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Contractors in the Government Workplace: Managing the Blended Workforce

by Glenn J. Voelz Government Institutes (April 16, 2010)

This handbook introduces the fundamentals of managing government-contractor relations in a blended workforce. It explains in a straightforward way all aspects of government contracting that acquisition personnel...

Governing to Win: Enhancing National Competitiveness Through New Policy and Operating Approaches

by Charles Prow Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 12, 2012)

Charles Prow has brought together an impressive lineup of businessmen and women, reporters, and experts to show how the United States can be more competitive in the global economy. This book shows not only what...

Procurement of Goods, Works and Services in Development Projects

by Joseph Martial Ribiero Presses Internationales Polytechnique (March 30, 2011)

The author's practical experience in capacitybuilding in the areas of project management and procurement throughout the African continent has led him to take a simple and direct approach in preparing this book....

Competition, Choice, and Incentives in Government Programs

by John M. Kamensky & Albert Morales Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 29, 2006)

Since the 1980s, the language used around market-based government has muddied its meaning and polarized its proponents and critics, making the topic politicized and controversial. Competition, Choice, and Incentives...

Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America

by Glenn Hubbard & Tim Kane Simon & Schuster (May 21, 2013)

In this groundbreaking book, two economists explain why economic imbalances cause civil collapse—and why America could be next.

From the Ming Dynasty to Ottoman Turkey to Imperial Spain, the Great Powers of...

Paths to Making a Difference: Leading In Government

by Mark A. Abramson & Paul R. Lawrence Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 21, 2012)

To understand the challenges of political leadership and how top executives succeed in accomplishing an administration's objectives, business in government experts Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. Abramson present...

Bad History, Worse Policy: How a False Narrative About the Financial Crisis Led to the Dodd-Frank Act

by Peter J. Wallison AEI Press (January 25, 2013)

This timely study focuses on how the government-constructed narratives surrounding the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the 2008 financial crisis shaped the policymaking that led to the Dodd-Frank...

Engineering the Financial Crisis: Systemic Risk and the Failure of Regulation

by Jeffrey Friedman & Wladimir Kraus University of Pennsylvania Press (September 01, 2011)

This study examines the role of the Basel Accords—a set of international standards regulating bank capital—in the global financial crisis. It argues that because the accords were so widely adopted, they...

Timelines into the Future: Strategic Visioning Methods for Government, Business, and Other Organizations

by Sheila R. Ronis Hamilton Books (May 15, 2007)

Timelines into the Future: Strategic Visioning Methods for Government, Business and Other Organizations argues that foresight is an important aspect of winning in the 21st Century. That includes countries, companies,...

Public Capitalism: The Political Authority of Corporate Executives

by Christopher McMahon University of Pennsylvania Press (September 05, 2012)

Political philosopher Christopher McMahon argues that the social authority of corporate executives is best understood as a form of political authority. Public Capitalism explores the implications of that claim...

Money Well Spent?

by Michael Grabell & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (January 31, 2012)

The 2012 presidential campaign will, above all else, be a referendum on the Obama administration’s handling of the financial crisis, recalling the period when Obama’s “audacity of hope” met the austerity...

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

by John Perkins & Brian Emerson Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2005)

This phenomenal New York Times bestseller is an exposé of international corruption and an inspired plan to turn the tide for future generations.

John Perkins was an economic hit man. His job was to convince...

Too Big to Fail

by Andrew Ross Sorkin & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (October 20, 2009)

Too Big to Fail is a brilliantly reported true-life thriller that goes behind the scenes of the financial crisis on Wall Street and in Washington.

In one of the most gripping financial narratives in decades,...

Free Market Revolution

by Yaron Brook, Don Watkins & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (September 18, 2012)

Here is a look at how our current economic crises are caused by toomuch government--and how Ayn Rand's bold defense of free markets can help us changecourse.The rise of the Tea Party and the 2010 election results...

The China Fantasy

by James Mann & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Does America’s policy toward China make sense? In this in-depth look at China’s political evolution and its future, Mann explores two scenarios popular among our policy elite. The soothing scenario foresees...

Keeping At It

by Paul Volcker, Christine Harper & John Bedford Lloyd PublicAffairs (October 30, 2018)

The extraordinary life story of the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, whose absolute integrity provides the inspiration we need as our constitutional system and political tradition are being tested to...

