The New Public Service: Serving, Not Steering

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M.E. Sharpe, 2007 - Political Science - 240 pages
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This widely-praised book is built around seven core principles that provide a framework for the many voices calling for the reaffirmation of democratic values,citizenship, and service in the public interest. This edition includes a brand new chapter that provides action recommendations for putting these values into practice, as well as current examples of how these ideas have been put to use in the real world.
 

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Janet V. Denhardt is Professor of Public Administration in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. Her teaching and research interests focus on organization theory, organizational behavior, and leadership. Her most recent book, "The Dance of Leadership, "was preceded by "The New Public Service, Managing Human Behavior in Public and Non-Profit Organizations "and "Street-Level Leadership: Discretion and Legitimacy in Front-Line Public Service". Prior to joining the faculty at Arizona State, Dr. Denhardt taught at Eastern Washington University and served in a variety of administrative and consulting positions.

Robert B. Denhardt is Professor of Leadership in the Sol Price School at the University of Southern California, Regents Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Delaware. Dr. Denhardt is a past president of the American Society for Public Administration and a member of the National Academy of Public Administration. Dr. Denhardt has published a dozen books, including "Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, The Dance of Leadership; The New Public Service, Theories of Public Organization; Public Administration: An Action Orientation; In the Shadow of Organization"; and "The Pursuit of Significance.

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