Making a Difference: Progressive Values in Public Administration

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  • ISBN-13: 9780765622877
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Pages: 148
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
The Case for Progressive Values     3
Making a Difference     4
Regressive and Progressive Values     10
A Conceptual Framework     25
Human Behavior     27
Immanent Critique in the American Context     33
Describing the Value Pairs     38
Aggressiveness/Cooperation     39
Belief/Knowledge     48
Economics as End/Economics as Means     53
Great Inequality/Limited Inequality     62
Earth as Resource/Earth as Home     66
Practice and Change     74
The Public Professional as Agent of Change     77
Creating Change in Policy and Practice     85
Gather Information and Present It to Others     86
Change How Policy Is Implemented     89
Advocate for Programs and Policies     92
Normative Teaching and Scholarship     96
Beyond the Given: Normative Thought in Public Administration     98
Against the Grain: Teaching Progressive Values     105
Acceptance and Refusal: Analysis of Current Conditions     108
Contingent Theory     114
Analytic Approach     115
Use of Knowledge     115
Agency and Action     116
Toward a Progressive Public Administration     117
"Small Junctures of Theory and Practice"     121
References     125
Index     131
About the Author     137
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