Cengage Advantage Books: Public Administration: Clashing Values in the Administration of Public Policy (with InfoTrac) / Edition 2

Cengage Advantage Books: Public Administration: Clashing Values in the Administration of Public Policy (with InfoTrac) / Edition 2

by Michael C. LeMay
ISBN-10:
0534601375
ISBN-13:
9780534601379
Pub. Date:
07/19/2005
Publisher:
Cengage Learning

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Cengage Advantage Books: Public Administration: Clashing Values in the Administration of Public Policy (with InfoTrac) / Edition 2

Develop an understanding of how values connote principles, goals, or standards that an individual, class, organization, or society holds dear with this affordable CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS version of PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: CLASHING VALUES IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC POLICY. This textbook uses a "clash of values" approach that gets to the heart of how administrators make decisions and implement public policy. Case studies and examples capture the intricacies of this unique area of political science. You'll also investigate the role public administrators play throughout the policy process, including targeting a problem, placing it on the government's agenda, structuring the alternatives that elected officials use, implementing public policy through the programs and procedures they largely determine, and finally, evaluating the success or failure of a policy. Finally, you'll explore the reorganization of the national bureaucracies following the 9/11 attacks that prompted the enactment of the PATRIOT Act and the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780534601379
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/19/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.13(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Balancing Values in the Administration of Public Policy. 2. The Social, Political, Economic, and Environmental Context of Administration. 3. The Anatomy of Public Organization: Bureaucratic Power and Politics. 4. Administration in the Federal System: Intergovernmental Relations and Constitutional Sources of Values. 5. Alternative Theories of Organizational Behavior: Classic Models and Ideological Sources of Values. 6. Decision Making in the Administration of Public Policy. 7. Management of Bureaucratic Organizations: The Strategic Use of Values in Policy Making and Administration. 8. Evaluation of Public Policy: Swinging the Pendulum of Administrative Politics. 9. Personnel Administration and Unionism in Public Administration. 10. Leadership: The Chief Executive, the Bureaucracy and the Search for Accountability. 11. Communication Flows in Administration: The Fuzzing of Values. 12. Financial Management: Taxing, Budgeting, and Spending. 13. Administrative Law and the Control of Public Agencies. 14. Clientele Pressure and Government Policy: Interest Groups as Sources of Values.

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