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Public Mgt, Admin & Policy

Public Management, Administration and Policy - Collection

Providing an understanding of the context in which public organisations and services operate as well as the ways in which professionals working in this space manage and practice.

2018 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Comparative Public Policy

The second edition of this popular textbook combines coverage of public policies in different countries with the conceptual and methodological frameworks for analysing them. This new edition pays particular attention to the international contexts …

Author:
Dr. Anneliese Dodds

2018 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Environmental Politics and Policy

This book provides systematic coverage of the key concepts in the study of environmental politics; the evolution of environmental thinking; the national and international actors involved in environmental policy; and a selection of specific …

Author:
Prof. John McCormick

2018 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Comparative Health Policy

A broad-ranging introduction to the provision, funding and governance of health care across a variety of systems. This revised fifth edition incorporates additional material on low/middle income countries, as well as broadened coverage relating to …

Authors:
Robert H. Blank, Dr. Viola Burau, Ellen Kuhlmann

2017 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Planning Theory

In the 3rd edition of the leading introductory textbook to planning theory, Allmendinger provides a wide-ranging and up-to-date analysis of planning theories, how these relate to planning practice, and their significance. Moving away from a …

Author:
Philip Allmendinger

2017 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Planning the Mobile Metropolis

Transport for people, places and the planet

Our economic welfare and social well-being depend on our mobility. But our means of travel threaten the planet's sustainability. In this innovative text, Luca Bertolini shows how mobility planning - which takes seriously the demands of both urban …

Author:
Luca Bertolini

2012 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Spatial Planning and Governance

Understanding UK Planning

A major new introduction to the UK planning system. It outlines the evolution and use of the new spatial planning approach which is increasingly adopted at all levels of the UK planning system from European through to the national, regional …

Author:
Mark Tewdwr-Jones

2015 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Environmental Planning in Context

This innovative introduction to environmental planning is designed for an international readership. Each of the book's chapters focuses on a key question in environmental planning and works through principles which are appropriate in any national …

Author:
Iain White

2010 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Making Better Places

The Planning Project in the Twenty-First Century

A major new introduction to planning by one of the leading figures in the field. This text goes beyond description of planning's central ideas and practices to stress the importance of its potential to improve the quality of life in the 21st …

Author:
Patsy Healey

2016 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Urban Planning

An Introduction

This is a wide-ranging and internationally-focussed introduction to planning for the urban landscape. It provides an up-to-date account of planning, reflecting throughout on the need for sustainable, efficient and equitable solutions to planning …

Author:
Chris Couch

2016 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Management Skills for Effective Planners

A Practical Guide

Introducing the major theories, issues and concepts in contemporary Political Theory, this text is a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the field. The book examines a range of topics to explore questions such as: …

Author:
Dory Reeves

2016 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Urban Resilience

Planning for Risk, Crisis and Uncertainty

As the cities of the world increasingly come under threat from crisis and disaster, planners are searching for ways to build resilience into the foundations of modern urban centres.

This important book provides a comprehensive account of the theory …

Authors:
Jon Coaffee, Peter Lee

2014 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Urban Theory

A Critical Assessment

This wide-ranging and state-of-the-art new edition reviews the classic contributions to understanding modern and post-modern cities, and is comprehensively updated to take account of the issues and concepts at stake in 21st century urban theory.

Author:
John Rennie Short

2015 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Public Management

Performance, Professionalism and Politics

This major new text on the theory and practice of public management moves away from descriptive accounts of its evolution to provide a systematic treatment of the key paradigms of public management today. It examines their competing outlooks …

Author:
Mirko Noordegraaf

2008 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Planning and Diversity in the City

Redistribution, Recognition and Encounter

Planning theory and practice has become more conscious in recent times of the need to cater for a diverse range of needs and preferences. But there has been less clarity about what goals and objectives should inform planning for such diversity.

Authors:
Ruth Fincher, Kurt Iveson

2015 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Sustainable Cities

Governing for Urban Innovation

Interest in the sustainable city is growing around the world and with it come important questions about governing sustainable urban development. Why are there blockages to achieving the goal of a sustainable city? How is it possible to overcome …

Author:
Simon Joss

2014 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Making Open Government Work

A systematic and engaging new text that analyses accountability and transparency in contemporary public services, and examines how open government can be both a challenge and an aid to more effective public management. This text is an ideal guide …

Author:
Richard Mulgan

2011 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Re-imagining Government

Public Leadership and Management in Challenging Times

In an age of austerity, public leaders and managers face a range of external challenges - fiscal, social and political. Combining theoretical insight, empirical commentary and practical experience, this book examines how democratic political …

Author:
Barry Quirk

2014 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Rethinking Public Strategy

Strategy is vital to effective and efficient public service delivery as well as successful governance and leadership. This new text provides a concise yet systematic overview of the achievements, downfalls and complexities of public strategy in...

Authors:
Sean Lusk, Nick Birks

2010 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

Understanding Policy Success

Rethinking Public Policy

Success and failure are key to any consideration of public policy but there have been remarkably few attempts to assess systematically the various dimensions and complex nature of policy success. This important new text fills the gap by developing …

Author:
Allan McConnell

2007 | Public Mgt, Admin, Policy Collection | Book

The Tools of Government in the Digital Age

This important new work updates the arguments of Christopher Hood's classic work The Tools of Government for the Twenty-First century. Comprehensively revised throughout, it includes increased coverage of how government gets information and an …

Authors:
Christopher C. Hood, Helen Z. Margetts