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Introducing Public Administration

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Updated in a new 7th edition, "" Introducing Public Administration""provides readers with a solid, conceptual foundation in public administration, and contains the latest information on important trends in the discipline.
Known for its lively and witty style this book covers the most important issues in public administration using examples from various disciplines and mod
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Hardcover, 568 pages
Published February 16th 2010 by Longman Publishing Group (first published December 1st 1996)
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Alǝx Anton
Sep 17, 2015 Alǝx Anton rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Amy
Nov 17, 2011 Amy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Amber
Mar 23, 2014 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Chelsea
Oct 27, 2010 Chelsea rated it liked it
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Well, it's my professor's recommendation. But after finished it, I don't really like it.
Booker
Mar 25, 2011 Booker rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Who doesn't want to read a book about organizational theory (unless forced)?
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