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With this new seventh edition of CLASSICS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, authors Jay M. Shafritz and Albert C. Hyde aim to introduce students to the principles of public administration via the most significant scholarly writings on the topic. Straightforward and informative, this text begins its discussion with Woodrow Wilson and continues to today's political scientists. A new Section V, "Public Administration in a New Century," is dedicated to writing and thinking from the 21st century. This edition includes six new readings and addresses the key fields of public administration: bureaucracy, organization theory, human resources management, the budgetary process, public policy, implementation, evaluation, intergovernmental relations, and public service ethics.

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"It's part of the public administration DNA."— John Kiefer, University of New Orleans

"For as long as I can remember, this book has been a staple."— Lawson Veasey, Jacksonville State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111342746
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/10/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 127,664
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay M. Shafritz is Professor Emeritus of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 40 textbooks and reference books on business and public administration. He holds a doctorate from Temple University and an MPA from the Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Albert C. Hyde is currently an advisory consultant for the U.S. Department of Interior and U.S. Forest Service on federal policy and strategy development. He was previously a senior consultant for the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., from 1992 to 2008. His academic experience includes directing public administration programs at San Francisco State University and the University of Pittsburgh. He holds an MPA and a PhD from the State University of New York at Albany.

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Table of Contents

Part I: EARLY VOICES AND THE FIRST QUARTER CENTURY (1880S TO 1920S). 1. The Study of Administration (1887) Woodrow Wilson. 2. Politics and Administration (1900) Frank J. Goodnow. 3. The Problem with Municipal Administration (1904) Jane Addams. 4. Scientific Management (1912) Frederick W. Taylor. 5. The Movement for Budgetary Reform in the States (1918) William F. Willoughby. 6. Bureaucracy (1922) Max Weber. 7. Introduction to the Study of Public Administration (1926) Leonard D. White. 8. The Giving of Orders (1926) Mary Parker Follett. Part II: THE NEW DEAL TO MID-CENTURY (1930S TO 1950S). 9. Notes on the Theory of Organization (1937) Luther Gulick. 10. Report of the President's Committee on Administrative Management (1937) Louis Brownlow, Charles E. Merriam, & Luther Gulick. 11. Informal Organizations and Their Relation to Formal Organizations (1938) Chester I. Barnard. 12. Bureaucratic Structure and Personality (1940) Robert K. Merton. 13. The Lack of a Budgetary Theory (1940) V. O. Key, Jr. 14. A Theory of Human Motivation (1943) A. H. Maslow. 15. Government Is Different (1945) Paul Appleby. 16. The Proverbs of Administration (1946) Herbert A. Simon. 17. The Administrative State: Conclusion (1948) Dwight Waldo. 18. The Cooptative Mechanism (1949) Philip Selznick. 19. The Human Side of Enterprise (1957) Douglas Murray McGregor. 20. The Science of Muddling Through (1959) Charles E. Lindblom. Part III: FROM JFK TO CIVIL SERVICE REFORM (1960S AND 1970S). 21. Organizations and the System Concept (1966) Daniel Katz & Robert L. Kahn. 22. The Road to PPB: The Stages of Budget Reform (1966) Allen Schick. 23. The American System (1966) Morton Grodzins. 24. Organizations of the Future (1967) Warren Bennis. 25. Policy Analysts: A New Professional Role in Government Service (1967) Yehezkel Dror. 26. The Life Cycle of Bureaus (1967) Anthony Downs. 27. Rescuing Policy Analysis from PPBS (1969) Aaron Wildavsky. 28. Administrative Decentralization and Political Power (1969) Herbert Kaufman. 29. The End of Liberalism: The Indictment (1969) Theodore J. Lowi. 30. Redundancy, Rationality, and the Problem of Duplication and Overlap (1969) Martin Landau. 31. Toward a New Public Administration (1971) H. George Frederickson. 32. Systematic Thinking for Social Action (1971) Alice M. Rivlin. 33. Implementation (1973) Jeffrey L. Pressman & Aaron Wildavsky. 34. Watergate: Implications for Responsible Government (1974) Frederick C. Mosher & Others. 