This text discusses the economic, social and political implications of redirecting labour and capital from a military-based to a post-Cold War economy.
The readings in this volume will enlighten and enliven the contents of any standard text covering public administration human resource management. Selected mainly from the pages of "Public Administration Review" and "Review of Public Personnel Administration", these classic articles trace the historical and evolutionary development of the fields of public personnel administration and labor relations from the point at which the first civil service law was passed - the Pendelton Act in 1883 - through the 21st century. The collection covers everything from the seminal concerns of civil service (e.g., keeping spoils out) to topics that early reformers would never have envisioned (e.g., affirmative action and drug testing). These works continue to inform the theory and practice of public personnel and labor relations. To facilitate an instructor's ability to assign readings that illuminate lectures and course material, a correlation matrix on the M.E. Sharpe website shows how this book can be used easily alongside eight leading textbooks.