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Public Administration / Edition 1
     

Public Administration / Edition 1

by Michael C. LeMay
 

ISBN-10: 053457663X

ISBN-13: 9780534576639

Pub. Date: 09/01/2001

Publisher: Cengage Learning

LeMay's clash of values" approach gets to the heart of how administrators make decisions and implement public policy-and provides conceptual continuity to this provocative new text. Engaging, disparate case studies and examples grab the reader's imagination, capturing the full essence and intricacies of this unique area of political science. Fully integrated

Overview

LeMay's clash of values" approach gets to the heart of how administrators make decisions and implement public policy-and provides conceptual continuity to this provocative new text. Engaging, disparate case studies and examples grab the reader's imagination, capturing the full essence and intricacies of this unique area of political science. Fully integrated Internet resources keep the material up-to-date, and encourage students to explore topics through independent research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534576639
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Series:
Political Science Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. BALANCING VALUES IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC POLICY. Vignette: The Dichotomy of Politics and Administration Introduction. The Clash of Values in the Administration of Public Policy. The Study of Public Administration. Reading: Neutral Competence and Aids. Summary. Glossary of Key Terms. Review Questions. Surfing the Net: Useful Web Sites and InfoTrac Article Sources. 2. THE SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. Vignette: Student Protest at UCLA. Introduction. The Systems Framework. The Social and Political Context of Public Administration. The Economic Context. The Ecological Environment Context. Reading: The Struggle to Stay Diverse in a Post-Affirmative Action Era. Summary. Glossary of Key Terms. Review Questions. Surfing the Net. 3. THE ANATOMY OF PUBLIC ORGANIZATION:BUREAUCRATIC POWER AND POLITICS. Vignette: Reviving a Troubled Force. Introduction. The Concepts of Organizational Culture and Bureaucratic Ideology. The Foundations of Bureaucratic Power. Internal Sources of Values. Reading: Untangling Albany. Summary. Glossary of Key Terms. Review Questions. Surfing the Net. 4. ADMINISTRATION IN A FEDERAL SYSTEM: INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS AND CONSTITUTIONAL SOURCES OF VALUES. Vignette: Symbolic Solutions for Complex Problems? Deregulation to Get Government Off Our Backs. Introduction: The Nature of the Federal System. The Picket-Fence Model of Federalism. Approaches to Federalism. Fiscal Federalism. Intergovernmental Relations and Public Administration. Reading: Big Rigs and Busted Up Roads. Summary. Glossary of Key Terms. Review Questions. Surfing the Net. 5. ALTERNATIVE THEORIES OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: CLASSIC MODELS AND IDEOLOGICAL SOURCES OF VALUES. Vignette: The Economic Imperative for Using More Full-Time and Fewer Adjunct Professors. Introduction. The Classical School of Organization Theory. The Human Relations School of Organization Theory. The Neo-Classical School of Organization Theory. The Systems School of Organization Theory. Reading: Did Somebody Say Downsizing? Summary. Glossary of Key Terms. Review Questions. Surfing the Net. 6. DECISION-MAKING IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC POLICY. Vignette: Ruling on Disabled Could Strain School Budgets. Introduction-The Nature of Decision-Making. Models of Decision-Making. Ethical Dimensions of Decision-Making. Limits on Decision-Making. Reading: ERP System-Government Out of the Box. Summary. Glossary of Key Terms. Review Questions. Surfing the Net. 7. MANAGEMENT OF BUREAUCRATIC ORGANIZATIONS: THE STRATEGIC USE OF VALUES IN POLICY MAKING AND ADMINISTRATION. Introduction. Approaches to Management. Strategic Management. Challenges to Strategic Management. Reading: The Dilemma of Public School Privatization. Summary. Glossary of Key Terms. Review Questions. Surfing the Net. 8. PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION AND UNIONISM IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. Introduction. The Functions of Personnel Administration. Developments in Personnel Administration. The Ebb and Flow of Union Strength. Reading: Pocket Change. Summary. Glossary of Key Terms. Review Questions. Surfing the Net. 9. LEADERSHIP: THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE, THE BUREAUCRACY AND THE SEARCH FOR ACCOUNTABILITY. Vignette: A Man With a Million Ideas. Introduction. Approaches and Styles of Leadership. Accountability in Public Administration. Political Values v. Organizational Goals. Reading: The Czar of Gridlock. Summary. Glossary of Key Terms. Review Questions. Surfing the Net. 10. COMMUNICATION FLOWS IN ADMINISTRATION: THE FUZZING OF VALUES. Vignette: Nightmare on Nuthatch Lane. Introduction. Types of Communication. Communication's Role in Organization. Flows of Communication. Reading: Information for Control: Another Management Proverb? Summary. Glossary of Key Terms. Review Questions. Surfing the Net.11. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: TAXING, BUDGETING, AND SPENDING.Vignette: School Bonds and the Two-Thirds Vote. Introduction. The Functions of Financial Management. The Politics of the Budget Process. Reading: The Town That Loves to TIF. Summary. Glossary of Key Terms. Review Questions. Surfing the Net. 12. ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND THE CONTROL OF PUBLIC AGENCIES.Vignette: South Carolina Uses GPS to Stalk the Stalkers. Introduction. Administrative Law and Regulatory Agencies. Administrative Controls. The Regulatory System and Values. Reading: Balking on Air. Summary. Glossary of Key Terms. Review Questions. Surfing the Net. 13. CLIENTELE PRESSURE AND GOVERNMENTAL POLICY: INTEREST GROUPS AS SOURCES OF VALUES. Vignette: Your Big Mac and Its 41,000 Regulations. Introduction-Societal Values and What Government Regulates. Structures and Procedures of Regulatory Agencies. Clientele Groups and Captive Agencies. The Future of Government Regulations. Reading: The State and the Kitchen. Summary. Glossary of Key Terms. Review Questions. Surfing the Net. 14. EVALUATION OF PUBLIC POLICY: SWINGING THE PENDULUM OF ADMINISTRATIVE POLITICS. Vignette: Eagle Will Lose Status as Protected Species. Introduction. The Policymaking Process. Program Evaluation and Policy Development. Reading: Critical Condition. Summary. Glossary of Key Terms. Review Questions. Surfing the Net. Appendix: Government Acronyms. GLOSSARY. AUTHORS INDEX. SUBJECT INDEX. NOTES. SUGGESTED READINGS. BIBLIOGRAPHY.

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