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Overview

In this field-defining, broad approach to the study and practice of public administration, H. George Frederickson, one of the field's most respected scolars, carefully measures the meets and bounds of public administration and fixes its place in the context of changing politics, values, and ethics. He describes a robust and exciting public administration that includes, but is much more than, effective government management. The Spirit of Public Administration defines an ethic for the field that illustrates:
* What the differences are between public administration and government administration, and how these differences redefine the field
* How to practice ethical and energetic public administration in the context of contemporary politics
* Why fairness and benevolence are as important as efficiency and economy
* What implications are evident in the transition from government to governance
Frederickson strongly defAnds broad grants of discretion to public administrators and then lays out the proper norms and ethic which should inform that discretion. And he firmly argues that the effectiveness of democratic government and modern governance, not just for the majority of but for all citizens, depAnds on the energetic exercise of bureaucratic discretion. The book concludes with seven principles that should guide everyone who works in public settings. Students and scholars will find The Spirit of Public Administration an exhilarating and challenging perspective.

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Editorial Reviews

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"George Frederickson's principled discourse on the study and practice of public administration reflects the wisdom of broad experience and an overarching intellect. This book is an indispensable antidote to contemporary pleas that we narrow our sense of what governance is all about." —Laurence E. Lynn, Jr., professor, Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago

"George Frederickson has served as a leading scholar on social equity in public administration, public service ethics, and related topics in this book. By bringing together his insights on these topics, this book provides a very valuable resource for the field." —Hal G. Rainey, professor, Department of Political Science, University of Georgia

"This book, by one of the field's masters, explores the very heart and soul of public administration. Its conclusions sketch a fresh, new approach, grounded in public interest, that the field greatly needs to rediscover." —Donald F. Kettl, professor, Robert M. La Follette Institute of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Booknews
In this era of public sector-bashing, Frederickson (public administration, U. of Kansas) defines the parameters of public administration in the context of changing politics, values, and ethics. The tripartite, broad analysis addresses these major aspects of public administration: the difference between it and governance, finding the "public" in public administration; fairness and social equity (considered as crucial as economy and efficiency); and ethics, benevolence, and bureaucrats as representative citizens. The book concludes with guiding principles for all who work in public service. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787902957
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/4/1996
  • Series: Public Administration Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

H. GEORGE FREDERICKSON is Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the University of Kansas and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. A Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, he received in 1992 the Dwight Waldo Award given by the American Society for Public Administration for distinguished contributions to the professional literature of public administration. In 1999, Frederickson also received from ASPA the John Gaus Distinguished Lecturer Award for a lifetime of exemplary scholarship in public administration.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Understanding Public Administration

Part One: Governance, Politics, and the Public

1. Finding the Public in Public Administration

2. The Political Context of Public Administration

3. Public Administration as Governance

Part Two: Issues of Fairness

4. The Question of Administrative Discretion

5. Fairness and Social Equity in Public Administration

6. Intergenerational Concepts of Public Administration

Part Three: Ethics, Citizenship, and Benevolence in Public Administration

7. Ethics and Public Administration

8. The Paradox of Distance and the Problem of Differentiation. (with David G. Frederickson)

9. Patriotism, Benevolence, and Public Administration. (with David Kirkwood Hart)

10. The Public Administrator as a Representative Citizen. (with Ralph Clark Chandler)

11. Pushing Things Up to Their First Principles.

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