Comprehensive and up-to-date, this book emphasizes a value-based approach to the study and practice of public administration. Includes information on the 'reinventing government' movement; its impact on budgeting, procurement, human resource management, and information systems; and its clash with traditional values of public administration. Looks at changing interpretations of government corruption in the twentieth century, and the connections between public program evaluation and corruption control. Traces the intellectual evolution of public administration. Discusses Organization Theory and Behavior in the public sector. Explains the differences between the public and private organizations, covering leadership, adult development, and cultural and political behavior. Describes all of the major models of public policy making and links content with the traditions of political science. Total Quality Management (TQM) in Government, Privatization, Metropolitan, Governance, and Reinventing Government. Considers ethics in Public Administration. For those in public administration or public affairs.