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Fighting for Our Health
Fighting for Our Health (February 2012)
The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States
Richard Kirsch - Author

Insider Richard Kirsch offers a vivid, first-person account of how health care reform came to be.
This first-person account brings readers inside the biggest and most consequential issue campaign in American history. Fighting for Our Health recounts how a reform campaign led by grassroots organizers played a crucial role in President Obama’s signing historic health reform legislation in March of 2010—defeating...(Read More)
 
 
New York State Government
New York State Government (December 2006)
2nd Edition
Robert B. Ward - Author

An expanded and updated edition of the 2002 book that has become required reading for policymakers, students, and active citizens.
Robert B. Ward’s New York State Government has been expanded and updated to provide a more thorough grounding in the state Constitution, the three branches of government in Albany, and the broad scope of state activities and services. Accessibly written, this book sheds new light on why ...(Read More)
 
 
At the Front Lines of the Welfare System
At the Front Lines of the Welfare System (July 2006)
A Perspective on the Decline in Welfare Caseloads
Irene Lurie - Author

Examines conversations between welfare workers and their clients to understand the implementation of the 1996 welfare reform.
In the late 1990s, welfare caseloads declined sharply after the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children and gave individual states new authority to reform their welfare programs. This book analyzes conversations between welfare workers and their clients ...(Read More)
 
 
Funding Public Colleges and Universities for Performance
Funding Public Colleges and Universities for Performance (October 2002)
Popularity, Problems, and Prospects
Joseph C. Burke - Author

Looks at the progress, popularity, and problems related to states linking funding of public colleges and universities to performance.  
This is the first comprehensive study of performance funding of public colleges and universities, which directly ties some state allocations to institutional results on designated indicators. The book examines performance funding as a national phenomenon, identifying the champions and critics o...(Read More)
 
 
New York State Government
New York State Government (August 2002)
What It Does, How It Works
Robert B. Ward - Author

An up-to-date description of the institutions and activities of New York State government.
This is the first comprehensive examination of New York State government in more than two decades. Robert Ward's book provides readers a thorough grounding in the state Constitution, the three branches of government in Albany, and the broad scope of state activities and services. This highly readable text presents rich and valuable insights...(Read More)
 
 
It Takes a Neighborhood
It Takes a Neighborhood (January 2002)
Strategies to Prevent Urban Decline
David J. Wright - Author

The Neighborhood Preservation Initiative, a comprehensive community building program in ten neighborhoods from nine mostly mid-sized cities, is examined in It Takes a Neighborhood. Wright shows what was learned through NPI about the value of focusing on working-class neighborhoods, as well as how to think about and structure community building efforts generally. The lessons gained from NPI about engaging established, networked community organ...(Read More)
 
 
Quicker, Better, Cheaper?
Quicker, Better, Cheaper? (October 2001)
Managing Performance in American Government
Dall Forsythe - Editor

Scholars and practitioners explore American government performance management offering diverse views.

This volume is a rich compendium of experience and diverse views about systems for introducing greater rationality in American governmental systems. With contributions from skeptics as well as proponents, it adds to the debate over the utility of performance management in American government. Focusing on the Government Performance and ...(Read More)
 
 
So You Want to Be In Government?
So You Want to Be In Government? (December 2000)
A Handbook for Appointed Officials In America's Governments
Richard P. Nathan - Author

In American governments, unlike in other countries, there are thick layers of officials who serve on a short-term basis as high officials in appointive offices. Thousands of people serve in these roles. They are “inners and outers” who serve “at the pleasure” of the officials who appointed them.
This small book, really a long essay, is intended to inform people who should be interested in these exciting, challenging leadership jobs inside...(Read More)
 
 
Managing Welfare Reform in Five States
Managing Welfare Reform in Five States (October 2000)
The Challenge of Devolution
Sarah F. Liebschutz - Editor

Analyzes the responses of five states—Florida, Mississippi, New York, Washington, and Wisconsin—to the challenges of implementing welfare reform.
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 presented challenges to all states to alter their welfare programs and management systems. This book features similarities as well as differences in their implementation of welfare reform, within the contex...(Read More)
 
 
Social Science in Government
Social Science in Government (July 2000)
The Role of Policy Researchers
Richard P. Nathan - Author

This book presents a lively retrospective account of a career as an inner and outer in American government and academe by a social scientist who has spent many years conducting evaluation studies of what works and what doesn’t work in domestic public affairs. It uses rich histories of prominent policy issues and descriptions of major studies of welfare and job programs to bring to life crucial questions about how social science can best serve social...(Read More)
 
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