Public Administration and Public Affairs

Public Administration and Public Affairs

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Discussing the features of public administration, this work explores organization theory and behaviour in the public sector. It covers public policy and its implementation, and considers the evolution of ethics, offering alternative ethical constructs for use by the practicing public administrator. The work also explores Total Quality Management in government, government contracting, privatization, voluntarism and government corporations. The implications of the Government Performance Act of 1993 and recent developments in budgetary thinking including target base budgeting and cutback are also included.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 182.88 x 238.76 x 25.4mm | 839.14g
  • Prentice-Hall
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • index
  • 0130817791
  • 9780130817792

Table of contents

Part 1 Paradigms of public administration: big democracy, big bureaucracy; public administration's century in a quandary. Part 2 Public organizations - theories, concepts and people: the threads of organization theory; concepts of organization theory; people in public organizations. Part 3 Public management: the systems approach and management science; public programme evaluation and productivity; the budget - concepts and process; managing human resources in the public sector. Part 4 Implementation: approaches to public policy and its implementation; government contracting and the public authority; intergovernmental administration; toward a bureaucratic ethic.
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