Cox, R. W. (2020).Public administration in theory and practice. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
Read Chapter 4: Budgeting Practices (pp. 97-122).
Read Chapter 8: Organizational Dynamics and Change (pp. 174-198). These textbook chapters shed light on the importance of stakeholder engagement and understanding for effective public administration. Access the Redshelf book from your course, in the Getting Started module or from the Bookshelf link, on the top navigation bar.
Jong, J. (2019). Racial diversity and task performance: The roles of formalization and goal setting in government organizations. Public Personnel Management, 48(4), 493–512. https://doi.org/10.1177/0091026019826157 This paper explores the impact of personnel practices on the effectiveness of diversity practices in public workforces.
Murray, S. (2017). Commentary: Diversity Implementation: Reflections of a practitioner. Public Administration Review, 77(1), 30–31. https://doi.org/10.1111/puar.12700 This commentary provides a real-life perspective of the challenges of fostering inclusion and diversity in a public organization.
Riccucci, N. M., & Van Ryzin, G. G. (2017). Representative bureaucracy: A lever to enhance social equity, coproduction, and democracy. Public Administration Review, 77(1), 21–30. https://doi.org/10.1111/puar.12649 Two scholars describe research on representative bureaucracy theory and underscore the value of diversity in public organizations.