Beyond a Government of Strangers: How Career Executives and Political Appointees Can Turn Conflict to Cooperation / Edition 1

Beyond a Government of Strangers: How Career Executives and Political Appointees Can Turn Conflict to Cooperation / Edition 1

by Robert Maranto
     
 

ISBN-10: 073911090X

ISBN-13: 9780739110904

Pub. Date: 05/15/2005

Publisher: Lexington Books

Maranto (political science and public administration, Villanova U.) takes a hard look at those who tend to receive the least attention in politics, namely those who stick around for the long haul. Maranto focuses on careerists, particularly those in the executive branch of the US federal government, and how they can improve transitions from one administration to the…  See more details below

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Maranto (political science and public administration, Villanova U.) takes a hard look at those who tend to receive the least attention in politics, namely those who stick around for the long haul. Maranto focuses on careerists, particularly those in the executive branch of the US federal government, and how they can improve transitions from one administration to the next by dealing effectively with political appointees. He examines the reality and value of such appointees and gives ways to orient them effectively, reduce conflict and keep bad ideas from becoming presidential policy without more turmoil than absolutely necessary and in essence inevitable. He includes a model orientation curriculum by John Martino and guidelines for loyal dissent by John H. Johns. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739110904
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
05/15/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Political Appointees, Career Executives, and Leadership at the "T" Chapter 2 Why Presidents Need Political Appointees, and How Those Appointees (Mostly) Add Value to Government Chapter 3 Why We Fight: The Causes of Conflict between Career and Political Officials Chapter 4 A Careerist's Perspective: Keeping Bad Ideas from Becoming Presidential Policy Chapter 5 Beyond the Fire Hose: How We Orient Political Appointees, and How We Could Do It Better Chapter 6 Beyond a Government of Strangers: What You Can Do to Get Along with Your Political Appointees Chapter 7 Appendix 1: A Model Orientation Curriculum for Political Appointees Chapter 8 Appendix 2: Guidelines for Loyal Dissent in Government

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