The Call to Conversion by Jim Wallis

By Jim Wallis

Positioned Your religion into motion a number one voice on the crossroads of religion and politics deals a prophetic charm for our occasions: confronted with a turning out to be hole among the wealthy and terrible, bombarded by way of nationwide safety signals that ratchet up our tension degrees, taxed via a central authority that spends billions of greenbacks on conflict -- the place will we locate wish? during this revised and up to date variation of his vintage, Jim Wallis insightfully evaluations modern tradition and politics, inspiring us with tales to transform our mind set and aspect to an answer to our present social and political dilemmas.

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Earning My Degree: Memoirs of an American University by David P. Gardner, Maureen Kawaoka, Vartan Gregorian

By David P. Gardner, Maureen Kawaoka, Vartan Gregorian

David Pierpont Gardner was once president of 1 of the world's so much exotic facilities of upper learning--the nine-campus collage of California--from 1983 to 1992. during this remarkably candid and full of life memoir he presents an insider's account of what it used to be like for a really deepest, reflective guy to stay a really public existence as chief of 1 of the main complicated and arguable associations within the state. incomes My measure is a portrait of unusual management and braveness and a chronicle of ways those qualities formed a valuable, and occasionally mystifying, American establishment. sooner than his tenure as president, Gardner spent seven years on the college of California, Santa Barbara, in the course of a tumultuous period of tradition wars, ethnic department, and anti-Vietnam battle protests, leaving his publish as vice chancellor to function vp of the collage of California from 1971 to 1973. In 1973 he used to be named president of the collage of Utah, and whereas there he chaired the nationwide fee on Excellence in excessive schooling, which authored A country in danger, looked this present day because the 20th century's such a lot telling file at the situation of yank public faculties. As president of the collage of California, he contended with extreme controversies over affirmative motion, animal rights, AIDS study, guns labs, divestment in South Africa, and masses extra. This memoir recounts his stories with those and different concerns and describes his dealings with the various solid of characters who effect the collage: U.S. presidents, governors, legislators, regents, chancellors, school, employees, scholars, alumni, and donors. The epilogue of incomes My measure is a considerate and fascinating account of the 10 years due to the fact Gardner's retirement that comes with his own perspectives approximately what has really mattered in his lifestyles.

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The Bureaucracy of Han Times by Hans Bielenstein

By Hans Bielenstein

This can be a entire and entirely documented research of chinese language paperwork through the Han interval, while a number of the simple traces of chinese language executive perform have been laid down. it's also extra designated and wider in scope than comparable works on different classes of chinese language historical past. The booklet covers the time from 202 BC to advert nine and from advert 25 to 189, analysing and describing the vital and native administrations, the military, reliable salaries, civil provider recruitment and gear in executive. Professor Bielenstein interprets all chinese language reliable titles and contains alphabetical lists of those titles with their English and chinese language equivalents. hence his e-book will serve either as an outline for the names of places of work at each point of presidency. The ebook may be of curiosity to all students of chinese language background, in addition to to specialists in different fields of institutional historical past, executive and political technology.

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Understanding Research Methods: A Guide for the Public and by Donijo Robbins

By Donijo Robbins

Managers and directors within the public-policy and nonprofit sectors count seriously on analytical abilities to speedy pore via an immense quantity of analysis. They dissect it and practice particular, invaluable facts that could tell severe coverage adjustments and support them increase their organization’s performance and fiscal place. To grasp this very important function, it truly is vital that they and their employees discover ways to be extra effective at accumulating, studying and comparing learn fabric, by means of getting to know the best way to ask the fitting questions and quick determine priceless info from lifeless data.

A Blueprint to Streamline each element of the study Process

Focusing at the whole study approach from begin to end, the compact yet finished Understanding examine equipment: A consultant for the general public and Nonprofit Manager explores the examine designs and analytical instruments which are the basis for decision-making. depending extra on options and research than on arithmetic, this article presents perception into the definition, procedure, significance, and functions of study – addressing the subject from the views of either the manufacturer of knowledge and the patron who evaluates its usefulness.

Broken down into 3 sections, the book:

  • Gives an outline of the learn method, the development of measures, and examine ethics
  • Elaborates on making plans a examine procedure, providing universal learn designs utilized by practitioners and the main worthy, well known how one can acquire data
  • Focuses on instruments to be had to investigate after which speak facts – in particular univariate and bivariate analyses

This flexible textual content is meant for twin makes use of – as a textbook for graduate and undergraduate scholars in public and nonprofit management and public coverage, and as a pragmatic advisor for the common administrator. either teams will find out how to increase right study questions, outline particular examine reasons, and shape hypotheses that keep away from confusion in size and research. presenting uncomplicated functional wisdom, it outlines powerful techniques to collect exact, appropriate info after which successfully interpret and converse it.

