Public Administration Concepts and Cases

ISBN-10: 0618310452

ISBN-13: 9780618310456

Edition: 8th 2005

List price: $178.95
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"Public Administration: Concepts and Cases" offers a unique and highly regarded framework in which conceptual readings are paired with contemporary case studies that reflect real-world examples of administrative work, as well as new thinking and developments in the field. Case studies and examples cover topics such as the Columbia space shuttle disaster, the shootings at Columbine High School, the AIDS epidemic, and the war in Iraq--making it easy to engage students in the readings.The readings include introductions, annotations, and discussion questions.Chapters contain review questions, key terms, and suggestions for further reading.Pertinent topics include ecology and decision-making, intergovernmental relations, information networks, and ethics. A topical table of contents makes it easy to choose subjects of particular interest.
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Book details

List price: $178.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 8/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

The Search for the Scope and Purpose of Public Administration
The Study of Administration
The Study of Public Administration in the United States
The Blast in Centralia No. 5
A Mine Disaster No One Stopped
ThePattern of Public Administration in America
Its Environment, Structure, and People
The Formal Structure
The Concept of Bureaucracy
Bureaucracy
How Kristin Died
The General Environment
The Concept of Ecology
The Ecology of Public Administration
Dr. Helene Gayle and the AIDS Epidemic
The Political Environment
The Concept of Administrative Power
Power and Administration
The Columbia Accident
Intergovernmental Relations (IGR)
The Concept of IGR as Interdependence, Complexity, and Bargaining
American Intergovernmental
Relations: An Overview
Wichita Confronts Contamination
Internal Dynamics
The Concept of the Informal Group
Hawthorne and the Western Electric Company
American Ground
Unbuilding the World Trade Center
Key Decision Makers Inside Public Administration
The Concept of Competing Bureaucratic Subsystems
Inside Public Bureaucracy
The Decision to Go to War with Iraq
The Multiple Functions of Public Administrators
Their Major Activities, Responsibilities, and Roles
Decision Making
The Concept of Incremental Choice
The Science of "Muddling Through"
The MOVE Disaster
Administrative Communications
The Concept of Its Professional Centrality
Administrative Communication
Or How to Make All the Rest Work
The Concept of Its Professional Centrality
The Shootings at Columbine High School
The Law Enforcement Response
Executive Management
The Concept of Effective Public Organizations
Galloping Elephants
Developing Elements of a Theory of Effective Government Organizations
The Lessons of ValuJet 592
Public Personnel Motivation
The Concept of the Public Service Culture
The Public Service Culture
Who Brought Bernadine Healy Down?
Public Budgeting
The Concept of Budgeting as Political Choice
The Politics of Public Budgets
Wisconsin's Budget Deficit
Implementation
The Concept of An Ambiguity-Conflict Model
Synthesizing the Implementation Literature
The Ambiguity-Conflict
Model of Policy Implementation
They Had a Plan
Enduring and Unresolved Relationships
Central Value Questions, Issues, and Dilemmas of Contemporary Public Administration
The Relationship Between Politics and Administration
The Concept of Issue Networks
Issues Networks and the Executive Establishment
Reinventing School Lunch
Transforming a Food Policy into a Nutrition Policy
The Relationship Between
Bureaucracy and the Public Interest
The Concept of Public Sector Deregulation
Bureaucracy and the Public Interest
The Human Genome Project
The Relationship Between
Ethics and Public Administration
The Concept of Competing Ethical Obligations
Public Administration and Ethics
A Prologue to a Preface
The Case of the Butterfly Ballot
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