Political Science
Readings in
Public Administration/
Public Policy

Professor Tompkins, accumulator

Work in Progress
A note to the reader -- this is a work in progress,
which will evolve with constructive commentary and exploration.
Only modest effort has been devoted to citation stylistic consistency.
The delimiter denotes the current state of the review.

Readings (with some exceptions) are organized thematically, or topically.
Note that this material has been derived from earlier compilations by Professor Woods, with added contributions from Professor Su, and amended from various other resources...   Their contributions are gratefully recognized.

April 12 (9:45 AM meeting)
Topic:   Whistleblowing

  • Jos, P. H., et al. (1989). "In Praise of Difficult People: A Portrait of the Committed Whistleblower." Public Administration Review 49(6): 552-561.
  • Miceli, M. P. and J. P. Near (1984). "The Relationships Among Beliefs, Organizational Position, and Whistle-Blowing Status: A Discriminant Analysis." Academy of Management Journal 27(4): 687-705.
  • Gundlach, M. J., et al. (2003). "The Decision to Blow the Whistle: A Social Information Processing Framework." Academy of Management Review 28(1): 107-123.
  • Miceli, M. P. and J. P. Near (1994). "Whistleblowing: Reaping the benefits." The Academy of Management Executive 8(3): 65-72.
  • Whistle-Blowing in Organizations, Marcia P. Miceli, Janet Pollex Near, and Terry M. Dworkin, eds., (Psychology Press, 2008).
Some additions:
  • Smith, R. (2010). "The Role of Whistle-Blowing in Governing Well: Evidence From the Australian Public Sector." The American Review of Public Administration 40(6): 704-721.
  • Fredin, A. J. (2011). "The Effects of Anticipated Regret on the Whistleblowing Decision." Ethics & Behavior 21(5): 404-427.
  • Vega, M. A. (2012). "Beyond Incentives:  Making Corporate Whistleblowing Moral in the New Era of Dodd-Frank Act "Bounty Hunting"." Connecticut Law Review 45(2): 483-547.
  • also, Tim Shorrock, "Obama's Crackdown on Whistleblowers," The Nation, April 15, 2013.
March 22 (9 AM meeting)
Topic:  Administrative Rulemaking;   Professor Woods leading...
  • West, William F.  2005.  Administrative rulemaking: An old and emerging literature. Public Administration Review 65: 655-668.
  • Furlong, Scott R. and Cornelius Kerwin.  2005. Interest group participation in rule making: A decade of change.  Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 15: 335-370.
  • Yackee, Jason Webb and Susan Webb Yackee.  2006.  A bias toward business? Assessing interest group influence on the U.S. bureaucracy.  Journal of Politics 68: 128-139.
  • Nelson, David and Susan Webb Yackee. 2012. "Lobbying Coalitions and Government Policy Change." Journal of Politics, 74: 339-­?353
  • Woods, Neal D.  2009.  Promoting participation? An examination of rulemaking notification and access procedures.  Public Administration Review 69: 149-161.
  • Yackee, Susan Webb.  2012.  The politics of ex parte lobbying: Pre-proposal agenda building and blocking during agency rulemaking.  Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 22:373-393.
November 30, 2012 (9 AM meeting):   Professor Moldogaziev leading -- Revised Date!
Topic:   Empowerment
  • Bowen, D. E. and E. E. Lawler, III (1992). "The Empowerment of Service Workers:  What, Why, How, and When." Sloan Management Review 33(3): 31-39.
  • Conger, J. A. and R. Kanungo (1988). "The Empowerment Process:   Integrating Theory and Practice." The Academy of Management Review 13(3): 471-482.
  • Fernandez, S. and T. Moldogaziev, “A Causal Model of the Empowerment Process:   Exploring the Links Between Empowerment Practices, Employee Cognition and Behavioral Outcomes,”   ms.
  • Fernandez, S. and T. Moldogaziev (2012). "Using Employee Empowerment to Encourage Innovative Behavior in the Public Sector." Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory.
  • Fernandez, S. and T. Moldogaziev (2010). "Empowering Public Sector Employees to Improve Performance:   Does It Work?" The American Review of Public Administration 41(1): 23-47.
  • Peters, B. G. and D. J. Savoie (1996). "Managing Incoherence:  The Coordination and Empowerment Conundrum." Public Administration Review 56(3): 281-290.
  • Spreitzer, G. M. (1995). "Psychological Empowerment in the Workplace:   Dimensions, Measurement, and Validation." The Academy of Management Journal 38(5): 1442-1465.
November 9, 2012 (9 AM meeting) -- Revised Date!
Topic:   Theory, observation and data

