Public Administration in America / Edition 11 available in Hardcover
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN AMERICA tackles the current and emerging trends, ethics, and challenges in public administration with the most comprehensive scholarship available. The Eleventh Edition gives you a behind the scenes look at day-to-day operations while examining the policies implemented and the procedures undertaken across the various levels of American government. The most current applications of public administration are discussed and analyzed, with up to date coverage of recent education initiatives such as Race to the Top, the ongoing health care debates, Homeland Security challenges and threats, and much more. To encourage student engagement, the Eleventh Edition introduces two new features, "Point/Counterpoint" and "What Would You Decide?," where students are invited to play an active role in debating and discussing some of the most up-to-date topics. Presented in a comprehensive and easy-to-understand format, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN AMERICA builds student knowledge of core concepts while showing them the path to an exciting and fulfilling career in politics and public administration--where they can make a difference!
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About the Author
Michael E. Milakovich is a professor of Political Science at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. A life member of the American Society for Public Administration, he serves as an expert witness, advises public and nonprofit organizations on policy analysis and quality improvement, and consults with various agencies domestically and abroad. Dr. Milakovich is a widely published author of journal articles and textbooks on a variety of subjects in digital governance, political science, and public administration.
George J. Gordon is professor emeritus of Political Science at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, and author of numerous conference papers and journal articles on federalism and intergovernmental relations. Active in political and civic affairs, Dr. Gordon is a past presidential elector (1992), a member of the McLean County (Ill.) Board, and a section head for the annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association.
Table of Contents
Preface. Part I: THE CONTEXT, NATURE, AND STRUCTURE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN AMERICA. 1. Approaching the Study of Public Administration. 2. Public Administration, Democracy, and Bureaucratic Power. 3. Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations. Part II: MANAGING AND LEADING PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS. 4. Organizational Theory. 5. Decision Making in Administration. 6. Chief Executives and Challenges of Administrative Leadership. Part III: THE CORE FUNCTIONS OF PUBLIC MANAGEMENT. 7. Public Personnel Administration and Human Resource Development. 8. Government Budgeting. 9. Public Policy and Implementation. PART IV: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS IN A TURBULENT FUTURE: RESULTS, REGULATION, AND RESPONSIVENESS. 10. Performance Management in Government in the Public Sector. 11. Government Regulation and Administrative Law. 12. Conclusion: Public Administration in a Time of Conflict and Change. Appendix: Professional Associations for Information and Job Opportunities and Public Administration Journals for Research. Glossary. Index.
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