Public Administration An Action Orientation

ISBN-10: 0534603408
ISBN-13: 9780534603403
Edition: 5th 2006 (Revised)
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Description: As its title implies, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: AN ACTION ORIENTATION encourages students to take action in and become participants in public administration. Robert and Janet Denhardt instruct readers on how to influence the operations of public  More...

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Book details

List price: $269.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/18/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

As its title implies, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: AN ACTION ORIENTATION encourages students to take action in and become participants in public administration. Robert and Janet Denhardt instruct readers on how to influence the operations of public agencies--helping them learn to affect 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 introduces the theories and scholarly literature of the field. In addition, it increases students' chances of being effective by developing such personal and interpersonal skills as personal management, communication, delegation, motivation, and decision making. Important topics such as nonprofit management, the global dimensions of public administration as well as organizational theory are covered thoroughly in this book.

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.

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.

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
Personal and Leadership Skills in Public Management
Interpersonal Skills and Group Dynamics
Administrative Reform and Technology
The Future of the Public Service
References
Appendix
Glossary
Index

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