Public Administration: Research Strategies, Concepts, and Methods.pdf
Public Administration explores how scholars of public administration and institutional politics can improve their analysis by focusing on the contextual particularities of their research problems and considering the use of multiple theories and methods. The book functions as an introduction to central themes of public administration and related traditions of research, but also proposes a new pluralist approach for studying public institutions.
B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of Government at the University of Pittsburgh and Professor of Comparative Governance at Zeppelin University, Germany. Tero Erkkila (D.Soc.Sci.) works as a University Lecturer of political science at the Department of Political and Economic Studies at the University of Helsinki. Patrick von Maravic is assistant professor at the Department of Public Management and Governance at Zeppelin University, Germany.
Part I: Foundations of Public Administration Research Chapter 1: Introduction: Effective Strategies in Public Administration Research Part II: Strategies for Research Chapter 2: People Chapter 3: Structure Chapter 4: Roles Chapter 5: Culture Chapter 6: Change Chapter 7: Corruption Part III: Bringing it All Together Chapter 8: Power Chapter 9: Doing Public Administration Research References Appendix Index