Advances in Public Policy and Administration (APPA): 89 Volumes

Advances in Public Policy and Administration (APPA): 89 Volumes

ISSN: 2475-6644|EISSN: 2475-6652
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Proper management of the public sphere is necessary in order to maintain order in modern society. Research developments in the field of public policy and administration can assist in uncovering the latest tools, practices, and methodologies for governing societies around the world.

The Advances in Public Policy and Administration (APPA) Book Series aims to publish scholarly publications focused on topics pertaining to the governance of the public domain. APPA’s focus on timely topics relating to government, public funding, politics, public safety, policy, and law enforcement is particularly relevant to academicians, government officials, and upper-level students seeking the most up-to-date research in their field.

Topics Covered

  • Government
  • Law Enforcement
  • Political Economy
  • Politics
  • Public Administration
  • Public Funding
  • Public Policy
  • Resource Allocation
  • Urban Planning

Titles in Series

Acceleration of the Biopsychosocial Model in Public Health
Simon George Taukeni (University of Namibia, Namibia)
Copyright © 2023. 305 pages.
It is generally well-established that the biomedical model is informed on the assumption that the occurrence of the disease is the result of biological molecules ins...
Maintaining International Relations Through Digital Public Diplomacy Policies and Discourses
Türker Elitaş (Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2023. 300 pages.
Communication technologies have become an important tool for instantaneous effects and reactions both individually and collectively. The fact that traditional discou...
Minding the Gap Between Restorative Justice, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, and Global Indigenous Wisdom
Marta Vides Saade (Ramapo College of New Jersey (RCNJ), USA), Debarati Halder (Parul Institute of Law, Parul University, India)
Copyright © 2023. 300 pages.
Foundational principles of the contemporary practices of both restorative justice and the concept of therapeutic jurisprudence often import organic and indigenous pr...
Societal Transformations and Resilience in Times of Crisis
Ghazala Shoukat (University of Sindh, Pakistan), Muhammad Nawaz Tunio (Alpen Adria University, Austria)
Copyright © 2023. 320 pages.
The COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the world and left turmoil in every facet of society in its wake. As in-person activities came to an end for public safety, b...
African Policy Innovation and the Political Economy of Public-Private Policy Partnerships
Fred Olayele (Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Canada)
Copyright © 2022. 297 pages.
A core political economy issue in the growth literature is how to structure the relationship between the public and private sectors to ensure optimal outcomes. While...
Transforming Government, Nonprofits, and Healthcare in a Post-Pandemic Era
Joanne E. Howard (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 310 pages.
The COVID-19 pandemic has offered the world and its governments many challenges in how they will conduct their responsibilities and best assist their citizens. The C...
Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Future of Africa and Policy Development
Icarbord Tshabangu (Leeds Trinity University, UK)
Copyright © 2022. 375 pages.
Despite several idealistic efforts towards a united Africa, the term remains a hypothetical concept symbolizing a desired federal state on the continent. While globa...
Handbook of Research on Interdisciplinary Studies on Healthcare, Culture, and the Environment
Mika Markus Merviö (Kibi International University, Japan)
Copyright © 2022. 365 pages.
As healthcare, culture, and the environment remain crucial aspects of modern society, the current issues and opportunities within each sector must be examined and co...
Direct Democracy Practices at the Local Level
Christophe Emmanuel Premat (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Copyright © 2022. 325 pages.
Direct democracy, or pure democracy, is a concept spreading throughout the world, now adopted by nearly 30 countries on the national level. While the concept is not...
Challenges and Barriers to the European Union Expansion to the Balkan Region
Bruno Ferreira Costa (University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
Copyright © 2022. 372 pages.
Despite all efforts to create a political union capable of improving European citizens’ quality of life, there are several barriers to the European Union’s (EU) expa...
Smart Cities, Citizen Welfare, and the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals
Ana Cristina Pego (Nova University, Portugal)
Copyright © 2022. 402 pages.
