Escaping Jurassic Government

Author by : Donald F. Kettl
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Publisher by : Brookings Institution Press
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Description : Why big government is not the problem. The Progressive government movement, founded on support from Republicans and Democrats alike, reined in corporate trusts and improved the lives of sweatshop workers. It created modern government, from the Federal Reserve to the nation’s budgetary and civil service policies, and most of the programs on which we depend. Ask Americans today and they will tell you that our government has hit a wall of low performance and high distrust, with huge implications for governance in the country. Instead of a focus on government effectiveness, the movement that spawned the idea of government for the people has become known for creating a big government disconnected from citizens. Donald F. Kettl finds that both political parties have contributed to the decline of the Progressive ideal of a commitment to competence. They have both fed gridlock and created a government that does not work the way citizens expect and deserve. Kettl argues for a rebirth of the original Progressive spirit, not in pursuit of bigger government but with a bipartisan dedication to better government, one that works on behalf of all citizens and that delivers services effectively. He outlines the problems in today’s government, including political pressures, proxy tools, and managerial failures. Escaping Jurassic Government details the strategies, evidence, and people that can strengthen governmental effectiveness and shut down gridlock.


The Politics Of The Administrative Process 4th Edition

Author by : James W Fesler
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Publisher by : CQ Press
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Description : In a democracy, efficient public administration is after a delicate balance: the bureaucracy must be powerful enough to be effective, yet accountable to elected officials and the people. Kettl and Fesler understand that the push and pull of political forces make the functions of bureaucracy ever more contentious, but no less crucial to governance. Based on reviewer feedback, and given advances in scholarship and in practice, the authors introduce the crucial topics of ethics, accountability, and leadership early on, utilizing these central ideas as touchstones throughout the book. While this text continues to focus on the core components of public administration - such as budgeting, personnel, and implementation - it's been thoroughly updated to cover recent developments, including administrative issues spotlighted during the 2008 presidential campaigns, the use of technology in government management, and the changing face of the federal workforce. Fully updated tables and figures feature a wealth of current data, and photos add visual context to the book's core concepts. What was an appendix showcasing fourteen case studies in the previous edition is now a set of fully-integrated case studies - one in each chapter - that challenges students to apply ideas and analysis as they go. Each case emphasizes the people on the front lines at the local, state, and federal levels with topics ranging from Taser use in law enforcement to the recent economic bailout. Useful discussion questions at the end of each case help shape student responses and in-class conversation.


The Divided States Of America

Author by : Donald F. Kettl
Languange : en
Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : "As James Madison led America's effort to write its Constitution, he made two great inventions-the separation of powers and federalism. The first is more famous, but the second was most essential because, without federalism, there could have been no United States of America. Federalism has always been about setting the balance of power between the federal government and the states-and that's revolved around deciding just how much inequality the country was prepared to accept in exchange for making piece among often-warring states. Through the course of its history, the country has moved through a series of phases, some of which put more power into the hands of the federal government, and some rested more power in the states. Sometimes this rebalancing led to armed conflict. The Civil War, of course, almost split the nation permanently apart. And sometimes it led to political battles. By the end of the 1960s, however, the country seemed to have settled into a quiet agreement that inequality was a prime national concern, that the federal government had the responsibility for addressing it through its own policies, and that the states would serve as administrative agents of that policy. But as that agreement seemed set, federalism drifted from national debate, just as the states began using their administrative role to push in very different directions. The result has been a rising tide of inequality, with the great invention that helped create the nation increasingly driving it apart"--


System Under Stress Homeland Security And American Politics

Author by : Donald F Kettl
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : In System under Stress, The Challenge to 21st Century Democracy, Third Edition, Donald F. Kettl looks at the latest stress to hit the system--the financial crisis of 2008. In his brief, gripping narrative, Kettl assesses how well the U.S. political system responds under extraordinary pressure--from 9/11, to Hurricane Katrina, to the Great Recession-- and asks if the government is ready to face that next challenge. A well-known scholar, commentator, and writer in the areas of federalism and governance, Kettl asks the hard questions, makes a credible and persuasive argument, and crafts a readable case study that is fascinating and thought-provoking.


Politics Of The Administrative Process

Author by : Donald F. Kettl
Languange : en
Publisher by : CQ Press
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Description : Efficient public administration requires a delicate balance—the bureaucracy must be powerful enough to be effective, but also accountable to elected officials and citizens. Donald F. Kettl understands that the push and pull of political forces in a democracy make the functions of bureaucracy contentious, but no less crucial. Politics of the Administrative Process gives students a realistic, relevant, and well-researched view of the field while remaining reader-friendly with engaging vignettes and rich examples. With a unique focus on policymaking and politics, the Eighth Edition continues its strong emphasis on politics, accountability, and performance.


