Professor Giventer's updated book focuses on public management

Lawrence L. GiventerCalifornia State University, Stanislaus Professor of Politics Lawrence L. Giventer is the author of the newly released revised second edition of "Statistical Analysis for Public Administration."

Published by Jones and Bartlett Publishers, the revised second edition, last published in 1996, presents actual public sector problem situations, realistic data, and a unique set of reference tables that facilitate analysis and problem solving. The

"The public sector is where the action is," said Giventer, an expert on California political topics. "Every issue that excites people's highest hopes and aspirations - or deepest fears and frustrations - is addressed first and foremost in the public sector. Problems in such areas as health care, unemployment, environmental quality, crime and safety, education, transportation, aging, housing, land use, equal opportunity, and emergency preparedness compete for our attention and resources. They demand answers - answers developed by men and women in public administration."

book cover A member of the CSU Stanislaus faculty since 1975 and sought after for his political expertise and analysis, Giventer teaches post-baccalaureate-level courses in public policy analysis and public sector quantitative methods, and undergraduate courses in American government. He is also the author of "Governing California" that will be published in a third edition in 2008, following up on the previous 2006 election followup volume. Giventer founded the University's nationally-accredited Master of Public Administration program and directed the program for 20 years.

Giventer has served as a political analyst for many media outlets - radio, television, print, and Internet - and as a consultant and advisory committee chair for state and local government agencies.

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Contact information for Dr. Giventer: (209) 667-3509, Fax (209) 667-3724,