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The original Handbook of Public Administration was a landmark publication, the first to provide a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the discipline. The eagerly-awaited new edition of this seminal international handbook continues to provide 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, the Second Edition explores the current state-of-the-art in academic thinking and the current structures and processes for the administration of public policy.
The Second Edition has been fully revised and updated, with new chapters that reflect emerging issues and changes within the public sector:
Identifying the Antecedents in Public Performance; Bureaucratic Politics; Strategy Structure and Policy Dynamics; Comparative Administrative Reform; Administrative Ethics; Accountability through Market and Social Instruments; ...
Chapter 11: Formal Theory and Public Administration
Reform is about bringing about change. More so, reform is about the promise of bringing innovation and, hopefully, improvement. Reform is about becoming better through the removal of faults and errors or by abolishing or correcting malpractice, especially of a moral or political or social kind. ...