When Officials Clash

Author: Karen E. Holt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275959975
Format: PDF, Mobi
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President Reagan's limited enforcement of civil rights laws protecting the institutionalized was met with outrage by career employees in the Justice Department. This well-researched and harrowing account of the clash between appointees and career employees reveals the hidden costs and implications for any administration ignoring careerists.

Social Work Fields of Practice

Author: Catherine N. Dulmus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111824026X
Format: PDF, Docs
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A contemporary look at social work practice and the manycareer possibilities—with detailed coverage of important newand emerging trends As the practice of social work continues to diversify, studentsneed a clear picture of the current state of the field and anup-to-date source of information and guidance on emerging careeropportunities. Social Work Fields of Practice providesboth. Written by a team of experts in their respective specialties,this book features a comprehensive overview of contemporary socialwork practice, discussing historical trends and demographics,professional issues, ethics, and diversity for each practice area.Both traditional areas and new fields are considered from a varietyof perspectives, including the clinical, ethical, cultural, legal,theoretical, and technological. Addressing the Council on Social Work Education's requiredcompetencies for accreditation (EPAS), Social Work Fields ofPractice contains pedagogical features such as Key Terms,Review Questions for Critical Thinking, and Online Resources. It isthe most timely, all-encompassing resource of its kind,covering: Child welfare Family-centered practice School social work Substance abuse Mental health Social work disability practice Gerontological social work Forensic social work Veterinary social work Military social work International social work Social work practice with immigrant and indigenouspopulations With expert, in-depth discussions of the most importantspecialties and practice environments for today's social worker,Social Work Fields of Practice is an invaluable resource forundergraduate and graduate students preparing to enter this nobleprofession, as well as social workers seeking to expand theirprofessional horizons.

What Motivates Bureaucrats

Author: Marissa Martino Golden
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231505048
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Every once in a while somebody has to get the bureaucracy by the neck and shake it loose and say, 'Stop doing what you're doing.'" —Ronald Reagan How did senior career civil servants react to Ronald Reagan's attempt to redirect policy and increase presidential control over the bureaucracy? What issues molded their reactions? What motivates civil servants in general? How should they be managed and how do they affect federal policies? To answer these questions, Marissa Martino Golden offers us a glimpse into the world of our federal agencies. What Motivates Bureaucrats? tells the story of a group of upper-level career civil servants in the Reagan administration at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, the Food and Nutrition Service, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The book reveals that most career civil servants were usually responsive to executive direction—even with a president attempting to turn agency policy 180 degrees from its past orientation. By delving deeply into the particular details of Reagan's intervention into the affairs of upper-level career civil servants, Golden also fulfills her broader mission of improving our understanding of bureaucratic behavior in general, explaining why the bureaucracy is controllable and highlighting the limits of that control.

Readings in Presidential Politics

Author: George C. Edwards
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
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With 13 selections written by top scholars in the field of Presidential Politics and Policy, including George Edwards, Barbara Sinclair, James Pfiffner, Gary Jacobsen, Steve Wayne, and Louis Fisher, this new reader incorporates the latest research in presidential politics without shying away from controversial topics.