The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy

The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy
Author: Robert F. Durant
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2012-08-02
ISBN: 0191628336
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy Book Excerpt:

One of the major dilemmas facing the administrative state in the United States today is discerning how best to harness for public purposes the dynamism of markets, the passion and commitment of nonprofit and volunteer organizations, and the public-interest-oriented expertise of the career civil service. Researchers across a variety of disciplines, fields, and subfields have independently investigated aspects of the formidable challenges, choices, and opportunities this dilemma poses for governance, democratic constitutionalism, and theory building. This literature is vast, affords multiple and conflicting perspectives, is methodologically diverse, and is fragmented. The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy affords readers an uncommon overview and integration of this eclectic body of knowledge as adduced by many of its most respected researchers. Each of the chapters identifies major issues and trends, critically takes stock of the state of knowledge, and ponders where future research is most promising. 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 decade of the 21st century, and where leading scholars think it should go in the future. The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The Handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shape it as scholars critically assess the scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensable reference for anyone working in American politics. General Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management
Author: Ewan Ferlie,Laurence E. Lynn,Christopher Pollitt
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 789
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780199226443
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management Book Excerpt:

The public sector continues to play a strategic role across the world and in the last thirty years there have been major shifts in approaches to its management. This text identifies the trends in public management and the effects these have had, as well as providing a broad overview to each topic.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions
Author: R. A. W. Rhodes,Sarah A. Binder,Bert A. Rockman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2008-06-12
ISBN: 0199548463
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science are the essential guide to the state of political science today. With engaging contributions from 39 major international scholars, The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions provides the key point of reference for anyone working on political institutions and beyond.

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration
Author: Steven J. Balla,Martin Lodge,Edward C. Page
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 645
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0199646139
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration Book Excerpt:

This Handbook brings together a collection of leading international authors to reflect on the influence of central contributions, or classics, that have shaped the development of the field of public policy and administration. The Handbook reflects on a wide range of key contributions to the field, selected on the basis of their international and wider disciplinary impact. Focusing on classics that contributed significantly to the field over the second half of the 20th century, it offers insights into works that have explored aspects of the policy process, of particular features of bureaucracy, and of administrative and policy reforms. Each classic is discussed by a leading international scholars. They offer unique insights into the ways in which individual classics have been received in scholarly debates and disciplines, how classics have shaped evolving research agendas, and how the individual classics continue to shape contemporary scholarly debates. In doing so, this volume offers a novel approach towards considering the various central contributions to the field. The Handbook offers students of public policy and administration state-of-the-art insights into the enduring impact of key contributions to the field.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions
Author: R. A. W. Rhodes,Sarah A. Binder,Bert A. Rockman
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 840
Release: 2008-06-13
ISBN: 0191563390
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions Book Excerpt:

The study of political institutions is among the founding pillars of political science. With the rise of the 'new institutionalism', the study of institutions has returned to its place in the sun. This volume provides a comprehensive survey of where we are in the study of political institutions, covering both the traditional concerns of political science with constitutions, federalism and bureaucracy and more recent interest in theory and the constructed nature of institutions. The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions draws together a galaxy of distinguished contributors drawn from leading universities across the world. Authoritative reviews of the literature and assessments of future research directions will help to set the research agenda for the next decade.

The Oxford Handbook of the U S Constitution

The Oxford Handbook of the U S  Constitution
Author: Mark V. Tushnet,Sanford Levinson,Mark A. Graber
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 1095
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0190245751
Category: Constitutional law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the U S Constitution Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution offers a comprehensive overview and introduction to the U.S. Constitution from the perspectives of history, political science, law, rights, and constitutional themes, while focusing on its development, structures, rights, and role in the U.S. political system and culture. This Handbook enables readers within and beyond the U.S. to develop a critical comprehension of the literature on the Constitution, along with accessible and up-to-date analysis. The historical essays included in this Handbook cover the Constitution from 1620 right through the Reagan Revolution to the present. Essays on political science detail how contemporary citizens in the United States rely extensively on political parties, interest groups, and bureaucrats to operate a constitution designed to prevent the rise of parties, interest-group politics and an entrenched bureaucracy. The essays on law explore how contemporary citizens appear to expect and accept the exertions of power by a Supreme Court, whose members are increasingly disconnected from the world of practical politics. Essays on rights discuss how contemporary citizens living in a diverse multi-racial society seek guidance on the meaning of liberty and equality, from a Constitution designed for a society in which all politically relevant persons shared the same race, gender, religion and ethnicity. Lastly, the essays on themes explain how in a "globalized" world, people living in the United States can continue to be governed by a constitution originally meant for a society geographically separated from the rest of the "civilized world." Whether a return to the pristine constitutional institutions of the founding or a translation of these constitutional norms in the present is possible remains the central challenge of U.S. constitutionalism today.

