Public Administration Research Methods Products

  • Field Experiments in Political Science and Public Policy

    Practical Lessons in Design and Delivery

    By Peter John

    Field experiments -- randomized controlled trials -- have become ever more popular in political science, as well as in other disciplines, such as economics, social policy and development. Policymakers have also increasingly used randomization to evaluate public policies, designing trials of tax…

    Paperback – 2017-01-24 
    Routledge Studies in Experimental Political Science

  • Scientists' Impact on Decision-making

    A Case Study of the China Hi-Tech Research and Development Program

    By Ru Peng

    With the increasing influence of science and technology (S&T) on socioeconomic life and public affairs, there has been a growing demand for S&T expertise in today's public decision-making. The National High Technology Research and Development Program (863 Program), involving hundreds of S&…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    China Perspectives

  • Governance in South Asia

    Edited by Rumki Basu, M. Shamsur Rahman

    This book presents a nuanced analysis of governance in South Asia. It examines a range of themes including civil service reforms, women and development, environmental governance and public sector programmes, together with the impact of globalization on local issues and its influence on governance…

    Hardback – 2016-11-17 
    Routledge India

  • 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

  • Europe Managing the Crisis

    The politics of fiscal consolidation

    By Walter Kickert, Tiina Randma-Liiv

    Studies of the recent financial crisis have been largely dominated by economists, but the similarities and differences between European countries' response reflect both economic and political perspectives which have resulted in considerable differences in their decisions. Drawing on uniquely…

    Paperback – 2016-06-09

  • Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Cities

    Economy, Environment and Community in Baltimore

    By Eric S. Zeemering

    Baltimore, like many other cities around the globe, is redesigning local government policy and programs in order to become a more sustainable city. Sustainability, as a concept guiding public action, encourages city officials to integrate policy and programs addressing the economic, environmental,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18
    Routledge Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability

  • Administrative Culture in Developing and Transitional Countries

    Edited by Ishtiaq Jamil, Steinar Askvik, Farhad Hossain

    The book explores theoretical, methodological, and empirical underpinnings of administrative culture as well as prospects and challenges associated with it in the context of and across developing and transitional countries. Referring to dominant norms and values in public organizations…

    Hardback – 2014-11-03

  • Research Methods for Public Administrators

    Third Edition

    By Gail Johnson

    As in previous editions, this highly practical book is written with beginning MPA students and practitioners in mind. It focuses on the interpretation and use of research findings, not just number crunching. It covers the entire research process, from initial questions to final report, in clear,…

    Paperback – 2014-03-30

  • A Complexity Theory for Public Policy

    By Göktuğ Morçöl

    Complexity theory has become popular in the natural and social sciences over the last few decades as a result of the advancements in our understanding of the complexities in natural and social phenomena. Concepts and methods of complexity theory have been applied by scholars of public affairs in…

    Paperback – 2014-02-14
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Public Administration Research Methods

    Tools for Evaluation and Evidence-Based Practice

    By Warren S. Eller, Brian J. Gerber, Scott E. Robinson

    The best decisions made by public sector managers are based not on instinct, but on an informed understanding of what’s happening on the ground. Policy may be directed by ideology, but it must also be founded on reality. The challenge of making the right decisions as a public sector manager are…

    Paperback – 2013-02-26

  • Applied Policy Research

    Concepts and Cases

    By J. Fred Springer, Peter J. Haas

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1998-01-01

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