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Meier, Kenneth J. 1950-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 289 publications in 2 languages and 12,433 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Abstracts  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: HA29, 370.8996073
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Most widely held works about Kenneth J Meier
 
Most widely held works by Kenneth J Meier
Race, class, and education : the politics of second-generation discrimination by Kenneth J Meier( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores how the use of academic grouping and tracking can limit the educational opportunities available to black students. Equal educational opportunities are examined for 174 U.S. school districts with at least 15,000 students and a 1 percent black enrollment. The focus is on political forces that affect education. The analysis indicates that patterns of racial difference in the sorting practices of schools form a consistent pattern of action that is termed second-generational educational discrimination. How these policies developed is reviewed. The following changes in public policy are needed to provide equal educational opportunities for black students: (1) abolishing at-large school districts to increase opportunity for minority representation; (2) increasing the number of black teachers; (3) making the Federal Office for Civil Rights an aggressive civil rights action agency; (4) empowering the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to release data on racial employment by school district; (5) reevaluating academic grouping; and (6) banning corporal punishment. Results of the analysis are presented in 44 tables and 4 figures. Appendix a, Statistical Analysis, contains an additional 14 tables. Appendix b lists the school districts included in the analysis. A 379-item bibliography is attached. (Sld)
Politics and the bureaucracy : policymaking in the fourth branch of government by Kenneth J Meier( Book )

