Table of contents for American public administration : public service and civil society in the twenty-first century / Robert Cropf.

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PART I: THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ECOLOGY OF AMERICAN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Chap. 1: Introduction: Public Service in the Twenty-first Century
1) Defining public administration
2) Public administration as a field of study
3) Professionalism and public service
4) Administration versus politics
5) Differences with business administration
6) Bureaucratic power and accountability
7) Public administration and civil society
8) Chapter summary
9) Mini-case study
Chap. 2: The Growth of Government and Administration
A. Measuring government's size
B. Explanations for the growth of government
C. Civil Society and the growth of government
D. Chapter summary
E. Mini-case study
Chap. 3: The Political Ecology of Public Administration
A. The executive Branch and administration
B. The legislature and administration
C. The judiciary and administration
D. Reinventing government
E. Chapter summary
F. Mini-case study
Chap. 4: Federalism and Public Administration
A. Defining federalism and intergovernmental relations
B. The Constitutional framework
C. Fiscal federalism
D. Interstate and intrastate relations
E. Subnational government structure
F. Federalism and civil society
G. Chapter summary
H. Mini-case study
Chap 5: Civil Society and Public Administration
A. What is civil society?
B. Interest Groups, administration, and civil society
C. Negative aspects of civil society
D. Is civil society declining?
E. The role of public administration and civil society
F. Chapter summary
G. Mini-case study
PART TWO: ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR
Chap. 6: Theories of Organization and Public Administration
A. Classical organization theory
B. Organizational humanism
C. Open system theory
D. Public choice theory
E. The new public administration
F. The new public management
G. Postmodern public administration
H. Organization theory and civil society
I. Chapter summary
J. Organizational exercises
Chap.7: The Organizational Dimensions of Public Administration
A. Dimensions of organization
B. Types of organizations by organization dimension
C. Organizational power and organization dimension
D. Chapter summary
E. Mini-case study
Chap. 8: Motivation, Decision Making and Organizational Culture
A. Getting work done in organizations: motivation
B. Organizational decision making
C. Organizational culture
D. Organizational development
E. Chapter summary
F. Mini-case study
PART THREE: CORE FUNCTIONS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION; PRIVATIZATION, ETHICS
Chap. 9: Leadership
Chap. 10: The Policy Process
A. The policy cycle
B. Models of the policy process
C. Program implementation and evaluation
D. Chapter summary
E. Mini-case study
Chap. 11: Privatization and Public Administration
A. The what's and why's of privatization
B. When to privatize
C. Recent privatization trends
D. Privatization outcomes
E. Issues with privatization
F. Privatization and civil society
G. Chapter summary
H. Mini-case study
Chap. 12: Public Budgeting and Finance
A. What is public budgeting?
B. Evolution of public budgeting
C. Revenue systems
D. Models of public budgeting
E. Capital budgeting and debt
F. Chapter summary
G. Mini-case study
Chap 13: Human Resource Administration in Public Organizations
A. Evolution of public human resource administration
B. The public HRA process
C. Labor relations in the public sector
D. Social equity in the public workplace
E. The current state of equal employment in the public workforce
F. Chapter summary
G. Mini-case study
Chap. 14: Managing Information Resources in Public Organizations
A. Concepts and types of information systems
B. The impact of IT on public organizations
C. The virtual organization
D. Managing information resources: government's experience
E. Government information policy before and after 9/11
F. Information resources and civil society
G. Chapter summary
H. Mini-case study
Chap. 15: Ethics and Public Administration
A. The importance of ethics
B. Codes of ethics and ethics laws
C. Ethics in public organizations
D. Recent developments in administrative ethics
E. Chapter summary
F. Mini-case study

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

United States -- Politics and government.
Public administration -- United States.
Administrative agencies -- United States -- Management.
Executive departments -- United States -- Management.
Leadership -- United States.