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The Public Administration Workbook

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780205607396

ISBN10:
020560739X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

This unique workbook engages students in the study of public administration and helps them gain a deeper understanding of the field by providing hands-on exercises that expose them to a wide range of practical applications. Connecting theory to practice, a brief theoretical introduction precedes each exercise, explaining why the technique is important and how it is relevant to the study and practice of public administration.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Overview of The Public Administration Workbook
Theory and Technique in Public Administration
Decision Making
Administrators And The Policy Process
Further Reading
Exercise
Rational Decision Making
What Is Rationality?
Cost Benefit And Cost Effectiveness Analysis
Further Reading
Overview Of Exercise
Instructions
Exercise
Policy Evaluation
The Importance Of Policy Evaluation
Policy As Theory
Evaluation Procedures
Further Reading
Overview Of Exercise
Instructions
Exercise
Organizational Design
Approaching Organizational Design
Three Models Of Organization
Which Model Is Best
Further Reading
Overview Of Exercise
Instructions
Exercise
Administrative Ethics
Ethics And American Government
What Are Ethics?
What Are Administrative Ethics?
Further Reading
Overview Of Exercise
Instructions
Public Management
What Is Public Management?
Further Reading
Exercise
Organizational Communications: The Administrative Memo
An Important Telephone Conversation
The Abcs Of Good Administrative Writing: Accuracy, Brevity, And Clarity
Further Reading
Overview Of Exercise
Instructions
Exercise
Operational Management: Total Quality Management
Toward Quality In Public Administration
Total Quality Management
Qm Techniques
Further Reading
Overview Of Exercise
Instructions
Exercise
Project Management: Critical Path Method
What Is Special About Managing Projects?
Critical Path Method
Further Reading
Overview Of Exercise
Instructions
Exercise
Contract Management: Privatization
Development Of Contracting
Why Contract?
Concerns With Contracting
The Process Of Contracting
Administering Contracts
Further Reading
Overview Of Exercise
Instructions
Exercise
Regulatory Management: Administrative Law
What Is Administrative Law?
Status Of Administrative Law
The Administrative Procedures Act
Further Reading
Overview Of Exercise
Instructions
Exercise
Emergency Management: Tabletop Exercise
The Special Concerns Of Emergency Management
Development Of Emergency Management
Key Steps In Emergency Management
Further Reading
Overview Of Exercise
Instructions
Human Resource Management
What Is Human Resource Management?
Rank-In-Job Versus Rank-In-Person
Why Rank-in-Job?
Further Reading
Exercise
Job Analysis and the Job Description
A Short Fable
The Moral
What Is Job Analysis?
How Are Job Analyses Done?
Further Reading
Overview of Exercise
Instructions for Out-of-Class Exercise
Instructions for In-Class Exercise
Exercise
Performance Evaluation
Performance Evaluation: What, Why, and How?
Two Approaches to Performance Evaluation
Further Reading
Overview of Exercise
Instructions
Exercise
Succession Planning
Retirement Fallout
Succession Planning
Individual Career Planning
Further Reading
Overview of Exercise
Instructions
Exercise
Recruitment and Selection
Angst and the Job Interview: A One-Half-Act Play
Types of Selection Devices
Certification and Veterans Preference Points: The Short List
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