McLaren, Robert I.
About the author: Dr. McLaren received his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently Professor of Administration at University of Regina, Saskatchewan. Previous books include Civil Servants and Public Policy: A Comparative Study of Internatio1997 0-7734-8445-0
This book combines two themes: the normative theory of how public administration should be conducted, with the descriptive practice of how the public service of Saskatchewan has conducted itself. Each chapter presents one or several of the main public administration concerns, explaining the differing perspectives on how and why public service could and should be provided. It then uses a recognizable period in Saskatchewan's history to illustrate the decisions that were made to implement these theories, why they were made, and the results.