  • Irving M. Klotz, "The N-Ray Affair," Scientific American, May 1980, pp. 168-75.
  • Rom Harre, "J.J. Thomson:  The Discovery of the Electron," in Great Scientific Experiments, Oxford, 198l. Ch. 16.
  • Stephen J. Gould, "What if Anything, is a Zebra?"  in Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes:  Further Reflections in Natural History, (W.W. Norton, 1983), Ch. 28.
  • Bruce R. Moore and Susan Stuttard, "Dr. Guthrie and Felis domesticus, Or:  Tripping Over the Cat," Science 205, Sept. 7, 1979, pp. 1031-33.
  • Review readings on "public service motivation"
October 5, 2012 (9 AM meeting):   Jonathan Rauh, presenting.
  • Cooper, T. L. (2004). "Big Questions in Administrative Ethics:   A Need for Focused Collaborative Effort." Public Administration Review 64(4): 395-407.
  • Jones, T. M. (1995). "Instrumental Stakeholder Theory:  A Synthesis of Ethics and Economics." Academy of Management Review 20(2): 404-437.
  • Menzel, D. C. (2005). "Research on Ethics and Integrity in Governance:  A Review and Assessment." Public Integrity 7(2): 147-168.
  • Rosenson, B. A. (2003). "Against Their Apparent Self-Interest:   The Authorization of Independent State Legislative Ethics Commissions, 1973-96." State Politics & Policy Quarterly 3(1): 42-65.
  • Stout, L. A. (2007). "The Mythical Benefits of Shareholder Control." Regulation: 2-7.
September 14, 2012 (9 AM meeting):   Topic:   Disasters:  Planning.Response and Recovery
  • Gotham, K. F. (2012). "Disaster, Inc.: Privatization and Post-Katrina Rebuilding in New Orleans." Perspectives on Politics 10(3): 633-646.
  • Johnson, J. (2012). "Aggregates Unseen: Imagining Post-Katrina New Orleans." Perspectives on Politics 10(03): 659-668.
  • Simmons, W. P. and M. J. Casper (2012). "Culpability, Social Triage, and Structural Violence in the Aftermath of Katrina." Perspectives on Politics 10(03): 675-686.
  • Stow, S. (2012). "From Upper Canal to Lower Manhattan: Memorialization and the Politics of Loss." Perspectives on Politics 10(03): 687-700.
  • Johnson, C., Ed. (2011). The Neoliberal Deluge:   Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press.   Selections to be added...
  • and review essays:
    • Trounstine, J. L. (2012). "Privatization, Marketization, and Neoliberalism—The Political Dynamics of Post-Katrina New Orleans." Perspectives on Politics 10(03): 711-713.
    • Coyne, C. J. (2012). "Privatization, Marketization, and Neoliberalism—The Political Dynamics of Post-Katrina New Orleans." Perspectives on Politics 10(03): 713-715.
    • Manalansan, M. F. (2012). "Privatization, Marketization, and Neoliberalism—The Political Dynamics of Post-Katrina New Orleans." Perspectives on Politics 10(03): 716-717.
    • Schneider, A. (2012). "Privatization, Marketization, and Neoliberalism—The Political Dynamics of Post-Katrina New Orleans." Perspectives on Politics 10(03): 718-720.
    • Williamson, T. (2012). "Privatization, Marketization, and Neoliberalism—The Political Dynamics of Post-Katrina New Orleans." Perspectives on Politics 10(03): 720-723.
    • Sakakeeny, M. (2012). "Privatization, Marketization, and Neoliberalism—The Political Dynamics of Post-Katrina New Orleans." Perspectives on Politics 10(03): 723-726.
August 24, 2012 (9 AM meeting):   Topic:  Policy Experimentation
  • Allen, H., K. Baicker, et al. (2010). "What The Oregon Health Study Can Tell Us About Expanding Medicaid." Health Affairs 29(8): 1498-1506.
  • Baicker, K. and A. Finkelstein (2011). "The Effects of Medicaid Coverage — Learning from the Oregon Experiment." New England Journal of Medicine 365(8): 683-685.
  • Heckman, J. J. and J. A. Smith (1995). "Assessing the Case for Social Experiments." Journal of Economic Perspectives 9(2): 85-110.
  • Jim Manzi, Uncontrolled.  The Surprising Payoff of Trial-and-Error for Businesses, Politics, and Society, (Basic Books, 2012). skim Part I, chapter 9, 12.
  • Mauri, L. (2012). "Why We Still Need Randomized Trials to Compare Effectiveness." New England Journal of Medicine 366(16): 1538-1540.
  • Nam, Y., Y. Kim, et al. (2012). "Do Child Development Accounts Promote Account Holding, Saving, and Asset Accumulation for Children's Future? Evidence from a Statewide Randomized Experiment." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management: forthcoming.
  • Thompson, Peter. 2012. "The Relationship between Unit Cost and Cumulative Quantity and the Evidence for Organizational Learning-by-Doing." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 26(3): 203–24.

    See Also:

  • Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science, James N. Druckman, Donald P. Green, James H. Kuklinski, and Arthur Lupia (eds.), (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
  • Druckman, James N., Green, Donald P., Kuklinsky, James H., and Arthur Lupia, "The Growth and Development of Experimental Research in Political Science," American Political Science Review 100(4), 2006.
  • McDermott, R. (2002). "Experimental Methods in Political Science." Annual Review of Political Science 5(1): 31-61.
Topic:   Policy Actors, Process, and Models
  • Sabatier, Theories of the Policy Process, Second Editon, ch. 1,2.
  • Allison, Graham. 1969. “Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis.” APSR 63: 689-719, or see Philip D. Zelikow with Graham T. Allison, Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis 2nd edition (1999), theoretical material. 
  • Bendor, Jonathon and Thomas Hammond. 1992. “Rethinking Allison’s Models.” APSR 86: 301-322.
  • Helen Ingram, Anne L. Schneider, and Peter deLeon, "Social Construction and Policy Design," in Theories of the Policy Process, Second Edition, Paul Sabatier, ed. (2007), ch. 4.
  • Jos, P. H. and M. E. Tompkins (2009). "Keeping It Public: Defending Public Service Values in a Customer Service Age." PAR 69(6): 1077-1086.
  • Lowi, Theodore. 1972. “Four Systems of Policy, Politics, and Choice.” PAR 32: 298-310.
  • Heckathorn, Douglas and Steven Maser. 1990. “The Contractual Architecture of Public Policy: A Critical Reconstruction of Lowi’s Typology.” JOP 52: 1101-1123.
Topic:   Public vs. Private
  • Barry Bozeman, All Organizations Are Public:  Bridging Public and Private Organizational Theories, (Jossey-Bass, 1987), pp. 83-106.
  • Walker, R. M. and B. Bozeman (2011). "Publicness and Organizational Performance." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 21(suppl 3): i279-i281.
  • Meier, K. J. and L. J. O'Toole (2011). "Comparing Public and Private Management: Theoretical Expectations." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 21(suppl 3): i283-i299.
  •  Andrews, R., G. A. Boyne, et al. (2011). "Dimensions of Publicness and Organizational Performance: A Review of the Evidence." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 21(suppl 3): i301-i319.
  • Bozeman, B. and S. Moulton (2011). "Integrative Publicness: A Framework for Public Management Strategy and Performance." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 21(suppl 3): i363-i380.
  • Williamson, Oliver. 1999. “Public and Private Bureaucracies: A Transactions Cost Perspective.” Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 15: 306-342. 
  • Charles Wolf, Jr., Markets or Governments:  Choosing between Imperfect Alternatives, (The MIT Press, 1988), especially ch. 4, "Types, Sources, and Mechanisms".  
Topic:   Public Action, Part I
  • Joe B. Stevens, The Economics of Collective Choice (Westview, 1993), chpts. 1-4.
  • Browning, Edgar K. and William R. Johnson. 1984. “The Trade-off Between Equality and Effeciency.” Journal of Law and Economics.
  • Coase, Ronald. 1960. “The Problem of Social Cost.” Journal of Law and Economics 3:1-44.
  • Zerbe, Richard O. and Howard E. McCurdy. 1999. “The Failure of Market Failure.”  Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 18: 558-578.
  • Calabrese, Guido. 1992. “The Pointlessness of Pareto: Carrying Coase Further.” Yale Law Journal 110:1211-1237.
    See also:
Lee S. Friedman, The Microeconomics of Public Policy Analysis, (Princeton, 2002), ch. 15, 16.

