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Classics of Public Administration



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CLASSICS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION is a collection of articles carefully chosen for their readability and continuing contribution to the study of Public Administration. Written by the most significant scholars from the field, these classics focus on topics and issues that are recognized as important ongoing themes in the field of Public Administration.

Table of Contents

The Discipline of Public Administration
The Study of Administration (1887)
Introduction to the Study of Public Administration (1926)
The Administrative State: Conclusion (1948)
Toward a New Public Administration (1971)
Public Administrative Theory and the Separation of Powers (1983)
The Political Context of Public Administration
Politics and Administration (1900)
Government Is Different (1945)
Administrative Decentralization and Political Power (1969)
Bureaucracy (1922)
Bureaucratic Structure and Personality (1940)
Parkinson's Law or the Rising Pyramid (1957)
The Life Cycle of Bureaus (1967)
The Peter Principle (1969)
Street-Level Bureaucracy (1980)
Organization Theory
Scientific Management (1912)
The Giving of Orders (1926)
Notes on the Theory of Organization (1937)
Informal Organizations and Their Relation to Formal Organizations (1938)
The Proverbs of Administration (1946)
The Cooptative Mechanism (1949)
Organizations and the System Concept (1966)
Organizations of the Future (1967)
Human Resources Management
A Theory of Human Motivation (1943)
Representative Bureaucracy (1974)
Democracy and the Public Service: The Collective Services (1982)
The Human Side of Enterprise (1957)
The Budgetary Process
The Movement for Budgetary Reform in the States (1918)
The Lack of a Budgetary Theory (1940)
Toward a Theory of Budgeting (1952)
The Road to PPB: The Stages of Budget Reform (1966)
Rescuing Policy Analysis from PPBS (1969)
Organizational Decline and Cutback Management (1978)
Public Budgeting amidst Uncertainty and Instability (1981)
Public Management
Report of the President's Committee on Administrative Management (1937)
Planning and Planners (1944)
Basic Concepts in the Study of Public Management (1955)
Implementation (1973)
Public and Private Management: Are They Fundamentally Alike in All Unimportant Respects? (1980)
Exploring the Limits of Privatization (1987)
Public Policy and Analysis
Power and Administration (1949)
The Science of "Muddling Through" (1959)
Policy Analysts: A New Professional Role in Government Service (1967)
The End of Liberalism: The Indictment (1969)
The Seven Deadly Sins of Policy Analysts (1986)
Program Evaluation
The Self-Evaluating Organization (1972)
Purpose of Evaluation (1972)
Intergovernmental Relations
The American System (1966)
Understanding Intergovernmental Relations (1988)
Public Service Ethics
Public Administration and the Public Interest (1936)
Watergate: Implications for Responsible Government (1974)
The Possibility of Administrative Ethics (1985)
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