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  1. Success and Failure in Public Governance

    Success and Failure in Public Governance

    Edited by Mark Bovens, Paul ‘t Hart, B. Guy Peters
    Why do some policies succeed so well while others, in the same sector or country, fail dramatically? The aim of this book is to answer this question and provide systematic research on the nature, sources and consequences of policy failure. The expert contributors analyse and evaluate the success and failure of four policy areas (Steel, Health Care, Finance, HIV and the Blood Supply) in six European countries, namely France, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Spain and Sweden. The book is therefore able to compare success and failure across countries as well as policy areas, enabling a test of a variety of theoretical assumptions about policy making and government. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 289.00   Web: $ 260.10
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    2002   Paperback Price: $ 78.00   Web: $ 62.40
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  2. The Internationalization of Public Management

    The Internationalization of Public Management

    Edited by Willy McCourt, Martin Minogue
    The Internationalization of Public Management constitutes one of the first attempts to examine the conceptual and practical problems which attend such policy transfers, and to make preliminary judgements about the successes and failures of public management reform in developing countries. The distinguished group of contributors offers instructive insights into the complex reality of the development state. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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    2002   Paperback Price: $ 47.00   Web: $ 37.60
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  3. Analytical Transport Economics

    Analytical Transport Economics

    Edited by Jacob B. Polak, Arnold Heertje
    Analytical Transport Economics opens with a critical examination and overview of the scope of transport economics. Next, the production of transport, travel demand, transport externalities and transport markets are thoroughly analysed. The distinguished group of contributors then examine transport policy, both regarding infrastructure and transport markets. Specific attention is paid to the role of government after deregulation and to the transport policy of the European Union. Transport infrastructure is also analysed in view of its effects on the wider economy. Finally, the role of transport in a number of more specific situations is considered, that is in an urban environment, in transitional economies and in developing economies. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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    2001   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  4. Public Policy and Local Governance

    Public Policy and Local Governance

    Peter Bogason
    Traditional policy analysis takes as its starting point national legislation and then traces the public policy process through the hierarchical chain of agencies which implement directives. In this book, Peter Bogason takes a postmodern approach which recognizes increasing fragmentation within institutional organizations, and offers an alternative ‘bottom-up’ approach to the analysis of local governance. He discusses collective action at the local level and describes how it is linked to the public sector through the need for financial, expert and legal resources, and thereby creates a link where ‘public action’ becomes ‘public policy’. The analysis disregards which agencies have formal responsibilities for action and instead focuses on who actually makes public policy, regardless of formal status – public or private, international, central or local. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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    2001   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  5. Beyond the New Public Management

    Beyond the New Public Management

    Edited by Martin Minogue, Charles Polidano, David Hulme
    Beyond the New Public Management is an important book which provides a comprehensive analysis of current conceptual debates in public management and governance; and critically reviews attempts made over the last two decades to apply the ‘new public management’ model in developed and developing countries. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 162.00   Web: $ 145.80
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    1999   Paperback Price: $ 47.00   Web: $ 37.60
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  6. persistent disparity

    persistent disparity

    William A. Darity Jr, Samuel L. Myers Jr
    Persistent Disparity provides a comprehensive examination of the magnitude and scope of racial economic disparity in the United States. The authors directly assess the extent of black economic progress in the US since World War II and address the controversy of whether the racial income gap is closing or widening as America approaches the 21st century. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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    1999   Paperback Price: $ 57.00   Web: $ 45.60
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  7. Comparative Public Policy

    Comparative Public Policy

    Francis G. Castles
    Comparative Public Policy provides the first truly systematic and comprehensive account of the transformation of the post-war state in the advanced countries of the Western world. The author generates new research findings which show how the economic, social and political changes of the post-war era have reshaped modern public policy across the OECD region. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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    1999   Paperback Price: $ 47.00   Web: $ 37.60
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  8. Enterprise and the Welfare State

    Enterprise and the Welfare State

    Edited by Martin Rein, Eskil Wadensjö
    Enterprise and the Welfare State argues that there is more to welfare than simply provision by the state and so the focus of this book is on the welfare society rather than the welfare state. This requires a new system of statistical accounting and a different focus for case studies. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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    1998   Paperback Price: $ 57.00   Web: $ 45.60
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  9. Public Policy

    Public Policy

    Wayne Parsons
    Public Policy provides a lively, clear and highly accessible introduction to the theory and practice of public policy. Interdisciplinary and comparative in scope, this text covers agenda setting, and problem definition, policy making, implementation and evaluation. The book has been designed to be used with a wide range of policy oriented courses. Wayne Parsons surveys the development of the policy sciences over the past fifty years and focuses on the key ideas, thinkers and concepts which have shaped the field. His authoritative narrative draws on a wide range of policy disciplines – including political science, psychology, sociology, economics, and management. A central theme of the book is its emphasis on taking a multi-framed approach to analysing the increasingly complex policy problems and processes of industrial societies. Unique features include case studies, guides to further reading, background notes and numerous graphics to support and illustrate the main text. Public Policy will be welcomed as a comprehensive examination of the models and methods needed to understand policy making in the modern state. Comprehensive, critical and up-to-date, this textbook promises to define the field for a new generation of students and teachers. Learn More
    1996   Paperback Price: $ 53.95   Web: $ 43.16
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  10. THE WELFARE STATE IN BRITAIN

    THE WELFARE STATE IN BRITAIN

    Michael Hill
    The Welfare State in Britain presents a history of British social policy from the election of Clement Attlee to the fall of Margaret Thatcher. Michael Hill focuses upon the political processes which influenced the key reforms of the late 1940s, and the ways in which those reforms have subsequently been consolidated and undermined. He critically examines some of the theories drawn from political science which have been used to explain the growth of the welfare state in Britain. The so called ‘crisis of the welfare state’ that has dominated recent rhetoric is shown to have its origins in the very period when the welfare state was believed to have been created. Despite its importance for electoral politics, social policy is shown to have often been subordinate to economic and foreign policy. Learn More
    1993   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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    1994   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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