Topic:   Institutions and Choice, especially commons issues
  • Elinor Ostrom, "Institutional Rational Choice:   An Assessment of the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework," in Theories of the Policy Process, Second Edition, Paul Sabatier, ed. (2007), ch. 2. 
  • Dietz, T., E. Ostrom, et al. (2003). "The Struggle to Govern the Commons." Science 302(5652): 1907-1912. 
  • Lawrence Lessig, "Do You Floss?", London Review of Books, 18 August 2005. 
  • Paul Seabright, "Managing Local Commons:  Theoretical Issues in Incentive Design",  Journal of Economic Perspectives 7(4), Fall 1993:  113-134.
Updates Highlighted
  • Ostrom, E., M. A. Janssen, et al. (2007). "Going beyond panaceas." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(39): 15176-15178.   
  • Ostrom, E. (2007). "A diagnostic approach for going beyond panaceas." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(39): 15181-15187.  
  • Ostrom, E. (2009). "A General Framework for Analyzing Sustainability of Social-Ecological Systems." Science 325(5939): 419-422.
  • Vollan, B. and E. Ostrom (2010). "Cooperation and the Commons." Science 330(6006): 923-924.
  • Rustagi, D., S. Engel, et al. (2010). "Conditional Cooperation and Costly Monitoring Explain Success in Forest Commons Management." Science 330(6006): 961-965.
 Some others...
  • Ostrom, Elinor. “A Behavioral Approach to the Rational Choice Theory of Collective Action.” American Political Science Review 92:1-22
  • Governing the Commons by Elinor Ostrom 
  • John Tierney, "As New Englanders overfish their way to ruin...", New York Times,  August 27, 2000.
  • Jules Pretty, "Social Capital and the Colleective Management of  Resources,", Science 302(5652):   1912-1914.
  • Bendor, Jonathon and Dilop Mookherjee. 1987. “Institutional Structure and the Logic of Ongoing Collective Action.” American Political Science Review 81:129-145. 
  • Thráinn Eggertsoon, “Open Access versus Common Property”, in Property Rights, Cooperation, Conflict, and Law, (Princeton University Press, 2003), ch. 3.
Topic:   Collective Action (expect changes here)
  • Joe B. Stevens, The Economics of Collective Choice (Westview, 1993), chpts. 5.
  • Potoski, Matthew and Aseem Prakash. 2005. “Green Clubs and Voluntary Governance: ISO 14001 and Firms Regulatory Compliance.” American Journal of Political Science.
  • Axelrod, Robert. 1981. “The Emergence of Cooperation Among Egoists.” American Political Science Review 75:306-18.
  • Lowery, David, Virginia Gray, Jennifer Anderson, and Adam Newmark. 2004.  “Collective Action and the Mobilization of Institutions.” Journal of Politics 66:684-705.
  • Moe, Terry M. 1980. “A Calculus of Group Membership.” American Journal of Political Science 24: 593-632.
  • Lubell, Mark et al. 2002. “Watershed Partnerships and the Emergence of Collective Action Institutions.” American Journal of Political Science 46: 148-163.
Topic:   Local Markets (aka Quasi-Market Allocation)
  • Tiebout, Charles.  1956. “A Pure Theory of Local Expenditures.”  Journal of Political Economy 64:416-24.
  • Lowery, David and William Lyons  1989. “The Impact of Jurisdictional Boundaries:  An Individual Level Test of the Tiebout Model.”  Journal of Politics 51:73-97.
  • Epple, Dennis and Allan Zelenitz 1981. “The Implications of Competition Among Jurisdictions: Does Tiebout Need Policies?” Journal of Political Economy 89: 1197-1217.
    • Chubb, John and Terry Moe. 1988. “Politics, Markets, and the Organization of Schools.” American Political Science Review 82: 1065-87.
    • Schneider, Mark et al. 1997. “Institutional Arrangements and the Creation of Social Capital: The Effects of Public School Choice.” American Political Science Review 91: 82-93.    
  • Teske, Paul, Michael Mintrom, and Samuel Best.  1993.  “Establishing the Micro Foundations of a Macro Theory:  Information, Movers, and the Competitive Local Market for Public Goods” American Political Science Review 87: 702-713, (also see the exchange in 1995). 
  • Lowery, David, William E. Lyons, and Ruth Hoagland DeHoog.  1995.  “The Empirical Evidence for Citizen Information and a Market for Public Goods.”  APSR 89: 705-707. (Also read the response).    
  • Wallace E. Oates, “An Essay on Fiscal Federalism”, Journal of Economic Literature XXXVII (1999): 1120-1149.  
Topic:   Quasi-Markets II
  • Peterson, Paul.  The Price of Federalism (The Brookings Institution, 1995). 
  • Peterson, Paul and Mark Carl Rom. 1989. “American Federalism, Welfare Policy, and Residential Choices.” American Political Science Review 83:711-28.
  • Volden, Craig, "The Politics of Competitive Federalism," AJPS 46(2), 2002:  352-363.
  • Berry, William, Richard Fording, and Russell Hansen. 2003. “Reassessing the Race to the Bottom in State Welfare Policy.” Journal of Politics 65: 327-49.
  • Michael Bailey and Mark Carl Rom 2004. “A Wider Race? Interstate Competition across Health and Welfare Programs.” Journal of Politics 66: 326-47.
  • Lowery, David. 1998. “Consumer Sovereignty and Quasi-market Failure.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 137-172.
Some Other Resources:   
  • John D. Donahue, Disunited States..., (Basic Books, 1997), ch. 1 - 4.
  • Demetrios Caraley, “Dismantling the Federal Safety Net:  Fictions Versus Realities”, Political Science Quarterly 111(2), 1996:  225-258.
  • Timothy Conlan, From New Federalism to Devolution: Twenty-Five Years of Intergovernmental Reform, (Brookings, 1998).
  • The New Federalism: Can the States be Trusted?, John Ferejohn and Barry R. Weingast, eds., (Hoover Institution Press, 1997).
Topic:   "Fairness" and "Equity" and "Efficiency" in Allocation
  • Deborah Stone, Policy Paradox and Political Reason (1997), ch. 2 (Equity) and 3 (Efficiency).
  • Michael Sandel, Justice, What's the Right Thing to do?, (2009), ch. 2 (The Greatest Happiness Principle/Utilitarianism).
Note -- this material is not necessarily "classic" but it has proven useful in talking about these issues.
Links about Sept. 11 Victim's Compensation Fund.

