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Kettl, Donald F.

Overview
Works: 79 works in 356 publications in 5 languages and 21,510 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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 913 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 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 874 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 )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through detailed case studies, Kettl shows that as market imperfections increase, so do problems in governance and management. He examines the A-76 program for buying goods and services, the FTS-2000 telecommunications system, the Superfund program, the Department of Energy's production of nuclear weapons, and contracting out by state and local governments. He argues that government must be more aggressive in managing contracts if it is to build successful partnerships with outside contractors. Kettl maintains that the answer is not more government, but a smarter one, which requires strong political leadership to refocus the bureaucracy's mission and to change the bureaucratic culture
The regulation of American federalism by Donald F Kettl( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 734 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 709 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 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 639 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 634 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
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 571 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 562 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 508 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 504 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
On risk and disaster : lessons from Hurricane Katrina by Ronald J Daniels( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Publisher-supplied data) This timely volume contains valuable lessons and insights into the critical areas of disaster prevention, mitigation, recovery, and risk financing. It is an eclectic blend of lessons born of practical experience and academic research that collectively provides valuable insights that policymakers and lawmakers, insurers and academic researchers can draw upon to help guide them through the difficult years that lie ahead.--Robert P. Hartwig, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Insurance Information Institute An enormously important volume that comes at just the right time. In the wake of Katrina, new thinking is urgently needed on how to manage catastrophic risk most effectively--especially regarding prevention and recovery. This precious volume offers insights on both fronts, with contributions from many of the nation's leading authorities on risk and disaster. It is a must-read for scholars and policymakers alike.--David A. Moss, Harvard Business School Hurricane Katrina not only devastated a large area of the nation's Gulf coast, it also raised fundamental questions about ways the nation can, and should, deal with the inevitable problems of economic risk and social responsibility. This volume gathers leading experts to examine lessons that Hurricane Katrina teaches us about better assessing, perceiving, and managing risks from future disasters. In the years ahead we will inevitably face more problems like those caused by Katrina or by fire, earthquake, or even a flu pandemic. America remains in the cross hairs of terrorists, while policy makers continue to grapple with important environmental and health risks. Each of these scenarios might, in itself, be relatively unlikely to occur. But it is statistically certain that we will confront such catastrophes, or perhaps one we have never imagined, and the nation and its citizenry must be prepared to act. That is the fundamental lesson of Katrina. The 20 contributors to this volume address questions of public and private roles in assessing, managing, and dealing with risk in American society and suggest strategies for moving ahead in rebuilding the Gulf coast. Contributors: Matthew Adler, Vicki Bier, Baruch Fischhoff, Kenneth R. Foster, Robert Giegengack, Peter Gosselin, Scott E. Harrington, Carolyn Kousky, Robert Meyer, Harvey G. Ryland, Brian L. Strom, Kathleen Tierney, Michael J. Trebilcock, Detlof von Winterfeldt, Jonathan Walters, Richard J. Zeckhauser
The state of public management by National Public Management Research Conference( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 398 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 380 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 352 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 341 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 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping jurassic government : how to recover America's lost commitment to competence by Donald F Kettl( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 156 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
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Kettl, Donald F.

Kettl, Donald F. 1952-...

(Kettl, Donald Francis

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 politicsInside the reinvention machine : appraising governmental reformThe transformation of governance : public administration for twenty-first century AmericaCivil service reform : building a government that worksEnvironmental governance : a report on the next generation of environmental policy