Global Dimensions of Public Administration and Governance

A Comparative Voyage

Author: Jos Raadschelders,Eran Vigoda-Gadot

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119026199

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

View: 7745

Global Dimensions of Public Administration is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach that draws on knowledge sources across the social sciences. It provides a global, historical, and theoretical examination of the management and governance of the modern state with an emphasis on the structure, function, policies and reforms of over 30 countries. Readers will gain an understanding of the relationship between structure (territory, bureaucracy, political system) and function (policy and reforms) of government in its political and societal contexts. The authors' comparative approach features rich examples of how policy is culture-dependent and how the principles of modern bureaucracy are filtered to fit a nation's needs and expectations. Each chapter ends with comparative conclusions. Mid-career public sector professionals in executive education programs will better-understand the role and position of government in the contemporary world, not only in democratic societies, but also in less democratic environments.

Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance

Author: Ali Farazmand

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319209272

Category: Law

Page: 6214

View: 8079

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: 8324

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: 7299

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

Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy: A-J

Author: Jack Rabin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824709464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1318

View: 6032

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.

Handbook of Comparative and Development Public Administration

Author: Ali Farazmand

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203904756

Category: Political Science

Page: 1130

View: 8513

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.

Global Dimensions of Corporate Governance

Author: Yadong Luo

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 140513707X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 9814

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.

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: 6501

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

Public Administration in the Age of Globalization

Author: Sebastian Erckel

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640325923


Page: 40

View: 4035

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.

Can Government Think?

Flexible economic opportunism and the pursuit of global competitiveness

Author: Kris Hartley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317592832

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 8528

Climate change, financial crises, and other issues of global scale no longer concern only the developed world. The binding power of globalization has placed these challenges at the doorstep of almost every country, testing the evolutionary capacity of monolithic governance systems bound by institutional legacy and administrative stagnation. This book locates the concept of adaptive governance, used primarily in environmental management, within the context of economic policy. Introducing flexible economic opportunism, it argues that a particular style of institutional and administrative versatility enables innovative, evidence-based policy development. This book mines institutional economics, public administration, and research theory and practice for complementary elements that can inform an emerging governance paradigm based on flexible economic opportunism. Through an eclectic suite of cases from the developing and developed worlds including Asia and North America, this book reveals how patterns of institutional and administrative change impact the efficacy of public policy. Flexibility may be this century’s most critical dimension of global competitiveness, and systems configured to quickly and comprehensively capture economic opportunities will win the marketplace of development ideas. This book advances that discussion.

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

View: 8744

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.

Bureaucracy and Administration

Author: Ali Farazmand

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420015225

Category: Political Science

Page: 652

View: 1418

Bureaucracy is an age-old form of government that has survived since ancient times; it has provided order and persisted with durability, dependability, and stability. The popularity of the first edition of this book, entitled Handbook of Bureaucracy, is testimony to the endurance of bureaucratic institutions. Reflecting the accelerated globalization of corporate capitalism, cultures, and governance systems and the additional complexity in the tasks of public administrators, Bureaucracy and Administration presents a comprehensive, global perspective that highlights the dramatic changes of the last 15 years in governance, business, and public administration. Reflects Dramatic Changes in Governance, Business, and Public Administration Through articles contributed by international experts, this volume provides a thorough analysis of bureaucracies worldwide and their effect on politics, economics, and society. The book begins by exploring the historical antecedents of bureaucracy, looking at some of the great ancient civilizations and their administrative traditions, achievements, and contributions to modern administration and governance systems. In the next section, leading scholars from political science, sociology, governance, and public administration present a detailed review of theoretical and conceptual perspectives on bureaucracies and bureaucratic politics. Following an examination of bureaucracy and public management and presenting topics such as the response to Hurricane Katrina, training of bureaucrats, and ethical issues, contributors review bureaucratic politics in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The book concludes with a focused analysis of bureaucracy, change, reform, and revolution, highlighting implications for future governance and administration. Comprising theoretical and empirical analyses and including perspectives which span from ancient to modern times, this volume comprehensively and authoritatively advances the knowledge of the nature, role, and function of bureaucracy as the core of sound governance and administration around the world.

Sound Governance

Policy and Administrative Innovations

Author: Ali Farazmand

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275965143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 319

View: 5906

Defines the concept of "sound governance" in the context of increasing global complexities, challenges, threats, and opportunities that affect nation-states, local governments, and other administrative systems.

Information Technology and Computer Applications in Public Administration

Issues and Trends

Author: G. David Garson

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781878289520

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 8147

"Information Technology and Computer Applications in Public Administration: Issues and Trends constitutes a survey of many of the most important dimensions of managing information technology in the public sector. In Part I, chapters address general policy and administrative issues. The chapters of Part II represent applied information technology skills needed by public managers"--Provided by publisher.

Governance, Globalization and Public Policy

Author: Patricia Kennett

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848440138

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

View: 1380

Governance, Globalization and Public Policy is concerned with exploring the nature of the policy arena in the context of globalization and the reconstitution of the state. The contributors to this book seek to broaden, extend and integrate theoretical, conceptual and substantive policy debates. The book begins by exploring the concepts and perspectives associated with globalization and governance, the relationship between them and the repercussions for public policy and the state. It also considers developments at the global and regional levels and the implications of the emergence of new regulatory regimes in the context of liberalization and privatization. The focus then turns to a broad range of substantive areas of public policy such as human rights, health and health care, housing markets, poverty, security and counter-terrorism. Together the chapters provide a thorough, integrated insight into the relationship between global processes, governance and public policy across a range of policy domains. Providing a comprehensive analysis of patterns and processes of governance in specific areas of public policy, this book will be of great interest to students undertaking programmes in social policy, social administration, public policy and political science, as well as researchers and academics concerned with the policymaking process.

The State of Public Administration

Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities

Author: Donald C. Menzel,Harvey L. White

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 076562754X

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 3875

The trends and practices of public administration are ever changing and it is essential that they be appraised from time to time. Designed as a capstone survey of the field, The State of Public Administration focuses on leading edge issues, challenges, and opportunities that confront PA study and practice in the 21st century. Each chapter is written by a recognized expert and addresses the following questions: --What are the field's emerging issues, problems, challenges, trends, and opportunities? --What are the underlying factors influencing new or emerging trends? --What issues are unresolved? Why? --What do we know--or not know--about the subject? --How can we find out more? What research is needed?

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: 9051

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.

Public Service, Governance and Web 2.0 Technologies: Future Trends in Social Media

Future Trends in Social Media

Author: Downey, Ed

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466600721

Category: Political Science

Page: 369

View: 1910

"This book investigates the effects of Web technologies and social media on interaction and the political process helping readers to use Web technologies to address local and global problems and improve systems of governance, social equity, economic activity, sustainability, service delivery, transparency, and the ethical and legal dimensions of public service"--Provided by publisher.

Public Management in Global Perspective

Author: Salvatore Schiavo-Campo,Hazel M. McFerson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317461789

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 6689

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.