Kenneth R. Fineberg, What is Life Worth?  (New York, Public Affairs, 2005)
Final Report of the September 11 Victim's Compensation Fund.   Link to Volume 1.  Link to Volume 2. 

Interviews with Kenneth Fineberg

Link to story on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" about Mr. Fineberg's work on the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund, established for victims of the Virginia Tech. shootings.    Link to story.
Link to Mr. Fineberg's Essay for NPR's "This I Believe" series on the value of a human life.   Link.
and
Link to Gulf Oil Claims Facility.   Link.

Also (some other resources):        
Lisa Belkin, "Just Money",  New York Times Magazine, December 8, 2002 
Paul Slovic, "The More Who Die, the Less We Care," in The Irrational Economist:   Making Decisions in a Dangerous World, Erwann Michel-Kerjan and Paul Slovic, eds., (2010), ch. 4.
Steven W. Landsburg, "Do the poor deserve life support", Slate, 2006.  (Link to story)
Robert H. Frank, "Weighing the True Costs and Benefits in a Matter of Life and Death",
                      New York Times, January 19, 2006.

Topic:   Contemporary Policy Challenges
  • Hacker, J. S. (2004). "Privatizing Risk without Privatizing the Welfare State: The Hidden Politics of Social Policy Retrenchment in the United States." American Political Science Review 98(2): 243-260.
  • Mettler, S. (2010). "Reconstituting the Submerged State: The Challenges of Social Policy Reform in the Obama Era." Perspectives on Politics 8(03): 803-824.
Topic:    How to think about the policy process.
  • Nikolaos Aahariadis, "The Multiple Streams Framework:  Structure, Limitations, Prospects," and James L. True, Bryan D. Jones, and Frank R. Baumgartner, "Punctuated Equilibrium Theory:   Explaining Stability and Change in Public Policy Making," in Theories of the Policy Process, Second Edition, Paul Sabatier, ed. (2007), ch. 3 and 6.   ... and ...
  • John Kingdon, Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies, Update Edition, with an Epilogue on Health Care (2nd Edition), (Longman, 2010).   
  • Frank R. Baumgartner and Bryan D. Jones, Agendas and Instability in American Politics, Second Edition, (Chicago, 2009).
  • Bryan D. Jones and Frank R. Baumgartner, The Politics of Attention: How Government Prioritizes Problems, (Chicago, 2005). 
  • Frank R. Baumgartner, Jeffrey M. Berry, Marie Hojnacki, David C. Kimball, Beth L. Leech,  Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why, (Chicago, 2009). 
Topic:  Constraints on Purposeful Action...    Organizations and social situations... mostly      
Assigned Reading:  
  • Paul A. Sabatier and Hank C. Jenkins-Smith, "The Advoacy Coalition Framework:   An Asssement", in Theories of the Policy Process, Paul A. Sabatier and Hank Jernkins-Smith, eds., (Westview Press, 1999), ch. 6.
  • Henry Mintzberg and Alexandra McHugh, "Strategy Formation in an Adhocracy", Administrative Science Quarterly 30 (2), 1985: 160-197.
  • Review Zahariadis chapter in Sabatier text.
Other Resources: 
    • Anthony Downs, Inside Bureaucracy, (1967), ch. II, VIII, IX, XIII, XVIII. 
    • Paul C. Nutt, "Types of Organizational Decision Processes", Administrative Science Quarterly 29(3), 1984:  414-450.
    • Christine Oliver, "Strategic Responses to Institutional Processes", Academy of Management Review 16(1), 1991:  145-179.
    • Anna Grandori, "A Prescriptive Contingency View of Organizational Decision Making", Administrative Science Quarterly 29(2), 1984:  192-209. 
    • Deborah A. Stone, Policy Paradox and Political Reason, (1988), ch. 11-15.
    • Kathleen M. Eisenhardt, "Agency Theory:  An Assessment and Review", Academy of Management Review 14(1), 1989:  57-74.
    • Thomas R. Oliver, “The Dilemmas of Incrementalism: Logical and Political Constraints in the Design of Health Insurance Reforms”, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 18(4), 1999:   652-683.
    • Policy Change and Learning:  An Advocacy Coalition Approach, Paul A. Sabatier and Hank C. Jenkins-Smith, eds., (Westview, 1993), ch. 3.
    • Hank C. Jenkins-Smith and Paul A. Sabatier, "Evaluating the Advocacy Coalition Framework", Journal of Public Policy 14(2), 1994:  175-203. 
Topic:   The Minnowbrook III Conference (mostly drawn from special issue of J-PART) and related issues
Readings:  
  • Bryer, T. A. (2007). "Toward a Relevant Agenda for a Responsive Public Administration." J Public Adm Res Theory 17(3): 479-500.
  • O'Leary, R. (2011). "Minnowbrook: Tradition, Idea, Spirit, Event, Challenge." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 21(suppl 1): i1-i6.
  • Nabatchi, T., H. T. Goerdel, et al. (2011). "Public Administration in Dark Times: Some Questions for the Future of the Field." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 21(suppl 1): i29-i43.
  • Gooden, S. and S. Portillo (2011). "Advancing Social Equity in the Minnowbrook Tradition." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 21(suppl 1): i61-i76.
  • Getha-Taylor, H., M. H. Holmes, et al. (2011). "Focusing the Public Leadership Lens: Research Propositions and Questions in the Minnowbrook Tradition." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 21(suppl 1): i83-i97.
  • Kioko, S. N., J. Marlowe, et al. (2011). "Why Public Financial Management Matters." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 21(suppl 1): i113-i124.
  • Christensen, R. K., H. T. Goerdel, et al. (2011). "Management, Law, and the Pursuit of the Public Good in Public Administration." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 21(suppl 1): i125-i140.
  • Moynihan, D. P., S. Fernandez, et al. (2011). "Performance Regimes Amidst Governance Complexity." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 21(suppl 1): i141-i155.
  • Isett, K. R., I. A. Mergel, et al. (2011). "Networks in Public Administration Scholarship: Understanding Where We Are and Where We Need to Go." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 21(suppl 1): i157-i173.
Topic:   Public Service Motivation (From Professor Su)
  • Alonso, P., & Lewis, G. B. (2001). Public Service Motivation and Job Performance. The American Review of Public Administration, 31(4), 363-380. doi: 10.1177/02750740122064992
  • Bright, L. (2008). Does Public Service Motivation Really Make a Difference on the Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions of Public Employees? The American Review of Public Administration, 38(2), 149-166. doi: 10.1177/0275074008317248
