SUNY series in Public Administration

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The Social Construction of Public Administration

Challenges the limitations of modern public administration theories.

Civil Service Reform in the States

Assesses recent civil service reforms undertaken by state governments.

Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development

Examines the many issues raised by the increasing popularity of tax increment financing.

Institutional Constraints and Policy Choice

Demonstrates how governmental structure and institutional rules determine who gets what in American cities.

Teaching Ethics and Values in Public Administration Programs

Provides fresh perspectives on the teaching of ethics and values in public affairs, administration, and business in America's schools of higher education.

Reinventing Government or Reinventing Ourselves

Viewing the public as owners rather than customers of government, this book argues that better performance by public agencies requires active and responsible citizens as well as efficient organizations.

Bargaining Under Federalism

This book examines bargaining in the federal system from the perspective of a single state, New York. The central theme is mutual dependence under federalism, a dynamic relationship between states and ...

Practical Government Budgeting

This book provides descriptions, instructions, and exercises to help readers master government budgeting as it is actually practiced. University courses and training programs serving present and future ...

After Divestiture

This book analyzes the politics of state regulatory decision-making in telecommunications after the AT&T divestiture in 1984. The author takes a political-economy approach that explains how interest groups ...

Frederick Taylor and the Public Administration Community

This book argues that the "authoritarian" depiction of Frederick Taylor trivializes his important contribution. Schachter's analysis of Taylor's work shows that he actually originated many of the human ...

Workbook in Redesigning Public Services, A

While citizens usually want more from government, they generally are included to pay less in taxes. When resources become scarce, as has been the case for most public jurisdictions, innovative methods ...

New York State Today

Here it is the latest on New York State politics, government, and public policies. Its contributors include many well-known and active figures in government. The text covers the history and background ...

The Political Economy of Regulation

This is the first comprehensive study of the history, politics, and economics of the insurance industry in the United States. It is designed as a theoretical challenge to the conventional wisdom in political ...

New Directions in Budget Theory

This collection is the first book-length work in many years to provide new theoretical direction to budget theory. Written by several of the most respected people in budgeting, including Allen Schick, ...

Making Cancer Policy

Mark Rushefsky confronts head-on the controversies surrounding federal cancer policy, within the context, however, of a balanced view of the politics and science involved.

From 1976 to 1984, federal agencies ...

From Nation to States

The advent of the Reagan administration's "New Federalism" initiatives in 1981 impacted state government in numerous ways. One example of this new era in intergovernmental relations is the transfer of ...

The Politics of State and City Administration

In The Politics of State and City Administration, Abney and Lauth take a penetrating look at the relationships of state and city administrators to the people with whom they work: legislators, councilors, ...

Intergovernmental Management

This book shows how intergovernmental agents—elected officials, public and private managers, and private sector leaders—have cooperated to solve human-service problems in six metropolitan areas. Many ...

Public Health in a Retrenchment Era

Public Health in a Retrenchment Era illustrates the political and economic reality of making cutbacks in traditional government-sponsored programs. This book critically examines the issues concerning ...

A Workbook in Program Design for Public Managers

This is the first practical, step-by-step guide to a key management technique—the design of efficient, cost-effective programs. With social programs succumbing to the pressures of budgetary cutbacks ...

Legislating Bureaucratic Change

Legislating Bureaucratic Change is an in-depth analysis of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. This legislation, hailed by many as the major domestic achievement of the Carter presidency, was a far-reaching ...