Handbook of Public Administration: Concise Paperback Edition / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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The past two decades have been marked by a period of substantial and often fundamental change in public administration. Critically reflecting on the utility of scholarly theory and the extent to which government practices inform the development of this theory, the Handbook of Public Administration was a landmark publication which served as an essential guide for both the practice of public administration today and its on-going development as an academic discipline.
The Concise Paperback Edition provides a selection of 30 of the original articles in an accessible paperback format and includes a new introduction by B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre. It is an essential point of reference for all students of public administration.
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About the Author
B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at the University of Pittsburgh. He has written extensively in the areas of public administration and public policy, both for the United States and comparatively. Among his recent publications are the Handbook of Public Administration and The Quest for Control: Politicization of the Public Service.
I am a research professor in the department of political science, University of Gothenburg. I am also adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh and at the Nordland University in Bodö, Norway. I have held numerous overseas visiting appointments, most recently at the City University of Hong Kong, University of Melbourne and University of Auckland.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: PUBLIC MANAGEMENT: OLD AND NEW Public Management - Laurence E. Lynn, Jr.Measuring Public Sector Performance and Effectiveness - Carolyn J. HeinrichPART TWO: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENTInnovations and Global Trends in Human Resource Management Practices - Sally Coleman SeldenLabor-Management Relations and Partnerships - James R. Thompson Were They Reinvented?Leadership and the Senior Service from a Comparative Perspective - John HalliganPART THREE: ORGANIZATION THEORY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION How Bureaucratic Structure Matters - Morten Egeberg An Organizational PerspectiveInstitutional Theories and Public Institutions - Jean-Claude Thoenig Traditions and AppropriatenessFormal Theory and Public Administration - Jack H. Knott and Thomas H. HammondPART FOUR: ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY Administrative Traditions in Western Europe - Fabio RuggePART FIVE: IMPLEMENTATION Implementation Perspectives - S[sl]oren C. Winter Status and ReconsiderationInterorganizational Relations in Implementation - Laurence J. O'Toole Jr.Street-Level Bureaucrats and the Implementation of Public Policy - Marcia K. Meyers and Susan VorsangerPART 6: LAW AND ADMINISTARTION The Continental System of Administrative Legality - Jacques ZillerAdministrative Law in the Anglo-American Tradition - Paul CraigPART SEVEN: POLITICS AND ADMINISTRATION Public Organizations and Public Policies - Gary C. BrynerPoliticization of the Civil Service - Luc RoubanPART EIGHT: ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIETY Political Legitimacy for Public Administration - Bo RothsteinRepresentative Bureaucracy - Lois R. WiseElectronic Government - Helen Margetts A Revolution in Public Administration?PART NINE: BUDGETING AND FINANCE Performance Information and Budgeting in Historical and Comparative Perspective - Rita M. Hilton and Philip G. JoyceAccrual Budgeting in a Comparative Perspective - Leonard KokPART TEN: COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Comparative Public Administration - Marleen Brans From General Theory to General FrameworksAdministrative Patterns and National Politics - Martin LodgePART ELEVEN: ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMAdministrative Reform - Theo A.J. Toonen AnalyticsPublic Administration in Post-Communist States - A.J.G. VerheijenPART TWELVE: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN DEVELOPING AND TRANSITIONAL SOCIETIES Public Administration and Public Sector Reform in Latin America - Jorge NefPART THIRTEEN: ACCOUNTABILITYAccountability in Modern Government - Robert GregoryOn Acting Responsibly in a Disorderly World - Linda de Leon Individual Ethics and Administrative ResponsibilityPART FOURTEEN: INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONThe Instruments of Intergovernmental Management - Beryl A. RadinMulti-Level Governance - Andy Smith What It Is and How It Can Be Studied