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MMPA 5200 Principles of Public Administration : Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

MMPA 5200 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Adams, G. B., Balfour, D. L., & Reed, G. E. (2006). Abu Ghraib, administrative evil, and moral inversion: The value of “putting cruelty first.” Public Administration Review, 66(5), 680–693.

Agranoff, R. (2011). Federalist no. 44: What is the role of intergovernmental relations in federalism? Public Administration Review, 71, s68–s77.

Aldrich, J. H., & Grant, R. W. (1993). The Antifederalists, the first Congress and the first parties. Journal of Politics, 55(2), 295–327.

Arnold, P. E. (2011). Federalist no. 70: Can the public service survive in the contest between Hamilton’s aspirations and Madison’s reality? Public Administration Review, 71, s105–s111.

Bilmes, L. J. (2011). Federalist nos. 67−77: How would Publius envision the civil service today? Public Administration Review, 71, s98–s104.

Bingham, L. B., & O’Leary, R. (2011). Federalist no. 51: Is the past relevant to today’s collaborative public? Public Administration Review, 71, s78–s82.

Boyne, G. A. (2004). Explaining public service performance: Does management matter? Public Policy and Administration, 19(4), 100–117.

Bryer, T. A. (2013). Designing social media strategies for effective citizen engagement: A case example and model. National Civic Review, 102(1), 43–50.

Clemmitt, M. (2007). Universal coverage: Will all Americans finally get health insurance? CQ Researcher, 17(12), 265–288.

Cooper, M. H. (2004). Tobacco industry: Do ads and new products still target teen smokers?. CQ Researcher, 14(43), 1025−1048.

Donaldson, S. (2006). Outside, looking in. Public Integrity, 8(3), 207–214.

Ersoy, A. F. (2012). Mothers’ perceptions of citizenship, practices for developing citizenship conscience of their children and problems they encountered. Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice, 12(3), 2120–2124.

Glaser, M. A., Hildreth, W., McGuire, B. J., & Bannon, C. (2011). Frederickson’s social equity agenda applied. Public Integrity, 14(1), 19–38.

Hoggett, P., Mayo, M., & Miller, C. (2006). Private passions, the public good and public service reform. Social Policy & Administration, 40(7), 758–773.

Jost, K. (2008). Gay marriage showdowns: Will voters bar marriage for same-sex couples? CQ Researcher, 18(33), 769–792.

Jost, K. (2010). Prosecuting terrorists. CQ Researcher, 20(10), 217−240.

Jost, K. (2013). Gay marriage: Will the Supreme Court end curbs on same-sex unions? CQ Researcher, 23(11), 257−280.

Katel, P. (2008). Affirmative action. CQ Researcher, 18(36), 841−864.

Koliba, C. J., Mills, R. M., & Zia, A. (2011). Accountability in governance networks: An assessment of public, private, and nonprofit emergency management practices following Hurricane Katrina. Public Administration Review, 71(2), 210–220.

Light, P. C. (2011). Federalist no. 1: How would Publius define good government today? Public Administration Review, 71, s7–s14.

Light, P. C. (2011). Federalist no. 85: Has the national government become an “awful spectacle”? Public Administration Review, 71, s155–s159.

Lynn, L. E. (2009). Restoring the rule of law to public administration: What Frank Goodnow got right and Leonard White didn’t. Public Administration Review, 69(5), 803−813.

Mantel, B. (2013). Gun control: Should lawmakers tighten firearm restrictions? CQ Researcher, 23(10), 233−256.

McCurdy, H. E. (2006). Vision and leadership: The view from science fiction. Public Integrity, 8(3), 257–270.

McGovern, K. (2011). The promise of administrative conservatorship vs. the threat of administrative evil in the mission of public service. Public Integrity, 14(1), 51−66.

Menzel, D. C. (2006). The Katrina aftermath: A failure of federalism or leadership? Public Administration Review, 66(6), 808–812.

Modlin, S. (2011). Who really runs county government? The county manager in the budget formulation process. Public Administration & Management, 16(1), 21–45.

Morgan, D. F., Kirwan, K. A., Rohr, J. A., Rosenbloom, D. H., & Schaefer, D. L. (2010). Recovering, restoring, and renewing the foundations of American public administration: The contributions of Herbert J. Storing. Public Administration Review, 70(4), 621–633.

Nagel, J. H. (1991). Psychological obstacles to administrative responsibility: Lessons of the MOVE disaster. Journal of Policy Analysis & Management, 10(1), 1–23.

The new laboratories of democracy: How local government is reinventing civic engagement. Part one: Structure and form. (2009). National Civic Review, 98(2), 3–8.

Newbold, S. P. (2011). Federalist no. 27: Is transparency essential for public confidence in government? Public Administration Review, 71, s47–s52.

Pfeffer, J. (1992). Understanding power in organizations. California Management Review, 34(2), 29–50.

Posner, P. L. (2011). Federalist no. 30: What is to be done about the federal budget? Public Administration Review, 71, s53–s61.

Radin, B. A. (2011). Federalist no. 71: Can the federal government be held accountable for performance? Public Administration Review, 71, s128–s134.

Riccucci, N. M. (2007). The ethical responsibilities of street-level bureaucrats under welfare reform. Public Integrity, 9(2), 155–173.

Rosenbloom, D. (2008). The politics–administration dichotomy in U.S. historical context. Public Administration Review, 68(1), 57–60.

Rosenbloom, D. H., O’Leary, R., & Chanin, J. (2010). The future of public administration and law in 2020. Public Administration Review, 70, s314−s316.

Stillman, R. J., II. (1987). The constitutional bicentennial and the centennial of the American administrative state. Public Administration Review, 47(1), 4–8.

Stivers, C. (2008). The significance of the administrative state. Public Administration Review, 68(1), 53–56.

Teachout, Z. (2012). Legalism and devolution of power in the public sphere: Reflections on Occupy Wall Street. Fordham Urban Law Journal, 39(5), 1867–1894.

Ventriss, C., & Barney, S. M. (2003). The making of a whistleblower and the importance of ethical autonomy: James F. Alderson. Public Integrity, 5(4), 355–368.

Warner, M. E. (2010). The future of local government: Twenty-first-century challenges. Public Administration Review, 70, s145–s147.

Wedel, J. R. (2011). Federalist no. 70: Where does the public service begin and end? Public Administration Review, 71, s118–s127.

Weeks, J. (2012). Farm policy: Does U.S. farm policy promote unhealthy eating? CQ Researcher, 22(29), 693–716.

Wright, B. E. (2007). Public service and motivation: Does mission matter? Public Administration Review, 67(1), 54−64.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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