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Foundations of Public Administration

Published Date January 01, 2016
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What do the leading scholars in the field of public administration have to say about the most important areas in the field? Foundations of Public Administration answers this question by providing academics and students with a rich supply of knowledge on the scope, methods, and theoretical foundations of the field. The result is a definitive, comprehensive framework for the study of public administration that no student or scholar should be without. Chapters in Foundations of Public Organization are organized in five key areas: Part 1: Basic Foundations (theory and scope, history, methods), Part 2: Foundations of Government (legal framework, governance, intergovernmental relations), Part 3: Basic Structures (organizational structure and human resource management), Part 4: Governmental Functions (communication, analysis, and collaboration), Part 5: Public Workforce Challenges (ethics, diversity, motivation).