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Public Management Reform in the Gulf Cooperation Council and Beyond

Public Management Reform in the Gulf Cooperation Council and Beyond

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Mhamed Biygautane
May 05, 2023

This book offers an understanding of the current state of public management in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, highlighting the region's institutional and human capital constraints. Drawing on case studies from GCC states and beyond, the text provides a policy-oriented analysis of these ...

Contracting for Services in State and Local Government Agencies Best Practices for Public Procurement

Contracting for Services in State and Local Government Agencies: Best Practices for Public Procurement

3rd Edition

By William Sims Curry
September 09, 2022

Contracting for Services in State and Local Government Agencies: Best Practices for Public Procurement, Third Edition provides state-of-the-art tools for best practice in the procurement of services at state and local levels, throughout the procurement cycle. Including lively case studies and ...

Handbook of Global Political Policy

Handbook of Global Political Policy

1st Edition

By Stuart Nagel
July 28, 2000

The latest in the six-volume set of global policy handbooks, this reference utilizes a cross-national, cross-policy approach to examine the public policy of six different regions around the world. Combining actual and theoretical perspectives, the book compares and presents nonideological ...

Handbook of Global Legal Policy

Handbook of Global Legal Policy

1st Edition

Edited By Stuart Nagel
April 18, 2022

Featuring a pragmatic approach to coping with the legal complications surrounding pretrial release, drug-related crime, and freedom of religion, among other issues, this timely reference presents a host of legal policy problems in diverse political and cultural settings throughout the world. ...

Cost and Optimization in Government An Introduction to Cost Accounting, Operations Management, and Quality Control

Cost and Optimization in Government: An Introduction to Cost Accounting, Operations Management, and Quality Control

3rd Edition

By Aman Khan
March 31, 2022

The careful management of costs and operations are two of the most essential elements for successful operation of any organization – public, private, or nonprofit. This book demonstrates that a good grounding in cost basics, especially those related to cost accounting, operations management, and ...

The Public Productivity and Performance Handbook

The Public Productivity and Performance Handbook

3rd Edition

Edited By Marc Holzer, Andrew Ballard
August 12, 2021

A productive society is dependent upon high-performing government. This third edition of The Public Performance and Productivity Handbook includes chapters from leading scholars, consultants, and practitioners to explore all of the core elements of improvement. Completely revised and focused on ...

Handbook of Public Administration

Handbook of Public Administration

4th Edition

Edited By W. Bartley Hildreth, Gerald Miller, Evert L Lindquist
May 27, 2021

Public administration as a field of study finds itself in the middle of a fluid environment. The very reach and complexity of public administration has been easy to take for granted, easy to attack, and difficult to explain, particularly in the soundbite and Twitter-snipe media environment. Not ...

Social Equity and LGBTQ Rights Dismantling Discrimination and Expanding Civil Rights

Social Equity and LGBTQ Rights: Dismantling Discrimination and Expanding Civil Rights

1st Edition

By Lorenda A. Naylor
December 31, 2020

Can a baker refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple? Despite the U.S. Supreme Court decision guaranteeing marriage equality in 2015, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) citizens in the United States continue to be discriminated against in fundamental areas that others take...

Handbook of State Government Administration

Handbook of State Government Administration

1st Edition

By John J. Gargan
January 27, 2020

Devised to meet the ongoing challenge of identifying the skills and knowledge necessary for expanding the governing capacity of state and local authorities, this book discusses the fiscal consequences of get tough approaches to crime and presents more effective and less expensive policy options. ...

Personnel Management in Government Politics and Process

Personnel Management in Government: Politics and Process

8th Edition

By Norma M. Riccucci, Katherine C. Naff, Madinah F. Hamidullah
November 21, 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, ...

Building the Compensatory State An Intellectual History and Theory of American Administrative Reform

Building the Compensatory State: An Intellectual History and Theory of American Administrative Reform

1st Edition

By 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 ...

Handbook of Global Social Policy

Handbook of Global Social Policy

1st Edition

Edited By Stuart Nagel
November 21, 2000

Discussing how to use public policy to improve the quality of life for those at the bottom of the social hierarchy, this text makes the case for policy that expands employment and facilitates jobs, finances education and economic and cultural integration, rewards merit, and encourages voting and ...

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