  • Crewson, P. E. (1997). Public-Service Motivation: Building Empirical Evidence of Incidence and Effect. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory: J-PART, 7(4), 499-518.
  • Houston, D. J. (2006). “Walking the Walk” of Public Service Motivation: Public Employees and Charitable Gifts of Time, Blood, and Money. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 16(1), 67-86. doi: 10.1093/jopart/mui028
  • Moynihan, D. P., & Pandey, S. K. (2007). The Role of Organizations in Fostering Public Service Motivation. [Article]. Public Administration Review, 67(1), 40-53. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2006.00695.x
  • Patrick, F. (2000). ‘Public service motivation’ as an argument for government provision. Journal of Public Economics, 78(3), 275-299. doi: 10.1016/s0047-2727(00)00075-x
  • Perry, J. L. (1996). Measuring Public Service Motivation: An Assessment of Construct Reliability and Validity. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory: J-PART, 6(1), 5-22.
  • Perry, J. L. (1997). Antecedents of Public Service Motivation. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory: J-PART, 7(2), 181-197.
  • Perry, J. L. (2000). Bringing Society In: Toward a Theory of Public-Service Motivation. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 10(2), 471-488.
  • Perry, J. L., Brudney, J. L., Coursey, D., & Littlepage, L. (2008). What Drives Morally Committed Citizens? A Study of the Antecedents of Public Service Motivation. [Article]. Public Administration Review, 68(3), 445-458.
  • Perry, J. L., & Wise, L. R. (1990). The Motivational Bases of Public Service. Public Administration Review, 50(3), 367-373.
Topic:   Network analysis (from Professor Su)
  • Agranoff, R., & McGuire, M. (1998). Multinetwork Management: Collaboration and the Hollow State in Local Economic Policy. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory: J-PART, 8(1), 67-91.
  • Agranoff, R., & McGuire, M. (2001). Big Questions in Public Network Management Research. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 11(3), 295-326.
  • Keast, R., Mandell, M. P., Brown, K., & Woolcock, G. (2004). Network Structures: Working Differently and Changing Expectations. Public Administration Review, 64(3), 363-371.
  • McGuire, M. (2002). Managing Networks: Propositions on What Managers Do and Why They Do It. Public Administration Review, 62(5), 599-609.
  • McGuire, M. (2006). Collaborative Public Management: Assessing What We Know and How We Know It. Public Administration Review, 66, 33-43. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2006.00664.x
  • Meier, K. J., & O'toole, L. J. (2001). Managerial Strategies and Behavior in Networks: A Model with Evidence from U.S. Public Education. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 11(3), 271-294.
  • Milward, H. B., & Provan, K. G. (1998). Measuring Network Structure. Public Administration, 76(2), 387-407. doi: 10.1111/1467-9299.00106
  • O'Toole, L. J., Jr. (1997). Treating Networks Seriously: Practical and Research-Based Agendas in Public Administration. Public Administration Review, 57(1), 45-52.
  • Provan, K. G., Fish, A., & Sydow, J. (2007). Interorganizational Networks at the Network Level: A Review of the Empirical Literature on Whole Networks. Journal of Management, 33(3), 479-516. doi: 10.1177/0149206307302554
  • Provan, K. G., & Milward, H. B. (2001). Do Networks Really Work? A Framework for Evaluating Public-Sector Organizational Networks. Public Administration Review, 61(4), 414-423.
  • Provan, K. G., & Sebastian, J. G. (1998). Networks within Networks: Service Link Overlap, Organizational Cliques, and Network Effectiveness. The Academy of Management Journal, 41(4), 453-463.
Topic:   The Logic of Inquiry -- Methodological Interlude
  • Christakis, N. A. and J. H. Fowler (2007). "The Spread of Obesity in a Large Social Network over 32 Years." New England Journal of Medicine 357(4): 370-379.
  • Cohen-Cole, E. and J. M. Fletcher (2008). "Detecting implausible social network effects in acne, height, and headaches: longitudinal analysis." British Medical Journal 337.
  • Carrell, S. E., M. Hoekstra, et al. (2011). "Is poor fitness contagious?: Evidence from randomly assigned friends." Journal of Public Economics 95(7-8): 657-663.
  • VanderWeele, T. J. (2011). "Sensitivity Analysis for Contagion Effects in Social Networks." Sociological Methods & Research 40(2): 240-255.
Topic:  Bureaucratic representation (from Professor Su)
  • Bradbury, M. D., & Kellough, J. E. (2008). Representative Bureaucracy: Exploring the Potential for Active Representation in Local Government. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 18(4), 697-714. doi: 10.1093/jopart/mum033
  • Hindera, J. J. (1993). Representative Bureaucracy: Further Evidence of Active Representation in the EEOC District Offices. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory: J-PART, 3(4), 415-429.
  • Keiser, L. R., Wilkins, V. M., Meier, K. J., & Holland, C. A. (2002). Lipstick and Logarithms: Gender, Institutional Context, and Representative Bureaucracy. The American Political Science Review, 96(3), 553-564.
  • Lim, H.-H. (2006). Representative Bureaucracy: Rethinking Substantive Effects and Active Representation. Public Administration Review, 66(2), 193-204. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2006.00572.x
  • Meier, K. J., Wrinkle, R. D., & Polinard, J. L. (1999). Representative Bureaucracy and Distributional Equity: Addressing the Hard Question. The Journal of Politics, 61(4), 1025-1039.
  • Riccucci, N. M., & Saidel, J. R. (1997). The Representativeness of State-Level Bureaucratic Leaders: A Missing Piece of the Representative Bureaucracy Puzzle. Public Administration Review, 57(5), 423-430.
  • Sowa, J. E., & Selden, S. C. (2003). Administrative Discretion and Active Representation: An Expansion of the Theory of Representative Bureaucracy. Public Administration Review, 63(6), 700-710.
  • Subramaniam, V. (1967). Representative Bureaucracy: A Reassessment. The American Political Science Review, 61(4), 1010-1019.
  • Wilkins, V. M. (2007). Exploring the Causal Story: Gender, Active Representation, and Bureaucratic Priorities. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 17(1), 77-94. doi: 10.1093/jopart/muj012
  • Wilkins, V. M., & Keiser, L. R. (2006). Linking Passive and Active Representation by Gender: The Case of Child Support Agencies. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 16(1), 87-102. doi: 10.1093/jopart/mui023

