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Social Construction of Public Administration The

Social Construction of Public Administration  The Author Jong S. Jun
ISBN-10 9780791481899
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 326
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Challenges the limitations of modern public administration theories.

Civil Society

Civil Society Author Brian O'Connell
ISBN-10 087451925X
Release 1999
Pages 148
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A guide for what citizen leaders and teachers must do to ensure that our democracy will last another century.

Groups in context

Groups in context Author Jonathon Gillette
ISBN-10 UOM:39015018840135
Release 1990-04
Pages 365
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The New Public Service

The New Public Service Author Janet V Denhardt
ISBN-10 9781315289472
Release 2016-09-16
Pages 240
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This widely praised work provides a framework for the many voices calling for the reaffirmation of democratic values, citizenship, and service in the public interest. The expanded edition includes an all-new chapter that addresses the practical issues of applying these ideals in actual, real-life situations. "The New Public Service, Expanded Edition" is organized around a set of seven core principles: serve citizens, not customers; seek the public interest; value citizenship and public service above entrepreneurship; think strategically, act democratically; recognize that accountability isn't simple; serve, rather than steer; and value people, not just productivity. The book asks us to think carefully and critically about what public service is, why it is important, and what values ought to guide what we do and how we do it. It celebrates what is distinctive, important and meaningful about public service and considers how we might better live up to those ideals and values. All students and serious practitioners in public administration and public policy should read this book. While debates about public policy issues will surely continue, this compact, clearly written volume provides an important framework for public service based on and fully integrated with citizen discourse and the public interest.

Paradoxes of Group Life

Paradoxes of Group Life Author Kenwyn K. Smith
ISBN-10 078793948X
Release 1997-09-19
Pages 336
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During the past decade, leaders have increasingly relied on self-managing work groups, multifunctional teams, and cross-national executive groups to create the organization of the future. Yet groups are not a panacea for organizational problems; conflicts between individuals or factions within a group often create seemingly contradictory situations?paradoxes?that can prevent the group from reaching its goals. In this groundbreaking classic, Kenwyn Smith and David Berg offer a revolutionary approach to understanding groups and overcoming the problems that often paralyze group members, the group as a whole, and relations among groups. They explore the hidden dynamics that can prevent a group from functioning effectively. And they show how an apparently paradoxical suggestion?for example, inviting a success oriented group to risk failure, or affirming the benefits of going nowhere to a group focused on moving ahead?can break action barriers, overcome conflicts, and improve group performance. Smith and Berg offer a different way of thinking about groups that will open new avenues of inquiry for professors and students of group behavior, and they propose many innovative ideas that will prove valuable to consultants, trainers, therapists, and others who work with groups on a regular basis.

Policy Analysis in Canada

Policy Analysis in Canada Author Laurent Dobuzinskis
ISBN-10 9781442690776
Release 2007-06-30
Pages 592
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The growth of what some academics refer to as 'the policy analysis movement' represents an effort to reform certain aspects of government behaviour. The policy analysis movement is the result of efforts made by actors inside and outside formal political decision-making processes to improve policy outcomes by applying systematic evaluative rationality to the development and implementation of policy options. This volume offers a comprehensive overview of the many ways in which the policy analysis movement has been conducted, and to what effect, in Canadian governments and, for the first time, in business associations, labour unions, universities, and other non-governmental organizations. Editors Laurent Dobuzinskis, Michael Howlett, and David Laycock have brought together a wide range of contributors to address questions such as: What do policy analysts do? What techniques and approaches do they use? What is their influence on policy-making in Canada? Is there a policy analysis deficit? What norms and values guide the work done by policy analysts working in different institutional settings? Contributors focus on the sociology of policy analysis, demonstrating how analysts working in different organizations tend to have different interests and to utilize different techniques. They compare and analyze the significance of these different styles and approaches, and speculate about their impact on the policy process.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography Author Arthur James Wells
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105211722686
Release 2009
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Labyrinths of the Mind

Labyrinths of the Mind Author Daniel Ray White
ISBN-10 0791437876
Release 1998
Pages 221
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Applies postmodern theory to the working assumptions and consequent practices of therapy in various disciplines, from clinical psychology to schooling.

