The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration

The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration
Author: Christopher Dunn
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 567
Release: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0195429834

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The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration is a comprehensive analysis of public management and government in Canada today. With contributions from thirty-one leading Canadian scholars and specialists in the field, the text exposes students to key issues in public administration from public service to workplace equity. The new second edition offers the most relevant and up-to-date coverage available, making it essential reading for both students and practitioners of Canadian public administration.

Canadian Public Administration

Canadian Public Administration
Author: David C. Corbett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 575
Release: 1960
Genre: Canada
ISBN: PSU:000033280080

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Canadian Public Administration in the 21st Century

Canadian Public Administration in the 21st Century
Author: Charles Conteh,Ian Roberge
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-08-13
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781466591721

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The demands associated with good governance and good public management are at an all-time high. Yet the discipline of Canadian public administration is in flux, and the time is ripe for an open and frank analysis of its state and possibilities. Canadian Public Administration in the 21st Century brings together emerging voices in Canadian public adm

Public Administration in Canada

Public Administration in Canada
Author: Paul Barker,Kenneth Kernaghan
Publsiher: Thomson Nelson
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2007-01
Genre: Canada
ISBN: 0176251375

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Public Administration in Canada: Brief Edition is an invaluable reference text for both instructors and students. This text offers the reader an appreciation of the theories of bureaucratic action and then examines the nuts and bolts of public administration - the structures, the relations and the significant process. Drawing on the success of the Kernaghan/Siegel text, Public Administration in Canada: Brief Edition has removed the practical applications at the request of our reviewer panel to better conform to the market's need for a shorter book. This new edition contains all the pertinent topics needed to help your students succeed in this course.

Beyond Public Administration

Beyond Public Administration
Author: David John Farmer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2019-09-23
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780429575372

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How can public administration (P.A.) nudge government to govern fundamentally better in terms of policy? How critical is P.A. contemplation and nudges – prods, shoves or hammer blows - to government-in-context? In this book, David John Farmer argues that government-in-context refers to government-in-totality, to what governs even if not called government and to what constrains government action. Constricting contextual features are infiltration, exfiltration and post-truth, raising questions relating to democracy. Infiltration into government is the action of gaining access that benefits big corporations, their owners and billionaires; findings are that it also mal-nudges government action through such elements as big money, lobbying, tax breaks and embrace of the free market. Reacting to factors like growing income inequality, what is explained as exfiltration occurs for middle- and lower-income people. Post-truth is noted as the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year for 2016, describing people concerned less with truths than with opinions. The book analyzes three practical "hammer blow" and 18 "shove" nudges to contradict the mal-nudges. Beyond Public Administration will be of interest to P.A. scholars and graduate students, more specifically those interested in critical, normative, or interpretive scholarship focused on various aspects of P.A. theory, governance, and practical management.

Women and Public Administration

Women and Public Administration
Author: Jane H Bayes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2013-03-07
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781136567605

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This new book is the result of an international research project that spanned nearly a decade. Authors from a half-dozen countries discuss women's roles in public administration in the context of their overall participation in the labor force. Women and Public Administration presents some astounding results derived from the authors’research into a particular country's government, politics, and the role of women in that country. The authors, women born and currently living in India, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, and the United States, discuss four main topics: the number and level of female civil servants in the highest ranks of at least two bureaucracies, one concerned with traditionally female roles and one concerned with traditionally male roles; the career histories of these women; an institutional description of women in public bureaucracies; and the perceptions of women in public administration concerning discrimination and equality policies. This important book also describes historical, demographic, economic, and governmental information and women's views of barriers, access to training and advancement, and the general social climate for women employees at various levels within the bureaucracies. Researchers, aware of cultural and language differences and the dangers of imposing a Western model on non-Western cultures, used questionnaires and interviews to obtain much of the information for this study. Each country has its own unique story involving history, the structure of the labor market, the organization of government, and the socialization patterns of the culture, as well as the current patterns of interaction between men and women and current public policies affecting these matters. Women and Public Administration contains much valuable information for everyone interested in women's roles in bureaucracies around the world.

Public Administration

Public Administration
Author: Marc Holzer,Richard W Schwester
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2015-09-16
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781317413202

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Marc Holzer and Richard W. Schwester have written a fresh and highly engaging textbook for the introductory course in Public Administration. Their coverage is both comprehensive and cutting-edge, including not only all the basic topics (OT, budgeting, HRM), but also reflecting new realities in public administration: innovations in e-government, the importance of new technology, changes in intergovernmental relations, especially the emphasis on inter-local and shared regional resources, and public performance and accountability initiatives. Public Administration has been crafted with student appeal in mind. Each of the book’s chapters is generously illustrated with cartoons, quotes, and artwork—all reinforcing the book’s theme that the field of public administration is rooted in the cultural and political world. Each chapter is also supported with a listing of key terms, exercises, and additional resources. The textbook is supported by one of the most comprehensive and easy-to-use instructors' manuals of any introductory text on the market today. It contains full lesson plans with activities to accommodate a broad range of teaching and learning styles for each chapter, PowerPoint decks for each chapter (with visuals and links embedded), 8 new long-term project / student presentation ideas, an updated 'Quotes and Notables' section with biographical information and media links for each chatper, updated test questions with answer keys, and updated terms and definitions for each chapter.

