This groundbreaking text focuses on the application of sustainability and sustainable development theories to public administration practice. It's designed to guide planning, resource management, and outcomes measurement for future and current non-profit and public managers. The book introduces sustainable development and related theories; ties these theories to public administration practice; and, elaborates on applications to specific PA specializations including energy management, transportation, water, waste management, urban development, wildlife conservation, and higher education. It also includes a chapter specifically geared to outcome measurement of sustainability goals in public and non-profit agencies.
This is part of a two-volume work intended to map the theoretical heartland of the institutionalist perspective on political economy. Volume I identifies the origins of institutional economics and explores the primary analytical tools in its development. Marc R. Tool is editor of "Journal of Economic Issues".