Introducing Public Administration

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Shafritz, Russell, and Borick cover the most important issues in public administration with a witty writing style and examples drawn from different disciplines and modern culture. This approach will captivate students and encourage them to think critically about the nature of public administration today. Introducing Public Administrationprovides students with a solid, conceptual foundation in public administration, and contains the latest information on important trends in the discipline. To further engage students and deepen interest in its narrative, the text uses unique chapter-opening vignettes called "Keynotes," chapter ending case studies, and a series of boxes throughout that offer real-life excerpts and alternative theories.

Table of Contents

Defining Public Administration
The Political and Cultural Environment of Public Policy and Its Administration
The Continuous Reinventing of the Machinery of Government
Intergovernmental Relations
Honor, Ethics, and Accountability
The Evolution of Management and Organization Theory
Organizational Behavior
Managerialism and Performance Management
Strategic Management and Government Regulation
Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Social Equity
Public Financial Management
Program Audit and Evaluation
Additional Sources
Each chapter includes: Keynote Summary Review Questions Key Concepts Bibliography Recommended Books Related Web Sites
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