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Public Administration in America / Edition 11

Public Administration in America / Edition 11

by Michael E. Milakovich, George J. Gordon


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781111828011
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 637,402
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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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