The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies
Author: Shane Martin,Thomas Saalfeld,Kaare W. Strøm
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2014-06-19
ISBN: 0191019070
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies Book Excerpt:

Legislatures are political bodies essential to democracy and the rule of law. They present social scientists with numerous intriguing puzzles, with far-reaching implications for our understanding of political institutions. Why, and how, have these ancient assemblies, established in pre-democratic times, survived the transition to mass democracies? How have they adapted? How do they structure such processes as budgeting, legislation, and executive oversight? How do their members get selected, and what consequences flow from differences in these rules? What roles do committees and political parties play in contemporary legislatures? What functions do legislatures perform in autocratic, semi-democratic or recently democratized societies? What explains the similarities and differences in legislative rules, powers and recruitment? What are the policy and other consequences of variation in how legislatures are organized and function? The 33 chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies, written by 47 of the most distinguished legislative scholars, provide a comprehensive and up-to-date description and assessment of the state of the art in legislative studies. Key themes explored include theoretical paradigms and methodological approaches to the study of legislatures, representation and legislative careers, internal organization, the role of parties within legislatures and the role of legislatures in policy making and accountability. The Handbook also explores the emergence of parliaments in historical and contemporary contexts, including new democracies and trans-national institutions.

The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization

The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization
Author: Stephen Ackroyd
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 655
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780199299249
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization Book Excerpt:

Aims to bring together, present, and discuss what is known about work and organizations and their connection to broader economic change in Europe and America. This volume contains a range of theoretically informed essays, which give comprehensive coverage of changes in work, occupations, and organizations.

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics
Author: Karen Mossberger,Peter John
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2012-04-05
ISBN: 0195367863
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics is an authoritative volume on an established subject in political science and the academy more generally: urban politics and urban studies. The editors are all recognized experts, and are well connected to the leading scholars in urban politics. The book covers the major themes that animate the subfield: the politics of space and place; power and governance; urban policy; urban social organization; citizenship and democratic governance; representation and institutions; approaches and methodology; and the future of urban politics. Given the caliber of the editors and proposed contributors, the volume should set the intellectual agenda for years to come.

The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development

The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development
Author: Richard M. Valelly,Suzanne Mettler,Robert C. Lieberman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN: 0191086983
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development Book Excerpt:

Scholars working in or sympathetic to American political development (APD) share a commitment to accurately understanding the history of American politics - and thus they question stylized facts about America's political evolution. Like other approaches to American politics, APD prizes analytical rigor, data collection, the development and testing of theory, and the generation of provocative hypotheses. Much APD scholarship indeed overlaps with the American politics subfield and its many well developed literatures on specific institutions or processes (for example Congress, judicial politics, or party competition), specific policy domains (welfare policy, immigration), the foundations of (in)equality in American politics (the distribution of wealth and income, race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexual and gender orientation), public law, and governance and representation. What distinguishes APD is careful, systematic thought about the ways that political processes, civic ideals, the political construction of social divisions, patterns of identity formation, the making and implementation of public policies, contestation over (and via) the Constitution, and other formal and informal institutions and processes evolve over time - and whether (and how) they alter, compromise, or sustain the American liberal democratic regime. APD scholars identify, in short, the histories that constitute American politics. They ask: what familiar or unfamiliar elements of the American past illuminate the present? Are contemporary phenomena that appear new or surprising prefigured in ways that an APD approach can bring to the fore? If a contemporary phenomenon is unprecedented then how might an accurate understanding of the evolution of American politics unlock its significance? Featuring contributions from leading academics in the field, The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development provides an authoritative and accessible analysis of the study of American political development.

The Oxford Handbook of the American Congress

The Oxford Handbook of the American Congress
Author: Eric Schickler,Frances E. Lee
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN: 0191628263
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the American Congress Book Excerpt:

No legislature in the world has a greater influence over its nation's public affairs than the US Congress. The Congress's centrality in the US system of government has placed research on Congress at the heart of scholarship on American politics. Generations of American government scholars working in a wide range of methodological traditions have focused their analysis on understanding Congress, both as a lawmaking and a representative institution. The purpose of this volume is to take stock of this impressive and diverse literature, identifying areas of accomplishment and promising directions for future work. The editors have commissioned 37 chapters by leading scholars in the field, each chapter critically engages the scholarship focusing on a particular aspect of congressional politics, including the institution's responsiveness to the American public, its procedures and capacities for policymaking, its internal procedures and development, relationships between the branches of government, and the scholarly methodologies for approaching these topics. The Handbook also includes chapters addressing timely questions, including partisan polarization, congressional war powers, and the supermajoritarian procedures of the contemporary Senate. Beyond simply bringing readers up to speed on the current state of research, the volume offers critical assessments of how each literature has progressed - or failed to progress - in recent decades. The chapters identify the major questions posed by each line of research and assess the degree to which the answers developed in the literature are persuasive. The goal is not simply to tell us where we have been as a field, but to set an agenda for research on Congress for the next decade. The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The Handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shape it as scholars critically assess the scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensable reference for anyone working in American politics. General Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III

