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In the past fifteen years, St. Louis-like many older industrial cities-has experienced declining population payrolls and municipal revenue. In turn, the city has laid off workers and privatized operations to balance its budget. The effect on representation of African-Americans in the municipal...
The idea of representative bureaucracy has provoked an important series of debates in the literature about police personnel management and representation of women and racial minorities. The critical questions in this study are: (a.) Does the sworn police force reasonably reflect a cross section...
The conflict between the parallel rule-making systems of civil service and collective bargaining has existed in local and state employment since collective bargaining emerged among large numbers of these employees. This article traces the development of a number of legal theories tried by courts...
This study analyzes factors affecting employees' commitment to the AIDS Service Organization (ASO). Based on a survey in a community-based ASO, the study reveals that these employees have a high level of commitment to their organization and that their trust and confidence in the organization and...
This manuscript reports findings from a recently conducted survey on information technology use and management by public managers in Arizona state- and local-government agencies. Based on these findings, we argue that public administration programs are facing new challenges in their efforts to...
As part of an investigation of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regional office decision making, I examine decisions to dismiss cases or withdraw unfair labor practice complaints by unions against their employers by creating a cross-sectional time series data set from 1964 to 1986. I...
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