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From Weber to Ellul, the neglect of ethics and normative discourse in public organizational decision-making has been an enduring theme in bureaucratic theory. A number of contemporary public administration theorists have begun to search for a solution by turning to recent developments in ethics,...
The argument that analytical philosophy should be the working philosophy of public administration is premature. Since the primary loyalty of public administrators must be to the "American regime values," rather than to elected officials, an ability to do moral philosophy is the necessary...
The operation and effectiveness of joint union-management committees in six federal government facilities were examined over a four-year period. Hypotheses derived from previous cross-sectional studies and reviews of the literature relating organizational and bargaining unit variables, labor...
Despite increasing public concern and dissatisfaction with the efficiency of government bureaucracies, there a refew existing means by which the public can hold agencies accountable for achieving greater efficiency. The accountability process can be viewed in terms of a simple feedback model:...
This article addresses the question of how federal grant administrators handle political pressures. The data originated in a study of two federal project grant programs—the US. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration and the US. Department of Housing and Urban Development's...
The Senior Executive Service (SES) was considered the cornerstone of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 by its framers. A longitudinal investigation of the SES, among employees in grade levels 13 and above in five federal agencies, reveals that after the first two years virtually none of the...
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