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Energy Policy in the U.S. Politics, Challenges, and Prospects for Change

Energy Policy in the U.S. Politics, Challenges, and Prospects for Change

1st Edition

Laurance R. Geri, David E. McNabb
June 03, 2011

In an effort to provide greater awareness of the necessary policy decisions facing our elected and appointed officials, Energy Policy in the U.S.: Politics, Challenges, and Prospects for Change presents an overview of important energy policies and the policy process in the United States, including ...

Globalism and Comparative Public Administration

Globalism and Comparative Public Administration

1st Edition

Jamil Jreisat
August 29, 2011

Globalization, rapidly evolving communication and information technology, and the spread of democracy across the world are reshaping public organizations and changing governance. Yet, graduate students and public administration academics have limited resources with which to develop a real-world ...

Government Budget Forecasting Theory and Practice

Government Budget Forecasting Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Jinping Sun, Thomas D. Lynch
March 26, 2008

Revenue and expenditure forecasting plays an important role in public budgeting and financial management, particularly during times of financial constraint, when citizens impose greater accountability upon government to use taxpayer dollars more efficiently. Despite its significance, revenue and ...

Government Budgeting and Financial Management in Practice Logics to Make Sense of Ambiguity

Government Budgeting and Financial Management in Practice Logics to Make Sense of Ambiguity

1st Edition

Gerald J. Miller
September 28, 2011

The right turn in U. S. politics has increased conflict over both ends and means in government budgeting and financial management. Overlapping and competing views of the way the world works drive finance officials’ practice. Taking a new look at public financial management that acknowledges the ...

Handbook of Globalization and the Environment

Handbook of Globalization and the Environment

1st Edition

Khi V. Thai, Dianne Rahm, Jerrell D. Coggburn
February 05, 2007

Proponents of globalization argue that it protects the global environment from degradation and promotes worldwide sustainable economic growth while opponents argue the exact opposite. Examining the local, national, and international impacts of globalization, the Handbook of Globalization and the ...

Handbook of Police Administration

Handbook of Police Administration

1st Edition

James Ruiz, Don Hummer
September 19, 2007

As figureheads of the most visible segment of criminal justice, today’s police administrators are forced to tackle challenges never faced by their predecessors. Heightened local and global threats, advanced technologies, and increased demands for procedural transparency require new levels of ...

Handbook of Public Policy Analysis Theory, Politics, and Methods

Handbook of Public Policy Analysis Theory, Politics, and Methods

1st Edition

Frank Fischer, Gerald J. Miller
December 21, 2006

The study of public policy and the methods of policy analysis are among the most rapidly developing areas in the social sciences. Policy analysis has emerged to provide a better understanding of the policymaking process and to supply decision makers with reliable policy-relevant knowledge about ...

Handbook of Public Sector Economics

Handbook of Public Sector Economics

1st Edition

Donijo Robbins
March 17, 2005

The Handbook of Public Sector Economics builds an understanding of the role of public economics in public administration, public policy, and decision making. The handbook introduces a wide variety of current issues related to the public provision and production of goods and services.The volume ...

International Development Governance

International Development Governance

1st Edition

Ahmed Shafiqul Huque, Habib Zafarullah
November 29, 2005

The establishment of good governance is a major challenge for the developing world, along with the need to sustain the progress resulting from developmental efforts. Although there are numerous studies on the development and governance of emerging nations, few volumes make a serious effort to bring...

International Handbook of Public Procurement

International Handbook of Public Procurement

1st Edition

Khi V. Thai
August 28, 2008

Since the 1990s, government at all levels is under increasing pressure to do more with less. However, despite the U.S. government spending about 15 to 20 percent of its GDP on contracts for goods and services, there is a paucity of reference books for public procurement officials and very few ...

Labor Relations in the Public Sector

Labor Relations in the Public Sector

5th Edition

Richard C. Kearney, Patrice M. Mareschal
January 17, 2014

Since publication of the fourth edition of Labor Relations in the Public Sector, public sector unions have encountered strong headwinds in many parts of the U.S. Membership is falling in some jurisdictions, public opinion has shifted against the unions, and political forces are leaning against them...

Logics of Legitimacy Three Traditions of Public Administration Praxis

Logics of Legitimacy Three Traditions of Public Administration Praxis

1st Edition

Margaret Stout
July 26, 2012

The discipline of public administration draws predominantly from political and organizational theory, but also from other social and behavioral sciences, philosophy, and even theology. This diversity results in conflicting prescriptions for the "proper" administrative role. So, how are those new to...

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