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Theories of Public Organization

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780534612177

ISBN10:
0534612172
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/7/2003
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

1. Learning about Public Organizations. 2. The Intellectual Heritage: Marx, Weber, and Freud. 3. The Political Heritage: From Wilson to Waldo. 4. The Rational Model of Organization. 5. Organizational Humanism and the New Public Administration. 6. The Policy Emphasis and the New Public Management. 7. Public Administration and the New Public Service. 8. The Practitioner as Theorist.

Table of Contents

PREFACE IX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR XIII
1 LEARNING ABOUT PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS 1(18)
The Acquisition of Knowledge 2
11
Formal Theories of Public Organization
9 (4)
Building Theories of Public Organization
Public Administration as a Profession
13(1)
Focusing on Complex Organizations
14(2)
Redefining the Field
16 (1)
Conclusion
17 (1)
References
18 (1)
2 THE INTELLECTUAL HERITAGE: MARX, WEBER, AND FREUD 19(20)
Karl Marx
20(1)
Transition to Socialism
21(1)
Industrial Organization and Individual Development
22 (1)
Growth of Alienation
23 (2)
Max Weber
25 (1)
Rationalization of Social Theory, the Notion of the "Ideal Type"
26 (4)
Sigmund Freud
30 (5)
What Can We Learn?
35 (2)
Conclusion
37 (1)
References
37 (2)
3 THE POLITICAL HERITAGE: FROM WILSON TO WALDO 39 (28)
Beginnings of Public Administration Theory
40 (4)
Politics-Administration
44 (3)
The Lingering Influence of Politics-Administration
47 (2)
Adopting Business Management Techniques
49 (1)
Scientific Approaches to Management
50 (5)
Administrative Management and Organizational Structure
55(1)
Centralization and Integration
56 (5)
Efficiency: The Key Measure of Success
61 (2)
Democratic Administration
63 (2)
Conclusion
65 (1)
References
65 (2)
4 THE RATIONAL MODEL OF ORGANIZATION 67(21)
A Science of Human Behavior 67
68(5)
The Generic Approach to Administration
The Proverbs of Administration 69
73 (4)
The Rational Model of Administration
Decision Making and Policy Formulation
77(5)
Closed Systems versus Open Systems
82 (5)
Conclusion
87 (1)
References
87 (1)
5 ORGANIZATIONAL HUMANISM AND THE NEW PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 88 (23)
Themes in Organizational Humanism
89 (4)
Personality and Organization
93 (4)
Organization Development in the Public Sector
97(4)
The New Public Administration
101 (7)
Conclusion
108 (1)
References
109 (2)
6 THE POLICY EMPHASIS AND THE NEW PUBLIC MANAGEMENT 111 (36)
Development of the Public Policy Orientation
112 (3)
Responsiveness in Public Policy
115(10)
Effectiveness in Public Policy
125(2)
The Discovery of Policy Implementation
127(4)
Methods of Policy Analysis
131 (1)
The Intellectual Crisis
132 (4)
The New Public Management
136 (8)
Conclusion
144 (1)
References
144 (3)
7 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND THE NEW PUBLIC SERVICE 147(39)
A Critique of the Rational Model
149(5)
Interpretive/Action Theory
154(3)
The Active-Social Paradigm
157(2)
Critical Social Theory
159(6)
Postmodernism and Discourse Theory
165(7)
The New Public Service
172 (10)
Outlining the New Public Service 179
Conclusion
182 (1)
References
183 (3)
8 THE PRACTITIONER AS THEORIST 186(13)
Theories and Theory Building
187 (3)
Toward Theories of Public Organization
190 (3)
Organizational and Personal Learning
193 (3)
A New Role for Theorists
196 (1)
Conclusion
196 (2)
References
198 (1)
APPENDIX: THE ADMINISTRATIVE JOURNAL 199 (10)
The Journal Format
201 (2)
Working in the Administrative Journal
203 (2)
Examples of Journal Entries
205 (4)
CREDITS 209 (2)
NAME INDEX 211 (3)
SUBJECT INDEX 214


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