Public Administration: An Action Orientation

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As its title implies, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: AN ACTION ORIENTATION encourages students to take action and to become active participants in public administration. Robert Denhardt and Joseph Grubbs instruct readers on how to influence the operations of public agencies--helping them learn to affect positive changes, regardless of whether they are working outside the agency as citizens or within the agency as managers. With a strong emphasis on ethics, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION introduces the theories and scholarly literature of the field. In addition, it increases students' chances of being effective by developing such personal and interpersonal skills as personal management, communication, delegation, motivation, and decision making. This edition includes many new non-profit examples throughout--making it equally appropriate for courses in the management of profit or non-profit organizations.

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Robert B. Denhardt is Professor and Director of Leadership Development in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, Regents Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Delaware. A past president of the American Society for Public Administration and a member of the National Academy of Public Administration, Dr. Denhardt has published twenty-two books, including THE DANCE OF LEADERSHIP, THE NEW PUBLIC SERVICE, MANAGING HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, THEORIES OF PUBLIC ORGANIZATION, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: AN ACTION ORIENTATION, IN THE SHADOW OF ORGANIZATION, and THE PURSUIT OF SIGNIFICANCE.

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"I really like this text for its comprehensiveness, 'down-to-earth' examples of concepts, plus website references and tips. I have used it three semesters and really enjoy reading it each semester."

"Succinct coverage of a potentially voluminous topic. Well-written and a solid focus on the introductory level. Strong integration of values and ethics."

"The 'action orientation' is not as obvious in the actual text of the book as it is in the end-of-chapter pedagogical sections. The advantage of this approach is that the instructors who wish to emphasize the action approach can utilize this material, and those who don't can ignore it"

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