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Globalization and decentralization: institutional contexts, by Jong S. Jun, Deil Spencer Wright, Sōgō Kenkyū Kaihatsu Kikō

By Jong S. Jun, Deil Spencer Wright, Sōgō Kenkyū Kaihatsu Kikō (Japan), National Academy of Public Administration

This e-book explores the consequences of world socio-economic forces at the household rules and administrative associations of Japan and the us, and it explains how those worldwide components have shifted energy and authority downward from the nationwide executive to subnational governments. This significant comparative learn includes ten pairs of essays written via top jap and American students on parallel public coverage concerns, institutional styles, and intergovernmental relatives in Japan and the USA, ready within the context of globalization and its influence on decentralization in each one kingdom. The twenty members and the editors supply new insights into the family outcomes of worldwide interdependence through interpreting rising options for facing environmental issues, city difficulties, infrastructure investments, monetary regulations, and human prone matters. a massive learn of the altering international surroundings, "Globalization and Decentralization" emphasizes the leading edge and adaptive roles performed by means of jap and American nation, provincial, local, and native governments in responding to the dramatic financial and political strength shifts created via the hot global order.

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Nation of Devils: Democratic Leadership and the Problem of by Stein Ringen

By Stein Ringen

Oxford collage political theorist Stein Ringen deals a thought-provoking meditation at the artwork of democratic rule: how does a central authority convince the folk to just accept its authority? each executive needs to make unpopular calls for of its electorate, from levying taxes to imposing legislation and tracking compliance to rules. The problem, Ringen argues, is that energy isn't sufficient; the population also needs to be prepared to be led. Ringen addresses this political conundrum unabashedly, utilizing the us and Britain as his top examples, supplying sharp critiques and cogent analyses on how the tradition of nationwide obedience is created and nurtured. He explores the trails leaders needs to decide on in the event that they desire to govern through authority instead of energy, or, because the thinker Immanuel Kant placed it, to “maintain order in a kingdom of devils.”

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Armed Servants: Agency, Oversight, and Civil-Military by Peter D. Feaver

By Peter D. Feaver

How do civilians keep watch over the army? within the wake of September eleven, the renewed presence of nationwide defense in daily life has made this question all of the extra urgent. during this e-book, Peter Feaver proposes an bold new concept that treats civil-military family members as a principal-agent dating, with the civilian govt tracking the activities of army brokers, the ''armed servants'' of the geographical region. army obedience isn't really automated yet relies on strategic calculations of no matter if civilians will seize and punish misbehavior.

This version demanding situations Samuel Huntington's professionalism-based version of civil-military family, and offers an cutting edge means of constructing experience of the U.S. chilly warfare and post-Cold struggle experience--especially the distinctively stormy civil-military family of the Clinton period. within the decade after the chilly warfare ended, civilians and the army had quite a few run-ins over even if and the way to take advantage of army strength. those episodes, as interpreted by means of company idea, contradict the traditional knowledge that civil-military relatives subject provided that there's chance of a coup. to the contrary, army professionalism doesn't on its own confirm unchallenged civilian authority. As Feaver argues, service provider idea bargains the easiest origin for puzzling over relatives among army and civilian leaders, now and sooner or later.

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The Presidential Appointee's Handbook by G. Edward DeSeve

By G. Edward DeSeve

With each new presidential management, hundreds of thousands of hugely finished members face one of many maximum demanding situations in their lives: studying to turn into an efficient presidential appointee. This guide can assist ease that activity. In transparent, crisp language, punctuated by means of a variety of examples, Edward DeSeve explains the 10 middle expertise that distinguish winning presidential appointees. those abilities and talents diversity from own commitment to public carrier and the facility to control switch to worldwide understanding. In illustrating those techniques, DeSeve attracts on principles constructed via students of public and enterprise administration, in addition to his decades of presidency provider. both very important, he provides a advisor to the most important phrases, legislation, and laws that new appointees must care for as soon as in workplace. no longer unusually, presidential appointees have usually been profitable of their expert lives. those are humans familiar with getting issues performed. yet for lots of of them, the government constitutes a courageous new global, jam-packed with daunting demanding situations and strength pitfalls. The Presidential Appointee's guide may help them locate their footing and successfully formulate, enforce, and implement the guidelines of the president at whose excitement they serve. it's going to additionally support political observers seize extra totally the enormity of putting in and working a brand new govt.

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