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Public Administration

Public Administration

Six Volume Set
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December 2014 | 2 128 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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



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
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
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 Öberg
Networks: Reified Metaphor or Governance Panacea?

Tanja Börzel
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

Jón Blöndal
A Budget for All Seasons? Why the Traditional Budget Lasts

Aaron Wildavsky
Public Sector Growth: Comparing Politicians’ and Administrators’ Spending Preferences

Dag Ingvar Jacobsen
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

Søren 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

Jörg Raab, Remco Mannak and Bart Camré
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
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
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