Public Administration Review

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 6, November-December

A Framework for Analyzing Emergency Management with on Application to Federal Budgeting
Disasters are calamitous natural or human-caused emergency events that suddenly result in extensive negative economic and social consequences for the populations they affect. While disasters vary in scale, all threaten the general welfare of some populace;...
American Federalism and the Search for Models of Management
Public administration and the processes of federalism have merged to a nearly indistinguishable point. Since the "cooperative federalism" of the 1930s, managing within the federal system has become an increasingly more important activity. However,...
Booknotes
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Fanatical Terrorism versus Disciplines of Constitutional Democracy
Fanatical terrorism of 11 September 2001 wiped out already-shaken illusions of American invulnerability. Far more, this epochal attack made it clear that asymmetrical threats beyond conventional understanding are now powerful challenges to enlightened...
Lessons Learned from Two Decades of Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs and Processes at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced plans to increase the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques and practices across all agency programs. (1) In this context, ADR refers to the variety of approaches that...
Police Budgeting: Winning Strategies
Police departments are big players in the municipal budgeting arena. According to the most recent data, U.S. police departments spent $20.9 billion (U.S. Department of Commerce 1991/92). In competing for limited resources, police departments can play...
Promoting the Utilization of Performance Measures in Public Organizations: An Empirical Study of Factors Affecting Adoption and Implementation
The past decades have witnessed a growing body of literature on performance measurement in the public sector. A number of authors have discussed the history of performance measurement (Bouckaert 1992), the value of performance measurement (Newcomer...
The Influence of Jurisdiction Size and Sale Type on Municipal Bond Interest Rates: An Empirical Analysis
The United Sates municipal bond market is very large, with $150 billion to $300 billion issued annually. The total municipal debt outstanding equals about 18 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product. Most local governments selling municipal bonds...
The Varieties of Faith-Related Agencies
The use of religious agencies in publicly funded social service programs is advocated by politicians, contemporary public policy makers, essayists, ministers, and many lay people. The benefits of religion are touted for dealing with such vexing social...