Book News: November 8th, 2001

By H. George FredericksonGeorge Frederickson presents his own view of public adminstration giving an insight into the major forces affecting this rapidly changing field. In this in-depth search for the soul and spirit of public administration, the author examines the values that guide it, the politics that surround it, its roles, purposes, ethical issues, and more. He discusses the most pressing issues facing public management today. He shows how our definition of public administration must move beyond mere management values such as efficiency and economy to a broader concept that includes the values of citizenship, fairness, equity, justice, ethics, responsiveness, and patriotism–and thus ennoble the day-to-day practices of public work.

ISBN: 0-787-90295-0. Published by Jossey-Bass. Price 35 US Dollars.