Public Administration Review

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 3, May

A National Study of Gender-Based Occupational Segregation in Municipal Bureaucracies: Persistence of Glass Walls?
Affirmative action policies and voluntary hiring decisions have increased the presence of women at all levels of government (Eribes, et al., 1989; Kelly, et al., 1991; Bullard and Wright, 1993; Stivers, 1993; Crum and Naff, 1997). Still, strong evidence...
Danger, Chimeras Ahead: Comment on Terry
A recent article by Larry Terry raises the alarm about a new management ideology, which he calls "neomanagerialism." He says that this new ideology, a compound of several recent management theories inspiring the reform movement known as the New Public...
Developing the Governance Capacity of Local Elected Officials
The job of local elected officials (LEOs) in governing municipalities is a complicated and demanding one. How LEOs handle their jobs affects taxpayers and their communities' present and future generations. The task of LEO development involves political...
Facilitating Community, Enabling Democracy: New Roles for Local Government Managers
Dennis Hays, administrator of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, found himself in an unfamiliar role. In the presence of the governor, the mayor, and other dignitaries, Hays was asked to take the lead in a press conference...
From Greek Mythology to the Real World of the New Public Management and Democratic Governance (Terry Responds)
I would like to thank the editors of the Public Administration Review (PAR) for this opportunity to respond to Professor Howard Frant's (in this issue) critical review of my article, "Administrative Leadership, Neo-Managerialism and the Public Management...
Gender and Local Government: A Comparison of Women and Men City Managers
Do women city managers view their role differently than their male counterparts? Do women offer a style of city management different from men? Does the inclusion of women in the highest positions of administrative power alter the nature of representation...
State Government Credit Quality: Down, but Not Out!
Municipal (state and local) governments issue debt to finance capital projects and meet their cash flow needs. Most state governments issue large amounts of long-term debt on a regular basis. The state government share of outstanding municipal debt...
When Does Interstate Transportation of Municipal Solid Waste Make Sense and When Does It Not?
This article examines the conditions under which some form of restriction on the interstate transport of municipal solid waste is desirable from both an economic and policy perspective. The objective is to provide insight for policy and motivate further...

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