Public Administration Evolving

Routledge - This book presents major trends in theory and practice in the field, provides an overview of its intellectual development, and demonstrates how it has professionalized. Taken together, the chapters leave us with an understanding of where we are today and a grounding for forecasting the future. Public administration evolving: from Foundations to the Future demonstrates how the theory and practice of public administration has evolved since the early decades of the twentieth century.

. The range from modernism to metamodernism is reflected from the perspective of accomplished scholars in the field, environment, each of whom captures the history, and development of a particular dimension of public administration. Each chapter approaches the field from a unique perspective and describes the seminal events that have been influential in shaping its evolution.

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Public Administration: An Introduction

Routledge - Their coverage is both comprehensive and cutting-edge, changes in intergovernmental relations, but also reflecting new realities in public administration: innovations in e-government, especially the emphasis on inter-local and shared regional resources, HRM, budgeting, including not only all the basic topics OT, the importance of new technology, and public performance and accountability initiatives.

. Each of the book’s chapters is generously illustrated with cartoons, quotes, and artwork―all reinforcing the book’s theme that the field of public administration is rooted in the cultural and political world. Schwester have written a fresh and highly engaging textbook for the introductory course in Public Administration.

Public Administration: An Introduction - Marc holzer and Richard W. Public administration has been crafted with student appeal in mind. The textbook is supported by one of the most comprehensive and easy-to-use instructors' manuals of any introductory text on the market today. It contains full lesson plans with activities to accommodate a broad range of teaching and learning styles for each chapter, updated test questions with answer keys, PowerPoint decks for each chapter with visuals and links embedded, 8 new long-term project / student presentation ideas, an updated 'Quotes and Notables' section with biographical information and media links for each chatper, and updated terms and definitions for each chapter.

Routledge. Each chapter is also supported with a listing of key terms, exercises, and additional resources.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management Oxford Handbooks

Oxford University Press - It will be invaluable to advanced students, researchers and reflective public sector practitioners. Containing completely new essays with extensive referencing to further reading and key ideas, in hardback or paperback, the volumes, serve as both a thorough introduction to a topic and a useful desk reference for scholars and advanced students alike.

The individual chapters include broad overviews, management, in depth explorations of particular thematic areas and analyses of different theoretical perspectives such as political science, sociology and economics. The handbook combines scholarly rigour, engaging writing and high policy relevance. There is also a fierce debate across academic disciplines about contemporary public administration/management: some advocate the use of more managerialist approaches; while others see managerialism as undermining democratic institutions.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management Oxford Handbooks - About the seriesoxford handbooks in business & management bring together the world's leading scholars on the subject to discuss current research and the latest thinking in a range of interrelated topics including Strategy, International Business, Public Management, Organizational Behavior, and many others.

The last thirty years have seen major shifts in approaches to public sector management in many countries. The authors have space to develop their distinctive arguments. New roles have arisen, management consulting, and reliance on NGOs and partnerships, such as programme evaluation, which require new assessments.

The public sector continues to play a strategic role across the world.

Public Administration: Concepts and Cases

Cengage Learning - 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.

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Public Administration: Traditions of Inquiry and Philosophies of Knowledge Public Management and Change

Georgetown University Press - The resulting divide has produced many heated debates; however, in this pioneering volume, Norma Riccucci embraces the diversity of research methods rather than suggesting that there is one best way to conduct research in public administration. Used book in Good Condition. Is public administration an art or a science? This question of whether the field is driven by values or facts will never be definitively answered due to a lack of consensus among scholars.

The book's intended purpose is to engage reasonable-minded public administration scholars and professionals in a dialogue on the importance of heterogeneity in epistemic traditions, and to deepen the field's understanding and acceptance of its epistemological scope. Routledge. Georgetown University Press.

Public Administration: Traditions of Inquiry and Philosophies of Knowledge Public Management and Change - Public administration examines the intellectual origins and identity of the discipline of public administration, its diverse research traditions, and how public administration research is conducted today. This important book will provide a necessary overview of the discipline for graduate students and scholars.

Theories of the Policy Process

Routledge - Routledge. The fourth edition now includes a discussion of global and comparative perspectives in each theoretical chapter and a brand-new chapter that explores how these theories have been adapted for, and employed in, non-American and non-Western contexts. An expanded introduction and revised conclusion fully examines and contextualizes the history, trajectories and functions of public policy research.

Since its first publication in 1999, theories of the Policy Process has been, the quintessential gateway to the field of policy process research for students, and remains, scholars and practitioners. Westview Press. This well-regarded volume covers such enduring classics as Multiple Streams Zahariadis et al.

Punctuated Equilibrium Jones et al. Advocacy coalition Framework Jenkins-Smith et al. And policy diffusion berry and berry, institutional analysis and Development Framework Schlager and Cox, as well as two newer theories―Policy Feedback Mettler and SoRelle and Narrative Policy Framework McBeth et al. Georgetown University Press.

