American Public Administration
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American Public Administration

Public Service for the Twenty-First Century

Robert A. Cropf, John L. Wagner

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American Public Administration

Public Service for the Twenty-First Century

Robert A. Cropf, John L. Wagner

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About This Book

American Public Administration has been the go-to introductory textbook for Public Administration courses with a focus on civil society for the last decade. Now in an extensively revised and updated second edition, authors Cropf and Wagner weave the most recent and compelling research throughout every chapter to give students a useful, in-depth understanding of the field today. Changes to this edition include:

  • A stronger focus on e-governance, and the ways in which technological change (e.g. social media, government information policy, surveillance) have transformed the government's relationship with citizens as well as the role of the public servant/nonprofit worker at the federal, state, and local levels

  • An expanded discussion of citizen participation in all aspects of governing, including the 2016 elections, the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the Black Lives Matter movement

  • Updated mini case studies throughout the text on topics such as climate change, LGBT rights, and violent extremism to maximize student engagement

  • A new section on major local government issues, including public–private partnerships, land-use planning, and economic development – and their relevance to Public Administration

  • A chapter focusing on environmental policy administration and the role and responsibilities of public administrators in a time of global climate change

  • Expanded coverage of the nonprofit sector and discussion of important linkages between Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

  • A comprehensive suite of online supplements including PowerPoint slides, an Instructor's Manual with suggested lectures, discussion questions, and a test bank (includes multiple choice, true-false, matching), as well as student exercises (written, individual, group, and web-based).

Comprehensive, well-written, and offering a careful consideration of the fundamentals, American Public Administration, Second Edition is an ideal introductory text for courses at the undergraduate or graduate level, offering students a broader civil society context in which to understand public service.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgments for Second Edition
  6. About the Authors
  7. Chapter 1 Public Service in the Twenty-First Century
  8. Chapter 2 The Growth of Government and Administration
  9. Chapter 3 Ethics and Public Administration
  10. Chapter 4 The Political Ecology of United States Public Administration
  11. Chapter 5 Federalism and Public Administration
  12. Chapter 6 Civil Society and Public Administration
  13. Chapter 7 Theories of Organization and Public Administration
  14. Chapter 8 The Organizational Dimensions of Public Administration
  15. Chapter 9 Motivation, Decision-Making, and Organizational Culture
  16. Chapter 10 Leadership in Public Administration
  17. Chapter 11 The Policy Process
  18. Chapter 12 Privatization and Public Administration
  19. Chapter 13 Public Budgeting and Finance
  20. Chapter 14 Human Resource Administration in Public Organizations
  21. Chapter 15 Public Administration’s Role in Environmental Issues and Climate Change
  22. Index
Citation styles for American Public Administration

APA 6 Citation

Cropf, R., & Wagner, J. (2017). American Public Administration (2nd ed.). Taylor and Francis. Retrieved from (Original work published 2017)

Chicago Citation

Cropf, Robert, and John Wagner. (2017) 2017. American Public Administration. 2nd ed. Taylor and Francis.

Harvard Citation

Cropf, R. and Wagner, J. (2017) American Public Administration. 2nd edn. Taylor and Francis. Available at: (Accessed: 15 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

Cropf, Robert, and John Wagner. American Public Administration. 2nd ed. Taylor and Francis, 2017. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.