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Description - The Spirit of Public Administration by H. George Frederickson

In this field-defining, broad approach to the study and practice of
public administration, H. George Frederickson, one of the field's
most respected scolars, carefully measures the meets and bounds of
public administration and fixes its place in the context of
changing politics, values, and ethics. He describes a robust and
exciting public administration that includes, but is much more
than, effective government management. The Spirit of Public
Administration defines an ethic for the field that
illustrates:

* What the differences are between public administration and
government administration, and how these differences redefine the
field

* How to practice ethical and energetic public administration in
the context of contemporary politics

* Why fairness and benevolence are as important as efficiency and
economy

* What implications are evident in the transition from government
to governance

Frederickson strongly defAnds broad grants of discretion to public
administrators and then lays out the proper norms and ethic which
should inform that discretion. And he firmly argues that the
effectiveness of democratic government and modern governance, not
just for the majority of but for all citizens, depAnds on the
energetic exercise of bureaucratic discretion. The book concludes
with seven principles that should guide everyone who works in
public settings. Students and scholars will find The Spirit of
Public Administration an exhilarating and challenging perspective.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780787902957
ISBN-10: 0787902950
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 162mm x 24mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 20-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - H. George Frederickson

H. GEORGE FREDERICKSON is Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the University of Kansas and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. A Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, he received in 1992 the Dwight Waldo Award given by the American Society for Public Administration for distinguished contributions to the professional literature of public administration. In 1999, Frederickson also received from ASPA the John Gaus Distinguished Lecturer Award for a lifetime of exemplary scholarship in public administration.

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