The smart city is a driver of change, innovation, competitiveness, and networking for businesses and organizations based on the concept of the Sustainable Developmen...
Faith-Based Influences on Legislative Decision Making: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Karla L. Drenner (Purdue University Global, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 353 pages.
In recent years, state legislatures in the United States have been transformed based on the social identities of their membership. At its most fundamental level, the...
Contemporary Politics, Communication, and the Impact on Democracy
Dolors Palau-Sampio (University of Valencia, Spain), Guillermo López García (University of Valencia, Spain), Laura Iannelli (University of Sassari, Italy)
Copyright © 2022. 420 pages.
The loss of credibility of traditional media and democratic institutions points to the important challenges for the democratic system. Social networks have allowed n...
Contemporary Politics and Social Movements in an Isolated World: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Emily Stacey (Rose State College, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 167 pages.
As global leaders use more nationalistic rhetoric, they are supporting their words with policies that are dividing the population and bringing an end to the diverse,...
Analyzing Current and Future Global Trends in Populism
Adrian David Cheok (Professional University of Information and Management for Innovation, iUniversity, Tokyo, Japan)
Copyright © 2022. 271 pages.
After the 2008 financial crisis, the cultural and psychological imprint that was left appears to be almost as deep as the one that followed the Great Depression. Its...
Handbook of Research on Special Economic Zones as Regional Development Enablers
Paulo Guilherme Figueiredo (City University of Macao, Macao), Francisco José Leandro (City University of Macao, Macao), Yichao Li (City University of Macao, Macao)
Copyright © 2022. 470 pages.
Special economic zones (SEZs) are important doorways for countries to attract foreign investment and promote trade. A strong correlation between the creation of SEZs...
Public Affairs Education and Training in the 21st Century
Onur Kulaç (Pamukkale University, Turkey & University of Southern California, USA), Cenay Babaoğlu (Selçuk University, Turkey), Elvettin Akman (Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2022. 468 pages.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, public administration (PA) departments have been established, primarily in the USA and later in other Western countries, and...
Advancing Civil Justice Reform and Conflict Resolution in Africa and Asia: Comparative Analyses and Case Studies
Elijah Tukwariba Yin (University of Cape Coast, Ghana), Nelson F. Kofie (Northern Virginia Community College, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 265 pages.
The civil justice system is characterized by a distinct dispute resolution and law enforcement functions, although these functions are not always explicit and their...
Handbook of Research on Policies, Protocols, and Practices for Social Work in the Digital World
Fahri Özsungur (Mersin University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2021. 679 pages.
Social work plays an important role in reintegrating individuals into society, educating, raising awareness, implementing social policy, and realizing legal regulati...
Global Issues Surrounding Outer Space Law and Policy
Doo Hwan Kim (Korea Society of Air and Space Law and Policy, South Korea)
Copyright © 2021. 231 pages.
The United Nations currently has five effective international space treaties, namely the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, Space Rescue Agreement of 1968, Space Liability...
Global Politics, Political Participation, and the Rise of Nationalism: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Emily Stacey (Rose State College, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 213 pages.
Nationalist movements remain a force in contemporary American politics, regardless of political party. Recently, social issues have moved to the forefront of America...
Redefining Theory and Practice to Guide Social Transformation: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Beth Fisher-Yoshida (Columbia University, USA), Joan Camilo Lopez (Columbia University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 200 pages.
The application of theory to practice in addressing social transformation still has a lot of room for growth and improvement. This is also true of theory being infor...
Africa's Platforms and the Evolving Sharing Economy
Immanuel Ovemeso Umukoro (Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria), Raymond Okwudiri Onuoha (Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2021. 288 pages.
Digital transformation concepts have created new business principles such as the on-demand economy and a new sharing economy. While the on-demand economy has primari...
