Public Administration

Cases in Managerial Role-playing
Author: Robert P. Watson
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN: 9780321085528
Category: Political Science
Page: 179
View: 8376
This unique series of role-playing scenarios gives readers a realistic view of what it is like to manage public agencies, programs, and employees, providing readers with a deeper understanding of the field through active learning. The book features contemporary, realistic cases of typical managerial challenges faced by administrators in both the public and non-profit sectors. Compiled and edited by Professor Robert Watson, the 24 cases in this volume have been written by public administration instructors and practitioners from across the country and, as is often the situation in the real world, there are no easy answers to the challenges presented. For those interested in public administration, public personnel management.

An Introduction to Public Administration

Author: Haroon A. Khan
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761841074
Category: Political Science
Page: 210
View: 7525
In An Introduction to Public Administration students will gain concise knowledge about the theories and issues relating to public administration. Oriented toward undergraduate students in public administration, this book covers important areas including; federalism, contexts of administration, organization theory, organization behavior, management, leadership, labor relations, public personnel management, budgeting, decision making, bureaucracy, and ethics and accountability. A chapter on comparative administration focusing on China, Japan, India, Great Britain, and Germany will enhance students' understanding of public administration systems in other countries. Khan incorporates current cases related to public administration so that students can use critical thinking to analyze issues and apply public administration theories. Special features in this book include lists of key terms to promote students' recognition of important concepts and essay questions at the end of each chapter to help students organize their understanding of the material.

Diversity and Public Administration

Theory, Issues, and Perspectives
Author: Mitchell F. Rice
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317472977
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
View: 938
Featuring all original chapters, this book presents a balanced, comprehensive overview of the policies and practices for achieving racial and ethnic diversity in public organizations, with a strong orientation toward improving diversity management in the public sector. The book can be used both as a main text and a supplementary text in classes that focus on diversity, diversity management, public administration and multiculturalism, diversity and public productivity, public service delivery and diverse populations, and public policy and changing demographics. This completely revised and updated edition includes six brand new chapters, expanding the book's coverage to include: Diversity Ideology in the United States; Managing Diversity in Communities, Workplaces, and Society; Managing Diversity: Moving Beyond Organizational Conflict; Institutional Racism, Diversity and Public Administration; Cultural Competency, Public Administration, and Public Service Delivery; Diversity Management and Cultural Competencies.

Performance Auditing

Contributing to Accountability in Democratic Government
Author: Jeremy Lonsdale,Peter Wilkins,Tom Ling
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857931806
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 351
View: 1879
'It is time, 15 years on from the coining of the "Audit Explosion", to re-appraise the growth of new forms of auditing. As we move into what might be called "Auditing in Austerity" this book gives us that overview. An extremely well-informed team of authors has been assembled to deliver a comparative analysis that successfully mixes "insider" and "outsider" perspectives. This should be required reading, not just for auditors and their academic hangers-on, but for the wider audience of those interested in contemporary developments in democratic accountability and policymaking.' – Christopher Pollitt, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium 'This book fills an important gap in the market. At a time when governments around the world face the largest deficits in decades, there is a strong need to reduce public expenditures whilst ensuring greater value for money from public services. This book addresses these concerns and many more. Each of the chapter authors is a senior practitioner and/or an academic who specialises in performance auditing and accountability in modern complex democracies. They explore the nature of the concepts which underlie current practice; set out a variety of institutional structures and processes, and identify the limits of both theory and practice. These make this a book of considerable significance and one which makes an important contribution to our understanding of the democratic process. This is not a narrowly-focused book only of interest to those who specialise in performance auditing. Given the richness of its analysis and the fine-grained understanding of institutions and processes, it has much to say to students of public administration, management and policy analysis. I am confident that this will rapidly become the standard reference for those who are interested in performance auditing.' – Peter M. Jackson AcSS, University of Leicester, UK 'What a good read. Insightful and challenging. It is likely to incite a lot of discussion on the wide-ranging views from the very well-informed and qualified contributors, not least from those who actually have to implement the findings and recommendations of performance audit reports. The focus is rightly on accountability for performance not only in achieving government program objectives in an economic, efficient and effective manner, but also on the audit institutions themselves. It should be welcomed by the public sector and particularly by the parliamentary institutions concerned with achieving accountability for government performance.' – Pat Barrett AO, Australian National University and former Australian Auditor-General (1995–2005) 'This book is a much welcome tonic for public administration. It is one of the few books that explicitly focus on how audit institutions carry out their performance auditing responsibilities. While auditors will likely read this, the authors have geared the book to a broader readership, including public managers who are often the subject of performance audits.' – From the foreword by Paul Posner, George Mason University, US This state-of-the-art book examines the development of performance audit, drawing on the experience in a number of different countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, the Netherlands, and Belgium. The expert contributors identify the trajectory of performance audit, examine how it is conducted and consider what it is contributing to effective government. They conclude that, in the face of new challenges, performance auditors should focus both on their core responsibilities to ensure accountability, and continue to develop more insightful and sophisticated approaches to enable them to assess the growing complexity of the delivery of public services. By doing so, they can continue to play a valuable role in democratic accountability. Providing an up-to-date overview and discussion of performance audit, this highly topical book will appeal to all those working within audit, academics working in the fields of public management and public administration, as well practitioners in and close to state audit institutions. Members of Parliament, evaluators, internal auditors, researchers, policy analysts and consultants will also find this book invaluable.

