Rethinking the Administrative Presidency: Trust, Intellectual Capital, and Appointee-Careerist Relations in the George W. Bush Administration (Johns ... in American Public Policy and Management)

 
9781421418490: Rethinking the Administrative Presidency: Trust, Intellectual Capital, and Appointee-Careerist Relations in the George W. Bush Administration (Johns ... in American Public Policy and Management)

Why do presidents face so many seemingly avoidable bureaucratic conflicts? And why do these clashes usually intensify toward the end of presidential administrations, when a commander-in-chief’s administrative goals tend to be more explicit and better aligned with their appointed leadership’s prerogatives? In Rethinking the Administrative Presidency, William G. Resh considers these complicated questions from an empirical perspective.

Relying on data drawn from surveys and interviews, Resh rigorously analyzes the argument that presidents typically start from a premise of distrust when they attempt to control federal agencies. Focusing specifically on the George W. Bush administration, Resh explains how a lack of trust can lead to harmful agency failure. He explores the extent to which the Bush administration was able to increase the reliability―and reduce the cost―of information to achieve its policy goals through administrative means during its second term.

Arguing that President Bush's use of the administrative presidency hindered trust between appointees and career executives to deter knowledge sharing throughout respective agencies, Resh also demonstrates that functional relationships between careerists and appointees help to advance robust policy. He employs a "joists vs. jigsaws" metaphor to stress his main point: that mutual support based on optimistic trust is a more effective managerial strategy than fragmentation founded on unsubstantiated distrust.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

William G. Resh is an assistant professor at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy.

Review:

"An original and valuable book that extends the literature on the administrative presidency. A must-read."

(Hal G. Rainey, The University of Georgia, author of Understanding and Managing Public Organizations)

"In this theoretically and empirically sophisticated book, Bill Resh makes important contributions to our understanding of the role of political appointees in advancing presidential policy agendas. His analysis demonstrates that political appointees who approach the career services with distrust will find distrust mirrored back to them. This mutual distrust will undermine the president’s ability to effectively implement administration priorities. Scholars will find Resh’s analysis illuminating, and practitioners will find his insights constructive."

(James P. Pfiffner, George Mason University, author of The Managerial Presidency)

"William Resh thinks deeply about how politicians try to control the bureaucracy and what effects these efforts have on government performance. In this innovative book, Resh argues that efforts by elected officials to politicize the bureaucracy reduce trust between appointees and career executives, hinder information sharing, and, ultimately, damage performance. There are few topics more central to democratic governance and with Resh’s work we have a fresh new and important take from a scholar with rare expertise and judgment."

(David E. Lewis, Vanderbilt University, author of The Politics of Presidential Appointments: Political Control and Bureaucratic Performance)

"Rethinking the Administrative Presidency constitutes a major scholarly contribution to the fields of bureaucratic and executive politics.  It advances a compelling thesis for understanding how public agencies are able to skillfully perform their administrative duties within a highly politicized executive branch environment.  Resh persuasively shows that both coherent and effective bureaucratic action ensues when the natural chasm that exists between political and career executives is occupied by a combination of interpersonal trust and positive organizational incentives."

(George A. Krause, University of Pittsburgh, author of A Two-Way Street: The Institutional Dynamics of the Modern Administrative State)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Resh, William G.
Published by Johns Hopkins Univ Pr (2015)
ISBN 10: 1421418495 ISBN 13: 9781421418490
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TU-9781421418490

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

William G. Resh
Published by JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1421418495 ISBN 13: 9781421418490
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Why do presidents face so many seemingly avoidable bureaucratic conflicts? And why do these clashes usually intensify toward the end of presidential administrations, when a commander-in-chief s administrative goals tend to be more explicit and better aligned with their appointed leadership s prerogatives? In Rethinking the Administrative Presidency, William G. Resh considers these complicated questions from an empirical perspective.Relying on data drawn from surveys and interviews, Resh rigorously analyzes the argument that presidents typically start from a premise of distrust when they attempt to control federal agencies. Focusing specifically on the George W. Bush administration, Resh explains how a lack of trust can lead to harmful agency failure. He explores the extent to which the Bush administration was able to increase the reliability-and reduce the cost-of information to achieve its policy goals through administrative means during its second term.Arguing that President Bush s use of the administrative presidency hindered trust between appointees and career executives to deter knowledge sharing throughout respective agencies, Resh also demonstrates that functional relationships between careerists and appointees help to advance robust policy. He employs a joists vs. jigsaws metaphor to stress his main point: that mutual support based on optimistic trust is a more effective managerial strategy than fragmentation founded on unsubstantiated distrust. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9781421418490