The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory

The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory
Author: HARIDIMOS AUTOR TSOUKAS,Oxford University Press,Professor of Organisation Studies Haridimos Tsoukas,Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy Christian Knudsen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780199258321
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory Book Excerpt:

This handbook provides a forum for leading researchers in organization theory to reflect on their own discipline: how it has developed and why; what sorts of knowledge claims it regards as acceptable and why; and where it may be, or should be, going.

The Oxford Handbook of the U S Constitution

The Oxford Handbook of the U S  Constitution
Author: Mark Tushnet,Mark A. Graber,Sanford Levinson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2015-07-31
ISBN: 0190245778
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the U S Constitution Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution offers a comprehensive overview and introduction to the U.S. Constitution from the perspectives of history, political science, law, rights, and constitutional themes, while focusing on its development, structures, rights, and role in the U.S. political system and culture. This Handbook enables readers within and beyond the U.S. to develop a critical comprehension of the literature on the Constitution, along with accessible and up-to-date analysis. The historical essays included in this Handbook cover the Constitution from 1620 right through the Reagan Revolution to the present. Essays on political science detail how contemporary citizens in the United States rely extensively on political parties, interest groups, and bureaucrats to operate a constitution designed to prevent the rise of parties, interest-group politics and an entrenched bureaucracy. The essays on law explore how contemporary citizens appear to expect and accept the exertions of power by a Supreme Court, whose members are increasingly disconnected from the world of practical politics. Essays on rights discuss how contemporary citizens living in a diverse multi-racial society seek guidance on the meaning of liberty and equality, from a Constitution designed for a society in which all politically relevant persons shared the same race, gender, religion and ethnicity. Lastly, the essays on themes explain how in a "globalized" world, people living in the United States can continue to be governed by a constitution originally meant for a society geographically separated from the rest of the "civilized world." Whether a return to the pristine constitutional institutions of the founding or a translation of these constitutional norms in the present is possible remains the central challenge of U.S. constitutionalism today.

The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies
Author: Paul S. Adler
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 679
Release: 2009
ISBN: 019953523X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies Book Excerpt:

Organizations have profound and pervasive effects on our lives both at work and beyond. Indeed, we live in a society of organizations. Contemporary society and its organizations are in a period of accelerated, profound, and profoundly disconcerting, change. This volume brings together leading sociologists and organizational scholars to consider how various "classic" sociologists can help us understand this change. In recent decades, thefield of organization studies has become well established in both sociology departments and professional schools, most notably business schools. However, with this establishment has come a progressive shift in focus towards the concerns of academic peers and away from the big issues of our times. Ascompared with the increasingly academic focus of research in more recent decades, these classic sociologists were all deeply engaged with broader social and political issues.

The Oxford Handbook of U S Environmental Policy

The Oxford Handbook of U S  Environmental Policy
Author: Sheldon Kamieniecki,Michael Kraft
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 764
Release: 2013
ISBN: 019974467X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of U S Environmental Policy Book Excerpt:

Prior to the Nixon administration, environmental policy in the United States was rudimentary at best. Since then, it has evolved into one of the primary concerns of governmental policy from the federal to the local level. As scientific expertise on the environment rapidly developed, Americans became more aware of the growing environmental crisis that surrounded them. Practical solutions for mitigating various aspects of the crisis - air pollution, water pollution, chemical waste dumping, strip mining, and later global warming - became politically popular, and the government responded by gradually erecting a vast regulatory apparatus to address the issue. Today, politicians regard environmental policy as one of the most pressing issues they face. The Obama administration has identified the renewable energy sector as a key driver of economic growth, and Congress is in the process of passing a bill to reduce global warming that will be one of the most important environmental policy acts in decades. The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy will be a state-of-the-art work on all aspects of environmental policy in America. Over the past half century, America has been the world's leading emitter of global warming gases. However, environmental policy is not simply a national issue. It is a global issue, and the explosive growth of Asian countries like China and India mean that policy will have to be coordinated at the international level. The book will therefore focus not only on the U.S., but on the increasing importance of global policies and issues on American regulatory efforts. This is a topic that will only grow in importance in the coming years, and this will serve as an authoritative guide to any scholar interested in the issue.