Topic:   Performance management (from Professor Su)
  • Moynihan, D. P., & Pandey, S. K. (2005). Testing How Management Matters in an Era of Government by Performance Management. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 15(3), 421-439. doi: 10.1093/jopart/mui016
  • Heinrich, C. J. (1999). Do Government Bureaucrats Make Effective Use of Performance Management Information? Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory: J-PART, 9(3), 363-393.
  • Pollitt, C. (2006). Performance Management in Practice: A Comparative Study of Executive Agencies. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 16(1), 25-44. doi: 10.1093/jopart/mui045
  • Radin, B. A. (2000). The Government Performance and Results Act and the Tradition of Federal Management Reform: Square Pegs in Round Holes? Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 10(1), 111-135.
  • Poister, T. H., & Streib, G. (1999). Performance Measurement in Municipal Government: Assessing the State of the Practice. Public Administration Review, 59(4), 325-335.
  • Radin, B. A. (1998). The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA): Hydra-Headed Monster or Flexible Management Tool? Public Administration Review, 58(4), 307-316.
  • Melkers, J., & Willoughby, K. (2005). Models of Performance-Measurement Use in Local Governments: Understanding Budgeting, Communication, and Lasting Effects. Public Administration Review, 65(2), 180-190. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2005.00443.x
  • Walker, R. M., & Boyne, G. A. (2006). Public management reform and organizational performance: An empirical assessment of the U.K. Labour government's public service improvement strategy. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 25(2), 371-393. doi: 10.1002/pam.20177
  • Moon, M. J. (2002). The Evolution of E-Government among Municipalities: Rhetoric or Reality? Public Administration Review, 62(4), 424-433.
  • Meier, K. J., & O'Toole, L. J., Jr. (2002). Public Management and Organizational Performance: The Effect of Managerial Quality. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 21(4), 629-643.
  • Coggburn, J. D., & Schneider, S. K. (2003). The Quality of Management and Government Performance: An Empirical Analysis of the American States. Public Administration Review, 63(2), 206-213.

Topic:  The Problem of Analysis – general issues

Readings for discussion:
  • Ann Langley, "In Search of Rationality:  The Purposes behind the Use of Formal Analysis in Organizations", Administrative Science Quarterly 34, (1989):  598-631.   (skim)
  • Evert Vedung, Public Policy and Program Evaluation, (Transactions Publishers, 1997), ch. 4 (“Models of Evaluation”)
  • Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein, Nudge, Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, (Yale University Press, 2008), ch. 5, "Choice Architecture". 
  • Nancy Shulock, “The Paradox of Policy Analysis: If It Is Not Used, Why Do We Produce So Much of It?”, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 18(2), (1999):   226-244.  (skim)
  • Robert H. Socolow, "Failures of Discourse", in Boundaries of Analysis:  An Inquiry into the Tocks Island Dam Controversy, Harold A. Feiveson, Frank W. Sinden, and Robert H. Socolow, eds., (Ballinger, 1976), ch. 1.  
  • Laurence H. Tribe, "Ways Not to Think About Plastic Trees", in When Values Conflict, Laurence H. Tribe, Corinne S. Schelling, and John Voss, eds., (Ballinger, c1976).  (skim)
Resource Readings:  
  • Onker N. Basu, Mark W. Dirsmith, Parveen P. Gupta, “The Coupling of the Symbolic and the Technical in an Institutionalized Context:   The Negotiated Order of the GAO’s Audit Reporting Process”, American Sociological Review 64 (1999):   506-526.
  • Beryl A. Radin, “Presidential Address: The Evolution of the Policy Analysis Field: From Conversation to Conversations”, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 16(2), (1997): 204-218.
  • David L. Weimer and Aidan R. Vining, Policy Analysis, Concepts and Practice, Third Edition, (Prentice Hall, 1999), passim.
  • The Tools of Government:   A Guide to the New Governance.  Lester M. Salamon, ed.   (Oxford University Press, 2002).   ch. 1. 2, and 3.
  • Savas, ch. 5 - 11. 
  • Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein, Nudge, Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, (Yale University Press, 2008), remainder.
  • Rejean Landry and Frederic Varone, "The Choice of Policy Instruments:   Confronting the Deductive and Interactive  Approaches," in Designing Government:  From Instruments to Governance (2005), Pearl Eliadis, Margeret M. Hill, and Michael Howlett, eds., ch. 5.
  • Richard O. Zerbe, Jr. and Howard E. McCurdy, “The Failure of Market Failure”, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 18(4), 1999:   558-578.
  • Lawrence Lessig, Code and other laws of cyberspace, (Basic Books, 1999).
  • Steven Weber, The Success of Open Source, (Harvard University Press, 2004).
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz, Economics of the Public Sector, Second Edition, (Norton, 1988), ch. 3, "The Economic Rationale for Government".
  • Joseph Stiglitz, “Distinguished Lecture on Economics in Government: The Private Uses of Public Interests: Incentives and Institutions”, The Journal of Economic Perspectives 12(2), 1998: 3-22.
  • David L. Weimer, "Claiming races, boiler contracts, heresthetics, and habits:  ten concepts for policy design", Policy Sciences 25 (1992):  135-160.
  • Barry Bozeman, All Organizations Are Public:  Bridging Public and Private Organizational Theories, (Jossey-Bass, 1987), pp. 83-106. 
  • Peter Smith Ring and James L. Perry, "Strategic Management in Public and Private Organizations:  Implications of Distinctive Contexts and Constraints", Academy of Management Review 10(2), 1985:  276-286.
  • old newstories on disasters...  (expect new ones)  Cornelia Dean, "Some Experts Say It's Time to Evacuate the Coast (for Good)", New York Times, October 4, 2005;   and  David Streitfeld, "Change Sought to Cover Losses Mandatory national insurance for disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes is getting a serious look...", Los Angeles Times, October 3, 2005.
Topic:   The Problem of Risk and Uncertainty
  • Bernard D. Goldstein, “Risk Assessment as an Indicator for Decision Making”, in Risks, Costs, and Lives Saved, Getting Better Results from Regulation, Robert W. Hahn, ed. (Oxford and AEI Press), ch.4.
  • Robert A. Pollak, “Regulating Risk”, Journal of  Economic Literature XXXIII, 1995:  179-191. 
  • Peter deLeon, "Democratic Values and the Policy Sciences", American Journal of Political Science 39(4), 1995:  886-905.
  • George J. Busenberg, “Collaborative and adversarial analysis in environmental policy”, Policy Sciences 32, (1999):   1-11.
  • J.A. Throgmorton, "The Rhetorics of Policy Analysis", Policy Sciences 24 (1991):  153-179.
  • Sylvia N. Tesh, “Citizen experts in environmental risk”, Policy Sciences 32 (1999):   39-58.
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Other Resources, not yet used...

