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Politics of the Administrative Process / Edition 3

Politics of the Administrative Process / Edition 3


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568029344
Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 546
Product dimensions: 7.47(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

Donald F. Kettl is Dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Prior to his appointment, he was the Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Political Science. Kettl is the author of numerous books, including The Next Government of the United States: Why Our Institutions Fail Us and How to Fix Them, The Global Public Management Revolution, and Leadership at the Fed. Kettl has twice won the Louis Brownlow Award for the best book in public administration, for The Transformation of Governance: Public Administration for Twenty-first Century America in 2003 and System under Stress: Homeland Security and American Politics in 2005. In 2008, he was awarded the John Gaus Award of the American Political Science Association for lifetime contributions to the scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration. Kettl has consulted broadly for government organizations and is a regular columnist for Governing magazine.

Table of Contents

1. Accountability
PART I: The Job of Government
2. What Government Does—And How It Does It
3. The Meaning of Public Administration
PART II: Organizational Theory and the Role of Government’s Structure
4. Organizational Theory
5. The Executive Branch
6. Organization Problems
7. Administrative Reform
PART III: People in Government Organizations
8. The Civil Service
9. Human Capital
PART IV: Making and Implementing Government Decisions
10. Decision Making
11. Budgeting
12. Implementation
PART V: Administration in a Democracy
13. Regulation and the Courts
14. Executive Power and Political Accountability

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