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ISBN-10 0205653278ISBN-13 9780205653270
ISBN-10 0321096916ISBN-13 9780321096913
Author(s): Robert A. Cropf
Publisher: Longman
Copyright year: © 2008 Pages: 464

This exciting new public administration text offers a broader context for public administration and a unique emphasis on cutting-edge topics as civil society, the growth of non-profits and privatization, the role of state governments, the new demands on public leadership, and ethics.

In addition to addressing the basics, American Public Administration: Public Service for the 21st Century stands out from other books in the discipline by offering a broader context in which to understand public administration and by devoting comprehensive coverage to current topics and trends, many of which are given chapter-length treatment. The most recent and compelling research is woven throughout every chapter to give students a useful, in-depth understanding of the field today. Real-world case studies and vignettes, helpful chapter pedagogy, an abundance of charts and graphs, and numerous Web listings help students learn and engage them in the text.

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