Public Value and Public Administration
edited by John M. Bryson, Barbara C. Crosby and Laura Bloomberg
contributions by Laura Bloomberg, John Alford, Jean Hartley, Owen Hughes, Jodi Sandfort, Kathryn Quick, George Richardson, David Andersen, Luis F. Luna-Reyes, John Alford, Jean Hartley, Clive R. Belfield, Mark Moore, Jennie Welch, Heather Rimes, Barry Bozeman, Timo Meynhardt, John Clayton Thomas, Theodore Poister, Min Su, Donald P. Moynihan, Alexander Kroll, Anthony M. Cresswell, Meghan Cook, Natalie Helbig, Enrico Guarini, John M. Bryson, Barbara C. Crosby, Laura Bloomberg, John M. Bryson and Barbara C. Crosby
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


Governments and nonprofits exist to create public value. Yet what does that mean in theory and practice?

This new volume brings together key experts in the field to offer unique, wide-ranging answers. From the United States, Europe, and Australia, the contributors focus on the creation, meaning, measurement, and assessment of public value in a world where government, nonprofit organizations, business, and citizens all have roles in the public sphere. In so doing, they demonstrate the intimate link between ideas of public value and public values and the ways scholars theorize and measure them. They also add to ongoing debates over what public value might mean, the nature of the most important public values, and how we can practically apply these values. The collection concludes with an extensive research and practice agenda conceived to further the field and mainstream its ideas.

Aimed at scholars, students, and stakeholders ranging from business and government to nonprofits and activist groups, Public Value and Public Administration is an essential blueprint for those interested in creating public value to advance the common good.

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