You are looking at  1-18 of 18 articles  for:

  • Public Administration x
  • U.S. Politics x
Clear All

View:

A Gendered Legacy?: The Progressive Reform Era Revisited  

Hindy Lauer Schachter

Print publication date:
Oct 2010
Online publication date:
Jan 2011
This article explores some of the impacts feminist scholarship has had on the understanding of the Progressive period and the development of the study of American bureaucracy. It first ... More

Hugh Heclo, “Issue Networks and the Executive Establishment”  

Volker Schneider

Print publication date:
Mar 2015
Online publication date:
Jul 2016
This chapter comments on Hugh Heclo’s 1978 paper “Issue Networks and the Executive Establishment,” an innovative analysis of modern politics based on four analytical perspectives of public ... More

Leading Through Cultural Change  

Anne M. Khademian

Print publication date:
Oct 2010
Online publication date:
Jan 2011
This article explores the state of the literature focused on leadership and culture change. It begins by investigating the debate over culture as a leadership tool. The conceptual ... More

Legislative Delegation of Authority to Bureaucratic Agencies  

George A. Krause

Print publication date:
Oct 2010
Online publication date:
Jan 2011
This article discusses the ‘first generation’ of research on the core rationale underlying the delegation choice confronting legislatures vis-à-vis executive discretion. It also describes ... More

Myths, Markets, and the Visible Hand of American Bureaucracy  

H. George Frederickson and Edmund C. Stazyk

Print publication date:
Oct 2010
Online publication date:
Jan 2011
This article presents an overview of the logic of neoclassical economics as applied to market-based administrative reforms. Next, it summarizes the thinking of three scholarly titans whose ... More

Networking in the Shadow of Bureaucracy  

Michaels McGuire and Robert Agranoff

Print publication date:
Oct 2010
Online publication date:
Jan 2011
This article first defines what is meant by networks and how they became central concerns in American bureaucracy. It illustrates how networks have become vital for exploring and promoting ... More

Organizational Structure and Presidential Decision Making  

John P. Burke

Print publication date:
Aug 2009
Online publication date:
May 2010
Three important works began to capture the impact of organization upon the presidency: Richard Tanner Johnson's Managing the White House (1974), Irving Janis' Victims of Groupthink (1972), ... More

Policymaking, Bureaucratic Discretion, and Overhead Democracy  

Samuel Workman, Bryan D. Jones, and Ashley E. Jochim

Print publication date:
Oct 2010
Online publication date:
Jan 2011
This article starts by presenting a general overview of the roots of debates over control of the American bureaucracy as expressed in three major traditions informing its study: the ... More

Prerogative Power and Presidential Politics  

Richard M. Pious

Print publication date:
Aug 2009
Online publication date:
May 2010
This article uses the broadest possible definition of presidential prerogative, covering all powers a president may claim from the Constitution. Prerogative politics involves the ... More

Presidential Transitions  

James P. Pfiffner

Print publication date:
Aug 2009
Online publication date:
May 2010
This article begins by exploring the development and increasing complexity of the transition of the presidency in the second half of the twentieth century. It also explores the key elements ... More

“Presidentializing” the Bureaucracy  

Robert F. Durant and William G. Resh

Print publication date:
Oct 2010
Online publication date:
Jan 2011
This article reviews how students of the presidency, policy implementation, public policy, public management, and public administration have identified three sets of factors as critically ... More

The Promises and Paradoxes of Performance‐Based Bureaucracy  

Donald P. Moynihan

Print publication date:
Oct 2010
Online publication date:
Jan 2011
This article begins by exploring the adoption of performance management systems, scouring the best research available to understand why results-based reforms have proven so popular. The ... More

Promises, Perils, and Performance of Netcentric Bureaucracy  

Sharon L. Caudle

Print publication date:
Oct 2010
Online publication date:
Jan 2011
This article starts by presenting a review of what a PSKN focus entails, and this is followed by a discussion of its potential benefits. Network collaboration relies heavily on acquiring ... More

Race, Ethnicity, and American Immigration Policy  

Anna O. Law and Daniel Tichenor

From the earliest days of U.S. nationhood, race and ethnicity have profoundly influenced the politics and governance of immigration. To be sure, this policy arena has been shaped by a ... More

Reluctant Partners?: Nonprofit Collaboration, Social Entrepreneurship, and Leveraged Volunteerism  

Wolfgang Bielefeld, James L. Perry, and Ann Marie Thomson

Print publication date:
Oct 2010
Online publication date:
Jan 2011
This article puts three types of emerging nonprofit relationships in context as emblematic of America's historical tensions between individualism and community: collaborations with ... More

Street‐Level Bureaucracy Theory  

Steven Maynard‐Moody and Shannon Portillo

Print publication date:
Oct 2010
Online publication date:
Jan 2011
This article first summarizes the foundational works in Street Level Bureaucracy Theory (SLBT) written in the late 1970s and early 1980s by Lipsky and his colleagues. Key characteristics ... More

Tocqueville's Interesting Error: On Journalism and Democracy  

Michael Schudson

Print publication date:
May 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2011
This chapter takes a look at Alexis de Tocqueville's error with regards to the role of newspapers in democratic life, and tries to show where his view of the press went off course. It ... More

Welfare Policy in New York State  

Cathy M. Johnson and Thomas L. Gais

Print publication date:
Sep 2012
Online publication date:
Dec 2012
This article examines the welfare policy in New York State. In a new period of tight public resources, New York confronted the fact that making work pay is costly and does not address the ... More

View: