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Introducing Public Administration

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Shafritz, Russell, and Borick cover the most important issues in public administration with a witty writing style and examples drawn from different disciplines and modern culture. This approach will captivate students and encourage them to think critically about the nature of public administration today. Introducing Public Administration provides students with a solid, con ...more
Hardcover, 582 pages
Published March 12th 2008 by Pearson Longman (first published December 1st 1996)
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Alǝx Anton
This is horrible scholarship by someone who, by writing an introductory textbook for an entire discipline, should be an expert.

Incredible amount of bias, silly (and inaccurate) metaphors, arduous, and overall a terrible read. Ironically, in one of my other MPA classes, we are discussing how public administration has not always been taken seriously as a distinct field. This book serves up a good argument for that!
Danica Midlil
Wow, I'm not even 20 pages in and the authors have already made fun of Ayn Rand and libertarianism. This is going to be a Really annoying text book to read. Great.

Yup, hated it. Only consolation is that I didn't read much of it. Pbbbbbt!
Hated this book. Incredibly biased, ignorant and poorly written - I wanted to take an ice pick to my eyeballs for being forced to read it, and thankful that I was able to get away with not reading much of it.
Very good introductory book for public administration students. Took me awhile to get into it, but once you become accustomed to their style of writing it's very good.
Well, it's my professor's recommendation. But after finished it, I don't really like it.
Who doesn't want to read a book about organizational theory (unless forced)?
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