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Routledge Public Affairs Education

About the Series

The Routledge Public Affairs Education series, edited by William Hatcher and Bruce D. McDonald III, publishes books designed to assist faculty in the classroom and in the management of public administration, public affairs, and public policy programs. To accomplish this, the book series explores evidence-based practices, commentary about the state of public administration education, and pedagogical perspectives. The Routledge Public Affairs Education series examines the future of public administration education, teaching practices, international public administration education, undergraduate public administration programming, and other relevant topics to advance the field’s knowledge.

For more information about the series, or to submit a book proposal, please contact series editors William Hatcher at [email protected] and Bruce D. McDonald, III at [email protected]

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Preparing Leaders of Nonprofit Organizations Contemporary Perspectives

Preparing Leaders of Nonprofit Organizations: Contemporary Perspectives

1st Edition


Edited By William A Brown, Matthew Hale
July 14, 2022

There are more than 1.8 million nonprofits in the United States and at least 3 times that many internationally. Workers in these nonprofits and civil society organizations increasingly look to academic programs to provide leadership and management training. This edited volume is designed to provide...

Teaching Public Budgeting and Finance A Practical Guide

Teaching Public Budgeting and Finance: A Practical Guide

1st Edition

Edited By Bruce D. McDonald III, Meagan M. Jordan
December 21, 2021

Many universities offer the Master of Public Administration (MPA) or other public affairs degree, which includes at least one course in public budgeting or public financial management. The faculty who teach these courses can however sometimes struggle to cover the breadth of material required and ...

Undergraduate Public Affairs Education Building the Next Generation of Public and Nonprofit Administrators

Undergraduate Public Affairs Education: Building the Next Generation of Public and Nonprofit Administrators

1st Edition

Edited By Madinah F. Hamidullah
November 12, 2021

Public affairs and nonprofit program administrators and directors interested in (or tasked with) implementing undergraduate programs require a resource where they can find information for recruiting and retaining the next wave of public and nonprofit workers.  While similar to graduate public...

The Public Affairs Faculty Manual A Guide to the Effective Management of Public Affairs Programs

The Public Affairs Faculty Manual: A Guide to the Effective Management of Public Affairs Programs

1st Edition

Edited By Bruce D. McDonald III, William Hatcher
March 10, 2020

While public affairs faculty study administration and management techniques, few administrators of public affairs programs receive formal training in the nuts and bolts of academic administration. Even those faculty who come to academia after distinguished careers in managerial positions may not be...

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