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Public Administration in Canada, 2nd Edition

By Paul Barker, Tim Mau
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ISBN-10: 0176502394
ISBN-13: 9780176502393
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 2nd

This second edition of Public Administration in Canada tackles the current and emerging trends, the changing and evolving institutions of government, ethics, and many other challenges in public administration. It brings the study to life for students, demonstrating the intersection of theory with the practice of government program and service delivery, and examining the policies implemented and the procedures undertaken across the various levels of Canadian government in a way that resonates with what they see in their world. The authors explore the most current applications of public administration, with up to date coverage of the many recent changes in the political landscape. Two new features, “What to Do?” and “Points to Know” have been introduced to help students reflect, apply and review what they’ve learned.

Features

  • *NEW* Statistics, examples, and figures/tables have been updated.
  • *NEW* Learning Objectives are listed at the beginning of each chapter in order to organize and set expectations of what the reader will learn in the chapter to follow.
  • *NEW* Key terms are bolded in the body of the text, and then appear, defined, in the adjacent margin.
  • *NEW* "What to Do?" boxes appear in many chapters and present brief scenarios or issues to the reader to stimulate thinking about difficult public administration issues.
  • *NEW* A concluding section titled "Points to Know" highlights the key details that should be gleaned from reading the chapter.
  • *NEW* A revised interior design provides improved visual interest.
  • *NEW* Minor chapter restructuring reduces the number of chapters to 18 (from 20), combining the previous edition's Chapters 6 and 7 (now Chapter 7) and Chapters 9 and 10 (now Chapter 2).
  • Examines the policies implemented and the procedures undertaken across the various levels of Canadian government in a way that resonates with what students see in their world.
  • Tackles current and emerging trends, changing and evolving institutions of government, ethics, and many other challenges in public administration.
  • Demonstrates the intersection of theory with the practice of government program and service delivery.

Table of Contents

  • Part One: Introduction to Public Administration
  • Chapter 1: What Is Public Administration?
  • Chapter 2: Values and Ethics in Public Administration
  • Part Two: Theoretical Foundations
  • Chapter 3: Public Administration and Organization Theory: The Structural Foundation
  • Chapter 4: Public Administration and Organization Theory: The Humanistic Response and Beyond
  • Chapter 5: Public Administration and Organization Theory: The New Public Management, Governance, and Beyond
  • Part Three: Delivering Government Services
  • Chapter 6: Government Departments and Central Agencies
  • Chapter 7: Crown Agencies
  • Chapter 8: Alternative Service Delivery
  • Part Four: The Bureaucracy in the Political Process
  • Chapter 9: The Executive and the Bureaucracy
  • Chapter 10: Interdepartmental and Intradepartmental Relations
  • Chapter 11: The Legislature and the Bureaucracy
  • Chapter 12: The Judiciary and the Bureaucracy
  • Chapter 13: Intergovernmental Administrative Relations
  • Chapter 14: Nongovernmental Actors and the Bureaucracy
  • Part Five: The Management of Organizational Resources
  • Chapter 15: The Management of Human Resources
  • Chapter 16: Representative Bureaucracy and Employment Equity
  • Chapter 17: The Budgetary Process
  • Chapter 18: Management of Financial Resources
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Author Information

Paul Barker

Paul Barker teaches political science at Brescia University College, London, Ontario. Professor Barker received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He has written articles on public policy that have appeared in Canadian Public Administration, Canadian Public Policy, and the Canadian Journal of Law and Society.

Tim Mau

Tim A. Mau is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph, where he teaches primarily in the area of public management and administration. His current research interests lie in the area of public sector (administrative) leadership. Dr. Mau has published articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics, including the use of public sector leadership competencies, leadership in the Canadian military, scandal and corruption, French-English relations in business interest associations, and nationalist mobilization in Quebec and Scotland. He is a co-editor (with O.P. Dwivedi and Byron Sheldrick) of The Evolving Physiology of Government: Canadian Public Administration in Transition (Ottawa: Ottawa University Press, 2009), and (with Neelam Trivedi, Dhirendra Vajpeyi and S.P. Dwivedi) of Perspectives on Governance and Society (Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2013).