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Swiss citizens approve of their government and the way democracy is practiced; they trust the authorities and are satisfied with the range of services Swiss governments provide. This is quite unusual when compared to other countries. This open access book provides insight into the organization and the functioning of the Swiss state. It claims that, beyond politics, institutions and public administration, there are other factors which make a country successful. The authors argue that Switzerland is an interesting case, from a theoretical, scientific and a more practice-oriented perspective. While confronted with the same challenges as other countries, Switzerland offers different solutions, some of which work astonishingly well. Andreas Ladner is Professor for Political Institutions and Public Administration at the Institut de Hautes Études en Administration Publique (IDHEAP) at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His research interests include the quality of democracy, political institutions and public administration, local government, political parties and voting advice applications. Nils Soguel is Professor of Public Finance at the Institut de Hautes Études en Administration Publique at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His research interests include public sector financial management, fiscal policy, fiscal federalism and the evaluation of non-market goods and services. Yves Emery is Professor for Public Management and Human Resource at the Institut de Hautes Études en Administration Publique at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His areas of research include HRM strategies, work identities, motivation and competencies of civil servants and public managers. Sophie Weerts is Associate Professor of Public Law at the Institut de Hautes Études en Administration Publique at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Her research interests are in constitutional and administrative law. They focus on the structural sources and transformation of public law and the separation of powers. She also works on human rights, language policies and gender policy. Stéphane Nahrath is Professor of Public Policy at the Institut de Hautes Études en Administration Publique at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His areas of research include comparative public policy, sustainable resource management and circular economy.

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Genre: Economic policy
Author: Andreas Ladner
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2019-01-01
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783319923819

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In An Introduction to Public Administration students will gain concise knowledge about the theories and issues relating to public administration. Oriented toward undergraduate students in public administration, this book covers important areas including; federalism, contexts of administration, organization theory, organization behavior, management, leadership, labor relations, public personnel management, budgeting, decision making, bureaucracy, and ethics and accountability. A chapter on comparative administration focusing on China, Japan, India, Great Britain, and Germany will enhance students' understanding of public administration systems in other countries. Khan incorporates current cases related to public administration so that students can use critical thinking to analyze issues and apply public administration theories. Special features in this book include lists of key terms to promote students' recognition of important concepts and essay questions at the end of each chapter to help students organize their understanding of the material.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Haroon A. Khan
Publisher: University Press of America
Release: 2008
File: 210 Pages
ISBN-13: 0761841075

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Most first-year courses in public administration include debate on terminological issues. This dictionary aims to provide students, lecturers and practitioners with a resource manual for their dealings with the broad field of Public Administration. It also includes terminology for sub-disciplinary areas such as human resource management, information management and politics.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: William Fox
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
Release: 1995
File: 141 Pages
ISBN-13: 0702132195

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Genre: Public administration
Author: Rumki Basu
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
Release: 1994
File: 507 Pages
ISBN-13: 8120727630

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Viewed alternately as an obstacle to justice, an impediment to efficient government, and a tool by which some groups gain benefits and privileges at the expense of others, public administration threatens to become the whipping boy of American government. In this innovative look at the nation's bureaucracy, Michael W. Spicer revisits the values of the Constitution in order to reconcile the administrative state to its many critics. Drawing on political and social philosophy, Spicer argues that there is a fundamental philosophical conflict over the role of reason in society between writers in public administration and the designers of the American Constitution. This examination of worldviews illuminates the problem that American government faces in trying to ground a legitimate public administration in the Constitution. Defending and developing the Founders' idea that political power, whatever its source, must be checked, he critically examines existing ideas about the role of public administration in American governance and offers an alternative vision of public administration more in line with the Founders' constitutional design. This book will provide fresh insights for anyone interested in the role of public administration in the United States today.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Michael W. Spicer
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Release: 1995-03-01
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 1589018729

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This book is designed to be the definitive statement on social equity theory and practice in public administration. Social equity is often referred to as the "third pillar" in PA, after efficiency and economy. It concerns itself with the fairness of the organization, its management, and its delivery of public services. H. George Frederickson is widely recognized as the originator of the concept and the person most associated with its development and application. The book's introduction and chapters 1-4 offer general descriptions of social equity in terms of its arguments and claims in changing political, economic, and social circumstances, and trace the development of the concept over the past forty years. Chapters 5-9 provide applications of social equity theory to particular policy arenas such as education, or to specific public administration issues such as the range of administrative discretion, the legal context, the research challenges, and social equity in the context of time and generations. Chapters 10 and 11 describe the current state of social equity and look towards the future.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: H. George Frederickson
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Release: 2010-01-15
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9780765630186

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Public Administration and Law has been edited for use as a supplement for an undergraduate or MPA level course on administrative law. The selections, all from the pages of Public Administration Review, have been chosen to enlighten and enliven the contents of any standard administrative law textbook. Each of the book's main sections begins with introductory text and discussion questions by the volume editors, Julia Beckett and Heidi Koenig, followed by relevant readings from PAR. The book's contents follow the standard pattern established by the field's major textbooks to facilitate the instructor's ability to assign readings that illuminate lectures and text material. The book concludes with two invaluable resources - a bibliography of 65 years of PAR articles concerning public law, plus a bibliography of law-related articles appearing in other journals published by ASPA.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Julia Beckett
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2015-02-12
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317461968

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Volume 15 of Comparative Public Administration, titled Research in Public Policy Analysis and Management, offers a four-part approach that includes comparative public administration, administrative development and development administration, institutional management, and new public management and reforms. These elements discuss the fundamentals of public administration in detail while also investigating the changes that occur in administrative institutions. *Discusses the fundamentals of public administration *Investigates the changes occurring in administrative institutions *Includes content about internatonal organizations

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Eric Edwin Otenyo
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Release: 2006
File: 980 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780762313594

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Unesco
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
Release: 1982
File: 170 Pages
ISBN-13: 9231020242

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"Information Technology and Computer Applications in Public Administration: Issues and Trends constitutes a survey of many of the most important dimensions of managing information technology in the public sector. In Part I, chapters address general policy and administrative issues. The chapters of Part II represent applied information technology skills needed by public managers"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre: Computers
Author: G. David Garson
Publisher: IGI Global
Release: 1999-01-01
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 1878289527

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