Foundations of Public Administration

Author: Peter Harris
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789622092433
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This book has been written to explain some of the fundamental issues of public administration to a wide audience. The author, Emeritus Professor and former head of the Department of Political Science at The University of Hong Kong, has had many years experience in the study and teaching of public administration in both European and African states (in the 50s and 60s) and Asia (in the 70s and 80s).

Foundations of Public Service

Author: Douglas F. Morgan
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765634597
Format: PDF, ePub
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Designed to serve as a basic text for an introductory course in Public Administration, this innovative work provides students with an understanding of the basic management functions that are covered in all standard textbooks with two important differences. It is written to address the needs of both the experienced practitioner and the entry-level public servant and it provides a framework for understanding American political traditions and how they inform public administration as a political practice.

Foundations of Public Administration

Author: I. Th M. Snellen
Publisher: Eleven International Pub
ISBN: 9789462361089
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In the course of the last century, fundamental changes occurred in the relationship between public administration and politics. This book describes in which ways and to what extent the public administration discipline aims to shape this fundamental relation by analyzing the paradigmatic foundations of the discipline. The various paradigms adopted by different groups in the public administration discipline at different points in time determine for a large part the nature of problems to be tackled and the solution procedures that may be considered. Therefore, as discussed in the book, a clear insight into the foundations underlying the relationship between public administration and politics not only facilitates the study of the public administration discipline and political science, but also contributes to a better understanding of the practice of public administration.Contents include: paradigms in public administration * public administration as a submissive instrument of politics * public administration as an 'out-sourceable' policy production system * the demand and supply paradigm of public administration * the modernist paradigm: public administration as scientification of politics * public administration in a multi-rational perspective: a postmodern paradigm.

The Legal Foundations of Public Administration

Author: Donald D. Barry
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742543805
Format: PDF, ePub
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The third edition of this highly respected textbook introduces students of public administration to the practical issues of administrative law. While useful to law school students, it is most relevant to public management students. The presentation provides a concise foundation to the history and theory of administrative law, rule making, and judicial decisions. The most important issues in administrative law are included meaningful issues for present and future administrators. A larger number of recent cases and other up-to-date information will be found in the book in order to make the student aware of the kinds of legal problems likely to be encountered in public agencies. One or two cases illustrate each problem at hand, rather than discussing numerous arcane court decisions and technicalities of legal procedure, in order to sketch the broad contours of the present law."

Talking Language Seriously

Author: Jay D. White
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9780878408788
Format: PDF
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The logic of research in public administration, argues Jay D. White, may be more like that of storytelling than of conventional social science research. In Taking Language Seriously, he examines the linguistic, discursive, and narrative foundations of public administration research and develops a narrative theory of knowledge development and use for the field. White builds his case for this narrative theory by showing how research on complex problems is grounded in language and discourse. He then explains how a variety of recent developments in philosophy and the humanities--positivism, postpositivism, hermeneutics, critical and legal theory, postmodernism, and poststructuralism--can contribute to our understanding of public administration research. Focusing on the logical structures of three modes of research--explanatory, interpretive, and critical--White shows how each is equally legitimate, depending on the nature of the research questions. This comprehensive yet clear discussion of the philosophical foundations of research in public administration advances an alternative theory of knowledge development that will be valuable for everyone in fields seeking to affect social, political, economic, and organizational change.

Public Administration Evolving

Author: Mary E. Guy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131751453X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Public Administration Evolving: From Foundations to the Future demonstrates how the theory and practice of public administration has evolved since the early decades of the twentieth century. Each chapter approaches the field from a unique perspective and describes the seminal events that have been influential in shaping its evolution. This book presents major trends in theory and practice in the field, provides an overview of its intellectual development, and demonstrates how it has professionalized. The range from modernism to metamodernism is reflected from the perspective of accomplished scholars in the field, each of whom captures the history, environment, and development of a particular dimension of public administration. Taken together, the chapters leave us with an understanding of where we are today and a grounding for forecasting the future.

American Public Service Constitutional and Ethical Foundations

Author: Sheila Kennedy
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449668720
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Questions of ethics in public administration are increasingly in the news, where commentators seem too often detached from the sources of those ethics and their application to current political conflicts. American Public Service: Constitutional and Ethical Foundations examines public administration ethics as contextualized by constitutional, legal, and political values within the United States. Through case studies, hypothetical examples, and an easy-to-read discussion format, the authors explore what these values mean for specific duties of government managers and for the resolution of many contemporary issues confronting public sector officials. Key Features: • Describes the philosophical underpinnings of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights • Identifies the values that anchor and define what government and public administrators should do. • Indicates where these values fit into a framework for moral decision-making in the public sector, and how they apply to discussions of current controversies in public administration. • Written by authors with rich experience as both lawyers and academics in public administration programs.

Public Administration in Theory and Practice

Author: Raymond W Cox III
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317344960
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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. Features 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

Theoretical Foundations and Discussions on the Reformation Process in Local Governments

Author: Sadioglu, Ugur
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522503188
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Local government can be defined as a public entity acting as the sub-unit of a state or of a region, charged with the task of enforcing public policies. There have been many reforms of local government in recent years from the grassroots-led movement that took root in the 90’s to the overarching effects of globalization and decentralization. Local governments must adapt their practices in order to most effectively provide for their constituents. Theoretical Foundations and Discussions on the Reformation Process in Local Government addresses the effects of recent reforms in the political-administrative system of local governments and politics as well as future outlooks. It reviews the challenges, innovations, and lessons from local governments while providing theoretical perspectives on methods for positive reform. This book is a critical reference source for policy makers, government organizations, professionals, and actors in both local and international politics.

Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health

Author: Jeannine Coreil
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412957044
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is intended as a core textbook for courses in public health that examines current issues in health from a social and behavioral science perspective. It is a cross-disciplinary course (public health, medical sociology, health psychology, medical anthropology) and thus there are many ways to teach the course based on a particular instructor's perspective. The authors wrote the book because they were dissatisfied with the way other texts apply social science to public health and found that many texts being used were from related fields such as medicine, nursing or general health.The authors are planning to do a major revision based on reviews they have collected and the reviews we have collected. We believe the revised edition will essentially be a new text based on rich feedback. They will include new theory, new cases, new research, and a rich ancillary package. They will also reduce the frameworks presented to make the book more readable to students.