Classics of Public Administration,
8th Edition

Jay M. Shafritz, Albert C. Hyde

ISBN-13: 9781305639034 | ISBN-10: 1305639030

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 656 pages

List Price USD $199.95


With this newly expanded eighth edition of CLASSICS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, authors Jay M. Shafritz and Albert C. Hyde introduce students to the principles of public administration via the most significant scholarly writings on the topic. Straightforward and informative, this text begins its discussion with Confucius in ancient China and continues to today's political scientists. This edition includes 17 new readings and addresses the key fields of public administration: bureaucracy, organization theory, human resources management, the budgetary process, public policy, implementation, evaluation, intergovernmental relations, and public service ethics.

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Meet the Authors

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Jay M. Shafritz is professor emeritus of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 40 textbooks and reference books on business and public administration. He holds a doctorate from Temple University and an MPA from the Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Albert C. Hyde is Senior Scholar in Residence in the Department of Public Administration and Policy School of Public Affairs at American University. He has been an advisory consultant for the U.S. Department of Interior and U.S. Forest Service on federal policy and strategy development. From 1992 to 2008, he was a senior consultant for the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.. His academic experience includes directing public administration programs at San Francisco State University and the University of Pittsburgh. He holds an MPA and a PhD from the State University of New York at Albany.

  • Part I opens with four new readings that predate Woodrow Wilson, starting back in ancient China with Cicero.
  • There are 17 new articles to keep up with the changing political and economic environment.
  • Coverage of intergovernmental relations and governance has been expanded.
  • CLASSICS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION is organized chronologically to illustrate how the field's themes build on one another.
  • Readings were selected for inclusion based on three criteria: a selection had to be relevant to a main theme of public administration; it had to be generally recognized as a significant contribution to the realm and discipline of public administration; and it had to be highly readable.
  • Selections were sought that would be read and appreciated by people with or without a substantial background in public administration.
  • Shafritz and Hyde include a topical table of contents to give you greater flexibility in utilizing the readings to match your course syllabus.

Table of Contents

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1. The Origins of the State in Ancient China (300 BCE) Confucius.
2. On Duties (44 BCE) Cicero.
3. Of the Principle of Utility (1780) Jeremy Bentham.
4. On War (1832) Carl von Clausewitz.
5. The Study of Administration (1887) Woodrow Wilson.
6. Politics and Administration (1900) Frank J. Goodnow.
7. The Problem with Municipal Administration (1904) Jane Addams.
8. Scientific Management (1912) Frederick W. Taylor.
9. The Movement for Budgetary Reform in the States (1918) William F. Willoughby.
10. Bureaucracy (1922) Max Weber.
11. Introduction to the Study of Public Administration (1926) Leonard D. White.
12. The Giving of Orders (1926) Mary Parker Follett.
Part II: THE NEW DEAL TO MID-CENTURY (the 1930s to 1950s).
13. Bureaucracy and the Public Interest (1936) E Pendleton Herring
14. Notes on the Theory of Organization (1937) Luther Gulick.
15. Report of the President's Committee on Administrative Management (1937) Louis Brownlow, Charles E. Merriam, & Luther Gulick.
16. Bureaucratic Structure and Personality (1940) Robert K. Merton.
17. A Theory of Human Motivation (1943) A. H. Maslow.
18. The Proverbs of Administration (1946) Herbert A. Simon.
19. The Administrative State Revisited (1965) Dwight Waldo.
20. Leadership in Administration: Conclusion (1957) Philip Selznick.
21. Theory Y: The Integration of Individual and Organizational Goals (1960) Douglas Murray McGregor.
22. The Science of Muddling Through (1959) Charles E. Lindblom.
23. The Road to PPB: The Stages of Budget Reform (1966) Allen Schick.
24. Organizations of the Future (1967) Warren Bennis.
25. Policy Analysts: A New Professional Role in Government Service (1967) Yehezkel Dror.
26. The Life Cycle of Bureaus (1967) Anthony Downs.
27. Rescuing Policy Analysis from PPBS (1969) Aaron Wildavsky.
28. Administrative Decentralization and Political Power (1969) Herbert Kaufman.
29. The End of Liberalism: The Indictment (1969) Theodore J. Lowi.
30. Toward a New Public Administration (1971) H. George Frederickson.
31. Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning (1973) Horst W. J. Rittel & Melvin M. Webber.
32. Systematic Thinking for Social Action (1971) Alice M. Rivlin.
33. The Implementation Game (1977) Eugene Bardarch
34. Watergate: Implications for Responsible Government (1974) Frederick C. Mosher & Others.
35. Representative Bureaucracy (1974) Samuel Krislov.
36. Intergovernmental Relations: An Analytical Overview (1974) Deil Wright
Part IV: FROM REAGAN TO REINVENTION (the 1980s to 1990s).
37. Public and Private Management: Are They Fundamentally Alike in All Unimportant Respects? (1980) Graham T. Allison.
38. Street-Level Bureaucracy: The Critical Role of Street-Level Bureaucrats (1980) Michael Lipsky.
39. Public Budgeting Amidst Uncertainty and Instability (1981) Naomi Caiden.
40. Public Administrative Theory and the Separation of Powers (1983) David H. Rosenbloom.
41. The Policy Window, and Joining the Streams (1984) John W. Kingdon.
42. The Possibility of Administrative Ethics (1985) Dennis F. Thompson.
43. American Federalism: Madison's Middle Ground in the 1980s (1987) Martha Derthick
44. "Understanding Organizational Culture" (1989) J. Steven Ott.
45. From Affirmative Action to Affirming Diversity (1990) Roosevelt Thomas.
46. Toward a Feminist Perspective in Public Administration Theory (1990) Camilla Stivers.
47. The Motivational Bases of Public Service (1990) James L. Perry & Lois Recascino Wise.
48. Managing State Government Operations: Changing Visions of Staff Agencies (1990) Michael Barzelay & Babak J. Armajani.
49. From Red Tape to Results: Creating a Government That Works Better and Costs Less (1993) The National Performance Review.
50. Performance Measurement and Budgeting: Issues and Concepts (1993) Congressional Budget Office.
51. Information Technology and Democratic Governance (2002) Joseph S. Nye.
52. In the Face of Administrative Evil (2004) Guy B. Adams and Danny L. Balfour.
53. The Ethics of Dissent (2006) Rosemary O'Leary.
54. Inside Collaborative Networks: Ten Lessons for Public Managers (2006) Robert Agranoff.
55. Public Value: Theory and Practice (2011) John Bennington & Mark H. Moore.

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