Book News: September 3rd, 2003

By Steven Cohen and William Eimicke”The Effective Public Manager, Achieving Success in a Changing Government,” has been the standard manual for public administrators for over a decade. This third edition focuses on helping real-world managers and managers-to-be meet the demands of their jobs head-on rather than working around the constraints of government, it aims to create effective public managers who seek to shape events rather than be shaped by them. The book presents an updated and detailed examination of management innovation and examines the centrality of government in an era of global communication and economic interdependence. It also contains information on the opportunities and challenges of managing public policy from and with private and nonprofit organizations.

Published by Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 0-7879-5938-3. 36.00 US dollars. available from