Holding Government Bureaucracies Accountable / Edition 2

Holding Government Bureaucracies Accountable / Edition 2

by Bernard Rosen
     
 

The growth in power of government bureaucracies is one of the more profound developments of 20th-century society. Bureaucracies impact the quality of life of every person in this country and many millions outside American borders. The president, governors, mayors, legislators, judges, and the public now are increasingly concerned with how bureaucracies are using

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The growth in power of government bureaucracies is one of the more profound developments of 20th-century society. Bureaucracies impact the quality of life of every person in this country and many millions outside American borders. The president, governors, mayors, legislators, judges, and the public now are increasingly concerned with how bureaucracies are using their power, and accountability is at the heart of these concerns. For what and to whom are bureaucracies accountable? This acclaimed text examines these questions, primarily in the context of the federal bureaucracy. Building upon the second edition of the text, Rosen updated the entire work to incorporate significant subsequent developments. Among the most important are the Chief Financial Officer Act of 1990, the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, and the Government Management Reform Act of 1994. These three laws, with the Clinton administration's National Performance Review initiative, could substantially improve performance and accountability. The text clearly and systematically examines issues of accountability that are of concern to students and researchers as well as policymakers in the area of public administration.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275929824
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
224

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Public Administrators: Accountable for What?3
2Public Administrators: Accountable to Whom?19
3Accountability Processes Within the Executive Branch35
4Accountability Mechanisms and Methods Used by the Legislative Branch63
5Citizen Participation in the Accountability Processes91
6Judicial Review of Administrative Actions117
7Other Instruments for Accountability137
8New Initiatives for Improving Accountability179
9In Retrospect209
Selected Bibliography223
Index225

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