Race and Public Administration

Race and Public Administration
Author: Amanda Rutherford,Kenneth J. Meier
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-02-24
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781000032741

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Issues of race permeate virtually every corner of policy creation and implementation in the United States, yet theoretically driven research on interactions of policy, race, and ethnicity rarely offers practical tools that can be readily applied by current and future civil servants, private contractors, or nonprofit boards. Arguing that scholarship can and should inform practice to address issues of equity in public affairs, rather than overlook, ignore, or deny them, Race and Public Administration offers a much-needed and accessible exploration of current and cutting-edge research on race and policy. This book evaluates what contradictions, unanswered questions, and best (or worst) practices exist in conducting and understanding research that can provide evidence-based policy and management guidance to practitioners in the field. Individual chapters are written by established and emerging scholars and explore a wide range of policy areas, including public education, policing, health and access to healthcare, digital governance, nonprofit diversity, and international contexts. Together, the chapters serve as a link between theoretically informed research in public administration and those students and professionals trained to work in the trenches of public administration. This book is ideally suited as a text for courses in schools of public administration, public policy, or nonprofit management, and is required reading for those actively involved in policy analysis, creation, or evaluation.

A New Synthesis of Public Administration

A New Synthesis of Public Administration
Author: Jocelyne Bourgon
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2011-09-26
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781553393139

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In an increasingly interconnected environment, shocks, crises, cascading failures, and surprising breakthroughs are features of our age. The ability to anticipate, intervene, innovate, and adapt is now seen as essential for governments. Public officials serve in an expanded public space that is being reshaped by the rise of social networking and modern information and communication technologies. The desired results on many public issues exceed the reach and resources of government.

Thinking Government

Thinking Government
Author: David Johnson
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-09-22
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781442635210

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"Thinking Government: Public Administration and Politics in Canada, fourth edition, is a comprehensive introduction to public administration and public sector management. This book places Canadian government and public administration within its political context and covers such important topics as the institutions of the federal government, financial and human resources management, and accountability and responsibility. Fully updated throughout, Thinking Government, fourth edition, is perfect for Canadian public administration courses."--

The Machinery of Government

The Machinery of Government
Author: Joseph Heath
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-08-03
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780197509623

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In political theory, the traditional model of state power was that elected officials make policy decisions which are then faithfully executed by a lower cadre of public servants. The complexity of the modern state, however, leaves this model outdate. The vast number of economic and social problems it confronts is such that a great deal of rule-making power is now delegated to a class of civil servants. Yet many political philosophers have not taken this model up, and the field has ignored the important role played by the class of "permanent" state officials--the "deep state" as some call it--in liberal states. In most liberal democracies for example, the central bank is as independent as the supreme court, yet deals with a wide range of economic, social, and political issues. How do these public servants make these policy decisions? What normative principles inform their judgments? In The Machinery of Government, Joseph Heath attempts to answer these questions. He looks to the actual practice of public administration to see how normative questions are addressed. More broadly, he attempts to provide the outlines of a "philosophy of the executive" by taking seriously the claim to political authority of the most neglected of the three branches of the state. Heath both provides a corrective to the prevailing tendency to underestimate the contribution of civil servants to the success of liberal-democratic welfare states, and suggests a more satisfactory account of the principles implicit in public administration.

Public Administration in an Information Age

Public Administration in an Information Age
Author: I. Th. M. Snellen,Wim B. H. J. van de Donk
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 579
Release: 1998
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9051993951

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This book is a joint effort of researchers who have been involved in research-projects and programmes that have been trying to chart and reflect upon the implications of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Public Administration (Tilburg/Rotterdam, Kassel, Irvine, Nottingham/Glasgow). Since the fifties, computers had largely facilitated and the transformation of the minimal 'Night-Watch-state' into the modern 'Welfare-state', through their contribution to their effectivity, productivity and efficiency. In most Handbooks of Public Administration, computers are seen as neutral instruments and, most of the time, the role of computer technologies in the transformation of public administration is completely neglected. This 'deafening silence' is a great contrast with the way ICT's are actually changing public administration. The faster the developments in a field of study are, the more difficult it is to let the theories, related to that field of study, mature. In such circumstances, most statements will remain provisial and context-dependent. 25 years of research in Irvine (California) and Kassel (Germany) and more than 10 years of research in Tilburg/Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and about seven years of research in Glasgow/Nottingham (the United Kingdom) nonetheless enables the presentation of a modest image of public administration as it is entering the information age. Researchers in each of these groups have, nevertheless, not stopped trying to phrase theories about the implications of informatization for public administration with a more or less larges scope, that are robust in different contexts and over longer periods of time. These results and theories, covering a broad set of elements of the body of knowledge of public administration, are presented in this volume. As the authors try to demonstrate in this book, informatization developments in public administration do not only challenge the existing body of knowledge of the public administration discipline, but they are also opening up new perspectives and paradigms for the study of public administration.

Democratic Backsliding and Public Administration

Democratic Backsliding and Public Administration
Author: Michael W. Bauer,B. Guy Peters,Jon Pierre
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-08-26
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781316519387

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A timely new perspective on the impact of populism on the relationship between democracy and public administration.

Comparative Public Administration

Comparative Public Administration
Author: J.A. Chandler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2002-09-11
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781134668113

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This accessible introduction to the system of public administration uses a clear, country by country analysis and includes new public management approaches. Including often neglected areas such as the European Union; Japan; Britain; France; Germany; The Republic of Ireland; Italy, Sweden and the United States, this student-friendly volume is a highly valuable resource for students of Politics and Administration at all levels.

Foundations of Public Administration

Foundations of Public Administration
Author: Peter Harris
Publsiher: Hong Kong University Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 1990-04-01
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9622092438

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This book has been written to explain some of the fundamental issues of public administration to a wide audience. The author, Emeritus Professor and former head of the Department of Political Science at The University of Hong Kong, has had many years experience in the study and teaching of public administration in both European and African states (in the 50s and 60s) and Asia (in the 70s and 80s).