REPRESENTATIVE BUREAUCRACY CLASSIC READINGS AND CONTINUING CONTROVERSIES CLASSIC READINGS AND CONTINUING CONTROVERSIES

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Representative Bureaucracy Classic Readings And Continuing Controversies

Author : Julie Dolan
ISBN : 9781134898824
Genre : Business & Economics
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The readings in this collection provide a comprehensive guide to the established knowledge and emerging issues regarding democratizing public bureaucracies by making them socially representative. The book includes both classic and cutting-edge works, and presents a contemporary model for analyzing representative bureaucracy that focuses on the linkages between social origins, life experiences, attitudes, and administrators' decision making. The selections address many of the leading concerns of contemporary politics, including diversity and equal opportunity policy, democratic control of administration, administrative performance, the pros and cons of the new public management, and reinventing government. Many of the field's most cited works are included. Each chapter starts with an introductory summary of the key questions under consideration and concludes with discussion questions. With it's extensive selection of classic and contemporary readings, the book will have wide application for courses on bureaucracy, public administration, and public sector human resource management.
Category: Business & Economics

The Oxford Handbook Of American Bureaucracy

Author : Robert F. Durant
ISBN : 9780191628320
Genre : Political Science
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One of the major dilemmas facing the administrative state in the United States today is discerning how best to harness for public purposes the dynamism of markets, the passion and commitment of nonprofit and volunteer organizations, and the public-interest-oriented expertise of the career civil service. Researchers across a variety of disciplines, fields, and subfields have independently investigated aspects of the formidable challenges, choices, and opportunitiesthis dilemma poses for governance, democratic constitutionalism, and theory building. This literature is vast, affords multiple and conflicting perspectives, is methodologically diverse, and is fragmented. The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy affords readers an uncommon overview andintegration of this eclectic body of knowledge as adduced by many of its most respected researchers. Each of the chapters identifies major issues and trends, critically takes stock of the state of knowledge, and ponders where future research is most promising. Unprecedented in scope, methodological diversity, scholarly viewpoint, and substantive integration, this volume is invaluable for assessing where the study of American bureaucracy stands at the end of the first decade of the 21stcentury, and where leading scholars think it should go in the future.The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The Handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shape it as scholars criticallyassess the scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensable reference for anyone working in American politics.General Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III
Category: Political Science

Constructing Affirmative Action

Author : David Hamilton Golland
ISBN : 9780813139647
Genre : History
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Between 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson defined affirmative action as a legitimate federal goal, and 1972, when President Richard M. Nixon named one of affirmative action's chief antagonists the head of the Department of Labor, government officials at all levels addressed racial economic inequality in earnest. Providing members of historically disadvantaged groups an equal chance at obtaining limited and competitive positions, affirmative action had the potential to alienate large numbers of white Americans, even those who had viewed school desegregation and voting rights in a positive light. Thus, affirmative action was -- and continues to be -- controversial. Novel in its approach and meticulously researched, David Hamilton Golland's Constructing Affirmative Action: The Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity bridges a sizeable gap in the literature on the history of affirmative action. Golland examines federal efforts to diversify the construction trades from the 1950s through the 1970s, offering valuable insights into the origins of affirmative action--related policy. Constructing Affirmative Action analyzes how community activism pushed the federal government to address issues of racial exclusion and marginalization in the construction industry with programs in key American cities.
Category: History

Diversity And Public Administration

Author : Mitchell F. Rice
ISBN : UOM:39015059557481
Genre : Political Science
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This text presents a balanced, comprehensive overview of the policies and practices for achieving racial and ethnic diversity in public organizations, with a strong orientation toward improving diversity management in the public sector.
Category: Political Science

Governance And Institutional Re Engineering

Author : Ann Marie Bissessar
ISBN : NWU:35556038357653
Genre : Political Science
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Comprises a series of articles on governance and the institutions of governance. This book presents a discussion of contemporary challenges and discussions in the field of government and public administration.
Category: Political Science

The Emergence Of Latino Americanos On The United States Political Stage

Author : Anthony A. Sisneros
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122862845
Genre : History
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This study is the first empirical study of the development of Latino empowerment on the United States political stage, utilizing data collected from voter behavior research, narrative inquiry, participant-observation, interviews, content analysis, case study analysis, case law analysis, and examinations of national and state labor force statistical data. This work should appeal to scholars interested in state and local government, legislative studies, law and courts, public administration, and nonprofit and ethnic studies. events give due cause to be impressed with Latino Americanos: first, the fact that in 2003, Latinos became the United States' largest minority; second, three Latino U.S. Senators, first-time Latino Attorney General and Secretary of Commerce, and female Mexican-born defeats incumbent native-born Hispanic and MPA graduate for a House seat in the Illinois State General Assembly are all historic events for the Latino community in America. This book is timely, considering significant population shifts in the United States which are redefining the minority, plurality, and majority status of Latinos, by utilizing data collected from voter behavior research, narrative inquiry, participant-observation, interviews, content analysis, case study analysis, case law analysis, and examinations of national and state labor force statistical data.
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Public Administration And Law Third Edition

Author : David H. Rosenbloom
ISBN : STANFORD:36105134513766
Genre : Business & Economics
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Since the first edition of Public Administration and Law was published in 1983, it has retained its unique status of being the only book in the field of public administration that analyzes how constitutional law regulates and informs the way administrators interact with each other and the public. Examining First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights as they pertain to these encounters, it explains how public administrators must do their jobs and how administrative systems must operate in order to comply with constitutional law. Explores the conflicts between laws The book begins by presenting a historical account of the way constitutional and administrative law have incrementally "retrofitted" public agencies into the nation’s constitutional design. It examines the federal judiciary’s impact on federal administration and the effect of the nation’s myriad environmental laws on public administration. Next, it focuses on the role of the individual as a client and customer of public agencies. In a discussion of the Fourth Amendment, it examines street-level encounters between citizens and law enforcement agents. Responding to the rise of the new public management (NPM), it also adds, for the first time in this edition, a chapter that analyzes the rights of the individual not only as a government employee but also as a government contractor. Enhanced with numerous references The final chapters of the book address issues concerning the rights of inmates in administrative institutions and balancing the need to protect individual rights with the ability of agencies to function effectively. Supplemented with case citations and lists of articles, books, and documents, this text is designed to facilitate further study in a constantly evolving area. About the Authors: David H. Rosenbloom, Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor of Public Administration in the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C., and Chair Professor of Public Management at City University of Hong Kong. Rosemary O’Leary, Ph.D., J.D. is Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and the Howard G. and S. Louise Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership at Syracuse University. Joshua M. Chanin, M.P.A., J.D. is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Administration and Justice, Law, and Society in the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C.
Category: Business & Economics