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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

Forthcoming

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 ...

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
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. ...

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
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, ...

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 ...

Handbook of Public Management Practice and Reform

Handbook of Public Management Practice and Reform

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Handbook of Organizational Consultation, Second Editon

Handbook of Organizational Consultation, Second Editon

2nd Edition

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 ...

Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

2nd Edition

Edited 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 ...

Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy

Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy

2nd Edition

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 ...

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