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

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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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