Public Administration Review

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 1, January

Presenting Community-Level Data in an "Outcomes and Indicators" Framework: Lessons from Vermont's Experience
Vermont, along with a number of other states in recent years,(1) has embarked on a new way of doing business that places pre-eminent emphasis on "outcomes" for children and families. Precursors of this direction included the Healthy Vermonters 2000...
Reinventing Government in the American States: Measuring and Explaining Administrative Reform
Reform waves flowing across the American political landscape are not new. In the states they have paralleled and sometimes preceded national government reforms that began early in this century and extended into recent decades (Garnett, 1980; Conant,...
Social Capital Theory and Administrative Reform: Maintaining Ethical Probity in Public Service
Over the past decade or so, major public-sector reforms have been implemented in many western democracies. Most of these changes have been driven by the perceived need to shift from traditional, bureaucratic, rules-oriented approaches to a results-centered...
The Continuing Judicial Assault on Patronage
Notwithstanding the opinions of some observers, who felt that the U.S. Supreme Court might back away from its stand opposing patronage (Sylvia, 1994, 13; Boyd, 1992; Daniel, 1992), the Court is not only standing firm but is continuing its assault....
The Paradox of Managerialism
Unlike the traditional language of public administration, which emphasizes stability, rules, and responsiveness to the law, the new public management vocabulary accentuates change, decentralization, responsiveness to consumers, performance, and the...
The Pursuit of Managerial Entrepreneurship: Does Organization Matter?
Responding to managerial developments in the private sector, scholars and practitioners in the public sector have recently paid much attention to the managerial entrepreneurship models under which organizations pursue enhancement of customer satisfaction,...
The Shifting Boundary between Elected Officials and City Managers in Large Council-Manager Cities
Council-manager governments in the United States have been an important venue for observing the general relationship between politics and administration. Although the roles of the mayor and council members, on the one hand, and the city manager and...
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