35. Representative Bureaucracy (1974) Samuel Krislov. 36. Intergovernmental Relations: An Analytical Overview (1974) Deil Wright, Annals of the American Academy of Political & Social Science, Vol 416, Nov 1974, pp. 1—16. 37. Organizational Decline and Cutback Management (1978) Charles H. Levine. 38. Ethics for Bureaucrats: An Essay on Law and Values (1979) John A. Rohr. Part IV: FROM REAGAN TO REINVENTION (1980 TO 2000). 39. Public and Private Management: Are They Fundamentally Alike in All Unimportant Respects? (1980) Graham T. Allison. 40. Street-Level Bureaucracy: The Critical Role of Street-Level Bureaucrats (1980) Michael Lipsky. 41. Public Budgeting Amidst Uncertainty and Instability (1981) Naomi Caiden. 42. Democracy and the Public Service: The Collective Services (1982) Frederick C. Mosher. 43. Public Administrative Theory and the Separation of Powers (1983) David H. Rosenbloom. 44. How Does an Idea's Time Come? In Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies (1984) John W. Kingdon. 45. The Possibility of Administrative Ethics (1985) Dennis F. Thompson. 46. Exploring the Limits of Privatization (1987) Ronald C. Moe. 47. American Federalism: Madison's Middle Ground in the 1980s (1987) Martha Derthick, Public Administration Review, Jan—Feb 1987, pp. 66—74. 48. "Understanding Organizational Culture" (1989) J. Steven Ott. 49. From Affirmative Action to Affirming Diversity (1990) Roosevelt Thomas. 50. Toward a Feminist Perspective in Public Administration Theory (1990) Camilla Stivers. 51. The Ethics Challenge in Public Service (1992) Carol W. Lewis. 52. Breaking Through Bureaucracy (1992) Michael Barzelay with Babak J. Armajani. 53. From Red Tape to Results: Creating a Government That Works Better and Costs Less (1993) The National Performance Review. 54. Defining Public Value In Creating Public Value (1995) Mark H. Moore, Creating Public Value, Harvard University Press, 1995, pp. 27—38. Part V: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN A NEW CENTURY. 55. Information Technology and Democratic Governance (2002) Joseph S. Nye Democracy in the Information Age, edited by Elaine Kamarck & Joseph S. Nye, Brookings Institution Press, pp. 1—16. 56. Perennial Budget Reform Propsoals: Budget Staff versus Elected Officials Irene Rubin (2002), Public Budgeting & Finance, Vol 22 #4, pp. 1—16. 57. Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making (2002) Deborah Stone, Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making Revised Edition, Norton, pp. 1—14 (some omissions). 58. In the Face of Administrative Evil: Finding a Basis for Ethics in the Public Service (2004) Guy B. Adams and Danny L. Balfour, M.E. Sharpe Publishers, Armonk, NY. 59. Inside Collaborative Networks: Ten Lessons for Public Managers (2006) Robert Agranoff, Public Administration Review, December 2006 Special Issue, pp. 56—65.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    I rented this textbook for the nookstudy. Chapters 12 and 13 we

    I rented this textbook for the nookstudy. Chapters 12 and 13 were not included due to copyright issues. I called the number listed to call for this issue, where it says that they will correct the issue and the person who took our call said they could not help us it is a publisher issue, and all they can do is refund our money and remove the book from our nook. Nowhere in the product details does it list that chapters 12 and 13 are missing. Now I have an assignment due Friday and I’ve been trying to get this chapter loaded since Monday only to find out they will not fix the issue. This is something that should have been noted in the details. I will never order a nook textbook again. The customer service was horrible, and the agent was extremely rude. I may just cut out barnes and noble all together and stick with Kindle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Disappointing Read

    The information contained in the book is very good information on Public Administration and I applaud the authors for their work; however, the book is not an easy read. It was entirely too wordy and failed to get right to the point on various topics. As an MPA student in a working adult program it's important that information be concise and to the point. I have another textbook by another author that contains most of the same information minus some of the historical aspects of Public Administration, which was a much better read.

    I would recommend the book for full time students; for part time students it's just no conducive. An increase in the font size would help as well, the print is rather small.

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