Processual Perspectives on the Co-Production Turn in Public Sector Organizations
Anja Overgaard Thomassen (Aalborg University, Denmark), Julie Borup Jensen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Copyright © 2021. 340 pages.
Existing research understands co-production as leading to shifts in roles of the public sector institutions and their staffs. The shift is seen in the way that a dis...
Handbook of Research on Global Challenges for Improving Public Services and Government Operations
Cenay Babaoğlu (Selçuk University, Turkey), Elvettin Akman (Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey), Onur Kulaç (Pamukkale University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2021. 622 pages.
As the field of public administration has been changing due to globalization, government reforms, and increasing governance practices within intergovernmental networ...
Behavioral-Based Interventions for Improving Public Policies
Viorel Mihaila (University of Bucharest, Romania)
Copyright © 2021. 318 pages.
Behavioral-based intervention in designing public policies has become an important field of study in recent years with empirical studies devoted to analyzing how to...
Examining International Land Use Policies, Changes, and Conflicts
G. N. Tanjina Hasnat (University of Chittagong, Bangladesh), Mohammed Kamal Hossain (University of Chittagong, Bangladesh)
Copyright © 2021. 439 pages.
Though conflicts continue to arise over land use and land cover changes, the conversion of forest land to cropland or other land uses such as housing and urban devel...
Handbook of Research on Recent Developments in Internet Activism and Political Participation
Yasmin Ibrahim (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Copyright © 2020. 368 pages.
International politics is witnessing a rapid transformation due to the emerging impact of the internet and digital media. Activists in various countries have been gi...
Political Identity and Democratic Citizenship in Turbulent Times
Niels Noergaard Kristensen (University of Aalborg, Denmark)
Copyright © 2020. 333 pages.
Turbulent times challenge democratic politics and governance in Western countries. Party systems, in many instances, have failed to produce solutions to vital policy...
Historical and Future Global Impacts of Armed Groups and Social Movements: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Pablo Alberto Baisotti (University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica), Pablo Pozzi (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Copyright © 2020. 292 pages.
Resistance movements to economic measures and militaristic policies have been increasing in Latin America and the Caribbean since the 1960s. Indigenous and peasant m...
Utilizing Decision Support Systems for Strategic Public Policy Planning
Mohamed Timoulali (GTOPIC sarl, Morocco)
Copyright © 2020. 269 pages.
Advances in GIS technologies have provided a more robust framework for planners and designers. These frameworks offer greater control and monitoring, which can lead...
Reshaping Social Policy to Combat Poverty and Inequality
Augustine Nduka Eneanya (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2020. 218 pages.
The gap between various social classes occurs due to inequality in various social categories arising from lack of opportunities and exclusion from resource distribut...
Citizen-Responsive Urban E-Planning: Recent Developments and Critical Perspectives
Carlos Nunes Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Copyright © 2020. 409 pages.
Among the many ways the world has changed in recent decades, using technology for city planning has become one of the most innovative. Using new, pioneering methods...
Applying Internet Laws and Regulations to Educational Technology
Bruce L. Mann (Memorial University, Canada)
Copyright © 2020. 232 pages.
In today’s modernized society, the use of technology continues to expand rapidly. It has specifically been implemented heavily in educational environments with educa...
Analyzing Political Tensions Between Ukraine, Russia, and the EU
Carsten Sander Christensen (Billund Kommunes Museer (Billund Municipal Museums), Denmark)
Copyright © 2020. 361 pages.
One of the world’s most prevalent political quarrels is the current geographical state of Ukraine, along with its relationships with Russia and the European Union. W...
Examining Ethics and Intercultural Interactions in International Relations
F. Sigmund Topor (Keio University, Japan)
Copyright © 2020. 333 pages.
The need for intercultural communication and understanding has never been greater. The unstoppable confluence of technology continues to unsympathetically disrupt, d...
Using New Media for Citizen Engagement and Participation
Marco Adria (University of Alberta, Canada)
Copyright © 2020. 347 pages.