American Government

Author by : Scott Franklin Abernathy
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Description : "Politics involves people, from many backgrounds, struggling to make their voices heard. Real people, telling their stories, reflect our ideals, choices, and collective experiences as a nation. In American Government: Stories of a Nation, author Scott Abernathy tunes in to these voices, showing how our diverse ideas shape the way we participate and behave, the laws we live by, and the challenges we face. Each chapter features real stories illustrating how the American political system is the product of strategies, calculations, and miscalculations of countless individuals. Students learn the nuts and bolts of political science through these compelling stories. Learning concepts in context is a tested learning technique that works to help ideas stick. The key concepts are memorable because they are tied to real politics, where students see political action and political choices shaping how institutions advance or impede the fulfillment of fundamental ideas. Not only will all students see themselves reflected in the pages, but they will come to understand that they, too, are strategic players in American politics, with voices that matter."--Publisher's website.


The Trump Presidency

Author by : Donald F. Kettl
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Publisher by : CQ Press
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Description : The Trump Presidency: Implications for Policy and Politics explains the stakes of rapidly unfolding political, governing, and policy changes introduced by the Trump administration. Perfect for American Government courses, this timely supplement takes a critical look at cases and issues shaping today’s political environment and uses them as a framework to help students navigate through the dynamic, and often dramatic, changes the United States and the world are experiencing. Key Features: Case studies analyze Trump presidency executive orders to offer you practical examples of core American government concepts to explain how regulations are created and changed. “Action exercises” help you think critically about the current political environment and possible outcomes to the policies President Trump wants to create or change.


Trump S Wall

Author by : Donald F. Kettl
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Publisher by : CQ Press
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Description : Who has a right to be in the United States? Who poses a threat to the country’s values? What steps should the government take to make the right decisions on this very tough issue? Trump's Wall: The Battle on Immigration attempts to answer those questions in a brief, non-partisan chapter written by award winning political scientist Donald F. Kettl. Written as a supplement for American Government or Media and Politics courses, this chapter charts the remarkable rhetoric and policy battles surrounding President Trump’s immigration promises—and how these battles provide sharp insight into Trump’s strategies and tactics. Students Save! We’ve made it easy for students to get Trump's Wall: The Battle on Immigration, all in one convenient package at a student-friendly price. When bundled with many of our CQ Press texts, students receive this supplement for FREE. See our full suite of textbook- Immigration bundle offerings atcqpress.com/trendingtopics. Instructors, insert this chapter into your textbook! Contact your Custom Team directly to learn more about your custom teaching solution.


Public Affairs And Policy Administration Series

Author by : Anne M. Khademian
Languange : en
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Description : Buy all five books together and SAVE! Order ISBN 978-0-87289-902-5. A note from editor Don Kettl... Public affairs and policy administration sit at a crossroads. A century of tradition in theory and practice are under fierce attack. Reformers argue the need to "reinvent" government and free its managers from dysfunctional processes and structures. Some theorists debate whether the dominant model-hierarchical bureaucracy controlled by authority-still describes how bureaucracies can-or should-operate. Other theorists seek formal models, driven by game theory, to provide more rigor. Everyone, in government and out, worries that government simply does not perform well. These battles frame an important paradox. Courses on public affairs and public administration are staples in every college and university, yet text materials often fail to capture the big battles in the field or excite students. Public managers feel that advice from academics does not adequately address or solve the challenges they face. CQ Press offers a solution to this problem. With a new series of brief books which take on the big issues and presents them in a lively and engaging fashion scholars, students, and practitioners alike will have a new compass to guide them through the fundamental debates reshaping the field. The books will connect policy areas to important administrative issues. They will examine emerging issues like performance management and information technology, and they will also explore lasting puzzles like federalism and budget reform. These books will probe for the story-behind-the-theory. They will provide lively examples of how these emerging processes might-or might not-reshape governance. -Don Kettl, series editor TITLES IN THIS SERIES The Ethics of Dissent: Managing Guerrilla Government Rosemary O'Leary December 2005 / ISBN 978-1-933116-60-0 System Under Stress: Homeland Security and American Politics Second Edition Donald F. Kettl December 2006 / ISBN 978-0-87289-333-7 Governing by Contract: Challenges and Opportunities for Public Managers Phillip J. Cooper July 2002 / ISBN 978-1-56802-620-6 Working with Culture: The Way the Job Gets Done in Public Programs Anne M. Khademian March 2002 / ISBN 978-1-56802-687-9 The Accountable Juggler: The Art of Leadership in a Federal Agency Beryl Radin January 2002 / ISBN 978-1-56802-643-5 Top of page


Nil

Author by : James Turner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Slave Labor Graphics
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Description : Read the travails and tribulations of Proun Nul, citizen of Nil, where the only thing to believe in is Nothing. Nul keeps Nil's great bureaucratic morass free from both ideology and idealism in his job on the deconstruction ship, the Derrida, destroying belief systems before they can infect the blank ranks of unbelievers. But when Nul is falsely charged with murder, he embarks on a journey that takes him to the front lines of the war with Nil's cheery neighbour, Optima, and to the very brink of hope.


Nature

Author by : Sir Norman Lockyer
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New African

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Congressional Record

Author by : United States. Congress
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Industrial Mining Standard

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Earth And Sea

Author by : Louis Figuier
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Scientific American

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Guidebook

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Nomos

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The Oil And Gas Journal

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Bulletin

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