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Jewish cultural sources include scriptural narrative, Talmudic discourse, legal and ethical code, case law, and municipal regulation, developed over some 4 millennia of recorded history under a broad variety of diverse social and political circumstances. Nevertheless, they are rarely invoked as...
The transformation of countries in Eastern Europe involves sweeping changes in the scope and roles of national and local governments. The reallocation of economic activities between the public and private sectors and decentralization from national to local governments are complex and difficult...
For states, the budget burdens precipitated by Medicaid call for innovative measures that result in true economic savings. Nearly all states are engaged in reforming their Medicaid organizations to meet the costs of increased financial responsibility. This article considers the issue of health...
Is there a metaphor for bureaucracy relevant to organizations in the 1990s? The author explores this question by reconstructing Weber's "iron cage. " After defining bureaucracy using the two traditional metaphors, the author sets forth the notion of the iron cage as playground apparatus. This...
This article seeks to better identify Edmund Burke's views on human reason and human nature, tradition, representation, and law, and the implications of these views for public administration. Parallels between Burke's thought and that of the Founders (Founding Fathers) are examined. Also, the...
Structural evolution of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is studied with organizational theory. NIH's transition from a functional to a market divisional structure as the agency's client biomedical research community underwent segmentation is described using as case examples the formation...
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