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Public Administration: Concepts and Cases

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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: CONCEPTS AND CASES offers a unique and highly regarded framework in which conceptual readings are paired with contemporary case studies that reflect real-world examples of administrative work, as well as new thinking and developments in the field. Case studies and examples cover topics such as the Columbia space shuttle disaster, the shootings at Col ...more
Paperback, 507 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Cengage Learning (first published January 1st 1976)
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Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I think that this book is very intersting and useful.This bok opens for studends new and good opportunities.I adore this book because after introduction i feel many changes in my mind.
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Mar 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
I can't decide whether or not I want to keep this at the end of the semester.

I've decided not to keep it, but I enjoyed the readings. Not as much as the cases, though. Stillman chose excellent cases to discuss the lessons described in the readings.
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Dec 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
excellent book
Mike Emett
Required reading for Intro. to Public Administration class
Sep 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
The cases are quite engaging and are honestly, a good history lesson.

Some of the essays before the cases can be a bit dry.
Aug 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book is actually really good. It has a lot of case studies and is really engaging. I didn't know anything about the Centralia mine explosion beforehand.
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This has all the classic essays in it.
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Richard J. Stillman II is a Professor of Public Administration at the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver. He taught on the faculties of George Mason University and California State University-Bakersfield. Stillman is an elected fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration and his textbook, Public Administration: Concepts and Cases is used at over 400 universities an ...more