Public Administration in Theory and Practice

Paperback | July 8, 2010

byRaymond W Cox Iii, Susan Buck, Betty Morgan

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Hailed for its timelessness and timeliness, Public Administration in Theory and Practice examines public administration from a normative perspective, and provides students with an understanding of the practice of public administration. Combining historical, contextual and theoretical perspectives, this text give students a truly comprehensive overview of the discipline and focuses on the practical implications of public administration theory.

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  • Normative perspective focuses on the practice of public administration and helps students understand what public administrators do.
  • Historical, contextual and theoretical perspectives provide comprehensive coverage of the subject matter.
  • A thematic overview reinforces the multiple conceptual frameworks or lens through which we see public administration.
  • Students will learn to think through to practical and realistic solutions that acknowledge an historic precedence and theory.
  • Emphasis on performance measures and assessments

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Hailed for its timelessness and timeliness, Public Administration in Theory and Practice examines public administration from a normative perspective, and provides students with an understanding of the practice of public administration. Combining historical, contextual and theoretical perspectives, this text give students a truly compre...

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Updated in a new 2ndedition, 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 pra...

Raymond W. Cox III is Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies at the University of Akron. He received his PhD in Public Administration and Policy from Virginia Tech. Dr. Cox is the author of nearly fifty academic and professional publications, including two books (an introductory text and a book on griev...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 7.3 × 0.9 inPublished:July 8, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:020578125X

ISBN - 13:9780205781256

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PREFACE  INTRODUCTION  Part I: NORMATIVE FOUNDATIONS  Chapter One: HISTORY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AS AN ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE  Chapter Two: ETHICS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Chapter Three: NORMATIVE FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION  Part II: THE MANAGEMENT SUBPROCESSES OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION  Chapter Four: A CONCEPTUAL HISTORY OF BUDGETING  Chapter Five: A CONCEPTUAL HISTORY OF PUBLIC PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT  Chapter Six: A CONCEPTUAL HISTORY OFADMINISTRATIVE LAW  Chapter Seven: A CONCEPTUAL HISTORY OF POLICY ANALYSIS  Part III: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AS ORGANIZATION THEORY  Chapter Eight: ORGANIZATION THEORY AS A PROBLEM OF STRUCTURE  Chapter Nine: ORGANIZATION THEORY AS A PROBLEM OF BEHAVIOR  Chapter Ten: ORGANIZATION THEORY AS A PROBLEM OF DEMOCRACY  Part IV: IDENTIFYING AND IMPLEMENTING CHANGE  Chapter Eleven: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PLANNED CHANGE  Chapter Twelve: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PUBLIC SECTOR STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT  Chapter Thirteen: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT  Part V: POLITICS AND ADMINISTRATION  Chapter Fourteen: THE LEGISLATURE IN ADMINISTRATIVE AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVE  Chapter Fifteen: ADMINISTRATION IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE  Chapter Sixteen: AMERICAN POLITICAL THEORY AND THE BUREAUCRACY  SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL READINGS  INDEX