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Classics of Public Administration (5TH 04 - Old Edition)


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With this newly expanded sixth edition of CLASSICS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, Jay M. Shafritz and Albert C. Hyde aim to introduce you to the principles of public administration via the most significant scholarly writings on the topic. Straightforward and informative, this text starts you with Woodrow Wilson and takes you all the way to today's political scientists. This edition includes five new readings and helps you learn the key fields of public administration: bureaucracy, organization theory, human resources management, the budgetary process, public policy, implementation, evaluation, intergovernmental relations, and public service ethics.


CLASSICS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION is a collection of articles carefully chosen for their readability and continuing contribution to the study of Public Administration. Written by the most significant scholars from the field, these classics focus on topics and issues that are recognized as important ongoing themes in the field of Public Administration.

About the Author

Jay M. Shafritz is Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. He is the author, co-author, or editor of over forty textbooks and reference books on business and public administration. He holds a doctorate from Temple University and an MPA from the Baruch College of the City University of New York.Albert C. Hyde is currently a consultant at the Brookings Institution. Previously, he served as Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State and was a senior associate with the New York State Legislative commission on Expenditure Review. He holds an MPA and a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany.

Table of Contents

Part I: EARLY VOICES AND THE FIRST QUARTER CENTURY, (1880s to 1920s). 1. Civil Service Reform in Great Britain (1880), Dorman B. Eaton. 2. The Study of Administration (1887), Woodrow Wilson. 3. Politics and Administration (1900), Frank J. Goodnow. 4. Problems of Municipal Administration (1904), Jane Addams. 5. Scientific Management (1912), Frederick W. Taylor. 6. The Movement for Budgetary Reform in the States (1918), William F. Willoughby. 7. Bureaucracy (1922), Max Weber. 8. Introduction to the Study of Public Administration (1926), Leonard D. White. 9. The Giving of Orders (1926), Mary Parker Follett. Part II: THE NEW DEAL TO MID-CENTURY, (1930S TO 1950S). 10. Notes on the Theory of Organization (1937), Luther Gulick. 11. Report of the President's Committee on Administrative Management (1937), Louis Brownlow, Charles E. Merriam, and Luther Gulick. 12. Informal Organizations and Their Relation to Formal Organizations (1938), Chester I. Barnard. 13. Bureaucratic Structure and Personality (1940), Robert K. Merton. 14. The Lack of a Budgetary Theory (1940), V. O. Key, Jr. 15. A Theory of Human Motivation (1943), A. H. Maslow. 16. Government Is Different (1945), Paul Appleby. 17. The Proverbs of Administration (1946), Herbert A. Simon. 18. The Administrative State: Conclusion (1948), Dwight Waldo. 19. The Cooptative Mechanism (1949), Philip Selznick. 20. Report of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government (1949), Excerpt from the Hoover Commission Report. 21. The Human Side of Enterprise (1957), Douglas Murray McGregor. 22. The Science of Muddling Through (1959), Charles E. Lindblom. Part III: FROM JFK TO CIVIL SERVICE REFORM, THE 1960S AND 1970S. 23. Organizations and the System Concept (1966), Daniel Katz and Robert L. Kahn. 24. The Road to PPB: The Stages of Budget Reform (1966), Allen Schick. 25. The American System (1966), Morton Grodzins. 26. Organizations of the Future (1967), Warren Bennis. 27. Policy Analysts: A New Professional Role in Government Service (1967), Yehezkel Dror. 28. The Life Cycle of Bureaus (1967), Anthony Downs. 29. Rescuing Policy Analysis from PPBS (1969), Aaron Wildavsky. 30. Administrative Decentralization and Political Power (1969), Herbert Kaufman. 31. The End of Liberalism: The Indictment (1969), Theodore J. Lowi. 32. Redundancy, Rationality, and the Problem of Duplication and Overlap (1969), Martin Landau. 33. Toward a New Public Administration (1971), H. George Frederickson. 34. Systematic Thinking for Social Action (1971), Alice M. Rivlin. 35. Implementation (1973), Jeffrey L. Pressman and Aaron Wildavsky. 36. Watergate: Implications for Responsible Government (1974), Frederick C. Mosher and Others. 37. Representative Bureaucracy (1974), Samuel Krislov. 38. Organizational Decline and Cutback Management (1978), Charles H. Levine. Part IV: FROM REAGAN TO REINVENTION, 1980S AND 1990S. 39. Public and Private Management: Are They Fundamentally Alike in All Unimportant Respects? (1980), Graham T. Allison. 40. Street-Level Bureaucracy: The Critical Role of Street-Level Bureaucrats (1980), Michael Lipsky. 41. Public Budgeting Amidst Uncertainty and Instability (1981), Naomi Caiden. 42. Democracy and the Public Service: The Collective Services (1982), Frederick C. Mosher. 43. Public Administrative Theory and the Separation of Powers (1983), David H. Rosenbloom. 44. The Possibility of Administrative Ethics (1985), Dennis F. Thompson. 45. Exploring the Limits of Privatization (1987), Ronald C. Moe. 46. Toward a Feminist Perspective in Public Administration Theory (1990), Camilla Stivers. 47. Understanding Organizational Culture(1989), J. Steven Ott. 48. From Affirmative Action to Affirming Diversity (1990), Roosevelt Thomas. 49. A Public Management for all Seasons (1990), Christopher Hood. 50. Federalism, Intergovernmental Relations and Intergovernmental Management: Historical Reflections and Conceptual Comparisons (1990), Deil Wright. 51. Breaking Through Bureaucracy (1992), Michael Barzelay with Babak J. Armajani. 52. From Red Tape to Results: Creating a Government that Works Better and Costs Less (1993), The National Performance Review. 53. How Does an Idea's Time Come? Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies (1995), John W. Kingdon. 54. Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making (1997), Deborah Stone.

Product Details

Shafritz, Jay M.
Cengage Learning
Shafritz, Jay M.
Shafritz, Jay M.(Jay M. Shafritz)
Hyde, Albert C.
Parkes, Sandra J.
Belmont, CA
Public Affairs & Administration
Public administration
General Political Science
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Publication Date:
November 2003
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9.42x6.16x.88 in. 1.64 lbs.

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