A New Synthesis of Public Administration Book
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A New Synthesis of Public Administration


  • Author : Jocelyne Bourgon
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2011-09-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 9781553393139

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In an increasingly interconnected environment, shocks, crises, cascading failures, and surprising breakthroughs are features of our age. The ability to anticipate, intervene, innovate, and adapt is now seen as essential for governments. Public officials serve in an expanded public space that is being reshaped by the rise of social networking and modern information and communication technologies. The desired results on many public issues exceed the reach and resources of government.

Public Administration in Conflict Affected Countries Book

Public Administration in Conflict Affected Countries


  • Author : Juraj Nemec
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-09-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 451
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030749668

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This book highlights the main factors determining the quality of public administration in conflict affected countries; and assesses to what extent the conflict determines and impacts on the performance of public administration in affected countries. The main value added by this book is confirming the general expectation that there is no direct and universal link between the conflict and public administration performance (and vice-versa). One may need to argue that each country situation differs and specific factors of internal and external environments determine the trends of public administration performance in conflict affected countries. To achieve the overarching goal of the book, sixteen country studies were developed from all relevant continents - America, Africa, Asia and Europe: Bangladesh, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Palestine, Paraguay, Philippines, Serbia, South Africa, Uganda, Ukraine, and Venezuela.

Beyond Public Administration Book

Beyond Public Administration


  • Author : David John Farmer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-09-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429575372

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How can public administration (P.A.) nudge government to govern fundamentally better in terms of policy? How critical is P.A. contemplation and nudges – prods, shoves or hammer blows - to government-in-context? In this book, David John Farmer argues that government-in-context refers to government-in-totality, to what governs even if not called government and to what constrains government action. Constricting contextual features are infiltration, exfiltration and post-truth, raising questions relating to democracy. Infiltration into government is the action of gaining access that benefits big corporations, their owners and billionaires; findings are that it also mal-nudges government action through such elements as big money, lobbying, tax breaks and embrace of the free market. Reacting to factors like growing income inequality, what is explained as exfiltration occurs for middle- and lower-income people. Post-truth is noted as the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year for 2016, describing people concerned less with truths than with opinions. The book analyzes three practical "hammer blow" and 18 "shove" nudges to contradict the mal-nudges. Beyond Public Administration will be of interest to P.A. scholars and graduate students, more specifically those interested in critical, normative, or interpretive scholarship focused on various aspects of P.A. theory, governance, and practical management.

Public Administration Book

Public Administration


  • Author : Marc Holzer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-09-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317413202

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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 (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 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. 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.

Canadian Public Administration in the 21st Century Book

Canadian Public Administration in the 21st Century


  • Author : Charles Conteh
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466591721

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The demands associated with good governance and good public management are at an all-time high. Yet the discipline of Canadian public administration is in flux, and the time is ripe for an open and frank analysis of its state and possibilities. Canadian Public Administration in the 21st Century brings together emerging voices in Canadian public adm

Race and Public Administration Book

Race and Public Administration


  • Author : Amanda Rutherford
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-02-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000032741

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Issues of race permeate virtually every corner of policy creation and implementation in the United States, yet theoretically driven research on interactions of policy, race, and ethnicity rarely offers practical tools that can be readily applied by current and future civil servants, private contractors, or nonprofit boards. Arguing that scholarship can and should inform practice to address issues of equity in public affairs, rather than overlook, ignore, or deny them, Race and Public Administration offers a much-needed and accessible exploration of current and cutting-edge research on race and policy. This book evaluates what contradictions, unanswered questions, and best (or worst) practices exist in conducting and understanding research that can provide evidence-based policy and management guidance to practitioners in the field. Individual chapters are written by established and emerging scholars and explore a wide range of policy areas, including public education, policing, health and access to healthcare, digital governance, nonprofit diversity, and international contexts. Together, the chapters serve as a link between theoretically informed research in public administration and those students and professionals trained to work in the trenches of public administration. This book is ideally suited as a text for courses in schools of public administration, public policy, or nonprofit management, and is required reading for those actively involved in policy analysis, creation, or evaluation.

Public Administration in an Information Age Book

Public Administration in an Information Age


  • Author : I. Th. M. Snellen
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 579
  • ISBN 10 : 9051993951

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This book is a joint effort of researchers who have been involved in research-projects and programmes that have been trying to chart and reflect upon the implications of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Public Administration (Tilburg/Rotterdam, Kassel, Irvine, Nottingham/Glasgow). Since the fifties, computers had largely facilitated and the transformation of the minimal 'Night-Watch-state' into the modern 'Welfare-state', through their contribution to their effectivity, productivity and efficiency. In most Handbooks of Public Administration, computers are seen as neutral instruments and, most of the time, the role of computer technologies in the transformation of public administration is completely neglected. This 'deafening silence' is a great contrast with the way ICT's are actually changing public administration. The faster the developments in a field of study are, the more difficult it is to let the theories, related to that field of study, mature. In such circumstances, most statements will remain provisial and context-dependent. 25 years of research in Irvine (California) and Kassel (Germany) and more than 10 years of research in Tilburg/Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and about seven years of research in Glasgow/Nottingham (the United Kingdom) nonetheless enables the presentation of a modest image of public administration as it is entering the information age. Researchers in each of these groups have, nevertheless, not stopped trying to phrase theories about the implications of informatization for public administration with a more or less larges scope, that are robust in different contexts and over longer periods of time. These results and theories, covering a broad set of elements of the body of knowledge of public administration, are presented in this volume. As the authors try to demonstrate in this book, informatization developments in public administration do not only challenge the existing body of knowledge of the public administration

