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Transformation of Governance Public Administration for Twenty-First Century America

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ISBN-10: 0801870496

ISBN-13: 9780801870491

Edition: 2002

Authors: 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…    
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 9/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Frances E. Lee is professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland. She is author of Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles and Partisanship in the U.S. Senate (2009) and coauthor of Sizing Up The Senate: The Unequal Consequences of Equal Representation (1999). Her work has received national recognition, including the Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize for the best book in legislative politics in 2010, and the D. B. Hardeman Prize for the best book on a congressional topic in both 1999 and 2011. Her articles have appeared in American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, American Journal of Political Science, among others.Donald F. Kettl is…    

Series Editor's Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Administrative Paradoxes
Administrative Traditions
Administrative Dilemmas
Boundaries Within the Bureaucracy
Boundaries Outside the Bureaucracy
Administration and Governance
Who Governs--and How?
Notes
Index