The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-12-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy identifies major issues and trends, critically takes stock of the state of knowledge, and ponders where future research is most promising in future study of the administrative state in America. Unprecedented in scope, methodological diversity, scholarly viewpoint, and substantive integration, this volume is invaluable for assessing where the study of American bureaucracy stands at the end of the first decadeof the 21st century, and where leading scholars think it should go in the future.

Author Biography

Robert F. Durant is Professor of Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public Affairs at American University, where he is also Chair of the Department of Public Administration and Policy. He has authored or co-authored national award-winning articles and books in the fields of Public Administration, Public Policy, Public Management, the Presidency, and Environmental and Natural Resources Policy. He has received the Charles H. Levine Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Administration research, teaching, and service, and is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction
1. A Heritage Made Our Own, Robert F. Durant
Part Two: Reconceptualizing The History of American Bureaucracy?
2. Historical Institutionalism, Political Development, and the Study of American Bureaucracy, David Brian Robertson
3. The 'First New Federalism' and the Development of the Administrative State, 1883-1929, Kimberley Johnson
4. A Gendered Legacy? The Progressive Reform Era Revisited, Hindy Lauer Schachter
5. Reevaluating Executive-Centered Public Administrative Theory, David H. Rosenbloom
6. Metaphors and the Development of American Bureaucracy, Jonathan G.S. Koppell
7. Herbert Hoover's Revenge: Politics, Policy, and Administrative Reform Movements, Robert F. Durant
Part Three: Rethinking Rationality in American Bureaucracy?
8. Agency Theory and the Bureaucracy, B. Dan Wood
9. Agency Design and Evolution, Amy B. Zegart
10. Goal Ambiguity and the Study of American Bureaucracy, Hal G. Rainey
11. Street-Level Bureaucracy Theory, Steven Maynard-Moody and Shannon Portillo
12. The Promises and Paradoxes of Performance-Based Bureaucracy, Donald P. Moynihan
13. Leading Through Cultural Change, Anne M. Khademian
14. Postmodernism, Bureaucracy, and Democracy, Ralph P. Hummel and Camilla Stivers
Part Four: Redrawing the Boundaries of American Bureaucracy?
15. Myths, Markets, and the 'Visible Hand' of American Bureaucracy, H. George Frederickson and Edmund C. Stazyk
16. Networking in the Shadow of Bureaucracy, Michael McGuire and Robert Agranoff
17. The Promises, Performance, and Pitfalls of Government Contracting, Jocelyn M. Johnston and Barbara S. Romzek
18. 18. Reluctant Partners? Nonprofit Collaboration, Social Entrepreneurship, and Leveraged Volunteerism, Wolfgang Bielefeld, James L. Perry, and Ann Marie Thomson
19. Policy Tools, Mandates, and Intergovernmental Relations, Beryl A. Radin and Paul Posner
20. Promises, Perils, and Performance of Netcentric Bureaucracy, Sharon L. Caudle
21. Multilevel Methods in the Study of Bureaucracy, Carolyn J. Heinrich and Carolyn J. Hill
Part Five: Recalibrating Politics, Responsiveness, and Accountability in American Bureaucracy?
22. Legislative Delegation of Authority to Bureaucratic Agencies, George A. Krause
23. 'Presidentializing' the Bureaucracy, Robert F. Durant and William G. Resh
24. Bureaucracy, Democracy, and Judicial Review, Jerry L. Mashaw
25. Interest Groups, Rulemaking, and American Bureaucracy, Cornelius Kerwin, Scott Furlong, and William West
26. Policymaking, Bureaucratic Discretion, and Overhead Democracy, Samuel Workman, Bryan D. Jones, and Ashley E. Jochim
27. Choice-Theoretic Approaches to Bureaucratic Structure, Jonathan Bendor and Thomas H. Hammond
Part Six: Revitalizing the Constitutional, Resource Capacity, and Ethical Foundations of American Bureaucracy?
28. Has Governance Eclipsed Government?, Laurence E. Lynn, Jr
29. Revitalizing Human Resources Management, Norma M. Riccucci
30. Representative Bureaucracy, Lael R. Keiser
Innovations in Budgeting and Financial Management, Daniel R. Mullins and John L. Mikesell
32. The Prospects for Revitalizing Ethics in a New Governance Era, Guy B. Adams and Danny L. Balfour
33. Experimental Methods, Agency Incentives, and the Study of Bureaucratic Behavior, Gary J. Miller and Andrew B. Whitford

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