In Active Duty: Public Administration as Democratic Statesmanship, a distinguished group of contributors examines the role of the American civil service under the Constitution. The common concern that unites the otherwise diverse approaches of the authors is the conception of public administration as a particular form of political activity. The contributors relate administrative issues to the broader questions of political life, such as political judgment and responsibility, the Constitution and constitutionalism, and the promotion of human liberty and the common good. They aim to encourage the administrator to become a democratic statesman. Present and prospective American civil servants, as well as political scientists and political philosophers, will find this book of interest.
Peter Augustine Lawler is professor of political science at Berry College in Georgia. His most recent book is Poets, Princes, and Private Citizens (Rowman & Littlefield), which he edited with Joseph Knippenberg. Robert Martin Schaefer is associate professor of political science at the University of Mobile. He edited The American Experiment (Rowman & Littlefield), with Peter Lawler. David Lewis Schaefer is professor of political science at the College of the Holy Cross. He is the author of The Political Philosophy of Montaigne.
Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 Part I. Some Fundamental Concerns Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 American Statesmanship: Old and New Chapter 5 Toqueville on Administration and for Administrators Chapter 6 Public Administration and Policy Deliberation: The Case of Global Warming Chapter 7 Impartiality and Administrative Statesmanship Chapter 8 Theodore Lowi and the Administrative State Part 9 Part II. Administration, Political Institutions, and the Constitution Chapter 10 Introduction Chapter 11 Bureaucratic Idealism and Executive Power: A Perspective on The Federalist's View of Public Administration Chapter 12 Administrative Responsibility and the Separation of Powers Chapter 13 The Rhetorical Presidency and the Eclipse of Executive Power in Woodrow Wilson's Constitutional Government in the United States Chapter 14 Presidents and Their Cosmopolitan Advisors: The Nixon-Kissinger Dialogue Chapter 15 Limiting Bureaucratic Discretion: Competing Theories of Administrative Law Part 16 Part III. Rebuilding Public Administration Chapter 17 Introduction Chapter 18 The Place of Constitutionalism in the Education of Public Administrators Chapter 19 The Limits of Ethics: Revisiting the Origins of the America Regime Chapter 20 Bureaucratic Morality in the United States Chapter 21 Responsibility and Public Service Chapter 22 Index