Public Administration in democratic governance Management and Administration Bureaucrats versus Service Providers: Personnel in the Public Sector Neutrality and Responsiveness Fragmentation and Strategy Simplicity vs. Complexity: Programs and Implementation Rationality versus Routine: How Do Public Organizations Make Decisions? Autonomy vs. Integration Rationality vs. Incrementalism: Funding Public Organizations Authority vs. Democracy Conclusions: The New Public Administration References
B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at the University of Pittsburgh. He has written extensively in the areas of public administration and public policy, both for the United States and comparatively. Among his recent publications are the Handbook of Public Administration and The Quest for Control: Politicization of the Public Service. I am a research professor in the department of political science, University of Gothenburg. I am also adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh and at the Nordland University in Bodoe, Norway. I have held numerous overseas visiting appointments, most recently at the City University of Hong Kong, University of Melbourne and University of Auckland.
Peters and Pierre provide students and scholars alike with an
agile, in-depth, highly effective presentation of key themes in
public administration, management and governance. For each topic
they show us the roots in the past, the contemporary issues, the
challenges ahead. A must-read. -- Edoardo Ongaro
This book constitutes a good literature source for an advanced undergraduate and graduate audience. I consider Peters and Peirre work to be particularly fit for levelling the heterogeneity of the student base education. The topics are all relevant, in particular, to graduate students and the book is well balanced between theory and application.-- Pedro Miguel Alves Ribeiro Correia