Jane Adams, Problems of Municipal Administration, 1904
Theory: Adams discusses the inadequacies of the municipal administration and the reasons for these inadequacies in this essay article. Adams breaks down the reasons and tries to bring forth the possible remedies of these problems.
The article is a long essay on the failures and breakdowns in the municipal administration and the remedies that can be put forward to bring a change in the structure and functioning of the municipal administration.
The reader gets an ample number of technical reasons and arguments to understand as to why the municipal administration and the democracy of the United States are failing and how it can be remedied emphasizing on the power of the people to bring a change in the society.
Louis Brownlow, Charles E. Merriam and Luther Gulick, Report of the President’s Committee on Administrative Management, 1937
Theory: The article is a discussion of the revamping of the functioning of the White House and its staff. It aims at discussing what is being done and what needs to be done to improve the functioning of the federal system in the field of public management and administration, both within and outside the White House
The article discusses about the governmental efficiency and the efforts that goes into making it work, the reorganization and modernization of the US government management including the reorganization of the White House staff as well.
A reader who has deep interest in the working of the American Executive must go through this article to witness the changes that the White House has gone through and how more improvements can be made through comparison with present day scenarios in the White House and the other parts of the Executive.
Martin Landau, Redundancy, Rationality, and the Problem of Duplication and Overlap, 1969
Theory: The article aims at discussing the usefulness of information, its rational use, duplication of information and facts and the overlapping of various policies. The article aims at the resulting usefulness of policies that suffer from the above rationalities.
The article is a discussion of the factors enlisted in the title in Public Management policy making and administration of these policies in real time.
The article is written in technical as well as general terms in a way that a non-technical reader can comprehend it easily, yet understand the technical knowhow that goes into making Public Administration policies.
Graham T. Allison, Public and Private Management: Are They Fundamentally Alike in All Unimportant Respects?, 1979
Theory: This article is a thesis response to an article written by Wallace Sayre, Dean at Cambridge, on the Public Management. The thesis is subdivided into five main sections and the main focus of the article is on the comparison of public and private management.
The sections in the article address the comparison in a step wise manner, establishing the key points in both arenas, public and private.
The article is a comprehensive study of both private and public management sectors and the arguments and data provided in the article is very impressive. The reader will find this article very informative and can help build a basic understanding of public management in an argumentative sense.
Ronald C. Moe, Exploring the Limits of Privatization, 1987
Theory: Moe discusses of privatization in this article in a setting of the 1980s. The author discusses the basic implications of old Public Administration fundamentals and how they resist the application of privatization in the public sector.
The article discusses about various problems related to application of privatization in the field of Public Administration. The article also discusses the pros and cons of privatization and the difficulties faced in its application to this particular field.
The article is detailed in its explanation of the topic and presents very realistic problems and their prospective solutions in an absorbing debate on the topic of privatization.
Mark H. Moore, Creating Public vale: Strategic Management in Government, 1995
Theory: This article discusses the basics of management, which includes the aim of the efforts to be put in, the true focus and the methods to be followed to achieve completion of task with efficiency. The article is also a discussion of the issues of public value as both citizens as well as consumers of services.
The article discusses the sector of public management, running the discussion through the mindset of a newly appointed in-charge of a township who wishes to better for his people and discusses the intricacies of public management applicable in all cases of the subject.
The article is a good read as it allows the reader to step into the shoes of a real manager or administrator in the field of Public Administration and understand the nuances that such managers have to face.