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Managing the Next Generation of Public Workers: A Public Solutions Handbook (The Public Solutions Handbook Series)

Madinah
Hamidullah
Marc
Holzer

Publisher: Routledge Year: 2015

Managing the Next Generation of Public Workers is a fresh and energetic look at the changing climate of diversity in the public and nonprofit workplace.

The workforce of the twenty-first century represents unparalleled complexity: Baby Boomers, GenX, GenY, Millennials, and other groupings that surely will emerge. Although that diversity may be challenging and often overwhelming for public managers, Hamidullah emphasizes the potential strengths that can be drawn from complex multigenerational relationships.

This handbook offers public and nonprofit managers the tools necessary to address generational differences and is for those managers who recognize the challenges of managing a multigenerational workforce, and are therefore seeking helpful insights. This volume is a roadmap not only for human resource (HR) managers, but for all managers who must address the complexities of the human condition - complexities that are complicated by the most rapid succession of workforce generations that we have yet seen.

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Migrant Mobilization and Securitization in the US and Europe – How Does It Feel to Be a Threat?

Ariane
Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Year: 2015

This book analyzes the diverse ways that immigrants and minorities on both sides of the Atlantic have perceived and reacted to the restrictive immigration and integration policies implemented since 9/11, which have framed immigration and ethno-religious diversity as security issues and targeted immigrants and minorities who allegedly pose a threat to their host societies. Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia examines the complex relationship between immigrants' resentment at being discriminated against and the varying participatory forms that immigrants and minorities adopt in response. The book categorizes and analyzess distinct reactions among targeted groups (including passivity, retreatism or separatism, activism, and radicalization) as reactive or proactive forms of mobilization. Synthesizing findings from political science, sociology, and social psychology, this book offers insights that will be relevent to academic and policy communities alike.

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Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation: A Public Solutions Handbook (The Public Solutions Handbook Series)

Marc
Holzer
Alexander
Henderson

Publisher: Routledge Year: 2014

Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation provides a comprehensive and clear review of the theories and practices of structuring and managing complex local government services. Intended for both students and practitioners, this volume in the Public Solutions Handbook Series addresses concepts and processes of shaping collaborative arrangements in public service with goals of effectiveness and efficiency in mind. The Handbook begins with a review of theories of shared services and consolidation, highlighting conceptual foundations, practical barriers, and cultural considerations related to these efforts. Specific, practical advice follows, highlighting the processes of creating, implementing, and managing shared services and consolidation agreements. Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation is exceptionally well written and is amplified by examples, cases, illustrations, and a comprehensive bibliography.

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Medicaid Politics: Federalism, Policy Durability, and Health Reform (American Governance and Public Policy Series)

Frank
J.
Thompson

Publisher: Georgetown University Press Year: 2012

In Medicaid Politics, political scientist Frank J. Thompson examines the program's profound evolution during the presidential administrations of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama and its pivotal role in the epic health reform law of 2010. This clear and accessible book details the specific forces embedded in American federalism that contributed so much to Medicaid's growth and durability during this period. It also looks to the future outlining the political dynamics that could yield major program retrenchment.

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M-Government: Mobile Technologies for Responsive Governments and Connected Societies

Alan
Shark

Publisher: United Nations, OECD, and the ITU, Geneva, Switzerland Year: 2011

This report aims to foster a better understanding on how to leverage the economic and social impacts of the implementation of the Internet into mobile devices to enable ubiquitous governments, sustain public sector innovation and transform public service delivery. The content of this report paves the way for the Report on Agile Government to be released by OECD in the Fall of 2011. The report is a joint-product of the collaboration of OECD with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

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Managing Ethnic Diversity After 9/11: Integration, Security and Civil Liberties in Transatlantic Perspective

Ariane
Chebel
D'Appollonia
Simon
Reich

Publisher: Rutgers University Press Year: 2010

America's approach to terrorism has focused on traditional national security methods, under the assumption that terrorism's roots are foreign and the solution to greater security lies in military warfare. Europe offers a different model, with its response to internal terrorism relying on police procedures. Managing Ethnic Diversity after 9/11 compares these two strategies and considers that both may have engendered greater radicalization – and a greater chance of home-grown terrorism. Essays address how transatlantic countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands have integrated ethnic minorities, especially Arabs and Muslims, since 9/11. Discussing the "securitization of integration," contributors argue that the neglect of civil integration has challenged the rights of these minorities and has made greater security more remote.

Available at: Rutgers University Press
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