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I need some help conceptualizing what public administration is, I need to cover these topics:
- What is it?
- Why is it important?
- What does it cover?

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What is Public Administration?
Public administration, much like the field of leadership, has as many definitions and none are completely agreed upon by its practitioners. Much like the field of leadership, public administration might be considered dependent on the situation or context to which it is being applied (Stillman, 2005). Some define public administration as the actions and processes that are involved with the development and implementation of public policy, while others define it as the process of providing public services to citizens (Stillman, 2005). A number of formal theories can be applied to the field of public administration (Knott & Hammond, 2003, In Peters & Pierre). However, a simple definition of public administration could be the field of study that is concerned with the processes and procedures for efficient and effective development and implementation of public policy or provision of public services.

Why is Public Administration Important?

Often professional public administration is considered to be a part of the executive branch of government, but this is not true (Stillman, 2005). Public ...

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This solution discusses the field of public administration. It includes defining public administration, why the field is important for study, and what is included under the public administration umbrella. All references used are included.

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Organizational Analysis and Leadership Evaluation (minimum of 15-20 pages): For this assignment, you will complete the following items:
Organizational and leadership assessment and analysis is a fundamental process that public administration leaders use to gather information, assess needs, and plan actions. In this assignment, you will build upon some of your previous coursework by analyzing your chosen public sector organization in terms of its organizational structure, current management, and leadership theories in use. You will evaluate the effectiveness of these theories, identify some key concerns, and provide some strategies for improvement for your organization.
The assignment is divided into three parts. Part I concerns the organizational structure and management theories and processes in use. The bulk of this section will come from your Unit 3 assignment and will provide a review of your original findings. Part II examines the leadership theories and practices being used in this organization and your evaluation of their effectiveness. In addition, you will examine what this organization might look like with a different type of leadership theory or practices in place. Part III concludes the analysis with the identification of some areas of concern related to leadership, and a plan for improvement.
Part I: Organizational Management Assessment
?Assess the organizational structure and management theories being used in your organization. State whether these approaches are appropriate for the current situation, and include your rationale.
?This should be a summary of your findings from the Unit 3 paper and does not need to be the entire paper.
Part II: Leadership Evaluation
?Examine the current leadership theories and styles being used by leadership in this organization.
?Determine if this approach is appropriate for the current situation for this organization.
?Evaluate and discuss the possible need for a different type of leadership that could be used. Identify another type of leadership that might be used at your organization and describe what this might look like, whether you feel it would be more effective, and any potential issues or concerns noted.
Part III: Strategies for Improvement
?Use the SWOT analysis template to determine the current state of your organization, identifying at least one issue per section. Discuss your findings and elaborate on strategies for improvement of one of your identified areas of concern from either the Threats or Weaknesses sections. Support your argument with citations and references from the literature.
?Conclusion: Summarize the key points in each of the three parts of your paper, including citations for supporting literature.
?References: Should be in correct APA format.
?Appendix: Include the SWOT analysis you completed and any additional tools you may have found useful in your organizational analysis.
Your final paper should be a minimum of 2,300 words, using correct APA style and formatting including citations, a minimum of 17 to 20 references, with at least 15 of your references coming from peer-reviewed sources. This assignment will be submitted to your instructor as a Word attachment and will also be included in your e-portfolio.
To achieve a successful project experience and outcome, you are expected to meet the following requirements for each of the project components.
â?¢Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
â?¢APA formatting: A minimum of 17 to 20 resources (with a minimum of 15 resources from peer-reviewed sources. Citations must be formatted according to APA (5th Edition) style and formatting. You may also refer to the interactive APA Refresher. Include APA subheadings.
â?¢Length of paper: A minimum of 2,300 words with double-spaced pages.
â?¢Font and font size: Arial 12 point.
Organizational Analysis and Leadership Evaluation Grading Criteria
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Assess leadership challenges with application of appropriate theory, concepts, skills, and behaviors.
17 %

Does not assess leadership challenges with application of appropriate theory, concepts, skills, and behaviors.

Understands but does not assess leadership challenges with application of appropriate theory, concepts, skills, and behaviors.

Assesses leadership challenges with application of appropriate theory, concepts, skills, and behaviors.

Synthesizes leadership challenges with application of appropriate theory, concepts, skills, and behaviors.

Identify own leadership style and evaluate its effectiveness.
17 %

Does not identify own leadership style and evaluate its effectiveness.

Identifies own leadership style and discusses its effectiveness.

Identifies own leadership style and evaluates its effectiveness.

Synthesizes own leadership style and evaluates its effectiveness.

Examine frameworks for leadership in public administration organizations.
17 %

Does not examine frameworks for leadership in Public Administration organizations.

Discusses frameworks for leadership in Public Administration organizations.

Examines frameworks for leadership in Public Administration organizations.

Synthesizes frameworks for leadership in Public Administration organizations.

Assess the individual's role in providing leadership.
17 %

Does not assess the individual's role in providing leadership.

Understands but does not assess the individual's role in providing leadership.

Assesses the individual's role in providing leadership.

Synthesizes the individual's role in providing leadership.

Analyze patterns of ethical behavior in different leadership styles.
17 %

Does not analyze patterns of ethical behavior in different leadership styles.

Understands but does not analyze patterns of ethical behavior in different leadership styles.

Analyzes patterns of ethical behavior in different leadership styles.

Synthesizes patterns of ethical behavior in different leadership styles.

Demonstrate and apply academic analysis and writing style.
15 %

Fails to demonstrate and apply academic analysis and writing style.

Demonstrates partial application of academic analysis and writing style, however, some arguments are lacking support and incomplete.

Demonstrates and applies academic analysis and writing style.

Demonstrates thorough application of academic analysis and writing style, with few spelling and grammatical errors.
***Attached are assignment 3 (unit 3 paper), SWOT analysis, and assignment 7***

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