Public Administration Profession and Practice: A Case Study Approach

ISBN-10: 0312105800
ISBN-13: 9780312105808
Edition: 1997
Authors: Gerald Garvey
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Description: A fresh alternative to the typical public administration text, Garvey?s is the first text to combine a solid analytical framework with in-depth cases portraying the vital, human side of public administration. Garvey?s cases turn abstract concepts  More...

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Book details

List price: $200.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

A fresh alternative to the typical public administration text, Garvey?s is the first text to combine a solid analytical framework with in-depth cases portraying the vital, human side of public administration. Garvey?s cases turn abstract concepts into human narratives, guiding students through the kind of ongoing, multi-level problems real public administrators face.

Preface
Introduction: Ten Cues for Case Analysis
Public Personnel Administration
Introduction to Organizational Theory
Democratic Accountability versus Administrative Discretion
The Politics of Administrative Choice: Creating Winners, Compensating Losers
What?s Private? What?s Public? What?s the Relationship between the Two?
Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations
Introduction to the Ethics of Public Roles
Counting the Consequences: Formal Policy Analysis
Making the Human Connection: Motivating the Worker, Serving the Citizen
Modern Decision Theory and Implementation Research
Postscript: What Government Can Properly and Successfully Do
Glossary
Index
About the Author

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