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Because of the complexity involved in understanding the environment, the choices made about environmental issues are often incomplete. In a perfect world, those who make environmental decisions would be armed with a foundation about the broad range of issues at stake when making such decisions....
Published April 25th 2012 by CRC Press
An Evaluation of GPRA’s First Decade
The complexity of governments today makes the accountability desired by citizens difficult to achieve. Written to address performance policies within state and national governments, Government Performance and Results: An Evaluation of GPRA’s First Decade summarizes lessons learned from a 10-year...
Published September 8th 2011 by CRC Press
A Case Study Approach
Employers face a myriad of issues when hiring: how to recruit, whom to select, how to interview, Equal Employment Opportunity policies, fair salary offerings, health issues, performance evaluations, behavior/disciplinary actions, turnover, and the list goes on and on. Practical Human Resources...
Published August 24th 2011 by CRC Press
In addition to traditional management tools, government administrators require a fundamental understanding of the tools available to address the ever-changing context of government communications. Examining the ins and outs of the regulations influencing public information, The Practice of...
Published August 4th 2011 by CRC Press
Growing local economies, empowering communities, revitalizing downtowns, developing entrepreneurship, building leadership, and enhancing nonprofits — you can achieve all these benefits and more with a comprehensive and strategic revitalization plan. Chronicling the struggle of local revitalization...
Published August 16th 2010 by CRC Press
Promises and Perils
A guidebook through the minefield of government contracting and procurement, Government Contracting: Promises and Perils describes the dangerous practices commonly applied in the development and management of government contracts and provides advice for avoiding the sort of errors that might...
Published April 27th 2010 by CRC Press
A Practice-Based Approach to Solving Shared Problems
Market disruptions, climate change, and health pandemics lead the growing list of challenges faced by today’s leaders. These issues, along with countless others that do not make the daily news, require novel thinking and collaborative action to find workable solutions. However, many...
Published April 26th 2010 by CRC Press
A Strategic Framework for Success in an Era of Downsized Government
Filling a gap in project management literature, Managing Public Sector Projects: A Strategic Framework for Success in an Era of Downsized Government supplies managers and administrators—at all levels of government—with expert guidance on all aspects of public sector project management. From...
Published March 17th 2010 by CRC Press
Calls for performance measures and metrics sound good, but public sector organizations often lack the tools required to assess the organization as a whole and create true change.In order to implement an integrated cycle of assessment, planning, and improvement, government agencies at all levels...
Published October 13th 2009 by CRC Press
Cases and Controversies
Ethical concerns are among the most common problems public administrators face, yet the issues are often complex, and the correct choices are not always clear. Living up to the public trust is much more than just an act of compliance. It also involves perceiving, preventing, avoiding, and resolving...
Published September 25th 2009 by CRC Press
Managing Digital Governance: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions
To Be Published February 15th 2016
The Future of Disaster Management in the U.S.: Rethinking Legislation, Policy, and Finance
To Be Published April 15th 2016