Public administration has two meanings. First it means putting into action government policy. Second, academics study this, and prepare civil servants for working in the public service (the non-political part of the government).
Public administration helps improve management and improve policies so that government can work better. Public administrators manage public programs, translate politics into the programs and services that citizens use every day. In universities, professors of public administration study government decision making, analyze policies, and think about how to improve policies and programs.
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- National Institute of Public Administration - Europe/Portugal
- EAPAA European Association for Public Administration Accreditation
- EGPA European Group of Public Administration Archived 2007-07-07 at the Wayback Machine
- NISPAcee Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe
- EUPAN European Public Administration Network
- EPSA European Public Service Award Archived 2008-01-01 at the Wayback Machine
- Dutch Association for Public Administration (In Dutch)
- Public Administration starting page (In Dutch)
- University of the Philippines - National College of Public Administration and Governance Archived 2009-12-16 at the Wayback Machine
- Smith, Kevin B. and Licari, Michael J. Public Administration - Power and Politics in the Fourth Branch of Government, ISBN 1-933220-04-X