Public Administration in America

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Cengage Learning, Dec 17, 2008 - Political Science - 736 pages
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The tenth edition of PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN AMERICA tackles the current and emerging themes, trends, ethics, and challenges in public administration with the most comprehensive scholarship available. Delivered in a highly readable format to which students can relate, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN AMERICA emphasizes core concepts while illustrating how students can provide an invaluable service with a career in public administration. Fully updated, exciting coverage of current American politics places students in the center of the political world in which they live and builds their desire to get involved and make a difference.
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Required Text - This book is poorly constructed. Chapters are too long, too many questions at the end of each chapter and important websites are inbedded throughout text with bold or different colored text. Notes at the back of the book are not separated by chapters and the glossary is not as extensive as the amount of information provided for in each chapter. However, the appendix is invaluable for additional resources and word definition with the book is good and can be a good tool for test taking. Figures, tables and graphs are too small and crammed on the page and would as an online supplement for the book. Overall, the content of the book is overwhelming as an initial introduction to public administration for an undergraduate student.
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Contents

The Context Nature and Structure of Public Administration in America
1
Managing and Leading Public Organizations
155
The Core Functions of Public Management
303
Challenges and Prospects in a Turbulent Future Results Regulation and Responsiveness
465
Professional Associations for Information and Job Opportunities and Public Administration Journals for Research
606
Glossary
619
Notes
644
Index
702
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About the author (2008)

Michael E. Milakovich is a professor of Political Science at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. A life member of the American Society for Public Administration, he serves as an expert witness, advises public and nonprofit organizations on policy analysis and quality improvement, and consults with various agencies domestically and abroad. Dr. Milakovich is a widely published author of journal articles and textbooks on a variety of subjects in digital governance, political science, and public administration.

George J. Gordon is professor emeritus of Political Science at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, and author of numerous conference papers and journal articles on federalism and intergovernmental relations. Active in political and civic affairs, Dr. Gordon is a past presidential elector (1992), a member of the McLean County (Ill.) Board, and a section head for the annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association.

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