Handbook of Public Administration, Third Edition

Author: W. Bartley Hildreth,Gerald J. Miller,Jack Rabin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420016997
Category: Political Science
Page: 1264
View: 7985
Since the publication of the previous edition, the best-selling Handbook of Public Administration enters its third edition with substantially revised, updated, and expanded coverage of public administration history, theory, and practice. Edited by preeminent authorities in the field, this work is unparalleled in its thorough coverage and comprehensive references. This handbook examines the major areas in public administration including public budgeting and financial management, human resourcemanagement, decision making, public law and regulation, and political economy. Providing a strong platform for further research and advancement in the field, this book is a necessity for anyone involved in public administration, policy, and management. This edition includes entirely new chapters on information technology and conduct of inquiry. In each area of public administration, there are two bibliographic treatises written from different perspectives. The first examines the developments in the field. The second analyzes theories, concepts, or ideas in the field’s literature.

The Roads to Congress 2008

Author: Robert Dewhirst,Ken Hechler,Robert P. Watson, Lynn University; author of Affairs of State, The Presidents’ Wives, and America’s First Crisis
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739142110
Category: Political Science
Page: 322
View: 2788
The book offers lively and highly readable case studies of the most intriguing and important congressional races of 2008. Both House and Senate races are included and each case covers the same topics presented in the same order within the cases. This includes profiles of both candidates and the congressional district or state of the senate race, as well as a discussion of the main policy issues of the campaign, campaign strategy, media coverage of the candidates, interest group involvement and resulting vote.

Public Performance & Management Review

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Civil service
Page: N.A
View: 1554

The Role of Public Administration in Alleviating Poverty and Improving Governance

Selected Papers from the Launching Conference of the Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG)
Author: Jak Jabes
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9715615953
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 706
View: 7838
This publication is the first of a series from The Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG), a network of professionals formed to encourage the continuing development of public administration theory and practice through research and other initiatives, and foster cooperation and collaboration between and among the members in pursuit of related and common interests.

Public Administration Review

Author: Leonard Dupee White
Publisher: N.A
Category: Public administration
Page: N.A
View: 7521
Includes section "Reviews of books and documents."

Cases in Health Care Management

Author: Sharon B. Buchbinder,Nancy H. Shanks,Dale Buchbinder
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449674291
Category: Law
Page: 393
View: 4738
From the authors of the bestselling Introduction to Health Care Management comes this compendium of 101 case studies that illustrate the challenges related to managing the healthcare services. Segmented by topic and setting, these cases span the full spectrum of issues that can arise in a variety of health care services settings. With a writing style that is lively and engaging, undergraduates in healthcare management, nursing, public administration, public health, gerontology, and allied health programs will find themselves absorbed in stories that bring to life the common issues encountered by healthcare managers every day. In addition, students in graduate programs will find the materials theory-based and thought provoking examples of real world scenarios. This book offers: • 101 cutting-edge cases written by experts in the field • Identification of primary and secondary settings for cases • Discussion questions for each case • Additional resources for students with each case • Teaching/learning methods such as role play

Competency Management in the Public Sector

European Variations on a Theme
Author: Sylvia Horton,Annie Hondeghem,David Farnham
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9784274905490
Category: Administrative agencies
Page: 189
View: 707
Designed for both practitioners and academics, this work seeks to inform the reader about the practice of competency management services in the public sector. It throws light on the origins and meanings of the concept and traces the competency movement from the 1980s in the UK and USA.

Civil Services in the EU of 27

Reform Outcomes and the Future of the Civil Service
Author: Christoph Demmke,Timo Moilanen
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631604663
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 285
View: 4873
This volume compares and analyses the national civil services and the most important reform trends in the 27 Member States of the European Union. The authors first examine the reform processes concerning civil servants' legal status, organisational changes, recruitment policies, remuneration, decentralisation of human resource responsibilities, job security and ethics. They consider in what ways similarities and differences can be detected amongst the 27 Member States and whether and to what extent the national civil services move away from traditional bureaucratic structures. Finally, the authors discuss the main outcomes of the reform processes and the future of the classical civil service. This publication contrasts with the many popular and speculative statements that too often capture the headlines on the future of the civil service and the different human resource management reforms. Instead, it is a measured conclusion about emerging trends and developments in this important policy area. The authors argue that the reform of the public sector will not, as many have predicted, be characterised by clear changes and progress in the area. Instead, the outcomes of the reform reveal a more complex picture of piecemeal and paradoxical patterns of change.

