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Portraits of Public Service
Reveals the often-untold stories of front-line public servants.
Democratic Policy Implementation in an Ambiguous World
Explains the complexities of policy implementation and why attempts to translate new laws into effective and enduring policy sometimes succeed and sometimes fail.
FDR's Budgeteer and Manager-in-Chief
First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.
Imagining the Fed
Traces the six-decade struggle for power within the Federal Reserve System from the perspective of the central bankers who shaped the Fed.
Public Affairs and Democratic Ideals
Argues for refocusing attention on publicness and the critical exploration of underlying assumptions that are foundational to the study and practice of public affairs.
Analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making.
Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development, Second Edition
Examines the many issues raised by TIF, the most widely used tool of local economic and community development.
Practitioner-oriented sampling of the major tools used to deal with current public-sector fiscal issues.
A multidisciplinary and accessible introduction to humanity’s favorite structure: the bridge.
Community, Culture, and Economic Development, Second Edition
Newly updated comparative study of economic development policy, and its relationship with local power structures and cultural and social relations, in two Maryland towns.
Cities for Sale
Examines how US cities have adopted the tactics of public relations and marketing firms to “brand” themselves.
All But Forgotten
Study of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy in public administration.
Mission Expansion in the Federal Home Loan Bank System
Studies the Federal Home Loan Bank System, how it has changed over time and why
A new and original way of looking at the challenge presented by environmental issues.
Governmental Transparency in the Path of Administrative Reform
How federal management reforms have impacted the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act.
Practical Government Budgeting
This book provides descriptions, instructions, and exercises to help readers master government budgeting as it is actually practiced. University courses and training programs serving present and future ...
This book analyzes the politics of state regulatory decision-making in telecommunications after the AT&T divestiture in 1984. The author takes a political-economy approach that explains how interest groups ...
Frederick Taylor and the Public Administration Community
This book argues that the "authoritarian" depiction of Frederick Taylor trivializes his important contribution. Schachter's analysis of Taylor's work shows that he actually originated many of the human ...
The Political Economy of Regulation
This is the first comprehensive study of the history, politics, and economics of the insurance industry in the United States. It is designed as a theoretical challenge to the conventional wisdom in political ...
New Directions in Budget Theory
This collection is the first book-length work in many years to provide new theoretical direction to budget theory. Written by several of the most respected people in budgeting, including Allen Schick, ...
A Workbook in Program Design for Public Managers
This is the first practical, step-by-step guide to a key management technique—the design of efficient, cost-effective programs. With social programs succumbing to the pressures of budgetary cutbacks ...
Legislating Bureaucratic Change
Legislating Bureaucratic Change is an in-depth analysis of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. This legislation, hailed by many as the major domestic achievement of the Carter presidency, was a far-reaching ...