By Ms. Lana Stein
Read Online or Download Holding bureaucrats accountable: politicians and professionals in St. Louis PDF
Similar public affairs books
What's the courting among the economy and politics? In a democratic approach, what sort of regulate may still elected governments have over the monetary markets? What rules can be applied to control them? what's the position performed via assorted elites--financial, technocratic, and political--in the operation and rules of the economic system?
Examines the institutional principles of the sport that either form and are formed by way of human habit, targeting the neighborhood point preparations.
The United countries workplace for undertaking companies (UNOPS) is the one UN association that's self-financing via charges earned on venture management/provision of prone in all developmental and humanitarian fields. Following a disruptive merger procedure its destiny appeared doubtful. This booklet describes and analyzes the resultant reform, its difficulties and successes, in addition to its relevance to different UN businesses and New Public administration concept.
- Organizing Innovation: New Approaches to Cultural Change and Intervention in Public Sector Organizations (Innovation and the Public Sector)
- International Conflict Management: An Introduction
- Measuring Government Activity
- ICTs, Citizens and Governance: After the Hype! Volume 14 Innovation and the Public Sector
Extra resources for Holding bureaucrats accountable: politicians and professionals in St. Louis
Louis, Democratic primary nominations are tantamount to election. Demographics Like many of the Rust Belt cities, St. Louis experienced considerable population loss after World War II. 3 The city lost almost half its residents between 1950 and 1980. It now has fewer inhabitants than at any time since 1900, when it was the nation's fourth-largest city. In 1980 it ranked twenty-sixth. (See Table 2-1). The city of St. Louis is surrounded by an independent suburban county also called St. 3 million people live.
Mayoral or aldermanic control over these county offices is exercised only once a year when budgetary and salary allocations are made for seven offices, while the collector of revenue controls his or her own funds and then pays any surplus commissions to the city. Salaries for each of the elected county officeholders are set by the state legislature. These officeholders in turn use St. Louis's civil service classification system to set salaries for their patronage workers. Aldermen enact the pay ordinance for six of the eight patronage offices.
Their prior professional training and/or professional associations also significantly affected their on-the-job behavior (Simon, Smithburg, and Thompson, 1950:77). " asked an angry senator during the Iran-Contra hearings. Why does it matter whether government bureaucrats are accountable to elected officials or whether they rely solely on expertise in decision making? Linder stated simply that "within a democratic system, agencies are accountable to the public, through their elected representatives, for the responsible exercise of power" (1978:181).