PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION is one of the most widely adopted books for both undergraduate and graduate levels. The basis of its appeal is the authors' utilization of the three-part framework of management, politics, and the law. The themes in the text correspond to these three perspectives that are central to public administration, reiterating the theory that ignoring one or another leads to failures in both the practice of and in academic treatments of the field. This edition continues to refer to these three perspectives, but goes one step further by dividing management into two subsets: traditional and "the new public management."
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Chapters 2,3, and 6 have been heavily revised to deal with the development of the American administrative state, federalism and intergovernmental relations, and budgeting and finance.
There is more coverage of state and local administration in this edition.
New co-author Robert Kravchuk of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.
The text explains and juxtaposes three perspectives of Public Administration: managerial (including New Public Management or Reinventing Government), political, and legal.
The text integrates constitutional and administrative law into the discussion of all aspects of U.S. Public Administration.
Includes a chapter (10) on Public Administration and the Public.
Historical treatment of the development of Public Administration practical systems is included in Chapters 2,5, and 6.
David H. Rosenbloom is Distinguished Professor of Public Administration in the School of Public Affairs at American University. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago in 1969. Professor Rosenbloom writes extensively about public administration and democratic-constitutionalism. His most recent book is Building A Legislative-Centered Public Administration: Congress and the Administrative State, 1946-1999 (University of Alabama Press, 2000). In 1999, he received the American Society for Public Administration's Dwight Waldo Award for his outstanding contributions to the field. He is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration and served on the 1992 Clinton-Gore Presidential Transition Team for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. David Rosenbloom is the 2001 recipient of the APSA’s Gaus Award “to honor the recipient’s lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration and, more generally, to recognize achievement and encourage scholarship in public administration.
Robert S. Kravchuk is Associate Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. His teaching and research focus on budget and administrative reform, budgetary politics, and the political economy of former socialist economies in transition, with a special emphasis on Ukraine. His administrative experience includes service as Under Secretary in the Connecticut State budget office, U.S. Treasury Department Resident Budget Advisor to the Ukrainian Minister of Finance, and appointment by the U.S. Secretaries of State and the Treasury as the Financial Advisor to the President of Bosnia-Herzegovina. A frequent writer and lecturer on public budgeting and administrative reform and capacity building, Professor Kravchuk has taught at the University of Connecticut, the University of Hartford, and Le Moyne College. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and two children.
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