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Public Administration: A Very Short Introduction

Stella Z. Theodoulou and Ravi K. Roy

August 2016

ISBN: 9780198724230

144 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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In a modern democratic nation, everyday life is shaped by the decisions of those who manage and administer public policies. This Very Short Introduction provides a practical insight into the development and delivery of the decisions that shape how individuals, and society as a whole, live and interact.

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In a modern democratic nation, everyday life is shaped by the decisions of those who manage and administer public policies. This Very Short Introduction provides a practical insight into the development and delivery of the decisions that shape how individuals, and society as a whole, live and interact.

  • Covers all areas of public administration, including public safety, social welfare, public transport and state provided education
  • Offers a global perspective, drawing on real case studies taken from a wide array of countries
  • Considers the issues and challenges which confront the public sector worldwide
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Stella Z. Theodoulou, Dean, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences & Professor of Political Science, California State University, Northridge, and Ravi K. Roy, Director, Master of Public Administration Program, Southern Utah University and The W. Edwards Deming Fellow in Public Affairs, the W. Edwards Deming Institute

Stella Z. Theodoulou is the Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at California State University, Northridge. She is the former chair of the Political Science Department at CSUN. Dr. Theodoulou is the author of numerous articles and eight books, including Policy and Politics in Six Nations: A Comparative Perspective on Policy Making (Prentice Hall, 2001).

Ravi K. Roy is the Director of the Public Administration program at Southern Utah University. Prior to this, he served as both the Director of the Post-Graduate Program in International Development at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia as well as the Director of MPA program at California State University, Northridge. Along with Manfred Steger he is the co-author of Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2010).

Table of Contents

    1:A contemporary overview
    2:The journey from Westphalia to Philadelphia
    3:Progressive reform across the globe
    4:The rise of the modern welfare state
    5:The New Public Management goes global
    6:The new administrative age
    7:Globalization and the rise of network governance
    8:The future of public administration
    References and Further reading
    Index

Reviews

"A crisp, surprisingly thorough, and highly-readable historical/developmental overview of public administration world-wideâits inclusion of trends and examples from countries around the globe makes this volume a unique contribution to the literature of our field." - Professor Steve Ott, Director at the Institute of Public and International Affairs, University of Utah