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Democracy, Bureaucracy, And The Study Of Administration

Democracy, Bureaucracy, And The Study Of Administration (Paperback)

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This anthology addresses several of the most central ideas in the field of public administration. These ideas are as relevant to public budgeting as they are to performance measurement or human resource management. Collectively and individually the essays explore what Dwight Waldo referred to as the ?political theories? of public administration: issues that are ultimately unresolvable yet crucial to understanding the nature of public administrative practice. How can democracy and efficiency be balanced? Can there be a science of administration? How should we think about administrative accountability? What is the nature of the relationship between citizen and state? Is professionalism an adequate mechanism for ensuring accountability? How efficient can or should bureaucracy be? What is proper leadership by administrators hoping to address political democracy and managerial efficiency? This ASPA Classics Volumes serves to connect the practice of public policy and administration with the normative theory base that has accrued and the models for practice that may be deduced from this theory.

BusinessEconomicsPolitical economyHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentCentral governmentCentral government policiesHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPublic administrationHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentRegional government Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc Publication Date: 26/01/2001 ISBN-13: 9780813398099  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Camilla Stivers is Albert A. Levin Professor of Urban Studies and Public Service at Cleveland State University.

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