Recent technological advancements have made it possible to use moderated discussion threads on social media to provide citizens with a means of discussion concerning...
Community Risk and Protective Factors for Probation and Parole Risk Assessment Tools: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Edwina Louise Dorch (Texas A&M University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 192 pages.
The staff in probation agencies rely heavily on a long list of case plan agreements to get their clients to obey the laws. Yet, the list of rules create overwhelming...
Political Propaganda, Advertising, and Public Relations: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Samet Kavoğlu (Marmara University, Turkey), Meryem Salar (Kastamonu University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2020. 212 pages.
Public opinion is an important factor affecting the political decision-making process. In almost every community, the ones in power—no matter what type of political...
Financial Determinants in Local Re-Election Rates: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Ana Maria Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal), Augusta Ferreira (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Maria José Fernandes (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal), Patrícia Gomes (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal)
Copyright © 2020. 220 pages.
Accounting information, on the one hand, allows government officials to obtain better information to support greater decision making, transparency, and accountabilit...
Political, Economic, and Social Factors Affecting the Development of Russian Statehood: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Bogdan Ershov (Voronezh State Technical University, Russia), Natalia Muhina (Voronezh State Technical University, Russia), Igor Ashmarov (Voronezh State Institute of Arts, Russia)
Copyright © 2020. 155 pages.
The historical development of Russia remains one of the most unique yet ambiguous timelines in the realm of political science and sociology. Understanding the state...
Participation of Young People in Governance Processes in Africa
Jeffrey Kurebwa (Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe), Obadiah Dodo (Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe)
Copyright © 2019. 350 pages.
Active political engagement requires the youth of today to begin their journeys now to be leaders of tomorrow. Young individuals are instrumental in providing valuab...
Information Systems Strategic Planning for Public Service Delivery in the Digital Era
Emanuel Camilleri (University of Malta, Malta)
Copyright © 2019. 372 pages.
Service delivery in the digital era is all about bringing together innovative ideas from various stakeholders in the private, public, and civil sectors to meet custo...
Impacts of Political Instability on Economics in the MENA Region
Philippe W. Zgheib (Lebanese American University, Lebanon)
Copyright © 2019. 300 pages.
Political instability can harm economic performance and is likely to shorten policymakers’ horizons, leading to sub-optimal short-term macroeconomic policies. This i...
Social Partnership and Governance Under Crises
Carol Nelson (University of the West Indies, Jamaica)
Copyright © 2019. 276 pages.
Social dialogue is critical for defining relations within and between different constituencies and bringing divergent interests towards a consensus. To bring underst...
Promoting Productive Cooperation Between Space Lawyers and Engineers
Anja Nakarada Pecujlic (University of Cologne, Germany), Matteo Tugnoli (European Space Policy Institute, Austria)
Copyright © 2019. 339 pages.
A major non-technical challenge of space activities is ensuring productive cooperation, communication, and understanding between the engineers who design the mission...
Building a Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure for Long-Term Economic Growth
Olga V. Smirnova (East Carolina University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 309 pages.
Long-term economic growth and increasing vehicle congestion is creating a greater demand for efficient and safe transportation. The high cost of maintaining and fixi...
Industrial and Urban Growth Policies at the Sub-National, National, and Global Levels
Umar G. Benna (Benna Associates, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2019. 418 pages.
Recent global shifts in population have led to the fast urbanization of Africa. For Africa and the developing world, choosing the right policy strategies, processes,...
Analytics, Operations, and Strategic Decision Making in the Public Sector
Gerald William Evans (University of Louisville, USA), William E. Biles (University of Louisville, USA), Ki-Hwan G. Bae (University of Louisville, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 441 pages.
Analytics for the public sector involves the application of operations research and statistical techniques to solve various problems existing outside of the private...
Social Jurisprudence in the Changing of Social Norms: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Karla L. Drenner (Purdue University Global, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 174 pages.
