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Contracting for Services in State and Local Government by William Sims Curry

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By William Sims Curry

The Textbook and educational Authors organization (TAA) chosen this e-book for a "2017 Textbook Excellence Award." This moment version of Contracting for companies in country and native govt Agencies presents state of the art instruments for top perform within the procurement of prone at nation and native degrees, from preliminary levels via to finishing touch. together with vigorous case reports and learn performed with nation and native organisations around the usa, this publication offers administration recommendation and tips about compliance to lessen charges, opt for the best-qualified contractors, deal with contractors' functionality, and forestall corruption and waste.

Utilizing the result of new examine in all fifty states, writer William Sims Curry bargains up to date best-practice files, methodologies, and templates together with: a Request for suggestion (RFP), a scorecard for proposals to pick the best-qualified contractor, a toolkit for assembly socioeconomic contracting objectives with out compromising cost, caliber, or on-time supply, and a version providers agreement (MSC). specified attention is given to acquiring services in states of emergency.  a number of extra assets for practitioners can be found on-line, together with pattern contracts and a simple, low-cost instrument for monitoring contractors' development and value administration.

The roadmap and templates contained during this booklet and to be had on-line to readers will end up necessary to nation and native executive organization contracting pros and different officers and staff referred to as upon to take part within the drafting of solicitations, writing sole resource justifications, writing scopes of labor, serving on boost agreement making plans and resource choice groups, recommending award of contracts, or helping within the administration of these contracts.

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Intra-Party Politics and Coalition Governments by Daniela Giannetti,Kenneth Benoit

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Daniela Giannetti,Kenneth Benoit

This publication explores how intra-party politics impacts executive formation and termination in parliamentary platforms, the place the norm is the formation of coalition governments.


The authors glance past social gathering team spirit and self-discipline in parliamentary democracies to take a broader view, assuming a variety of personal tastes between occasion contributors after which exploring the incentives that provide upward push to coordinated celebration behaviour on the electoral, legislative and govt degrees. The chapters during this booklet percentage a typical analytical framework, confronting theoretical types of presidency formation with empirical info, a few drawn from cross-national analyses and others from theoretically established case stories. a particular characteristic of the ebook is that it explores the effect of intra-party politics at diversified degrees of presidency: nationwide, neighborhood and european. this gives the chance to enquire present theories of coalition formation in new political settings. eventually, the booklet deals a variety of cutting edge equipment for investigating intra-party politics which, for instance, creates a necessity to estimate the coverage positions of person politicians within political events.


This publication should be of curiosity to political scientists, in particular students interested by examine on political events, parliamentary structures, coalition formation and legislative behaviour, multilevel governance, eu and european politics.

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Border Politics in a Global Era: Comparative Perspectives by Kathleen Staudt

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Kathleen Staudt

Initially, examine in border reviews relied typically on generalizations from circumstances within the US-Mexico borderlands earlier than as a result burgeoning in Europe. Border Politics in an international period seeks to extend the research extra to incorporate the post-colonial South based on the most important problem of interdisciplinary border experiences: to discover borderlands in lots of contexts, with and throughout a number of states, together with the so-called constructing, post-colonial states.

Culled from many years of firsthand observations of borders from worldwide and written with a severe and gender lens, the textual content is framed with consciousness to heritage, geography, and the ability of flicks and travelogues to symbolize humans as “others.” Professor Kathleen Staudt advances border ideas, different types, and theories to target exchange, migration, and protection highlighting the significance of states, their size of time considering the fact that independence, and border bureaucrats’ discretionary practices. Drawing on her Border Inequalities Database for an international viewpoint, Staudt demands decreasing inequalities and construction associations within the universal grounds of borderlands. The ebook gains maps and different visuals with lists of hyperlinks on the shut of so much chapters.

Broadly comparative in nature, Border Politics in a world period will charm not just to scholars of border experiences; it is going to additionally stimulate realization in comparative politics, overseas stories, and political geography.

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Politics of the Administrative Process by Donald F. Kettl

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Donald F. Kettl

Politics of the executive Process indicates how effective public management calls for a fragile balance—the paperwork has to be robust sufficient to be potent, but in addition liable to elected officers and citizens.  writer Don Kettl provides scholars a pragmatic, suitable, and well-researched view of the sector during this reader–friendly top seller.  With its attractive vignettes, wealthy examples and a special concentrate on policymaking and politics, the Seventh Edition maintains its robust emphasis on politics, responsibility, and function.  This new version has been completely up-to-date with new scholarship, info, occasions, and case reports, giving scholars a number of possibilities to use principles and research as they read.

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Perspectives on Presidential Leadership: An International by Michael Patrick Cullinane,Clare Frances Elliott

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Michael Patrick Cullinane,Clare Frances Elliott

In 2011 Barack Obama invited ten extraordinary biographers to the White residence to invite them one query: which previous American president should still I emulate? This was once now not the 1st time Obama requested students this, however the resolution he bought might vary as presidential legacies waxed and waned. In 2008 Obama selected Lincoln; in 2009, Reagan; and in 2010, Theodore Roosevelt.


Perspectives on Presidential management is an exam of presidential legacy, and specifically an research of the 1st ever united kingdom score of yankee presidents which happened in 2011. In 13 chapters, 13 person presidential administrations are assessed. a few presidents were thought of successful, others a failure; either forms are featured in those 13 case reviews in a measured try to know how the conception of presidential management evolves, shifts, and contorts throughout 3 centuries of yankee politics. The case reviews additionally derive from the services of the amassed British, Irish and Canadian authors, all of whom are best students of their fields, and plenty of of which took half within the 2011 survey.


