Explains the complexities of policy implementation and why attempts to translate new laws into effective and enduring policy sometimes succeed and sometimes fail.
Reveals the often-untold stories of front-line public servants.
First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.
Traces the six-decade struggle for power within the Federal Reserve System from the perspective of the central bankers who shaped the Fed.
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.
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.
Newly updated comparative study of economic development policy, and its relationship with local power structures and cultural and social relations, in two Maryland towns.
Examines how US cities have adopted the tactics of public relations and marketing firms to “brand” themselves.
Study of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy in public administration.
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.
Studies how state-level public executives and managers in Tennessee decide and implement policy.
Examines in depth the ecological problems, policies, and politics of ten major developing countries.
An original approach to the study of bureaucratic behavior that formulates a model of agency power supported by analysis of seven federal natural resource agencies.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...