The past two decades have been marked by a period of substantial, and often fundamental, change in public administration. This major new international handbook provides a complete review and guide to past and present knowledge in this essential field of inquiry. Assembling an outstanding team of scholars from around the world, it comprehensively explores the current state of the art in academic thinking and the current structures and processes for the administration of public policy following this period of rapid transformation and change. A dominant theme throughout the handbook is a critical reflection on the utility of scholarly theory and the extent to which government practices inform the development of this theory. To this end it serves as an essential guide for both the practice of public administration today and its on-going development as an academic discipline. A major landmark publication, the Handbook of Public Administration will be indispensable to the teaching, study and practice of public administration for students, academics and professionals everywhere.
-First international handbook to map the discipline following a period of huge transformation and reform -B Guy Peter and Jon Pierre very well known internationally and have pubished extentensively across political science, public admininstration and public policy -Genuinely international and comparative (with a necessarily strong line-up from USA but broader than the US competitor with Jossey-Bass). -Addresses public administration in developed and developing countries -Section editors all lead names in the discipline as well. Advisory Board makes for an impressive handmast as well. -Public administration and public management a large market in need of a discipline defining tool such as this.
Table of Contents
Introduction - B Guy Peters and Jon Pierre The Role of Public Administration in Governing PART ONE: PUBLIC MANAGEMENT: OLD AND NEW Introduction - Hal G Rainey Public Management - Laurence E Lynn Jr Measuring Public Sector Performance and Effectiveness - Carolyn J Heinrich Strategic Planning and Management - John M Bryson PART TWO: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Introduction - Particia W Ingraham Comparitive Performance Pay - Michael Katula and James L Perry Innovations and Global Trends in Human Resource Management Practices - Sally Coleman Selden Pay and Prerequisites for Govenment Executives - Joergen Gronnegaard Christensen Labor-Management Relations and Partnerships - James R Thompson Were They Reinvented? Leadership and the Senior Service from a Comparative Perspective - John Halligan PART THREE: ORGANIZATION THEORY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Introduction - Tom Christensen How Bureaucratic Structure Matters - Morten Egeberg An Organizational Perspective Institutional Theories and Public Institutions - Jean-Claude Thoenig Traditions and Appropriateness Formal Theory and Public Administration - Jack H Knott and Thomas H Hammond Environmental Perspectives on Public Institutions - Karen M Hult PART FOUR: ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY Introduction - Jos C N Raadschelders Administrative State and Society - Larry S Luton A Case Study of the United States of America Adminstrative Traditions in Western Europe - Fabio Rugge South Asian and Western Administrative Experience - James Warner Bjorkman The Past in the Present PART FIVE: IMPLEMENTATION Introduction - Soren C Winter Implementation Perspectives - Soren C Winter Status and Reconsideration Policy Design and Implementation - Peter J May Interorganizational Relations in Implementation - Laurence J O'Toole Jr Street-Level Bureaucrats and the Implementation of Public Policy - Marcia K Meyers and Susan Vorsanger PART SIX: LAW AND ADMINISTRATION Introduction - Gary Drewry The Continental System of Administrative Legality - Jacques Ziller Administrative Law in the Anglo-American Tradition - Paul Craig The Limits of Law - David Feldman Can Laws Regulate Public Administration? PART SEVEN: POLITICS AND ADMINISTRATION Introduction - Nicole de Montricher Public Organizations and Public Policies - Gary C Bryner Politicization of the Civil Service - Luc Rouban Interest Groups and Public Organizations in Europe - Pierre Lascoumes and Patrik le Gales PART EIGHT: ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIETY Introduction - Bo Rothstein Political Legitimacy and Public Administration - Bo Rothstein Representative Bureaucracy - Lois R Wise Street-Level Bureaucracy and Public Policy - Steven Rathgeb Smith Electronic Government - Helen Margetts A Revolution in Public Administration? PART NINE: BUDGETING AND FINANCE Introduction - Frans K M van Nispen Critical Choices for Design and Operation of Public Revenue Systems - John L Mikesell Fiscal Rules and Fiscal Policy - Mark Hallerberg Performance Information and Budgeting in Historical and Comparative Perspective - Rita M Hilton and Philip G Joyce Accrual Budgeting in a Comparative Perspective - Leonard Kok PART TEN: COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Introduction - Edward C Page Comparative Public Administration - Marleen Brans From General Theory to General Frameworks International Organizations and Domestic Administrative Reform - Dionyssis G Dimitrakopoulos and Argyris G Passas Administrative Patterns and National Politics - Martin Lodge PART ELEVEN: ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM Introduction - Theo A J Toonen Administrative Reform - Theo A J Toonen Analytics The Administrative State in Western Democracies - Elke Loffler Public Administration in Post-Communist States - A J G Verheijen PART TWELVE: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN DEVELOPING AND TRANSITIONAL SOCIETIES Introduction - Goran Hyden The Crisis of African Public Administration - Dele Olowu Challenges of Culture and Governance in Asian Public Administration - O P Dwivedi Public Administration and Public Sector Reform in Latin America - Jorge Nef Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe - Attila Agh PART THIRTEEN: ACCOUNTABILITY Introduction - Paul G Thomas Accountability in Modern Government - Robert Gregory On Acting Responsibly in a Disorderly World - Linda deLeon Individual Ethics and Administrative Responsibility Accountability in a Seamless Economy - Kevin P Kearns PART FOURTEEN: INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Introduction - Martin Painter Coordination in the Intergovernmental Setting - Hellmut Wollmann The Instruments of Intergovernmental Management - Beryl A Radin Multi-Level Governance - Andy Smith What It Is and How It Can be Studied