Public Administration (SAGE Library of the Public Sector)

Public Administration (SAGE Library of the Public Sector)

By: B. Guy Peters (editor), Jon Pierre (editor)Hardback

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This new six- volume collection brings together a number of the major statements in the literature surrounding public administration and its role in government. Public administration is essential to the effective functioning of governments, as it involves not only implementing public policies but also providing policy advice to political leaders. While the recent emphasis on public management in the academic literature, as well as in the "real world" of governing, has tended to de-emphasize the significance of public administration, this collection examines the vital importance of the public bureaucracy in producing public services and in serving the public. Efficiency is not the only important value for public administration. Service, effectiveness, responsiveness, probity and accountability are equally as crucial. The readings in this major work cover the wide array of topics in public administration, blending classics in the field with more recent scholarship. Comparative in its approach, this collection is designed for both academics and practitioners across the world. Volume One: Fundamental Issues in Public Administration Volume Two: People In Public Administration Volume Three: The Political Role of Public Administration Volume Four: Implementation and Service Provision Volume Five: Bureaucracy in Particular Settings. Volume Six: Accountability and Control

About Author

B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at the University of Pittsburgh. He has written extensively in the areas of public administration and public policy, both for the United States and comparatively. Among his recent publications are the Handbook of Public Administration and The Quest for Control: Politicization of the Public Service. I am a research professor in the department of political science, University of Gothenburg. I am also adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh and at the Nordland University in Bodoe, Norway. I have held numerous overseas visiting appointments, most recently at the City University of Hong Kong, University of Melbourne and University of Auckland.


