THEORIES OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, Seventh Edition, is a brief, readable overview of public administration theory that presents multiple viewpoints, enabling students to develop their own philosophies of public administration, and helping them relate theory to application. The Seventh Edition incorporates a theme of Governance, which explores the traditions, institutions, and processes that determine how power is exercised, how citizens are given a voice, and how decisions are made on issues of public concern.
Table of Contents
1. Learning about Public Organizations.
2. The Intellectual Heritage: Marx, Weber, and Freud.
3. The Political Heritage: From Wilson to Waldo.
4. The Rational Model of Organization.
5. Organizational Humanism and the New Public Administration.
6. The Policy Emphasis and the New Public Management.
7. Public Administration and the New Public Service.
8. The Practitioner as Theorist.