Refounding Democratic Public Administration: Modern Paradoxes, Postmodern Challenges / Edition 1

Refounding Democratic Public Administration: Modern Paradoxes, Postmodern Challenges / Edition 1

by James F. Wolf
     
 

ISBN-10: 080395977X

ISBN-13: 9780803959774

Pub. Date: 05/29/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The contributors to this volume contend that the North American political system is undergoing a serious governmental crisis - political leaders know only how to campaign, not how to gain consensus on goals or direct a course that is to the good of the nation. Public administration is therefore forced to compensate for the growing inadequacy of the 'leaders', and

Overview

The contributors to this volume contend that the North American political system is undergoing a serious governmental crisis - political leaders know only how to campaign, not how to gain consensus on goals or direct a course that is to the good of the nation. Public administration is therefore forced to compensate for the growing inadequacy of the 'leaders', and with a normative-based body of theorizing, perform its key role of governance within a democratic system of polycentric power.

The book offers a revisualization of the relationship between public servants and the citizens they serve, and a continuing discourse on how public administration can constructively balance forces of change and stability in order for democr

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803959774
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/29/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Gary L Wamsley and James F Wolf
Can a High-Modern Project Find Happiness in a Postmodern Era?
On Governance and Reinventing Government - Richard T Green and Lawrence Hubbell
Fencing in the Inherently Governmental Debate - Larkin Dudley
Public-Institutional Processes and Democratic Governance - Joy A Clay
What a Difference a State Makes - John A Rohr
Reflections on Governance in France
Moving beyond Prescriptions - James F Wolf
Making Sense of Public Administration Action Contexts
Administering in the Public Interest - Thomas J Barth
The Facilitative Role for Public Administrators
Postmodernism, Public Administration and the Public Interest - O C Mc Swite
The Public Administration and the Problem of the Presidency - Larry M Lane
Refusing to Get It Right - Camilla Stivers
Citizenship, Difference and the Refounding Project
Understanding Social Processes - Lisa Weinberg
The Key to Democratic Governance
The Maturation of Public Administration - Linda F Dennard
The Search for a Democratic Identity
Thinking Government - John H Little
Bringing Democratic Awareness to Public Administration
A Public Philosophy and Ontological Disclosure as the Basis for Normatively Grounded Theorizing in Public Administration - Gary L Wamsley

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