Rethinking Public-Private Partnerships

Strategies for Turbulent Times
Author: Carsten Greve,Graeme Hodge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136264574
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 3424
The global financial crisis hit the world in a remarkable way in late 2008. Many governments and private sector organizations, who had considered Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to be their future, were forced to rethink their strategy in the wake of the crisis, as a lot of the available private funding upon which PPPs relied, was suddenly no longer available to the same extent. At the same time, governments and international organizations, like the European Union, were striving to make closer partnerships between the public sector and the private sector economy a hallmark for future policy initiatives. This book examines PPPs in the context of turbulent times following the global financial crisis (GFC). PPPs can come in many forms, and the book sets out to distinguish between the many alternative views of partnerships; a project, a policy, a symbol of the role of the private sector in a mixed economy, or a governance tool - all within a particular cultural and historical context. This book is about rethinking PPPs in the wake of the financial crisis and aims to give a clearer picture of the kind of conceptual frameworks that researchers might employ to now study PPPs. The crisis took much of the glamour out of PPPs, but theoretical advances have been made by researchers in a number of areas and this book examines selected new research approaches to the study of PPPs.

American Book Publishing Record

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Books
Page: N.A
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Public Management and Governance in Malaysia

Trends and Transformations
Author: Noore Alam Siddiquee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135107327
Category: Political Science
Page: 268
View: 8130
The past two and a half decades have seen major transformations in public sector management and governance across the globe. This book examines the ways public sector management and governance in Malaysia has changed and is changing under contemporary reform models. Chapters are written by well-established scholars and academics with intimate knowledge in their respective fields, and provide a thorough and insightful analysis of the reform trends and developments on a range of topics. These include performance management, compensation reforms, public budgeting, accounting and reporting, privatisation and public-private partnership, e-government, managing ethics and accountability, local government and inter-governmental relations. While the book surveys the topics that are central to public sector management and governance, it also focuses on the nature of reforms and changes that were introduced, as well as the forces that have shaped their design and implementation process, and the initial impacts and results. Overall, the book provides students and scholars of Politics and Southeast Asian Studies with a greater appreciation and deeper understanding of the recent developments and current trends of public sector management.

Handbook of Comparative and Development Public Administration

Author: Ali Farazmand
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203904756
Category: Political Science
Page: 1130
View: 9304
With contributions from nearly 80 international experts, this comprehensive resource covers diverse issues, aspects, and features of public administration and policy around the world. It focuses on bureaucracy and bureaucratic politics in developing and industrialized countries and emphasizing administrative performance and policy implementation, as well as political system maintenance and regime enhancement. The book covers the history of public administration and bureaucracy in Persia, Greece, Rome, and Byzantium and among the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas, public administration in small island states, Eastern Europe, and ethics and other contemporary issues in public administration.

Comparative Studies and Regionally-Focused Cases Examining Local Governments

Author: Sadioglu, Ugur,Dede, Kadir
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522503218
Category: Law
Page: 502
View: 1027
In the era of globalization, comparative government and politics have come to the forefront due to the transformations of the social welfare state and the subsequent social, economic, political, cultural, technological and administrative changes. Taking a particular look at local government systems can uncover new perspectives on issues related to globalization, localization, governance, new democracy movements, managerial reformation, and privatization. Comparative Studies and Regionally-Focused Cases Examining Local Governments is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the role played by local governments in overall administration, types and models of government at the local level, consequences of managerial reformations, and new develops regarding structure, process, personnel, and policymaking aspects of government. Highlighting relevant perspectives from comparative research and case studies, this book is ideally designed for students, government officials, politicians, civil society representatives, and academicians.

Thinking Government

Public Administration and Politics in Canada
Author: David Johnson
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442603968
Category: Political Science
Page: 528
View: 5356
Thinking Government renews a discussion of power relations between elected politicians and unelected public servants, while also incorporating the practical approach of studying public administration within the dynamics of federal politics.

National Institute of Public Administration Reporter

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Pakistan
Page: N.A
View: 1009

Public Administration: An Action Orientation

Author: Robert Denhardt,Janet Denhardt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495502820
Category: Political Science
Page: 512
View: 4154
As its title implies, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: AN ACTION ORIENTATION, Sixth Edition, encourages students to become active participants in public administration. Robert B. Denhardt and Janet V. Denhardt instruct readers on how to influence the operations of public agencies--helping them learn to get involved and effect positive changes, regardless of whether they are working outside the agency as citizens or within the agency as managers. With a strong emphasis on ethics, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: AN ACTION ORIENTATION, Sixth Edition, introduces the theories and scholarly literature of the field. In addition, it increases students’ chances of being effective by developing practical skills such as personal management, communication, delegation, motivation, and decision making. Important topics such as nonprofit management, the global dimensions of public administration, and organizational theory are covered thoroughly in this book. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.