Understanding Law for Public Administration

Author: Charles Szypszak

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763780111

Category: Education

Page: 343

View: 4549

A comprehensive overview and resource for public administration students and practitioners. This book is a combination of an introduction to basic legal principles, analysis of excerpts from instructive cases, and practical advice. It is an original approach to learning about law for those who work for the public good, the culmination of more than twenty-five years of research, study, counseling, law reform work, and reflection on what the law is and should be and how this can be explained to any reasonably thoughtful person. The book combines substantive coverage of law subjects likely to be encountered in public administration, analysis of illustrative cases, and practical advice. It distills and simplifies complex topics and combines legal theory with practical realities. The book describes the general nature of the laws, cases, and legal principles that public administrators are most likely to encounter. It begins by considering the sources of rules that govern our behavior, the evolution of formal law, and formal sources of law in the United States legal system. The next several chapters discuss constitutional law principles, providing an overview of important issues and analyzing important illustrative cases. The next several chapters follow a similar approach to the main law subjects likely to be encountered in public administration. The remaining chapters cover practical matters, including public ethics, how to deal with lawyers, and how to do legal research.
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Administrative Law for Public Managers

Author: David H Rosenbloom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429973861

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

View: 2189

This book focuses on the essentials that public managers should know about administrative law—why we have administrative law, the constitutional constraints on public administration, and administrative law’s frameworks for rulemaking, adjudication, enforcement, transparency, and judicial and legislative review. Rosenbloom views administrative law from the perspectives of administrative practice, rather than lawyering with an emphasis on how various administrative law provisions promote their underlying goal of improving the fit between public administration and U.S. democratic-constitutionalism. Organized around federal administrative law, the book explains the essentials of administrative law clearly and accurately, in non-technical terms, and with sufficient depth to provide readers with a sophisticated, lasting understanding of the subject matter.
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Public Administration

Understanding Management, Politics and Law in the Public Sector

Author: David H. Rosenbloom,Robert S. Kravchuk,Richard M. Clerkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781259010842


Page: 608

View: 3772

The eighth edition of Public Administration: Understanding Management, Politics, and Law in the Public Sector grounds students in the fundamentals of public administration while embracing its complexity. It describes, explains, and analyzes public administration through the lenses of three well-established perspectives: management, politics, and law. This edition retains its strong U.S. focus while broadening the discussion and themes in recognition of its adoption in about twenty countries abroad and to enhance its global utility as a "world text."
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Understanding Environmental Administration and Law, 3rd Edition

Author: Susan J. Buck

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610911184

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 3434

Understanding Environmental Administration and Law provides an engaging, introductory overview of environmental policy. Author Susan J. Buck explores the process through which policy is made, the political environment in which it is applied, and the statutory and case laws that are critical to working within the regulatory system. This revised and expanded third edition adds case studies that help bring the subject to life and includes new material on: the Bush Administration and its approach to administering environmental laws the continuing evolution of environmentalism and the changing role of environmental regulation in the !--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /--United States the development and implementation of environmental agreements at the international level the impacts and implications of globalization Understanding Environmental Administration and Law provides a framework for understanding the law as a managerial tool.
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Cases on Public Law and Public Administration

Author: Phillip J. Cooper

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534643218

Category: Education

Page: 313

View: 3770

By including cases from a complex and diverse field of law, yet maintaining a concise and efficient approach, this First Edition text provides the essence of what students need to gain an understanding of public law and administration--the ruling, concurring, and dissenting opinions of cases with careful editing to emphasize chosen themes. The book successfully focuses on the evolution of public administration with context and insight into each case along the way.
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Public Administration and Law

Author: Julia Beckett,Heidi O. Koenig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317461967

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 5862

Public Administration and Law has been edited for use as a supplement for an undergraduate or MPA level course on administrative law. The selections, all from the pages of Public Administration Review, have been chosen to enlighten and enliven the contents of any standard administrative law textbook. Each of the book's main sections begins with introductory text and discussion questions by the volume editors, Julia Beckett and Heidi Koenig, followed by relevant readings from PAR. The book's contents follow the standard pattern established by the field's major textbooks to facilitate the instructor's ability to assign readings that illuminate lectures and text material. The book concludes with two invaluable resources - a bibliography of 65 years of PAR articles concerning public law, plus a bibliography of law-related articles appearing in other journals published by ASPA.
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Understanding Public Administration