Institutional Constraints and Policy Choice

Institutional Constraints and Policy Choice Author James C. Clingermayer
ISBN-10 9780791490945
Release 2014-11-12
Pages 164
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Demonstrates how governmental structure and institutional rules determine who gets what in American cities.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066180418
Release 2005
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Civil Service Reform in the States

Civil Service Reform in the States Author J. Edward Kellough
ISBN-10 9780791482438
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 342
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Assesses recent civil service reforms undertaken by state governments.

Rethinking Administrative Theory

Rethinking Administrative Theory Author Jong S. Jun
ISBN-10 0275972488
Release 2002
Pages 322
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Offers innovative solutions by top international scholars to the challenges faced in public administration.

Transforming City Governments for Successful Smart Cities

Transforming City Governments for Successful Smart Cities Author Manuel Pedro Rodríguez-Bolívar
ISBN-10 9783319031675
Release 2015-07-01
Pages 185
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There has been much attention paid to the idea of Smart Cities as researchers have sought to define and characterize the main aspects of the concept, including the role of creative industries in urban growth, the importance of social capital in urban development, and the role of urban sustainability. This book develops a critical view of the Smart City concept, the incentives and role of governments in promoting the development of Smart Cities and the analysis of experiences of e-government projects addressed to enhance Smart Cities. This book further analyzes the perceptions of stakeholders, such as public managers or politicians, regarding the incentives and role of governments in Smart Cities and the critical analysis of e-government projects to promote Smart Cities’ development, making the book valuable to academics, researchers, policy-makers, public managers, international organizations and technical experts in understanding the role of government to enhance Smart Cities’ projects.

Journeys through babudom and netaland

Journeys through babudom and netaland Author T. S. R. Subramanian
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060554824
Release 2004
Pages 359
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India, Government, Politics, Babudom, Netaland.

Participation and Media Production

Participation and Media Production Author Nico Carpentier
ISBN-10 9781443812269
Release 2009-05-27
Pages 180
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In an era when (especially new) media are celebrated for their participatory potential, questions about the nature and intensity of these participatory processes seem to be superfluous. But raising these questions pushes us into a critical mode towards the changes that have lead to the present-day media landscape. This volume's authors aim to activate this critical mode and reflect on the participatory nature of contemporary media organizations and products. In order to stand even a remote chance to realize this objective, and to critically unravel the societal role of participation, we need to acknowledge that participation is a complex and contested notion, covering a wide variety of meanings and practices that are converging into a hybrid of technologies, genres, and formats. At the same time, prudence is required, as many of the empowering and transformative opportunities cover-up a multitude of restrictions that deal with muting voices, appropriations, techniques of surveillance, inequalities, and exclusions. This volume thus provides its readership with a set of analyses that reconcile the appreciation for the analogue and digital empowerment and emancipation with the critical analysis of their boundaries.Participation and Media Production is the result of the intellectual work of the participants of the 2007 San Francisco Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA).

Conducting Interpretive Policy Analysis

Conducting Interpretive Policy Analysis Author Dvora Yanow
ISBN-10 0761908277
Release 2000
Pages 103
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This book presents a much needed guide to interpretative techniques and methods for policy research. The author begins by describing what interpretative approaches are and what they can mean to policy analysis. The author shifts the frame of reference from thinking about values as costs and benefits to thinking about them more as a set of meanings. The book concludes with a chapter on how to move from "fieldwork to deskwork to textwork".

The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication

The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication Author Wolfgang Donsbach
ISBN-10 9781118789315
Release 2015-02-03
Pages 704
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This concise volume presents key concepts and entries from the twelve-volume ICA International Encyclopedia of Communication (2008), condensing leading scholarship into a practical and valuable single volume. Based on the definitive twelve-volume IEC, this new concise edition presents key concepts and the most relevant headwords of communication science in an A-Z format in an up-to-date manner Jointly published with the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline in the world Represents the best and most up-to-date international research in this dynamic and interdisciplinary field Contributions come from hundreds of authors who represent excellence in their respective fields An affordable volume available in print or online