Test One 2011
What is Public Administration and Why Should I Care?
-- What's the big deal about working for the government?
Lecture: Defining PA – What it IS, What it Isn't
Lecture: Woodrow Wilson, the Father of American Public Administration Readings
Definitions lists on pages 2-3
Three Orthogonal Lists by Graham Allison (handout)
Reading on Public Administration by Woodrow Wilson in Stillman Working for the Government is Cool by Garth Cook (handout)
The Study of Public Administration—
Lecture: Max Weber and the Beauty of Bureaucracy
Reading on Bureaucracy by Max Weber in Stillman
Case - Yellowstone Bears from Backpacker Magazine (handout)
September 11 and Public Administration
Case – Catastrophe and Public Service by Cohen (handout) Case - American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center in Stillman
Progressives, Politics and Pragmatism—
Lecture: Progressivism and Pragmatism, Two Philosophies that Shape American Public Administration Readings
Article on Pragmatism by Patricia Shields (handout)
One pager on pragmatism by Lisa Zanetti (handout)
Case - Who Brought Bernadine Healy Down? in Stillman
Policy Development and the Continuing Policy Cycle – Incrementalism and Implementation Reading 8 by Charles Lindblum in Stillman, p. 215.
Case - Expectations in Stillman
I’d Study if I Were You!
There are always questions on the test that have not been covered in class, but are a part of the text of your readings PowerPoint Outlines
On the Website. (http://www.harding.edu/lklein/Public%20Admin%20Page.htm ) A very effective back-up for your notes. Lectures:
Be familiar enough with your lectures on Wilson and Weber, progressives and pragmatism, incrementalism and implementation to fill in blanks or answer detailed questions....