Public Administration Theory Primer / Edition 1

Public Administration Theory Primer / Edition 1

by Kevin B Smith, H. George Frederickson, H George Frederickson
     
 

Frederickson (public administration, U. of Kansas) and Smith (political science, U. of Nebraska) synthesize the literature on public administration theory. Chapters consider such topics as political control over bureaucracy, theories of bureaucratic politics, formal and informal structures of public organizations, the management of work within those organizations,… See more details below

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Frederickson (public administration, U. of Kansas) and Smith (political science, U. of Nebraska) synthesize the literature on public administration theory. Chapters consider such topics as political control over bureaucracy, theories of bureaucratic politics, formal and informal structures of public organizations, the management of work within those organizations, postpositivist and postmodern revisions of theory, decision and action theory, rational choice modeling, and the governance perspective. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813398044
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/31/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction: The Possibilities of Theory1
2Theories of Political Control of Bureaucracy15
3Theories of Bureaucratic Politics41
4Public Institutional Theory67
5Theories of Public Management95
6Postmodern Theory127
7Decision Theory161
8Rational Choice Theory185
9Theories of Governance207
10Conclusion: A Bright Future for Theory?229
References249
Index267

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