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Judicializing the Administrative State The Rise of the Independent Regulatory Commissions in the United States, 1883-1937

Judicializing the Administrative State: The Rise of the Independent Regulatory Commissions in the United States, 1883-1937

1st Edition

By Hiroshi Okayama
May 16, 2019

A basic feature of the modern US administrative state taken for granted by legal scholars but neglected by political scientists and historians is its strong judiciality. Formal, or court-like, adjudication was the primary method of first-order agency policy making during the first half of the ...

The Data Economy Implications from Singapore

The Data Economy: Implications from Singapore

1st Edition

By Sree Kumar, Warren B. Chik, See-Kiong Ng, Sin Gee Teo
October 15, 2018

"The data economy" is a term used by many, but properly understood by few. Even more so the concept of "big data". Both terms embody the notion of a digital world in which many transactions and data flows animate a virtual space. This is the unseen world in which technology has become the master, ...

The Politics of Fracking Regulatory Policy and Local Community Responses to Environmental Concerns

The Politics of Fracking: Regulatory Policy and Local Community Responses to Environmental Concerns

1st Edition

By Sarmistha R. Majumdar
September 13, 2018

Over the last decade, the oil and gas industry has garnered a lot of support from the United States federal and state governments in the name of energy independence and economic prosperity. More specifically, hydraulic fracturing or fracking is said to not only make the production of affordable ...

Contextualizing Compliance in the Public Sector Individual Motivations, Social Processes, and Institutional Design

Contextualizing Compliance in the Public Sector: Individual Motivations, Social Processes, and Institutional Design

1st Edition

Edited By Saba Siddiki, Salvador Espinosa, Tanya Heikkila
July 10, 2018

Studying compliance to uncover whether compliance is occurring, and what motivates it, is central to the broader study of governance. Contextualizing Compliance in the Public Sector: Individual Motivations, Social Processes and Institutional Design develops an interdisciplinary approach for ...

Community Development and Public Administration Theory Promoting Democratic Principles to Improve Communities

Community Development and Public Administration Theory: Promoting Democratic Principles to Improve Communities

1st Edition

Edited By Ashley E. Nickels, Jason D. Rivera
April 18, 2018

The concept of community development is often misunderstood, holding different meanings across different academic disciplines. Moreover, the concept of community development has been historically abstracted, not only in the way the concept has been conceptualized in academic studies, but also by ...

Citizen Participation in the Age of Contracting When Service Delivery Trumps Democracy

Citizen Participation in the Age of Contracting: When Service Delivery Trumps Democracy

1st Edition

By Anna A. Amirkhanyan, Kristina T. Lambright
December 05, 2017

Citizen Participation in the Age of Contracting is based on a simple premise: in democracies, power originates with citizens. While citizen participation in government remains a central tenet of democracy, public service delivery structures are considerably more complex today than they were fifty ...

Advancing Collaboration Theory Models, Typologies, and Evidence

Advancing Collaboration Theory: Models, Typologies, and Evidence

1st Edition

Edited By John C. Morris, Katrina Miller-Stevens
October 23, 2017

The term collaboration is widely used but not clearly understood or operationalized. However, collaboration is playing an increasingly important role between and across public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors. Collaboration has become a hallmark in both intragovernmental and intergovernmental ...

Administrative Ethics and Executive Decisions Channeling and Containing Administrative Discretion

Administrative Ethics and Executive Decisions: Channeling and Containing Administrative Discretion

1st Edition

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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....

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