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Bureau Men, Settlement Women: Constructing Public Administration in the Progressive Era (Studies in Government & Public Policy)
During the first two decades of the twentieth century in cities across America, both men and women struggled for urban reform but in distinctively different ways. Adhering to gender roles of the
Gender Images in Public Administration: Legitimacy and the Administrative State
Preface Chapter 1 Gender and Public Administration Chapter 2 "On Tap But Not on Top": Women in the Administrative State Chapter 3 "Sharpening a Knife Cleverly": The Dilemma of Expertise Chapter 4
Governance in Dark Times: Practical Philosophy for Public Service
AcknowledgementsIntroduction PART I: Thinking, Reason, and Truth: Philosophy for Public Service 1. Rethinking Reason after September 11 2. Public Administration and the Question of Torture 3.
Settlement Women and Bureau Men: Constructing a Usable Past for Public Administration.
In the conclusion to his early monograph on the history of public administration in the United States, John Gaus (1930) argued that the field needed a "usable past:" studies that would bring to light
An Ethic of Race for Public Administration
Remarkably little public administration scholarship has explored the dynamic of race as manifest in patterns of policy interpretation and discretionary judgments of individual administrators. We
“So Poor and So Black”: Hurricane Katrina, Public Administration, and the Issue of Race
Does racism ever shape the way public administrators make decisions? The story of Hurricane Katrina is an opportunity to consider this neglected question. Discriminatory government policies and
Public Administration Theory as a Discourse
I do not consciously consider myself a "discourse theorist." In fact, for some reason the word "discourse" makes me vaguely uneasy. I do like to think of myself as a theorist, however, and the idea
The Listening Bureaucrat: Responsiveness in Public Administration
Vision is a spectator; hearing is a participation. (John Dewey in Levin, 1989, p. 29) In public administration, "responsiveness" is a problematic concept. Democracy would seem to require
Resisting the Ascendancy of Public Management: Normative Theory and Public Administration
Abstract Though the field of public administration has historically been grounded in a tension between a science-based quest for efficiency and the essentially contested questions that mark public