Public Administration Quarterly

Public Administration Quarterly is a magazine focusing on Politics

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 3, Fall

Development and Comparative Public Administration: Past, Present, and Future
ABSTRACT Public administration is as old as human civilization and development administration has been an integral component of historical administrative traditions. In fact, development administration has always been a thriving subfield of public administration....
Financial Management: A Balancing Act for Local Government Chief Financial Officers
INTRODUCTION Citizens expect their governments to do needed activities but within fiscal constraints.1 Financial management seeks to carry out this fiscal imperative. The private economy generates the wealth that elected representatives of the public...
Health Care in the New Millennium: Implications for Executives and Managers
ABSTRACT Our nation's health care system has experienced tremendous upheavals since the turn of the previous century.1 Provision of care-- including availability--payment mechanisms, education and training, and methods of delivery, including structure,...
Local Government Budgeting Responses to Fiscal Pressures
INTRODUCTION A July 10, 1995 issue of Nation's Cities Weekly (Arnt, 1995) heralded the news of a break in the long struggle for U.S. cities to keep their yearly revenues abreast of expenditures. Seventy-two percent of the 117 jurisdictions surveyed by...
Public Administration: The State of the Discipline, Part I: A Symposium
INTRODUCTION The articles included in this issue were presented initially during a panel session in October, 1996, at the Region Five Conference of the American Society for Public Administration. The program session was entitled, "Public Administration:...
The "State of the Discipline" in Public Personnel Administration
INTRODUCTION As the new millennium looms on the horizon, virtually unprecedented changes confront every component of public management. Decades of dissatisfaction with government generally and bureaucracy in especially have culminated in an apparent...
Twenty-First Century Budget Reform: Performance, Entrepreneurial, and Competitive Budgeting
ABSTRACT This article looks at the possible public budget evolution that will take place as a result of the changes brought into place by the information revolution. The authors argue that a fundamental historical change is occurring and that budgeting...