Screen Cases in Public Administration:

Films and Television Series that Provide Insights

into the Study and Practice of Public Administration

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Public Administration on the Screen, the second of two companion teaching guides to Public Administration: An Introduction, Third Edition (Holzer and Schwester, 2019) also operates as a standalone resource for any introductory text in the field, and for a broad range of courses that are taught to public administration and nonprofit students.

Our students are increasingly screen oriented, spending hours each day on their computers, smart phones, and smart TVs. Each technology is capable of accessing a century’s production of movies and seven decades of dramatic or comedic series  produced for television.

This volume selects more than one hundred and fifty graphic cases produced for cinema and television. Each has been cited in a media review or a scholarly publication as a teaching and learning resource directly relevant to public and nonprofit  administration. Each offers opportunities to enliven the curriculum and the classroom. Each provides a common basis for discussion for students from many career paths and cultural contexts worldwide, often underscoring common bureaucratic dilemmas or conflicts around the globe.

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