Public Administration for the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY emphasizes the importance of moving beyond reform to a future-oriented stance. The text identifies several themes central to public administration, including the importance of globalization, diversity, intergovernmental relations, and the critical significance of public law as a central defining feature of public life. Through these and other important concepts, this book acknowledges that public administrators not only consider and implement new directions in policy, but thereby play important roles in shaping it as well.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780155004818
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/17/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.63 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Profesor Cooper is Professor of Public Administration in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He received his Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University and has held faculty positions at Georgia State University, the Nelson Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy of the State University of New York at Albany, the University of Kansas, University of Vermont and Vermont Law School with faculty appointments in Public Administration, Political Science, Public Policy, and Law. He was the first recipient of the Charles Levine Award given by the American Society for Public Administration and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration for excellence in public affairs scholarship, teaching, and service. He is the author of numerous books and articles on public administration, administrative law, constitutional law, law and public policy, environmental policy, health care policy, and sustainable development administration. Recent books include: GOVERNING BY CONTRACT: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC MANAGERS, BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT: THE USE AND ABUSE OF PRESIDENTIAL DIRECT ACTION, CASES IN PUBLIC LAW AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, and, with Claudia Maria Vargas, IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: FROM GLOBAL POLICY TO LOCAL ACTION.

J. Steven Ott is a professor and dean emeritus at the University of Utah. He has written numerous books on organization theory, organizational behavior, nonprofit organizations, and organizational culture. His recent journal articles have appeared in the International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, Public Organization Review, Public Performance & Management Review, Public Administration Review, and Public Integrity. He teaches organizational behavior, organizational leadership and change, the nonprofit sector in society, nonprofit organization management, and organization theory. Ott worked as a management consultant to organizations in the nonprofit and public sectors for 26 years before joining the faculties at the universities of Maine and Utah. His Ph.D. is from the University of Colorado, his M.S. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his B.A. form Pennsylvania State University.

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Table of Contents

1. Public Administration for the 21st Century: Beyond Reform. 2. The Legal Basis and Framework of Public Administration. 3. Law Against Ethics: Legal Accountability and Ethical Responsibility. 4. Intergovernmental Policy Structure and Action. 5. Fiscal Federalism and Its Constitutional Foundations. 6. Public Policy in Administration. 7. Policy Implementation, Evaluation and Termination. 8. Managing Public Organizations. 10. Organizational Development, Participation and Culture. 11. Personnel Policy and Human Resources Management. 12. Public Sector Budgeting: Purse Strings, Politics and Management. 13. International Affairs and Public Administration. 14. Comparative Public Administration: Different Problems, Common Trends.

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