Program Evaluation Products

  • Applied Policy Research

    Concepts and Cases, 2nd Edition

    By J. Fred Springer, Peter J. Haas, Allan Porowski

    Many textbooks on policy research focus on methodological and statistical theories, while leaving students little indication of how they will actually apply them to their future policy positions. Moreover, the theories they do teach are often not practical for the research that students will do…

    Paperback – 2016-10-15

  • The Public Administration Workbook

    8th Edition

    By Dennis L. Dresang

    Public administration is a craft that demands real-world application of concepts and theories often learned in a classroom. Yet many students find it difficult to make the leap from theory to practice completely unaided. The Public Administration Workbook, 8e is specifically designed with the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-15

  • Public Policy Praxis

    A Case Approach for Understanding Policy and Analysis, 3rd Edition

    By Randy S. Clemons, Mark K McBeth

    Public administration and policy analysis education has long emphasized tidiness, stages, and rationality, but practitioners frequently must deal with a world where objectivity is buffeted by, repressed by, and sometimes defeated by, value conflict. Too often public administration education has…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04

  • The Politics of Evasion

    A Post-Globalization Dialogue Along the Edge of the State

    By Robert Latham

    Burgeoning national security programs; thickening borders; Wikileaks and Anonymous; immigrant rights rallies; Occupy movements; student protests; neoliberal austerity; global financial crises – these developments underscore that the fable of a hope-filled post-cold war globalization has faded away.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05

  • Innovation in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors

    A Public Solutions Handbook

    Edited by Patria De Lancer Julnes, Ed Gibson

    In the organizational context, the word "innovation" is often associated with private sector organizations, which are often perceived as more agile, adaptable, and able to withstand change than government agencies and nonprofit organizations. But the reality is that, while they may struggle, public…

    Paperback – 2015-12-01
    The Public Solutions Handbook Series

  • Block Granting Medicaid

    A Model for 21st Century Health Reform?

    By Edward Alan Miller

    Medicaid is the largest grant-in-aid program in the United States. Reform in this area, therefore, provides a unique opportunity to study the intersection between federal and state policy making in an area recently characterized by substantial uncertainty deriving from the lingering effects of the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-01
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Public Administration Evolving

    From Foundations to the Future

    Edited by Mary E. Guy, Marilyn M. Rubin

    Public Administration Evolving: From Foundations to the Future demonstrates how the theory and practice of public administration has evolved since the early decades of the twentieth century. Each chapter approaches the field from a unique perspective and describes the seminal events that have been…

    Paperback – 2015-03-18

  • Ten Pathways to Death and Disaster

    Learning from Fatal Incidents in Mines and Other High Hazard Workplaces

    By Michael Quinlan

    Why do mine disasters continue to occur in wealthy countries when major mine hazards have been known for over 200 years and subject to regulation for well over a century? What lessons can be drawn from these disasters and are mine operators, regulators and others drawing the correct conclusions…

    Hardback – 2015-01-14
    Federation Press

  • New Public Governance

    A Regime-Centered Perspective

    By Douglas Morgan, Brian Cook

    Written by scholars who have been at the forefront of the NPG debate as well as by scholar-practitioners, this book provides lessons learned from experience on how networked, contract-based and partnership-centered approaches to government can be undertaken in ways that preserve the values at the…

    Paperback – 2014-11-05

  • Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation

    A Public Solutions Handbook

    Edited by Alexander Henderson

    Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation provides a comprehensive and clear review of the theories and practices of structuring and managing complex local government services. Intended for both students and practitioners, this volume in the Public Solutions Handbook Series addresses concepts and…

    Paperback – 2014-09-30
    The Public Solutions Handbook Series

  • Strategic Management in Public Organizations

    European Practices and Perspectives

    Edited by Paul Joyce, Anne Drumaux

    Strategic Management in Public Organizations: European Practices and Perspectives offers the first wide-ranging survey and assessment of strategic management practices at various levels of government and public service in European countries. It shows that strategic management is much more than a…

    Hardback – 2014-06-23
    Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

  • Network Theory in the Public Sector

    Building New Theoretical Frameworks

    Edited by Robyn Keast, Myrna P Mandell, Robert Agranoff

    Networks have been described in terms of metaphors, governance arrangements and structural or institutional arrangements. These different perspectives of networks come out of a variety of disciplines, including political science, public administration, urban affairs, social welfare, public…

    Hardback – 2013-09-24
    Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

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