Assembling an outstanding team of scholars from around the world, the second edition explores the current state-of-the-art in academic thinking and the current structures and processes for the administration of public policy.
The second edition has been fully revised and updated, with new chapters that reflect emerging issues and changes within the public sector:
- Identifying the Antecedents in Public Performance
- Bureaucratic Politics
- Strategy Structure and Policy Dynamics
- Comparative Administrative Reform
- Administrative Ethics
- Accountability through Market and Social Instruments
- Federalism and intergovernmental coordination.
A dominant theme throughout the handbook is a critical reflection on the utility of scholarly theory and the extent to which government practices inform the development of this theory. To this end it serves as an essential guide for both the practice of public administration today and its on-going development as an academic discipline.
The SAGE Handbook of Public Administration remains indispensable to the teaching, study and practice of public administration for students, academics and professionals everywhere.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 816
Weight: 1270 g
Dimensions: 246 x 184 x 41 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Emeritus Professor of Politics, the University of Aberdeen
'If you are interested in a comprehensive yet compact and accessible account of current scholarly work on public sector organizations, this is the volume to have at hand. For this Handbook is not only a masterly and authoritatively selected collection of brilliant contributions, it also serves - interdisciplinary and comparative in outlook as it is - as a much needed cross-fertilizer between subfields of the public administration community' -
Professor of Administrative Sciences, Zeppelin University
'Guy Peters and Jon Pierre and their colleagues have made an already essential handbook even more essential for students of public administration. New chapters on subjects such as administrative history, bureaucratic politics, representative bureaucracy, and intergovernmental relations add to the other excellent pieces to make for a magnificently comprehensive volume. Anyone interested in the administration of the contemporary state will want to read this volume and to have a copy of it at hand' -
Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, UCLA
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