Topic:  Policy Innovation and Diffusion
  • Sabatier, chpt. 7
    • Walker, Jack. 1969. “The Diffusion of Innovations among the American States.”  American Political Science Review 63: 880-899.
  • Berry, Francis Stokes and William D. Berry. 1990. “State Lottery Adoptions as Policy Innovations: An Event History Analysis.” American Political Science Review 84: 395-415.
  • Schneider, Mark and Paul Teske. 1992. “Toward a Theory of the Political Entrepreneur:   Evidence from Local Government.” American Political Science Review 86: 737-747.
  • Mooney, Christopher Z. 2001. “Modeling Regional Effects on State Policy Diffusion.” Political Research Quarterly 54: 103-124.
  • Grossback, Lary and Sean Nicholson-Crotty. 2004. “Ideology and Learning in Policy Diffusion.” American Politics Research 32:521-45.
  • Boehmke, Frederick and Richard Witmer. 2004. “Disentangling Diffusion: The Effects of Social Learning and Economic Competition on State Policy Innovation and Diffusion.”  Political Research Quarterly 57: 39-52.
  • Shipan, C. R. and C. Volden (2008). "The Mechanisms of Policy Diffusion." American Journal of Political Science 52(4): 840-857.
Topic:   Agenda Formation and Definition
  • Bachrach, Peter and Morton S. Baratz 1963. “Decisions and Nondecisions: An Analytical Framework.” APSR 57: 632-42.
  • Roger W. Cobb and Charles D. Elder, Participation in American Politics, The Dynamics of Agenda Building, (Allyn and Bacon, 1972).
  • Cobb, Ross and Ross. 1976. “Agenda Building as a Comparative Political Process” APSR 70: 126-38
  • Downs, Anthony. 1972. “Up and Down With Ecology: The Issue Attention Cycle.” The Public Interest. 28:38-50.
  • Peters, B. Guy and Brian Hogwood. 1985. “In Search of the Issue Attention Cycle.” Journal of Politics 47: 238-253.
    • Nelson, Barbara “Setting the Public Agenda: The Case of Child Abuse.” In Judith May and Aaron Wildavsky eds, The Policy Cycle.
    • Sharp, Elaine 1994. “The Dynamic of Issue Expansion: Cases From Disability Rights and Fetal Research Controversy.” Journal of Politics 56: 919-939.
Topic:   The Role of Language in Shaping Public Policy
  • Murray Edelman, The Symbolic Uses of Politics, (University of Illinois Press, 1985).  
  • Helen Ingram, Anne L. Schneider, and Peter deLeon, "Social Construction and Policy Design," in Theories of the Policy Process, Second Edition, Paul Sabatier, ed. (2007), ch. 4.
    • Anne Schneider and Helen Ingram, "Social Construction of Target Populations:  Implications for Politics and Policy", American Political Science Review 87(2), 1993:  334-347.  Robert Lieberman, "Comment" and Ann Schneider and Helen Ingram, "Response", American Political Science Review 89(2), June 1995:  437-446.   (material on  Schneider and Ingram...)
  • Abolafia, M. Y., "Framing Moves: Interpretive Politics at the Federal Reserve." J Public Adm Res Theory 14(3), (2004): 349-370.
  • B. Guy Peterse and John A. Hoornbeek, "The Problem of Policy Problems", in Designing Government:  From Instruments to Governance, Pearl Eliadis, Margaret M. Hill and Michael Howlett, (McGill-Queens University Press), ch. 4.
    • Peter Beinart, “Lost Tribes”, Lingua Franca, May/June 1999: 33-41.   
    • Mark Schlesinger and Richard R. Lau, “The Meaning and Measure of Policy Metaphors”, APSR 94(3), 2000: 611-626.  (... don’t spend too much time on the statistical investigation – concentrate on the argument...)
    • Deborah Stone, Policy Paradox...   (1997), ch. 6 - 10.
Topic:  Public Opinion and Public Policy
  • Wright, Gerald C., Robert Erikson, and John P. McIver.  1987.  “Public Opinion and Policy Liberalism in the American States.”  AJPS 31:980-1001.
  • Stimson, James, Michael MacKuen, and Robert Erikson.  1995.  “Dynamic Representation.” APSR 89: 543-65.
  • Smith, Mark. 1999.  “Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation within a Market Economy:  Does the Structural Power of Business Undermine Popular Sovereignty?”  American Journal of Political Science 43:842-863. 
  • Gray, Viginia, David Lowery, Matthew Fellowes, and Andrea McAtee.  2004.  “Public Opinion, Public Policy, and Organized Interests in the American States.”  Political Research Quarterly 57: 411-420.
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Jeffrey Lax and Justin Phillips.  2010. “Explaining Democratic Performance in the States.”  Working paper.

Topic: The role of government: justifications for public action...
  • Steve D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics..., "How is the Ku Klux Klan Like a Group of Real Estate Agents", ch. 2.
  • Savas, ch. 1 - 4.
  • Salamon, ch. 1 - 2.
  • Rogers, J. D. and G. Kingsley, "Denying Public Value: The Role of the Public Sector in Accounts of the Development of the Internet." J Public Adm Res Theory 14(3), (2004): 371-393.
Lecture Resource:
  • Robert Kuttner, Everything for Sale, The Virtues and Limits of Markets, (Knopf, 1997), ch. 1, 2, 7, and 8.
  •  The Tools of Government:   A Guide to the New Governance.  Lester M. Salamon, ed.   (Oxford University Press, 2002).   ch. 4, 5, and 6.
  • David L. Weimer and Aidan R. Vining, Policy Analysis:
  • Adam Cohen, "Pierre Omidyar's Perfect Store Turns 10", New York Times, September 7, 2005. 

