View All Book Series

BOOK SERIES


Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy


26 Series Titles

Per Page
Sort

Display
Administrative Ethics and Executive Decisions: Channeling and Containing Administrative Discretion

Administrative Ethics and Executive Decisions: Channeling and Containing Administrative Discretion

1st Edition

Chad B. Newswander
October 02, 2017

As first responders to public problems, administrators must survey situations, identify solutions, and occasionally make executive decisions that are binding upon the government as a whole. The ability for administrators to assert claims that orient the government in a particular direction is not...

Anticipatory Policymaking: When Government Acts to Prevent Problems and Why It Is So Difficult

Anticipatory Policymaking: When Government Acts to Prevent Problems and Why It Is So Difficult

1st Edition

Rob A. DeLeo
June 16, 2017

Public policy analysts and political pundits alike tend to describe the policymaking process as a reactive sequence in which government develops solutions for clearly evident and identifiable problems. While this depiction holds true in many cases, it fails to account for instances in which public...

The Politics of Foster Care Administration in the United States

The Politics of Foster Care Administration in the United States

1st Edition

Rebecca H. Padot
November 16, 2016

Government-by-proxy and intergovernmental relations profoundly affect the public administration of foster care. Using examples from foster care systems in the states of Delaware, Michigan, New York, and Rhode Island, Rebecca Padot eloquently combines a rigorous methodology and theory work to expose...

Environmental Justice Through Research-Based Decision-Making

Environmental Justice Through Research-Based Decision-Making

1st Edition

William M. Bowen
July 21, 2016

This book discusses whether and to what extent there are widespread injustices and inequities caused by the distribution of environmental hazards in America today....

Does Government Need to be Involved in Primary and Secondary Education: Evaluating Policy Options Using Market Role Assessment

Does Government Need to be Involved in Primary and Secondary Education: Evaluating Policy Options Using Market Role Assessment

1st Edition

Michael T. Peddle
April 27, 2016

This book is an investigation of some of the policy issues related to the government's role in the reform of primary and secondary education in the United States....

Toward Resilient Communities: Examining the Impacts of Local Governments in Disasters

Toward Resilient Communities: Examining the Impacts of Local Governments in Disasters

1st Edition

Christopher L. Atkinson
December 01, 2015

In June 2011, the city of Minot, North Dakota sustained the greatest flood in its history. Rather than buckling under the immense weight of the flood on a personal and community level, government, civic groups, and citizens began to immediately assess and address the event’s impacts. Why did the...

Block Granting Medicaid: A Model for 21st Century Health Reform?

Block Granting Medicaid: A Model for 21st Century Health Reform?

1st Edition

Edward Alan Miller
December 01, 2015

Medicaid is the largest grant-in-aid program in the United States. Reform in this area, therefore, provides a unique opportunity to study the intersection between federal and state policy making in an area recently characterized by substantial uncertainty deriving from the lingering effects of the...

Local Disaster Resilience: Administrative and Political Perspectives

Local Disaster Resilience: Administrative and Political Perspectives

1st Edition

Ashley D. Ross
December 01, 2015

Since 2000, the Gulf Coast states – Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida – have experienced a series of hurricanes, multiple floods and severe storms, and one oil spill. These disasters have not only been numerous but also devastating. Response to and recovery from these...

The Politics of Regulatory Reform

The Politics of Regulatory Reform

1st Edition

Stuart Shapiro, Debra Borie-Holtz
July 16, 2015

Regulation has become a front-page topic recently, often referenced by politicians in conjunction with the current state of the U.S. economy. Yet despite regulation’s increased presence in current politics and media, The Politics of Regulatory Reform argues that the regulatory process and its...

Paying Our High Public Officials: Evaluating the Political Justifications of Top Wages in the Public Sector

Paying Our High Public Officials: Evaluating the Political Justifications of Top Wages in the Public Sector

1st Edition

Teun J. Dekker
February 27, 2015

In almost every liberal democratic society, an issue that is a topic of constant and passionate public discussion is how much that country’s ministers, legislators, senior civil servants, and senior judges should be paid. Nor is this surprising; the issue has considerable voyeuristic appeal,...

Network Governance in Response to Acts of Terrorism: Comparative Analyses

Network Governance in Response to Acts of Terrorism: Comparative Analyses

1st Edition

Naim Kapucu
November 10, 2014

High performance during catastrophic terrorist events require the ability to assess and adapt capacity rapidly, restore or enhance disrupted or inadequate communications, utilize flexible decision making swiftly, and expand coordination and trust between multiple emergency and crisis response...

Leadership and Policy Innovation – From Clinton to Bush: Countering the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Leadership and Policy Innovation – From Clinton to Bush: Countering the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

1st Edition

Joseph R. Cerami
November 10, 2014

Throughout the Cold War there were longstanding efforts to control the spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) through extensive arms control, deterrence, and defense programs. Since then counterproliferation efforts by the U.S. and international community have accelerated. Given the attention...

AJAX loader