Higher Education

Public Administration in the New Century: A Concise Introduction, 1st Edition

  • Jeffrey D. Greene University of Montana
  • ISBN-10: 0534553435  |  ISBN-13: 9780534553432
  • 448 Pages
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $149.00



PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN THE NEW CENTURY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF PUBLIC MANAGEMENT provides a solid introduction into the fundamental areas of public administration, blending theory with practice in a way that helps students apply theoretical models to the real world in an engaging format. While more concise than other books, the complexities and breadth of the field and discipline of public administration are thoroughly covered, including the history of the discipline, bureaucracy, organizational theory and behavior, public budgeting, personnel administration, public policy, and ethics.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Public Administration: The Accomplishing Side of Government.
2. Studying Public Administration: An Overview of the Discipline.
3. Bureaucracy.
4. Fundamentals of Organizational Theory and Management.
5. Basics of Public Personnel Administration.
6. An Overview of Public Budgeting.
7. Basics of Public Policy.
8. Public Administration and Issues Relating to Government Performance.
9. Ethics and Public Administration.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jeffrey D. Greene

Jeffrey Greene is Professor of Political Science at the University of Montana. His research areas are public policy, public finance, state and local politics, and a variety of areas in public administration. He is author of a variety of articles, many dealing with public policy and privatization. He is the author of CITIES AND PRIVATIZATION: PROSPECTS FOR THE NEW CENTURY (2002). Professor Greene is a native of North Carolina and received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. His current research project is a public policy book titled THE POLITICS OF VICE.