William J. Pammer, Jerri Killian, and Gary S. Marshall
Chapter, Mediated Negotiation and Democratic Theory: Implications for Practice, co-authored by Gary S. Marshall, UNO faculty member.
The Handbook of Conflict Management cuts across theoretical perspectives, strategic models, and situational contexts as the first all-encompassing conflict management reference. A young field in both research and practice, this foundational text sets precedents for furthering academic study and real-world progress in managing diverse instances of conflict. It draws on more than 600 references to probe sources of conflict and to prescribe means of reducing tension in organizational, institutional, and community settings. Introducing core themes and issues into the dialogue, the handbook provides techniques to promote peaceful negotiation, cooperation, and consensus.
Jack Rabin and Dale Krane
Editor: Jack Rabin
"Home Rule" written by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
From the Nuremberg trials to the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 to recent budget reconciliation bills, the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy provides detailed coverage of watershed policies and decisions from such fields as privatization, biomedical ethics, education, and diversity. This second edition features a wide range of new topics, including military administration, government procurement, social theory, and justice administration in developed democracies. It also addresses current issues such as the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and covers public administration in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America.
John R. Bartle
Edited by John R. Bartle, UNO faculty member.
Chapter: Seven Theories of Public Budgeting, authored by John R. Bartle.
Chapter: The Median Voter Model in Public Budgeting Research, co-authored by John R. Bartle.
Chapter: Applying Transaction Cost Theory to Public Budgeting, co-authored by John R. Bartle.
As the study of public administration becomes more theoretically aware, researchers need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical perspectives. This volume examines seven theoretical perspectives of public budgeting: incrementalism, the budget process model, the organizational process model, the median voter model, the ‘greedy bureaucrat’ model, a post-modern model, and the transaction cost model. Major research from each perspective is examined and critically reviewed. The development of each model is examined in detail, its strengths and weaknesses identified, and the potential for future research discussed, allowing the reader to understand the place of the model and its applicability to their own research. This volume will be a vital resource for researchers in public budgeting, public finance, public administration, and political science.
Gheorghe Filip and Dale Krane
Editor: Georghe Filip
Chapter, New Public Management: A Comparative Examination, authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
Dale Krane, Platon N. Rigos, and Melvin Hill
Editors: Dale Krane (UNO Faculty Member), Platon N Rigos, Melvin B Hill
Chapter, Nebraska, authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
Home rule powers are essential parts of the American governing process, but they vary widely from state to state. This authoritative reference work examines the powers and functions of municipalities and counties that operate under home rule within each state. For example, the ability of a local municipality to raise taxes, annex land, or impose regulations is determined by their home rule powers from the states. This volume provides a reliable reference work for researchers and students - a single source that readers can trust for information about: the actions that local governments can - and cannot - pursue; states where power is centralized at the capital and where it is not; how home rule varies within each state by governmental function; and trends in important issues such as taxes, land annexation, and citizen access. The editors organized the book in three parts: an overview of American home rule, including its history; a state-by-state description of home rule authority; and a comparative appendix that allows readers a quick reference source of powers by state. A scholar or governmental expert was selected in each state to prepare the state descriptions. Each chapter follows the same outline of content that allows easy comparison between states. In an era of power and responsibilities devolving from the national government to states and localities, the use of home rule powers has become increasingly important to the health of American government and federalism. Researchers and interested citizens will benefit from this comprehensive reference.
Kuotsai Tom Liou and John R. Bartle
Chapter 8: Changes and Reforms in Tax and Public Revenue Systems, authored by John Bartle, UNO facuty member.
Outlining the origins, motivations, strategies, implementations, and effectiveness of reform policies and programs, Handbook of Public Management Practice and Reform examines changes and challenges in major areas of public administration, including budgeting, finance, human resources, and organizational management, reviews the lessons of reform, and addresses new ideas and emerging issues. Discussing the development and contribution of public administration education, research, and professional associations, the book covers decentralization and deregulation, institutional arrangement and support, and cooperation between public and nonprofit organizations.
