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Transformational Public Service Portraits Of Theory In Practice

Author : Cheryl King
ISBN : 9781317453376
Genre : Business & Economics
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Everyone who aspires to more effective public service should read this book. It provides a compelling antidote to the managerial focus of theory and practice in public administration. Written with the aim of inspiring and rekindling a mission for public service, Transformational Public Service weaves together theory and stories from actual practice to show that public service can (and does) advance the goals of democracy, inclusiveness, and social and economic justice. Eight practitioners from government and non-governmental organizations at all levels - from the street to the executive office - tell their personal stories of transformational public service. Theory, poetry, and popular culture references are woven around the stories. Both students and practitioners will discover new ways of thinking in this book that will enable them to transform their own administrative practices. As the authors note in their prologue: "As we listened to these stories, we heard people say that public service can be and is transformational (transforms institutions, practices, and people's lives and experiences) in ways that serve democracy, engagement, and social and economic justice. The public service they practice is collaborative, humanistic, emancipatory, inclusive, and diverse."
Category: Business & Economics

Making A Difference Progressive Values In Public Administration

Author : Richard C Box
ISBN : 9781317465713
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 41.76 MB
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This inspirational work encourages Public Administration professionals to participate in progressive social change by advocating progressive values to counter the regressive values currently dominant in American society. The book begins with an analysis of regressive and progressive societal values, and then discusses specific actions PA practitioners, scholars, and teachers can take to build awareness and use of progressive values. The author presents regressive and progressive values in five matched pairs, each representing a continuum of thought and action: aggressiveness and cooperation; belief and knowledge; economics as end, and economics as means; great inequality and limited inequality; and Earth as resource, and Earth as home.
Category: Business & Economics

An Inner Voice For Public Administration

Author : Nancy Bott Murray
ISBN : UOM:39015040627021
Genre : Philosophy
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Murray looks toward Eastern philosophy and Jungian analytical psychology as transformational vehicles for the personal development of individual public administrators.
Category: Philosophy

Critical Theory Ethics For Business And Public Administration

Author : David M. Boje
ISBN : UOM:39015082711451
Genre : Business & Economics
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The purpose of this book is to develop those ethical traditions. For example, Horkheimer's books Eclipse of Reason and Critique of Instrumental Reason, and his early and now classic essay Materialism and Morality ask for a reformation of Kantian ethics. The reform sought is that categorical imperative in an individualism capitalism serves to worsen the difference between business ethics and moral philosophy. That is, it is not enough to try to be good or ethical as individuals when it is the systemic processes that must be dealt with. Therefore, Horkheimer asks that the maxim that would be made universal be done at the level of people organizing with others to change the social system that is producing the unethical behaviors. The book is organized into several sections. The first section sets the stages, beginning with a challenge to the field of social responsibility in business and public administration (Jones, Ten bos, & Parker have a new book out that is smashing). Then, we turn to Carr and to Zanettic who each have done critical theory work in public administration. This is followed by Heather Hopfl, who edited an issue on ethics of goodness, and does the kind of writing that makes deep connections. The next set of chapters make topic connections: rhizomatics, dialogics of co experience, story/narrative, and postmodern. The third set of topics focus on application: technofuturist, international business, economics, university, environment, accounting, spirituality, strategy, and ending with Mills' work on silence of race/ethnicity in business (and public administration) ethics writing.
Category: Business & Economics

Cultivating Empathy

Author : Lisa A. Zanetti
ISBN : 0415738202
Genre : Political Science
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Natural disasters appear to be increasing in frequency, and 24/7 media coverage barrages individuals not only with coverage of the event but also with appeals to donate to victims of the disaster. To what extent is it the responsibility of government to remediate the disaster, and to what extent must we rely on philanthropies and the uncertain generosity of individuals to provide relief? How does the discourse of a particular disaster event encourage or impede public empathy toward the victims, and how does the discourse of empathy (or lack thereof) affect administrative response in a given disaster? Lisa A. Zanetti studies how and under what circumstances empathy plays a role in the articulation and implementation of public policy, especially in disaster situations. Her book uses discourse analysis to look at media coverage of five hurricane events in the US: Galveston in 1900 and 2008 (Ike); New Orleans in 1969 (Camille) and 2005 (Katrina); and Miami/South Florida in 1992 (Andrew). Cultivating Empathy begins by engaging with the prosocial and neurological research about empathy, and then explores the role of empathy in the public sphere both theoretically and practically. It also addresses some of empathy's more difficult aspects, and then closes with ideas for application in practice. By determining how the discourse of a particular disaster event encourages or impedes public empathy toward the victims, and how the discourse of empathy affects disaster response, Zanetti makes the case that empathy is indeed important in a substantively democratic polity. Her original research will inform scholars and practitioners of public administration, public policy, disaster management, and sociology of the need to be vigilant in disaster policy responses, among other policy decisions.
Category: Political Science

Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015062097749
Genre : American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
Category: American literature