Handbook of Public Administration is the classic,comprehensive guide to the field, featuring original writings fromthe world's foremost public administration thought leaders andpractitioners. Intended to help both public administration studentsand practitioners navigate administrative challenges, overcomeobstacles, and improve effectiveness, this guide provides acomplete overview of the entire field. The information is organizedinto seven parts representing key domains of knowledge and practicethat are essential for effective public administration. Thesereflect changes in the state of modern public administration, thefactors that influence policies and programs, the mechanics of howgovernment works, and the tools that help administrators get thingsdone. Readers will find insightful discussions on the challenges ofcontemporary governance and the ethics of public administration, aswell as practical guidance on the everyday operations that bringeffective policies and programs to life.
Students and experienced practitioners alike will appreciate thewell-rounded approach to issues public administrators face everyday. The book is complete enough to act as a text, but organizedlogically for quick reference for specific problems or situations.Readers will:
- Understand the challenges posed by the changing context ofpublic administration
- Explore how relationships and decisions influence publicpolicies and programs
- Learn the critical skills and tools public administrators mustmaster to be effective
- Explore the ethics and liabilities of public administration,and what it means to take part
The role of public administration is evolving, and the changingnature of the field will impact the way policies and programs aredesigned and implemented. This book fully explores current andupcoming changes domestically and internationally against thebackdrop of public administration fundamentals. For the student orprofessional seeking a deeper understanding of the publicadministrator's role, Handbook of Public Administration is aclear, comprehensive resource.
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