26 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case against school choice : politics, markets, and fools by Kevin B Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Public school choice is a policy gaining wide popular and political support. Spurred by perceptions of an education system in crisis, proponents of school choice argue that an education marketplace will produce better schools. Give students and parents choice, these advocates claim, and schools will be forced to improve or close. The promise of a choice-based system, however, is largely unfulfilled. Despite all the rhetoric, the successes of existing choice systems are questionable, and the theories and assumptions that provide intellectual support for choice have never been systematically tested. This book provides that test. Professors Smith and Meier show that a choice-based system will not improve American education. Choice theorists have exaggerated the decline in educational performance and misidentified its causes. Their proposed market cure is modeled on unfounded assumptions. Persuasive though it may sound, the school choice argument is demonstrably false and misleading. And what is worse, it is likely to promote racial, religious, and socio-economic segregation"--Back cover
The politics of fertility control : family planning and abortion policies in the American states by Deborah R McFarlane( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applied statistics for public administration by Kenneth J Meier( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of Hispanic education : un paso pa'lante y dos pa'tras by Kenneth J Meier( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an in-depth examination of 142 United States school districts with at least 5,000 students and 5 percent Hispanic enrollment
Regulation : politics, bureaucracy, and economics by Kenneth J Meier( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political economy of regulation : the case of insurance by Kenneth J Meier( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of sin : drugs, alcohol, and public policy by Kenneth J Meier( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bureaucracy in a democratic state : a governance perspective by Kenneth J Meier( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an analysis of working democracy, arguing that bureaucracy - often considered antithetical to fundamental democratic principles - can actually promote democracy. This work employs a "governance approach", and examines the results of bureaucratic and political interactions in specific government settings, locally and nationally
Applied statistics for public and nonprofit administration by Kenneth J Meier( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Applied Statistics for Public and Nonprofit Administration is praised at colleges nationwide for its ability to make a difficult subject accessible to both students and practitioners. Avoiding jargon and formulas, authors Kenneth J. Meier, Jeffrey L. Brudney, and John Bohte guide readers step by step through statistical techniques in use today."--Jacket
Latino politics : identity, mobilization, and representation( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latino identity politics research : problems and opportunities / Benjamin Márquez -- Latino public opinion : does it exist? / David L. Leal -- Fuzzy distinctions and blurred boundaries : transnational, ethnic, and immigrant politics / Michael Jones-Correa -- The role of Latino candidates in mobilizing Latino voters : revisiting Latino vote choice / Matt A. Barreto -- Residential mobility and the political mobilization of Latinos in Houston / Ricardo Ramírez -- Puerto Rican exceptionalism? : a comparative analysis of Puerto Rican, Mexican, Salvadoran, and Dominican transnational civic and political ties / Louis DeSipio and Adrian D. Pantoja -- Bonding and bridging : Latinos and social capital / Sylvia Manzano -- A place at the lunch counter : Latinos, African Americans, and the dynamics of American race politics / Helena Alves Rodrigues and Gary M. Segura -- Cooperation and conflict in multiracial school districts / René R. Rocha -- Latinas in Latino politics / Luis Ricardo Fraga and Sharon A. Navarro -- Is there a Latino dimension to voting in Congress? / Rodolfo Espino -- Latino representation in Congress : to what extent are Latinos substantively represented? / Jason P. Casellas -- Delegation or political mobilization? : Latino access to the bureaucracy / Eric Gonzalez Juenke -- "Muéstreme el dinero" : assessing the linkage between Latino school superintendents and English-language learner program resources / Nick A. Theobald -- We've come a long way, but not far enough : assessing the status of Latinos and Latino politics in political science / Valerie Martinez-Ebers and Manuel Avalos -- What don't we know and why don't we know it : one research agenda in Latino politics / Kenneth J. Meier
Program planning and evaluation for the public manager by Ronald D Sylvia( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public management : organizations, governance, and performance by Laurence J O'Toole( Book )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How effective are public managers as they seek to influence how public organizations deliver policy results? How, and how much, is management related to the performance of public programs? What aspects of management can be distinguished? Can their separable contributions to performance be estimated? The fate of public policies in today's world lies in the hands of public organizations, which in turn are often intertwined with others in latticed patterns of governance. Collectively, these organizations are expected to generate performance in terms of policy outputs and outcomes. In this book, two award-winning researchers investigate the effectiveness of management in the public sector. Firstly, they develop a systematic theory on how effective public managers are in shaping policy results. The rest of the book then tests this theory against a wide range of evidence, including a data set of 1,000 public organizations"-
Politics, policy, and organizations : frontiers in the scientific study of bureaucracy by Kenneth J Meier( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking work provides a new and more accurate guide to the interactions of bureaucracies with other political institutions and the public at large."--Jacket
The politics of Latino education by David L Leal( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Politics of Latino Education is a thought-provoking collection of readings based on data analyzed by some of the leading scholars of education politics. They document the political challenges-and opportunities-facing Latino educational achievement. This is a must read for anyone interested in the (increasingly Latino) future of American education.--Wilbur C. Rich, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science (Emeritus), Wellesley College
What works : a new approach to program and policy analysis by Kenneth J Meier( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of African-American education : representation, partisanship, and educational equity by Kenneth J Meier( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the 1,800 largest school districts in the United States over a decade, The Politics of African-American Education documents the status of African-American education and the major role that partisanship plays. The book brings together the most comprehensive database on minority education to date that centers around three arguments. First, partisanship permeates African-American education; it affects who is elected to the school board, the racial composition of school administrators and teachers, and the access of African-American students to quality education. Second, African-American representation matters. The effectiveness of African-American representation, however, is enhanced in Democratic districts while representation in Republican districts has little influence. Third, political structures matter, but they are not determinative. Two different structures - election rules and the independent school district - create the rules of the game in US education politics and policy but do not limit others from using those rules to change the outcome"--
Regulation and consumer protection by Kenneth J Meier( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative public management : why national, environmental, and organizational context matters by Kenneth J Meier( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The field of public management has become increasingly international, but research and policy recommendations that work for one country often do not work in another. Why, for example, is managerial networking important in the United States, moderately effective in the United Kingdom, and of little consequence in the Netherlands? Comparative Public Management argues that scholars must find a better way to account for political, environmental, and organizational contexts to build a more general model of public management. The volume editors propose a framework where context influences the types of managerial actions that can be used effectively in public organizations. After introducing the innovative framework, the book offers seven empirical chapters--cases from seven countries and a range of policy areas (health, education, taxation, and local governance)--showing how management affects performance in different contexts. Following these empirical tests, the book examines themes that emerge across cases and seeks to set an agenda for future research. This book will be the first to provide a comprehensive comparative assessment of the impact of management on organizational performance
 
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Race, class, and education : the politics of second-generation discrimination
Alternative Names
Kenneth J. Meier Amerikaans politicoloog

Kenneth J. Meier Professor of political science

Meier, K. J. 1950-

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English (221)

Chinese (1)

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Politics and the bureaucracy : policymaking in the fourth branch of governmentThe case against school choice : politics, markets, and foolsThe politics of fertility control : family planning and abortion policies in the American statesApplied statistics for public administrationThe politics of Hispanic education : un paso pa'lante y dos pa'trasThe political economy of regulation : the case of insuranceThe politics of sin : drugs, alcohol, and public policyBureaucracy in a democratic state : a governance perspective