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Politics of the Administrative Process
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Politics of the Administrative Process

Ninth Edition


October 2023 | 480 pages | CQ Press
Efficient public administration requires a delicate balance between politics, accountability, and performance--bureaucracy must be powerful enough to be effective but also accountable to elected officials and citizens. Author Don Kettl understands that the push and pull of political forces in a democracy make the functions of bureaucracy both contentious and crucial. In The Politics of the Administrative Process, he gives students a realistic, relevant, and well-researched view of the field featuring engaging vignettes and rich examples from current events like the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ninth Edition has been thoroughly updated with an additional chapter, as well as new scholarship, data, and case studies, giving students multiple opportunities to apply ideas and analysis as they read. 
Preface

 
About the Author

 
 
1. The Foundations of Public Administration
 
2. Accountability
 
PART I: The Job of Government
 
3. What Government Does—and How It Does It
 
4. What Is Public Administration?
 
PART II: Organizational Theory and the Role of Government’s Structure
 
5. Organizational Theory
 
6. The Executive Branch
 
7. Organization Problems
 
8. Administrative Reform
 
PART III: People in Government Organizations
 
9. The Civil Service
 
10. Human Capital
 
PART IV: Making and Implementing Government Decisions
 
11. Decision Making: Rationality and Risk
 
12. Budgeting
 
13. Implementation and Performance
 
PART V: Administration in a Democracy
 
14. Regulation and the Courts
 
15. Accountability and Oversight
Glossary of Key Concepts

 

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ISBN: 9781071875551
£123.00