PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION is one of the most widely adopted books for both undergraduate and graduate levels. The basis of its appeal is the authors' utilization of the three-part framework of management, politics, and the law. The themes in the text correspond to these three perspectives that are central to public administration, reiterating the theory that ignoring one or another leads to failures in both the practice of and in academic treatments of the field. This edition continues to refer to these three perspectives, but goes one step further by dividing management into two subsets: traditional and "the new public management."
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David H. Rosenbloom is Distinguished Professor of Public Administration in the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, DC. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago. He is the 2001 recipient of the American Political Science Association’s John Gaus Award for exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration. In 1999, he received the American Society for Public Administration's Dwight Waldo Award for his outstanding contributions to the field. He is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration, from which he received the 2001 Louis Brownlow Award for his book on Building a Legislative-Centered Public Administration. Professor Rosenbloom serves on the editorial boards of about a dozen leading public administration journals and is a member of the Marietta College Board of Trustees. He frequently guest lectures at universities and public service organizations in the U.S. and abroad.
Robert S. Kravchuk is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. His teaching and research focus on public budgeting and finance, administrative theory and the political economy of former socialist countries in transition, with a special emphasis on Ukraine and Russia. His current research projects include an exploration of the root concepts of American administrative theory, and a comprehensive history of Russian public administration from Ivan the Terrible to Vladimir Putin. His administrative experience includes service as Under Secretary in the Connecticut State budget office, U.S. Treasury Department Resident Budget Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, and appointment by the U.S. Secretaries of State and the Treasury as the Financial Advisor to the President of Bosnia-Herzegovina. A frequent writer and lecturer on public budgeting and administrative reform and capacity building, Professor Kravchuk has taught at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the University of Connecticut, the University of Hartford, and Le Moyne College. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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