New and Published Books
21-28 of 28 results in ASPA Series in Public Administration and Public Policy
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 26th 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 25th 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 16th 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 12th 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 24th 2009 by CRC Press
The community that establishes and maintains a solid economic framework greatly improves its chances of sustaining itself through fluctuations in the economy. The question is, of course, how can city officials and administrators make this happen? The Formula for Economic Growth on Main Street...
Published July 28th 2009 by CRC Press
How Public Managers Are Forging a New Approach to Governance
Change is sweeping the globe, and at the government level, operational changes are prompting many public administrators to develop new management styles and ways of delivering services to their citizens. In the process, they are changing the face of government. The New Face of Government: How...
Published March 23rd 2009 by Auerbach Publications
Reexamining the Scope and Contributions
Two forms of local government are prevalent in American cities. The style of leadership found in mayor-council cities draws attention to the mayor and frequently involves power struggles as mayors attempt to assert control over city councils and city staff. However, the leadership of the mayor in...
Published December 8th 2008 by CRC Press
Non-Profit Organizations: Real Issues for Public Administrators
To Be Published April 14th 2015