Public Value and Public Administration
edited by John M. Bryson, Barbara C. Crosby and Laura Bloomberg
Georgetown University Press, 2015
Cloth: 978-1-62616-261-7 | Paper: 978-1-62616-262-4
Library of Congress Classification JF1351.P858 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 351


"This book is a refreshing, contemporary look at the public value movement in public administration. It features contributions from some of the most prominent scholars in the field. One of the distinctive qualities of this book is that the authors advance a host of definitions of public value and illustrate different approaches to measurement and ultimately, to 'valuing' public value. As an emergent field, this book will appeal to scholars and students in a host of areas including public management, performance measurement and management, program evaluation, strategic planning, and policy analysis." -- Norma Riccucci, Graduate Department of Public Administration, Rutgers University, Newark

"In this remarkable book, the editors have pulled together a broad and fascinating collection of essays on a critically important issue: linking the administration of public programs with the public values they bring to life. The book is, at once, deeply embedded in rich tradition that stretches back for generations -- and full of fresh, innovative insights into how the administrative process defines and advances the common wealth. Bryson, Crosby, and Bloomberg have gathered some of the very best minds in the field into this book's chapters and, in a masterly way, they have brought together very different streams of thought into a fresh, forward-looking approach sure to be of keen interest to practitioners and scholars alike." -- Donald Kettl, professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland

"Public value has been a major theme in public administration for over twenty years. In this edited collection a group of top scholars in the field use the public value lens to examine how it can be used to help managers focus on public value and then on how to measure it." -- H. Brinton Milward, Providence Service Corporation Chair in Public Management, Director, School of Government and Public Policy

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