Program Evaluation Products

  • Human Services Contracting

    A Public Solutions Handbook, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert A. Shick, Lawrence Martin

    In the last 35 years, governments around the globe have increasingly contracted with nonprofit and for-profit entities designed to provide a portion of the public sector’s portfolio of goods and services. This trend can be traced to a variety of factors, including perceived or actual economic…

    Paperback – 2019-12-09
    Routledge
    The Public Solutions Handbook Series

  • Public Administration

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Marc Holzer, Richard W. Schwester

    Marc Holzer and Richard W. Schwester have written a textbook that is distinct from the dozens of introductory public administration books now in the academic marketplace. Their vision is a unique blend of substance and style—a text that is both informative and enlivening, capturing the evolving…

    Paperback – 2019-08-28
    Routledge

  • Knowledge and Power in Public Bureaucracies

    From Pyramid to Circle, 1st Edition

    By David G. Carnevale, Camilla Stivers

    Ever since Max Weber and Frederick Taylor, public organizations have been told that effective practice lies in maximizing rationality through science. Yet science-based management reforms have had only marginal impact on performance. People in entry-level positions possess knowledge from direct…

    Paperback – 2019-07-26
    Routledge

  • Regional Innovation Strategies 3 (RIS3)

    1st Edition

    Edited by Roberta Capello, Henning Kroll

    With regions and nations having formally fulfilled the ex ante conditionality, this book provides a first overall review of RIS3 policy processes, aiming to assess the consistency of the concept of smart specialization from an applied, policy-oriented perspective. Moving from the theory of design…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge

  • Designing Public Policies

    Principles and Instruments, 2nd Edition

    By Michael Howlett

    The second edition of this highly regarded book provides a concise and accessible introduction to the principles and elements of policy design in contemporary governance. It examines in detail the range of substantive and procedural policy instruments that together comprise the toolbox from which…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Textbooks in Policy Studies

  • Policy Analysis as Problem Solving

    A Flexible and Evidence-Based Framework, 1st Edition

    By Rachel Meltzer, Alex Schwartz

    Drawing extensively from real-life cases, Policy Analysis as Problem Solving helps students develop the analytic skills necessary to advise government officials and nonprofit executives on a wide range of policy issues. Unlike other texts, Policy Analysis as Problem Solving employs a pragmatic,…

    Paperback – 2018-12-18
    Routledge

  • Realist Evaluation for Crime Science

    Essays in Honour of Nick Tilley, 1st Edition

    Edited by Graham Farrell, Aiden Sidebottom

    This collection of essays, published to mark the 20th anniversary of Realistic Evaluation, celebrates the work of Professor Nick Tilley and his significant influence on the fields of policing, crime reduction and evaluation. With contributions from colleagues, co-authors and former students, many…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
    Routledge
    Crime Science Series

  • Network Theory in the Public Sector

    Building New Theoretical Frameworks, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-10-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

  • Strategic Management in Public Organizations

    European Practices and Perspectives, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-08-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

  • The Evaluation Enterprise

    A Critical View, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jan-Eric Furubo, Nicoletta Stame

    Today, evaluation is part of governing systems and is supported by powerful institutions. It is taken for granted that evaluation leads to betterment. However, evaluation itself is seldom analyzed from a critical perspective. In this book, Jan-Eric Furubo and Nicoletta Stame have assembled an…

    Hardback – 2018-07-16
    Routledge
    Comparative Policy Evaluation

  • Ethics in Fiscal Administration

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Angela Pool-Funai

    Ethics in Fiscal Administration: An Introduction integrates ethics into the public administration curriculum by weaving ethical dilemmas into the financial management and budgeting process of the public and nonprofit sectors. Inquiry-based discussion prompts challenge students to examine scenarios…

    Paperback – 2018-05-03
    Routledge

  • Transforming Community Health through Leadership

    1st Edition

    By John W. Moran

    As the United States faces increasingly difficult and trenchant public health problems, from the Zika virus to the obesity epidemic to the opioid crisis, population health is a growing area of concern for public health organizations, particularly how to care for populations effectively on a…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30
    Routledge

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