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Advances in Public Policy and Administration (APPA): 53 Volumes

Advances in Public Policy and Administration (APPA): 53 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

Handbook of Research on Using New Media for Citizen Engagement
Marco Adria (University of Alberta, Canada)
Copyright © 2020. 400 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...
Reshaping Social Policy to Combat Poverty and Inequality
Augustine Nduka Eneanya (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2020. 200 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...
Community Risk and Protective Factors for Probation and Parole Risk Assessment Tools: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Edwina Louise Dorch (Texas A&M, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 165 pages.
Typical offender risk factors include a history of antisocial behavior, an antisocial personality, antisocial cognition, antisocial associates, family and/or marital...
Financial Determinants in Local Re-Election Rates
Ana Maria Cunha (University of Aveiro, 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 (IPCA), Portugal)
Copyright © 2020. 320 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. 150 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...