Cengage advantage books: Public Administration Clashing Values in the Administration of Public Policy by Michael C. LeMay


Cengage advantage books: Public Administration Clashing Values in the Administration of Public Policy by Michael C. LeMay

Develop an understanding of how values connote principles, goals, or standards that an individual, class, organization, or society holds dear with this affordable CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS version of PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: CLASHING VALUES IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC POLICY. This textbook uses a clash of values approach that gets to the heart of how administrators make decisions and implement public policy. Case studies and examples capture the intricacies of this unique area of political science. You'll also investigate the role public administrators play throughout the policy process, including targeting a problem, placing it on the government's agenda, structuring the alternatives that elected officials use, implementing public policy through the programs and procedures they largely determine, and finally, evaluating the success or failure of a policy. Finally, you'll explore the reorganization of the national bureaucracies following the 9/11 attacks that prompted the enactment of the PATRIOT Act and the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security.


1. Balancing Values in the Administration of Public Policy. 2. The Social, Political, Economic, and Environmental Context of Administration. 3. The Anatomy of Public Organization: Bureaucratic Power and Politics. 4. Administration in the Federal System: Intergovernmental Relations and Constitutional Sources of Values. 5. Alternative Theories of Organizational Behavior: Classic Models and Ideological Sources of Values. 6. Decision Making in the Administration of Public Policy. 7. Management of Bureaucratic Organizations: The Strategic Use of Values in Policy Making and Administration. 8. Evaluation of Public Policy: Swinging the Pendulum of Administrative Politics. 9. Personnel Administration and Unionism in Public Administration. 10. Leadership: The Chief Executive, the Bureaucracy and the Search for Accountability. 11. Communication Flows in Administration: The Fuzzing of Values. 12. Financial Management: Taxing, Budgeting, and Spending. 13. Administrative Law and the Control of Public Agencies. 14. Clientele Pressure and Government Policy: Interest Groups as Sources of Values.

About the Author

Michael LeMay is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at California State University-San Bernardino. He received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota (1971). Before teaching at CSUSB he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he served as Assistant Director of the Institute for Governmental Affairs. He was also Professor and Chair of the Department at the Frostburg State University in Maryland. Of his many publications, his ten political science books include four that are related to his area of special expertise--United States immigration policy. He is published in such journals as American Politics Quarterly, National Civic Review, International Migration Review, Social Science Quarterly, Southeastern Political Review, Journal of American Ethnic History, and Teaching Political Science. He is author of 11 books, including several relating to immigration policy and to minority group politics: THE STRUGGLE FOR INFLUENCE (1985, University Press of America); OPEN DOOR TO DUTCH DOOR (1987, Praeger Press); THE GATEKEEPERS (1989, Praeger Press); ANATOMY OF A PUBLIC POLICY (1994, Praeger Press); GATEWAYS TO AMERICAN IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY (eds. with Elliott Barkan, 1999, Greenwood Press); THE PERENNIAL STRUGGLE (2004, Prentice-Hall), PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (2006, Wadsworth Publishing), and U.S. IMMIGRATION: A REFERENCE HANDBOOK (2004: ABC-CLIO). He has served as a consultant to the Office of Personnel, City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and to numerous city and county agencies in Wisconsin.

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480 pages


Michael C. LeMay
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Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc an imprint of Cengage Learning, Inc

Publication date

1st March 2005



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