Race and Social Equity

Author: Susan T Gooden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317461452
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In this compelling book the author contends that social equity--specifically racial equity--is a nervous area of government. Over the course of history, this nervousness has stifled many individuals and organizations, thus leading to an inability to seriously advance the reduction of racial inequities in government. The author asserts that until this nervousness is effectively managed, public administration social equity efforts designed to reduce racial inequities cannot realize their full potential.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

Author: Ewan Ferlie
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199226443
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The public sector continues to play a strategic role across the world and in the last thirty years there have been major shifts in approaches to its management. This text identifies the trends in public management and the effects these have had, as well as providing a broad overview to each topic.

Women and Public Service

Author: Mohamad G. Alkadry
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765631059
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This book tackles the challenges that women face in the workplace generally and in the public sector particularly. While it spends time identifying and describing the problems that women faced in the past, it pays special attention to identifying possible remedies to these problems, and also surveys progress made in recent decades.

Making Meetings Work

Author: John E Tropman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761927051
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A best-seller in its first edition, Making Meetings Work Even Better: Achieving High Quality Group Decisions, Second Edition covers everything you need to know about organizing engaging meetings, including preparing agendas, controlling what happens behind the scenes prior to and after meetings, and managing conflicting values and personalities. Through the Meeting Masters Research Project at the University of Michigan, author John E. Tropman observed and interviewed the nation's most successful meeting experts to find out how to make meetings both stimulating and productive. Based on his findings, Tropman formulated seven principles and fourteen commandments for implementing dynamic meetings.

Cultural Competency for Public Administrators

Author: Kristen A. Norman-Major
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131747354X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With a focus on a broad spectrum of topics--race, ethnicity, gender, disability, and sexual orientation at the federal, tribal, state, and local levels--this book equips readers to better understand the complex, real-world challenges public administrators confront in serving an increasingly diverse society. The book's main themes include: What is cultural competency and why is it important? Building culturally competent public agencies; Culturally competent public policy; Building culturally competent public servants; How do agencies assess their cultural competency and what is enough? PA scholars will appreciate the attention given to the role of cultural competency in program accreditation, and to educational approaches to deliver essential instruction on this important topic. Practitioners will value the array of examples that reflect many of the common trade offs public administrators face when trying to deliver comprehensive programs and services within a context of fiscal realities.

Healthcare Politics and Policy in America 2014

Author: Kant Patel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131746883X
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This book provides a comprehensive examination of the ways that health policy has been shaped by the political, socioeconomic, and ideological environment of the United States. The roles played by public and private, institutional and individual actors in designing the healthcare system are identified at all levels. The book addresses the key problems of healthcare cost, access, and quality through analyses of Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Health Administration, and other programs, and the ethical and cost implications of advances in healthcare technology. This fully updated fourth edition gives expanded attention to the fiscal and financial impact of high healthcare costs and the struggle for healthcare reform, culminating in the passage of the Affordable Care Act, with preliminary discussion of implementation issues associated with the Affordable Care Act as well as attempts to defund and repeal it. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions and a comprehensive reference list. Helpful appendices provide a guide to websites and a chronology. PowerPoint slides and other instructional materials are available to instructors who adopt the book.

Administration and the Other

Author: Kyle Farmbry
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739133873
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The American state, with its various instruments of policy-making and implementation, has found itself wrestling with various policy challenges related to matters of marginalization. Administration and the Other uses historical cases to examine the social construction of groups in American policy and proposes using the various lessons that are often unspoken in discussions of the history and evolution of the field to launch a discourse of inclusion and connectivity.

Research Methods for Public Administrators

Author: Gail Johnson
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765628716
Format: PDF
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Designed for beginning MPA students and practitioners, this highly practical text focuses on the interpretation and use of research findings, not just number-crunching. It covers the entire research process, from initial questions to final report, in clear, jargon-free language, and includes numerous examples and exercises that provide opportunities for concrete applications of the concepts.

Presidencies Derailed

Author: Stephen Joel Trachtenberg
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421410249
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University presidents have become as expendable as football coaches—one bad season, scandal, or political or financial misstep and they are sent packing. A derailed presidency can undermine an institution's image, damage its alumni relations, and destroy campus morale, but it can also cost millions of dollars. During 2009 and 2010, fifty college, university, and system presidents either resigned, retired prematurely, or were fired. These high-profile campus appointments are increasingly scrutinized by faculty, administrators, alumni, and the media, and problems emerge all too publicly. A combination of constrained resources and a trend toward hiring from outside of academia results in tensions between governing boards and presidents that can quickly erupt. Sometimes presidents are dismissed for performance, financial, or institutional "fit" reasons, but there are nearly always political reasons as well. The details of these employment situations, often masked by confidentially clauses, increasingly emerge as social networks and traditional media buzz with speculation. Former university president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, along with Gerald B. Kauvar and former chancellor E. Grady Bogue, examine what can go wrong—and indeed has—and who in academic institutions has the responsibility to address these issues before things get out of hand. Presidencies Derailed is the first book to explore in depth, from every sector of higher education, the reasons why university presidencies fail and how university and college leadership can prevent these unfortunate situations from happening.

The Public Administrators Companion A Practical Guide

Author: Sandra Emerson
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9780872899094
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Help your students make the leap from theory to practice. This handy guide emphasizes application with straightforward instruction and abundant case material. It provides brief, tested steps for addressing management, resource, and operational needs, encouraging students to develop and hone crucial skills. Each chapter includes "Practicing Public Administration" exercises that range from preparing a sample budget to designing a flowchart to doing a SWOT analysis. With a particular focus on ethics, students are not only prepared to address daily tasks, but also to think through sticky moral dilemmas.