Public Administration and Public Affairs

Public Administration and Public Affairs

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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.
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  • Paperback | 454 pages
  • 184.2 x 241.3 x 31.8mm | 911.74g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • 013027271X
  • 9780130272713

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.
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