3rd Edition

Handbook of Public Administration




ISBN 9781574445602
Published November 14, 2006 by Routledge
1264 Pages - 30 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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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". . .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