An Introduction to Public Administration

An Introduction to Public Administration

By: Haroon A. Khan (author)Paperback

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In An Introduction to Public Administration students will gain concise knowledge about the theories and issues relating to public administration. Oriented toward undergraduate students in public administration, this book covers important areas including; federalism, contexts of administration, organization theory, organization behavior, management, leadership, labor relations, public personnel management, budgeting, decision making, bureaucracy, and ethics and accountability. A chapter on comparative administration focusing on China, Japan, India, Great Britain, and Germany will enhance students' understanding of public administration systems in other countries. Khan incorporates current cases related to public administration so that students can use critical thinking to analyze issues and apply public administration theories. Special features in this book include lists of key terms to promote students' recognition of important concepts and essay questions at the end of each chapter to help students organize their understanding of the material.

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Haroon A. Khan is Professor of Political Science at Henderson State University.


Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Politics and Administration: The Contexts of Public Administration Chapter 3: Comparative Public Administration Chapter 4: Federalism Chapter 5: Organization Theory Chapter 6: Organization Behavior Chapter 7: Public Management Chapter 8: Leadership Chapter 9: Public Personnel Management Chapter 10: Employee Management Relations Chapter 11: Budgeting Chapter 12: Decision Making Chapter 13: Bureaucracy Chapter 14: Ethics and Accountability

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/08/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780761841074
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 218
  • ID: 9780761841074
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0761841075

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