Administrative Renewal: Reorganization Commissions in the 20th Century

Administrative Renewal: Reorganization Commissions in the 20th Century

By: Ronald C. Moe (author)Paperback

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The intent of Administrative Renewal is to study the evolution of executive branch organization during the recently completed 20th century. The approach selected for the exercise is to review the "landmark commissions," such as the Hoover Commissions of mid-century, to determine how and why they were created and what they accomplished. The objective is to study each of the commissions to determine how they interpreted their mission and what others concluded about their successes and failures.

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Ronald C. Moe is a Fellow at the Center for the Study of American Government, Johns Hopkins University.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Evolving Theoretical Foundations of the Executive Branch: The Federalist Creation; Organizational Management in the 19th Century; Progressivism and Its Values; Rise and Decline of Orthodoxy; Heterodoxy: Deconstructing the State; New Public Managemen Chapter 3 Landmark Commissions: Keep Commission (1905-1909); President's Commission on Economy and Efficiency (1910-1913); Joint Committee on Reorganization (1921-1924); Reorganization Authority (1930-1933); President's Committee on Administrative Management Chapter 4 The Future of Reorganization Commissions Chapter 5 Selected Bibliography Chapter 6 Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/05/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780761825449
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 164
  • ID: 9780761825449
  • weight: 213
  • ISBN10: 0761825444

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