Synopses & Reviews
A fresh alternative to the typical public administration text, Garvey's is the first text to combine a solid analytical framework with in-depth cases portraying the vital, human side of public administration. Garvey's cases turn abstract concepts into human narratives, guiding students through the kind of ongoing, multi-level problems real public administrators face.
A fresh alternative to the typical public administration text, Garvey
Table of Contents
Preface. 1. Introduction: Ten Cues for Case Analysis. 2. Public Personnel Administration. 3. Introduction to Organizational Theory. 4. Democratic Accountability versus Administrative Discretion. 5. The Politics of Administrative Choice: Creating Winners, Compensating Losers. 6. Whats Private? Whats Public? Whats the Relationship between the Two? 7. Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations. 8. Introduction to the Ethics of Public Roles. 9. Counting the Consequences: Formal Policy Analysis. 10. Making the Human Connection: Motivating the Worker, Serving the Citizen. 11. Modern Decision Theory and Implementation Research. 12. Postscript: What Government Can Properly and Successfully Do. Glossary. Index. About the Author.