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Concise handbook of public administration

Author: B Guy Peters; Jon Pierre
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Critically reflecting on the utility of scholarly theory and the extent to which government practices inform the development of this theory, this guide is suitable for both the practice of public  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B Guy Peters; Jon Pierre
ISBN: 9781412945394 1412945399
OCLC Number: 82672152
Description: pages cm
Contents: PART ONE: PUBLIC MANAGEMENT: OLD AND NEW Public Management - Laurence E. Lynn, Jr.Measuring Public Sector Performance and Effectiveness - Carolyn J. HeinrichPART TWO: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENTInnovations and Global Trends in Human Resource Management Practices - Sally Coleman SeldenLabor-Management Relations and Partnerships - James R. Thompson Were They Reinvented?Leadership and the Senior Service from a Comparative Perspective - John HalliganPART THREE: ORGANIZATION THEORY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION How Bureaucratic Structure Matters - Morten Egeberg An Organizational PerspectiveInstitutional Theories and Public Institutions - Jean-Claude Thoenig Traditions and AppropriatenessFormal Theory and Public Administration - Jack H. Knott and Thomas H. HammondPART FOUR: ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY Administrative Traditions in Western Europe - Fabio RuggePART FIVE: IMPLEMENTATION Implementation Perspectives - S[sl]oren C. Winter Status and ReconsiderationInterorganizational Relations in Implementation - Laurence J. O'Toole Jr.Street-Level Bureaucrats and the Implementation of Public Policy - Marcia K. Meyers and Susan VorsangerPART 6: LAW AND ADMINISTARTION The Continental System of Administrative Legality - Jacques ZillerAdministrative Law in the Anglo-American Tradition - Paul CraigPART SEVEN: POLITICS AND ADMINISTRATION Public Organizations and Public Policies - Gary C. BrynerPoliticization of the Civil Service - Luc RoubanPART EIGHT: ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIETY Political Legitimacy for Public Administration - Bo RothsteinRepresentative Bureaucracy - Lois R. WiseElectronic Government - Helen Margetts A Revolution in Public Administration?PART NINE: BUDGETING AND FINANCE Performance Information and Budgeting in Historical and Comparative Perspective - Rita M. Hilton and Philip G. JoyceAccrual Budgeting in a Comparative Perspective - Leonard KokPART TEN: COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Comparative Public Administration - Marleen Brans From General Theory to General FrameworksAdministrative Patterns and National Politics - Martin LodgePART ELEVEN: ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMAdministrative Reform - Theo A.J. Toonen AnalyticsPublic Administration in Post-Communist States - A.J.G. VerheijenPART TWELVE: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN DEVELOPING AND TRANSITIONAL SOCIETIES Public Administration and Public Sector Reform in Latin America - Jorge NefPART THIRTEEN: ACCOUNTABILITYAccountability in Modern Government - Robert GregoryOn Acting Responsibly in a Disorderly World - Linda deLeon Individual Ethics and Administrative ResponsibilityPART FOURTEEN: INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONThe Instruments of Intergovernmental Management - Beryl A. RadinMulti-Level Governance - Andy Smith What It Is and How It Can Be Studied
Responsibility: edited by B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre.


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"This exceptional collection is one of several books defining public administration as a discipline in its own right. Essential for upper-division undergraduates and above." -- CHOICE

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