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Understanding Research Methods A Guide for the Public and Nonprofit Manager

Understanding Research Methods A Guide for the Public and Nonprofit Manager

1st Edition

Donijo Robbins
October 28, 2008

Managers and administrators in the public-policy and nonprofit sectors rely heavily on analytical skills to quickly pore through a massive amount of research. They dissect it and apply specific, useful data that can inform critical policy changes and help them improve their organization’s overall ...

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

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

2nd Edition

Aman Khan
June 15, 2017

The careful management of costs and operations are two of the most essential elements of operating any successful organization, public or private. While the private sector is driven by profit-maximizing incentives to keep costs to a minimum, the public sector’s mission and goals are guided by a ...

The Nonprofit Human Resource Management Handbook From Theory to Practice

The Nonprofit Human Resource Management Handbook From Theory to Practice

1st Edition

Jessica K. A. Word, Jessica E. Sowa
June 16, 2017

As an increasing number of individuals go to work in the nonprofit sector, nonprofit managers need support on how best to build their human resource management capacity. They need to know what systems to examine, what questions to ask, and how to ensure they are managing people in a legal manner ...

The Constitutional School of American Public Administration

The Constitutional School of American Public Administration

1st Edition

Stephanie Newbold, David H. Rosenbloom
October 20, 2016

The growing ‘constitutional school’ of public administration has roots in the Federalist Papers, constitutional law, and the writings of several contemporary leaders and contributors in the field. It is comprised of a loose grouping of scholars who subscribe to the proposition that constitutions ...

Contracting for Services in State and Local Government Agencies

Contracting for Services in State and Local Government Agencies

2nd Edition

William Sims Curry
May 03, 2016

This second edition of Contracting for Services in State and Local Government Agencies provides state-of-the-art tools for best practice in the procurement of services at state and local levels, from initial stages through to completion. Including lively case studies and research conducted with ...

Democracy and Civil Society in a Global Era

Democracy and Civil Society in a Global Era

1st Edition

Scott Nicholas Romaniuk, Marguerite Marlin
April 06, 2016

Democracy and Civil Society in a Global Era addresses challenges to the strengthening of active citizenship. In this highly-structured work, the themes presented are linked to fostering a culture of peace and non-violence, the lessening of fear and insecurity in political, economic, social, and ...

Development and the Politics of Human Rights

Development and the Politics of Human Rights

1st Edition

Scott Nicholas Romaniuk, Marguerite Marlin
December 15, 2015

Despite decades spent confronting human rights violations around the world, particularly in regions of instability, the issue remains one of the most divisive, chaotic, and challenging to address. Development and the Politics of Human Rights takes a much-needed holistic approach. It unpacks the ...

Public Administration and Policy in the Caribbean

Public Administration and Policy in the Caribbean

1st Edition

Indianna D. Minto-Coy, Evan Berman
June 26, 2015

The Caribbean is at a crucial phase in its development. Global and local pressures have seen the region losing its competitiveness, while it remains at risk of losing out on development gains made in the last few decades. These pressures are demanding improvements in the way government operates, ...

The Economic Survival of America's Isolated Small Towns

The Economic Survival of America's Isolated Small Towns

1st Edition

Gerald L. Gordon
June 26, 2015

The economic history of the recent decade has been volatile at best, and devastating at its worst. The effects have tended to be most severe in the small, isolated towns of America. The Economic Survival of America's Isolated Small Towns presents a detailed discussion of the economic challenges ...

Sustainable Development and Human Security in Africa Governance as the Missing Link

Sustainable Development and Human Security in Africa Governance as the Missing Link

1st Edition

Louis A. Picard, Terry F. Buss, Taylor B. Seybolt, Macrina C. Lelei
April 22, 2015

Many new development initiatives have been introduced in Africa over the past few decades. Each of these has been heralded as marking a new era in the continent’s development. However, many of these initiatives have failed to produce sustained results due to numerous challenges, including, most ...

Information and Communication Technologies in Public Administration Innovations from Developed Countries

Information and Communication Technologies in Public Administration Innovations from Developed Countries

1st Edition

Christopher Reddick, Leonidas Anthopoulos
April 08, 2015

An examination of how information technology (IT) can be used in public administration, Information and Communication Technologies in Public Administration: Innovations from Developed Countries examines global perspectives on public administration and IT innovations. This book illustrates the ...

Creating Public Value in Practice Advancing the Common Good in a Multi-Sector, Shared-Power, No-One-Wholly-in-Charge World

Creating Public Value in Practice Advancing the Common Good in a Multi-Sector, Shared-Power, No-One-Wholly-in-Charge World

1st Edition

John M. Bryson, Barbara C. Crosby, Laura Bloomberg
February 13, 2015

Creating Public Value in Practice: Advancing the Common Good in a Multi-Sector, Shared-Power, No-One-Wholly-in-Charge World brings together a stellar cast of thinkers to explore issues of public and cross-sector decision-making within a framework of democratic civic engagement. It offers an ...

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