Public Administration An Action Orientation

ISBN-10: 0495502820
ISBN-13: 9780495502821
Edition: 6th 2009
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Description: As its title implies, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: AN ACTION ORIENTATION, Sixth Edition, encourages students to become active participants in public administration. Robert B. Denhardt and Janet V. Denhardt instruct readers on how to influence the  More...

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List price: $294.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/18/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

As its title implies, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: AN ACTION ORIENTATION, Sixth Edition, encourages students to become active participants in public administration. Robert B. Denhardt and Janet V. Denhardt instruct readers on how to influence the operations of public agencies--helping them learn to get involved and effect positive changes, regardless of whether they are working outside the agency as citizens or within the agency as managers. With a strong emphasis on ethics, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: AN ACTION ORIENTATION, Sixth Edition, introduces the theories and scholarly literature of the field. In addition, it increases students' chances of being effective by developing practical skills such as personal management, communication, delegation, motivation, and decision making. Important topics such as nonprofit management, the global dimensions of public administration, and organizational theory are covered thoroughly in this book.

Robert B. Denhardt is Professor of Leadership in the Sol Price School at the University of Southern California, Regents Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Delaware. Dr. Denhardt is a past president of the American Society for Public Administration and a member of the National Academy of Public Administration. Dr. Denhardt has published a dozen books, including Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, The Dance of Leadership; The New Public Service, Theories of Public Organization; Public Administration: An Action Orientation; In the Shadow of Organization; and The Pursuit of Significance.

Janet V. Denhardt is the Chester A. Newland Professor of Public Administration and Director of the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy in Sacramento.nbsp; Her teaching and research interests focus on organization theory, organizational behavior, and leadership. She is co-author of Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Third Edition. Her most recent book, The Dance of Leadership, was preceded by The New Public Service, Managing Human Behavior in Public and Non-Profit Organizations, and Street-Level Leadership: Discretion and Legitimacy in Front-Line Public Service. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Southern California, Dr. Denhardt taught at Arizona State University, Eastern Washington University, and served in a variety of administrative and consulting positions.

Preface
Personal Action in Public Organizations
The Political Context of Public Administration
The Interorganizational Context of Public Administration
The Ethics of Public Service
Designing and Managing Organizations
Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
Budgeting and Financial Management
The Management of Human Resources
Leadership and Management Skills in Public Organizations
Administration Reform and Technology
The Future of the Public Service
References
Appendix
Glossary
Index

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