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Handbook of public administration

Author: B Guy Peters; Jon Pierre
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2003.
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This handbook provides a complete review and guide to past and present knowledge in the field of public administration. It comprehensively explores the state of the art in academic thinking and the current structures and processes for the administration of public policy.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Guides, manuels, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: B Guy Peters; Jon Pierre
ISBN: 0761972242 9780761972242
OCLC Number: 51993933
Description: xiv, 640 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: The role of public administration in governing / B. Guy Peters, Jon Pierre --
Public management : old and new. Introduction / Hal G. Rainey --
Public management / Laurence E. Lynn, Jr. --
Measuring public sector performance and effectiveness / Carolyn J. Heinrich --
Strategic planning and management / John M. Bryson --
Human resource management. Introduction / Patricia W. Ingraham --
Comparative performance pay / Michael Katula, James L. Perry --
Innovations and global trends in human resource management practices / Sally Coleman Selden --
Pay and perquisites for government executives / Jorgen Gronnegaard Christensen --
Labor-management relations and partnerships : were they reinvented? / James R. Thompson --
Leadership and the senior service from a comparative perspective / John Halligan --
Organization theory and public administration. Introduction / Tom Christensen --
How bureaucratic structure matters : an organizational perspective / Morten Egeberg --
Institutional theories and public institutions : traditions and appropriateness / Jean-Claude Thoenig --
Formal theory and public administration / Jack H. Knott, Thomas H. Hammond --
Environmental perspectives on public institutions / Karen M. Hult --
Administrative history. Introduction / Jos C.N. Raadschelders --
Administrative state and society : a case study of the United States of America / Larry S. Luton --
Administrative traditions in Western Europe / Fabio Rugge --
South Asian and Western administrative experience : the past in the present / James Warner Bjorkman --
Implementation. Introduction ; Implementation perspectives : status and reconsideration / Soren C. Winter --
Policy design and implementation / Peter J. May --
Interorganizational relations in implementation / Laurence J. O'Toole, Jr. --
Street-level bureaucrats and the implementation of public policy / Marcia K. Meyers, Susan Vorsanger --
Law and administration. Introduction / Gavin Drewry --
The continental system of administrative legality / Jacques Ziller --
Administrative law in the Anglo-American tradition / Paul Craig --
The limits of law : can laws regulate public administration? / David Feldman --
Politics and administration. Introduction / Nicole de Montricher --
Public organizations and public policies / Gary C. Bryner --
Politicization of the civil service / Luc Rouban --
Interest groups and public organizations in Europe / Pierre Lascoumes, Patrick Le Gales --
Administration and society. Introduction ; Political legitimacy for public administration / Bo Rothstein --
Representative bureaucracy / Lois R. Wise --
Street-level bureaucracy and public policy / Steven Rathgeb Smith --
Electronic government : a revolution in public administration? / Helen Margetts --
Budgeting and finance. Introduction / Frans K.M. van Nispen --
Critical choices for design and operation of public revenue systems / John L. Mikesell --
Fiscal rules and fiscal policy / Mark Hallerberg --
Performance information and budgeting in historical and comparative perspective / Rita M. Hilton, Philip G. Joyce. Accrual budgeting in a comparative perspective / Leonard Kok --
Comparative and international public administration. Introduction / Edward C. Page --
Comparative public administration : from general theory to general frameworks / Marleen Brans --
International organizations and domestic administrative reform / Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos, Argyris G. Passas --
Administrative patterns and national politics / Martin Lodge --
Administrative reform. Introduction ; Administrative reform : analytics / Theo A.J. Toonen --
The administrative state in Western democracies / Elke Loffler --
Public administration in post-communist states / A.J.G. Verheijen --
Public administration in developing and transitional societies. Introduction / Goran Hyden --
The crisis in African public administration / Dele Olowu --
Challenges of culture and governance in Asian public administration / O.P. Dwivedi --
Public administration and public sector reform in Latin America / Jorge Nef --
Public administration in Central and Eastern Europe / Attila Agh --
Accountability. Introduction / Paul G. Thomas --
Accountability in modern government / Robert Gregory --
On acting responsibly in a disorderly world : individual ethics and administrative responsibility / Linda deLeon --
Accountability in a seamless economy / Kevin P. Kearns --
Intergovernmental relations and public administration. Introduction / Martin Painter --
Coordination in the intergovernmental setting / Hellmut Wollmann --
The instruments of intergovernmental management / Beryl A. Radin --
Multi-level governance : what it is and how it can be studied / Andy Smith.
Other Titles: Public administration
Responsibility: edited by B. Guy Peters & Jon Pierre.


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"This exceptional collection is one of several books defining public administration as a discipline in its own right. Essential for upper-division undergraduates and above." -- CHOICE

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