Anne Osbourne Kilpatrick, James A. Johnson, Mary Ellen Uphoff, and Dale Krane
Editors: Anne Osborne Kilpatrick and James A Johnson
Chapter 30, Health Care Technology Assessment, co-authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
This comprehensive text offers a broad view of health care policy, health services delivery and organization, and health care management. Drawing on the insights of over 100 scholars and leading practitioners, it highlights organizational changes reflected in health care mergers, networks, and affiliations and describes the role of funding agencies in the direct provision of services. Providing over 2350 references, tables, and drawings, the book charts the influences of managed care on provisions, funding, and the configuration of providers and services, and portrays the increasingly influential and challenging role of health administrators.
The Challenge To New Governance in the Twenty-First Century: Achieving Effective Central-Local Relations
National Institute for Research Advancement and Dale Krane
Editor: National Institute for Research Advancement
Chapter, Local Government Autonomy and Discretion in the United States, authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
In July, 1998, the Third International Conference on Local Governance" was held in Tokyo under the co-sponsorship of NIRA and the U.S. National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). Leading scholars and administrative practitioners attended the conference from the five countries of Japan, the United States, South Korea, China and Australia. Regarding the relations between a central government and local governments, a variety of issues including globalization and decentralization were discussed from various standpoints and levels. This publication is a collection of papers which were presented at the conference.
Jay Shafritz, Dale Krane, and Deil S. Wright
Editor: Jay Shafritz
"Federalism" authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
"Intergovernmental Relations" co-authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
"Intergovernmental Management" co-authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
Public administration—the implementation side of government—is becoming an increasingly international discipline. Public policy—the decisionmaking side of modern government—has often been segregated from the administration of policy decisions. This four-volume encyclopedia is the first major international and comprehensive reference to combine public administration and policy in a single work.Containing approximately 900 articles by over 300 experts, the International Encyclopedia of Public Policy and Administration covers all of the core concepts, terms, and processes of the following areas: applied behavioral science, budgeting, comparative public administration, development administration, industrial/organizational psychology, industrial policy, international trade, labor relations, management, nonprofit management, organization theory and behavior, policy analysis, political economy, political science, public administration, public finance, public law, public management, public personnel administration, public policy, and taxation.The reader will also find entries on individuals who made significant intellectual and technical contributions to the development of public policy and administration, such as Louis Brownlow, John Maynard Keynes, and Leonard White; significant organizations such as the American Society for Public Administration, the International Institute of Administrative Sciences, and the National Academy of Public Administration; and historically important committees or commissions, such as the Fulton Committee in Great Britain or the Hoover Commission in the United States.Each article tackles its subject from a generic perspective with examples from as wide a range of states as practical. Typically, an article deals with historical and theoretical developments, then explains how relevant concepts and practices are applied in varying cultures, such as the United States, Western Europe, or Asia, and in varying regimes, such as presidential, parliamentary, or monarchical. An underlying theme of the encyclopedia is that the various aspects of public administration in all developed states are essentially the same.The International Encyclopedia of Public Policy and Administration presents the best of modern scholarship in an accessible form for an international audience. It is designed so that its contents—a combination of historical and descriptive articles, procedural presentations, and interpretive essays—will be accessible to the general reader as well as of interest to the specialist. Destined to become the basic reference book for public policy and administration, this encyclopedia will be an invaluable resource for students, teachers, and practitioners throughout the world.
Hugh T. Miller, Charles J. Fox, and Gary S. Marshall
Chapter, Deconstructing Administrative Behavior: The “Real” as Representation, authored by Gary Marshall, UNO faculty member.
Edward T. Jennings Jr. and Neal S. Zank
Chapter 9, State Government Coordination of the JOBS Program, co-authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
Chapter 10, State Efforts to Influence Federal Policy, authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
Chapter 15, Community-Level Coordination of the JOBS Program, co-authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
The nation's $200 billion public assistance system is a fragmented array of policies, programs, and organizations that often serves its clients poorly. In this book, experts from universities and think tanks and practitioners from all levels of government analyze serious coordination problems in the system. Cutting through the plethora of agency programs and regulations, these authorities offer practical reforms to make the system more effective, accountable, and efficient. They provide widely sought recommendations that will be useful to managers, students, scholars, experts, policymakers, and activists concerned with welfare reform and the future of public assistance programs.
The essays in the book address the coordination problem for all types of public assistance programs for all age groups and types of problems. The book provides specific analyses of the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills program under the Family Support Act, job training and employment programs under the Job Training Partnership Act, programs for youth-at-risk, and particular efforts to integrate the delivery of services to public assistance recipients. The authors provide essential information about institutions, processes, and policies at the federal, state, and local levels. They define critical issues and formulate policy and administrative recommendations to improve such critical features as executive leadership, Congressional decision-making, agency management, state government planning and policy development, and local service delivery operations.
Dale Krane and Stephen D. Shaffer
Co-authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
The authors of Mississippi Government and Politics go beyond the stereotyped view of the Magnolia State to consider the dramatic social, economic, and political changes taking place there in recent years. Yet the past is inextricably bound up with the present, as Dale Krane and Stephen D. Shaffer make clear in developing their central theme: the ongoing clash in Mississippi between traditionalists intent on preserving the status quo and progressives who have grown up with the civil rights movement. Based in part on public opinion polls measuring the attitudes of Mississippians over a decade, Mississippi Government and Politics presents a vivid social history and analysis of the state's executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Krane and Shaffer have contributed chapters on the culture of Mississippi, the origins and evolution of its ruling class, and efforts to modernize the economy and to bring more blacks and poor whites into the power structure. Krane writes about the struggle over public policy, or "who gets what, " and the highly ambivalent attitude of Mississippians toward the federal government. Shaffer addresses the shifting allegiances of political parties in the state and the role of interest groups in effecting change. The contributors include leading political scientists and public administrators. Tip H. Allen, Jr., looks at the century-old, much-amended constitution, and Douglas G. Feig considers the dominance of the legislature and the winds of change blowing through it. Thomas H. Handy describes the traditionally weak governorship. Diane E. Wall threads her way through the antiquated judicial system. Edward J. Clynch sizes up tax Policy, and Gerald Gabris delves intothe dynamics of local government. The result is the most comprehensive and authoritative book on Mississippi political culture in many years.
William J. Shkurti and John R. Bartle
Co-edited by John Bartle, UNO faculty member.
Benchmark Ohio is the reference book about Ohio, compiling information from more than fifty separate sources to provide a handy, up-to-date reference for quickly locating facts about the state and its people.
Tsuneo Akaha and Dale Krane
Editor: Tsuneo Akaha
Chapter 1, Brazil, authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
This is a valuable, well-written book on the development and current state of intercity passenger and freight transportation in 12 countries (Brazil, China, East Germany, France, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the USSR, the UK, the US, West Germany, and Zaire). Locations studied represent a good mix of advanced and developing countries with market and centrally planned economies. Choice
This volume surveys the public transportation systems and policies of twelve countries. It is concerned with the selected countries' experiences with the development, maintenance, and use of publicly provided transportation infrastructure for both public (commercial) and private (individual) purposes. The diversity of the countries surveyed, both in terms of the type of economic system and the level of economic development, provides rich and varied national experiences from which lessons can be learned. The volume allows the reader to compare and contrast different needs and policy responses in the public transportation sector of the countries selected.
All modes of transportation are covered and both passenger and freight/cargo transportation are included. Narrative descriptions of transportation modes are accompanied by quantitative indicators of the volume of transportation and other related data. Each country chapter provides the following information: historical and geographical factors influencing the development and maintenance of the country's public transportation system and policy; the impact of socioeconomic changes and political and ideological factors on a country's public transportation system and policies; recent trends and future prospects in public transportation; and transportation policy organization and process. The survey covers the post-World War II period through 1987-88. The country chapters are followed by a bibliographical essay that introduces a selective collection of English-language materials on public transportation systems and policies in the twelve countries surveyed, as well as additional, general works on public transportation. This unique work will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in a cross-cultural perspective on transportation policy.
