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Handbook of Public Administration

3rd Edition

Edited by W. Bartley Hildreth, Gerald J. Miller, Jack Rabin, W. Bartley Hildreth, Gerald J. Miller

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1,264 pages | 30 B/W Illus.

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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.

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". . .impressive. . .contains an excellent conceptual, historical and bibliographic review of each topic. . . an extremely useful reference tool. . .the quality of the writing and analysis and the scope of the coverage make the volume a good investment for both government and university libraries."

---Canadian Public Administration

Table of Contents

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION HISTORY

Public Administration and the American Republic: The Continuing Saga of Management and Administration in Politics;Lawrence F. Keller

Five Great Ideas in American Public Administration;

Marc Holzer, Vache Gabrielyan, and Kaifeng Yang

ORGANIZATION THEORY

Further Trends Toward the Development of the Organizational Sciences; Robert T. Golembiewski

Five Great Issues in Organization Theory; Robert B. Denhardt and David L. Baker

PUBLIC BUDGETING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

The Field of Public Budgeting and Financial Management, 1789–1995; Carol W. Lewis

Budget Theory: New Perspectives for a New Millennium;Howard A. Frank

DECISION-MAKING

Decision Making, Institutions, Elite Control, and

Responsiveness in Public Administration History;Jonathan B. Justice and Gerald J. Miller

Five Conceptual Tools for Decision Making;Dennis P. Wittmer and Robert P. McGowan

PUBLIC PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Public Personnel and Labor Relations; N. Joseph Cayer

Managing Public Personnel: A Turn-of-the-Century Perspective; Luther F. Carter and Kenneth D. Kitts

FEDERALISM AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

Federalism, Intergovernmental Relations, and Intergovernmental Management: The Origins, Emergence, and Maturity of Three Concepts Across Two Centuries of Organizing Power by Area and by Function; Deil S. Wright and Carl W. Stenberg

Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations: Theories,

Ideas, and Concepts; Dale Krane and Richard H. Leach

PUBLIC POLICY

Back to Square One: The History and Promise of the

Policy Sciences; Peter deLeon and Danielle M. Vogenbeck

The Policy Sciences in Critical Perspective;Matthew R. Auer

COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Comparative and International Administration;George M. Guess and Vache Gabrielyan

Issues in Comparative and International Administration; Ferrel Heady, Bruce Perlman, and Mario Rivera

PUBLIC LAW

Administrative Law and Regulation;David S. Rosenbloom

Five Great Issues in Public Law and Public Administration;Julia Beckett

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PEDAGOGY

A History of Pedagogy in Public Administration;Eleanor V. Laudicina

Public Administration Pedagogy: What Is It?; Norma M. Riccucci

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Evolution of Information Technology in the

Public Sector; James Melitski

Strategically Managing Information Technology:

Challenges in the e-Gov Era;David Coursey

Five Great Ideas in Public Information Technology

Literature; Alexei Pavlichev and G. David Garson

THE CONDUCT OF INQUIRY

A History of the Conduct of Inquiry in Public Administration; Robert K. Whelan

Classic Methods in Public Administration Research; Samuel J. Yeager

JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION

Judicial Administration: Modernizing the Third Branch;Steven W. Hays and James W. Douglas

Five Great Issues in Judicial Administration; James A. Gazell

POLITICAL ECONOMY

The Political Economy of Public Administration;Fred Thompson

Some Developments in the Study of Market Choice, Public

Choice, and Institutional Choice;Vincent Ostrom

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AS A PROFESSION

The Public Administration Community and the Search for Professionalism; John J. Gargan

Five Great Issues in the Profession of Public Administration; David John Farmer

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General