The original Handbook of Public Administration was a landmark publication, the first to provide a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the discipline. The eagerly-awaited new edition of this seminal international handbook continues to provide a complete review and guide to past and present knowledge in this essential field of inquiry.
Assembling an outstanding team of scholars from around the world, the second edition explores the current state-of-the-art in academic thinking and the current structures and processes for the administration of public policy.
The second edition has been fully revised and updated, with new chapters that reflect emerging issues and changes within the public sector:
- Identifying the Antecedents in Public Performance
- Bureaucratic Politics
- Strategy Structure and Policy Dynamics
- Comparative Administrative Reform
- Administrative Ethics
- Accountability through Market and Social Instruments
- Federalism and intergovernmental coordination.
A dominant theme throughout the handbook is a critical reflection on the utility of scholarly theory and the extent to which government practices inform the development of this theory. To this end it serves as an essential guide for both the practice of public administration today and its on-going development as an academic discipline.
The SAGE Handbook of Public Administration remains indispensable to the teaching, study and practice of public administration for students, academics and professionals everywhere.
B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at the University of Pittsburgh. He has written extensively in the areas of public administration and public policy, both for the United States and comparatively. Among his recent publications are the Handbook of Public Administration and The Quest for Control: Politicization of the Public Service. I am a research professor in the department of political science, University of Gothenburg. I am also adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh and at the Nordland University in Bodoe, Norway. I have held numerous overseas visiting appointments, most recently at the City University of Hong Kong, University of Melbourne and University of Auckland.
Preface to Second Edition - B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre Introduction Introduction: The Role of Public Administration in Governing - B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre PART ONE: PUBLIC MANAGEMENT: OLD AND NEW - Hal G. Rainey Public Management - Laurence E. Lynn, Jr Measuring Public-Sector Performance and Effectiveness - Carolyn J. Heinrich Strategic Planning and Management - John M. Bryson PART TWO: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - Patricia W. Ingraham Identifying the Antecedents to Public Performance: Implications for Human Resource Management - Donald P. Moynihan Global Trends in Human Resources Management Practices - Sally Coleman Selden Pay and Prerequisites for Public Executives - Joergen Gronnegaard Christensen Leadership and the Senior Executive Service from a Comparative Perspective - John Halligan Labor Management Relations and Partnerships: Were They Reinvented? - James R. Thompson PART THREE: ORGANIZATION THEORY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION - Tom Christensen How Bureaucratic Structure Matters: An Organizational Perspective - Morten Egeberg Institutional Theories and Public Institutions: New Agendas and Appropriateness - Jean-Claude Thoenig Formal Theory and Public Administration - Thomas H. Hammond and Jack H. Knott Environmental Perspectives on Public Institutions - Karen M. Hult PART FOUR: ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY - Jos C. N. Raadschelders US Administrative History: Golem Government - Mordecai Lee Administrative Legacies in Western Europe - Fabio Rugge South Asian and Western Administrative Experience: The Past in the Present - James Warner Bjorkman PART FIVE: IMPLEMENTATION - Soren C. Winter Implementation Perspectives: Status and Reconsideration - Soren Winter Policy Design and Implementation - Peter J. May Interorganizational Relations and Policy Implementation - Laurence J. O'Toole, Jr Street-Level Bureaucrats and the Implementation of Public Policy - Marcia K. Meyers and Vibeke Lehmann Nielsen PART SIX: LAW AND ADMINISTRATION - Gavin Drewry The Continental System of Administrative Legality - Jacques Ziller Administrative Law in the Anglo-American Tradition - Paul Craig The Limits of Law: Can Laws Regulate Public Administration? - David Feldman PART SEVEN: POLITICS AND ADMINISTRATION - Carl Dahlstroem Bureaucratic Politics: Opening the Black Box of Executive Government - Paul 't Hart and Anchrit Wille Politicization of the Civil Service - Luc Rouban Strategy Structure and Policy Dynamics - Andrew B. Whitford PART EIGHT: ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIETY - Bo Rothstein Political Legitimacy for Public Administration - Bo Rothstein Representative Bureaucracy: Four Questions - Kenneth J. Meier and K. Juree Capers Street-Level Bureaucracy and Public Policy - Steven Rathgeb Smith Electronic Government: A Revolution in Public Administration? - Helen Margetts PART NINE: BUDGETING AND FINANCE: BUDGET WATCHER'S BLUES - Frans K. M. Van Nispen Fiscal Rules and Fiscal Policy - Mark Hallerberg Performance-Informed Budgeting: A Global Reform - Rita M. Hilton and Philip G. Joyce Accrual Budgeting in Comparative Perspective - Leonard Kok PART TEN: COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION - Edward C. Page Comparative Public Administration: From General Theory to General Frameworks - Marleen Brans International Organizations and Domestic Administrative Reform - Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoous and Agyris G. Passas Administrative Patterns and National Politics - Martin Lodge PART ELEVEN: ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM - Theo A. J. Toonen Administrative Reform: Analytics - Theo A. J. Toonen Administrative Reforms in Western Democracies - Tom Christensen and Per Laegreid Comprehensive Reform and Public Administration in Post-Communist States - Tony J.G. Verheijen PART TWELVE: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN DEVELOPING AND TRANSITIONAL SOCIETIES - Goran Hyden Public Administration in Africa: Deepening Crisis Despite Reform Efforts - Dele Olowu Challenges of Culture and Governance in South Asian Public Administration - O. P. Dwedivi and D. S Mishra Public Administration and Public Sector Reform in Latin America - Jorge Nef Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe - Patrycja Joanna Suwaj PART THIRTEEN: ACCOUNTABILITY - Paul G. Thomas Accountability in Modern Government - Robert Gregory The Pursuit of Public-Service Ethics - Promises, Developments and Prospects - Christoph Demmke and Timo Moilanen Accountability in an age of Markets and Networks - Mark Considine and Kamran Ali Afzal PART FOURTEEN: INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS - Martin Painter The Instruments of InterGovernmental Management - Beryl A. Radin Federalism and Intergovernmental Coordination - Alan Fenna Multi-level Governance and Public Administration - Simona Piattoni