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Kettl, Donald F.

Works: 101 works in 445 publications in 2 languages and 23,491 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, htt, Contributor
Classifications: JK421, 351.73
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald F Kettl
The global public management revolution by Donald F Kettl( )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this report of the Center for Public Service, which continues the work of the former Center for Public Management in a new home, Donald F. Kettl surveys the global public management revolution. He charts the major strategies, including New Zealand's 'new public management, ' the U.S. effort at 'reinventing government, ' and related efforts in developed and developing countries around the world. Kettle finds that this movement has revolved around six core ideas: the search for greater productivity; more public reliance on private markets; a stronger orientation toward service; more decentralization from national to sub-national governments
Environmental governance : a report on the next generation of environmental policy by Donald F Kettl( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 2,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,096 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
Improving government performance : an owner's manual by John J DiIulio( )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside the reinvention machine : appraising governmental reform by Donald F Kettl( )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The National Performance Review has been one of the liveliest management reforms in American history. It has helped reorient the federal bureaucracy toward a far more effective attack on the government's problems. This book provides the first independent assessment of the Clinton administration's "reinventing government" plan after more than a year of effort. What has the reinvention machine produced? Where does it most need to be oiled and adjusted? And has it truly changed the way the federal government conducts its business?"--BOOK JACKET. "Inside the Reinvention Machine brings together a distinguished group of public management experts for a look at both the practice and the theory of reinventing government. In examining the movement's driving ideas, relationships with the government's work force, and connections with the broader political community, these experts take stock of the boldest governmental reform movement in a generation."--BOOK JACKET. "The authors assert that Vice President Gore's National Performance Review has sparked remarkable innovations by operating managers in federal agencies. The NPR, however, has unleashed broad changes throughout the federal government without building the new capacity in the Executive Office of the President that is needed to manage the changing burdens of federal programs. The book appraises the many positive management reforms that federal managers have created, assesses the central political and administrative support that the White House must provide if the NPR is to succeed in the long run, and examines the lessons about the president's role in governmental management that the NPR's experiment in decentralized administration teaches."--Jacket
Team Bush : leadership lessons from the Bush White House by Donald F Kettl( )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,261 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
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 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformation of Governance offers a new framework for reconciling effective administration with the requirements of democratic government. Instead of thinking in terms of organizational structure and management, Donald F. Kettl suggests, administrators and theorists need to focus on "governance," or the links between government and its broader environment--political, social, and administrative--through which social action occurs. In this updated edition, a new epilogue shows Ketti urging political leaders to step back from the political barricades of hyperpartisanship to consider government's contemporary dilemma: Is there any practical way forward for public administrators to manage government effectively? Reinforcing the ten principles of bridge building which he developed in the original book, Kettl adds an eleventh, which lays out five transformative strategies: redefining public law to promote public accountability; re-conceptualizing government agencies as instruments of leverage; launching government leaders as boundary spanners; using information technology for building authority and trust; and incorporating performance management into processes that drive collaboration. With a new preface from Michael Nelson, editor of the Interpreting American Politics series, this award-winning book will be sought out by public policymakers eager to read a leading scholar's newest insights into the field--back cover
The politics of the administrative process by James W Fesler( Book )

57 editions published between 1991 and 2021 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an introductory level college textbook in U.S. public administration. The book has chapters covering the theory of public administration, the functions of government, organization theory, the components of the executive branch, organization problems, the Civil Service, the higher public service, decision making, budgeting, implementation, legislative control of administration, and regulation and the courts. The final section deals with bureaucratic accountability. ISBN 0-934540-81-0: $19.95
Escaping jurassic government : how to recover America's lost commitment to competence by Donald F Kettl( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,113 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"--
On risk and disaster : lessons from Hurricane Katrina by Howard Kunreuther( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 986 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
Leadership at the Fed by Donald F Kettl( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharing power : public governance and private markets by Donald F Kettl( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 788 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 )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 563 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 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 485 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 )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agenda for excellence : public service in America by Patricia W Ingraham( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 349 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 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Environmental governance : a report on the next generation of environmental policy
Environmental governance : a report on the next generation of environmental policyUnlocking the power of networks : keys to high-performance governmentImproving government performance : an owner's manualInside the reinvention machine : appraising governmental reformTeam Bush : leadership lessons from the Bush White HouseThe transformation of governance : public administration for twenty-first century AmericaThe politics of the administrative processOn risk and disaster : lessons from Hurricane Katrina
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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