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American Review of Public Administration back issues
Deregulating the Public Service.(Review)
December 1, 1998... Edited by John J. DiIulio, Jr. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1994. 308 pp., Softcover. These books provide valuable information about and insights into ongoing reform theories and actions in public administration and the public service in the United States in the 1990s. The...
Performance evaluation of federal administrative law judges: challenge for public administration?
December 1, 1998... The thesis herein is that the challenging question of applying performance evaluation to the small but significant category of federal administrative law judges (ALJs) deserves wider attention and more disinterested discussion than it has so far received. Logically, the public...
Earthquake recovery: gaps between norms of disaster agencies and expectations of small businesses.
December 1, 1998... What do you do as a small business owner when the community in which your business operates, and perhaps your facility as well, collapses in the wake of a natural disaster such as an earthquake? What expectations would you have for local, state, and federal government agencies to respond to...
Where values collide: motivation and role conflict in child and adult protective services.
December 1, 1998... Public employees in a wide variety of jobs and programmatic areas deal with important, complex, difficult societal problems. Understanding what motivates these individuals to choose public sector work is vitally important to the field of public administration and to the public that depends...
The limits of reinventing government.
December 1, 1998... The near absence of any reference to democratic accountability is perhaps the most striking feature of the Gore report. - J. Q. Wilson (1994) Richard Nathan (1995) recently raised two timely questions about government reinvention in the 1990s: "What does it [reinvention] mean? Can...