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ASPA Series in Public Administration and Public Policy


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Founded in 1939, the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) is the premier professional organization for public administration, dedicated to advancing its art, science, teaching and practice. The ASPA book series provides expert information on a range of public administration issues, each authored by a leader in the field. Series Editor David Rosenbloom is Distinguished Professor of Public Administration in the School of Public Affairs at American University, USA.

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Dwight Waldo Administrative Theorist for our Times

Dwight Waldo: Administrative Theorist for our Times

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Richard Stillman
October 27, 2020

From the early postwar period until his death at the turn of the century, Dwight Waldo was one of the most authoritative voices in the field of public administration. Through probing questions, creative ideas, and novel insights, he perhaps contributed more than any other single figure to the ...

Promoting Sustainable Local and Community Economic Development

Promoting Sustainable Local and Community Economic Development

1st Edition

Roland V. Anglin
September 05, 2019

Growing local economies, empowering communities, revitalizing downtowns, developing entrepreneurship, building leadership, and enhancing nonprofits — you can achieve all these benefits and more with a comprehensive and strategic revitalization plan. Chronicling the struggle of local revitalization ...

Making Collaboratives Work How Complex Organizational Partnerships Succeed

Making Collaboratives Work: How Complex Organizational Partnerships Succeed

1st Edition

Susan Meyers Chandler
November 16, 2018

Most contemporary public managers will work in some type of collaborative or networked arrangement at some time in their professional careers. More and more work in public administration and policy is now being done in collaborative formats, and while there are many studies, articles, and cases ...

Transforming Disaster Response Federalism and Leadership

Transforming Disaster Response: Federalism and Leadership

1st Edition

William Lester
July 17, 2018

Much of the published work on disaster response has focused on specific disasters, highlighting what went wrong. Taking a new approach, this book explores ways in which transformational leadership principles may be applied to an organization’s disaster preparation and response, moving the ...

Challenges in City Management A Case Study Approach

Challenges in City Management: A Case Study Approach

1st Edition

Becky J. Starnes
May 22, 2013

City management in developing countries is a quickly growing area in current public administration literature. However, little research material can be found regarding the management of cities. Demonstrating the issues in this field, Challenges in City Management: A Case Study Approach brings the ...

Debating Public Administration Management Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities

Debating Public Administration: Management Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities

1st Edition

Robert F. Durant, Jennifer R.S. Durant
October 26, 2012

Dialog between practitioners and academics has increasingly become the exception rather than the rule in contemporary public administration circles. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Debating Public Administration: Management Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities tackles some of the ...

Effective Non-Profit Management Context, Concepts, and Competencies

Effective Non-Profit Management: Context, Concepts, and Competencies

1st Edition

Shamima Ahmed
July 26, 2012

In an environment of increased interdependency and collaborations among non-profits, for-profits, and governmental organizations, researchers and practitioners have begun to identify the need for a distinctive set of values, skills, and competencies for effective non-profit management. Underlining ...

Environmental Decision-Making in Context A Toolbox

Environmental Decision-Making in Context: A Toolbox

1st Edition

Chad J. McGuire
April 25, 2012

Because of the complexity involved in understanding the environment, the choices made about environmental issues are often incomplete. In a perfect world, those who make environmental decisions would be armed with a foundation about the broad range of issues at stake when making such decisions. ...

Ethics Moments in Government Cases and Controversies

Ethics Moments in Government: Cases and Controversies

1st Edition

Donald C. Menzel
September 25, 2009

Ethical concerns are among the most common problems public administrators face, yet the issues are often complex, and the correct choices are not always clear. Living up to the public trust is much more than just an act of compliance. It also involves perceiving, preventing, avoiding, and resolving...

Local Economic Development and the Environment Finding Common Ground

Local Economic Development and the Environment: Finding Common Ground

1st Edition

Susan M. Opp, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
March 22, 2013

A clear and practical examination of complex issues, Local Economic Development and the Environment: Finding Common Ground provides a broad, academic look at the intersection of two important areas for local administrators. In addition to managing development in a strained economic climate, most ...

Organizational Assessment and Improvement in the Public Sector

Organizational Assessment and Improvement in the Public Sector

1st Edition

Kathleen M. Immordino
October 13, 2009

Calls for performance measures and metrics sound good, but public sector organizations often lack the tools required to assess the organization as a whole and create true change.In order to implement an integrated cycle of assessment, planning, and improvement, government agencies at all levels ...

Practical Human Resources for Public Managers A Case Study Approach

Practical Human Resources for Public Managers: A Case Study Approach

1st Edition

Nicolas A. Valcik, Teodoro J. Benavides
August 24, 2011

Employers face a myriad of issues when hiring: how to recruit, whom to select, how to interview, Equal Employment Opportunity policies, fair salary offerings, health issues, performance evaluations, behavior/disciplinary actions, turnover, and the list goes on and on. Practical Human Resources ...

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