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The Politics of the Administrative Process

Author : Donald F. Kettl
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The third edition of Kettl (U. of Pennsylvania) and Fesler's (Yale U.) textbook has been fully updated and completely revised to place public administration even more fully within its political contexts and to focus more explicitly on how the governmental system translates broad policy ideas into frontline results. Changes to the text include revis

Politics of the Administrative Process

Author : Donald F. Kettl
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Politics of the Administrative Process shows how efficient public administration requires a delicate balance—the bureaucracy must be powerful enough to be effective, but also accountable to elected officials and citizens. Author Don Kettl gives students a realistic, relevant, and well-researched view of the field in this reader–friendly best seller. With its engaging vignettes, rich examples and a unique focus on policymaking and politics, the Seventh Edition continues its strong emphasis on politics, accountability, and performance. This new edition has been thoroughly updated with new scholarship, data, events, and case studies, giving students multiple opportunities to apply ideas and analysis as they read.

The Politics of the Administrative Process

Author : Donald F Kettl
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Efficient public administration requires a delicate balance-the bureaucracy must be powerful enough to be effective, but also accountable to elected officials and citizens. Kettl understands that the push and pull of political forces in a democracy make the functions of bureaucracy contentious, but no less crucial. With a unique focus on policy-making and politics, this new Fifth Edition continues its strong emphasis on accountability and-thanks to user feedback-expands its coverage on performance and ethics. Thoroughly updated with new scholarship, data, and events, this text remains reader-friendly with its engaging opening vignettes, rich examples, bolded key terms, and easy-to-read tables and figures. Now with three case studies in every chapter-for a total of 28 more than the last edition-students apply ideas and analysis as they read. One case in each chapter is entirely devoted to state and local concerns with topics ranging from gun laws in Nashville, to StateStat in Maryland, to the use of Twitter by Newark's mayor to improve service delivery. Useful critical thinking questions at the end of each case help shape student responses and in-class conversation.

The Politics of the Administrative Process 5th Editon Mission Mystique Package

Author : Donald F. Kettl
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The Politics of the Administrative Process

Author : James William Fesler
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Organization theory; The executive branch; Organization problems; The civil service; The higher public service; Decision making; Budgetin; Implementation; Legislative control of Administration; Regulation and the courts.

Politics of the Administrative Process Student Resource Center Ebook

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Administrative Law and Politics

Author : Christine B. Harrington
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This proven casebook continues to lay a foundation of knowledge for effective decision making and critical evaluation of ethics in the rule of law with case excerpts and sharp commentary. This text has been updated to include discussion of: whether risk of future harm from government electronic surveillance is an injury sufficient to show standing enforcement of sovereign immunity when a citizen attempts to sue a state agency the importance of due process in the face of attempts to shut down Yucca mountain as a nuclear waste facility the negotiated rulemaking process for Title IV regulations the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 New cases include Christopher v. Smithkline Beechman Corp., Vance v. Ball State University, Milner v. Department of the Navy, and Clapper v. Amnesty International USA. Updated end-of-chapter exercises and questions encourage students to consider issues such as the NSA's surveillance tactics exposed by Edward Snowden and the Supreme Court's interpretation of Smith v. Maryland to give government the right to access citizens' private phone records, the University of Montana's "Resolution Agreement" regarding sexual harassment on its campus, and why the Justice Department chose to prosecute JP Morgan with civil instead of criminal charges for its enabling of Bernie Madoff's illicit Ponzi scheme.

American Public Administration

Author : Robert A. Cropf
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American Public Administration has been the go-to introductory textbook for Public Administration courses with a focus on civil society for the last decade. Now in an extensively revised and updated second edition, authors Cropf and Wagner weave the most recent and compelling research throughout every chapter to give students a useful, in-depth understanding of the field today. Changes to this edition include: A stronger focus on e-governance, and the ways in which technological change (e.g. social media, government information policy, surveillance) have transformed the government’s relationship with citizens as well as the role of the public servant/nonprofit worker at the federal, state, and local levels An expanded discussion of citizen participation in all aspects of governing, including the 2016 elections, the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the Black Lives Matter movement Updated mini case studies throughout the text on topics such as climate change, LGBT rights, and violent extremism to maximize student engagement A new section on major local government issues, including public–private partnerships, land-use planning, and economic development – and their relevance to Public Administration A chapter focusing on environmental policy administration and the role and responsibilities of public administrators in a time of global climate change Expanded coverage of the nonprofit sector and discussion of important linkages between Public Administration and Nonprofit Management A comprehensive suite of online supplements including PowerPoint slides, an Instructor’s Manual with suggested lectures, discussion questions, and a test bank (includes multiple choice, true-false, matching), as well as student exercises (written, individual, group, and web-based). Comprehensive, well-written, and offering a careful consideration of the fundamentals, American Public Administration, Second Edition is an ideal introductory text for courses at the undergraduate or graduate level, offering students a broader civil society context in which to understand public service.

The Politics of Foster Care Administration in the United States

Author : Rebecca H. Padot
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Government-by-proxy and intergovernmental relations profoundly affect the public administration of foster care. Using examples from foster care systems in the states of Delaware, Michigan, New York, and Rhode Island, Rebecca Padot eloquently combines a rigorous methodology and theory work to expose the conditions under which foster care outcomes can be improved. The cases selected suggest that the federal government has increased its focus on measuring the performance of state programs while simultaneously decreasing its funding of state foster care programs and offering the states very little management or mentorship. Padot turns the page and recommends administrators place a greater priority on building community partners, integrating the advice of mentors, providing leadership from public managers, and cultivating relationships with the federal government. An original and timely resource for scholars and practitioners, this book represents a significant contribution to our understanding of how leadership and management variables may be associated with more positive foster care practices and performance in the United States.

The Transformation of Governance

Author : Donald F. Kettl
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The theory of public administration has long been based on the notions of hierarchy and authority. However, the way managers actually manage has increasingly become at odds with the theory. The growing gap between theory and practice poses enormous challenges for managers in determining how best to work—and for American government in determining how best to hold public administrators accountable for effectively doing their jobs. In the quest to improve the practice of public administration, Kettl explains, political scientists and other scholars have tried a number of approaches, including formal modeling, implementation studies, a public management perspective, and even institutional choice. This book offers a new framework for reconciling effective administration with the requirements of democratic government. Instead of thinking in terms of organizational structure and management, Kettl suggests, administrators and theorists need to focus on "governance,"or links between government and its broader environment—political, social, and administrative. Government is the collection of institutions that act with authority and create formal obligations; governance is the set of processes and institutions, formal and informal, through which social action occurs. Linking government and governance, Kettl concludes, is the foundation for understanding the theory and practice of government in twenty-first century America—for making public programs work better and for securing the values on which the American republic has been built.