Cost and Optimization in Government An Introduction to Cost Accounting, Operations Management, and Quality Control
The Public Productivity and Performance Handbook
Handbook of Public Administration
Handbook of State Government Administration
Building the Compensatory State An Intellectual History and Theory of American Administrative Reform
Handbook of Global Social Policy
By Aman Khan
March 25, 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
By John J. Gargan
November 12, 1999
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. ...
By Norma M. Riccucci, Katherine C. Naff, Madinah F. Hamidullah
December 09, 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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
By Kuo-Tsai Liou
March 27, 2001
Outlining the origins, motivations, strategies, implementations, and effectiveness of reform policies and programs, Handbook of Public Management Practice and Reform examines changes and challenges in major areas of public administration, including budgeting, finance, human resources, and ...
By Robert Golembiewski
June 30, 2000
A handbook on organizational consultation. This second edition includes more than 35 new chapters and an expanded list of international contributors. It analyzes all aspects of organizational consulting - including normative, empirical and political topics - and offers a broad view of consultation ...
By Tushar K. Ghosh, Mark A. Prelas, Dabir S. Viswanath, Sudarshan K. Loyalka
September 10, 2018
Traditionally, resources on terrorism and counterterrorism tend to focus on the social, behavioral, and legal aspects of the subject, with minimal emphasis on the scientific and technological aspects. Taking into account these practical considerations, the second edition of Science and Technology ...
By Christopher J. Koliba, Jack W. Meek, Asim Zia, Russell W. Mills
September 07, 2018
What do public administrators and policy analysts have in common? Their work is undertaken within networks formed when different organizations align to accomplish a policy function. This second edition of Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy offers a conceptual framework ...