Equality is often trampled on by those who believe they are, in varying ways, superior. However, identifying how government systems can protect against discriminatio...
Handbook of Research on Advocacy, Promotion, and Public Programming for Memory Institutions
Patrick Ngulube (University of South Africa, South Africa)
Copyright © 2019. 453 pages.
Memory institutions such as archives, libraries, and museums collect, arrange, describe, and preserve their collections and holdings in order to make them accessible...
Capital Management and Budgeting in the Public Sector
Arwiphawee Srithongrung (University of Illinois at Springfield, USA), Natalia B. Ermasova (Governors State University, USA), Juita-Elena (Wie) Yusuf (Old Dominion University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 379 pages.
To create an enhanced quality of life, attract business relocation, and enhance equity in access to public infrastructure, governmental bodies must take certain prec...
Marketing Peace for Social Transformation and Global Prosperity
Alexandru-Mircea Nedelea (Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania), Marilena-Oana Nedelea (Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania)
Copyright © 2019. 304 pages.
War and conflict continually plague many nations around the world and have led to mass causalities, a shortage of resources, and political turmoil. To eradicate this...
Mathematical Approaches to Understanding Democracy: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Alberto Arteta (Troy University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 148 pages.
The democratic system is understood and accepted as the fairest form of government in Western countries. Nevertheless, citizens tend to critique their democratically...
Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Government and Society
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 726 pages.
Governments must continuously update policies, laws, and legislation as the world continues to rapidly evolve due to technologies and changing cultural perspectives....
Handbook of Research on Promoting Peace Through Practice, Academia, and the Arts
Mohamed Walid Lutfy (London School of Economics, UK), Cris Toffolo (Northeastern Illinois University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 553 pages.
Academic disciplines perceive tranquility and a sense of contentment differently among themselves and therefore contribute to peace-building initiatives differently....
Handbook of Research on Military Expenditure on Economic and Political Resources
Ramesh Chandra Das (Vidyasagar University, India)
Copyright © 2018. 564 pages.
As many countries have increased their budgets to allow for newer technologies and a stronger military force, defense spending has become a popular debate topic arou...
Technology and the New Generation of Active Citizens: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Paolo Beneventi (Independent Researcher, Italy)
Copyright © 2018. 173 pages.
New media forums have created a unique opportunity for citizens to participate in a variety of social and political contexts. The public is able to interact more eff...
Examining the Private Sector's Role in Wealth Creation and Poverty Reduction
Scott A. Hipsher (Webster University, Thailand)
Copyright © 2018. 325 pages.
The private sector is a vital factor in creating the wealth and economic growth needed to reduce poverty in a significant and sustainable manner. However, there are...
Positioning Markets and Governments in Public Management
Helisse Levine (Long Island University, USA), Karina Moreno (Long Island University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 294 pages.
States and markets are integrated segments of government that rely on one another for efficient operation. Research on the workings and happenings among these two en...
Handbook of Research on Examining Global Peacemaking in the Digital Age
Bruce L. Cook (Chicago ORT Technical Institute, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 435 pages.
Violent behavior has become deeply integrated into modern society and it is an unavoidable aspect of human nature. Examining peacemaking strategies through a critica...
Establishing Food Security and Alternatives to International Trade in Emerging Economies
Vasily Erokhin (Harbin Engineering University, China)
Copyright © 2018. 406 pages.
The process of food production and distribution has grown into a global corporate system in recent years. This has caused significant impacts on sustainability on an...
Smart Technologies for Emergency Response and Disaster Management
Zhi Liu (Waseda University, Japan), Kaoru Ota (Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan)
Copyright © 2018. 312 pages.
Disaster management is an imperative area of concern for society on a global scale. Understanding how to best utilize information and communication technology to hel...
Driving Efficiency in Local Government Using a Collaborative Enterprise Architecture Framework: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Amit Tiwary (Principal Enterprise Architect, Australia)
Copyright © 2017. 150 pages.
