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Politics and the Bureaucracy: Policymaking in the Fourth Branch of Government. 5th Edition, Belmont, CA: Thomson-Wadsworth, 2007 with John Bohte.
Applied Statistics for Public Administration. 9th Edition, Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning, 2015 with Jeffrey L. Brudney and John Bohte
Program Planning and Evaluation for the Public Manager. 2nd Edition, Chicago: Waveland Press, 1991.
Regulation: Bureaucracy, Politics, and Economics. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1985.
The Political Economy of Regulation: The Case of Insurance. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1988.
Race, Class, and Education: The Politics of Second Generation Discrimination. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989, with Joseph Stewart and Robert England.
The Politics of Hispanic Education: Un paso pa'lante y dos pa'tras. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1991, with Joseph Stewart.
The Politics of Sin: Drugs, Alcohol and Public Policy. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1994.
Regulation and Consumer Protection: Politics, Bureaucracy and Economics. 4th Edition, 2003, with Thomas Garman and Lael R. Keiser.
The Case Against School Choice: Politics, Markets and Fools. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1995, with Kevin B. Smith.
What Works?: A New Approach to Program and Policy Analysis. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000, with Jeff Gill.
The Politics of Fertility Control Policy. New York: Chatham House Publishers, 2001, with Deborah R. McFarlane.
Politics, Policy and Organizations: New Frontiers in the Scientific Study of Bureaucracy. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2003 with George Krause.
Bureaucracy in a Democratic State: A Governance Perspective. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006, with Laurence J. O’Toole.
Public Service Performance: Perspectives on Measurement and Management. London: Cambridge University Press, 2006, with George Boyne, Laurence J. O’Toole and Richard Walker.
Latino Politics: Identity, Mobilization, and Representation. Charlottesville VA: University of Virginia Press, 2007, with Rodolfo Espino, III and David L. Leal.
The Wit and Humor of Political Science. Washington, DC: American Political Science Association and European Consortium for Political Research, 2010, with Lee Sigelman, Bernie Grofman, and Ken Newton.
Public Management: Organizations, Governance, and Performance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011, with Laurence J. O’Toole.
The Politics of Latino Education. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011, with David L. Leal.
The Politics of African American Education: Representation, Partisanship and Educational Equity. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017 with Amanda Rutherford.
Comparative Public Management: Why National, Environmental, and Organizational Context Matters. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press 2017, with Amanda Rutherford and Claudia Avellaneda.