Public Administration : Concepts and Cases

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-16
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: CONCEPTS AND CASES offers a unique and highly regarded framework in which conceptual readings are paired with contemporary case studies that reflect real-world examples of administrative work, as well as new thinking and developments in the field. Case studies and examples cover topics such as the Columbia space shuttle disaster, the shootings at Columbine High School, and the war in Iraq—making it easy to engage students in the readings.

Table of Contents

The Search for the Scope and Purpose of Public Administration
The Study of Administration
The Study of Public Administration in the United States
The Blast in Centralia No. 5: A Mine Disaster No One Stopped
The Pattern Of Public Administration In America: Its Environment, Structure, And People
The Formal Structure: The Concept of Bureaucracy
How Kristin Died
The General Environment: The Concept of Ecology
The Ecology of Public Administration
William Robertson: Exemplar of Politics and Public Management Rightly Understood
The Political Environment: The Concept of Administrative Power
Power and Administration
The Columbia Accident
Intergovernmental Relations (IGR): The Concept of Opportunistic Federalism
From Cooperative to Opportunistic Federalism
Wichita Confronts Contamination
Internal Dynamics: The Concept of the Informal Group
Hawthorne and the Western Electric Company
American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center
Key Decision Makers Inside Public Administration: The Concept of Competing Bureaucratic Subsystems
Inside Public Bureaucracy
The Decision to Go to War with Iraq
The Multiple Functions Of Public Administrators: Their Major Activities, Responsibilities, And Roles
Decision Making: The Concept of Incremental Choice
The Science of "Muddling Through"
How A City Slowly Drowned
Administrative Communications: The Concept of Its Professional Centrality
Administrative Communication (Or How to Make All the Rest Work): The Concept of Its Professional Centrality
The Shootings at Columbine High School: The Law Enforcement Response
Executive Management: The Concept of Collaborative Management Reading 10: Collaborative Processes: Inside the Black Box
Government as a Catalyst: Can It Work Again with Wireless Internet Access
Public Personnel Motivation: The Concept of the Public Service Culture
The Public Service Culture
Who Brought Bernadine Healy Down?
Public Budgeting: The Concept of Budgeting as Political Choice
The Politics of Public Budgets
Death of a Spy Satelitte Program
Administration Reorganization: The Concept of the Four Tides of Reform
The Tides of Reform Revisited: Patterns in Making Government Work
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
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 Administrative Responsibility
Public Policy and the Nature of Administrative Responsibility
Torture as Public Policy
The Relationship Between Ethics and Public Administration: The Concept of Competing Ethical Obligations
Public Administration and Ethics: A Prologue to a Preface
George Tenet and the Last Great Days of the CIA
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