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Public Administration



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This is the 7th edition with a publication date of 11/19/1999.

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  • Public Administration
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  • Public Administration : Concepts and Cases
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Table of Contents

The Search for the Scope and Purpose of Public Administration
Reading 1.1: The Study of Administration
Reading 1.2 The Study of Public Administration in the United States
The Blast in Centralia No. 5: A Mine Disaster No One Stopped
The Patter of Public Administration in America: Its Environment, Structure, and People
The Formal Structure: The Concept of Bureaucracy
Reading 2: Bureaucracy
How Kristin Died
The General Environment: The Concept of Ecology
Reading 3: The Ecology of Public Administration
Dumping $ 2.6 Million on Bakersfield (Or How Not to Build a Migratory Farm Workers' Clinic)
A Retrospective: Weedpatch Revisited
The Political Environment: The Concept of Administrative Power
Reading 4: Power and Administration
The Last Flight of Space Shuttle Challenger
Intergovernmental Relations (IGR): The Concept of IGR as Interdependence, Complexity and Bargaining
Reading 5: American Intergovernmental Relations: An Overview
Wichita Confronts Contamination
Internal Dynamics: The Concept of the Informal Group
Reading 6: Hawthorne and Western Electric Company
Uniforms in the Closet
Key Decision Makers Inside Public Administration: The Concept of Competing Bureaucratic Subsytems
Reading 7: Inside Public Bureaucracy
The Decision to Bomb the Serbs
The Multiple Functions of Public Administrators: Their Major Activities, Responsibilities, and Roles
Decision Making: The Concept of Incremental Choice
Reading 8: The Science of "Muddling Through"
The MOVE Disaster
Administrative Communication: The Concept of Its Professional Centrality
Reading 9: Administrative Communication (Or How to Make All the Rest Work): The Concept of Its Professionsl Centrality
Executive Management: The Concept of Effective Public Organization
Reading 10: Galloping Elephants: Developing Elements of a Theory of Effective Government Organizations
The Lessons of ValueJet 592
Public Personnel Motivation: The Concept of the Public Service Culture
Reading 11: The Public Service Culture
Admiral Boorda's War
Public Budgeting: The Concept of Budgeting as Political Choice Reading 12: The Politics of Public Budgets
County Prison Overtime
Implementation: The Concept of an Ambiguity-Conflict Model
Reading 13: Synthesizing the Implementation Literature: The Ambiguity-Conflict Model of Policy Implementation
The Political Paradox of Rationing: The Case of the Oregon Health Plan
Enduring and Unresolved Relationships: Central Value Questions, Issues, and Dilemmas of Contemporary Public Administration
The Relationship Between Politics and Administration: The Concept of Issue Networks
Reading 14: Issues Networks and the Executive Establishment
Reinventing School Lunch: Transforming a Food Policy into a Nutrition Policy
The Relationship Between Bureaucracy and the Public Interest: The Concept of Public Sector Deregulation
Reading 15: Bureaucracy and the Public Interest
But No Cigar: How a Rescue Mission Failed, Just Barely, in Orange County
The Relationship Between Ethics and Public Administration: The Concept of Competing Ethical Obligations
Reading 16: Public Administration and Ethics: A Prologue to a Preface
Madonna's Sex
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