Democratic Backsliding and Public Administration Book

Democratic Backsliding and Public Administration


  • Author : Michael W. Bauer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781316519387

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A timely new perspective on the impact of populism on the relationship between democracy and public administration.

Foundations of Public Administration Book

Foundations of Public Administration


  • Author : Peter Harris
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Release Date : 1990-04-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9622092438

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This book has been written to explain some of the fundamental issues of public administration to a wide audience. The author, Emeritus Professor and former head of the Department of Political Science at The University of Hong Kong, has had many years experience in the study and teaching of public administration in both European and African states (in the 50s and 60s) and Asia (in the 70s and 80s).

The Machinery of Government Book

The Machinery of Government


  • Author : Joseph Heath
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-03
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780197509623

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In political theory, the traditional model of state power was that elected officials make policy decisions which are then faithfully executed by a lower cadre of public servants. The complexity of the modern state, however, leaves this model outdate. The vast number of economic and social problems it confronts is such that a great deal of rule-making power is now delegated to a class of civil servants. Yet many political philosophers have not taken this model up, and the field has ignored the important role played by the class of "permanent" state officials--the "deep state" as some call it--in liberal states. In most liberal democracies for example, the central bank is as independent as the supreme court, yet deals with a wide range of economic, social, and political issues. How do these public servants make these policy decisions? What normative principles inform their judgments? In The Machinery of Government, Joseph Heath attempts to answer these questions. He looks to the actual practice of public administration to see how normative questions are addressed. More broadly, he attempts to provide the outlines of a "philosophy of the executive" by taking seriously the claim to political authority of the most neglected of the three branches of the state. Heath both provides a corrective to the prevailing tendency to underestimate the contribution of civil servants to the success of liberal-democratic welfare states, and suggests a more satisfactory account of the principles implicit in public administration.

The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration Book

The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration


  • Author : Christopher Dunn
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 567
  • ISBN 10 : 0195429834

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The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration Excerpt :

The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration is a comprehensive analysis of public management and government in Canada today. With contributions from thirty-one leading Canadian scholars and specialists in the field, the text exposes students to key issues in public administration from public service to workplace equity. The new second edition offers the most relevant and up-to-date coverage available, making it essential reading for both students and practitioners of Canadian public administration.

Public Administration Book

Public Administration


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : PediaPress
  • Release Date : 2022-09-27
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Public Administration in South Asia Book
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Public Administration in South Asia


  • Author : Meghna Sabharwal
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 517
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439869116

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A state-of-the-art, one-stop resource, Public Administration in South Asia: India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan examines public administration issues and advances in the Indian subcontinent. The book fulfills a critical need. These nations have the largest public administration programs in South Asia, yet existing knowledge on them is fragmented at best. Bringing together leading scholars from these countries, this book provides both an insider perspective and a scholarly look at the challenges and accomplishments in the region. Focusing on the machinery of government, the book explores questions such as: What is the history of public administration development? How are major decisions made in the agencies? Why are anti-corruption efforts so much a challenge? What is the significance of intergovernmental relations? What is the success of administrative reform? What are examples of successful social development programs? How successful is e-government, and what are its challenges? Why is civil service reform difficult to achieve? How is freedom of information being used as a means to combat corruption and invoke grassroots activism? What can be learned from the successes and failures? While public administration practice and education have become considerably professionalized in the last decade, a sufficiently in-depth and well-rounded reference on public administration in these countries is sorely lacking. Most available books tackle only aspects of public administration such as administrative reforms, civil service, economic developments, or public policy, and are country specific. None provide the in-depth analysis of the sphere of public action in South Asia found in this book. It supplies an understanding of how public administration can be either the source of, or solution to, so many of the problems and achievements in the Indian subcontinent.

The Next Public Administration Book

The Next Public Administration


  • Author : B Guy Peters
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2017-10-23
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473993938

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Written by two of the leading scholars in the field, this book explores public administration in the past, present and future, critically reviewing the modernization of public management reform. It reasserts public administration as an integral component of democratic governance and fostering a state-citizen relationship. Wide-ranging in scope, The Next Public Administration: Extends basic public administration to consider issues associated with management, governance and democracy Covers core public administration concepts and their evolution through time Draws on an international spread of examples, bringing theoretical discussions to life Includes lists of further reading Essential reading for students of public management and public administration.