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The concept of organizational learning has gained increasing attention as an important approach to administrative theory and practice. This article examines some of the major models of organizational learning and argues that these different approaches, to one extent or another, have obscured the...
The amount of tax-exempt debt has dramatically grown in recent years, although this growth has slowed with the passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1986. At the same time, real rates of return on this debt have risen. These phenomena may be explained by the effects of the federal and state...
This study tests the hypotheses that graduates of master of public administration (MPA) programs are more supportive of affirmative action than are recipients of other graduate degrees and, conversely, that the principle of merit has a negative effect on such levels of support. Results show that...
The nature of judicial decision making in contemporary U.S. courts has increased the influence of statistical reasoning and professional statisticians. Statistical models proving or disproving prima face instances of discrimination in affirmative action litigation are an especially significant...
American federalism importantly shapes the nature of American public administration. This article examines various perspectives on American federalism, delineating and developing what appear to be some overarching or underlying major themes. Those themes are examined with respect to a major...
In 1974, Congress passed the Congressional Budget Control and Impoundment Act. Reformers expected the Act would aid Congress in containing the growth of federal spending. Did the reforms work-or were they just one more example of legislative reform without substantive impact? The analysis...
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