Topic:   The Role of Government, the role of the private sector -- and privatization of public functions...
  • John D. Donahue, The Privatization Decision..., ch. 3 - 4, (see also 5).
  • Henry Mintzberg, "Managing Government:  Governing Management", Harvard Business Review May-June 1996:  75-83.
Lecture Resources: 
  • The Tools of Government:   A Guide to the New Governance.  Lester M. Salamon, ed.   (Oxford University Press, 2002).   ch. 9, 10, 14, and 16. 
  • Donald F. Kettl, Sharing Power, Public Goverance and Private Markets (Brookings, 1993).
  • Elliot D. Sclar, You Don’t Always Get What You Pay For: The Economics of Privatization, (Cornell University Press, 2000).
The Privatization Cases...
  • William Yardley, "For Sale from Puget Sound...", The New York Times, Nov. 18, 2007.
  • Carol Marbin Miller, "State finishes privatizing of child welfare...," Miami Herald, April 16, 2005.
  • Dan Mihalopoulos and Deborah Horan, "City to outsource paving work, Daley `sick and tired' of scandals," Chicago Tribune, November 21, 2004.
  • Nelson Schwartz and Ron Nixon, "Some States Consider Leasing Their Lotteries," The New York Times, Oct. 14, 2007.

Topic:   Politics and Participation
Assigned Readings:
  • R. Allen Hays, Who Speaks for the Poor?   National Interest Groups and Social Policy, (Routledge, c2001), ch. 3.
  • Robert R. Alford, Health Care Politics, (Chicago, 1975), ch. 1, 5 & 6.  (skim this only)
  • Theodore J. Lowi, The End of Liberalism, Second Edition, (W.W. Norton, 1979), ch. 3.
Lecture Resources:   Frances Fox Piven and Richard A. Cloward, Poor People's Movements, (Random House, 1977), ch. 1.

Additional Readings circulated:
  • Schroeder, S. A. (2007). "We Can Do Better -- Improving the Health of the American People." N Engl J Med 357(12): 1221-1228.
  • Bloche, M. G. (2007). "Health Care for All?" N Engl J Med 357(12): 1173-1175.
Topic:   “Tragic Choices”;   Delivery Systems and Mechanisms 
               (Markets, Auctions and Lotteries, Plans, Permits, etc.)

Assigned Reading:  
  • Jon Elster, Local Justice:  How Institutions Allocate Scarce Goods and Necessary Burdens, (Russell Sage Foundation, 1992), ch. 2 - 3.
  • Ubel, P. A. (1998). "Rationing" Health Care:  Not All Definitions Are Created Equal." Arch Intern Med 158: 209-214.
Lecture Resources:

Link to Oregon Health Services Commission Priority List.   (October 2003 version)
  • Guido Calabresi and Philip Bobbitt, Tragic Choices:  The Conflicts Society Confronts in the allocation of tragically scarce resources, (W. W. Norton, 1978), ch. 1 - 4.
  • David Wasserman, "Aggregation and the Moral Relevance of Context in Health-Care Decision Making", in Medicine and Social Justice:  Essays on the Distribution of Health Care, Rosamond Rhodes, Margaret P. Battin, and Anita Silvers, eds., (Oxford University Press, 2002), ch. 5.
  • Daniel Callahan, What Kind of Life:  The Limits of Medical Progress, (Simon and Schuster, 1990), ch. 2, ("On the Ragged Edge:  Needs, Endless Needs").
  • Barbara Townley, “The Role of Competing Rationalities in Institutional Changes”, Academy of Management Journal 45(1), 2002:   163-179.
  • Robert Kuttner, Everything for Sale, (Knopf, 1997), ch. 3 - 6.
  • Robert H. Frank, "Positional Externalities", in Strategy and Choice, Richard J. Zeckhauser, ed., (The MIT Press, 1991), ch. 2.
  • Robert H. Frank, Choosing the Right Pond, Human Behavior and the Quest for Status, (Oxford, 1985).
  • Robert H. Frank and Philip J. Cook, The Winner-Take-All Society...  (Free Press, 1995).
Topic:  Constraints on Purposeful Action  (recalcitrant individuals, organizations, clients, and so on...)
Today:  Individuals, mostly...
Assigned Reading: 
  • Jennifer Lerner and Philip E. Tetlock, “Accounting for the Effects of Accountability”, Psychological Bulletin 125(2), 1999:   255-275.
Lecture Resources:
  • New Citation Coming
  • Peter L. Bernstein, Against the Gods.  The Remarkable Story of Risk, (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1996), ch. 16, “The Failure of Invariance”.
  • Robyn M. Dawes, “Behavioral Decision Making and Judgement”, The Handbook of Social Psychology, Fourth Edition, Volume One, Daniel T. Gilbert, Susan T. Fiske, and Gardner Lindzey, eds., (Boston, McGraw-Hill, 1998), ch. 11.
  • Glen Whyte, "Groupthink Reconsidered", Academy of Management Review 14(1), 1989:  40-56.
  • Daniel L. Schacter, The Seven Sins of Memory, (Boston, Houghton-Mifflin Company, 2001).


Topics:  Systemic and Theoretical Perspectives on U.S. Government
               The Democratic Polity:  Criticism and Affirmation
              Structure or Discretion:  Loose Laws or Juridical Democracy?

  • Theodore J. Lowi, The End of Liberalism, Second Edition, (W.W. Norton, 1979), ch. 10-11.
  • Paul Barrett, "REINS Act, Hogtie the Executive Branch...," Business Week, March 24, 2011.
  • Link to Senator DeMint's Press Release...  Link here...
  • William F. West, "Structuring Administrative Discretion:  The Pursuit of Rationality and Responsiveness", American Journal of Political Science 28 (2), May 1984:  340 - 360. 
  • Robert A. Kagan, "Adversarial Legalism and American Government"  Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 10(3), 1991:  369-406.
  • Lawrence B. Joseph, "Democratic Revisionism Revisited", American Journal of Political Science 25(1), 1981: 160 - 187. 
Lecture Resources:
    • Frank R. Baumgartner and Bryan D. Jones, Agendas and Instability in American Politics,  ch. 9-12.
    • Henry H. Peritt, Jr., "Negotiated Rulemaking in Practice", Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 5(3), 1986:  482-495. 
    • Robert E. Goodin, “Institutionalizing the Public Interest: The Defense of Deadlock and Beyond”, American Political Science Review 90(2), (1996): 331-343.

 



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