This guide will help GSPIA, political science, and undergraduate Public Service students find resources related to Public Affairs or Public Administration research. It is a good starting point for classes like GSPIA 2020 "Managing Public Affairs".
Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Debating Public Administration: Management Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities tackles some of the major management challenges, choices, and opportunities of the twenty-first century facing public managers across various subfields of public administration. Organized by three sets of major management challenges facing the fielde"Rethinking Administrative Rationality in a Democratic Republic, Recapitalizing Organizational Capacity, and Reconceptualizing Institutions for New Policy Challengese"the book takes an uncommon approach to the study of these topics.
Addresses both the commonalities and diversity of administrative practice around the world, covering both developed countries and developing and transitional economies. Includes both conceptual foundations as well as the nuts-and-bolts of personnel management, procurement, and budgeting, and provides an overview of PA in the US.
Designed as a capstone survey of the field, The State of Public Administration focuses on trends and practices in the field as well as leading edge issues, challenges, and opportunities that confront PA study and practice in the 21st Century.
Explores the philosophical and value underpinnings needed to guide public servants facing profound challenges to the meaning and efficacy of their work.
Urges public servants to reflect, to understand the world we live in, and to act responsibly, both individually and with fellow citizens. Features discussions of such issues as terrorism, torture, and homeland security.
Public Policy Analysis:An Introductory, 4/e, introduces the process and methodology of public policy analysis by using a problems-oriented and a multidisciplinary synthesis approach. This text bridges the gap between theory and practice drawing from political science, public administration, economics, decision analysis, and social and political theory to achieve an integrated, multidisciplinary text on policy analysis.
America's complex system of multi-layered government faces new challenges as a result of rapidly changing economic, technological, and demographic trends. An aging population, economic globalization, and homeland security concerns are among the powerful factors testing the system's capacity and flexibility. Major policy challenges and responses are now overwhelmingly intergovernmental in nature, and as a result, the fortunes of all levels of government are more intertwined and interdependent than ever before. This volume, cosponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), defines an agenda for improving the performance of America's intergovernmental system. The early chapters present the current state of practice in intergovernmental relations, including discussion of trends toward centralization, devolution, and other power-sharing arrangements. The fiscal underpinnings of the system are analyzed, along with the long-term implications of current trends in financing at all levels. The authors identify the principal tools used to define intergovernmental management and — apply these crosscutting themes to critical policy areas where intergovernmental management and cooperation are essential, such as homeland security, education, welfare, health care, and the environment.
This collected volume provides insights into the theory and practice of intergovernmenal relationships, bringing together 8 case studies from Canada, US, and Italy. The book indentifies and analyzes the experiences of effective coordination among different levels of government, neighbor countries, and different policy sectors. By highlighting the successes and failures of a series of topic-driven focused studies, the book extrapolates best practices for success.
How To Find Books in the University Libraries
To find electronic and print books on your topic, search the University Library System's online catalog PITTCat+. When searching for a specific book it is often helpful to use PITTCat Classic.