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The role of cabinet member as policy entrepreneur has received little attention in the literature of political science and public administration. Cabinet members have no formal authority or constitutional mandate. Additionally, their identification with particular agency missions has subjected...
In this article, a theory on local government development based on extensive empirical research in Dutch local government is presented. Most public administration literature, both in the United States and in Europe, that focuses on the development of government and its bureaucracy deals entirely...
The legitimacy of public administration within the constitutional separation of powers has been repeatedly questioned. Attempts to address this challenge have emphasized the public interest as a fundamental concept in defining the administrator's role in governance. In its landmark decisions on...
Developments in public administration are better understood as rhetorical rather than scientific in Herbert Simon's meaning. Administrative arguments succeed by using the six keys to acceptance of classical rhetoric: symmetry, metaphor, ambiguity, private interest presented as public good,...
This case study compared the attitudinal behavioral outcomes of participants and nonparticipants involved in strategic cultural change. The research was conducted in a large public organization using the Human Relations Model (i.e., participation -+ satisfaction -+ organization change) to...
This article reports on a 10-item scale to measure the propensity for participative decision making (PPDM)—the proclivity of present and prospective managers for participative decision making. The scale development procedure employed suggests that PPDM is composed of two key dimensions:...
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