LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

The Public Administration Theory Primer Synopsis

The Public Administration Theory Primer explores how the science and art of public administration is definable, describable, replicable, and cumulative. The authors survey a broad range of theories and analytical approaches-from public institutional theory to theories of governance-and consider which are the most promising, influential, and important for the field. This book paints a full picture of how these theories contribute to, and explain, what we know about public administration today. The third edition is fully revised and updated to reflect the latest developments and research in the field including more coverage of governments and governance, feminist theory, emotional labor theory, and grounded research methodology. Expanded chapter conclusions and a brand-new online supplement with sample comprehensive exam questions and summary tables make this an even more valuable resource for all public administration students.

The Public Administration Theory Primer Press Reviews

Praise for previous editions: The Public Administration Theory Primer is a succinct, clearly written text that engages thematically with historical and contemporary developments within public administration. It leaves readers with a clear understanding of how and why theoretical lenses emerged, and leads to critical thinking regarding the applicability of some theoretical foundations today. - Staci M. Zavattaro, Mississippi State University I have not found any other work that comes close to competing with this book for its purpose, which is to integrate in one volume the intellectual development of the field of public administration. I strongly encourage you to consider the primer if you are a serious student of the interconnectedness of public administration. - Alejandro Rodriguez, University of Texas, Arlington In all honesty, I revere this book. Many graduate students refer to the text as their bible. It is an intellectual treasure, headed by a masterful scholar. - Casey LaFrance, Western Illinois University

Book Information

ISBN: 9780813349664
Publication date: 28th July 2015
Author: H. George Frederickson, Kevin B. Smith, Christopher W. Larimer, Michael J. Licari
Publisher: Westview Press Inc an imprint of Taylor & Francis Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 322 pages
Categories: Public administration, Political science & theory,

About H. George Frederickson, Kevin B. Smith, Christopher W. Larimer, Michael J. Licari

H. George Frederickson is Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the University of Kansas, USA. Kevin B. Smith is Professor of political science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA. Christopher W. Larimer is Associate Professor of political science at the University of Northern Iowa, USA. Michael J. Licari is Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost at Indiana State University, USA.

More About H. George Frederickson, Kevin B. Smith, Christopher W. Larimer, Michael J. Licari

Share this book