Theories of Public Organization

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ISBN-13: 9781439086230
Edition: 6th 2011
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Book details

List price: $164.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/26/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

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.

Thomas J. Catlaw is Assistant Porfessor at Arizona State University. He received his PhD in Public Administration at The George Washington University in 2003. His areas of research and study include organizational behavior and theory; administrative theory; histroy and the foundations of public administration; civil society and community building; and social and political theory. He is the editor of Administrative Theory & Praxis and author of Fabricating the People: Politics and Administration in the Biopolitical State

Preface
About the Author
Learning about Public Organizations
The Acquisition of Knowledge
Formal Theories of Public Organization
Building Theories of Public Organization
Focusing on Complex Organizations
Redefining the Field
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Cases
References and Additional Readings
The Intellectual Heritage: Marx, Weber, and Freud
Transition to Socialism
Industrial Organization and Individual Development
Growth of Alienation
Max Weber
Rationalization of Social Theory: The Notion of the "Ideal Type"
Sigmund Freud
What Can We Learn?
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Cases
References and Additional Readings
The Political Heritage: From Wilson to Waldo
Beginnings of Public Administration Theory
Politics-Administration
The Lingering Influence of Politics-Administration
Adopting Business Management Techniques
Scientific Approaches to Management
Administrative Management and Organizational Structure
Centralization and Integration
Efficiency: The Key Measure of Success
Democratic Administration
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Cases
References and Additional Readings
The Rational Model of Organization
A Science of Human Behavior
The Generic Approach to Administration
The Proverbs of Administration
The Rational Model of Administration
Decision Making and Policy Formulation
Closed Systems versus Open Systems
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Cases
References and Additional Readings
Organizational Humanism and the New Public Administration
Themes in Organizational Humanism
Personality and Organization
Organization Development in the Public Sector
The New Public Administration
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Cases
References and Additional Readings
The Policy Emphasis and the New Public Management
Development of the Public Policy Orientation
Responsiveness in Public Policy
Effectiveness in Public Policy
The Discovery of Policy Implementation
Methods of Policy Analysis
The Intellectual Crisis
The New Public Management
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Cases
References and Additional Readings
Public Administration and the New Public Service
A Critique of the Rational Model
Interpretive/Action Theory
Critical Social Theory
Discourse and Post-Traditional Public Administration
The New Public Service
Outlining the New Public Service
Democratic Network Governance
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Cases
References and Additional Readings
The Practitioner as Theorist
Theories and Theory Building
Toward Theories of Public Organization
Organizational and Personal Learning
A New Role for Theorists
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Cases
References and Additional Readings
Appendix
The Administrative Journal
The Journal Format
Working in the Administrative Journal
Examples of Journal Entries
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index

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