Politics of the Administrative Process

Politics of the Administrative Process

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Todaya€™s public administrators struggle to remain efficient in the face of polarization and gridlock, while at the same time, must maintain their performance despite shifting demographics and challenging economic and budgetary conditions. In the new Sixth Edition of Politics of the Administrative Process, Kettl hones in on three overarching themes of politics, accountability, and performance to give students a realistic, relevant, and well-researched view of the field. Understanding the need to balance theory with practice, chapter discussions provide the foundational concepts necessary to understand how the administrative process works, while case studies apply those concepts at the federal, state, and local levels. The new sixth edition now showcases a full-color interior that will grab studentsa€™ attention and improve data analysis skills with eye-catching photos, tables, figures, maps, and charts. Also thoroughly updated with new scholarship, data, and events, this text remains reader friendly with its engaging vignettes and rich examples.found that, on average, federal workers have slightly higher salaries than their privatesector counterparts (by 2 percent). ... At the core, however, virtually everyone agrees that the federal governmenta#39;s current GS pay system is outdated . In its 2014 budget proposal, the Obama White House argued, a€œIn the past sixty years, the private sector has innovated towards more flexible ... is able to hire the caliber of people it needs at current wage levels and could do so at even lower pay scales.

Title:Politics of the Administrative Process
Author:Donald F. Kettl
Publisher:CQ Press - 2013-12-18


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