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Handbook of public administration

Contributor(s): Peters, Guy B [Editor] | Pierre, John [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Los Angeles Sage Publications 2007Edition: Concise Paperback ed.Description: xi, 394 p.ISBN: 9781412945394.Subject(s): Public administration - Handbooks, ManualDDC classification: R 351 Summary: This exceptional collection is one of several books defining public administration as a discipline in its own right. With a strong team of authors representing experiences from many parts of the world, the Handbook has a potential to provide a counterweight and a corrective to the near-hegemonic neo-liberal definitions of public administration over the last two decades. The Handbook is a strong reminder that there is more to public administration than consumer choice, efficient delivery of tailor-made services, flexibility, markets, management and quantitative performance measures. The volume calls attention to the peculiar nature of public administration, with its complex mixes of tasks, objectives, types of personnel and resources, forms of organization and governing, and environmental circumstances. Therefore, it reminds us that studying public administration is important and that it can also be fun.
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This exceptional collection is one of several books defining public administration as a discipline in its own right. With a strong team of authors representing experiences from many parts of the world, the Handbook has a potential to provide a counterweight and a corrective to the near-hegemonic neo-liberal definitions of public administration over the last two decades. The Handbook is a strong reminder that there is more to public administration than consumer choice, efficient delivery of tailor-made services, flexibility, markets, management and quantitative performance measures. The volume calls attention to the peculiar nature of public administration, with its complex mixes of tasks, objectives, types of personnel and resources, forms of organization and governing, and environmental circumstances. Therefore, it reminds us that studying public administration is important and that it can also be fun.

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