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  1. A Complexity Theory for Public Policy

    By Göktuğ Morçöl

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    Complexity theory has become popular in the natural and social sciences over the last few decades as a result of the advancements in our understanding of the complexities in natural and social phenomena. Concepts and methods of complexity theory have been applied by scholars of public affairs in...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Local Disaster Resilience

    Administrative and Political Perspectives

    By Ashley D. Ross

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    Since 2000, the Gulf Coast states – Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida – have experienced a series of hurricanes, multiple floods and severe storms, and one oil spill. These disasters have not only been numerous but also devastating. Response to and recovery from these...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Toward Resilient Communities

    Examining the Impacts of Local Governments in Disasters

    By Christopher L. Atkinson

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    In June 2011, the city of Minot, North Dakota sustained the greatest flood in its history. Rather than buckling under the immense weight of the flood on a personal and community level, government, civic groups, and citizens began to immediately assess and address the event’s impacts. Why did the...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Block Granting Medicaid

    A Model for 21st Century Health Reform?

    By Edward Alan Miller

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    Medicaid is the largest grant-in-aid program in the United States. Reform in this area, therefore, provides a unique opportunity to study the intersection between federal and state policy making in an area recently characterized by substantial uncertainty deriving from the lingering effects of the...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Politics of Regulatory Reform

    By Stuart Shapiro, Debra Borie-Holtz

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    Regulation has become a front-page topic recently, often referenced by politicians in conjunction with the current state of the U.S. economy. Yet despite regulation’s increased presence in current politics and media, The Politics of Regulatory Reform argues that the regulatory process and its...

    Published October 20th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Paying Our High Public Officials

    Evaluating the Political Justifications of Top Wages in the Public Sector

    By Teun J. Dekker

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    In almost every liberal democratic society, an issue that is a topic of constant and passionate public discussion is how much that country’s ministers, legislators, senior civil servants, and senior judges should be paid. Nor is this surprising; the issue has considerable voyeuristic appeal,...

    Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Disaster Resiliency

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Naim Kapucu, Christopher V. Hawkins, Fernando I. Rivera

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    Natural disasters in recent years have brought the study of disaster resiliency to the forefront. The importance of community preparedness and sustainability has been underscored by such calamities as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese tsunami in 2011. Natural disasters will inevitably...

    Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Leadership and Policy Innovation – From Clinton to Bush

    Countering the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    By Joseph R. Cerami

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    Throughout the Cold War there were longstanding efforts to control the spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) through extensive arms control, deterrence, and defense programs. Since then counterproliferation efforts by the U.S. and international community have accelerated. Given the attention...

    Published August 16th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Network Governance in Response to Acts of Terrorism

    Comparative Analyses

    By Naim Kapucu

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    High performance during catastrophic terrorist events require the ability to assess and adapt capacity rapidly, restore or enhance disrupted or inadequate communications, utilize flexible decision making swiftly, and expand coordination and trust between multiple emergency and crisis response...

    Published May 28th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Environmental Justice Through Research-Based Decision-Making

    By William M. Bowen

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    This book discusses whether and to what extent there are widespread injustices and inequities caused by the distribution of environmental hazards in America today....

    Published January 4th 2001 by Routledge