Global Dimensions of Public Administration and Governance

A Comparative Voyage

Author: Jos Raadschelders,Eran Vigoda-Gadot

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119026253

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

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A comparative, interdisciplinary examination of the mechanismsbehind public administration Global Dimensions of Public Administration and Governanceis a comprehensive, comparative text on the structure and functionof governments around the world. Written by two of the field'sleading public administration scholars, this book provides aninterdisciplinary perspective and a global, historical, andtheoretical examination of the management and governance of themodern state. Readers learn how territory, bureaucracy, andpolitical systems influence policy and reform in over thirtycountries, and how these mechanisms affect the everyday lives ofcitizens. This comparative approach features rich examples of howpolicy is shaped by culture, and how modern policy principles arefiltered to fit a country's needs and expectations. Chaptersconclude with comparative analyses that help readersbetter-understand the role and position of government in thecontemporary world, both in democratic societies andless-than-democratic environments. Governance doesn't happen in a vacuum. Those responsible forpolicy, regulation, and reform take cues from history, currentevents, and visions for the future to inform thinking on mattersthat can potentially affect a large number of everyday lives. Thisbook illustrates the thought process, providing the necessaryinsight these important decisions require. Understand the relationship between structure and function ofgovernment Learn how policy is culture-dependent Examine the political and societal contexts of reform Discover the myriad forms of modern bureaucracy The various social sciences provide valuable information andperspectives for those involved in public administration. Thoseperspectives converge here to form a thorough, well-rounded,examination of the success and failure possible, and the mechanismsthrough which they take place. Global Dimensions of PublicAdministration and Governance provides a detailed, wide-ranginglook at how modern governments operate, how they got this far, andwhere they're headed for the future.

Politik und Wirtschaft

Author: Reimut Zohlnhöfer,Kathrin Dümig

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 348671015X

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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Das Buch besteht aus drei Teilen: (I) Grundlagen der Politischen Ökonomik. (II) Problemfelder: Wie beeinflusst Politik das wirtschaftliche Leistungsprofil? (III) Politikfelder: Was beeinflusst die Wirtschaftspolitik? - Unter anderem werden die Themen dargestellt: Wirtschaftskreislauf, ökonomische Theorieschulen (Keynesianismus, Monetarismus, Angebotstheorie), Arbeitslosigkeit, Inflation, Geldpolitik, Steuerpolitik, Sozialpolitik, Handlungsspielraum nationalstaatlicher Wirtschaftspolitik in Zeiten der Globalisierung.

Public Administration in the Context of Global Governance

Author: Soonhee Kim,Shena Ashley,W. Henry Lambright,

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783477806

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 2479

øThis collection explores the frontiers of knowledge at the intersection of public administration and international relations scholarship. The culturally, generationally and academically diverse team of editors stake a meaningful claim in this burgeoni

Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance

Author: Ali Farazmand

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319209272

Category: Law

Page: 6214

View: 1191

This work serves as a comprehensive collection of global scholarship regarding the vast fields of public administration and public policy. Written and edited by leading international scholars and practitioners, this exhaustive resource covers all areas of the twin fields of study. In keeping with the multidisciplinary spirit of these fields, the entries make use of various theoretical, empirical, analytical, practical, and methodological bases of knowledge. The encyclopedia provides a snapshot of the most current research in public administration and public policy, covering such important areas as: 1. organization theory, behavior, change and development 2. administrative theory and practice 3. bureaucracy 4. public budgeting and financial management 5. public finance and public management 6. public personnel and labor-management relations 7. crisis and emergency management 8. institutional theory and public administration 9. law and regulations 10. ethics and accountability Relevant to professionals, experts, scholars, general readers, and students worldwide, this work will serve as the most viable global reference source for those looking for an introduction to the field.​

Globalism and Comparative Public Administration

Author: Jamil Jreisat

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466508825

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 1313

Globalization, rapidly evolving communication and information technology, and the spread of democracy across the world are reshaping public organizations and changing governance. Yet, graduate students and public administration academics have limited resources with which to develop a real-world understanding of the conceptual evolution and the changing contextual relationships in the field. Helping to fill this void, Globalism and Comparative Public Administration examines comparative public administration from the 1960s to the present—providing an integrated and realistic view of the comparative perspective and its rationale. It explores the development and contributions of the comparative approach and explains how it is essential for developing the depth and breadth needed to transform public administration to a global field of learning and practice. Building on the success of the 2002 edition, the book covers new topics and offers expanded discussions on globalism, governance, and global ethics. From classic models to novel concepts and practices, this volume provides an exhaustive view of the development of the comparative perspective and its contributions of practical administrative knowledge that are applicable beyond national boundaries.

