Introducing Public Administration, 8th Edition
©2013 |Pearson | Out of print
Jay M. Shafritz, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
E.W. Russell, School of Public Health, La Trobe University
Christopher P. Borick, Muhlenberg College
©2013 |Pearson | Out of print
Introducing Public Administration provides students with a solid, conceptual foundation in public administration, and contains the latest information on important trends in the discipline.
Known for their lively and witty writing style, Shafritz, Russell, and Borick cover the most important issues in public administration using examples from various disciplines and modern culture. This approach captivates students and encourages them to think critically about the nature of public administration today.
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New initiatives of the Barack Obama administration, especially those concerned with economic, financial management and budgetary policy, have been incorporated where appropriate. (ex. p. 500)
Numerous chapters examine the effects of the 2008 economic meltdown on areas of public administration such as regulation of financial markets, cut-back management, and social equity. (ex. Ch. 12)
Five case studies and/or keynotes have been added or received major revisions:
This edition also contains several new and substantially revised sections:
More than a dozen new boxes and tables exploring subjects such as the modern influence of ancient Rome, the debt ceiling, the critical importance of writing ability in public administration, and how Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer anticipated Theory X and Theory Y have also been added to this new edition. (ex. p. 269)
Chapter 1 Defining Public Administration
Chapter 2 The Political and Cultural Environment of Public Policy and Its Administration
Chapter 3 The Continuous Reinventing of the Machinery of Government
Chapter 4 Intergovernmental Relations
Chapter 5 Honor, Ethics, and Accountability
Chapter 6 The Evolution of Management and Organization Theory
Chapter 7 Organizational Behavior
Chapter 8 Managerialism and Information Technology
Chapter 9 Strategic Management and Government Regulation
Chapter 10 Leadership
Chapter 11 Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Chapter 12 Social Equity
Chapter 13 Public Financial Management
Chapter 14 Program Audit and Evaluation
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