The Oxford Handbook of Administrative Justice

The Oxford Handbook of Administrative Justice
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2022-06-14
ISBN: 0190903082
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Administrative Justice Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Administrative Justice examines the wide range of scholarship exploring the administrative decisions made by public authorities that affect individual citizens and the mechanisms available for the provision of redress. The Handbook identifies and provides a survey of key transnational themes in administrative justice research, considers theoretical and methodological approaches to administrative justice, and provides a view of the future of administrative justice research. One aspect of administrative justice, namely the study of law and administration, is a core component of law school syllabuses and scholarly research around the world. For many public lawyers, this area of study has been focused heavily on legalistic redress systems (e.g. judicial review). Justice against administrations, however, is delivered through a much broader range of mechanisms than legalistic processes alone: fair initial decision-making procedures, internal review systems, ombuds, administrative tribunals/adjudication, and other institutions play a vital role. Despite their importance to modern governance across the globe (and to the lives of individual citizens), these broader aspects of administrative justice have been left relatively neglected and under-researched, and the Handbook represents a groundbreaking achievement in establishing administrative justice research as a vital and discrete area of study. The Oxford Handbook of Administrative Justice will be an essential resource for legal scholars and social scientists wishing to understand the complexity of this important field.

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration
Author: Steven J. Balla,Martin Lodge,Edward C. Page
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN: 0191643335
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration Book Excerpt:

This Handbook brings together a collection of leading international authors to reflect on the influence of central contributions, or classics, that have shaped the development of the field of public policy and administration. The Handbook reflects on a wide range of key contributions to the field, selected on the basis of their international and wider disciplinary impact. Focusing on classics that contributed significantly to the field over the second half of the 20th century, it offers insights into works that have explored aspects of the policy process, of particular features of bureaucracy, and of administrative and policy reforms. Each classic is discussed by a leading international scholars. They offer unique insights into the ways in which individual classics have been received in scholarly debates and disciplines, how classics have shaped evolving research agendas, and how the individual classics continue to shape contemporary scholarly debates. In doing so, this volume offers a novel approach towards considering the various central contributions to the field. The Handbook offers students of public policy and administration state-of-the-art insights into the enduring impact of key contributions to the field.

The Bureaucrat Kings The Origins and Underpinnings of America s Bureaucratic State

The Bureaucrat Kings  The Origins and Underpinnings of America s Bureaucratic State
Author: Paul D. Moreno
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2016-11-14
ISBN: 1440839670
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bureaucrat Kings The Origins and Underpinnings of America s Bureaucratic State Book Excerpt:

Provocative in nature, this work looks critically at the bureaucratic infrastructure behind the U.S. federal government, from its origins as a self-governing republic in the 18th century to its modern presence as a centralized institution. • Suggests a number of improvements in the way our government runs based on the basic principles of good government • Explains the sources of bureaucratic government—how we went from a limited, constitutional government to a sovereign state • Discusses the economic, religious, and legal background of the growth of bureaucratic government • Shows how the original Constitution contained the spread of bureaucracy for more than a century • Reveals how the nineteenth-century party system avoided administrative excesses

Building the Compensatory State

Building the Compensatory State
Author: Robert F. Durant
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN: 1000586871
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building the Compensatory State Book Excerpt:

Contemporary public administration research has marginalized the importance of “taking history seriously.” With few exceptions, little recent scholarship in the field has looked longitudinally (rather than cross-sectionally), contextually, and theoretically over extended time periods at “big questions” in public administration. One such “big question” involves the evolution of American administrative reform and its link since the nation’s founding to American state building. This book addresses this gap by analyzing administrative reform in unprecedented empirical and theoretical ways. In taking a multidisciplinary approach, it incorporates recent developments in cognate research fields in the humanities and social sciences that have been mostly ignored in public administration. It thus challenges existing notions of the nature, scope, and power of the American state and, with these, important aspects of today’s conventional wisdom in public administration. Author Robert F. Durant explores the administrative state in a new light as part of a “compensatory state”—driven, shaped, and amplified since the nation’s founding by a corporate–social science nexus of interests. Arguing that this nexus of interests has contributed to citizen estrangement in the United States, he offers a broad empirical and theoretical understanding of the political economy of administrative reform, its role in state building, and its often paradoxical results. Offering a reconsideration of conventional wisdom in public administration, this book is required reading for all students, scholars, or practitioners of public administration, public policy, and politics.

Policy Without Politicians

Policy Without Politicians
Author: Edward Page
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-09-20
ISBN: 0199645132
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy Without Politicians Book Excerpt:

Policy Without Politicians is a comparative study of the everday policy-making role of bureaucrats in six jurisdictions: France, US, Germany, Sweden, the EU, and the UK. It takes as its central focus the decrees and regulations that account for a large proportion of government activity and explores the role of civil servants in their production.