Handbook Of Public AdministrationBook - 2003
The past two decades have been marked by a period of substantial, and often fundamental, change in public administration. This major new international handbook provides a complete review and guide to past and present knowledge in this essential field of inquiry. Assembling an outstanding team of scholars from around the world, it comprehensively explores the current state of the art in academic thinking and the current structures and processes for the administration of public policy following this period of rapid transformation and change. 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. A major landmark publication, the Handbook of Public Administration will be indispensable to the teaching, study and practice of public administration for students, academics and professionals everywhere. -First international handbook to map the discipline following a period of huge transformation and reform -B Guy
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2003.
Characteristics: xiv, 640 p. :,ill. ;,26 cm.
Alternative Title: Public administration