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One of the most significant problems of bureaucracy in a democratic polity is how to achieve a tolerable coexistence between political and managerial control. When these aspects of control get out of balance, certain pathologies occur. This paper seeks to draw lessons from a study of the Federal...
What do administrators do when established procedures get in the way of getting work done? They change the procedures. Because procedures, however, may have been originally installed to impose controls that ensure neutrality and obedience to political masters or equity in the delivery of public...
Administrative ethics in the 20th century is marked in part by the adoption of classic utilitarian decision-making techniques that try to maximize good effect in the lives of the citizenry. However despite a plethora of widely used quantitative techniques spawned by utilitarianism, the practical...
Over the past several decades a number of empirical studies have demonstrated that job-satisfaction levels vary widely in the American labor force. The effect of age, tenure, salary, job type, job level, and work environment on an employee's job satisfaction has been extensively discussed....
The rising cost of health care benefits is posing a serious threat to municipal budgets. Despite the seriousness of this challenge, public administration has paid little attention to the subject of municipal health care benefits. This article seeks to remedy this situation by presenting findings...
This paper describes the development, implementation and evaluation of a successful performance appraisal system for probationary police officers for a medium-sized (330,000) Mid-Atlantic city. The case study summarizes the factors that contributed to the adoption of the performance appraisal...
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