Author: Michiel S. de Vries

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781137575449

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 5452

Public administration – the practice of producing and executing government policy by bureaucrats, politicians, managers and other officials – affects almost everything we encounter in our day-to-day lives. Public administrators are – at least partially – responsible for the amount of hours we work, the quality of the air we breathe, the ease with which we can visit the doctor and the state of the roads we walk and drive down. Despite the widespread relevance of public administration however, the relative amount of government influence on society differs across the world. This major new introduction examines public administration structures, processes and achievements, and the behavior and motivations of the administrators themselves. Internationally relevant and analyzing states at a range of different developmental stages, it examines the key themes and issues that dominate the field. Chapters are framed around a series of questions that determine the typical and the unusual features of governments. For example, focus is given to what makes for a stable government, the different definitions of management, possible solutions to corruption, the relationship between central and local governments as well as the formal strategies for policy development. The book draws extensively on core theory in the field, and makes critical links between Public Administration and Economics, Law, Sociology and the wider subject of Political Science. As accessible for students as it is useful for practitioners looking for a comprehensive reference guide, this is an essential text for those who wish to understand the complexities of government and public administration from the inside out.
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Revisiting Waldo's Administrative State

Constancy and Change in Public Administration

Author: David H. Rosenbloom,Howard E. McCurdy

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589014077

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 2253

The prevailing notion that the best government is achieved through principles of management and business practices is hardly new—it echoes the early twentieth-century "gospel of efficiency" challenged by Dwight Waldo in 1948 in his pathbreaking book, The Administrative State. Asking, "Efficiency for what?", Waldo warned that public administrative efficiency must be backed by a framework of consciously held democratic values. Revisiting Waldo's Administrative State brings together a group of distinguished authors who critically explore public administration's big ideas and issues and question whether contemporary efforts to "reinvent government," promote privatization, and develop new public management approaches constitute a coherent political theory capable of meeting the complex challenges of governing in a democracy. Taking Waldo's book as a starting point, the authors revisit and update his key concepts and consider their applicability for today. The book follows Waldo's conceptual structure, first probing the material and ideological background of modern public administration, problems of political philosophy, and finally particular challenges inherent in contemporary administrative reform. It concludes with a look ahead to "wicked" policy problems—such as terrorism, global warming, and ecological threats—whose scope is so global and complex that they will defy any existing administrative structures and values. Calling for a return to conscious consideration of democratic accountability, fairness, justice, and transparency in government, the book's conclusion assesses the future direction of public administrative thought. This book can stand alone as a commentary on reconciling democratic values and governance today or as a companion when reading Waldo's classic volume.
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Managing for the environment

understanding the legal, organizational, and policy challenges

Author: Rosemary O'Leary

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

View: 6179

Named Best Book in Public and Nonprofit Management, 1999-2000 Academy of Management Named Best Book in Environmental Management, 1999 American Society for Public Administration Leaking landfills, oil contamination, illegal waste disposal, and pervasive air pollution . . . Today's managers and policy makers face a multitude of environmental challenges, choices, and opportunities. Some work in the public or private sectors. Some are regulators or regulated. Whether they are environmental specialists or not, managers must understand scientifically complex environmental mandates and shifting ambiguities in order to address them proactively. They must not only cultivate organizational awareness of environmental values, but also remain committed to engaging in these values. The authors of Managing for the Environment draw from their extensive managing, consulting, and research experiences to give managers, elected officials, students, and concerned citizens the tools they need to address environmental issues effectively. Authoritative, insightful, and the first of its kind to take a strategic management view, this book: Describes current issues and trends in environmental affairs, including sustainable development, risk-based priority setting, managing for results, market incentives, and environmental justice Explains what readers should know about environmental laws and their implementation Shows how managers can incorporate environmental management concepts into their organizations' thinking by linking strategies, structures, and informational systems Offers strategies for overcoming the political, economic, and organizational obstacles to doing so Provides methods for understanding, defining, and communicating environmental risks and responses to employees, the media, and communities Presents constructive conflict resolution strategies for handling difficult environmental disputes
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Continuity and Disruption

Essays in Public Administration

Author: Matthew Holden Jr.

