Public Administration in Theory and Practice

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Hailed for its timelessness and timeliness, Public Administration in Theory and Practice examines public administration from a normative perspective, and provides students with an understanding of the practice of public administration. Combining historical, contextual and theoretical perspectives, this text give students a truly comprehensive overview of the discipline and focuses on the practical implications of public administration theory.

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  • Normative perspective focuses on the practice of public administration and helps students understand what public administrators do.
  • Historical, contextual and theoretical perspectives provide comprehensive coverage of the subject matter.
  • A thematic overview reinforces the multiple conceptual frameworks or lens through which we see public administration.
  • Students will learn to think through to practical and realistic solutions that acknowledge an historic precedence and theory.
  • Emphasis on performance measures and assessments

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Raymond W. Cox III is Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies at the University of Akron. He received his PhD in Public Administration and Policy from Virginia Tech. Dr. Cox is the author of nearly fifty academic and professional publications, including two books (an introductory text and a book on grievance procedures and labor relations) and ten reports for government agencies, as well as more than thirty-five professional papers.

Susan Buck is Associate Professor of Political Science and teaches in both the Political Science Department and the Environmental Studies Program. Her PhD is in Public Administration with a specialization in Natural Resources Management (Virginia Tech).

Betty Morgan is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration. She received her PhD in Public Administration and Public Policy from Virginia Tech and a Master's degree in European Union Law from the University of Leicester in the UK.

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Updated in a new 2nd edition, this book examines public administration from a normative perspective, and provides readers with an understanding of the "practice" of public administration. It combines historical, contextual, and theoretical perspectives that give readers a truly comprehensive overview of the discipline and focuses on the practical implications of public administration theory.

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