The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracyby Robert F. Durant
Pub. Date: 12/15/2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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 opportunities this 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 and integration 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 21st century, and where leading scholars think it should go in the future.
Table of Contents
Part One: Introduction
1. A Heritage Made Our Own, Robert F. Durant
Part Two: Reconceptualizing The History of American Bureaucracy?
2. Historical Institutionalism, Political Development, and the Study of American Bureaucracy, David Brian Robertson
3. The 'First New Federalism' and the Development of the Administrative State, 1883-1929, Kimberley Johnson
4. A Gendered Legacy? The Progressive Reform Era Revisited, Hindy Lauer Schachter
5. Reevaluating Executive-Centered Public Administrative Theory, David H. Rosenbloom
6. Metaphors and the Development of American Bureaucracy, Jonathan G.S. Koppell
7. Herbert Hoover's Revenge: Politics, Policy, and Administrative Reform Movements, Robert F. Durant
Part Three: Rethinking Rationality in American Bureaucracy?
8. Agency Theory and the Bureaucracy, B. Dan Wood
9. Agency Design and Evolution, Amy B. Zegart
10. Goal Ambiguity and the Study of American Bureaucracy, Hal G. Rainey
11. Street-Level Bureaucracy Theory, Steven Maynard-Moody and Shannon Portillo
12. The Promises and Paradoxes of Performance-Based Bureaucracy, Donald P. Moynihan
13. Leading Through Cultural Change, Anne M. Khademian
14. Postmodernism, Bureaucracy, and Democracy, Ralph P. Hummel and Camilla Stivers
Part Four: Redrawing the Boundaries of American Bureaucracy?
15. Myths, Markets, and the 'Visible Hand' of American Bureaucracy, H. George Frederickson and Edmund C. Stazyk
16. Networking in the Shadow of Bureaucracy, Michael McGuire and Robert Agranoff
17. The Promises, Performance, and Pitfalls of Government Contracting, Jocelyn M. Johnston and Barbara S. Romzek
18. 18. Reluctant Partners? Nonprofit Collaboration, Social Entrepreneurship, and Leveraged Volunteerism, Wolfgang Bielefeld, James L. Perry, and Ann Marie Thomson
19. Policy Tools, Mandates, and Intergovernmental Relations, Beryl A. Radin and Paul Posner
20. Promises, Perils, and Performance of Netcentric Bureaucracy, Sharon L. Caudle
21. Multilevel Methods in the Study of Bureaucracy, Carolyn J. Heinrich and Carolyn J. Hill
Part Five: Recalibrating Politics, Responsiveness, and Accountability in American Bureaucracy?
22. Legislative Delegation of Authority to Bureaucratic Agencies, George A. Krause
23. 'Presidentializing' the Bureaucracy, Robert F. Durant and William G. Resh
24. Bureaucracy, Democracy, and Judicial Review, Jerry L. Mashaw
25. Interest Groups, Rulemaking, and American Bureaucracy, Cornelius Kerwin, Scott Furlong, and William West
26. Policymaking, Bureaucratic Discretion, and Overhead Democracy, Samuel Workman, Bryan D. Jones, and Ashley E. Jochim
27. Choice-Theoretic Approaches to Bureaucratic Structure, Jonathan Bendor and Thomas H. Hammond
Part Six: Revitalizing the Constitutional, Resource Capacity, and Ethical Foundations of American Bureaucracy?
28. Has Governance Eclipsed Government?, Laurence E. Lynn, Jr
29. Revitalizing Human Resources Management, Norma M. Riccucci
30. Representative Bureaucracy, Lael R. Keiser
Innovations in Budgeting and Financial Management, Daniel R. Mullins and John L. Mikesell
32. The Prospects for Revitalizing Ethics in a New Governance Era, Guy B. Adams and Danny L. Balfour
33. Experimental Methods, Agency Incentives, and the Study of Bureaucratic Behavior, Gary J. Miller and Andrew B. Whitford
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