Public Administration Review

Articles from Vol. 58, No. 6, November

A Research Police Force?
In "Resources for Qualitative Research: Advancing the Application of Alternative Methodologies in Public Administration" (N/D, 1997), Janet Foley Orosz provides eye-opening information about the burgeoning effort to pull public administration and policy...
Bureaucratic Theory Meets Reality: Public Choice and Service Contracting in U.S. Local Government
Public choice theory suggests that if public officials monopolize service delivery, then the result is oversupply and inefficiency (Blais and Dion, 1992; Jackson, 1982; McMaster and Sawkins, 1996; Mueller, 1989). By contrast, if services are contracted...
Contracting and Negotiation: Effective Practices of Successful Human Service Contract Managers
Governments increasingly need to rely on private, non-profit, and other non-governmental entities for delivery of services, and contemporary government demands that managers understand the negotiation and contracting process (Kettl, 1988; Salamon and...
Entitlement Budgeting vs. Bureau Budgeting
As entitlements have become a larger part of the federal budget, they have received more attention in discussions of the federal deficit. That entitlements influence budget totals is well known (Bipartisan Commission, 1995, 1994; U.S. Congress 1997a,...
Expert Advice for Policy Choice: Analysis & Discourse
Policy studies has been one of the most dynamic parts of the social sciences over the past several decades. There has been substantial growth in the literature, the number of courses, the number of professionals who identify themselves with the field,...
"Reinventing" Government: Does Leadership Make the Difference?
What makes management reform or reinvention successful? The operating principle of the Clinton-Gore reinvention model for changing the federal bureaucracy is that an organization's culture is a major determinant of organizational performance. The Clinton-Gore...
Reinventing or Repackaging Public Services? the Case of Community-Oriented Policing
If the sound bites of the reinventing government movement are ever to attain the status of sound scripture, they must first be operationalized in terms of specific services. These slogans call for a market-oriented, customer-driven government, owned...
The Americans with Disabilities Act: Who Isn't Covered?
The Americans with Disabilities Act, 104 Stat. 337, 42 U.S.C. [subsections] 12101 et seq., was enacted on July 26, 1990 and became effective in July of 1992. The purpose of the Act is to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities....