Public Administration: An Introduction
Marc Holzer and Richard Schwester have written a fresh and highly engaging textbook for the introductory course in Public Administration.
Their coverage is both comprehensive and cutting edge, not just including all the basic topics (OT, budgeting, HRM), but also reflecting new realities in public administration:
Public Administration has been crafted with student appeal in mind. Each of the book's 14 chapters is generously and colorfully illustrated with cartoons, quotes, and artwork--all reinforcing the book's theme that the field of PA is rooted in the cultural and political world. Each chapter is also supported with a listing of key terms, exercises, and additional resources.
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It is a pretty basic public administration intro text. If you have taken other public admin courses it will seem repetitive. Also, the authors seem to have a biased agenda and do little to hide the fiscally conservative/small government view point.
Improper working and spelling errors, Who would publish this?
2 Organizational Theory and Management
3 Managing Human Resources
4 Public Decision Making
5 Politics and Public Administration
6 Intergovernmental Relations
7 Public Performance
8 Program Evaluation