The overall functions of a government impact a wide range of sectors in society. It is imperative for governments to work at full capacity and potential in order to...
Impacts of Faith-Based Decision Making on the Individual-Level Legislative Process: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Karla Drenner (Kaplan University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 186 pages.
Increased diversity and shifting social identities have created significant effects on contemporary legislative systems. These shifts have altered how legislative bo...
Handbook of Research on Emerging Business Models and Managerial Strategies in the Nonprofit Sector
Lindy Lou West (Griffith University, Australia), Andrew Worthington (Griffith University, Australia)
Copyright © 2017. 509 pages.
Modern businesses exist in a dynamic and increasingly competitive realm. To remain viable, organizations must constantly adopt new methods and processes to optimize...
Ideological Messaging and the Role of Political Literature
Önder Çakırtaş (Bingol University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2017. 317 pages.
There are many avenues for displaying political agendas, with a prominent one being literature. Through literature, the voices of political parties and ideals can en...
Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Overcoming Violence Against Women
Debarati Halder (Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC), India & Unitedworld School of Law, India), K. Jaishankar (Raksha Shakti University, India)
Copyright © 2017. 344 pages.
Law is a multi-dimensional aspect of modern society that constantly shifts and changes over time. In recent years, the practice of therapeutic jurisprudence has incr...
Public Sector Entrepreneurship and the Integration of Innovative Business Models
Mateusz Lewandowski (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland), Barbara Kożuch (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland)
Copyright © 2017. 309 pages.
While private, for-profit businesses have typically been the most experienced with entrepreneurship, the study of public sector business models is coming to the fore...
Handbook of Research on Citizen Engagement and Public Participation in the Era of New Media
Marco Adria (University of Alberta, Canada), Yuping Mao (California State University Long Beach, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 503 pages.
New media forums have created a unique opportunity for citizens to participate in a variety of social and political contexts. As new social technologies are being ut...
Global Perspectives on Development Administration and Cultural Change
Gbenga Emmanuel Afolayan (Murdoch University, Australia), Akeem Ayofe Akinwale (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2017. 277 pages.
As countries around the world make continuous strides in developing their economies, it has become increasingly important to evaluate the different ways culture impa...
Handbook of Research on Managerial Solutions in Non-Profit Organizations
Vojko Potocan (University of Maribor, Slovenia), Mustafa C. Ünğan (Sakarya University, Turkey), Zlatko Nedelko (University of Maribor, Slovenia)
Copyright © 2017. 609 pages.
Non-profit Organizations (NPOs) are the fastest growing organizations in modern society. They exist in a liminal realm between public and private organizations, and...
Achieving Open Justice through Citizen Participation and Transparency
Carlos E. Jiménez-Gómez (Department of Justice of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia, Spain), Mila Gascó-Hernández (Institute of Public Governance and Management, ESADE Business and Law School, Spain)
Copyright © 2017. 296 pages.
Open government initiatives have become a defining goal for public administrators around the world. However, progress is still necessary outside of the executive and...
Emerging Strategies in Defense Acquisitions and Military Procurement
Kevin Burgess (Cranfield University, UK), Peter Antill (Cranfield University, UK)
Copyright © 2017. 351 pages.
Military and defense organizations are a vital component to any nation. In order to maintain the standards of these sectors, new procedures and practices must be imp...
Comparative Studies and Regionally-Focused Cases Examining Local Governments
Ugur Sadioglu (Hacettepe University, Turkey), Kadir Dede (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2016. 502 pages.
In the era of globalization, comparative government and politics have come to the forefront due to the transformations of the social welfare state and the subsequent...
Theoretical Foundations and Discussions on the Reformation Process in Local Governments
Ugur Sadioglu (Hacettepe University, Turkey), Kadir Dede (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2016. 555 pages.
Local government can be defined as a public entity acting as the sub-unit of a state or of a region, charged with the task of enforcing public policies. There have b...
