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Think you know how to run a city government? Find out how it's really done with PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN AMERICA. This edition shows you how the day-to-day operations work, plus asks tough questions about ethics and power. Take your leadership to a new level and ace the class with PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONIN AMERICA.

About the Author

Michael E. Milakovich is professor of political science at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. A life member of the American Society for Public Administration, he serves as an expert witness in state and federal courts and advises public and nonprofit organizations on policy analysis and quality improvement strategies. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Center for Public Productivity. His articles have appeared in the "American Review of Public Administration," "International Public Management Review," "National Productivity and Management Review," "National Civic Review," and the "Journal of Health and Human Resource Administration." He is the author of IMPROVING SERVICE QUALITY: ACHIEVING HIGH PERFOMANCE IN THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS (1995), FLORIDA STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (1993), and U.S. VS. CRIME IN THE STREETS, with Tom and Tania Cronin (1981). He has consulted with various judicial, governmental, and health care agencies both in the United States and abroad.

Table of Contents

Preface. Part I: THE CONTEXT, NATURE, AND STRUCTURE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN AMERICA. 1. Approaching the Study of Public Administration. 2. Public Administration, Democracy, and Bureaucratic Power. 3. Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations. Part II: MANAGING AND LEADING PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS. 4. Organizational Theory. 5. Decision Making in Administration. 6. Chief Executives and Challenges of Administrative Leadership. Part III: THE CORE FUNCTIONS OF PUBLIC MANAGEMENT. 7. Public Personnel Administration and Human Resource Development. 8. Government Budgeting. 9. Public Policy and Implementation. PART IV: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS IN A TURBULENT FUTURE: RESULTS, REGULATION, AND RESPONSIVENESS. 10. Performance Management in Government in the Public Sector. 11. Government Regulation and Administrative Law. 12.Conclusion: Public Administration in a Time of Conflict and Change. Glossary. Index. Appendix: Professional Associations for Information and Job Opportunities, and Public Administration Journals for Research. Professional Organizations and Internet Job-Search Links. Journals for Research.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780534618575
Author:
Milakovich, Michael E.
Publisher:
Wadsworth Publishing Company
Author:
Gordon, George J.
Location:
Belmont, CA
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Public Affairs & Administration
Subject:
Public administration
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
8
Series Volume:
3142
Publication Date:
November 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
9.42x7.64x1.19 in. 2.51 lbs.

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