The Politics of the Administrative Process
Fesler and Kettl discuss administrative responsibility within the American constitutional system, addressing such issues as big government, bureaucracy, administrative discretion, public budgeting, and the modeling of public administration on business practice. Their analysis includes the central problem of assuring bureaucratic accountability for the faithful execution of the laws, responsiveness to the public will, and ethical behavior by public administrators.
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