Craft of Public Administration

ISBN-10: 007337895X
ISBN-13: 9780073378954
Edition: 10th 2009
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List price: $174.67
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

The Craft of Public Administrationis not just a textbook; it is a pedagogical gathering of pertinent yet limited literature, assembled to inform and interest college students in the dynamics of the public, or government, sector in the United States. The four pedagogical segments of this textbook federalism, public personnel administration, budgets, and government regulations succinctly organize the study of partisan, policy, and system politics and government bureaucracies.

Preface
The Administrative Craft
The Heart of the Matter
Art, Science, or Craft?
Capital, Government, and Myths
Trust in Government and Politics
Partisan, Policy, and System Politics
Adversarial Legalism
Bureaucratic Legalism and Hidden Law
American Constitutional Principles
Summary
Case Study: Public Administration as Chemistry
The Ecology of the Administrative Craft
Our Organized Society
Equality and Efficiency
Rights and Dollars
Democracy Often Unpleasant and Hard Work
The Growth of Public Bureaucracy
Comparing Public and Private Administration
Substantive Issues
Procedural Issues
Blurring or Bifurcation?
Interest Groups and the Greater Good
The Gilded Age of the Internet Era
Summary
Case Study: Public Impacts of Private Interests
The Anatomy of Public Organizations
The Basis of Organization
Purpose
Process
Place
Clientele
Points about Pyramids
Line and Staff
Centralization and Decentralization
Political Decentralization
Administrative Decentralization
Governmental Structure and American Values
The Craft and Political Culture
Summary
Case Study: Bobby Knight and Hoosier Culture
The Physiology of Public Organizations
Democracy in Bureaucracy
Interpretations of Bureaucracy
Baseline Originals in Organizational Life
Max Weber
Frederick Winslow Taylor
Elton Mayo
Chester Barnard
Neoclassical Theories
Luther Gulick
Herbert Simon
Human Relations Theories
Mary Parker Follett
Maslow, McGregor, and Likert
Summary
Case Study: Transportation Infrastructures as Organization Theory
People and Personnel
Conflicting Doctrines in American Public Administration
Procedures and Policies
Dynamics of Federal Government Employment
Occupations in the Federal Service
Government Employment Outlook
Earnings
Merit-Based Recruitment
Limitations to Merit
Recruitment Procedures
Qualifications
The Postrecruitment Phase
Promotion
The Rationale for Job Tenure
The Challenges of Public Personnel Administration
The Changing Demographics of the Federal Workforce
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Reverse Discrimination
The Declining Importance of Affirmative Action
Performance Rating and Measurement
Position Classifications
Summary
Case Study: Is Equality for Women at VMI Real?
Public Sector Labor-Management Relations
A Social-Work Model of Unionism
Decline, Transformation, or Reformation?
Union Members in 2007
State and Local Government Labor Issues
State and Local Government Working Conditions
State and Local Government Occupations
State and Local Government Job Advancement
Wage and Salary Employment in State and Local Governments
Alternatives for Avoiding a Work Stoppage
Collective Bargaining for Federal Employees
Conflicts in State Civil Service and Collective Bargaining Systems
Zero-Sum versus One-Ten Power Games?
Radical Individualism and Labor Unions
Public Sector Labor Law Impacts
Reasons for Union Prominence
Summary
Case Study: The FAA, PATCO, and NATCA-and Civil Aviation
Communication and Leadership
Communication and Public Administration
Formal and Informal Communication
The Information Highway
Informal Communication
Grapevines
E-Government and Communications
The Other Organization
Whose Rules?
The Small Group
Upward, Downward, and Lateral Communications
Communicating Upward
Communicating Downward
Communicating Laterally
Leadership and Needs of the Situation
Leadership Qualities
Leadership and Charisma
Max Weber and Charisma Power Centers
Charismatic Leader Behaviors
Historical Conditions Favoring Charisma
Institutionalizing the American Presidency
The Limits of Leadership
Summary
Case Study: The Supreme Allied Commander
Taxing, Budgeting, and Spending
Who Gets What Amount of Money?
The Federal Budget Process
Federal Spending
Federal Revenue
Discretionary and Mandatory Spending
Deficit, Surplus, and National Debt
Federal Funds, Trust Funds, and Off-Budget Spending
Phases of the Budget Cycle
The Incrementalism Budgeting Perspective
Roots of the Deficit Problem
Economic Progress, Taxes, and Savings
Federal Spending in the States
State Tax Burdens
Summary
Case Study: Budgeting the Department of Homeland Security
The Productivity Challenge: Working Smarter While Doing More with Less
What Is Excellence?
Efficiency and Effectiveness
Privatization of the Public Sector
Evaluating Government Programs
Performance-Based Management
Citizen-Driven Government Performance
Grading the American States
Performance Measurement in Local Governments
People Crisis and/or Opportunity?
Summary
Case Study: "Going Postal" Injures Performance, Kills Motivation
Administrative Law and Government Regulations
The Impact of Administrative Growth on Democratic Ideals and Administrative Law
Traditional and Contemporary Cornerstones of American Administrative Law
What Is Administrative Law?
Administrative Law Judges and Federal Regulations
Internal and External Administrative Controls
The Whistle-Blower as Tell-All
Law and Control: How Much Is Enough?
Government Regulation
Market Failure and Regulations
Is the United States a Regulatory State?
Economic, Social, and Subsidiary Regulations
Economic Regulations
Social Regulations
Subsidiary Regulations
Administrative Rules and Rule Making
The Administrative Procedure Act
What Is the Public Interest?
Summary
Case Study: Whistle-Blowing at the FBI
Web Sites
Credits
Index

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