This groundbreaking text focuses on the application of sustainability and sustainable development theories to public administration practice. It's designed to guide planning, resource management, and outcomes measurement for future and current non-profit and public managers. The book introduces sustainable development and related theories; ties these theories to public administration practice; and, elaborates on applications to specific PA specializations including energy management, transportation, water, waste management, urban development, wildlife conservation, and higher education. It also includes a chapter specifically geared to outcome measurement of sustainability goals in public and non-profit agencies.

chapter 1|14 pages

Focus on Sustainability

A New Direction for Public Administration

chapter 2|13 pages

Economics and the Environment

chapter 3|8 pages

Managing Risk as the Work of Governments

chapter 4|12 pages

Nonprofit, For-Profit, and Public Agents

chapter 5|8 pages

Fresh Water

chapter 6|7 pages

Food Security and Safety

chapter 7|7 pages

Solid Waste Removal and Management

chapter 8|14 pages


chapter 9|7 pages

Wildlife and Oceans

chapter 10|6 pages

Energy and Global Climate Change

chapter 11|12 pages

Higher Education

chapter 12|12 pages

Measurement and Assessment