Public Administration Review

Articles from Vol. 58, No. 1, January-February

Comparative and International Public Administration: Building Intellectual Bridges
The Section on International and Comparative Administration (SICA) of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) is 25 years old. This is an opportune time both for retrospection and for looking ahead. My purpose, however, is not to undertake...
Did Adarand Kill Minority Set-Asides?
Federal minority contracting opportunities serve as a major point of entry for socially and economically disadvantaged business entrepreneurs and small business concerns into the mainstream of American business enterprise. In 1994, the Minority Business...
Estimates of Burnout in Public Agencies: Worldwide, How Many Employees Have Which Degrees of Burnout, and with What Consequences?
The phase model of burnout (Golembiewski, Boudreau, Munzenrider, and Luo, 1996) permits for the first time informed estimates of the incidence of this modern disease. This article focuses on data about burnout in public work--in 13 U.S. work sites, in...
Political Prudence and the Ethics of Leadership
A vital policy initiative fails due to skilled opposition. A fine program disintegrates under pressure of an unanticipated backlash. A powerful and strong institution collapses when its long-time leader departs. A new leader full of good intentions soon...
Public Administration in a Global Context: Bridging the Gaps of Theory and Practice between Western and Non-Western Nations
Public bureaucracies operate increasingly in a global environment that requires greater communication and cooperation among nations. This globalization of public administration has highlighted the parochial nature of much of the literature, which was...
Public Administration in America: Why Our Uniqueness Is Exceptional and Important
In honor of the silver jubilee anniversary of ASPA's Section on International and Comparative Administration (SICA), I was asked to write an introspective essay on my own work and that of SICA. My main point in this essay is: the comparative study of...
Richardson V. McKnight: What Does the Future of Qualified Immunity Hold for Nongovernmental Employees?
Independent contractors arc playing an increasingly important role in the provision of services once supplied by government. However, the standards by which actions of independent contractors arc judged is not a settled issue. Are independent contractors...
The Politics-Administration Dichotomy Model as Aberration
One of the most important and enduring theoretical constructs in public administration is the politics-administration dichotomy model. It has been useful for marking off the boundaries of public administration as an intellectual field and for asserting...
The State of the States: Performance-Based Budgeting Requirements in 47 out of 50
The current wave of budgeting reform focuses on the performance of government agencies and programs and is reflected in state efforts to introduce performance-based budgeting (PBB). In the ideal, this budget system requires measurement of results, outcomes,...
Whistleblowing, Red Chips, and the Provisional Legislature in Hong Kong
The reversion of Hong Kong and its 6.4 million residents from Britain to China became an international headline. The grand reversion celebration at midnight on June 30, 1997, was attended by world leaders. There was much debate about who would attend...
Who Benefits from the Presence of Professional Sports Teams? the Implications for Public Funding of Stadiums and Arenas
State and local governments have become increasingly responsible for financing many of the new arenas and stadiums demanded by professional sports teams (Olbermann, 1997). While local officials have a long history of efforts to attract team to their...
Why Public Administration?
In recent years, there has been much criticism of organizations in general and governmental organizations in particular. Economists (and others) argue that human behavior in organizations, like all other human behavior, is driven by self-interest,...