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Area and Administration, Area and Administration, 0817355065, 0-8173-5506-5, 978-0-8173-5506-7, 9780817355067, , , Area and Administration, 0817381228, 0-8173-8122-8, 978-0-8173-8122-6, 9780817381226,

Area and Administration

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2008. 176 pp.
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An updated classic of public administration

James W. Fesler was a distinguished professor of public administration, who earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University and taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Minnesota, the University of California at Berkeley, and as the Cowles Professor at Yale University. His public service career included service with the War Production Board in World War II and later with other federal agencies and with the United Nations. In 1986 the American Society for Public Administration presented him with its Dwight Waldo Award "for outstanding contributions to the professional literature of public administration over a life-time career."

Donald F. Kettl is Stanley I. Sheerr Endowed Term Chair and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of System Under Stress: Homeland Security and American Politics, The Transformation of Governance: Public Administration for 21st Century America, Deficit Politics: The Search for balance in American Politics, and The Global Public Management Revolution: A Report on the Transformation of Governance.


"Thoughtful, workmanlike. . . . The essays deal with field service areas and a real coordination of field activities. Here Fesler is a master and shows his skill most effectively."
—George Benson, American Political Science Review

"This is a book of great importance and usefulness. Fesler has brought to one of the most difficult problems of government an interpretation of administrative experience as a source of new insight into the general problem of government, as well as providing suggestions for the treatment of problems of organization and procedure."
—John M. Gaus, Annals of the American Academy of Political Science

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