The International Handbook of Public Administration and Governance

Author: Andrew Massey,Karen Johnston

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781954496

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 848

The International Handbook of Public Administration and Governance is a ground-breaking volume with eminent scholars addressing the key questions in relation to how international governments can solve public administration and governance challenges in

The Role of Public Administration in Alleviating Poverty and Improving Governance

Selected Papers from the Launching Conference of the Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG)

Author: Jak Jabes

Publisher: Asian Development Bank

ISBN: 9715615953

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 706

View: 1973

This publication is the first of a series from The Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG), a network of professionals formed to encourage the continuing development of public administration theory and practice through research and other initiatives, and foster cooperation and collaboration between and among the members in pursuit of related and common interests.

Global Dimensions of Corporate Governance

Author: Yadong Luo

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 140513707X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 9421

This book looks at the condition of corporate governance in the new millennium; illuminating its complexities and examining key issues such as interaction with global stakeholders, competitors, governments, partners, suppliers, and peer subsidiaries. Enhances understanding of the complexities of global corporate governance issues. Provides important guides to refining and improving the rules that govern business relationships among major global stakeholders.

Handbook of Comparative and Development Public Administration

Author: Ali Farazmand

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824742028

Category: Political Science

Page: 1130

View: 2625

With contributions from nearly 80 international experts, this comprehensive resource covers diverse issues, aspects, and features of public administration and policy around the world. It focuses on bureaucracy and bureaucratic politics in developing and industrialized countries and emphasizing administrative performance and policy implementation, as well as political system maintenance and regime enhancement. The book covers the history of public administration and bureaucracy in Persia, Greece, Rome, and Byzantium and among the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas, public administration in small island states, Eastern Europe, and ethics and other contemporary issues in public administration.

The Future of Public Administration around the World

The Minnowbrook Perspective

Author: Rosemary O'Leary,David M. Van Slyke,Soonhee Kim

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589016255

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 1605

A once-in-a-generation event held every twenty years, the Minnowbrook conference brings together the top scholars in public administration and public management to reflect on the state of the field and its future. This unique volume brings together a group of distinguished authors—both seasoned and new—for a rare critical examination of the field of public administration yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The book begins by examining the ideas of previous Minnowbrook conferences, such as relevance and change, which are reflective of the 1960s and 1980s. It then moves beyond old Minnowbrook concepts to focus on public administration challenges of the future: globalism, twenty-first century collaborative governance, the role of information technology in governance, deliberative democracy and public participation, the organization of the future, and teaching the next generation of leaders. The book ends by coming full circle to examine the current challenge of remaining relevant. There is no other book like this—nor is there ever likely to be another—in print. Simply put, the ideas, concepts, and spirit of Minnowbrook are one-of-a-kind. This book captures the soul of public administration past, present, and future, and is a must-read for anyone serious about the theory and practice of public administration.

Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy: A-J

Author: Jack Rabin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824709464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1318

View: 7616

From the Nuremberg trials to the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 to recent budget reconciliation bills, the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy provides detailed coverage of watershed policies and decisions from such fields as privatization, biomedical ethics, education, and diversity. This second edition features a wide range of new topics, including military administration, government procurement, social theory, and justice administration in developed democracies. It also addresses current issues such as the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and covers public administration in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America.

Global Strategy and Practice of E-Governance: Examples from Around the World

Examples from Around the World

Author: Piaggesi, Danilo

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1609604903

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 564

View: 2883

Over the past decade, there has been continual development and renewal of strategies and practices surrounding e-governance. Governments around the world have embraced new information and communication technologies to increase the efficiency of internal processes, deliver better and more integrated services to citizens and businesses, invite citizen and stakeholder participation in planning decisions, improve communication, and sometimes even enhance democratic processes. Global Strategy and Practice of E-Governance: Examples from Around the World provides readers with an overview of relevant strategy and policy-level theoretical frameworks and examples, as well as up-to-date implementations from around the world. This book offers valuable insights into best practices, as well as some of the issues and challenges surrounding the governance of and with information and communication technologies in a globalized, knowledge-based world.

The Flipside of Governance: An Evaluation of the Authenticity of Public Administration in Liberia

