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Though his term in the White House ended nearly a century ago, Woodrow Wilson anticipated the need for new ideas to address the effects of modern economic and social forces on the United States, including increased involvement in international affairs. Democracy and Administration synthesizes the former world leader's thought on government administration, laying out Wilson's concepts of how best to manage government bureaucracies and balance policy leadership with popular rule. Linking the full gamut of Wilson’s ideas and actions covering nearly four decades, Brian J. Cook finds success, folly, and fresh thinking with relevance in the twenty-first century. Building on his interpretive synthesis, Cook links Wilson’s tenets to current efforts to improve public management, showing how some of his most prominent ideas and initiatives presaged major developments in theory and practice. Democracy and Administration calls on scholars and practitioners to take Wilson’s institutional design and regime-level orientation into account as part of the ambitious enterprise to develop a new science of democratic governance.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Power and Public Management
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. PART I: WILSON'S IDEAS
  2. p. 19
  1. 1 Remaking the Public Executive
  2. pp. 21-37
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  1. 2 The Character of Modern Democracy
  2. pp. 38-62
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  1. 3 Situating Administration in the Modern Democratic State
  2. pp. 63-104
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  1. 4 Enhancing Democracy through Administrative Design and Organizational Practice
  2. pp. 105-133
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  1. PART II: WILSON'S PRACTICES
  2. p. 135
  1. 5 Administrative Reform and Expansion
  2. pp. 137-168
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  1. 6 Legal Structure, Cabinet Government, and Interpretive Leadership
  2. pp. 169-200
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  1. PART III: A WILSONIAN PERSPECTIVE ON GOVERNANCE
  2. p. 201
  1. 7 The Continuing Relevance of Wilson’s Ideas
  2. pp. 203-225
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  1. 8 Public Management, Representative Government, and the Continuation of Wilson’s Quest
  2. pp. 226-262
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  1. References
  2. pp. 263-269
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 271-279
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780801891779
Print ISBN
9780801885228
MARC Record
OCLC
310114990
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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