Public Administration Review

Articles from Vol. 56, No. 1, January-February

Administrative Interpretation of Statutes: A Constitutional View on the "New World Order" of Public Administration
The delegation of broad discretionary powers from the legislature to administrative agencies is a subject that starts the adrenaline flowing. This is especially true for many who write about public administration and the Constitution. The intense physical...
Administrative Science as Reform: German Public Administration
What characterizes German public administration since the 18th century is its early modernization relative to the political regime. Germany is not a classic constitutional state. The identity as well as the stability of German statehood are based on...
Antistatist Reforms and New Administrative Directions: Public Administration in the United Kingdom
Compared with the United States, the United Kingdom is a strong unitary state. There are few constitution constraints on the central executive; that executive is controlled by one, highly disciplined political party; and that same party is usually able...
Does It Make Any Difference Anymore? Competitive versus Negotiated Municipal Bond Issuance
Do municipal bonds sold through competition have lower interest rates for issuers than negotiated sales? Research done in the 1970s and 1980s suggests that, all else equal, interest costs are generally lower for competitively hid municipal bonds compared...
Employee Drug Testing: Are Cities Complying with the Courts?
Testing for controlled substances, a common practice in the work environment in both private and public sectors, remains a frustrating and emotionally charged issue. While endorsing pre-employment testing and suspicion-based testing, numerous public...
Expansion and Diversification in the Postwar Welfare State: The Case of the Netherlands
Although public administration is now taught in The Netherlands at 10 of the existing 13 Dutch universities, Dutch public administration seems to be relatively unknown abroad. In the 1984 revision of the well-known German textbook on Verwaltungslehre...
From Continental Law to Anglo-Saxon Behaviorism: Scandinavian Public Administration
Norway, Sweden, and Denmark(1) are, in many ways, like three siblings: closely linked, with a common heritage but nonetheless very different and often in conflict with each other although nowadays in a peaceful way.(2) The similarities are manifold....
Moving Governments On-Line: Implementation and Policy Issues
Genie N. L. Stowers, San Francisco State University National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council. (1995). Common Ground: Fundamental Principles for the National Information Infrastructure--First Report of the National Infrastructure Advisory...
Paperless Grants Via the Internet
For many years, people have been trying to simplify and streamline business processes by substituting electronic means for paper documents. These electronic means are generally subsumed under the heading of "electronic commerce," with electronic data...
Public Administration in Statist France
The development of administrative science in France is inextricably linked to a particular French model of the state. The uniqueness of the state in France rests on the combination of two phenomena. The first of these phenomena is the state's social...
Recuperating from Market Failure: Planning for Biodiversity and Technological Competitiveness
In discussions of policy analysis and collective action, market-failure theory is the ruling orthodoxy. In public finance, policy analysis, and urban planning, this theoretical construct is applied to subjects ranging from airport noise to fisheries...
The Effect of Underforecasting on the Accuracy of Revenue Forecasts by State Governments
In the budget process of any unit of government, the revenue forecast sets the parameters for the allocation of dollars among competing priorities. Because revenues are typically forecast 18 to 24 months prior to the beginning of each fiscal year, there...
The Globalist from Nowhere: Making Governance Competitive in the International Environment
Leaders in the United States have functioned for too long on the mistaken assumption that internationalization is incompatible with national interests. This is why international agreements like NAFTA and the GATT virtually ignore the role of government...
The United States-Japan Gateway Awards Case of 1990: International Competition and Regulatory Theory
For 30 years, the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) set national policy of regulated competition within the U.S. air transport system by controlling carrier entry, rates, routes, and mergers. While sharing with the Department of State negotiation of international...