The Craft of Public Administration

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The Craft of Public Administration is not just a textbook; it is a concise, current, down-to-earth text that introduces readers to the dynamics of the public sector. In the tenth edition, all new case studies link theory to the real-world practice of public administration.


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: People and Personnel

Chapter 6: Public Sector Labor-Management Relations

Chapter 7: Communication and Leadership

Chapter 8: Taxing, Budgeting, and Spending

Chapter 9: The Productivity Challenge: Working Smarter While Doing

Chapter 10: Administrative Law and Government Regulations

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Web Sites

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Index

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About the Author:

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, BS: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.

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