Approaching Public Administration: Core Debates and Emerging Issues
, Frank Ohemeng
This book fills the need for a student resource that goes beyond the traditional textbook format, and allows students to explore the core practical and theoretical questions in this field. Far from simply academic concerns, many of these debates resonate closely with today's headlines. They are, in essence, the basic questions at the heart of how our public service operates — or should operate — and how it can best serve the public.
Brief, focused, and clearly written, the selections include contributions from many of Canada's leading lights in the field. Alongside new pieces are reprints of several classic essays that every student of public administration should be familiar with. Rounding out the collection are a selection of brief readings that explore recent and emerging issues in the field, and are designed to further enhance classroom discussion and debate.
The book is appropriate for courses in public administration and public sector governance, for both undergraduate and graduate levels.
"This comprehensive collection brings to readers a wonderful mix of debates and perspectives on the enduring themes and contemporary challenges of public management, creatively tapping into the insights of several generations of scholars. It will provide instructors with a useful and lively means for engaging students in courses on public administration."
– Evert Lindquist, University of Victoria
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