Public Administration Quarterly

Public Administration Quarterly is a magazine focusing on Politics

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 4, Winter

Cultivating Congress: Constituents, Issues, and Interests in Agricultural Policymaking
Browne, William P. (1995). Cultivating Congress: Constituents, Issues, and Interests in Agricultural Policymaking. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 295 pages, $14.95 (paperback). ISBN 0-7006-0701-3 OVERVIEW AND CRITIQUE Cultivating Congress is an...
Measuring Influence Distribution in a Public Organization: A Test of the Control Graph Technique
ABSTRACT This article presents a statistical test of Tannenbaum's control graph technique, a tool designed to measure the distribution of influence within organizations. Data for the study were obtained through two surveys conducted approximately one...
Reinventing Government and Reaffirming Ethics: Implications for Organizational Development in the Public Service
ABSTRACT This article explores factors driving the reinventing government movement as well as the more strident anti-government sentiment in the United States. Although management/process failures, as discussed by the reinventing government community,...
Reinventing Local Government: A Case Study of Organizational Change through Community Learning
ABSTRACT Osborne and Gaebler's (1992) model of governments that steer rather than row impairs accountability, coordination, equity, and fairness in services. This article advocates an alternative model in which government employees and citizens learn...
The Crucial Edge of Reinvention: A Primer on Scoping and Measuring for Organizational Change
INTRODUCTION You say your organization has decided to "reinvent" itself--or some portion of itself, at any rate? When thoughtfully planned and executed, reinvention can prove highly valuable for the people your organization serves. At the same time,...
The Influence of Political and Organizational Field upon Nonprofit Human Service Organizations
INTRODUCTION The human services marketplace has become an uncertain and volatile arena in the last two decades. Program services have evolved rapidly and financial resources have changed even more quickly. The majority of human service delivery is not...
The Reinvention Trail: An Account of One State Agency's Quality Journey
ABSTRACT Nothing is as painfully pleasurable as true learning. When organizations learn, the personal perceptions of pain and pleasure vary. The following article presents the author's view of the internal organizational learning to date by an agency...

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