Public Administration

Author : Norma M. Riccucci
ISBN : 9781589016170
Genre : Political Science
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Is public administration an art or a science? This question of whether the field is driven by values or facts will never be definitively answered due to a lack of consensus among scholars. The resulting divide has produced many heated debates; however, in this pioneering volume, Norma Riccucci embraces the diversity of research methods rather than suggesting that there is one best way to conduct research in public administration. Public Administration examines the intellectual origins and identity of the discipline of public administration, its diverse research traditions, and how public administration research is conducted today. The book’s intended purpose is to engage reasonable-minded public administration scholars and professionals in a dialogue on the importance of heterogeneity in epistemic traditions, and to deepen the field’s understanding and acceptance of its epistemological scope. This important book will provide a necessary overview of the discipline for graduate students and scholars.
Category: Political Science

Public Administration

Author : Laxmikanth
ISBN : 0071074821
Genre : Public administration
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Category: Public administration

Public Administration Concepts And Cases

Author : Richard Stillman
ISBN : 9781285224794
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 64.10 MB
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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: CONCEPTS AND CASES offers a unique and highly regarded framework in which conceptual readings are paired with contemporary case studies that reflect real-world examples of administrative work, as well as new thinking and developments in the field. Case studies and examples cover topics such as the Columbia space shuttle disaster, the shootings at Columbine High School, and the war in Iraq making it easy to engage students in the readings. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Political Science

Public Administration

Author : Jerome B. McKinney
ISBN : 9780275955656
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 38.58 MB
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This is a complete and up-to-date revision of the classic text for public administration which presented public administration as a tension between the necessary exercise of power and the search for accountability by public servants. In this revision, the authors have initiated a new approach to the study of public administration by focusing on middle- and lower-level managers. These are positions that most students will occupy for the bulk of their professional careers. The book recognizes that most of the administration is in field offices, in state and local government, and in cooperation with the private sector. It then focuses on power and its potential for influencing the behavior of the bureaucracy. This leads to the relationship between theories about administration and the actual practice.
Category: Political Science

Public Administration Singapore Style

Author : Jon S. T. Quah
ISBN : 9781849509244
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 64.24 MB
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Singapore was ranked first for the competence of its public officials from 1999 to 2002 by The Global Competitiveness Report. While research has been done on various aspects of public administration in Singapore, there is to date no comprehensive study of the Singapore Civil Service and the statutory boards and their contribution to the attainment of national development goals. The aim of this book is to rectify this gap in the literature by providing a detailed study of public administration Singapore-style. Public administration Singapore-style is characterized by these features: macho-meritocracy; competing with the private sector for talent; low level of corruption; reliance on institutional and attitudinal administrative reforms; reliance on statutory boards to implement socio-economic development programs; effective policy implementation, improving service to the public; and using policy diffusion to solve problems. The book's main thesis is that the nature of public administration in Singapore results from the combined influence of Singapore's policy context and the various policies introduced by the People's Action Party government since it assumed office in June 1959, 50 years ago.
Category: Political Science

Public Administration Sixth Edition A Comparative Perspective

Author : Ferrel Heady
ISBN : 1420029487
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 55.78 MB
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Continuing in the standard of excellence set by previous editions, this sixth edition assesses the bureaucracies and development of governments around the world-providing helpful and revealing analyses of the relationships between bureaucracies and political regimes. With over 1000 literature references, tables, and drawings, the book has been updated to reflect changes in the political systems of the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and the developing world. The editor clearly articulates recent developments in the shifting global political landscape and discusses how conditions in development administration and comparative public policy affect nation-states.
Category: Political Science

Handbook Of Comparative And Development Public Administration

Author : Ali Farazmand
ISBN : 9780824742027
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 84.68 MB
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With contributions from nearly 80 international experts, this comprehensive resource covers diverse issues, aspects, and features of public administration and policy around the world. It focuses on bureaucracy and bureaucratic politics in developing and industrialized countries and emphasizing administrative performance and policy implementation, as well as political system maintenance and regime enhancement. The book covers the history of public administration and bureaucracy in Persia, Greece, Rome, and Byzantium and among the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas, public administration in small island states, Eastern Europe, and ethics and other contemporary issues in public administration.
Category: Political Science

Comparative Public Administration

Author : J.A. Chandler
ISBN : 9781134668113
Genre : Political Science
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This accessible introduction to the system of public administration uses a clear, country by country analysis and includes new public management approaches. Including often neglected areas such as the European Union; Japan; Britain; France; Germany; The Republic of Ireland; Italy, Sweden and the United States, this student-friendly volume is a highly valuable resource for students of Politics and Administration at all levels.
Category: Political Science

Ethics And Public Administration

Author : H. George Frederickson
ISBN : 0765636336
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 89.92 MB
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This first serious empirical work to study administrative ethics refutes the arguments that administrative ethics cannot be studied in an empirical manner and that empirical analysis can deal only with the trivial issues in administrative ethics. Within a theoretical perspective, the authors carefully qualify their findings and take great care not to overgeneralize results. Specific areas addressed include understanding public corruption, ethics as control, and ethics as administration and policy.
Category: Philosophy