Public Administration and Public Affairs
For undergraduate/graduate-level courses in public administration or public affairs.This comprehensive, up-to-date text emphasizes a value-based approach to the study and practice of public administration. It covers the recent efforts to make government more accountable and responsive, serves as a professional reference for students, and gives them a sense of direction for the future.
- Paperback | 454 pages
- 184.2 x 241.3 x 31.8mm | 911.74g
- 10 Aug 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 8th edition
Table of contents
I. PARADIGMS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. 1. Big Democracy, Big Bureaucracy. 2. Public Administration's Century in a Quandary. II. PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS. 3. The Threads of Organizations: Theories. 4. The Fabric of Organizations: Forces. 5. The Fibers of Organizations: People. III. PUBLIC MANAGEMENT. 6. Public Information Resource Management. 7. Performance Measurement, Public Program Evaluation, and Productivity. 8. The Public Budget: Purposes and Processes. 9. Managing Human Resources in the Public Sector. IV. IMPLEMENTATION. 10. Approaches to Public Policy and Its Implementation. 11. Privatization: Government Contracting and the Public Authority. 12. Intergovernmental Administration. 13. Toward a Bureaucratic Ethic. Appendix A: Publications and Organizations in Public Administration by Specialization. Appendix B: Annotated Information Sources in Public Administration and Related Fields. Appendix C: Selected Annotated Journals Relevant to Public Administration. Appendix D: Selected Academic, Professional, and Public Interest Organizations, with Addresses, Websites, and Descriptions. Appendix E: Correct Forms of Address for Public Officials. Appendix F: Becoming a Public Administrator. Appendix G: American Society for Public Administration Code of Ethics. Index.