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

William G. Resh
Published by JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1421418495 ISBN 13: 9781421418490
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Why do presidents face so many seemingly avoidable bureaucratic conflicts? And why do these clashes usually intensify toward the end of presidential administrations, when a commander-in-chief s administrative goals tend to be more explicit and better aligned with their appointed leadership s prerogatives? In Rethinking the Administrative Presidency, William G. Resh considers these complicated questions from an empirical perspective.Relying on data drawn from surveys and interviews, Resh rigorously analyzes the argument that presidents typically start from a premise of distrust when they attempt to control federal agencies. Focusing specifically on the George W. Bush administration, Resh explains how a lack of trust can lead to harmful agency failure. He explores the extent to which the Bush administration was able to increase the reliability-and reduce the cost-of information to achieve its policy goals through administrative means during its second term.Arguing that President Bush s use of the administrative presidency hindered trust between appointees and career executives to deter knowledge sharing throughout respective agencies, Resh also demonstrates that functional relationships between careerists and appointees help to advance robust policy. He employs a joists vs. jigsaws metaphor to stress his main point: that mutual support based on optimistic trust is a more effective managerial strategy than fragmentation founded on unsubstantiated distrust. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9781421418490

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Resh, William G.
Published by Johns Hopkins Univ
ISBN 10: 1421418495 ISBN 13: 9781421418490
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins Univ. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover - This title is now printed on demand - please allow added time for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2319523

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

William G. Resh
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press 2015-11-06, Baltimore, Maryland (2015)
ISBN 10: 1421418495 ISBN 13: 9781421418490
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press 2015-11-06, Baltimore, Maryland, 2015. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9781421418490

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Resh, William G
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 1421418495 ISBN 13: 9781421418490
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781421418490_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

William G. Resh
Published by JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1421418495 ISBN 13: 9781421418490
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Why do presidents face so many seemingly avoidable bureaucratic conflicts? And why do these clashes usually intensify toward the end of presidential administrations, when a commander-in-chief s administrative goals tend to be more explicit and better aligned with their appointed leadership s prerogatives? In Rethinking the Administrative Presidency, William G. Resh considers these complicated questions from an empirical perspective.Relying on data drawn from surveys and interviews, Resh rigorously analyzes the argument that presidents typically start from a premise of distrust when they attempt to control federal agencies. Focusing specifically on the George W. Bush administration, Resh explains how a lack of trust can lead to harmful agency failure. He explores the extent to which the Bush administration was able to increase the reliability-and reduce the cost-of information to achieve its policy goals through administrative means during its second term.Arguing that President Bush s use of the administrative presidency hindered trust between appointees and career executives to deter knowledge sharing throughout respective agencies, Resh also demonstrates that functional relationships between careerists and appointees help to advance robust policy. He employs a joists vs. jigsaws metaphor to stress his main point: that mutual support based on optimistic trust is a more effective managerial strategy than fragmentation founded on unsubstantiated distrust. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9781421418490

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 48.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

William G. Resh
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 1421418495 ISBN 13: 9781421418490
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # LQ-9781421418490

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Resh, William G.
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 1421418495 ISBN 13: 9781421418490
New Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # WJ-9781421418490

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Resh, William G.
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press 9/15/2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1421418495 ISBN 13: 9781421418490
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press 9/15/2015, 2015. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Rethinking the Administrative Presidency: Trust, Intellectual Capital, and Appointee-Careerist Relations in the George W. Bush Administration. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781421418490

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 53.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book