Public Administration and Public Management

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

Collaborating to Manage

Collaborating to Manage captures the basic ideas and approaches to public management in an era where government must partner with external organizations as well as other agencies to work tog

Challenging the Performance Movement

"Accountability" is a watchword of our era. Dissatisfaction with a range of public and private institutions is widespread and often expressed in strong critical rhetoric.

Medicaid Politics

Medicaid, one of the largest federal programs in the United States, gives grants to states to provide health insurance for over 60 million low-income Americans.

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