Theories of the Policy Process - Theories of the policy process provides a forum for the experts in the most established and widely used theoretical frameworks in policy process research to present the basic propositions, empirical evidence, latest updates, and the promising future research opportunities of each framework. Used book in Good Condition.

Crossing Boundaries for Intergovernmental Management Public Management and Change

Georgetown University Press - Common wisdom holds that government has "hollowed out" despite this present era of contracting and networked governance, but he argues that effective intergovernmental management has never been more necessary or important. Westview Press. Used book in Good Condition. Georgetown University Press. Today, the work of government often involves coordination at the federal, state, and local levels as well as with contractors and citizens' groups.

Leading authority robert Agranoff reintroduces intergovernmental management for twenty-first-century governance to a new generation of scholars, students, and practitioners. Agranoff examines igm in the united States from four thematic perspectives: law and politics, jurisdictional interdependency, multisector partners, and networks and networking.

Crossing Boundaries for Intergovernmental Management Public Management and Change - Routledge. This process of governance across levels of government, and types of actors is called intergovernmental relations, jurisdictions, and intergovernmental management IGM is the way work is administered in this increasingly complex system. He concludes by offering six next steps for intergovernmental management.

Managing within Networks: Adding Value to Public Organizations Public Management and Change

Georgetown University Press - Used book in Good Condition. Westview Press. The real work of many governments is done not in stately domed capitols but by a network of federal and state officials working with local governments and nongovernmental organizations to address issues that cross governmental boundaries. Routledge. This volume is useful for students, scholars, and practitioners of public management.

. Georgetown University Press. Robert agranoff draws a number of innovative conclusions about what these networks do and how they do it from data compiled on fourteen public management networks in Indiana, Nebraska, Kentucky, Iowa, and Ohio. Agranoff identifies four different types of networks based on their purposes and observes the differences between network management and traditional management structures and leadership.

Managing within Networks: Adding Value to Public Organizations Public Management and Change - He notes how knowledge is managed and value added within intergovernmental networks. Managing within networks analyzes the structure, operations, and achievements of these public management networks that are trying to solve intractable problems at the field level. It examines such areas as transportation, communications systems and data management, wastewater management, economic and rural development, water conservation, watershed conservation, and services for persons with developmental disabilities.

The Public Administration Theory Primer

Westview Press - Westview Press. Expanded chapter conclusions, additional real-world application examples throughout, and a brand-new online supplement with sample comprehensive exam questions and summary tables make this an even more valuable resource for all public administration students. Routledge. Used book in Good Condition.

This book paints a full picture of how these theories contribute to, and explain, what we know about public administration today. The third edition is fully revised and updated to reflect the latest developments and research in the field including more coverage of governments and governance, emotional labor theory, feminist theory, and grounded research methodology.

The Public Administration Theory Primer - Westview Pr. The authors survey a broad range of theories and analytical approaches—from public institutional theory to theories of governance—and consider which are the most promising, influential, and important for the field. Georgetown University Press. The public administration theory Primer explores how the science and art of public administration is definable, replicable, describable, and cumulative.

Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving Fifth Edition

CQ Press - A new section with advice on how to undertake policy design in addition to making policy choices makes the book even more engaging. Used book in Good Condition. This bestselling handbook presents dozens of concrete tips, interesting case studies, and step-by-step strategies that are easily applicable for the budding analyst as well as the seasoned professional.

Cq press. In the fifth edition of a practical guide for policy analysis: the eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving, accurate, Eugene Bardach and new co-author Eric Patashnik draw on more than 40 years of experience teaching students to be effective, and persuasive policy analysts. Routledge. Westview Press.

Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving Fifth Edition - Readers will also appreciate a sample document of real world policy analysis, "out-of-the-box" solutions, suggestions for developing creative, and tips for working with clients. Westview Pr. In this new edition, Bardach and Patashnik update many examples to reflect the shifting landscape of policy issues.

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Collaborative Governance Regimes Public Management and Change

Georgetown University Press - Westview Pr. Cq press. Used book in Good Condition. Whether the goal is building a local park or developing disaster response models, collaborative governance is changing the way public agencies at the local, regional, and national levels are working with each other and with key partners in the nonprofit and private sectors.

Westview Press. This book draws on diverse literatures and uses rich case illustrations to inform scholars and practitioners about collaborative governance regimes and to provide guidance for designing, managing, and studying such endeavors in the future. Collaborative governance regimes will be of special interest to scholars and researchers in public administration, public policy, and political science who want a framework for theory building, yet the book is also accessible enough for students and practitioners.

Collaborative Governance Regimes Public Management and Change - Georgetown University Press. Routledge. While the academic literature has spawned numerous case studies and context- or policy-specific models for collaboration, the growth of these innovative collaborative governance systems has outpaced the scholarship needed to define it. Collaborative governance regimes breaks new conceptual and practical ground by presenting an integrative framework for working across boundaries to solve shared problems, a typology for understanding variations among collaborative governance regimes, and an approach for assessing both process and productivity performance.