Public Administration In An Information Age

Author by : I. Th. M. Snellen
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Publisher by : IOS Press
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Description : This book is a joint effort of researchers who have been involved in research-projects and programmes that have been trying to chart and reflect upon the implications of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Public Administration (Tilburg/Rotterdam, Kassel, Irvine, Nottingham/Glasgow). Since the fifties, computers had largely facilitated and the transformation of the minimal 'Night-Watch-state' into the modern 'Welfare-state', through their contribution to their effectivity, productivity and efficiency. In most Handbooks of Public Administration, computers are seen as neutral instruments and, most of the time, the role of computer technologies in the transformation of public administration is completely neglected. This 'deafening silence' is a great contrast with the way ICT's are actually changing public administration. The faster the developments in a field of study are, the more difficult it is to let the theories, related to that field of study, mature. In such circumstances, most statements will remain provisial and context-dependent. 25 years of research in Irvine (California) and Kassel (Germany) and more than 10 years of research in Tilburg/Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and about seven years of research in Glasgow/Nottingham (the United Kingdom) nonetheless enables the presentation of a modest image of public administration as it is entering the information age. Researchers in each of these groups have, nevertheless, not stopped trying to phrase theories about the implications of informatization for public administration with a more or less larges scope, that are robust in different contexts and over longer periods of time. These results and theories, covering a broad set of elements of the body of knowledge of public administration, are presented in this volume. As the authors try to demonstrate in this book, informatization developments in public administration do not only challenge the existing body of knowledge of the public administration discipline, but they are also opening up new perspectives and paradigms for the study of public administration.


Foundations Of Public Administration

Author by : Peter Harris
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Publisher by : Hong Kong University Press
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Description : This book has been written to explain some of the fundamental issues of public administration to a wide audience. The author, Emeritus Professor and former head of the Department of Political Science at The University of Hong Kong, has had many years experience in the study and teaching of public administration in both European and African states (in the 50s and 60s) and Asia (in the 70s and 80s).


Outstanding Women In Public Administration

Author by : Claire L. Felbinger
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Publisher by : M.E. Sharpe
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Description : Eight research-based case studies are presented in this text, which seeks to present the contributions of women in public administration, as academics, government managers and activists. Each chapter relates the life and work of each subject to the broad issues faced by the public servants of today.


Public Administration Concepts And Theories

Author by : S. P. Naidu
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Publisher by : New Age International
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Description : The Main Purpose Of This Book Is To Cater To The Needs Of The Undergraduate Students Of Public Administration And Political Science. It Is Intended To Serve As A Basic Text Book For These Two Categories Of Students.The Book Has Been Broadly Divided Into Four Parts. Part-I Introduces The Nature And Expanding Horizone Of Public Administration As A Discipline. It Also Highlights The Growing Importance Of Public Administration In The Modern State With Special Reference To The Developing Nations And Points Out Its Interdisciplinary Nature. Part-Ii Discusses The Contributions And Theories Of Some Important Early Administrative Theorists. Part-Iii Provides An Understanding Of The Behavioural And Social-Psychological Approaches To The Study Of Public Administration. It Examines The Significance Of The Prismatic-Sala-Model Of F.W. Riggs In The Study Of Comparative Public Administration, The Views Of Edward Weidner On Development Administration And The Concept Of New Public Administration. It Provides A Critique Of Various Administrative Theories Discussed Under Parts Ii And Iii. Part-Iv Explains The Various Concepts In Public Administration And Their Importance And Limitations In Organising Administrative Structures.Keeping In View The Level Of An Average Student, An Attempt Is Made In The Book To Present The Various Topics Covered In Simple. The Special Features Of This Book Are: * Each Part Is Preceded By Learning Objectives And Followed By Various Types Of Questions That Are Usually Set In The Question Papers Of University Examinations, * A Comprehensive Glossary Defining The Various Terms Used In The Study Of Public Administration, And * Brief Life Sketches Of Import Administrative Thinkers.


Public Administration

Author by : Amreshwar Avasthi
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Financial Sustainability In Public Administration

Author by : Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book analyses the methods used to assess financial sustainability as defined by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). Recently, there have been calls to consider sustainability as a fundamental guiding principle in public management. The financial and economic crisis has spurred a demand for greater financial sustainability in public administrations. Although the concept of sustainability has been traditionally associated with three dimensions (environmental, social and economic), this book is focuses on the metrics used to evaluate financial sustainability and explores the concept of financial health. It will be of interest to researchers and academics in the field of financial sustainability.


