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Publications--(Other) Books

Imposing Duties: Government's Changing Approach to Compliance

Praeger Books, Westport, Connecticut, USA, 1994

Publisher's Description: Policing, environmental protection, and tax administration have much more in common than practitioners in these areas often recognize. In this book, Sparrow draws out remarkable parallels in the ways these professions are adapting to meet their current challenges, as they reject their traditional reliance on retrospective case-by-case after-the-fact enforcement. Rather than perpetuating their dependence on processes, procedures, and "coverage," these professionas are each developing new capacities for analyzing important patterns of noncompliance, prioritizing risks, and designing intelligent interventions using a much broader range of tools. Sparrow extracts the essence of the transformations underway, explores the critical implications for information management, and lays out the issues that need resolution before the emerging compliance strategies can reach maturity.

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Reviews:

In "Government Finance Review," by Robert Pam: (no longer available online)
In "American Review of Public Administration," by Jay A. Sigler: Review

 

 


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Beyond 911: A New Era for Policing

Malcolm K. Sparrow, Mark H. Moore & David M. Kennedy

Basic Books, New York, NY, USA, 1990

Publisher's Description: With fear and violence spiraling out of control in our major cities, with private security agencies and even vigilantism proliferating, and with the police themselves overworked and frustrated, new ways of doing police work are urgently needed. Beyond 911 is at once a report from the front and a guidepost to future action. Drawing on the experiences of innovative chiefs and departments in cities as diverse as Los Angeles, Newport News, Virginia, and London, the authors explore fresh new approaches to policing that hold real hope not only for better crime control but also for major improvements in the quality of urban life. The authors tell extraordinary stories of drug-infested neighborhoods reclaimed for families and children at play, crumbling housing projects pulled back from the brink, simmering racial conflicts dissolved--all in ways society can be proud of. This is not more policing, but better policing; not tougher policing, but smarter policing. Beyond 911 analyzes and interprets these early forays into a new style of policing to provide, in the words of eminent police scholar Herman Goldstein, "a superb, engaging, and highly readable course in the critical issues in policing." Can the police transform themselves into an effective and praiseworthy democratic institution? Can they adopt the culture, management practices, and strategies that will let them make a real difference in our troubled cities? Can they forge the vital partnerships with communities and cities they need for a comprehensive approach to urban ills? The authors, using clear language and compelling examples, argue that they can, and they show how to take the first steps toward a promising new era for policing.

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Ethics in Government: The Moral Challenge of Public Leadership

Mark H. Moore & Malcolm K. Sparrow

Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, 1990

Publisher's Description: A set of cases and commentaries, prepared as a part of the Kennedy School of Government Case Studies series. This case book is designed to provide students with a general overview of fundamental moral theories and principles as a basis for ethical decision making, to introduce students to a profound understanding of moral leadership and its significance for modern society, and to introduce students to the principles and practice of ethical decision making within the context of the case-studies approach.

Subject Description: One major goal of ethics education is to sensitize people to ethical problems in the specific contexts of their daily lives and to empower them to ethical decision making. University students in particular are likely to take up leadership positions in business, civil administration, government and the professions. The power that comes with such positions requires not just professional leadership qualities but also moral competence and integrity. These materials will provide students with an ethical framework which facilitates moral sensibility and moral reasoning and thus offers an avenue for the acquisition of moral leadership.

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