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Public Sector Reforms in Developing Countries: Paradoxes and Practices

by Charles Conteh & Ahmed Shafiqul Huque

The underpinning assumption of public management in the developing world as a process of planned change is increasingly being recognized as unrealistic. In reality, the practice of development management is...


Europeanization of Environmental Policy in the New Europe: Beyond Conditionality

by Mats Braun

Prior to the European Union (EU) 2004/2007 enlargement there were several predictions that this event would hamper progressive decision-making within the EU on environmental policy. It was believed that the...


Zumanomics Revisited: The Road from Mangaung to 2030

by Raymond Parsons

In the light of global and domestic developments since his 2009 publication Zumanomics, Raymond Parsons now reassesses the economic prospects for South Africa post-Mangaung and following the 2014 general election....


More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

by Omri Ben-Shahar & Carl E. Schneider

Perhaps no kind of regulation is more common or less useful than mandated disclosure—requiring one party to a transaction to give the other information. It is the iTunes terms you assent to, the doctor's consent...


Electoral Systems and Governance: How Diversity Can Improve Policy-Making

by Salomon Orellana

Diversity and dissent have been shown to improve decision-making in small groups. This understanding can be extended to the political arena and in turn it can enlighten ideas about policy-making.

This book focuses...


Critiquing Sustainability, Changing Philosophy

by Jenneth Parker

To increasing numbers of people, sustainability is the key challenge of the twenty-first century. In the many fields where it is a goal, persistent problems obstruct the efforts of those trying to make a difference....


The Rise of the American Corporate Security State: Six Reasons to Be Afraid

by Beatrice Edwards

In the United States today we have good reasons to be afraid. Our Bill of Rights is no more. It has been rendered pointless by heavy surveillance of average citizens, political persecution of dissenters, and...


Unreal City: Las Vegas, Black Mesa, and the Fate of the West

by Judith Nies

An epic struggle over land, water, and power is erupting in the American West and the halls of Washington, DC. It began when a 4,000-square-mile area of Arizona desert called Black Mesa was divided between the...


Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management: An Introduction

by Sandra van Thiel

Research in public administration and public management has distinctive features that influence the choices and application of research methods. Periods of change and upheaval in the public sector provide ample...


Environmental Change and Sustainable Social Development: Social Work-Social Development Volume II

by Sven Hessle

How does climate change affect social work and social development?

What actions are needed to integrate the three pillars of economic development, environmental development and social protection?

With global warming...


Malawi: Third and Fourth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waivers for Non-Observance of Per

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Donors have suspended some aid disbursements to Malawi in response to a scandal involving the theft of public funds. A group of public servants exploited weaknesses in the control environment...


Developments in Israeli Public Administration

by Moshe Maor

The "Israeli History, Politics and Society" series comprises multidisciplinary studies that range from elections and the Yom Kippur war to the search for a true Israeli identity and the various initiatives to...


The Amenity Value of the Global Climate

by David Maddison

This text develops and applies a far-reaching account of the economic value of climate, derived from its amenity value or the benefits which a particular climate provides to the people of that region or country....


The Young Activist's Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World

by Sharon J. Smith

If you want to make a significant and sustainable impact on the health of our planet, this powerful and practical guide can help. Author and activist Sharon J. Smith shares proven strategies and lessons learned...


Modernism: The Creation of Nation-States

by Hristo Botev, František Palacký, Ahmet Ersoy & Maciej Górny et al.

This is the first part of the third volume of the four-volume series, a daring project of CEU Press, presenting the most important texts that triggered and shaped the processes of nation-building in the many...


Governance for Justice and Environmental Sustainability: Lessons Across Natural Resource Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Merle Sowman & Rachel Wynberg

Understanding the governance of complex social-ecological systems is vital in a world faced with rapid environmental change, conflicts over dwindling natural resources, stark disparities between rich and poor...


Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order

by Richard N. Haass

A rising China, climate change, terrorism, a nuclear Iran, a turbulent Middle East, and a reckless North Korea all present serious challenges to America’s national security. But it depends even more on the...


What Government Does: How Political Executives Manage

by Mark A. Abramson & Paul Lawrence

In this book, Paul Lawrence and Mark Abramson build on their extensive interviews with 42 Obama Administration political executives over the past four years. Political executives from numerous federal agencies...


Strategic Narratives: Communication Power and the New World Order

by Alister Miskimmon, Ben O'Loughlin & Laura Roselle

Communication is central to how we understand international affairs. Political leaders, diplomats, and citizens recognize that communication shapes global politics. This has only been amplified in a new media...


Enforcement at the EPA: High Stakes and Hard Choices, Revised Edition

by Joel A. Mintz

The only published work that treats the historical evolution of EPA enforcement, this book provides a candid inside glimpse of a crucial aspect of the work of an important federal agency. Based on 190 personal...