Papers In Public Administration

Author by : University of Michigan. Institute of Public Policy Studies
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Encyclopedia Of Public Administration And Public Policy A J

Author by : Jack Rabin
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Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : From the Nuremberg trials to the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 to recent budget reconciliation bills, the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy provides detailed coverage of watershed policies and decisions from such fields as privatization, biomedical ethics, education, and diversity. This second edition features a wide range of new topics, including military administration, government procurement, social theory, and justice administration in developed democracies. It also addresses current issues such as the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and covers public administration in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America.


Ideal And Practice In Public Administration

Author by : Emmette Shelburn Redford
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Publisher by : [University, Ala.] : University of Alabama Press
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Research Methods In Public Administration And Public Management

Author by : Sandra van Thiel
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Research in public administration and public management has distinctive features that influence the choices and application of research methods. Periods of change and upheaval in the public sector provide ample opportunities and cases for research, but the standard methodologies for researching in the social sciences can be difficult to follow in the complex world of the public sector. In a dynamic political environment, the focus lies on solving social problems whilst also using methodological principles needed for doing scientifically sound research. Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management represents a comprehensive guide to doing and using research in public management and administration. It is impressively succinct but covering a wide variety of research strategies including among others: action research, hypotheses, sampling, case selection, questionnaires, interviewing, desk research, prescription and research ethics. This textbook does not bog the nascent researcher down in the theory but does provide numerous international examples and practical exercises to illuminate the research journey. Sandra Van Thiel guides us through the theory, operationalization and research design process before explaining the tools required to carry-out impactful research. This concise textbook will be core reading for those studying research methods and/or carrying out research on public management and administration.


Handbook Of Public Administration

Author by : W. Bartley Hildreth
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Publisher by : Routledge
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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.


Public Administration Sixth Edition A Comparative Perspective

Author by : Ferrel Heady
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Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Continuing in the standard of excellence set by previous editions, this sixth edition assesses the bureaucracies and development of governments around the world-providing helpful and revealing analyses of the relationships between bureaucracies and political regimes. With over 1000 literature references, tables, and drawings, the book has been updated to reflect changes in the political systems of the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and the developing world. The editor clearly articulates recent developments in the shifting global political landscape and discusses how conditions in development administration and comparative public policy affect nation-states.


Ethics In Public Administration

Author by : Patrick J. Sheeran
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Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Provides public administrators with a theoretical knowledge of ethics.


A Transatlantic History Of Public Administration

Author by : Fritz Sager
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Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : Intellectual traditions are commonly regarded as cultural variations, historical legacies, or path dependencies. By analysing road junctions between different traditions of public administration this book contests the dominant perspective of path-dependent national silos, and highlights the ways in which they are hybrid and open to exogenous ideas. Analyzing the hybridity of administrative traditions from an historical perspective, this book provides a new approach to the history of Public Administration as a scientific discipline. Original and interdisciplinary chapters address the question of how scholars from the U.S., Germany and France mutually influenced each other, from the closing years of the 19th Century, up until the neo-liberal turn of the 1970s. Offering a thorough analysis of the transatlantic history of Public Administration, the conclusion argues that it is vital to learn from the past, in order to make public administration more realistic in theory, as well as more successful in practice. Advanced undergraduate and postgraduate political science scholars will find this to be a valuable tool in understanding the foundations of transatlantic Public Administration. This book will also greatly benefit researchers on comparative and transnational history with a keen interest in public administration.


Public Administration In Palestine

Author by : Usamah Salim Shahwan
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Publisher by : University Press of America
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Description : This work offers a critical analysis of the development of public administration in Palestine during the past 150 years.


