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Statesman By Sir Henry Taylor

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ISBN-10: 0275944034

ISBN-13: 9780275944032

Edition: 2nd (Revised)

Authors: Henry Taylor, David Lewis Schaefer, Roberta Rubel Schaefer

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Sir Henry Taylor's classic treatise The Statesman, originally published in 1836, is the first modern book to be devoted to the subject of public administration. It has been read and studied by generations for its keen insights into the relation between public administrators and elected officials in a democracy. It has also been appreciated for its wit. The present volume is the first twentieth-century edition to be based on the revised and expanded text that Taylor published in 1878 as part of his Collected Works. It is also the first edition to be fully annotated. The lengthy editors' introduction to this volume emphasizes the relevance of Taylor's thought to the fundamental issues of public administration in the contemporary United States. The editors demonstrate the superiority of Taylor's understanding of the relation between politics and administration to the widely accepted model of that relation that derives from the thought of Woodrow Wilson. Above all, they argue, Taylor's insights merit our attention because they indicate how a properly organized civil service can be a locus of statesmanship in a democracy, fulfilling the intentions of the authors of the American Constitution in a contemporary context that differs significantly from what the Founders themselves anticipated.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 12/4/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.23" long
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

David Lewis Schaefer is Professor of Political Science at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

Preface
Introduction: Sir Henry Taylor and the Study of Public Administration
Concerning the Education of Youth destined for a Civil
Career Of the Age at which Official and Parliamentary
Life should commence
A Statesman's most pregnant
Function lies in the Choice and Use of Instruments
On the Getting and Keeping of Adherents
In the Choice of Men how far Literary
Merit may be a Guide Of Official Style
On the Inferences of Merit or Demerit from Popularity, and something concerning
False Reputations
Concerning Interviews
Concerning the Conscience of a Statesman
Concerning the Age at which a Statesman should marry, and what manner of Woman he should take to Wife
Concerning the Effects of Order and the Maintenance of Equanimity
Concerning certain Points of Practice
On Official Criticism
On the Arts of Rising On Quarrelling On the Ethics of Politics
On Consistency in a Statesman
On Secrecy On Ambition
Concerning Rank as a Qualification for High
Office On Decisiveness Concerning
Reform of the Executive, and the Constitution of an Office or Establishment for Transacting the Business of a Minister
Further respecting the Establishment of a Minister-Private
Secretaries-Clerks Concerning Precis-writers, and Processes of Business
On the Methods by which a Statesman can upon occasion get his Work done out of Doors
On Parliamentary Interposition in Administrative Business On Aids to Legislation to be derived from Executive
Experience Of the Manner in which able, and of the Manner in which indifferent
Statesmen are deterred from availing themselves of able
Service; and of the Evils which ensue from Men's
Authority being in the inverse
Ratio of their Abilities
On the Administration of Patronage
Concerning the Amusements of a Statesman
On Manners Of Statesmen bred such, and of Statesmen bred in the Army, in the Navy, in Commerce, and at the Bar
The Statesman out of Office
Conclusion
Notes
Index