ASPA has collaborated with several sections and individual members to print books on topics relevant to the PA community. Below are books available from the ASPA Bookstore.



 Public Administration with an Attitude, a best-selling ASPA publication by H. George Frederickson.

 Price: $14.95

For many years H. George Frederickson's monthly column has informed, provoked, and entertained the readers of the PA TIMES. When he was approached by ASPA with the idea of a book comprising some of his most penetrating and thought-provoking columns, he enthusiastically agreed. He only asked that the book be an ASPA publication and that it be reasonably priced.

In Public Administration with an Attitude, Frederickson takes on the issues facing today's public administrators with the intellectual integrity that established him as a leader in the field. If there is something wrong or right with the way public policy is being administered, Frederickson lets you know. Like his column, Public Administration with an Attitude is easy to read and jargon-free, and, of course, it is often witty.

Students preparing for public service careers will benefit not only from the wisdom and insight in Public Administration with an Attitude, but from the pervading theme of the honor and dignity of public service. Practicing public servants will enjoy the rich use of examples, the telling of great public administration stories, and especially the descriptions of public administration heroes and heroic moments. This book is a lot more interesting than a spreadsheet (and more accurate)!

To read a sample chapter, click here.





ASPA and its Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP) announce the publication and availability of Accountability Cases.

This innovative series, edited by Robert Schwartz and Daniel W. Williams, uses real-world cases to illuminate concepts in accountability. Cases are designed to provoke thinking about accountability dilemmas and policy decisions that public servants are likely to encounter in their professional careers.

This innovative series, edited by Robert Schwartz and Daniel W. Williams, uses real-world cases to illuminate concepts in accountability. Cases are designed to provoke thinking about accountability dilemmas and policy decisions that public servants are likely to encounter in their professional careers.

Accountability Cases meets a long-felt need for high quality tools to be used in learning about accountability. Cases raise issues and dilemmas by linking theoretical perspectives with tangible experiences and are a cost-effective resource for educators and workshop leaders. Each case comes ready for classroom use with questions and/or role-playing exercises to help guide the discussion. Accountability Cases can also be purchased individually and used as a self-study exercise.

The first cases published in this series, The New York Police Officer: Democratic and Moral Accountability in Conflict, by Sarah Ryan and Daniel W. Williams, Elusive Accountability: The Versailles Case, by Robert Schwartz, Quorum Query: A Walk Around Legal and Political Accountability?, by Rita Ormsby, and Mental State of Inquiry: Tragedy, Policy and Accountability in the Case of the Ritchie Inquiry, by Raanan Sulitzeanu-Kenan, are now available for sale in PDF format by visiting the ASPA Store or by clicking on the title above.

Abstracts for all of the cases are available for review here.

The cases debuted at a professional development workshop conducted by Robert Schwartz, University of Toronto, at a recent ASPA Conference in Washington, DC. Participants commented on how useful and relevant the cases were.

For a limited time, the cost for each copy you plan to print is only $3.00 with no shipping costs. Simply select the quantity you need to print when ordering. After payment is verified (normally the next business day), a password protected PDF file will be emailed to you.

If you would like to purchase a case in your classroom or workshop and you have 10 participants, the cost is only $30. Alternately, you can simply direct your students to purchase Accountability Cases directly from ASPA.




 Combating Corruption, Encouraging Ethics

Price: 15% off list price of $34.95

In their second edition of Combating Corruption, Encouraging Ethics, ASPA members William L. Richter and Frances Burke update this essential staple to delve deeply into the unique ethical problems of twenty-first century public administration. Order directly from ASPA and save 15% off the list price!

ASPA members William L. Richter and Frances Burke update this essential staple to delve deeply into the unique ethical problems of twenty-first century public administration. Wide-ranging readings from Aristotle and Kant to John Kennedy and John T. Noonan provide initiation into the philosophical basis of ethics as virtue, consequence, principle, and responsibility, while new case studies drawn from today's headlines join old classics from the previous edition to help students apply ethical foundations to a modern administrative career. New chapters on privacy, secrecy, and confidentiality and the changing boundaries of public administration consider the consequences of computerization and globalization, two of this century's greatest challenges.

By seamlessly melding theory with practice, Richter and Burke have created a key resource in educating future public administrators on the ethical problems associated with corruption, deception, evasion of accountability, and the abuse of authority. Open-ended examples and discussion questions encourage students to understand the complexity of administrative ethics and the need for careful thought in their day-to-day decisions. Combating Corruption, Encouraging Ethics offers both the depth demanded by graduate courses in administrative ethics and the accessibility necessary for an undergraduate introduction to public administration.

This book is ideal for all courses that touch on the ethics of public administration.

Single copies are now available for purchase from the ASPA Bookstore for 15% off the cover price of $34.95, plus shipping and handling. Order your copy online today!

Click here to purchase your copy from ASPA today!

Bulk orders and review copies should be ordered directly from the publisher, Rowman & Littlefield, by clicking here or by calling Rowman & Littlefield at (800) 462-6420.





Profiles of Outstanding Women in Public Administration 

Price: $24.95 (plus s&h)

Edited by Claire Felbinger and Wendy A. Haynes, ASPA’s 2006-2007 President, Profiles is a response to the lack of books chronicling the contributions of women in public administration, political science and public service.

Public service professionals from every background will benefit from learning the history of women in public service and about the accomplishments of women who have served in leadership positions.

This book is a must have for any Introduction to Public Administration, Ethics, Women in Politics, Gender Studies or Diversity class.

To read the Table of Contents and a sample chapter, click here.

Order the book here or contact ASPA at info@aspanet.org for more information.