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Handbook of Public Administration

ISBN-10: 0761972242

ISBN-13: 9780761972242

Edition: 2003

Authors: B. Guy Peters, Jon Pierre

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`The study and practice of public administration, once seemingly stodgy subjects, have burst onto the scene as dynamic components of modern statecraft. Peters and Pierre have brought together an outstanding international team of scholars who examine just about every facet of administration, from the new emphases on marketization, flexibility and customer service to traditional concerns about hierarchy, accountability and administrative law. The volume covers theory and practice, administrative reform, implementation and the intersection of politics and administration - the old as well as the new public management - in a comprehensive volume that belongs in the collection of everyone interested in the administration of the contemporary state' - Professor Joel D Aberbach, Center for American Politics and Public Policy, UCLA`Whatever any student and government official wants to know about the theory and practice of public administration is contained in this encylopaedia of knowledge. The international team of authoritative authors have produced an up-to-date survey of how public administration is carried on around the world and what scholars say about it. They establish public administration as central to the process of governing society' - Professor George Jones, London School of Economics'This handbook portrays public administration as an integrated part of politics and the process of governing society. With a strong team of authors representing experiences from many parts of the world, this handbook calls attention to the peculiar nature of public administration, with its complex mixes of tasks, objectives, types of personnel and resources, forms of organization and governing, and environmental circumstances. It demonstrates that there is more to public administration than consumer choice, efficient delivery of tailor-made services, flexibility, markets, management and quantitativeperformance measures to remind us why studying public administration is not only important but also fun' - Professor Johan P Olsen, ARENA, OsloThe past two decades have been marked by a period of substantial, and often fundamental, change in public administration. This major new international handbook provides a complete review and guide to past and present knowledge in this essential field of inquiry.Assembling an outstanding team of scholars from around the world, it comprehensively explores the current state of the art in academic thinking and the current structures and processes for the administration of public policy following this period of rapid transformation and change.A dominant theme throughout the handbook is a critical reflection on the utility of scholarly theory and the extent to which government practices inform the development of this theory. To this end it serves as an essential guide for both the practice of public administration today and its on-going development as an academic discipline.A major landmark publication, the Handbook of Public Administration will be indispensable to the teaching, study and practice of public administration for students, academics and professionals everywhere.
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Book details

List price: $150.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 7/11/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.882

B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at the University of Pittsburgh. He has written extensively in the areas of public administration and public policy, both for the United States and comparatively. Among his recent publications are the Handbook of Public Administration and The Quest for Control: Politicization of the Public Service.

The Role of Public Administration in Governing
Public Management: Old And New
Public Management
Measuring Public Sector Performance and Effectiveness
Strategic Planning and Management
Human Resource Management
Comparitive Performance Pay
Innovations and Global Trends in Human Resource Management Practices
Pay and Prerequisites for Govenment Executives
Labor-Management Relations and Partnerships
Were They Reinvented?
Leadership and the Senior Service from a Comparative Perspective
Organization Theory And Public Administration
How Bureaucratic Structure Matters
An Organizational Perspective
Institutional Theories and Public Institutions
Traditions and Appropriateness
Formal Theory and Public Administration
Environmental Perspectives on Public Institutions
Administrative History
Administrative State and Society
A Case Study of the United States of America
Adminstrative Traditions in Western Europe
South Asian and Western Administrative Experience
The Past in the Present
Implementation Perspectives
Status and Reconsideration
Policy Design and Implementation
Interorganizational Relations in Implementation
Street-Level Bureaucrats and the Implementation of Public Policy
Law And Administration
The Continental System of Administrative Legality
Administrative Law in the Anglo-American Tradition
The Limits of Law
Can Laws Regulate Public Administration?
Politics And Administration
Public Organizations and Public Policies
Politicization of the Civil Service
Interest Groups and Public Organizations in Europe
Administration And Society
Political Legitimacy and Public Administration
Representative Bureaucracy
Street-Level Bureaucracy and Public Policy
Electronic Government
A Revolution in Public Administration?
Budgeting And Finance
Critical Choices for Design and Operation of Public Revenue Systems
Fiscal Rules and Fiscal Policy
Performance Information and Budgeting in Historical and Comparative Perspective
Accrual Budgeting in a Comparative Perspective
Comparative And International Public Administration
Comparative Public Administration
From General Theory to General Frameworks
International Organizations and Domestic Administrative Reform
Administrative Patterns and National Politics
Administrative Reform
Administrative Reform
The Administrative State in Western Democracies
Public Administration in Post-Communist States
Public Administration In Developing And Transitional Societies
The Crisis of African Public Administration
Challenges of Culture and Governance in Asian Public Administration
Public Administration and Public Sector Reform in Latin America
Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe
Accountability in Modern Government
On Acting Responsibly in a Disorderly World
Individual Ethics and Administrative Responsibility
Accountability in a Seamless Economy
Intergovernmental Relations And Public Administration
Coordination in the Intergovernmental Setting
The Instruments of Intergovernmental Management
Multi-Level Governance
What It Is and How It Can be Studied