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Kettl, Donald F.

Overview
Works: 78 works in 353 publications in 4 languages and 20,995 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JK421, 351.73
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donald F Kettl
The politics of the administrative process by James W Fesler( Book )

53 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking closely at policymaking and politics, this Fifth Edition has been substantially updated to provide readers with up-to-date research, data and case studies on the U.S. administrative process
Leadership at the Fed by Donald F Kettl( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global public management revolution by Donald F Kettl( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the current models of government reform across the world, examining the basic tool kit of reformers and probing the underlying issues of government management and the puzzles of governance in the twenty-first century, with special focus on New Zealand and the United States"--Provided by publisher
Sharing power : public governance and private markets by Donald F Kettl( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the flush of enthusiasm to make govemment work better, reformers from both left and right have urged government to turn as many functions as possible over to the private sector and to allow market competition to instill efficiency and choice. In fact, government has been doing just this for years: every major policy initiative launched since World War II has been managed by public-private partnerships. Yet such privatization has not solved government's problems. While there have been some positive results, there has been far less success than advocates of market competition have promised
The regulation of American federalism by Donald F Kettl( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving government performance : an owner's manual by John J DiIulio( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

System under stress : homeland security and American politics by Donald F Kettl( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transformation of governance : public administration for twenty-first century America by Donald F Kettl( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of public administration has long been based on the notions of hierarchy and authority. However, the way managers actually manage has increasingly become at odds with the theory. The growing gap between theory and practice poses enormous challenges for managers in determining how best to work & mdash;and for American government in determining how best to hold public administrators accountable for effectively doing their jobs. In the quest to improve the practice of public administration, Kettl explains, political scientists and other scholars have tried a number of approaches, including formal modeling, implementation studies, a public management perspective, and even institutional choice. This book offers a new framework for reconciling effective administration with the requirements of democratic government. Instead of thinking in terms of organizational structure and management, Kettl suggests, administrators and theorists need to focus on "governance, "or links between government and its broader environment & mdash;political, social, and administrative. Government is the collection of institutions that act with authority and create formal obligations; governance is the set of processes and institutions, formal and informal, through which social action occurs. Linking government and governance, Kettl concludes, is the foundation for understanding the theory and practice of government in twenty-first century America & mdash;for making public programs work better and for securing the values on which the American republic has been built
Inside the reinvention machine : appraising governmental reform by Donald F Kettl( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil service reform : building a government that works by Donald F Kettl( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors of this book contend that the civil service system, which was devised to create a uniform process for recruiting high-quality workers to government, is no longer uniform or a system. Nor does it help government find and retain the workers it needs to build a government that works. The current civil service system was designed for a government in which federal agencies directly delivered most public services. But over the last generation, privatization and devolution has increased the number and importance of government's partnerships with private companies, nonprofit organizations, and state and local governments. Government workers today spend much of their time managing these partnerships, not delivering services, and this trend will only accelerate in the future. The authors contend that the current system poorly develops government workers who can effectively manage these partnerships, resulting too often in a gap between promise and performance
Government by proxy : (mis?)managing federal programs by Donald F Kettl( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental governance : a report on the next generation of environmental policy( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The next government of the United States : why our institutions fail us and how to fix them by Donald F Kettl( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a series of compelling stories, The Next Government of the United States reveals the increasing complexity of the policy challenges that face the nation and exposes the reality that America's 20th-century government is a poor match for its 21st-century problems
The state of public management by National Public Management Research Conference( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Team Bush : leadership lessons from the Bush White House by Donald F Kettl( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strategy behind Bush's coup in the mid-term election- Lessons learned from his managing of the September 11th crisis- How Bush recognizes and learns from his very public mistakes
Agenda for excellence : public service in America by Patricia W Ingraham( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlocking the power of networks : keys to high-performance government( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the potential, strategies, and best practices of high-performance networks while identifying next-generation issues in public sector network management. Employs sector-specific analyses to reveal how networked governance achieves previously unthinkable policy goals, including natural resource protection by Interior, California's greenhouse emissions policy, Chesapeake Bay cleanup, and the fight against antiterrorism"--Provided by publisher
Managing community development in the New Federalism by Donald F Kettl( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Department of Homeland Security's first year : a report card( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Century Foundation report."
Escaping jurassic government : how to recover America's lost commitment to competence by Donald F Kettl( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Progressive government movement reined in corporate trusts and improved the lives of sweatshop workers. It created modern government, from the Federal Reserve to the nation's budgetary and civil service policies. Ask any American today and they will tell you how our government has hit a wall with profound implications. Trust in government is low, and the success of its programs. Instead of a focus on governmental effectiveness, the movement became known for governmental size. Both political parties contributed to the decline of the Progressive ideal, helping feed the gridlock and create a government that does not work the way citizens deserve. Donald Kettl argues for a rebirth of the Progressive spirit with a dedication to making the government work better. He outlines the problems in today's government, including political pressures, proxy tools, and capacity for management. Government Reclaimed details the strategies, evidence and people necessary to strengthen governmental effectiveness and shut down the gridlock"
 
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Sharing power : public governance and private markets
Alternative Names
Kettl, Donald F.

Kettl, Donald F. 1952-...

(Kettl, Donald Francis

Kettl, Donald Francis, 1952-

ケトル, ドナルド・F

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The global public management revolutionSharing power : public governance and private marketsImproving government performance : an owner's manualSystem under stress : homeland security and American politicsThe transformation of governance : public administration for twenty-first century AmericaInside the reinvention machine : appraising governmental reformCivil service reform : building a government that worksEnvironmental governance : a report on the next generation of environmental policy