The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy by Robert F. DurantThe Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy by Robert F. Durant

The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy

EditorRobert F. Durant

Paperback | September 15, 2012

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One of the major dilemmas facing the administrative state in the United States today is discerning how best to harness for public purposes the dynamism of markets, the passion and commitment of nonprofit and volunteer organizations, and the public-interest-oriented expertise of the careercivil service. Researchers across a variety of disciplines, fields, and subfields have independently investigated aspects of the formidable challenges, choices, and opportunities this dilemma poses for governance, democratic constitutionalism, and theory building. This literature is vast, affords multiple and conflicting perspectives, is methodologically diverse, and is fragmented. The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy affords readers an uncommon overview and integration of this eclectic body of knowledge as adduced by many of its most respectedresearchers. Each of the chapters identifies major issues and trends, critically takes stock of the state of knowledge, and ponders where future research is most promising. Unprecedented in scope, methodological diversity, scholarly viewpoint, and substantive integration, this volume is invaluablefor assessing where the study of American bureaucracy stands at the end of the first decade of the 21st century, and where leading scholars think it should go in the future.The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. EdwardsIII, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The Handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shape it as scholars critically assess the scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensablereference for anyone working in American politics.General Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics : George C. Edwards III
Robert F. Durant has authored or co-authored national award-winning articles and books in the fields of Public Administration, Public Policy, Public Management, the Presidency, and Environmental and Natural Resources Policy. He has received the Charles H. Levine Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Administration research, te...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of American BureaucracyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:888 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:September 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

ContentsList of FiguresList of TablesAbout the ContributorsPrefacePART I Introduction1. Robert F. Durant: A Heritage Made Our OwnPART II Reconceptualizing the Histroy of American Bureaucracy?2. David Brian Robertson: Historical Institutionalism, Political Development, and the Study of American Bureaucracy3. Kimberley Johnson: The 'First New Federalism' and the Development of the Administrative State, 1883-19294. Hindy Lauer Schachter: A Gendered Legacy? The Progressive Reform Era Revisited5. David H. Rosenbloom: Reevaluating Executive-Centered Public Administrative Theory6. Jonathan Koppell: Metaphors and the Development of American Bureaucracy7. Robert F. Durant: Herbert Hoover's Revenge: Politics, Policy, and Administrative Reform MovementsPART III Rethinking Reationality in American Bureaucracy?8. B. Dan Wood: Agency Theory and the Bureaucracy9. Amy B. Zegart: Agency Design and Evolution10. Hal G. Rainey: Goal Ambiguity and the Study of American Bureaucracy11. Steven Maynard-Moody and Shannon Portillo: Street-Level Bureaucracy Theory12. Donald P. Moynihan: The Promises and Paradoxes of Performance-Based Bureaucracy13. Anne M. Khademian: Leading Through Cultural Change14. Ralph P. Hummel and Camilla Stivers: Postmodernism, Bureaucracy, and DemocracyPART IV Redrawing the Boundaries of American Bureaucracy?15. H. George Frederickson and Edmund C. Stazyk: Myths, Markets, and the 'Visible Hand' of American Bureaucracy16. Michael McGuire and Robert Agranoff: Networking in the Shadow of Bureaucracy17. Jocelyn M. Johnston and Barbara S. Romzek: The Promises, Performance, and Pitfalls of Government Contracting18. Wolfgang Bielefeld, James L. Perry, and Ann Marie Thomson: 18. Reluctant Partners? Nonprofit Collaboration, Social Entrepreneurship, and Leveraged Volunteerism19. Beryl A. Radin and Paul Posner: Policy Tools, Mandates, and Intergovernmental Relations20. Sharon L. Caudle: Promises, Perils, and Performance of Netcentric Bureaucracy21. Carolyn J. Hill and Carolyn J. Heinrich: Multilevel Methods in the Study of BureaucracyPART V Recalibrating Poitics, Responsiveniss and Accountability in American Bureaucracy?22. George A. Krause: Legislative Delegation of Authority to Bureaucratic Agencies23. Robert F. Durant and William G. Resh: 'Presidentializing' the Bureaucracy24. Jerry L. Mashaw: Bureaucracy, Democracy, and Judicial Review25. Cornelius Kerwin, Scott Furlong, and William West: Interest Groups, Rulemaking, and American Bureaucracy26. Samuel Workman, Bryan D. Jones, and Ashley E. Jochim: Policymaking, Bureaucratic Discretion, and Overhead Democracy27. Jonathan Bendor and Thomas H. Hammond: Choice-Theoretic Approaches to Bureaucratic StructurePART VI Revitalizing the Constitutional, Resource Capacity and Ethical Foundations of American Bureaucracy?28. Laurence E. Lynn, Jr: Has Governance Eclipsed Government?29. Norma M. Riccucci: Revitalizing Human Resources Management30. Lael R. Keiser: Representative BureaucracyDaniel R. Mullins and John L. Mikesell: Innovations in Budgeting and Financial Management32. Guy B. Adams and Danny L. Balfour: The Prospects for Revitalizing Ethics in a New Governance Era33. Gary J. Miller and Andrew B. Whitford: Experimental Methods, Agency Incentives, and the Study of Bureaucratic BehaviorIndex