Governing Public Organizations

Governing Public Organizations

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This text presents a theoretical approach to the analysis of politics and decision making in public organizations. Using a "governance perspective" that focuses on the formal and informal structures of organizations, it presents ways of thinking about how organizations cope with uncertainty and controversy, provides illustrations from contemporary public administration and policy implementation, and suggests appropriate organizational responses to the types of problems public organizations often face. This book should be of interest to HND and degree courses in public administration.show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 10.16mm | 272.15g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0534115926
  • 9780534115920

Table of contents

Organizations and organization policy. Metaphors and models of organizations. Governance structures. Organizational decision settings: confronting uncertainty and controversy. Responding to uncertainty and controversy: the search for appropriate governance structures. The real world of organizations. Governance networks. Organizational policies and citizenship in organizations. The challenge of organizational design.show more

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