Public Administration in a Global Context
Routledge – 2010 – 320 pages
This text is about the theory and practice of public administration in a dynamic age of globalization. It deals with the capacity to manage the complex world of governance and public administration in the age of accelerated globalization, with an emphasis on the ability to build the future as an expression of collective human will and choice through global administrative actions. The mission is ‘to improve the quality of public service and administration across the globe in the 21st century.’ As a graduate and upper-level undergraduate primary textbook, it serves students, instructors, and scholars/researchers not only as a solid source of knowledge on the fundamental functions of public administration in managing public governance and government affairs at local and national levels. It also takes strategic steps beyond the current state of the field by addressing the formidable challenges of the globalization age at the global level; it further offers guidance with strategies, approaches, and methods to not only revitalize public service and administration, but also build ‘future-weaving capacities’ for managing an increasingly unknowable world of public governance and administration across the globe.
Ali Farazmandis a Professor in the School of Public Administration, Florida Atlantic University, USA thwhere he teaches the core Ph.D. and MPA courses of Conceptual Foundations of PA, Organization Theory and Administrative Behavior, and Public Personnel Administration, and elective courses of Organizational Behavior, Bureaucratic Politics and Public Policy. He is Editor of the journal, Public Organization Review and has authored or edited 18 books.