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Social Equity and LGBTQ Rights Dismantling Discrimination and Expanding Civil Rights

Social Equity and LGBTQ Rights Dismantling Discrimination and Expanding Civil Rights

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Lorenda Naylor
December 31, 2020

Can a baker refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple? Despite the US Supreme Court decision guaranteeing marriage equality in 2015, LGBTQ citizens in the United States continue to be discriminated against in fundamental areas that others take for granted as a legal right.  Using social equity...

Personnel Management in Government Politics and Process

Personnel Management in Government Politics and Process

8th Edition

Norma M. Riccucci, Katherine C. Naff, Madinah F. Hamidullah
December 09, 2019

With over 20 million people on its payroll, the government is the largest employer in the country. Managing people who do the nation’s work is of critical importance to politicians, government leaders, and citizens alike. Personnel Management in Government: Politics and Process, eighth edition, ...

Building the Compensatory State An Intellectual History and Theory of American Administrative Reform

Building the Compensatory State An Intellectual History and Theory of American Administrative Reform

1st Edition

Robert F. Durant
October 08, 2019

Contemporary public administration research has marginalized the importance of “taking history seriously.” With few exceptions, little recent scholarship in the field has looked longitudinally (rather than cross-sectionally), contextually, and theoretically over extended time periods at “big ...

Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

2nd Edition

Tushar K. Ghosh, Mark A. Prelas, Dabir S. Viswanath, Sudarshan K. Loyalka
September 10, 2018

Traditionally, resources on terrorism and counterterrorism tend to focus on the social, behavioral, and legal aspects of the subject, with minimal emphasis on the scientific and technological aspects. Taking into account these practical considerations, the second edition of Science and Technology ...

Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy

Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy

2nd Edition

Christopher J. Koliba, Jack W. Meek, Asim Zia, Russell W. Mills
September 07, 2018

What do public administrators and policy analysts have in common? Their work is undertaken within networks formed when different organizations align to accomplish a policy function. This second edition of Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy offers a conceptual framework ...

Performance Measurement in Local Sustainability Policy

Performance Measurement in Local Sustainability Policy

1st Edition

Susan M. Opp, Samantha L. Mosier, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
March 02, 2018

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...

Handbook of Public Administration

Handbook of Public Administration

3rd Edition

W. Bartley Hildreth, Gerald J. Miller, Jack Rabin, W. Bartley Hildreth, Gerald J. Miller
November 14, 2006

Since the publication of the previous edition, the best-selling Handbook of Public Administration enters its third edition with substantially revised, updated, and expanded coverage of public administration history, theory, and practice. Edited by preeminent authorities in the field, this work ...

The Practice of International Development

The Practice of International Development

1st Edition

Jerrold Keilson, Michael Gubser
October 02, 2017

Development analysts tend to give short shrift to the seemingly minor bureaucratic hitches faced by practitioners—those who design, manage, implement, and evaluate aid projects. Often critical of foreign aid either for its apparent ineffectiveness at alleviating poverty or its purported neocolonial...

Business Improvement Districts Research, Theories, and Controversies

Business Improvement Districts Research, Theories, and Controversies

1st Edition

Goktug Morcol, Lorlene Hoyt, Jack W. Meek, Ulf Zimmermann
April 21, 2008

Initiated and governed by property or business owners under the authorization of state and local governments, business improvement districts (BIDs) have received a very mixed reception. To some, they are innovative examples of self-governance and public-private partnerships; to others, they are yet...

Performance-Based Management Systems Effective Implementation and Maintenance

Performance-Based Management Systems Effective Implementation and Maintenance

1st Edition

Patria de Lancer Julnes
December 22, 2008

Expectations for performance management systems continue to grow in the public sector. Yet few administrators know how to effectively implement and sustain these systems. Performance-Based Management Systems: Effective Implementation and Maintenance supports practical efforts to build and maintain ...

American Public Service Radical Reform and the Merit System

American Public Service Radical Reform and the Merit System

1st Edition

James S. Bowman, Jonathan P. West
October 04, 2006

Understanding the effects of radical change on public personnel systems is critically important both now and in the future to all those interested in the quality of American democracy. Civil service reform is occurring at all levels of government both in the United States and abroad. American ...

Crisis and Emergency Management Theory and Practice, Second Edition

Crisis and Emergency Management Theory and Practice, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Ali Farazmand
March 25, 2014

More than 12 years have passed since the publication of the first edition of Crisis and Emergency Management. During that time numerous disasters—from 9/11 to massive earthquakes in Iran and China, to the giant Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the Fukushima Tsunami and ensuing nuclear ...

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