnational activists have successfully mobilized public opinion and consumers against alleged corporate misdemeanours. Campaigns and boycott calls can harm a corporation’s image but, as this book points out, public scrutiny also gives corporations the opportunity to present themselves as responsible and accountable corporate citizens who subscribe to the very norms and values propagated by the activists. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  20. Handbook of Research on Nonprofit Economics and Management

    Handbook of Research on Nonprofit Economics and Management

    Edited by Bruce A. Seaman, Dennis R. Young
    Nonprofit organizations are arguably the fastest growing and most dynamic part of modern market economies in democratic countries. This Handbook explores the frontiers of knowledge at the intersection of economics and the management of these entities. The authors review the role, structure and behavior of private, nonprofit organizations as economic units and their participation in markets and systems of public service delivery, assess the implications of this knowledge for the efficient management of nonprofit organizations and the formulation of effective public policy, and identify cutting edge questions for future research. Learn More
    2011   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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    2010   Hardback Price: $ 264.00   Web: $ 237.60
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