ISBN-10:
1506357091
ISBN-13:
9781506357096
Pub. Date:
01/31/2017
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Politics of the Administrative Process / Edition 7

Politics of the Administrative Process / Edition 7

by Donald F. Kettl
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ISBN-13: 9781506357096
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 504
Sales rank: 145,746
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(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

Accountability
PART ONE: THE JOB OF GOVERNMENT
What is Public Administration?
What Government Does—And How It Does It
PART TWO: ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT’S STRUCTURE
Organizational Theory
The Executive Branch
Organization Problems
Administrative Reform
PART THREE: PEOPLE IN GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS
The Civil Service
Human Capital
PART FOUR: MAKING AND IMPLEMENTING GOVERNMENT DECISIONS
Decision Making
Budgeting
Implementation
PART FIVE: ADMINISTRATION IN A DEMOCRACY
Regulation and the Courts
Executive Power and Political Accountability

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