Public Administration in Theory and Practice

ISBN-10: 020578125X

ISBN-13: 9780205781256

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Raymond W. Cox, Susan J. Buck, Betty N. Morgan

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Updated in a new 2 nd edition, this book examines public administration from a normative perspective, and provides readers with an understanding of thepracticeof public administration. It combines historical, contextual, and theoretical perspectives that give readers a truly comprehensive overview of the discipline and focuses on the practical implications of public administration theory.
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Book details

List price: $103.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education Canada
Publication date: 7/8/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Normative Foundations
Introduction
History of Public Administration as an Academic Discipline
The Early Years
Administration as Science
The First New Public Administration
Generic Management
The Second New Public Administration
Retrenchment and Critique
The State of the Discipline
Conclusion
References
Ethics in Public Administration
Administrative Theory and Ethics
Types of Public Morality
Constitutional Values
Discretionary Judgment
On a Practical Note: Enforcement of Ethics Rules
Ethics and Public Policy
Conclusion
References
Normative Foundations of Public Administration
Normative Foundations of Public Administration
Ancient History
Bureaucracy in the Founding Period
Informal Constitutional Amendment
Legitimating Administration
Administrative Responsibility
On a Practical Note: The Profession of Public Management
Conclusion
References
The Management Subprocesses of Public Administration
A Conceptual History of the Budget Process
Budgeting as a Management Subprocess
Budgeting in Historic Perspective
Macro-Budget Perspectives
Micro-Budget Perspectives
The Fiscal Crisis of 2009-2010
Conclusion
References
A Conceptual History of Public Personnel Management
Personnel Practice in the Founding Period
The Spoils System
Introduction of Merit Systems
Personnel Practice
Continuing Issues and Concerns
Conclusion
References
A Conceptual History of Administrative Law
The Sick Chicken Case
Defining Administrative Law
Conclusion
References
A Conceptual History of Policy Analysis
What Comes After Counting?
The Progressive Era
Toward The New Deal
Locating Policy Analysis
References
Public Administration as a Puzzle
Organization Theory as a Problem of Structure
Development of the Early Bureaucracy
Toward an Efficient Organization
Scientific Management
Structure in Modern Organizations
Conclusion
References
Organization Theory as a Problem of Human Behavior
The Pioneer Views: Follett and the Hawthorne Experiments
The Sociology of Organization
The Psychology of Organization
The Social Psychology of Organization
Conclusion
References
Organization Theory as a Problem of Democracy
The Structural Elements in Democracy
The Values of Democracy
Bureaucracy versus Democracy
Bureaucracy and Democracy: A Preliminary Assessment
Where to From Here?
References
Identifying and Implementing Change
Theory and Practice of Planned Change
Planned Change and Government Action
The Change Agent
The Diffusion of Innovation
Implementing Change
Change in American Governments
Management, Leadership, and Change
Conclusion
References
Public Sector Strategic Management
The Public Management Environment
Advantages and Disadvantages of Strategic Management
The Strategic Management Process
Vision
Strategic Management in Practice
Conclusion
References
Theory and Practice of Organization Development
Organization Development Practice: Preparing for Intervention
OD Practice: The Intervention
Types of Intervention
Organization Development in the Public Sector
Conclusion
References
Public Administration "Outside the Box": Politics and Administration
The Legislature in Administrative and Organizational Perspective
Legislative Decision Making
Legislative Structure
Legislative Control
Conclusion
References
Administration in Comparative Perspective
Framework for Study
Political Culture and Public Administration
Personnel Practice in Comparative Perspective
Budget Practice in Comparative Perspective
The Structure of Budget Decision Making
Policy Making in Comparative Perspective
Interest Groups and Bureaucrats
Models of Governance
Democracy and Bureaucracy
Conclusion
References
Politics and Administration: American Political Theory and the Bureaucracy
Representative Government and Bureaucracy
Framework and Analysis
American Political Theory: Past and Present
Bureaucratizing Democracy
Democracy as a Mechanism
Toward a Democratic Government
Governmental Democracy
Conclusion
References
Suggested Readings
Index
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