Introducing Public Administration provides students with a solid, conceptual foundation in public administration and contains the latest information on important trends in the discipline. Known for their lively and witty writing style, Shafritz, Russell, Borick, and Hyde cover the most important issues in public administration using examples from various disciplines and modern culture. This approach captivates students and encourages them to think critically about the nature of public administration today. New to this edition:New initiatives of the Barack Obama administration, especially those concerned with economic and financial management as well as budgetary policy have been incorporated, allowing students to apply the theories and concepts in the text to recent US government administration.Numerous chapters examine the effects of the 2008 economic meltdown on areas of public administration, such as regulation of financial markets, cut-back management, and social equity, giving students a critical look at the recent changes in the global economy.Many new images, international examples, keynotes, and case studies have been added to provide fresh learning opportunities and to reflect the diversity of public servants throughout history. Many case studies correspond to those in optional companion bookCases in Public Policy and Administration to offer clear discussion points and seamless learning with the two books side by side.New sections on careers in public service, whistleblowing and public employee dissent, networks and collaboration across organizations, social innovation, managerialism and productivity improvement, Big Data and cloud computing, collaboration and civic engagement, and evidence-based policy and management address the wide range of current issues surrounding public administration, providing students with an array of examples to analyze and learn from.