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The Craft of Public Administration (11th Edition)

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By: John Rouse, C. Kenneth Meyer, Jeffrey A. Geerts and Lance J. Noe
Eleventh Edition
Format: Print Paperback (eBook – click here)
Price: $60.00 (bookstores call for discount pricing)
ISBN13: 978-0-9770881-8-8
ISBN10: 0-9770881-8-9
Pages: 450
Published: April 2016

Product Description

The Craft of Public Administration, 11th edition, practically teaches itself.

The Craft of Public Administration, is thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded to reflect the growing demand for an introductory textbook that joins in a relevant and practical manner the content of the often mutually reinforcing areas of public administration and nonprofit management. The 11th edition continues to provide the classic collection of essential leadership and administrative notions, theories, and techniques that have formed the academic basis for generations of students majoring in public administration, public policy and nonprofit management.

Understanding the need for administrative systems that work effectively in today’s rapidly changing world is the strength of this edition of The Craft of Public Administration. In order for a system of public administration to do good for the public, it must be built on the knowledge, training and experiences of past generations. The text emphasizes that students of public administration and nonprofit organization management must be nimble, flexible and creative to deal with change, but still work in a traditional framework of stability, fairness and equality that is expected of our administrative structures and processes.

This TURNKEY version of The Craft of Public Administration offers the following instructor friendly resources.

INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES

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  • Suggested readings
  • Case studies by chapter
  • Sample syllabi
  • Chapter summaries
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TOPICS COVERED

  • Chapter 1: The Administrative Craft
  • Chapter 2: The Ecology of the Administrative Craft
  • Chapter 3: The Anatomy of Public Organizations
  • Chapter 4: The Physiology of Public Organizations
  • Chapter 5: Managing Employees as Assets
  • Chapter 6: Labor-Management Relations
  • Chapter 7: Communication and Leadership
  • Chapter 8: Taxing, Budgeting, and Spending
  • Chapter 9: Working Smarter, Doing More with Less
  • Chapter 10: Admin Law & Government Regulations
  • Chapter 11: Nonprofit & Public Sector Human Resources Management
  • Appendix: Web Sites
  • Index

Testimonials

The Craft of Public Administration is guided by the belief that effective public service in a democratic society is hard work and a noble calling. As Charles A. Beard said in his address to the American Political Science Association in 1939 the goal is “good work, honestly done.” The Craft of Public Administration, 11th edition will help a new generation of public administrators achieve those aspirations even in this time of dramatic change.”
—Parris N. Glendening, former governor of Maryland

“The pedagogical features of this textbook are very sound. When students apply themselves, they leave this class with a clear and concise foundation of the field of public administration. As they move to upper level courses in this field, students have a basic understanding of this topic area.”

“The material complements and legitimizes my lectures. I have ’60-40’ rule. In short, 60 percent of the lecture material does not come from the text, but other sources. The text serves as the skeletal structure for my class. The students have reacted well to the text. This is rare in that students seldom get excited about public administration texts.”

Foreword (excerpt) – by Parris N. Glendening, former governor of Maryland

We live in a world of change. Dramatic change. At the international level the impact of globalization, economic instability and the threat of terrorism and decades long military conflicts impact almost every corner of the globe. Overlaying this is the impact of climate change, a growing domestic anti-tax, anti-government movement and extraordinary population changes with aging baby boomers, emerging millennials and dramatic growth in diversity.

Understanding the need for administrative systems that work effectively in this sea of change is the strength of this edition of The Craft of Public Administration. This text is designed to help young practitioners do well in public administration in a time of great change and stress. It recognizes that for a system of public administration to do good for the public it must be built on the knowledge, training and experiences of generations past. It understands that students of public administration must be nimble, flexible and creative to deal with change, but still work in a traditional framework of stability, fairness and equality that is expected of our administrative structures and processes.

The Craft of Public Administration, 11th edition continues to provide a classic collection of the essential leadership and administrative “notions,” theories, issues and techniques that have formed the academic basis for a generation of students majoring in public administration and public policy. Building on this sound tradition, this edition is thoroughly revised, updated and enlarged to reflect the growing demand for an introductory textbook that joins in a relevant and practical manner the content of the increasingly mutually reinforcing areas of public administration and nonprofit administration.

The artfully crafted case studies provide the learner with a chance to better understand the dynamic nature of public administration today and to integrate theory with practice. The text is guided by the belief that effective public service in a democratic society is hard work and a noble calling. As Charles A. Beard said in his address to the American Political Science Association in 1939 the goal is “good work, honestly done.”

The Craft of Public Administration, 11th edition will help a new generation of public administrators achieve those aspirations even in this time of dramatic change.

Authors

John Rouse, Professor, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in public administration, American government and politics, and organizational theory. He holds a B.A. from Furman University, and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has traveled to 42 countries. Professor Rouse has served on the Editorial Board, PS: Political Science & Politics(APSA), been an Op-ed contributor to the editorial pages of The Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, and major Midwest newspapers. He was a candidate for the Muncie City Council. He has been a columnist for the Sunday Editorial page of The Muncie Star and served as the Producer-Commentator for a weekly Indiana public affairs radio-television program. (http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/politicalscience/facultystaff/faculty/rousejohn)

Kenneth Meyer is an author of nearly a dozen books and 100 scholarly articles on public personnel management, public management practice, violence in American society, public administration and public policy. During his 37 years of teaching at the university level, he has taught more than 45 diverse courses for the public administration, community planning and nonprofit management field. Among these courses is an international award-winning comparative public management and public policy class incorporating a European study abroad component. As an invited speaker, presenter and host for more than 50 presentations around the world, C. Kenneth Meyer keeps an active schedule speaking and consulting throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Lance J. Noe contributes extensive teaching and consulting experience in state and local government to The Craft of Public Administration. He directs and facilitates public management, private sector, and non-profit coursework in both professional certificate and graduate programs at Drake University.

Jeffrey A. Geerts has been a leader in policy development and implementation while working for the Iowa Economic Development Authority, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa Senate. Mr. Geerts is currently the Special Projects Manager for the Iowa Economic Development Authority where he coordinates several nationally recognized rural innovative sustainable community demonstration projects. Since 1998, he has co-instructed an international award winning graduate international comparative policy class that has studied in-depth best practices and model programs and policies throughout the United States and Europe. Mr. Geerts brings to these publications his experience serving on boards of directors of state and national non-profits.

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