Sp13 PA 120 syl | Public Administration | Academic Dishonesty

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND BUREAUCRATIC POLITICS 30:120 (POLI:3117) – Spring 2013 150 Schaeffer Hall – 6:30-9:00 Thursdays

Professor Cary Covington Office Hours: 10:30-12:00 T/TH e-mail: cary-covington@uiowa.edu Department Chair:

Office: 305 Schaeffer Hall Office Phone: 335-2339 Cameron Thies 335-2358 cameron-thies@uiowa.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION: As the course title suggests, this course studies the management tasks of public administrators and the environment within which they perform those tasks. We will give special attention to the development of theories about public and private organizations (and their similarities and differences) and the political context within which public administrators and government organizations must operate. Changes in both theories of organizations and the political environment have significantly influenced how public administrators define and attempt to achieve their goals. Finally, we will note recent trends and developments in the practice of public administration to understand both their origins and effects on government policy and politics. TEXTBOOKS: There are three texts for this course. They are available at the Iowa Memorial Union Bookstore. Additional ‘current events’ readings will be posted on the ICON website. Milakovich, Michael & George Gordon. Public Administration in America. (11th ed.) ISBN: 978-1-111-82801-1 Shafritz, Jay, & Albert Hyde,. Classics of Public Administration (7th ed.) (S/H) ISBN: 978-1-111-34274-6 Meier, Kenneth. Politics and the Bureaucracy (5th ed.) ISBN: 0-495-00747-1 GRADING POLICY: Grades will be assigned using +/- grading, and grade components are weighted as follows: Midterm Examination Term Paper Participation Class Activity Assignments Final Examination Total 100 points 100 points 30 points 70 points (max – could be less) 100 points 400 points (max, or 330 + the number of points awarded for Class Activity Assignments)

The examinations will consist of short-answer identification questions and essays. The final exam is not cumulative. The topic and grading criteria for the term paper will be assigned later in the semester.

Public Administration & Bureaucratic Politics – Spring 2013 Page 2 COURSE OUTLINE AND READING ASSIGNMENTS: January 24-31: I. The "Scientific Dichotomy": Scientific Management and the Politics/Administration Dichotomy Taylor (S/H #4) Wilson (S/H #1) Goodnow (S/H #2) Gulick #9 (S/H #9) B. Chapter 1 Meier. Human Relations Theory Barnard (S/H #11) 3.16-31) February 7: No Class – Professional Meetings February 14 – March 7: II. Organizational Humanism Mazlow (S/H #14) McGregor (S/H #19) 4. Recent Developments: Feminist. Critics of the Scientific Dichotomy Appleby (S/H #15) Simon (S/H #16) Allison (S/H #39) 2. Consumer-Oriented Theories Stivers (S/H #50) Barzelay & Armajani (S/H #52) March 14: Midterm Exam – in class March 21: No Class – Spring Break . ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY DEVELOPMENT Milakovich.DEFINITIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS Milakovich. Modern Systems Theory Katz & Kahn (S/H #21) C. The "Behavioral Revolution" 1. Organizational Decision Making Milakovich Chapter 5 Lindblom (S/H #20) Kingdon (S/H #44) Stone (S/H #57) D. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION . Chapters 1 & 2 (pp. Chapter 4 Weber (S/H #6) A.

Chapter 4 [April 25: Take Home Essay Assignment Handed Out] April 25 – May 2: IV. Budgeting Milakovich. Chapter 2 (pages 31-41) Mosher (S/H #42) B. Chapter 7 Meier. Chapter 9 Rivlin (S/H #32) Levine (S/H #37) Moe (S/H #46) NPR (S/H #53) D. The Effects of Policy Types Meier. Personnel Management Milakovich. The Effects of the Federal System Milakovich. Chapter 3 A. Policy Management Milakovich. Chapter 11 . Goals and Resources of the Bureaucracy Downs (S/H #26) Selznick (S/H #18) B. Goals and Resources of Other Political Actors Meier Chapter 6 Lowi (S/H #29) C. Chapter 3 Grodzins (S/H #23) Wright (S/H #36) Derthick (S/H #47) D. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES A. Government Regulation Milakovich. Chapters 2 & 6 Meier. Chapter 8 Key (S/H #13) Schick (S/H #22) Wildavsky (S/H #29) Caiden (S/H #41) C.Public Administration & Bureaucratic Politics – Spring 2013 Page 3 March 28 – April 18: III BUREAUCRATIC POLITICS Overview: Milakovich.

upholding the IOWA Challenge." Any student committing academic misconduct is reported to the College and placed on disciplinary probation or may be suspended or expelled (CLAS Academic Policies Handbook). the second-grade-only option. and then with the departmental DEO.edu/students/handbook. class members should seek appropriate shelter immediately. Questions may be addressed to 120 Schaeffer Hall. k. Incidents of sexual harassment should be reported immediately.Public Administration & Bureaucratic Politics – Spring 2013 Page 4 [May 9: Take Home Essay Due in ICON website] May 9 V. Making a Suggestion or a Complaint Students with a suggestion or complaint should first visit with the instructor (and the course supervisor). Final exams are offered only during the official final examination period. nor will I help fellow students to violate the Code of Academic Honesty. Accommodations for Disabilities A student seeking academic accommodations should first register with Student Disability Services and then meet privately with the course instructor to make particular arrangements. Reacting Safely to Severe Weather In severe weather.uiowa. All students should plan on being at the UI through the final examination period. to cheat. and other related issues.edu). For more information on Hawk Alert and the siren warning system. Faculty and students should use this account for correspondences (Operations Manual. PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY Milakovich. All members of the UI community have a responsibility to uphold this mission and to contribute to a safe environment that enhances learning.11). See the UI Comprehensive Guide on Sexual Harassment for assistance. No exams of any kind are allowed during the last week of classes. Chapters 5. Academic Honesty All CLAS students have. Complaints must be made within six months of the incident (CLAS Academic Policies Handbook). See www. visit the Department of Public Safety website. faculty. Electronic Communication University policy specifies that students are responsible for all official correspondences sent to their University of Iowa e-mail address (@uiowa.15. leaving the classroom if necessary. The class will continue if possible when the event is over. the complete schedule will be published on the Registrar's web site. or to steal the words or ideas of others. Chapter 12 Meier. definitions. I promise not to lie about my academic work. CLAS Final Examination Policies The final examination schedule for each class is announced around the fifth week of the semester by the Registrar. Different colleges may have different policies.2. 7 & 8 Kaufman (S/H #28) Rosenbloom (S/H #43) FINAL EXAMINATION: Date and Location to be Announced by CLAS University of Iowa’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Teaching Policies & Resources Administrative Home The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the administrative home of this course and governs matters such as the add/drop deadlines. or see the CLAS Academic Policies Handbook at http://clas.edu/~sds/ for more information. Understanding Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment subverts the mission of the University and threatens the well-being of students. III. . in essence. and the full University policy. agreed to the College's Code of Academic Honesty: "I pledge to do my own academic work and to excel to the best of my abilities. and staff. Once the Registrar has announced the dates and times of each final exam.uiowa.

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