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Recently published books by Glenn School faculty
Complex Contracting Book Cover Complex Contracting draws on core social science concepts to provide wide-ranging practical advice on how best to manage complex acquisitions. Using a strong analytical framework, the authors assess contract management practices, suggesting strategies for improvement and ways to avoid the pitfalls of managing contracts for large and sophisticated projects. An in-depth analysis of the US Coast Guard's Deepwater program is used to illustrate ways to respond to real-world contracting challenges. This engaging and accessible book has broad applicability and will appeal to policymakers, practitioners, scholars and students. Authors: Trevor Brown, Matthew Potoski, David M. Van Slyke » Click here to buy the book at Cambridge University Press or here for Amazon Books.
mastering book cover Mastering Public Administration. From Max Weber to Dwight Waldo. In this updated third edition each chapter spotlights a significant theorist in the field, covering their life, research, writings, and impact. Nine mini-chapters were written by 15 of the Glenn School’s doctoral students. The combination of biographical narrative with explanation and analysis makes abstract theories understandable and providing much-needed context. Authors: Brian R. Fry and Jos C.N. Raadschelders »Learn more about the book
boardman book Cooperative Research Centers and Technical Innovation: Government Policies, Industry Strategies, and Organizational Dynamics looks at the crucial management and evaluation challenges that accompany scientific and technical innovation in Cooperative Research Centers. Authors: Craig Boardman, Denis Gray , Drew Rivers »Click here to buy »Learn more about the book
policy Simulation for Policy Inquiry illustrates the development and use of simulation models designed to capture some of the complexity inherent in the formulation, management, and implementation of policies. Edited by Anand Desai with contributions from many Glenn School students and faculty. »Click here to buy
anads vbookWicked Environmental Problems offers a new approach for managing environmental conflicts within common real-world decision-making frameworks.
Authors: Peter Balint, Roland Stewart, Anand Desai and Lawrence Walters
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josbookPublic Administration: The Interdisciplinary Study of Government provides an account of the discipline, considering its history, growth, boundaries, and underlying assumptions.
Author: Jos C.N. Raadschelders
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