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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Performance Measurement in Local Sustainability Policy

    1st Edition

    By Susan M. Opp, Samantha L. Mosier, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.

    Local officials are responsible for a number of important tasks that have a significant impact on the quality of life of most Americans. Arguably, the policy choices made by local governments in the United States more directly impact individual well-being than do the choices made at any other level…

    Hardback – 2018-03-02
    Routledge
    Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Innovation in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors

    A Public Solutions Handbook, 1st Edition

    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
    Routledge
    The Public Solutions Handbook Series

  • Block Granting Medicaid

    A Model for 21st Century Health Reform?, 1st Edition

    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
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Public Administration Evolving

    From Foundations to the Future, 1st Edition

    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
    Routledge

  • Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation

    A Public Solutions Handbook, 1st Edition

    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
    Routledge
    The Public Solutions Handbook Series

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