Public Administration and Public Management

Federal Service and the Constitution

Conceived during the turbulent period of the late 1960s when 'rights talk' was ubiquitous, Federal Service and the Constitution, a landmark study first published in 1971, strove to understand how t

China's Sent-Down Generation

During China's Cultural Revolution, Chairman Mao Zedong's "rustication program" resettled 17 million urban youths, known as "sent downs," to the countryside for manual labor and socialist reeducati

Managing Disasters through Public-Private Partnerships

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, generated a great deal of discussion in public policy and disaster management circles about the importance of incr

Beyond Machiavelli

In this new edition of Beyond Machiavelli, Beryl Radin updates her popular overview of the field of policy analysis.

Work and the Welfare State

Work and the Welfare State places street-level organizations at the analytic center of welfare-state politics, policy, and management.

Creating Effective Rules in Public Sector Organizations

The creation of rules that govern processes or behavior is essential to any organization, but these rules are often maligned for creating inefficiencies.

Program Budgeting and the Performance Movement

Formal systems of comprehensive planning and performance-based management have a long if disappointing history in American government.

Pathways of Power

While civics textbooks describe an idealized model of "how a bill becomes law;" journalists often emphasize special interest lobbying and generous campaign contributions to Congress; and other text

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