Marc Holzer and Richard W. Schwester have written a fresh and highly engaging textbook for the introductory course in Public Administration.
Their coverage is both comprehensive and cutting-edge, including not only all the basic topics (OT, budgeting, HRM), but also reflecting new realities in public administration: innovations in e-government, the importance of new technology, changes in intergovernmental relations, especially the emphasis on inter-local and shared regional resources, and public performance and accountability initiatives.
Public Administration has been crafted with student appeal in mind. Each of the book’s chapters is generously illustrated with cartoons, quotes, and artworkall reinforcing the book’s theme that the field of public administration is rooted in the cultural and political world. Each chapter is also supported with a listing of key terms, exercises, and additional resources.
The textbook is supported by one of the most comprehensive and easy-to-use instructors' manuals of any introductory text on the market today. It contains full lesson plans with activities to accommodate a broad range of teaching and learning styles for each chapter, PowerPoint decks for each chapter (with visuals and links embedded), 8 new long-term project / student presentation ideas, an updated 'Quotes and Notables' section with biographical information and media links for each chatper, updated test questions with answer keys, and updated terms and definitions for each chapter.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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About the Author
Marc Holzer (PhD, University of Michigan) is Founding Dean of the School of Public Affairs and Administration and Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and of the World Academy of Productivity Science.Dr. Holzer has directed the National Center for Public Performance, and he is the founder and editor-in-chief of the journals Public Performance and Management Review and Public Voices as well as the co-founder/co-editor of Chinese Public Administration Review.
Richard W. Schwester (PhD, Rutgers University) is Associate Professor of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). His research centers on the use of technology in government, inter-local shared services, and police and emergency service delivery models. Professor Schwester is editor of the Handbook of Critical Incident Analysis (Routledge, 2012) and co-author of Public Administration in a Globalized World (2014).
Table of Contents
List of Tables, Figures, and Photos Preface 1. Public Administration: An Indispensable Part of Society 2. Organizational Theory and Management 3. Managing Human Resources 4. Public Decision-Making 5. Politics and Public Administration 6. Intergovernmental Relations 7. Public Performance 8. Program Evaluation 9. Public Budgeting 10. Public-Sector Leadership 11. Ethics and Public Administration 12. Technology and Public Administration 13. Public Service and Popular Culture 14. The Future of Public Administration Index