Updated in its 8th edition, Introducing Public Administration provides readers with a solid, conceptual foundation in public administration, and contains the latest information on important trends in the discipline.Known for their lively and witty writing style, Shafritz, Russell, and Borick cover the most important issues in public administration using examples from various disciplines and modern culture. This approach captivates readers and encourages them to think critically about the nature of public administration today.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Defining Public Administration
Chapter 2 The Political and Cultural Environment of Public Policy and Its Administration
Chapter 3 The Continuous Reinventing of the Machinery of Government
Chapter 4 Intergovernmental Relations
Chapter 5 Honor, Ethics, and Accountability
Chapter 6 The Evolution of Management and Organization Theory
Chapter 7 Organizational Behavior
Chapter 8 Managerialism and Information Technology
Chapter 9 Strategic Management and Government Regulation
Chapter 10 Leadership
Chapter 11 Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Chapter 12 Social Equity
Chapter 13 Public Financial Management
Chapter 14 Program Audit and Evaluation
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