Book Description: Because public managers must operate as political actors as well as administrative actors, this unique reader shows how to skillfully maneuver through a pluralistic political environment. Both readers of public management and practitioners will find the information contained in this book invaluable. New sections on bureaucrat bashing, engaging the public in agency decision making, reform and accountability, and globalization and the future of public management. The selections identify ways to contribute at every level of government, but emphasize the importance of acting ethically, constitutionally and with accountability. For those interested in Public Personnel Management. Appropriate Courses Public Personnel Management.