Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
A heritage made our own / Reconceptualizing the history of American bureaucracy?. Historical institutionalism, political development, and the study of American bureaucracy / The "first new federalism" and the development of the administrative state, 1883-1929 / A gendered legacy : the progressive reform era revisited / Reevaluating executive-centered public administrative theory / Metaphors and the development of American bureaucracy / Herbert Hoover's revenge : politics, policy, and administrative reform movements / Rethinking rationality in American bureaucracy?. Agency theory and the bureaucracy / Agency design and evolution / Goal ambiguity and the study of American bureaucracy / Street-level bureaucracy theory / The promises and paradoxes of performance-based bureaucracy / Leading through cultural change / Postmodernism, bureaucracy, and democracy / Redrawing the boundaries of American bureaucracy?. Myths, markets, and the "visible hand" of American Bureaucracy / Networking in the shadow of bureaucracy / The promises, performance, and pitfalls of government contracting / Reluctant partners : nonprofit collaboration, social entrepreneurship, and leveraged volunteerism / Policy tools, mandates, and intergovernmental relations / Promises, perils, and performance of netcentric bureaucracy / Multilevel methods in the study of bureaucracy / Recalibrating politics, responsiveness, and accountability in American bureaucracy?. Legislative delegation of authority to bureaucratic agencies / "Presidentializing" the bureaucracy / Bureaucracy, democracy, and judicial review / Interest groups, rulemaking, and American bureaucracy / Policymaking, bureaucratic discretion, and overhead democracy / Choice-theoretic approaches to bureaucratic structure / Revitalizing the constitutional, resource capacity, and ethical foundations of American bureaucracy?. Has governance eclipsed government? / Revitalizing human resources management / Representative bureaucracy / Innovations in budgeting and financial management / The prospects for revitalizing ethics in a new governance era / Experimental methods, agency incentives, and the study of bureaucratic behavior / Robert F. Durant -- David Brian Robertson ; Kimberley Johnson ; Hindy Lauer Schachter ; David H. Rosenbloom ; Jonathan G.S. Koppell ; Robert F. Durant -- B. Dan Wood ; Amy B. Zegart ; Hal G. Rainey ; Steven Maynard-Moody and Shannon Portillo ; Donald P. Moynihan ; Anne M. Khademian ; Ralph P. Hummel and Camilla Stivers -- H. George Frederickson and Edmund C. Stazyk ; Michael McGuire and Robert Agranoff ; Jocelyn M. Johnston and Barbara S. Romzek ; Wolfgang Bielefeld, James L. Perry, and Ann Marie Thomson ; Beryl A. Radin and Paul Posner ; Sharon L. Caudle ; Carolyn J. Heinrich and Carolyn J. Hill -- George A. Krause ; Robert F. Durant and William G. Resh ; Jerry L. Mashaw ; Cornelius Kerwin, Scott Furlong, and William West ; Samuel Workman, Bryan D. Jones, and Ashley E. Jochim ; Jonathan Bendor and Thomas H. Hammond -- Laurence E. Lynn, Jr ; Norma M. Riccucci ; Lael R. Keiser ; Daniel R. Mullins and John L. Mikesell ; Guy B. Adams and Danny L. Balfour ; Gary J. Miller and Andrew B. Whitford. Introduction.
Civil service--United States.
Civil service--History.--United States
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