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Public administration and public affairs

Author: Nicholas Henry
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall ; London : Pearson Education [distributor], 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 11th edView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Henry
ISBN: 9780205685516 020568551X
OCLC Number: 444438242
Description: pages cm
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Part I: Paradigms of Public Administration Do We Need Government?What Is Good Government?Chapter 1 Big Democracy, Big Bureaucracy An An Unpromising PrecisA Culture of ConstraintInfernal Vernon: A Case of Unconstrained Public AdministrationThe Paradoxical Power of the Public AdministratorNoetic Authority: The Base of Bureaucratic PowerChapter 2 Public Administration's Century in a Quandary The Beginning Paradigm 1: The Politics/Administration Dichotomy, 1900-1926 Paradigm 2: The Principles of Administration, 1927-1937 The Challenge, 1938-1950 Paradigm 3: Public Administration as Political Science, 1950-1970 Paradigm 4: Public Administration as Management, 1956-1970 The Forces of Separatism, 1965-1970 Public Administration as Neither Management Nor Political Science Paradigm 5: Public Administration as Public Administration: 1970-Present Paradigm 6: Governance, 1990-Present Pubilc Administration, Happy at Last Part II: Public Organizations Chapter 3 The Threads of Organization: Theories The Closed Model of Organizations The Open Model of Organizations Closed or Open Organizations? The Closed and Open Models: The Essential Differences Conjoining Opposites: The Drive to Reduce UncertaintyAre Public Organizations Different? Chapter 4 The Fabric of Organizations: Forces Assessing Organizational WorthOrganizational Knowledge Decision Making in Organizations A Monumental Map Mess in GeorgiaAdministration in OrganizationLimited Change: The Impact of Technology and People on the Public OrganizationDeep Change: The Impact of the Environment on the Public Organization Chapter 5 The Fibers of Organizations: People Why Work for the People?The Behavioral BureaucratGrowing into the OrganizationGetting AheadOrganizational PoliticsWhat is LeadershipLearning Leadership: The Evolution of a TheoryLeading the Public Organization Part III: Public Management Chapter 6 Clarifying Complexity: The Public's Information Resource Privacy versus Policy: The Particular Problem of the Public Computer A Case of Unmatched Failure The Crusade for Secure Data Knowledge Management: Managing the Public's Information Resource E-Gov: Lean, Seen, and Clean Government Best Practices for Knowledge Management The Information Resource and the Future of Governance Chapter 7 Public Productivity: Corruption's Consequence Comprehending CorruptionUnderstanding Public ProductivityThe Evolution of Public ProductivityKatrina, Crisis, and Collapse Measuring Public Performance Permutations and Practices of Performance Measurement Evaluating Public Programs Public Program Evaluation in Practice Using Public Program Evaluations Chapter 8 The Public Trough: Financing and Budgeting Governments Public Finance: Paying for Public Policy Taxing Times The Federal Government and the National Economy A Founder on Debt Public Budgeting: Spending for Public Policy Line-Item Budgeting, 1916-1939 Program/Performance Budgeting, 1940-1964 Planning-Programming-Budgeting, 1965-1971 Budgeting-by-Objectives, 1972-1977 Zero Base Budgeting, 1977-1980 Target Base Budgeting, 1981-PresentBudgeting for Results, 1993-Present Old Budgeting Systems Never Die...Acquiring Budgets: Agencies and ArgumentsLegislating Budgets Chapter 9 Managing Human Resources in the Public Sector Who Wants to Work for Government? The Evolution of Public Human Capital ManagementThe Civil Service System: The Meaning of Merit The Slippage of the Civil Service SystemThe Collective System: Blue-Collar Bureaucrats The Political Executive System: Politics in Administration Specialized Public Professional Systems: The Person Over the PositionThe Professional Public Administration System: Embracing the Professions of Politics and Management Federal Human Capital: A Question of CompetenceRace, Sex, and Jobs: The Challenge of Affirmative Action Part IV: Implementing Public Policy Chapter 10 Understanding and Improving Public Policy Public POlicy Analysis: A Brief HistoryThe Incrementalist Paradigm of Public PolicymakingThe Rationalist Paradigm of Public PolicymakingThe Strategic Planning Paradigm of Public PolicymakingTruly Universal Strategic Planning Chapter 11 Intersectoral Administration Collaboration and PrivatizationFederal PrivatizationPrivatizing in the StatesPrivatizing by Local Governments Is Business Better? The Case for Competition Practical Privatization: Lessons Learned The Businesses of GovernmentsThe Independent Sector: Experiences in Interdependence A Case of Independent Governance: Neighborhoods RenascentImpllementation by Individuals: Volunteers and Vouchers Chapter 12 Intergovernmental Administration The Evolution of Intergovernmental Administration Fiscal Federalism Regulatory FederalismMoney, Mandates, and Washington: What Now? Federalism among Equals: The States Intergovernmental Administration in the States Intergovernmental Administration among Local GovernmentsA Load of Local Governments: Definitions, Scope, Services, Revenue Sources, Government, and Forms of Government for Counties, Municipalities, Townships, School Districts, and Special Districts Place, People, and Power: The Puzzle of Metropolitan Governance Chapter 13 Toward a Bureaucratic Ethic Codes and Commissions: The Rise of Public Sector Ethics Practicing Ethical Public Administration Do Morals Matter?Bureaucracy's Bane: Determining the Public InterestCan Normative Theory Help? Four Philosophies of the Public InterestThe Passion of Public Administration Big Bureaucracy, Big Decisions Appendix A: Information Sources, Journals, and Organizations in Public and Nonprofit Administration by Specialization Budgeting and Finance Criminal Justice Ethics Federal Government Human Resource Management Independent Sector Information Resource Management Intergovernmental Administration Local Government Minority and Gender Affairs Planning Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement State Government Welfare, Health, and Public Safety Appendix B: Annotated Information Sources in Public Administration and Related Fields Appendix C: Selected Annotated Journals Relevant to Public and Nonprofit Administration Appendix D: Selected Academic, Professional, and Public-Interest Organizations with Web Sites and Descriptions Appendix E: Correct Forms of Address for Public Officials Appendix F: Becoming a Public or Nonprofit AdministratorHow Many Job? How Much Pay?Preparing for a Position: Education, Resumes, Networking, and Interning Finding a Position The Application The Interview Appendix G: American Society for Public Administration Code of Ethics Index
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