VOLUME ONE: FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Part One: Fundamental Works The Study of Administration - Woodrow Wilson Bureaucracy and Bureaucratization - S. Eisenstadt Nonmarket Decision-Making: The Peculiar Economics of Bureaucracy - William Niskanen Administrative Decision-Making - Herbert Simon Part Two: History of Public Administration Wang Anshi and the Origins of Modern Public Administration in Song Dynasty China - Wolfgang Drechsler Administrative History of the United States of America: Development and State of the Art - Jos Raadschelders Administrative Legacies in Western Europe - Fabio Rugge Part Three: Organizations in Public Administration Ode to Luther Gulick: Span of Control and Organizational Performance - Kenneth Meier and John Bohte Institutional Isomorphism and Public Sector Organizations - Peter Frumkin and Joseph Galaskiewicz The Design of Public Agencies: Overcoming Agency Costs and Commitment Problems - Kutsal Yesilkagit How Bureaucratic Structure Matters: An Organizational Perspective - Morten Egeberg Part Four: Reforming the Public Sector 40 Years of Public Management Reform In UK Central Government - Promises, Promises... - Christopher Pollitt The Global Revolution in Public Management: Driving Themes, Missing Links - Donald Kettl Globalization and Administrative Reform: What Is Happening in Theory? - Laurence Lynn Jr. The Middle-Aging of New Public Management: into the Age of Paradox? - Christopher Hood and Guy Peters Part Five: The Future of Public Administration New Public Governance in Westminster Systems: Impartial Public Administration and Management Performance at Risk - Peter Aucoin Maybe It Is time to Rediscover Bureaucracy - Johan Olsen From Responsiveness to Collaboration: Governance, Citizens, and the Next Generation of Public Administration - Eran Vigoda The New Public Service: Steering Rather than Steering - Robert Denhardt and Janet Vinzant Denhardt VOLUME TWO: PEOPLE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Part Six: Civil Service Systems and Alternatives Top Civil Servants under Contract - Per Laegreid Canada's Senior Public Service and the Typology of Bargains: From the Hierarchy of Senior Civil Servants to a Community of `Controlled' Entrepreneurs - Jacques Bourgault Comprehensive Reform and Public Administration in Post-Communist States - Tony Verheijen Revisiting Politicization: Political Advisers and Public Servants in Westminster Systems - Chris Eichbaum and Richard Shaw Part Seven: Representative Bureaucracy Lipstick or Logarithms: Gender, Institutional Context, and Representative Bureaucracy - Lael Keiser et al. What Drives the Implementation of Diversity Management Programs? Evidence from Public Organizations - David Pitts et al. Rethinking Diversity for Public Organizations in the 21st Century: Moving toward a Multicultural Model - Sally Coleman Selden and Frank Selden A Contingency Approach to Representative Bureaucracy: Power, Equal Opportunities and Diversity - Sandra Groeneveld & Steven Van de Walle Part Eight: Motivations, Values and Rewards Managing Conflicting Public Values: Governing with Integrity and Effectiveness - Gjalt de Graaf and Zeger Van der Wal Bringing Society In: Toward a Theory of Public Sector Motivation - James Perry Public Service and Motivation: Does Mission Matter - Bradley Wright Into an Age of Multiple Austerities?: Public Management and Public Service Bargains across OECD Countries - Martin Lodge and Christopher Hood VOLUME THREE: THE POLITICAL ROLE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Part Nine: Politicians and Bureaucrats I: Policy Advice An Evaluation Crucible: Evaluating Policy Advice in Australian Central Agencies - Michael Di Francesco Power Resources of Parliamentary Executives: Policy Advice in the UK and Germany - Julia Fleischer When Does Power Listen to Truth? A Constructivist Approach to the Policy Process - Peter Haas Policy Analysis, Science and Politics: From `Speaking Truth to Power' to `Making Sense Together' - Robert Hoppe Part Ten: Politicians and Bureaucrats II: Patterns of Interaction Structure and Process, Politics and Policy: Administrative Arrangements and the Political Control of Agencies - Matthew McCubbins, Roger Noll and Barry Weingast Ministers and top officials in the Dutch Core Executive: Living Together, Growing Apart? - Paul 'T Hart and Anchrit Wille Bureaucrats as Public Policy-Makers and Their Self-Interests. - Morten Egeberg The New Public Management Reforms in Asia: A Comparison of South and Southeast Asian Countries - Ramanie Samartunge, Quamrul Alam and Julian Teicher Part Eleven: Bureaucracy and Interest Groups A Bias toward Business? Interest Group Influence on the US Bureaucracy - Jason Webb Yackee and Susan Webb Yackee Interests, Influence and Information: Comparing the Influence of Interest Groups in the European Union - Adam William Chalmers Labour Market Organizations' Participation in Swedish Public Policymaking - Torsten Svensson and PerOla OEberg Networks: Reified Metaphor or Governance Panacea? - Tanja Boerzel Part Twelve: Policy Making and the Bureaucracy Bringing Politics Back In: Towards a Model of the Developmental State - Adrian Leftwich Making Sense of Public Value: Concepts, Critiques, and Emergent Meanings - John Alford and Janine O'Flynn Why Bureaucratic Structure Matters for the Implementation of Democratic Governance Programs - Agnes Cornell Part Thirteen: Bureaucracy and Budgeting