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Database on research methodologies in a variety of disciplines. Includes books and reference works, case studies, and datasets as well as podcasts and videos on the research process.

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Books We're Reading

Bureaucracy in a Democratic State: A Governance Perspective
Kenneth J. Meier and Laurence J. O'Toole, Jr. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. Rutgers-restricted Access
Strategies for Governing: Reinventing Public Administration for a Dangerous Century
Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 2020. Rutgers-restricted Access
Democracy Administered: How Public Administration Shapes Representative Government
Anthony Michael Bertelli. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2021. Rutgers-restricted Access
Large Forces: What's Missing in Public Administration
Alasdair Roberts. North Charleston, S.C., CreateSpace Publishing, 2013. Available?
Organization Theory: From Chester Barnard to the Present and Beyond
Oliver E. Williamson. New York, Oxford University Press, 1995. Rutgers-restricted Access
Building a New American State: The Expansion of National Administrative Capacities, 1877-1920
Stephen Skowronek. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1982. Rutgers-restricted Access
Civil Servants and Their Constitutions
John A. Rohr. Lawrence, University Press of Kansas, 2002. Available?
Rethinking Democratic Accountability
Robert D. Behn. Washington, Brookings Institution Press, 2001. Rutgers-restricted Access
Trump, the Administrative Presidency, and Federalism
Frank J. Thompson, Kenneth K. Wong, and Barry G. Rabe. Washington, Brookings Institution Press, 2020. Rutgers-restricted Access
The Politics of Presidential Appointments: Political Control and Bureaucratic Performance
David E. Lewis. Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 2010. Rutgers-restricted Access
Above Politics: Bureaucratic Discretion and Credible Commitment
Gary J. Miller and Andrew B. Whitford. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2016. Rutgers-restricted Access
Rethinking the Administrative Presidency: Trust, Intellectual Capital, and Appointee-Careerist Relations in the George W. Bush Administration
William G. Resh. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. Rutgers-restricted Access
Building a Legislative-Centered Public Administration Congress and the Administrative State, 1946-1999
David H. Rosenbloom. Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama Press, 2000. Rutgers-restricted Access
Bending the Rules: Procedural Politicking in the Bureaucracy
Rachel Augustine Potter, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2019. Rutgers-restricted Access
Regulation: A Primer
Susan E. Dudley and Jerry Brito. 2nd edition. Arlington, VA, George Mason University, 2012. Rutgers-restricted Access
The Devil is in the Details: Understanding the Causes of Policy Specificity and Ambiguity
Rachel VanSickle-Ward. Albany, SUNY Press, 2014. Rutgers-restricted Access
The Politics of Information: Problem Definition and the Course of Public Policy in America
Frank R. Baumgartner and Bryan D. Jones. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2015. Available?
What Motivates Bureaucrats? : Politics and Administration During the Reagan Years
Marissa Martino Golden. New York, Columbia University Press, 2000. Rutgers-restricted Access
Administrative Burden: Policymaking by Other Means
Pamela Herd and Donald P. Moynihan. New York, Russell Sage Foundation, 2018. Rutgers-restricted Access
Learning While Governing: Expertise and Accountability in the Executive Branch
Sean Gailmard and John W. Patty. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2013. Available?
The Power of Partnership in Open Government: Reconsidering Multistakeholder Governance Reform
Suzanne J. Piotrowski, Daniel Berliner, and Alex Ingrams Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press, 2022. Rutgers-restricted Access
A Government That Worked Better and Cost Less?: Evaluating Three Decades of Reform and Change in UK Central Government
Christopher Hood and Ruth Dixon. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2015. Rutgers-restricted Access
When Democracies Deliver: Governance Reform in Latin America
Katherine Bersch. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019. Rutgers-restricted Access
Transparency: The Key to Better Governance
David Heald and Christopher Hood. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2006. Rutgers-restricted Access
Government Transparency: State of the Art and New Perspectives
Gregory Porumbescu, Albert Meijer, and Stephen Grimmelikhuijsen. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2022.Rutgers-restricted Access
Saving the Freedom of Information Act
Margaret B. Kwoka. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2021. Rutgers-restricted Access
The UK's Changing Democracy: The 2018 Democratic Audit
Ros Taylor, Alice Park, and Patrick Dunleavy. London, LSE Press, 2018. Rutgers-restricted Access
Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences, and Reform
Susan Rose-Ackerman and Bonnie J. Palifka. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2016. Rutgers-restricted Access
Secrets: On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation
Sissela Bok. New York, Pantheon Books, 1983. Available?
Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks
Jonathan Schwabish. New York, Columbia University Press, 2016. Rutgers-restricted Access
How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing
Paul J. Silvia. Washington, D.C., American Psychological Association, 2019. Rutgers-restricted Access
Field Guide to Grad School: Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum
Jessica McCrory Calarco. Princeton University Press, 2020. Rutgers-restricted Access
Multi-stakeholder Promotion of Civic Participation: Assessing the Open Government Partnership's Influence on National Policy
Christopher Wilson. (Ph.D. Thesis) University of Oslo, 2019.
On the Outside, Looking In: Understanding Transparency at the Frontline
Noortje de Boer. (Thesis) Erasmus University, Rotterdam, 2020.

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