Public Administration: Concepts and Cases

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Public Administration: Concepts and Cases offers a unique and highly regarded framework in which conceptual readings are paired with contemporary case studies that reflect real-world examples of administrative work, as well as new thinking and developments in the field. Case studies and examples cover topics such as the Columbia space shuttle disaster, the shootings at Columbine High School, the AIDS epidemic, and the war in Iraq--making it easy to engage students in the readings.

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Richard Stillman is Professor of Public Administration at the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Denver. He taught on the faculties of George Mason University and California State University-Bakersfield and is the author or editor of several books including: The Integration of Negro in the U.S. Armed Forces, The Rise of the City Manger, A Search for Public Administration(with Brack Brown), Professions in Government (with Frederick C. Mosher), _Results-Oriented Budgeting, The American Bureaucracy, The American Constitution and Administrative State, The Effective Local Government Manager(with Wayne Anderson and Chester Newland), Preface to Public Administration, The Modern State and its Study(with Walter Kickert), Creating the American State, and Basic Documents of American Public Administration Since 1950. He is an elected fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration and his textbook, Public Administration: Concepts and Cases, 8th Edition is used at over 400 universities and colleges. His books have been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Hungarian. Dr. Stillman received the William E. and Frederick C. Mosher Award for distinguished scholarship and is currently editor in chief of the Public Administrative Review.

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"Richard Stillman's case book is a necessity for teaching Public Administration. It is the only adequate text for examining the relationship between theory and practice."

"Public Administration: Concepts and Cases is a wonderful tool for introducing students to the deep intellectual roots of public administration and demonstrating to them the relevance of our theoretical foundations for solving the complex problems that characterize the practice public management."

"The author has done an outstanding job providing fundamental elements of American public administration. The conceptional readings and case studies included are engaging ways to equip students."

"This text appealed to me because of its combined use of concepts and cases. Additionally, the book includes very important classical public administration pieces. It provides a good framework for approaching the field from either a historical perspective or from a practical perspective."

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