Beyond `Best Practice' and `Basics First' in Adopting Performance Budgeting Reform - Matthew Andrews Budget Reform in OECD Member Countries: Common Trends - Jon Bloendal A Budget for All Seasons? Why the Traditional Budget Lasts - Aaron Wildavsky Public Sector Growth: Comparing Politicians' and Administrators' Spending Preferences - Dag Ingvar Jacobsen VOLUME FOUR: IMPLEMENTATION AND SERVICE PROVISION Part Fourteen: Implementation Implementation Structures: A New Unit of Administrative Analysis - Benny Hjern and David Porter The Thesis of Incongruent Implementation: Revisiting Pressman and Wildavsky - Peter Hupe Synthesizing the Implementation Literature: The Ambiguity-Conflict Model of Policy Implementation - Richard Matland Implementation Perspectives: Status and Reconsideration - Soren Winter Part Fifteen: Street Level Bureaucracy Mind the Gap: Dimensions and Influence of Street-level Divergence - Anat Gofen Policy Work: Street-level Organizations under New Managerialism - Evelyn Brodkin Street-level Bureaucracy and Public Accountability - Peter Hupe And Michael Hill Part sixteen: Networks and Other Alternative Modes of Implementation Social Movements and Policy Implementation: The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and the War on Poverty, 1965 to 1971 - Kenneth Andrews Policy Implementation: The Organizational Challenge - Benjamin Crosby Policy Implementation through Bargaining: The Case of Federal Grants-in-Aid - Helen Ingram Combining Structure, Governance, and Context: A Configurational Approach to Network Effectiveness - Joerg Raab, Remco Mannak and Bart Camre Part seventeen: Instruments in Public Administration Design Principles for Policy Mixes: Cohesion and Coherence in `New Governance' Arrangements - Michael Howlett and Jeremy Rayner Instruments of Government: Perceptions and Contexts - Stephen Linder and B. Guy Peters The Swiss Army Knife of Government - Roderick Macdonald Behavioral Assumptions of Policy Tools - Anne Schneider and Helen Ingram VOLUME FIVE: BUREAUCRACY IN PARTICULAR SETTINGS Part Eighteen: Public Administration in the European Union Agency Growth between Autonomy and Accountability: The European Police Office as a `Living Institution' - Madalina Busuioc, Deirdre Curtin and Martijn Groenleer EU-level Agencies: New Executive Centre Formation or Vehicles for National Control? - Morten Egeberg and Jarle Trondal Several Roads Lead to International Norms, but Few via International Socialization: The Case of the European Commission - Liesbet Hooghe Part Nineteen: Latin American Bureaucracy Public Administration and Public Sector Reform in Latin America - Jorge Nef New Wine in Old Bottles: How New Democracies Deal with Inherited Bureaucratic Apparatuses: The Experiences of Mexico and Spain - Guillermo Cejudo Part Twenty: Public Administration in Africa Public Sector Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa: What Can Be Learnt from the Civil Service Improvement Programme in Ghana? - K. Antwi, F. Analour and D. Nana-Agyekum The Politics of Bureau Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa - Janice Caulfield Part Twenty-One: Public Administration in Asia The Politics of Administrative Reform in Asia: Paradigms and Legacies, Paths and Diversities - Anthony Cheung Administrative Reform in Japan: Past Development and Future Trends - Toshiyuki Masujima Administrative Reform and Tidal Waves from Regime Shifts: Tsunamis in Thailand's Political and Administrative History - Bidhya Bowornwathana The Politics of Administrative Reform in East and South-East Asia: from Gridlock to Continuous Self-Improvement? - Martin Painter Part Twenty-Two: Bureaucracy in International Organizations Does Bureaucracy Really Matter?: The Authority of Intergovernmental Treaty Secretariats in Global Environmental Politics - Steffen Bauer `To Be, But Not to Be Seen': Exploring the Impact of International Civil Servants - Xu Yi-Chong and Patrick Weller Organizational Culture in a Multicultural Organization - Robert McLaren International Bureaucracy: The Myth and Reality of the International Civil Service - Thomas Weiss VOLUME SIX: ACCOUNTABILITY AND CONTROL Part Twenty-Three: Accountability: General Issues Analysing and Assessing Accountability: A Conceptual Framework - Mark Bovens `Accountability': An Ever-Expanding Concept? - Richard Mulgan Accountability as a Bureaucratic Minefield: Lessons from a Comparative Study - Edward Page Does Horizontal Accountability Work?: Evaluating Potential Remedies for the Accountability Deficit of Agencies - Thomas Schillemans Part Twenty-Four: Accountability II: Transparency and Openness Indignation or Resignation: The Implication of Transparency for Societal Accountability - Monika Bauhr and Marcia Grimes Administrative Discretion in the Transparent Bureaucracy - Hwang-Sun Kang Perceptions of Transparency of Government Policy-Making: A Cross-National Study - Jeannine Relly and Meghna Sabharwal Part Twenty-Five: Accountability-Controlling Corruption Administrative Corruption - Gerald Caiden and Naomi Caiden Globalization and Corruption Control in Asian Countries - Jon Quah Motivation, Discretion and Corruption - Illoong Kwon Why Do Some Regions in Europe Have Higher Quality of Government? - Nicholas Charron and Victor Lapuente

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 2128
  • ID: 9781446294222
  • weight: 3990
  • ISBN10: 1446294226

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