Beat the Cuts: How to Improve Public Services and Easily Cut Costs

by Rob Worth Ecademy Press (September 22, 2011)

How to improve public services and easily cut costs. While the public sector is faced with axing services to save billions and deliver 25% - 40% budget cuts, there are organisations that are not only saving...

Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself

by Sheila Bair Free Press (September 25, 2012)


The former FDIC chairwoman, and one of the first people to acknowledge the full risk of subprime loans, offers a unique perspective on the financial crisis.


Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The Complete Bill

by Patricia Cohen & Michael Cohn Skyhorse (January 30, 2018)

At the end of 2017, Congress passed the biggest tax plan since 1986. Whether you were for or against the sweeping overhaul, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will begin to affect individuals and businesses as early...

A Basic Guide to Exporting

by Jason Katzman Skyhorse (March 09, 2011)

Here is practical advice for anyone who wants to build their business by selling overseas. The International Trade Administration covers key topics such as marketing, legal issues, customs, and more. With real-life...

Industrial Policy in the Middle East and North Africa

by Ahmed Galal The American University in Cairo Press (April 01, 2008)

Most governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region use trade policy to protect certain industries, provide tax incentives to promote a particular type of investment, and make subsidized credit...

Politics under the Influence

by Anna L. Bailey Cornell University Press (September 15, 2018)

"You know just how serious a problem alcoholism has become for our country. Frankly speaking, it has taken on the proportions of a national disaster." So spoke Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in 2009 as the...

Global Corporate Governance

by Donald H. Chew & Stuart L. Gillan Columbia University Press (August 01, 2009)

Effective corporate governance, or the set of controls and incentives that drive top management, originates both outside and inside the firm and assures investors who hope to commit their capital. Essential...

Game changing innovation

by Yoav Nir Die Keure Publishing (January 17, 2018)

This book is the disquisition of what I know and truly believe makes products a success and how you can replicate it within your company.

What is this book about? Why should I read this book? Why did you write...

Economic Governance in the Age of Globalization

by William K. Tabb Columbia University Press (June 02, 2004)

Rapid growth, reduced poverty, and stable societies: the announced benefits of the world economy celebrated by neoliberal proponents of "the Washington consensus" have failed to materialize. What does this failure...

The History of the European Monetary Union

by Daniela Preda Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 15, 2017)

The financial and economic crisis that hit Europe in 2009 brought out the precariousness of the monetary union, accentuating the economic disequilibrium among European nations and strengthening Euro-skepticism....

Political Risk

by Condoleezza Rice & Amy B. Zegart Grand Central Publishing (May 01, 2018)

From New York Times bestselling author and former U.S. secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and Stanford University professor Amy Zegart comes an examination of the rapidly evolving state of political risk, and...

European corporate cultures challenged by a new world

by Yves Barou Éditions des îlots de résistance (November 20, 2017)

Talking about culture in France... Art, literature, theater and the like immediately come to mind, without really lingering over the fundamental role culture plays as a constituent element of the societal link....

Plan to Succeed: A Guide to Strategic Planning

by Steven C. Stryker Government Institutes (March 01, 2012)

This book is an accessible guide to developing and implementing a strategic plan. It offers practical advice on all stages of strategic planning, from formulating goals, to implementing the plan, to measuring...

International Practices of Smart Development

by Robertas Jucevicius, Jurgita Bruneckiene & Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 19, 2016)

Smart people make a smart city. This volume presents a collection of papers on the concept of smartness, smart development and the international practices in the field. There are five key topic areas: the conceptual,...

Doing Better with Less? The Future of the Government Workforce

by Christoph Demmke Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 28, 2016)

This publication contributes to a discussion about the future of public employment and HR policies in the context of a changing statehood and new financial pressures. It presents comparative quantitative and...

Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2014

by Marco Mascia Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 02, 2014)

The Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2014, the fourth in the series, provides a dynamic and up-to-date overview of the measures Italy has taken to adapt its legislation and policies to international human rights...

Organizing after Crisis

by Laurent Taskin, Nathalie Schiffino, Céline Donis & Julien Raone Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 25, 2015)

How do actors organize after crisis? Do they «simply» return to normal? The post-crisis phase is anything but a linear process. Actors and their practices may be transformed by learning from crises and by...

Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2015

by Interdepartmental Centre on Human Rights Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 13, 2015)

The Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2015 provides a dynamic and up-to-date overview of the measures Italy has taken to adapt its legislation and policies to international human rights law and to comply with...

Operation Welcome

by Claudia Leskien Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 04, 2016)

An accepted narrative within European integration history is that the issue in which city to locate European Community headquarters was decided on the intergovernmental level between the member states. In the...

Post Offices of Europe 18th – 21st Century

by Muriel Le Roux & Sébastien Richez Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 14, 2014)

The cursus publicus, established by the Roman Empire to connect all its conquered territories, may be considered to be the ancestor of all modern post offices. Therefore, mail service networks are part of an...

Institutional Racism, Organizations & Public Policy

by James D. Ward & Mario A. Rivera Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 31, 2013)

Institutional racism may be described as a self-perpetuating and opaque process where, either intentionally or unintentionally, barriers and procedures which disadvantage ethnic minority groups are supported...

Austerity and the Implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy in Spain

by Javier Ramos & Esther del Campo Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 09, 2017)

This book adopts a critical perspective to analyze the Europe-2020 Strategy and its effects on the transformation of the European productive and social model, particularly in Spain. The evidence provided in...

The New Pension Mix in Europe

by David Natali Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 06, 2017)

This book – based on a research project carried out by the Observatoire Social Européen asbl, with the financial support of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) – looks at the most recent developments...

Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2016

by Centro di Ateneo per i Diritti Umani Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 23, 2016)

The Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2016 provides a dynamic and up-to-date overview of the measures Italy has taken to adapt its legislation and policies to international human rights law and to comply with...


by Lucio Levi, Giampiero Bordino & Antonio Mosconi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 05, 2016)

This volume is a collection of essays published between 1999 and 2015 in the review The Federalist Debate. The book highlights the issue of federalism intended as a theoretical paradigm to interpret the major...

Public Policy Argumentation and Debate

by John R. Butler & Philip Dalton Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 30, 2012)

Through an exclusive focus on public policy advocacy as a practical endeavor, Philip Dalton and John R. Butler depart from approaches to debate education that focus on the rules of simulated, academic debate...

Facing Poverty and Marginalization

by Maria Cecília Camargo Magalhães, Maria José Coracini & Michalis Kontopodis Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (September 08, 2016)

A long history of poverty, discrimination, colonialism and struggle for social justice has provided, over the last fifty years, the context for the development of a vast amount of critical scholarship targeting...

Why Love Matters

by Scherto Gill & David Cadman Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 18, 2016)

As our current systems of decision-making are increasingly unable to meet the global challenges of climate change, resource depletion, poverty, healthcare, economic instability and global violence, the contributors...

Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Homeland and Civil Security

by Alexander Siedschlag Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 18, 2016)

This uniquely composed textbook provides a cross-disciplinary introduction to the field of homeland and civil security. It unites U.S. and international scholars and practitioners in addressing both foundational...

A Guide to Federal Contracting

by Dan Lindner Bernan Press (October 18, 2017)

The Federal Government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world, spending hundreds of billions of dollars per year, employing hundreds of thousands of people as civil servants or contractors....

The Politics of Freeing Markets in Latin America

by Judith A. Teichman The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

In the 1980s and 1990s, nations throughout Latin America experienced the dual transformations of market liberalizing reforms and democratization. Since then, perhaps no issue has been more controversial among...

The 13 Amendments of the US Constitution - Government Books 7th Grade | Children's Government Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

What are the 13 Amendments of the US Constitution? Why should you study them? What good are they? The 13 Amendments form the foundation of America, as a nation. Learning about government will help establish...

The Basics of Public Budgeting and Financial Management

by Charles E. Menifield Hamilton Books (August 02, 2017)

The Basics of Public Budgeting and Financial Management brings budgetary theory and practice together, filling the void between the two that has existed in the field of budgeting and public finance. This book...

From Depression to Devolution

by Leon Gooberman University of Wales Press (February 01, 2017)

Throughout the twentieth century, Wales underwent rapid and far-reaching economic upheavals on such a scale that few avoided their impacts – from recessions, war, changing fortunes within the iconic steel...