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Theories of Public Organization is a brief, readable overview of public organization theory that presents multiple viewpoints, enabling you to develop your own philosophies of public organization, and helping you relate theory to application. The Sixth Edition incorporates a new theme of Governance, which explores the traditions, institutions, and processes that determine how power is exercised, how citizens are given a voice, and how decisions are made on issues of public concern.
New: Chapter Nine, The New Public Service and Democratic Governance, explores the traditions, institutions, and processes that determine how power is exercised, how citizens are given a voice, and how decisions are made on issues of public concern.
Helps you understand more clearly and reconcile the differences between theory and practice as they relate to public organization.
Provides a complete history of public organization theory in this country. Theory is presented within an historical and philosophical context.
Encourages you to develop your own philosophy, and includes using an administrative journal to bring together theory and practice.
Contrasts the most contemporary differences in viewpoints, the New Public Management, and the New Public Service. The later chapters highlight the differences between these two viewpoints.
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"[This text] is a brief, but excellent overview of public organization theories, that raises some of the most important issues in the study of contemporary theory. It is provocative." David Camacho, Northern Arizona University
"As written, the text is one of the best that I have used in helping my students understand what the various theorists were trying to explain or demonstrate. I also assign my students the seminal sources and Denhardt has been invaluable to their understanding."Steve Esons, Roger Williams University
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Meet the Author
Robert B. Denhardt is Professor and Director of Leadership Development in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, Regents Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Delaware. A past president of the American Society for Public Administration and a member of the National Academy of Public Administration, Dr. Denhardt has published twenty-two books, including THE DANCE OF LEADERSHIP, THE NEW PUBLIC SERVICE, MANAGING HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, THEORIES OF PUBLIC ORGANIZATION, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: AN ACTION ORIENTATION, IN THE SHADOW OF ORGANIZATION, and THE PURSUIT OF SIGNIFICANCE.