Handbook of Research on Public Finance in Europe and the MENA Region
M. Mustafa Erdoğdu (Marmara University, Turkey), Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 618 pages.
Since the 1970s, globalization has created an economic environment of interdependency between nations. Now, many countries in European and the MENA (Middle East and...
(R)evolutionizing Political Communication through Social Media
Tomaž Deželan (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), Igor Vobič (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Copyright © 2016. 333 pages.
Online platforms have widened the availability for citizen engagement and opportunities for politicians to interact with their constituents. The increasing use of th...
Social, Economic, and Political Perspectives on Public Health Policy-Making
Rahmatollah Gholipour (University of Tehran, Iran), Khadijeh Rouzbehani (University of Tehran, Iran)
Copyright © 2016. 329 pages.
Presently, the healthcare industry is grappling with many challenges both nationally and globally, including escalating costs, a move to a preventative care environm...
Ethical Issues and Citizen Rights in the Era of Digital Government Surveillance
Robert A. Cropf (Saint Louis University, USA), Timothy C. Bagwell (Walden University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 303 pages.
Questions surrounding the concept of freedom versus security have intensified in recent years due to the rise of new technologies. The increased governmental use of...
Handbook of Research on Transitional Justice and Peace Building in Turbulent Regions
Fredy Cante (Universidad del Rosario, Colombia), Hartmut Quehl (Felsberg Institute, Germany)
Copyright © 2016. 559 pages.
In the era of globalization, awareness surrounding issues of violence and human rights violations has reached an all-time high. In a world where billions of human be...
Managing Big Data Integration in the Public Sector
Anil Aggarwal (University of Baltimore, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 337 pages.
The era of rapidly progressing technology we live in generates vast amounts of data; however, the challenge exists in understanding how to aggressively monitor and m...
Management and Participation in the Public Sphere
Mika Markus Merviö (Kibi International University, Japan)
Copyright © 2015. 399 pages.
Public policy has a dynamic effect on multiple facets of modern society. Methods for managing and engaging the public sphere continue to change conceptually across t...
Teaching Research Methods in Public Administration
Richard W. Schwester (City University of New York, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 313 pages.
While there are many ways to collect information, many students have trouble understanding how to employ various research methods effectively. Since everyone learns...
Emergency Management and Disaster Response Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships
Marvine Paula Hamner (LeaTech, LLC, USA), S. Shane Stovall (True North Emergency Management, USA), Doaa M. Taha (GMI, Ltd, USA), Salah C. Brahimi (GMI, Ltd, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 345 pages.
In a world of earthquakes, tsunamis, and terrorist attacks, it is evident that emergency response plans are crucial to solve problems, overcome challenges, and resto...
ICT Adoption and Application in the Malaysian Public Sector
Abdul Raufu Ambali (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia & Kwara State University Malete, Nigeria), Ahmad Naqiyuddin Bakar (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2015. 316 pages.
Information and Communication Technologies hold great potential in facilitating public services; however, one of the main problems in applying ICT systems successful...
Human Rights and the Impact of ICT in the Public Sphere: Participation, Democracy, and Political Autonomy
Christina M. Akrivopoulou (Hellenic Open University, Greece), N. Garipidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Copyright © 2014. 371 pages.
The creation of a new public realm through the use of the Internet and ICT may positively promote political liberties and freedom of speech, but could also threaten...
Chaos and Complexity Theory in World Politics
Şefika Şule Erçetin (Hacettepe University, Turkey), Santo Banerjee (University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2014. 374 pages.
As an important research field in mathematics, chaos theory impacts many different disciplines such as physics, engineering, economics, and biology. Most recently, h...
Transforming Politics and Policy in the Digital Age
Jonathan Bishop (Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, Belgium)
Copyright © 2014. 312 pages.
Digital technology and the Internet have greatly affected the political realm in recent years, allowing citizens greater input and interaction in government processe...