Public Administration Review

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 5, September

Anticipated Changes in Human Resource Management: Views from the Field
Although public institutions and administrative processes have been subjected to a virtually uninterrupted string of reform movements dating back to 1883, the personnel function in particular has been regarded as a "work in progress" (Stevens 1995,...
Checks, Balances, and Appointments in the Public Service: Israeli Experience in Comparative Perspective
This article explores the appointment process for government ministers in the Israeli cabinet and senior executive officials in the Israeli public service. It examines the institutions that are supposed to exercise oversight and check these appointments,...
Creating the American State: The Moral Reformers and the Modern Administrative World They Made
Richard Stillman II, Creating the American State: The Moral Reformers and the Modern Administrative World They Made (Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1998). 207 pp., $29.95 cloth. Introduction Public administration did not fare well...
Human Resource Practices in State Government: Findings from a National Survey
Since the early 1990s, many state civil service systems have been attacked as the "quiet crisis" has become louder. Critics characterize civil service and personnel systems as rigid, regressive, rule bound, and cumbersome. Public managers complain...
Inside Organizational Change: Puzzling across Permeable Boundaries
The notion that the perfect method of organizing people and tasks is just around the corner seems to be part of public administration's heritage from the progressive era. Although the literature gives mixed marks to efforts at planned change (Kotter...
New Labour and the Public Sector in Britain(1)
"The Third Way" has become a familiar slogan in modern politics: Former president Bill Clinton even hosted a symposium under that heading, attended by the new generation of socialist leaders in Europe including Tony Blair from Britain and Gerhard Schroeder...
New Public Management and Substantive Democracy
Introduction: The Challenge This is an article about the relationship between American democracy and public administration in a time when the public sector is under considerable pressure to adopt the values and operational techniques of the private...
Public Administration Research from a Practitioner Perspective
In recent years, a number at authors nave studied me accumulated works of public administration scholars. This series began with research on public management conducted by Garson and Overman (1983). Since this time, an impressive body of literature...
Reforming Budget Systems in Countries of the Former Soviet Union
Seventy years of central planning by authoritarian government distorted the economies of the countries of the former Soviet Union (FSU) almost beyond belief and left them unprepared for a smooth transition to market economies.(1) Factories placed in...
The Big Questions of Public Administration Education
Following Behn's observation that scientists in other fields understand the big questions of their disciplines and focus attention and their discussions on those questions, public administration scholars have attempted to identify the "big questions"...