ISBN-10:
1506357091
ISBN-13:
9781506357096
Pub. Date:
01/31/2017
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Politics of the Administrative Process / Edition 7

Politics of the Administrative Process / Edition 7

by Donald F. Kettl
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Overview

The third edition of Kettl (U. of Pennsylvania) and Fesler's (Yale U.) textbook has been fully updated and completely revised to place public administration even more fully within its political contexts and to focus more explicitly on how the governmental system translates broad policy ideas into frontline results. Changes to the text include revised chapters on civil service, budgeting, implementation, government regulation, judicial and legislative oversight; a new chapter on human capital; the incorporation of new issues such as homeland security; and a new appendix of 14 "ripped from the headlines" cases applying the text's theories to cutting-edge problems of practice. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506357096
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 504
Sales rank: 252,455
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Donald F. Kettl is Sid Richardson Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Volcker Alliance and the Brookings Institution.

Kettl is the author or editor of numerous books, including Can Governments Earn Our Trust? (2017); Little Bites of Big Data for Public Policy (2017); The Politics of the Administrative Process (7th edition, 2017), Escaping Jurassic Government: Restoring America’s Lost Commitment to Competence (2016), System under Stress: The Challenge to 21st Century American Democracy Homeland Security and American Politics (2014), The Next Government of the United States: Why Our Institutions Fail Us and How to Fix Them (2008), and The Global Public Management Revolution (2005).

He has received three lifetime achievement awards: the American Political Science Association’s John Gaus Award, for a lifetime of exemplary scholarship in political science and public administration; the Warner W. Stockberger Achievement Award of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources, for outstanding contributions in the field of public sector personnel management; and the Donald C. Stone Award of the American Society for Public Administration, for significant contributions to field of intergovernmental relations.

Three of his books have received national best-book awards. Kettl has twice won the Louis Brownlow Book Award of the National Academy of Public Administration for the best book published in public administration: The Transformation of Governance (2002); and System under Stress: Homeland Security and American Politics (2005). His book, Escaping Jurassic Government: How to Recover America’s Lost Commitment to Competence, won the 2016 award for book of the year from the American Society for Public Administration.

Kettl holds a PhD in political science from Yale University. Prior to his appointment at the University of Texas at Austin, he taught at the University of Maryland, where he served as Dean of the School of Public Policy. He has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, the University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a fellow of Phi Beta Kappa and the National Academy of Public Administration.

Kettl has consulted broadly for government organizations at all levels, in the United States and abroad, including most recently the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He has appeared frequently in national and international media, including National Public Radio, the Fox News Channel, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” and “The Situation Room,” the Huffington Post, as well as public television’s News Hour and the BBC. He is a regular columnist for Governing magazine, which is read by state and local government officials around the country. He chaired two gubernatorial blue-ribbon commissions for the Wisconsin state government, one on campaign finance reform and the other on government structure and finance.

Kettl is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers, along with his wife, Sue.


James W. Fesler, who died in 2005, was the Alfred Cowles Professor Emeritus of Government at Yale University. He received the Dwight Waldo Award of the American Society for Public Administration “for distinguished contributions to the professional literature of public administration” and the John Gaus Award in 1988. His books include Area and Administration, The Independence of State Regulatory Agencies, and a special new edition of Area and Administration, which appeared posthumously in 2008.

Table of Contents

Accountability
PART ONE: THE JOB OF GOVERNMENT
What is Public Administration?
What Government Does—And How It Does It
PART TWO: ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT’S STRUCTURE
Organizational Theory
The Executive Branch
Organization Problems
Administrative Reform
PART THREE: PEOPLE IN GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS
The Civil Service
Human Capital
PART FOUR: MAKING AND IMPLEMENTING GOVERNMENT DECISIONS
Decision Making
Budgeting
Implementation
PART FIVE: ADMINISTRATION IN A DEMOCRACY
Regulation and the Courts
Executive Power and Political Accountability

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