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After an auspicious beginning, sunset reform remains an institutionalized form of legislative oversight in 26 states. This study moves beyond the simplistic notion that the success or failure of sunset review is a function of its ability to terminate agencies and toward a more complete...
An examination of the writings of the early budget reformers suggests a major break between the progressive era reform proposals in the early 1900s and the budget proposals of the Taft era conservatives beginning in 1912. Progressives favored expansionary, activist government; Taft conservatives...
This paper explores the implications of recent Internal Revenue Service rulings that have challenged the employment classification of selected religious leaders. Such actions raise important questions concerning the possible coercive actions of the state in shaping religious life. This work...
This paper contrasts two concepts of ethics education or training of public administrators. One concept, expressed by Daniel Callahan, advocates that ethics education should improve public officials' ability to recognize and analyze ethical issues but should not indoctrinate them or attempt to...
This work studies software selection in Illinois police departments to determine what factors are most important in making decisions, these factors' outcomes, and the nature of participation in decision making. The research finds that performance factors are far more important than cost...
This study focuses on how patrol officers define their jobs differently from how their supervisors do in a single law enforcement agency. I identify the source, substance, and degree of these differences, and I explore the relationships between definitional differences and performance appraisal...
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