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Public Servants Studied in Image and Essay

A Fanfare for the Common Bureaucrat
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ISBN-13:
9781483382852
Einband:
WEB PDF
Seiten:
136
Autor:
Charles T. Goodsell
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Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This latest work by highly regarded scholar of bureaucracy Charles T. Goodsell uses narrative essays and accompanying video profiles to bring to life the work and careers of individuals working for the common good in 12 essential jobs at all three levels of American government. The first book to explicitly encourage undergraduates to consider the public service as a career,
Public Servants Studied in Image and Essay offers an on-the-ground look at some of the careers available to them after graduation. It showcases the hard work and dedication of ordinary bureaucrats—rather than administrative leaders—to help students appreciate the nature and achievements of American bureaucracy. The book’s narratives are framed by an introduction and conclusion by Goodsell to provide context and to place them within the research on bureaucracy and public administration.
"This book is a great resource to introduce the field to those who are just thinking of becoming public administrators…The first book of its kind to focus not on managers but on the front-line employees themselves."

—Russell W. Mills,
Bowling Green State University



This latest work by highly regarded scholar of bureaucracy Charles T. Goodsell uses narrative essays and accompanying video profiles to bring to life the work and careers of individuals working for the common good in 12 essential jobs at all three levels of American government. The first book to explicitly encourage undergraduates to consider the public service as a career,
Public Servants Studied in Image and Essay offers an on-the-ground look at some of the careers available to them after graduation. It showcases the hard work and dedication of ordinary bureaucrats—rather than administrative leaders—to help students appreciate the nature and achievements of American bureaucracy. The book’s narratives are framed by an introduction and conclusion by Goodsell to provide context and to place them within the research on bureaucracy and public administration. 




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Exclusive
! Video Interviews
The following video interviews, conducted by the author, connect the content from the book to real stories about public service.  




Essay 1: Adam R. Price, ATF Special Agent











Essay 2: Michael J. Bender, Police Captain











Essay 3: Stephanie F. Pechura, Felon Rehabilitator











Essay 4: Cindy M. Berndt, Regulation Expert











Essay 5: Karen L. Wilson, Energy Advisor











Essay 6: Howard Glenn, Drainage Master











Essay 7: Daniel W. McKeague, Forest Ranger











Essay 8: Daniel M. Riccio, Livability Director











Essay 9: Keith T. Grupposo, Probation Officer











Essay 10: Kathy D. Robertson, Homelessness Combatant











Essay 11: Carla D. Holloman, Social Worker











Essay 12: Jeffrey B. Richardson, County Manager







Preface

Acknowledgements

Introductory Remarks

Part One: Public Safety

Ch. 1: Adam Price, ATF Special Agent

A Firearms Agency Under Fire

Ch. 2: Michael Bender, Police Captain

Cops Doing Mental Health

Ch. 3: Stephanie Pechura, Felon Rehabilitator

Tough Love in Action

Part Two: Public Environment

Ch. 4: Cindy Berndt, Regulation Expert

Unsung Heroine of Process

Ch. 5: Karen Wilson, Energy Advisor

The Public Policy Professional

Ch. 6: Howard Glenn, Drainage Master

Coaching a Team That Must Win

Part Three: Public Conservation

Ch. 7: Daniel McKeague, Forest Ranger

In the Habit of Change

Ch. 8: Dan Riccio, Livability Director

A Beautiful Place Kept That Way

Ch. 9: Keith Grupposo, Probation Officer

Giving Second Chances When Possible

Part Four: Public Well-Being

Ch. 10: Kathy Robertson, Homelessness Combatant

Making Homeless Programs Work

Ch. 11: Carla Holloman, Social Worker

Matured Professional Caretaking

Ch. 12: Jeffrey Richardson, County Manager

Much Responsibility Closely Watched

Review and Conclusions

Appendix

Index

About the Author