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In addition to addressing the basics, American Public Administration: Public Service for the 21st Century stands out from other books in the market by offering a broader context in which to understand public administration and by devoting comprehensive coverage to current topics and trends, many of which are given chapter-length treatment (e.g., civil society, privatization, management information systems, and ethics). The most recent and compelling research is woven throughout every chapter to give students a useful, in-depth understanding of the field today. Real-world case studies and vignettes, helpful chapter pedagogy, an abundance of charts and graphs, and numerous Web listings help students learn and engage them in the text.
Table of Contents
|Preface: American Public Policy Administration: Public Service for the 21st Century|
|Public Service in the 21st Century|
|The Growth of Administration|
|The Political Environment of Public Administration|
|Public Administration and Federalism|
|Public Administration and Civil Society|
|Theories of Organization and Public Administration|
|The Organizational Environment of Public Administration|
|Managing Organizational Change|
|Leadership in Public Administration|
|The Policy Process|
|Public Administration and Privatization|
|Public Budgeting and Finance|
|Human Resource Administration in Public Organizations|
|Managing Information Systems and Policy in Public Organizations|
|Ethics and Public Organizations|
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