Active Duty Public Administration as Democratic Statesmanship

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1998-08-01
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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In Active Duty: Public Administration as Democratic Statesmanship, a distinguished group of contributors examines the role of the American civil service under the Constitution. The common concern that unites the otherwise diverse approaches of the authors is the conception of public administration as a particular form of political activity. The contributors relate administrative issues to the broader questions of political life, such as political judgment and responsibility, the Constitution and constitutionalism, and the promotion of human liberty and the common good. They aim to encourage the administrator to become a democratic statesman. Present and prospective American civil servants, as well as political scientists and political philosophers, will find this book of interest.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Some Fundamental Concerns
Introductionp. 3
American Statesmanship: Old and Newp. 5
Toqueville on Administration and for Administratorsp. 33
Public Administration and Policy Deliberation: The Case of Global Warmingp. 59
Impartiality and Administrative Statesmanshipp. 91
Theodore Lowi and the Administrative Statep. 113
Administration, Political Institutions, and the Constitution
Introductionp. 149
Bureaucratic Idealism and Executive Power: A Perspective on The Federalist's View of Public Administrationp. 151
Administrative Responsibility and the Separation of Powersp. 177
The Rhetorical Presidency and the Eclipse of Executive Power in Woodrow Wilson's Constitutional Government in the United Statesp. 195
Presidents and Their Cosmopolitan Advisers: The Nixon-Kissinger Dialoguep. 219
Limiting Bureaucratic Discretion: Competing Theories of Administrative Lawp. 237
Rebuilding Public Administration
Introductionp. 261
The Place of Constitutionalism in the Education of Public Administratorsp. 263
The Limits of Ethics: Revisiting the Origins of the America Regimep. 283
Bureaucratic Morality in the United Statesp. 305
Responsibility and Public Servicep. 321
Indexp. 339
About the Contributorsp. 345
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