Public Administration: Research Strategies, Concepts, and Methods explores how scholars of public administration and institutional politics can improve their analysis by focusing on the contextual particularities of their research problems and considering the use of multiple theories and methods. The book functions as an introduction to central themes of public administration and related traditions of research, but also proposes a new pluralist approach for studying public institutions.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Foundations of Public Administration Research 1. Introduction: Effective Strategies in Public Administration Research Part 2: Strategies for Research 2. People 3. Structure 4. Roles 5. Culture 6. Change 7. Corruption Part 3: Bringing it All Together 8. Power 9. Doing Public Administration Research
B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of Government at the University of Pittsburgh and Professor of Comparative Governance at Zeppelin University (Friedrichshafen, Germany). He is the author or editor of over sixty books in public administration and political science.
Tero Erkkilä is Assistant Professor of political science at the Department of Political and Economic Studies at the University of Helsinki. His research interests include transnational governance, public institutions, and collective identities.
Patrick von Maravic is the former DAAD Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta and Assitant Professor of political science at Zeppelin University. He now runs a small distillery in the Black Forest Mountains.