An Introduction to Public Administration

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University Press of America, 2008 - Political Science - 210 pages
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In An Introduction to Public Administration students will gain concise knowledge about the theories and issues relating to public administration. Oriented toward undergraduate students in public administration, this book covers important areas including; federalism, contexts of administration, organization theory, organization behavior, management, leadership, labor relations, public personnel management, budgeting, decision making, bureaucracy, and ethics and accountability. A chapter on comparative administration focusing on China, Japan, India, Great Britain, and Germany will enhance students' understanding of public administration systems in other countries. Khan incorporates current cases related to public administration so that students can use critical thinking to analyze issues and apply public administration theories. Special features in this book include lists of key terms to promote students' recognition of important concepts and essay questions at the end of each chapter to help students organize their understanding of the material.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
1
POLITICS AND ADMINISTRATION THE CONTEXTS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
21
COMPARATIVE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
33
FEDERALISM AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONSHIPS
49
ORGANIZATION THEORY
63
ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOR
75
PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
85
LEADERSHIP
95
PUBLIC PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
105
EMPLOYEEMANAGEMENT RELATIONS
125
BUDGETING
141
DECISION MAKING
155
BUREAUCRACY
173
BUREAUCRATIC ETHICS AND ACCOUNTABILITY
187
INDEX
205
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Haroon A. Khan is Professor of Political Science at Henderson State University.

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