Public Administration An Action Orientation

ISBN-10: 113393921X
ISBN-13: 9781133939214
Edition: 7th 2014
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Description: Issuing a call to action, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: AN ACTION ORIENTATION, Seventh Edition, encourages readers to become active participants in public administration--and equips them with the tools to do it effectively. Robert B. Denhardt, Janet V.  More...

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List price: $258.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/8/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.850
Language: English

Issuing a call to action, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: AN ACTION ORIENTATION, Seventh Edition, encourages readers to become active participants in public administration--and equips them with the tools to do it effectively. Robert B. Denhardt, Janet V. Denhardt, and Tara A. Blanc teach readers 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, the text introduces the theories and scholarly literature of the field while reflecting the latest trends and issues. Practical applications help readers sharpen personal management, communication, delegation, motivation, and decision-making skills. Key topics like nonprofit management, the global dimensions of public administration, and organizational theory are covered thoroughly.

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.

Tara A. Blanc is a lecturer in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. Her teaching and research interests are primarily in the areas of public service, civic and political engagement, leadership, and public service ethics. Formerly the associate director of the Cronkite/Eight Poll at Arizona State University, she co-directs a public opinion poll for ASU's Morrison Institute for Public Policy and provides consulting services on projects involving public opinion research, planning, and communication.

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