American Public Administration has been the go-to introductory textbook for Public Administration courses with a focus on civil society for the last decade. Now in an extensively revised and updated second edition, authors Cropf and Wagner weave the most recent and compelling research throughout every chapter to give students a useful, in-depth understanding of the field today. Changes to this edition include:
Comprehensive, well-written, and offering a careful consideration of the fundamentals, American Public Administration, Second Edition is an ideal introductory text for courses at the undergraduate or graduate level, offering students a broader civil society context in which to understand public service.
"Every chapter is packed with things you can use for your own work and professional development. The civil society context makes this a truly unique and comprehensive text for students of public administration and nonprofit management." – Irina Khmelko, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA
1. Public Service in the Twenty-First Century
2. The Growth of Government and Administration
3. Ethics and Public Administration
4. The Political Ecology of United States Public Administration
5. Federalism and Public Administration
6. Civil Society and Public Administration
7. Theories of Organization and Public Administration
8. The Organizational Dimensions of Public Administration
9. Motivation, Decision-Making, and Organizational Culture
10. Leadership in Public Administration
11. The Policy Process
12. Privatization and Public Administration
13. Public Budgeting and Finance
14. Human Resource Administration in Public Organizations
15. Public Administration’s Role in Environmental Issues and Climate Change
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