This unique workbook engages students in the study of public administration and helps them gain a deeper understanding of the field by providing exercises that expose them to a wide range of practical applications.
Connecting theory to practice, a brief theoretical introduction precedes each exercise, explaining why the technique is important and how it is relevant to the study and practice of public administration.
PART I. DECISION MAKING AND POLICY ANALYSIS
Exercise 01. Rational Decision Making
Exercise 02. Policy Evaluation
Exercise 03. Designing Organizations
Exercise 04. Administrative Ethics
PART II. PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
Exercise 05. The Administrative Memo
Exercise 06. Process Management
Exercise 07. Project Management
Exercise 08. Contract Management
Exercise 09. Regulatory Management
Exercise 10. Emergency Management
PART III. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Exercise 11. Job Analysis and Job Description
Exercise 12. Performance Evaluation
Exercise 13. Succession Planning
Exercise 14. Recruitment and Selection
Exercise 15. Collective Bargaining
PART IV. BUDGETING
Exercise 16. Line-item Budgeting
Exercise 17. Performance and Program Budgeting
Exercise 18. Zero-base and Outcome-based Budgeting
1. Do you want to turn in or save electronic versions of your homework? The forms and data bases for the exercises are available online in an electronic format. Ask your instructor to register at the Pearson Instructor Resources Center at http://www.pearsonhighered.com/irc and download the “Forms and Data Sets to Accompany to The Public Administration Workbook, 7/e.”
2. The budget exercises on performance and zero-base budgeting have been consolidated to provide a more manageable assignment and mimic real-life practices.
3. The emergency management exercise is now on a criminal and public safety issue, rather than bioterrorism to bring more real-world experience to the chapter.
4. The exercise on administrative law includes an option for having students promulgate as well as adjudicate an administrative rule.
5. The personnel management exercises use a police dispatcher job as an example to illustrate job descriptions, classifications, and the like. This replaces the use of a budget analyst job, which is more of a challenge for students to understand.
6. Web links have been added to each exercise that provide more information and examples.
7. The text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent scholarship, trends in the discipline, and real-world issues.The text includes the most
· A participatory approach to the key topics in public administration engages students and provide them with practical experience.
· Theoretical discussions prior to each exercise root the material in theoretical context and enable students to understand the importance and relevance of the exercise.
· A detailed Instructor’s Manual, written by Dennis Dresang, guides instructors with solutions, explanations, and suggestions for using (and modifying) the exercises to fit a variety of course needs.
· Downloadable datasets and exercises make it easier than ever to assign, submit, and grade assignments electronically. Visit the instructors’ resource center at http://www.pearsonhighered.com/irc to download Excel data sets and Word exercise forms.