The Berkeley Public Policy Press (BP3) is the publishing imprint of the Institute of Governmental Studies. BP3 publishes scholarly work on national, state, and local government, politics, public policy, and public administration. IGS authors include faculty, research associates, graduate students, visiting scholars, and colleagues in academic institutions around the world.

IGS publications are edited for a wide-ranging audience that includes academics, elected officials, journalists, and public administrators, as well as the general public. BP3 publishes original research, analysis, essays, and edited volumes.

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nimitz_strategy_terrorism
Albert C. Pierce
Publication Date:
2003

In two long, thoughtful essays, Albert Pierce, the first director of the Center for the Study of Professional Military Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy, explores the shifting terrain where strategy and ethics collide in the war on terrorism. The third piece of this important work is a detailed case study of the United...

budget_reforms_uc
Loren M. Furtado
Publication Date:
2002

In 1960, Loren Furtado was appointed university budget officer and assisted in reorganizing the university's budgetary processes and in implementing the decentralization of administration to the campuses. Here he documents Clark Kerr's efforts to bring administrative order to a rapidly growing and increasingly sprawling...

berkeley_midcentury
Essays by Verne A. Stadtmna, et al
Publication Date:
2002

Verne A. Stadtman authors a short version of his earlier history of the University of California's first 100 years. Berkeley's 1964 characterization as the country's "best balanced distinguished university" is set against its long academic history. Botanist and former dean of the College of Letters and Science Lincoln...

alt_techniques
Irving Schiffman
Publication Date:
2001

In his authoritative, cutting-edge primer on the planning dilemmas faced by local governments, Schiffman proposes innovative techniques for dealing with land-use issues and offers sage advice on the politics of adopting land-use measures and fostering community acceptance. His techniques address environmental, social,...

taylor_speaking_freely
Angus E. Taylor
Publication Date:
2000

Angus Ellis Taylor was born October 13, 1911, on a homestead ranch near Craig, Colorado, and moved to California with his parents at the age of nine. He went east to study mathematics at Harvard and graduated summa cum laude in 1933. He received his doctorate in mathematics with highest honors from California...

making_govt_work
Barry Keene, editor
Publication Date:
2000

Unlike the sanitized version in civics texts, this book provides a savvy, sophisticated look at how laws are really made. It profiles colorful characters like Artie Samish and Jesse 'Big Daddy' Unruh, big money conflicts over horse racing and Indian casinos, and the clash of public and private interests over issues from...

minoritized_space
Michel Laguerre
Publication Date:
1999

In order to have ethnic minorities one must create a minoritized space, argues Laguerre. He provides a conceptual framework for the mechanisms that produce this minoritized space, the way it operates, and the technology of its reproduction, and explains how and why the spatial question is intrinsic to the minority...

on_parties
Nelson W. Polsby and Raymond E. Wolfinger, editors
Publication Date:
1999

Over the past 50 years, no one has contributed more to our understanding of political parties than Austin Ranney. Here, 12 leading experts, Ranney’s colleagues and students, adopt his agenda and examine contemporary political parties from a variety of perspectives. They highlight the recent movement to subject parties...

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