Democracy, Bureaucracy, and the Study of Administration
By (author) Camilla Stivers
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Democracy, Bureaucracy, and the Study of Administration by Camilla Stivers
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813398099
(229mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Features discussions of such issues as terrorism, torture, and homeland security. This book suggests ways for people in government to think more deeply, judge more wisely, and act more meaningfully. It offers practical steps for public servants to create spaces for citizen dialogue and engagement in public life.
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Author Biography - Camilla Stivers
Camilla Stivers is Albert A. Levin Professor of Urban Studies and Public Service at Cleveland State University.
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