At a time whilst realizing presidential legacy is in excessive call for, this ebook deals a special overseas standpoint. via prolonged statement and inter-disciplinary examine of the united kingdom viewpoint it presents groundbreaking examine.

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Rethinking International Law and Justice (Law, Ethics and by Charles Sampford,Spencer Zifcak

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Charles Sampford,Spencer Zifcak

basic ideas of legislations have made, and are most likely additional to make, an important contribution to our figuring out of the constituent components of world justice. Dealing commonly with international headline problems with peace, safeguard and justice, this booklet explores justice coming up in particular parts of foreign legislation, in addition to underlying theories of justice from political technological know-how and diplomacy. With contributions from top lecturers and practitioners, the ebook adopts an interdisciplinary strategy. masking matters similar to foreign humanitarian legislation, and analyzing the importance of non-state actors for the improvement of overseas legislations, the gathering concludes with the advanced query of ways most sensible to reconsider features of foreign justice. the teachings derived from this learn could have huge implications for either built and rising geographical regions in rethinking delicate problems with foreign legislations and justice. As such, this booklet should be of curiosity to teachers and practitioners attracted to foreign legislations, environmental legislations, human rights, ethics, diplomacy and political theory.

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Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: Subnational by Tina Hilgers,Laura Macdonald

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Tina Hilgers,Laura Macdonald

Violence in Latin the USA and the Caribbean isn't any longer perpetrated essentially via states opposed to their voters, yet by means of various kingdom and non-state actors suffering to manage assets, territories, and populations. This ebook examines violence on the subnational point to light up how practices of violence are embedded inside subnational configurations of house and clientelistic networks. In societies formed via centuries of violence and exclusion, inequality and marginalization succeed whilst that democratization and neoliberalism have decentralized strength to neighborhood and native degrees, the place democratic and authoritarian practices coexist. inside subnational arenas, specific configurations - of old legacies, monetary constructions, identities, associations, actors, and clientelistic networks - lead to specific styles of violence and vulnerability which are frequently strikingly diversified from what's portrayed through combination national-level information. The chapters of this e-book study severe instances from around the zone, drawing on new basic facts gathered within the box to investigate how various political actors and associations form people's lives and to attach structural and actual sorts of violence.

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RCRA Hazardous Wastes Handbook by Ridgway M., Jr. Hall,Robert C., Jr. Davis,Richard E.

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Ridgway M., Jr. Hall,Robert C., Jr. Davis,Richard E. Schwartz,Nancy S. Bryson,Timothy R. McCrum

This up to date version examines the most recent regulatory and judicial advancements concerning the source Conservation and restoration Act (RCRA) and gives a transparent, sensible rationalization of its requirements.

utilizing this publication, you'll tips on how to deal with the "field facet" of RCRA compliance, together with deciding on dangerous waste, transporting detrimental fabrics less than EPA and DOT rules, and eliminating stable wastes. additionally, you will how one can deal with the "paperwork facet" of RCRA compliance, operating with such files as RCRA allows, manifests and land ban files, and underground-storage-tank notices.

New matters addressed during this version comprise the hot provisions concerning recycling, the corrective motion application, and the rules of combustion devices; adjustments in enforcement coverage, civil and felony legal responsibility, and citizen fits; and new rules relating to land disposal, underground garage tanks, amenities siting, and municipal sturdy waste management.

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The Idea of Good Governance and the Politics of the Global by Haroon A. Khan

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Haroon A. Khan

One of the key goals of excellent governance is human improvement. Many fear that with out reliable governance, many constructing nations may possibly develop into failed states.



Using one of many worst commercial failures in Bangladesh to this point, Haroon A. Khan is helping additional our figuring out of the significance of bureaucratic ability for attaining solid governance and gives a brand new paradigm for a advantage procedure to enhance governance. In doing so, he introduces the reader to the concept that of excellent governance and its value by means of investigating its courting with failed states, globalization, bureaucratic effectiveness, and human improvement.



The concept of excellent Governance and the Politics of the worldwide South will be invaluable for the scholars attracted to political technology, public management and overseas relations.

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The Presidency of George H. W. Bush: Second Edition, Revised by John Robert Greene

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By John Robert Greene

almost immediately after George H. W. Bush misplaced his re-election bid to invoice Clinton in 1989, John Robert Greene's verdict at the forty first president of the us used to be that he "brought no discredit to the workplace" and "Bush was once either sufferer and prudent. . . mak [ing] few mistakes." within the years because the liberate of Greene's profile of the senior Bush, deemed by way of Publishers Weekly, "the crucial advent to Bush's abbreviated, yet nonetheless consequential, tenure in office," a wealth of fabrics approximately Bush's presidency has turn into on hand, while distance has sharpened our point of view at the Bush years. during this considerably extended moment variation of The Presidency of George H. W. Bush, Greene takes complete good thing about newly published files to revisit Bush's time period, to contemplate his post-presidency accomplishment, and to augment and make clear our knowing of his position in historical past.

Such milestones because the fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of Germany, the autumn of the Soviet Union, the discount rates and personal loan problem, and the transition to the Clinton management obtain renewed and much extra distinct remedy the following, as do the ramifications of George H. W. Bush's positions and guidelines. Greene additionally devotes plentiful recognition to Bush's post-presidency, together with his dating together with his son, President George W. Bush, in addition to the improvement of his shut friendship with invoice Clinton. The elder Bush emerges from this reappraisal as a significantly extra activist president, with a extra activist management, than used to be formerly assumed. Greene's concise and readable account drawing at the contents of the bush Library, the papers of James A. Baker III, and private interviews, exhibits us the forty first president—and hence a massive bankruptcy in American history—in a brand new and extra revealing light.

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