Public Administration: An Action Orientation
As its title implies, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: AN ACTION ORIENTATION, Sixth Edition, encourages students to become active participants in public administration. Robert B. Denhardt and Janet V. Denhardt instruct readers on how to influence the operations of public agencies--helping them learn to get involved and effect positive changes, regardless of whether they are working outside the agency as citizens or within the agency as managers. With a strong emphasis on ethics, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: AN ACTION ORIENTATION, Sixth Edition, introduces the theories and scholarly literature of the field. In addition, it increases students’ chances of being effective by developing practical skills such as personal management, communication, delegation, motivation, and decision making. Important topics such as nonprofit management, the global dimensions of public administration, and organizational theory are covered thoroughly in this book.
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In my opinion, what is ethical and what is unethical are often troublesome to discuss. At work place you must know where you live to judge how ethical (or unethical) your deed will be. This is a good book to read and to pursue questions about ethics in public administration.
PERSONAL ACTION IN PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS
THE POLITICAL CONTEXT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
THE INTERORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
THE ETHICS OF PUBLIC SERVICE
DESIGNING AND MANAGING ORGANIZATIONS
PLANNING IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION
BUDGETING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
THE MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS IN PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS