Scenarios in Public Administration focuses on the broad topics of leadership, human relationship management, technical, administrative, and political concepts for students of public administration. There are many individuals who have the technical proficiencies and are administratively competent, but they do not possess the political skills needed to succeed. Political influence is frequently learned on the job, and the process is a long one. By adding the political element, this work goes beyond the normal coursework taught in MPA and related programs. This collection can be used throughout the MPA program in a number of courses, including Public Policy Analysis, Personal Administration, and Seminar of Public Administration.
Dr. Robert Daniello is a retired police Captain with over thirty years of service. He has served as a consultant to local governments for the State of New Jersey Treasury Department. Dr. Paulette Laubsch is Associate Professor at Farleigh Dickinson University. She teaches a variety of courses in the Master of Administrative Science Program.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Purpose of the Book Chapter 4 How to Use the Book Chapter 5 Introduction Chapter 6 Previous Experience Chapter 7 1. The Maginot Line Theory: Using Old Solutions to Solve New Problems Chapter 8 2. Seniority versus Education: Resurrection of an Old Debate Chapter 9 3. EAP Referral: Overreaction or Organizational Necessity? Chapter 10 4. The Police Matrix: Toward a More Efficient Division of Labor Chapter 11 5. To Approve or Dissaprove?:That is the Question Chapter 12 6. A Performance Appraisal Process:Form over Function? Chapter 13 7. Job Satisfaction: In the Eya of the Beholder Chapter 14 8. Disciplinary Action: Step-by-step a Losing Process Chapter 15 9. The Perils of Bureaucracy: A Fait Accompli in Public Sector Organizations Chapter 16 10. The Report is Past-due: Publish of Perish! Chapter 17 11. Midnight in the Cental District: The Big Red Truck That Went Away Chapter 18 12. Mercy! Floor-by floor the Nurses Silently Roar Chapter 19 13. Sweeping the Budget Crisis under the Rug: Blaming the Little Guys for a Big Problem Chapter 20 14. Saturday Night Live: A Walk in the Park Chapter 21 15. Third-to-first: One Out Chapter 22 16. Propose or Oppose : What's and "Advocate" To Do? Chapter 23 17. Shame, Shame, Shame: Looking for a Person to Blame Chapter 24 18. Disaster Planning: The Decision Making Process in Ridgevale Chapter 25 19. Creative Financing: A New Source for Funding Essential Services Chapter 26 20. The Express Elevator to the Top Floor: Hop Aboard! Chapter 27 21. Stepping Up to the Plate: Decision Time in Birchwood Park Chapter 28 22. The Coach Evan P. Stocker Memorial: Boom or Bust for Peton Township? Chapter 29 23. The SLFD's Bravest: We're not Yellow! Chapter 30 24. A Tale of Two Cities: It is the Best of Times, and the Worst of Times Chapter 31 25. The Clash between Idealism and Realism: Or, "They Never Taught Me the P-word in College" Chapter 32 26. Building the "Big Box" of "Green Side Up": Thomasville's Zoning Predicament Chapter 33 27. Something for the Both of Us?: Or a Problem for One of Us? Chapter 34 28. Lost in Space: We Can't Find Julie Again Chapter 35 29. Rosehill's Outreach Program: What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate Chapter 36 30. Along the Blue Light Highway: Migration or Revitalization? Chapter 37 31. The French Connection: A Neighborhood's Tipping Point? Chapter 38 Bibliography Chapter 39 About the Authors