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Hot Tickets Crimes, Championships and Big Time Sports at the University of Kansas

Hot Tickets Crimes, Championships and Big Time Sports at the University of Kansas

Author: H. George Frederickson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2019

In 2010, University of Kansas officials were shocked to learn that the FBI and IRS were on campus investigating Rodney Jones, former head of the Athletics Ticket Office, for stealing Jayhawks basketball tickets and selling them to brokers. Investigators found that for more than five years Jones and a small ring of university officials had conspired to loot the university of $2 million in tickets, reselling them for $3-5 million. In what was perhaps the biggest scandal in college sports history, all seven members of the Kansas Ticket Gang plead guilty to RICO Act indictments. Five went to prison-two were given probation for turning state's evidence.

Public Management Reform and Innovation Research, Theory and Application

Public Management Reform and Innovation Research, Theory and Application

Author: H. George Frederickson Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2019

Leading scholars present the most complete, as well as the most advanced, treatment of public management reform and innovation available. The subject of reform in the public sector is not new; indeed, its latest rubric, reinventing government, has become good politics. Still, as the contributors ask in this volume, is good politics necessarily good government? Given the growing desire to reinvent government, there are hard questions to be asked: Is the private sector market model suitable and effective when applied to reforming public and governmental organizations? What are the major political forces affecting reform efforts in public management? How is public management reform accomplished in a constitutional democratic government? How do the values of responsiveness, professionalism, and managerial excellence shape current public management reforms? In this volume, editors H. George Frederickson and Jocelyn M. Johnston bring together scholars with a shared interest in empirical research to confront head-on the toughest questions public managers face in their efforts to meet the demands of reform and innovation. Throughout the book, the authors consider the bureaucratic resistance that results when downsizing and reinvention are undertaken simultaneously, the dilemma public managers face when elected executives set a reform agenda that runs counter to the law, and the mistaken belief that improved management can remedy flawed policy.

The Public Administration Theory Primer

The Public Administration Theory Primer

The Public Administration Theory Primer explores how the science and art of public administration is definable, describable, replicable, and cumulative. The authors survey a broad range of theories and analytical approaches-from public institutional theory to theories of governance-and consider which are the most promising, influential, and important for the field. This book paints a full picture of how these theories contribute to, and explain, what we know about public administration today. The third edition is fully revised and updated to reflect the latest developments and research in the field including more coverage of governments and governance, feminist theory, emotional labor theory, and grounded research methodology. Expanded chapter conclusions and a brand-new online supplement with sample comprehensive exam questions and summary tables make this an even more valuable resource for all public administration students.

The Public Administration Theory Primer

The Public Administration Theory Primer

Author: H. George Frederickson, Kevin B. Smith, Christopher W. Larimer, Michael J. Licari Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2015

The Public Administration Theory Primer explores how the science and art of public administration is definable, describable, replicable, and cumulative. The authors survey a broad range of theories and analytical approaches-from public institutional theory to theories of governance-and consider which are the most promising, influential, and important for the field. This book paints a full picture of how these theories contribute to, and explain, what we know about public administration today. The third edition is fully revised and updated to reflect the latest developments and research in the field including more coverage of governments and governance, feminist theory, emotional labor theory, and grounded research methodology. Expanded chapter conclusions and a brand-new online supplement with sample comprehensive exam questions and summary tables make this an even more valuable resource for all public administration students.

Ethics in Public Management

Ethics in Public Management

Author: H. George Frederickson, Richard K. Ghere Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2013

The first edition of this work, published in 1993, refuted the notion that administrative ethics could not be studied empirically. In this second edition, Frederickson (public administration, University of Kansas) and Ghere (political science, University of Dayton) expand their scope to include both the managerial and individual/moral dimensions of ethical behavior, and add a new section on administrative ethics and globalization. Other sections cover organizational designs that support ethical behavior, market forces that compromise administrative ethics, and unintended outcomes of anticorruption reforms. The book is appropriate for a graduate course in public sector ethics.

Ethics in Public Management

Ethics in Public Management

Author: H. George Frederickson, Richard K. Ghere Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2013

The first edition of this work, published in 1993, refuted the notion that administrative ethics could not be studied empirically. In this second edition, Frederickson (public administration, University of Kansas) and Ghere (political science, University of Dayton) expand their scope to include both the managerial and individual/moral dimensions of ethical behavior, and add a new section on administrative ethics and globalization. Other sections cover organizational designs that support ethical behavior, market forces that compromise administrative ethics, and unintended outcomes of anticorruption reforms. The book is appropriate for a graduate course in public sector ethics.

Social Equity and Public Administration: Origins, Developments, and Applications Origins, Developments, and Applications

Social Equity and Public Administration: Origins, Developments, and Applications Origins, Developments, and Applications

Author: H. George Frederickson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2010

This book is designed to be the definitive statement on social equity theory and practice in public administration. Social equity is often referred to as the third pillar in PA, after efficiency and economy. It concerns itself with the fairness of the organization, its management, and its delivery of public services. H. George Frederickson is widely recognized as the originator of the concept and the person most associated with its development and application. The book's introduction and chapters 1-4 offer general descriptions of social equity in terms of its arguments and claims in changing political, economic, and social circumstances, and trace the development of the concept over the past forty years. Chapters 5-9 provide applications of social equity theory to particular policy arenas such as education, or to specific public administration issues such as the range of administrative discretion, the legal context, the research challenges, and social equity in the context of time and generations. Chapters 10 and 11 describe the current state of social equity and look towards the future.

