Public Administration

Public Administration : An Introduction

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Marc Holzer and Richard Schwester have written a fresh and highly engaging textbook for the introductory course in Public Administration.

Their coverage is both comprehensive and cutting edge, not just including all the basic topics (OT, budgeting, HRM), but also reflecting new realities in public administration:

Innovations in e-government

The importance of new technology

Changes in intergovernmental relations, especially the emphasis on inter-local and shared regional resources

Public performance and accountability initiatives

Public Administration has been crafted with student appeal in mind. Each of the book's 14 chapters is generously and colorfully illustrated with cartoons, quotes, and artwork-all reinforcing the book's theme that the field of PA is rooted in the cultural and political world. Each chapter is also supported with a listing of key terms, exercises, and additional resources.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.46 x 30.48mm | 839.14g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0765621207
  • 9780765621207
  • 1,907,354

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Table of contents

Preface 1. Public Administration Is an Important Part of Everyone's Life 2. Organizational Theory and Management 3. Managing Human Resources 4. Public Decision Making 5. Politics and Public Administration 6. Intergovernmental Relations 7. Public Performance 8. Program Evaluation 9. Public Budgeting 10. Public Sector Leadership 11. Ethics and Public Administration 12. Technology and Public Administration 13. Public Service and Popular Culture 14. The Future of Public Administration Index About the Authors
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