Author: William K.G. Barnes

Publisher: Primedia E-launch LLC

ISBN: 1622099524

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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In a nation ‘freed without freedom, led without leaders, governed without governance, and justice is just-them;’ Dr. William Kpanah Gowah Barnes, a distinguished Liberian educator, expert of governance, former executive of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and a victim of injustices, presents an unambiguous analysis of public administration in Liberia, while contemporaneously dissecting governance and government issues. Indeed, when the folks who have been entrusted to administer the affairs of nation or people—administratively, socially, economically and politically—fall short of living in accordance with the standards demanded of others, such system is certain of collapse; the resulting sums are acute corruption, nepotism, kinship, autocratic ideologies, mayhems, etc.; an eon of superficial freedom, where slavery takes an outlandish twist, vices favored by the great-ones will be termed, ‘good governance…’ Named by the Independent Press of Liberia as “Liberia’s first governance book—highly audacious, provocative and historic,” The Flipside of Governance is a non-fiction public administration book that is designed to be used by professionals everywhere. In the words of the notable rights activist, Jesse Jackson, “This book is definitely one of the best resource materials for public administration in West Africa, in the sense that it draws on experiences and, extensively utilizes scholarly references; it is also a book for the rest of us everywhere—academia, politics, leadership, management, public administration, education, law, theology, etc.” However, if you are not curious about what goes on behind the curtain—the darkest closets of public administration, you may not need this book. It goes into detail about obscure things you may never need to know. From the workings of public administration, to public management strategies and theories, to the fallacies of government, governance and the nation, the author has something to offer for those rare, troubling moments when you are caught between the scissors—thinking, reflecting on how to improve your workforce and societies, or making your professional life a bit easier and rewarding. For example, this book will help you create a “people-centered” labor force, minimize delay, circumvent waste, and avoid single point of policy failure. It will also teach you how to let go the bad patterns of governance, while keeping the good ones. Many of the chapters are provided with illustrations and empirical data. It is the fervent hope of the author that the publication of this book will enhance the spread of ideas and understanding of ‘good governance’ in Liberia, Africa, and the world, at large—those who are currently trickling into the state of academic delusion—public officials who may have forgotten the ethics of public service, the author brings forth recommendations and answers you need…

Value and Virtue in Public Administration

A Comparative Perspective

Author: Michiel S. de Vries,P. Kim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230353886

Category: Political Science

Page: 327

View: 9129

A multidisciplinary analysis of the role of values and virtue in public administration, this book calls for a rediscovery of virtue. It explores ways of enabling the public sector to balance the values that are presently dominant with classic values such as accountability, representation, equality, neutrality, transparency and the public interest.

Public Management in Global Perspective

Author: Salvatore Schiavo-Campo,Hazel M. McFerson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317461789

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 5691

Written by two authors with a wide range of experience in international affairs, this introductory text addresses both the commonalities and diversity of administrative practice around the world, including a succinct but thorough overview of PA in the United States. It combines solid conceptual foundations with strong coverage of nuts-and-bolts "how to" topics, such as personnel management, procurement, and budgeting, and covers both developed countries and developing and transitional economies.The book's chapters are organized into four major sections: government functions and organization; management of government activity; interaction between government and citizens; and prospects of administrative reform. Plentiful illustrations and examples throughout the book, and "What to Expect" sections and discussion questions in each chapter, make this an ideal text for any PA course that takes a global perspective.

The Transformation of Governance

Public Administration for Twenty-First Century America

Author: Donald F. Kettl

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801870491

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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The theory of public administration has long been based on the notions of hierarchy and authority. However, the way managers actually manage has increasingly become at odds with the theory. The growing gap between theory and practice poses enormous challenges for managers in determining how best to work—and for American government in determining how best to hold public administrators accountable for effectively doing their jobs. In the quest to improve the practice of public administration, Kettl explains, political scientists and other scholars have tried a number of approaches, including formal modeling, implementation studies, a public management perspective, and even institutional choice. This book offers a new framework for reconciling effective administration with the requirements of democratic government. Instead of thinking in terms of organizational structure and management, Kettl suggests, administrators and theorists need to focus on "governance,"or links between government and its broader environment—political, social, and administrative. Government is the collection of institutions that act with authority and create formal obligations; governance is the set of processes and institutions, formal and informal, through which social action occurs. Linking government and governance, Kettl concludes, is the foundation for understanding the theory and practice of government in twenty-first century America—for making public programs work better and for securing the values on which the American republic has been built.

Decision Making for the Environment

Social and Behavioral Science Research Priorities

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Economic, Governance, and International Studies,Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change,Panel on Social and Behavioral Science Research Priorities for Environmental Decision Making

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309165393

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 4443

With the growing number, complexity, and importance of environmental problems come demands to include a full range of intellectual disciplines and scholarly traditions to help define and eventually manage such problems more effectively. Decision Making for the Environment: Social and Behavioral Science Research Priorities is the result of a 2-year effort by 12 social and behavioral scientists, scholars, and practitioners. The report sets research priorities for the social and behavioral sciences as they relate to several different kinds of environmental problems.

Public Administration in the Age of Globalization

Author: Sebastian Erckel

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640325923


Page: 40

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Essay from the year 2007 in the subject Politics - Miscellaneous, grade: 80%=good, University of Kerala (Department of Political Science), course: Theories and Concepts of Public Administration, language: English, abstract: This essay analyses the impact of globalisation on Public Administration in its practical application and as an academic discipline.