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All But Forgotten
All But Forgotten (March 2010)
Thomas Jefferson and the Development of Public Administration
Stephanie P. Newbold - Author

Study of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy in public administration.

Thomas Jefferson’s contributions to the development of administrative thought and practice in the United States have largely been overlooked in American history. His career in public service and his ideas concerning government and constitutional tradition have overshadowed his involvement with public administration. All But Forgotten ex...(Read More)
 
 
Environmental Integration
Environmental Integration (May 2009)
Our Common Challenge
Ton Bührs - Author

A new and original way of looking at the challenge presented by environmental issues.

The environmental challenges facing humankind can most effectively be met through environmental integration—incorporating environmental considerations into everyday human thinking, behavior, and practices, at both the individual and collective levels. Increasingly people and organizations throughout the world are taking the ...(Read More)
 
 
The Fire Island National Seashore
The Fire Island National Seashore (February 2008)
A History
Lee E. Koppelman - Author
Seth Forman - Author

A comprehensive account of the history of the Fire Island National Seashore since its creation in 1964.

This book provides a comprehensive account of the establishment of the Fire Island National Seashore and its management from 1964 to the present. Located off of Long Island’s south shore, Fire Island is one of only five national seashores in the national parks system. Focusing on the major policy issues ge...(Read More)
 
 
Agendas and Decisions
Agendas and Decisions (February 2008)
How State Government Executives and Middle Managers Make and Administer Policy
Dorothy F. Olshfski - Author
Robert B. Cunningham - Author

Studies how state-level public executives and managers in Tennessee decide and implement policy.

Connecting theory and practice, Agendas and Decisions explores how state-level public executives and managers decide and implement policy. The authors focus on Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander’s (1979–1987) management system, which believed in and practiced the principles espoused by leadership theo...(Read More)
 
 
Governmental Transparency in the Path of Administrative Reform
Governmental Transparency in the Path of Administrative Reform (April 2007)
Suzanne J. Piotrowski - Author

How federal management reforms have impacted the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act.

The consequences of governmental reform are not always intended. In this book, Suzanne J. Piotrowski examines how federal management reforms associated with the National Performance Review have affected, and are still affecting, implementation of the Freedom of Information Act. The intersection of the New Public ...(Read More)

 
 
The Social Construction of Public Administration
The Social Construction of Public Administration (July 2006)
Interpretive and Critical Perspectives
Jong S. Jun - Author
Frank P. Sherwood - Foreword by

Challenges the limitations of modern public administration theories.

In this conceptual guided tour of contemporary public administration, Jong S. Jun challenges the limitations of the discipline which, he argues, make it inadequate for understanding today’s complex human phenomena. Drawing on examples and case studies from both Eastern and Western countries, he emphasizes critical and interpretive perspective...(Read More)
 
 
Civil Service Reform in the States
Civil Service Reform in the States (January 2006)
Personnel Policy and Politics at the Subnational Level
J. Edward Kellough - Editor
Lloyd G. Nigro - Editor


Assesses recent civil service reforms undertaken by state governments.

Civil Service Reform in the States examines the critical importance of civil service systems in modern government and popular efforts to reform those systems. The book provides an up-to-date analysis and assessment of public personnel reforms undertaken by various state governments since 1990 and the extent to which these re...(Read More)
 
 
Choosing Where to Fight
Choosing Where to Fight (December 2001)
Organized Labor and the Modern Regulatory State, 1948-1987
Eric N. Waltenburg - Author

Examines how organized labor has decided where to pursue its interests.

Choosing Where to Fight studies how organized labor decided to strategically locate its energies in national policy making. The idea that organized interests divide their efforts among different institutional settings is well known. Waltenburg, however, systematically uncovers the determinants of how labor has decided to engage in one particu...(Read More)
 
 
Transitions to Competitive Government
Transitions to Competitive Government (September 2000)
Speed, Consensus, and Performance
Ronald B. Cullen - Author
Donald P. Cushman - Author

Describes how private-sector management strategies can help governments obtain greater access to global resources, create more jobs, and provide better social services to their citizens.

Transitions to Competitive Government demonstrates how government can add value to a region, a nation, a state, its citizens, and their social values through speed, consensus, and performance. It does this in three stages. First, it shows compet...(Read More)
 
 
Ecological Policy and Politics in Developing Countries
Ecological Policy and Politics in Developing Countries (April 1998)
Economic Growth, Democracy, and Environment
Uday Desai - Editor

Examines in depth the ecological problems, policies, and politics of ten major developing countries.


The interconnectedness of the global environment and finiteness of the earth's natural resources require an increased understanding of environmental and natural-resource policy and politics in countries around the world. This is especially true of industrializing countries where widespread ecological disturbances and rapid exploitat...(Read More)
 
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