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822975017

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 6915

• Choice 1997 Outstanding Academic Book • Winner of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists 1997 Outstanding Book Award Through thoughtful essays linking historical concepts, current issues, and areas for future research, Matthew Holden, Jr., argues that the study of public administration is indispensable to understanding politics. Essentially, public administration consists of making decisions about information, money, and force-three crucial sources of power: politics and administration cannot be separated, and no political system can be sustained when its administrative core collapses. Holden explores issues in administration as reflected in political theory and discusses the specifics of organization, bureaucratic, and management theory. He considers such concepts as executive leadership and the emergence of administrative law and turns an unblinking eye on the practice of public administration today, buffeted by changes in communications technology and by ethnic diversity.
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Public Administration and Policy in the Caribbean

Author: Indianna D. Minto-Coy,Evan Berman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439892989

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

View: 717

The Caribbean is at a crucial phase in its development. Global and local pressures have seen the region losing its competitiveness, while it remains at risk of losing out on development gains made in the last few decades. These pressures are demanding improvements in the way government operates, particularly in its policy-making and administrative capacity. This book offers the single most comprehensive reference on public administration in the Caribbean to date, providing information on legacies, tools, and strategies that are beneficial to understanding and improving public policy. Public Administration and Policy in the Caribbean presents contributed chapters from a host of well-placed practitioners and academics across the region and its diaspora. The collection maps the history and development of Caribbean public policy and management, discussing some of the most relevant contemporary themes and practices in a region that has received insufficient attention in research. It also considers a number of critical policy issues, some old, some new, and others yet emerging that are of significant import for successful governance and development across the region. The book covers the lesser-known experiences of the Dutch, French, and English Caribbean, as well as Cuba and Haiti, showing the rich legacies, themes, and contemporary issues affecting the region. It begins with a history of Caribbean public administration practices and institutions from the colonial period to the present. It then offers an exposition and critical analysis of some of the current debates and issues in public administration, delving into the internal workings of the state. The book concludes with a discussion of some of the ongoing and new public policy issues and concerns in the region. Public Administration and Policy in the Caribbean makes a solid contribution to understanding the variety of experiences, legacies, and contemporary issues in public policy and administration in small and developing states. Practitioners, researchers, consultants, and instructors should find this an invaluable resource.
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Understanding the Law

Author: Donald Carper,John McKinsey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0538473592

Category: Education

Page: 816

View: 7362

Engage your students in the study of the law and what it means to them with UNDERSTANDING THE LAW, Sixth Edition. This popular text discusses how various aspects of the law affect the individual, filling a void for those looking for a more introductory text that covers many of the personal law issues that confront people in their everyday lives. Designed for introductory courses, UNDERSTANDING THE LAW uses hypothetical and real examples to illustrate important points of the law and to inspire lively class discussion. This sixth edition incorporates new coverage of ethical issues and the law. These ethical and moral issues are covered in boxed readings as well as throughout each chapter.This sixth edition continues to incorporates coverage of international and comparative law throughout to give you essential knowledge for today’s global marketplace. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Die Utopie der Regeln

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608109447

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

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David Graeber, der bedeutendste Anthropologe unserer Zeit, entfaltet eine fulminante und längst überfällige Fundamentalkritik der globalen Bürokratie! Er erforscht die Ursprünge unserer Sehnsucht nach Regularien und entlarvt ihre Bedeutung als Mittel zur Ausübung von Gewalt. Wir alle hassen Bürokraten. Wir können es nicht fassen, dass wir einen Großteil unserer Lebenszeit damit verbringen müssen, Formulare auszufüllen. Doch zugleich nährt der Glaube an die Bürokratie unsere Hoffnung auf Effizienz, Transparenz und Gerechtigkeit. Gerade im digitalen Zeitalter wächst die Sehnsucht nach Ordnung und im gleichen Maße nimmt die Macht der Bürokratien über jeden Einzelnen von uns zu. Dabei machen sie unsere Gesellschaften keineswegs transparent und effizient, sondern dienen mittlerweile elitären Gruppeninteressen. Denn Kapitalismus und Bürokratie sind einen verhängnisvollen Pakt eingegangen und könnten die Welt in den Abgrund reißen.
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Ethics for public managers

