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Public Administration in Theory and Practice, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Raymond W. Cox, Susan J. Buck, Betty N. Morgan

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 28, 2010

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Hailed for its timelessness and timeliness, Public Administration in Theory and Practice examines public administration from a normative perspective, and provides students with an understanding of the practice of public administration.  Combining historical, contextual and theoretical perspectives, this text give students a truly comprehensive overview of the discipline and focuses on the practical implications of public administration theory.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

Part I: NORMATIVE FOUNDATIONS

Chapter One: HISTORY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AS AN ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE

Chapter Two: ETHICS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Chapter Three: NORMATIVE FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

 

Part II: THE MANAGEMENT SUBPROCESSES OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Chapter Four: A CONCEPTUAL HISTORY OF BUDGETING

Chapter Five: A CONCEPTUAL HISTORY OF PUBLIC PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Chapter Six: A CONCEPTUAL HISTORY OFADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Chapter Seven: A CONCEPTUAL HISTORY OF POLICY ANALYSIS

 

Part III: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AS ORGANIZATION THEORY

Chapter Eight: ORGANIZATION THEORY AS A PROBLEM OF STRUCTURE

Chapter Nine: ORGANIZATION THEORY AS A PROBLEM OF BEHAVIOR

Chapter Ten: ORGANIZATION THEORY AS A PROBLEM OF DEMOCRACY

 

Part IV: IDENTIFYING AND IMPLEMENTING CHANGE

Chapter Eleven: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PLANNED CHANGE

Chapter Twelve: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PUBLIC SECTOR STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Chapter Thirteen: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT

 

Part V: POLITICS AND ADMINISTRATION

Chapter Fourteen: THE LEGISLATURE IN ADMINISTRATIVE AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

Chapter Fifteen: ADMINISTRATION IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

Chapter Sixteen: AMERICAN POLITICAL THEORY AND THE BUREAUCRACY

 

SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL READINGS

 

INDEX

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