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The aging of the baby boom generation, combined with the success of the New Public Management in downsizing the federal government, has led to a rapidly aging federal service, a reduced flow of new blood, and a looming “tsunami” of retirements that are forcing the federal service to...
Scholarly interest in the ways in which nonprofit organizations (NPOs) engage in the policy process has increased markedly in recent years, but one arena of participation about which we still know very little is administrative lobbying. To date, no study has investigated the factors that...
Public values are still considered by some authors to be universal, that is, applicable to all settings and constant through time. Despite this, a growing number of publications have appeared indicating that they are in fact quite context dependent, highly mutable over time, subject to...
This article examines changing revenue and expenditure structures in a panel of 2,698 American counties during the past 30 years (1972-2002) at 5-year intervals. It also investigates factors affecting the degree of reliance on user charges in counties. The findings show that property taxes and...
For more than a decade, public organizations have been adopting employee empowerment with the aim of improving performance and job satisfaction and promoting innovativeness. Our understanding of employee empowerment has been hindered by a dearth of empirical research on its uses and consequences...
In response to a perceived yearning for community in the modern urbanU.S., a definition of community is advanced, and a distinction is drawn between moral and ethical community. The problems of imposing moral community on diverse urban societies are considered and an argument is advanced for...
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