Public Administration In The Information Age

Author by : I. Th. M. Snellen
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Publisher by : IOS Press
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Description : "The information age has become a reality, and has brought with it many implications for public administration. New ICT's offer new opportunities for government and governing, but at the same time they pose challenges in some key areas of public administration, like trust, or the idea of checks and balances. This book is an examination of the developments and effects of ICT in public administration over the last 10 to 15 years. It represents a re-visiting of the 1998 IOS Press publication 'Public Administration in an Information Age: A Handbook'. As a point of departure, the authors of this new book have chosen the speed of the succession of theoretical approaches, represented by the 'phase of theories' which has appeared since 1998. This approach, which reflects that of the 1998 handbook, avoids the impression of technological determinism and provides an opportunity to focus on the phases of theory and technological developments. The book is divided into five sections. The first section examines key issues, and the second focuses on aspects of democracy. In the third section, the focus shifts towards structural conditions; the conditions that public administration has to meet in order to maintain its effectiveness and its legitimacy in the information age. Section four addresses some objects of implementation, like IT-inspired redesign, HRM and the phenomenon of Street Level Bureaucrats. Finally, the last section offers some concluding thoughts."--Publisher's website.


Philosophy And Public Administration

Author by : Edoardo Ongaro
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Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : This book provides a systematic introduction to the philosophical foundations of the study and the practice of public administration. It reviews all the main philosophical streams, from ancient Greek philosophy to the contemporary strands, and discusses their significance for public governance and public management. Ontological and epistemological issues are brought to the fore in discussing contemporary conceptions of the nature of public administration. The quest for justification and legitimacy of public governance is examined, and 'Common Good', 'Social contract' and 'Personalism' arguments vetted. The works of thinkers like Thomas More and Niccolò Machiavelli are revisited and the implications for contemporary public administration are drawn.


A History Of Public Administration

Author by : E. N. Gladden
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Originally published in 1972, Gladden argues that, when more and more attention is being given to the history of particular activities, to specialist as opposed to general history, there is a case for attempting to redress the balance between government and administration. This book offers an investigation of the administrative context of earlier ages and raises the suspicion that administration, like human nature, may not have varied very much since human society began. It is an attempt to provide a highly selective introductory history of this vast subject, with special emphasis on its public aspects, including chapters on Medieval Europe, the Middle East, Early American Civilizations and more.


Public Administration Singapore Style

Author by : Jon S. T. Quah
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Publisher by : Emerald Group Publishing
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Description : Singapore was ranked first for the competence of its public officials from 1999 to 2002 by "The Global Competitiveness Report". This book intends to provide a detailed study of public administration Singapore-style.


Public Administration In America

Author by : Michael E. Milakovich
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Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Description : PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN AMERICA tackles the current and emerging trends, ethics, and challenges in public administration with the most comprehensive scholarship available. The Eleventh Edition gives you a behind the scenes look at day-to-day operations while examining the policies implemented and the procedures undertaken across the various levels of American government. The most current applications of public administration are discussed and analyzed, with up to date coverage of recent education initiatives such as Race to the Top, the ongoing health care debates, Homeland Security challenges and threats, and much more. To encourage student engagement, the Eleventh Edition introduces two new features, Point/Counterpoint and What Would You Decide?, where students are invited to play an active role in debating and discussing some of the most up-to-date topics. Presented in a comprehensive and easy-to-understand format, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN AMERICA builds student knowledge of core concepts while showing them the path to an exciting and fulfilling career in politics and public administration--where they can make a difference! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Public Administration In Africa

Author by : Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad
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Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : With contributions from leading regional scholars, Public Administration in Africa: Performance and Challenges examines the complexities of the art of governance from the unique African perspective. The editors bring together a cohesive study of the major issues and regions by taking an analytic approach with the strong problem-solution application. Regions addressed range from South Africa, Congo, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, and Botswana. Themes include colonialism, reform, poverty, economy, decentralization, financing, media, political structures, and more. Beginning with an analysis of the relationship of policy design and its destination, service delivery, the book discusses the historical development of a state that has gone through upheavals in government and explores a decayed political economy that ultimately results in a need for sweeping measures. The text examines the issues emerging policy-makers in Africa must tackle, namely poverty and the denial or lack of resources to keep a dignified human life. It highlights how the media can be a catalyst for good governance and provides analytical aspects of implementing good governance reforms. The book concludes with an examination of the concepts of decentralization and devolution in measuring service delivery performance and an exploration of Africa’s economic success story. It also details the African Peer Review Mechanisms in selected African countries and provides a holistic analysis of local government functioning in Africa. These features and more make it an interdisciplinary reference for diverse social, economic, political, and administrative issues.