Denhardt, Janet V.

The new public service: serving, not steering Denhardt, Janet V. - London M.E. Sharpe 2003 - xiii, 198 p.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-190) and index.

The book has two primary aims. The first is to synthesize some of many ideas and voices calling for reaffirmation of democratic values, citizenship, and services in the public interest as the normative foundations for the field of public administration. The second is to provide a framework to organise those ideas around principles, giving them a name, a mantle, and a voice that we believe has been lacking. This book is a call to think about and act on ourselves and intended as a challenge for us to think carefully and critically about what public services is, why it is important, and what values ought to guide what we do and how we do it.

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Public administration
Public administration--United States
Civil service
Civil service--United States
Public services - United States

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