Author: Harold F. Gortner

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


Category: Political Science

Page: 186

View: 7841

Interest in ethics within the field of public administration has grown steadily since the late 1970s. Harold Gortner focuses on public administration ethics theory and how it applies to the lives of managers operating in the middle ranges of public bureaucracy. Using a general review of the literature on public administration ethics and a comparison of that literature to the real-life experiences of civil service managers, he categorizes the literature and measures its "relevance" to the thought processes, decisions, and actions of individuals within a bureaucracy. According to Gortner, the literature on public administration can be divided into five meaningful categories: philosophical discussions of ethics; professional aspects of ethics; personal characteristics and their influence on ethics; organizational dynamics and their influence on ethics; and legal aspects of ethics. Because an understanding of these five approaches to public administration is helpful in understanding the arguments that are presented, each is discussed at some length within the volume. Gortner then examines these categories in light of the real-life experiences of public managers, thereby helping the reader to understand which of the various ethical arguments are most meaningful to practicing managers, and why those particular approaches are useful or applicable to their ethical dilemmas. Gortner's effort to balance theory and practice will interest scholars and practitioners of public administration alike.
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Women in Public Administration: Theory and Practice

Author: Maria J. D'Agostino,Helisse Levine

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449661122

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 2154

Explore the gender dimension and expand the dialogue in your classroom through this collection of case studies, empirical studies, and theoretical essays on women's issues in public administration. This is the first book of its kind written about the female endeavor in public administration from the perspective of female public administrators and academics. Women in Public Administration illuminates women's past and emerging challenges, in a predominantly male based public sector. Your students will gain a clear understanding of how women administrators have been affected by male dominated labor markets, ethics and law, management, financial institutions, and public service. This book extends beyond the existing works in the field by furthering the discussion and bridging the gender gap in public administration theory. It is a must have addition to Introduction to Public Administration, Ethics, Women in Politics, Gender Studies or Diversity classes.
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Handbook of Public Administration

Author: James L. Perry,Robert K. Christensen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119004322

Category: Political Science

Page: 840

View: 8081

The fundamentals of public administration, from the world'sleading practitioners Handbook of Public Administration is the classic,comprehensive guide to the field, featuring original writings fromthe world's foremost public administration thought leaders andpractitioners. Intended to help both public administration studentsand practitioners navigate administrative challenges, overcomeobstacles, and improve effectiveness, this guide provides acomplete overview of the entire field. The information is organizedinto seven parts representing key domains of knowledge and practicethat are essential for effective public administration. Thesereflect changes in the state of modern public administration, thefactors that influence policies and programs, the mechanics of howgovernment works, and the tools that help administrators get thingsdone. Readers will find insightful discussions on the challenges ofcontemporary governance and the ethics of public administration, aswell as practical guidance on the everyday operations that bringeffective policies and programs to life. Students and experienced practitioners alike will appreciate thewell-rounded approach to issues public administrators face everyday. The book is complete enough to act as a text, but organizedlogically for quick reference for specific problems or situations.Readers will: Understand the challenges posed by the changing context ofpublic administration Explore how relationships and decisions influence publicpolicies and programs Learn the critical skills and tools public administrators mustmaster to be effective Explore the ethics and liabilities of public administration,and what it means to take part The role of public administration is evolving, and the changingnature of the field will impact the way policies and programs aredesigned and implemented. This book fully explores current andupcoming changes domestically and internationally against thebackdrop of public administration fundamentals. For the student orprofessional seeking a deeper understanding of the publicadministrator's role, Handbook of Public Administration is aclear, comprehensive resource.
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Public Administration, Understanding Management, Politics, and Law in the Public Sector

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478425253

Category: Education

Page: 55

View: 5044

Facts101 is your complete guide to Public Administration, Understanding Management, Politics, and Law in the Public Sector. In this book, you will learn topics such as Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations, Organization: Structure and Process, Public Personnel Administration and Collective Bargaining, and Budgeting and the Public Finances plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Understanding Smart Cities: A Tool for Smart Government or an Industrial Trick?

Author: Leonidas G. Anthopoulos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319570153

Category: Law

Page: 293

View: 8507

This book investigates the role of smart cities in the broader context of urban innovation and e-government, identifies what a smart city is in practice and highlights their importance to the welfare of society. The book offers specific, measurable, and action-oriented public sector planning and management principles and ideas for smart governance in the era of global urbanization and innovation to help with the challenges in maintaining the democratic system of checks and balances as well as the division of powers in a highly interconnected world. The book will be of interest researchers, practitioners, students, and public sector IT professionals that work within innovation management, public administration, urban technologies and urban innovation, and public local administration studies.
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