Political Science / Public Affairs & Administration

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Continuity and Disruption

Continuity and Disruption

Essays in Public Administration

Matthew Holden, Jr. argues that the study of public administration is indispensable to understanding politics. Essentially, public administration consists of making decisions about information, money, and force-three crucial sources of power: politics and administration cannot be separated, and no political system can be sustained when its administrative core collapses.

Native Americans and Public Policy

Native Americans and Public Policy

Native Americans, who are recognized simultaneously as sovereign tribal groups and as American citizens, present American society and its policy-making process with a problem fundamentally different from that posed by other ethnic minorities. In these essays, the contributors discuss the historical background, certain pathologies of Indian-white relations, questions of legal sovereignty and economic development, and efforts to find new ways of successfully resolving recent controversies.

Traffic Safety Reform in the United States and Great Britain

Traffic Safety Reform in the United States and Great Britain

This book combines theory and research to analyze attempts to improve traffic safety through stricter drinking-age laws, seat-belt requirements, and deterrents to drunk driving.

Private Markets and Public Intervention

Private Markets and Public Intervention

A Primer for Policy Designers

Averch describes and analyzes common strategies for solving problems in public policy including the use of markets, bureaus, regulation, planning and budgeting, benefit-cost, systems analysis, and evaluation.

Agency Merger and Bureaucratic Redesign

Agency Merger and Bureaucratic Redesign

Hult examines why government agency restructurings often fail, assesses the usefulness of mergers and reorganizations as a policy tool, and offers valuab`le case studies that contribute to understanding public management and organization design.

Roads to Reason

Roads to Reason

Transportation Administration and Rationality in Colombia

Hartwig views the Columbian Ministry of Public Works, applying a theoretical model of rationality and responsibility to view how policy failures were caused by faulty definitions of problems and mistaken approaches in building Andean Highways from 1922-1974.

Toward a National Power Policy

Toward a National Power Policy

The New Deal and the Electric Utility Industry, 1933–1941

This book profiles the events, laws, utilities and dominant industry and political players that shaped the development of national power policies during a period when the federal government sought to make affordable electricity available to all Americans.

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