Robert W. Gage, Myrna Mandell, and Dale Krane
Editors: Robert W Gage and Myrna P Mandell
Chapter 5, Devolution As An Intergovernmental Reform Strategy, authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
This contributed volume explores the management of intergovernmental relations--policies and networks. The book is a response to the growing need for concrete information on the development and use of different strategies for managing in the intergovernmental system. Such strategies became increasingly important during the Reagan years, especially with that administration's penchant for public-private partnerships. This study assembles some of the most respected experts in the field who outline the strategies and management skills needed to build and maintain intergovernmental networks essential to the implementation of complex public programs.
This contributed volume explores the management of intergovernmental relations--policies and networks. The book is a response to the growing need for concrete information on the development and use of different strategies for managing in the intergovernmental system. Such strategies became increasingly important during the Reagan years, especially with that administration's penchant for public-private partnerships. This study assembles some of the most respected experts in the field, who outline the strategies and management skills needed to build and maintain intergovernmental networks essential to the implementation of complex public programs. From a theoretical vantage point, it introduces several innovative concepts and models that will enhance the reader's ability to understand strategic behavior and management in intergovernmental settings. Public, health, and hospital administrators, public sector management professionals, as well as students and scholars of urban studies, business, and nonprofit studies will find invaluable insight in this detailed study.
Four major themes run through the book, reflecting a new step in the development of the literature relating to strategies and networking: a shift in emphasis from intergovernmental relations to intergovernmental management; the view of networks as a separate and distinct level of analysis requiring revised terminology, concepts, and emphasis; a revised view of strategic management for use in the public sector that moves away from a rational-logical approach; an emphasis on the individual and the importance of behavioral processes. Included here are the ideas of the importance of leadership as a facilitator, and the role of the strategic vision of the leader.
William J. Shkurti and John R. Bartle
Co-edited by John Bartle, UNO faculty member.
Lloyd C. Brown-John
Chapter 4, Evolutionary Patterns of Federal States, authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
Lewis G. Bender, James A. Stever, and Dale Krane
Editors: Lewis G Bender and James A Stever
Chapter 11, State Government Control of Small Cities CDBG Awards: The Case of Mississippi, authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
Robert Ebel, Therese McGuire, and John R. Bartle
Chapter 6: The Tax System and Intergovernmental Linkages, authored by John Bartle, UNO faculty member.
This volume contains state and local tax policy recommendations, placed within the context of changing economic structures, demographic trends and institutional relationships.
Louis A. Picard, Raphael Zarinski, and Dale Krane
Editors: Louis A. Picard and Raphael Zarinski
Chapter 3, Does the Federal-Unitary Dichotomy Make a Difference?: One Answer Derived from Macrocomparative Research, authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
This book brings together thirteen experts in subnational politics to examine the effects on local and regional governments of the pessimistic perception that governments are limited in their problem-solving abilities. Contributors discuss the issue of popular participation in the political decision-making process, which has led to the creation of community action groups and local and regional organizations that foster economic development. They take a hard look at the nature of relationships with other levels of government and address the problems caused by a shrinking budget.
Carl F. Pinkele, William C. Louthan, and Dale Krane
Editors: Carl F. Pinkele and William C. Louthan
Chapter 11, Discretionary Justice at DOJ: Implementing Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
Series of eleven essays on the role of discretion in all phases of the the criminal justice process, from pretrial detention, through sentencing and parole hearings. 135 pages with index and extensive bibliography.
Chandler Davidson, Howard Ball, Dale Krane, and Thomas P. Lauth
Editors: Chandler Davidson and Howard Ball
Chapter 9, The View from Georgia and Mississippi: Local Attorney's Appraisal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, co-authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
Howard Ball, Dale Krane, and Thomas P. Lauth
Authored by: Howard Ball, Dale Krane (UNO faculty member), and Thomas P. Lauth
Robert P. Steed, Laurence W. Moreland, Tod A. Baker, Dale Krane, and Tip H. Allen Jr.
Editors: Robert P. Steed, Laurence W. Moreland, and Tod A. Baker
Chapter, Factional Durability in Mississippi's Gubernatorial Elections, 1927-1975, co-authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.