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Intergovernmental Management
Intergovernmental Management (November 1985)
Human Services Problem-Solving in Six Metropolitan Areas
Robert J. Agranoff - Author

This book shows how intergovernmental agents—elected officials, public and private managers, and private sector leaders—have cooperated to solve human-service problems in six metropolitan areas. Many social issues facing communities have proved to be beyond the responsibility of any single office. Agranoff explores the emerging concept of intergovernmental management and the developing practice of public officials’ working together ...(Read More)
A Workbook in Program Design for Public Managers
A Workbook in Program Design for Public Managers (June 1985)
Leonard Ruchelman - Author

This is the first practical, step-by-step guide to a key management technique—the design of efficient, cost-effective programs. With social programs succumbing to the pressures of budgetary cutbacks and taxpayer opposition, it gives public administrators the skills to design programs that will endure even as resources decline.

The author begins to bridge the gap between what is needed by society and what can be provided by gove...(Read More)
Legislating Bureaucratic Change
Legislating Bureaucratic Change (June 1985)
Civil Service Reform Act of 1978
Patricia W. Ingraham - Editor
Carolyn Ban - Editor

Legislating Bureaucratic Change is an in-depth analysis of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. This legislation, hailed by many as the major domestic achievement of the Carter presidency, was a far-reaching attempt to change and control the massive federal bureaucracy. Not since the passage of the Pendleton Act in 1883 had so major a reform been attempted.

Legislating Bureaucratic Change reveals this process of change and re...(Read More)
Public Health in a Retrenchment Era
Public Health in a Retrenchment Era (June 1985)
An Alternative to Managerialism
Helen J. Muller - Author
Curtis Ventriss - Author

Public Health in a Retrenchment Era illustrates the political and economic reality of making cutbacks in traditional government-sponsored programs. This book critically examines the issues concerning cutbacks by focusing on Los Angeles County, which has one of the largest public health service systems in the nation, and explains how cutbacks were legitimized and implemented.

Muller and Ventriss propose that the retrenchment process of...(Read More)
The Ideology of Administration
The Ideology of Administration (June 1982)
American and Soviet Cases
Michael E. Urban - Author

Despite their differences, the USA and the USSR converge in many aspects of one ideology: the ideology of administration, which would convert issues of power and privilege into issues to be resolved by technical experts. This is demonstrated in Michael E. Urban's study of the ideology of administration in the United States and the former Soviet Union.

Dr. Urban interviewed some 61 Soviet and American officials and analyzed published and unpu...(Read More)
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