Public Administration Quarterly

Public Administration Quarterly is a magazine focusing on Politics

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 1, Spring

Reinventing Local Government Human Services Management: A Conceptual Analysis
ABSTRACT Ever since Osborne and Gaebler's (1992) provocative tome, Reinventing Government, first appeared, it has generated action (Gore, 1996), optimism (Kamensky, 1996; Frederickson, 1996), and criticism (Peters and Savoie, 1996; Thompson and Ingraham,...
Reinventing Public Administration: A Case Study of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
ABSTRACT This study examines the recent efforts to "reinvent" the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It focuses on the organizational and management changes that have taken place within FEMA over the last four years and places these changes...
Reinventing Public Administration: Reform in the Georgia Civil Service
ABSTRACT Reinventing government has been an important topic during the last five years. The movement has forced the public administration community to examine whether or not we are able to respond to the challenges faced by public agencies during periods...
Reinventing the Public Employer-Employee Relationship: The Just Cause Standard
INTRODUCTION American are inveterate reformers. Their belief in the efficacy of reform dates back to at least the Declaration of Independence and one could probably make the case that the so-called Mayflower Compact constituted a reform of the original...
Reiventing the Federal Civil Service: Drivers of Change
ABSTRACT The term "reinvention" has been applied primarily to the formal effort, spearheaded by Vice President Gore and known as the National Performance Review (NPR). This article will look at the recommendations of the NPR and the status of their implementation....
The Reinventing Government Movement: A Review and Critique
ABSTRACT The approach to administrative reform in the public sector commonly known as "reinventing" government has in recent years been embraced by many elected officials and public managers. Under this reform agenda, modifications to numerous administrative...
Total Quality Management in Florida: Implementation in State Agencies
ABSTRACT Despite the growing interest in public-sector Total Quality Management (TQM), little research has been done on the state level. This pilot project examines TQM in Florida state agencies by reviewing the evolution of quality initiatives; discussing...
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