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Public Administration: An Introduction / Edition 3

Public Administration: An Introduction / Edition 3

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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 (organization theory, budgeting, human resource management, etc.), 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 artwork-all 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138579668
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/28/2019
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 452
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Marc Holzer (PhD, University of Michigan) is Distinguished Professor at the Institute for Public Service, Suffolk University-Boston. He was previously University Professor and Founding Dean at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University. Professor Holzer is extensively published, is a Past President of the American Society for Public Administration and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

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 (M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2014).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Preface xii

Section I Foundations of Public Administration 1

1 What Public Administration Entails 3

2 Organizational Theory and Management 41

3 Politics and Public Administration 73

4 Intergovernmental Relations 91

5 Ethics and Public Administration 109

Section II Managing People and Administering Public Services 139

6 Managing Human Resources 141

7 Public Decision-Making 187

8 Public-Sector Leadership 221

9 Public Budgeting 249

Section III Improving the Efficiency and Efficacy of Public Organizations 269

10 Public Performance 271

11 Program and Policy Assessment 299

12 Existing Data, Big Data, and Analyzing Data 333

13 Technology and Public Administration 359

14 The Future of Public Administration 397

Index 422

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