Public Administration: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | August 15, 2016

byStella Z. Theodoulou, Ravi K. Roy

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Public administration ensures the development and delivery of the essential public services required for sustaining modern civilization. Covering areas from public safety and social welfare to transportation and education, the services provided through the public sector are inextricably partof our daily lives. However, mandatory budgetary cuts in recent years have caused public administrators to radically re-think how they govern in the modern age. In this Very Short Introduction Stella Theodoulou and Ravi Roy offer practical insight into the major challenges confronting the public sector in the globalized era. Tackling some of the most hotly debated issues of our time, including the privatization of public services and governmentsurveillance, they take the reader on a global journey through history to examine the origins, development, and continued evolution of public administration. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Public administration ensures the development and delivery of the essential public services required for sustaining modern civilization. Covering areas from public safety and social welfare to transportation and education, the services provided through the public sector are inextricably partof our daily lives. However, mandatory budget...

Stella Z. Theodoulou is the Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at California State University, Northridge. She is the former chair of the Political Science Department at CSUN. Dr. Theodoulou is the author of numerous articles and eight books, including Policy and Politics in Six Nations: A Comparative Perspective on ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.07 inPublished:August 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. A contemporary overview2. A global-historical perspective3. The long journey from Westphalia to Philadelphia4. The global spread of democratic progressivism5. The rise of the modern welfare state6. The new public management goes global7. Globalization and governance by network8. The challenges aheadFurther readingIndex