Social Equity and Public Administration: Origins, Developments, and Applications Origins, Developments, and Applications

Social Equity and Public Administration: Origins, Developments, and Applications Origins, Developments, and Applications

Author: H. George Frederickson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2010

This book is designed to be the definitive statement on social equity theory and practice in public administration. Social equity is often referred to as the third pillar in PA, after efficiency and economy. It concerns itself with the fairness of the organization, its management, and its delivery of public services. H. George Frederickson is widely recognized as the originator of the concept and the person most associated with its development and application. The book's introduction and chapters 1-4 offer general descriptions of social equity in terms of its arguments and claims in changing political, economic, and social circumstances, and trace the development of the concept over the past forty years. Chapters 5-9 provide applications of social equity theory to particular policy arenas such as education, or to specific public administration issues such as the range of administrative discretion, the legal context, the research challenges, and social equity in the context of time and generations. Chapters 10 and 11 describe the current state of social equity and look towards the future.

The Adapted City: Institutional Dynamics and Structural Change Institutional Dynamics and Structural Change

The Adapted City: Institutional Dynamics and Structural Change Institutional Dynamics and Structural Change

Author: H. George Frederickson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2003

Selected Contents: 1. Introduction2. Theories of Institutional Dynamics3. Political and Administrative Cities4. The Evolution of Political Cities5. The Evolution of Administrative Cities6. The Evolution of the Model City Charter7. The Discovery of Adapted Cities8. Probing the Complexities of Adapted Cities9. The Conciliated City10. Conclusions

The Adapted City: Institutional Dynamics and Structural Change Institutional Dynamics and Structural Change

The Adapted City: Institutional Dynamics and Structural Change Institutional Dynamics and Structural Change

Author: H. George Frederickson, Gary A. Johnson, Curtis H. Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2003

Selected Contents: 1. Introduction2. Theories of Institutional Dynamics3. Political and Administrative Cities4. The Evolution of Political Cities5. The Evolution of Administrative Cities6. The Evolution of the Model City Charter7. The Discovery of Adapted Cities8. Probing the Complexities of Adapted Cities9. The Conciliated City10. Conclusions

Public Management Reform and Innovation Research, Theory and Application

Public Management Reform and Innovation Research, Theory and Application

Author: H. George Frederickson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/1999

This text confronts questions public managers face in their efforts to meet demands of reform and innovation. It considers bureaucratic resistance, the dilemma faced when a reform agenda runs counter to the law, and the belief that improved management can remedy flawed policy.

The Spirit of Public Administration

The Spirit of Public Administration

Author: H. George Frederickson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/1996

In this field--defining, broad approach to the study and practice of public administration, H. George Frederickson, one of the field's most respected scolars, carefully measures the meets and bounds of public administration and fixes its place in the context of changing politics, values, and ethics. He describes a robust and exciting public administration that includes, but is much more than, effective government management. The Spirit of Public Administration defines an ethic for the field that illustrates: * What the differences are between public administration and government administration, and how these differences redefine the field* How to practice ethical and energetic public administration in the context of contemporary politics* Why fairness and benevolence are as important as efficiency and economy* What implications are evident in the transition from government to governance Frederickson strongly defAnds broad grants of discretion to public administrators and then lays out the proper norms and ethic which should inform that discretion. And he firmly argues that the effectiveness of democratic government and modern governance, not just for the majority of but for all citizens, depAnds on the energetic exercise of bureaucratic discretion. The book concludes with seven principles that should guide everyone who works in public settings. Students and scholars will find The Spirit of Public Administration an exhilarating and challenging perspective.

Ethics and Public Administration

Ethics and Public Administration

Author: H. George Frederickson, John A. Rohr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/1993

Ethics and Public Administration refutes the arguments that administrative ethics cannot be studied in an empirical manner and that empirical analysis can deal only with the trivial issues in administrative ethics. Within a theoretical perspective,the authors qualify their findings and take care not to over-generalise results. The findings are relevant to the practice of public administration. Specific areas addressed include understanding public corruption, ethics as control, and ethics as administration and policy

Ethics and Public Administration

Ethics and Public Administration

Author: H. George Frederickson, John A. Rohr Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/1993

Ethics and Public Administration refutes the arguments that administrative ethics cannot be studied in an empirical manner and that empirical analysis can deal only with the trivial issues in administrative ethics. Within a theoretical perspective,the authors qualify their findings and take care not to over-generalise results. The findings are relevant to the practice of public administration. Specific areas addressed include understanding public corruption, ethics as control, and ethics as administration and policy

New Public Admin

New Public Admin

Author: H. George Frederickson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/1980

New Public Administration

New Public Administration

Author: H. George Frederickson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/1980

This book is generally about public administration and particularly about new public administration, a product of the turbulent late 1960s and the 1970s.