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Bureau men, settlement women : constructing public administration in the progressive era, Camilla Stivers

Label
Bureau men, settlement women : constructing public administration in the progressive era
Title
Bureau men, settlement women
Title remainder
constructing public administration in the progressive era
Statement of responsibility
Camilla Stivers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During the first two decades of the twentieth century in cities across America, both men and women struggled for urban reform but in distinctively different ways. Adhering to gender roles of the time, men working for independent research bureaus sought to apply scientific and business practices to corrupt city governments, while women in the settlement house movement labored to improve the lives of the urban poor by testing new services and then getting governments to adopt them." "Although the two intertwined at first, the contributions of these "settlement women" to the development of the administrative state have been largely lost as the new field of public administration evolved from the research bureaus and diverged from social work. Camilla Stivers now shows how public administration came to be dominated not just by science and business but also by masculinity, calling into question much that is taken for granted about the profession and creating an alternative vision of public service." "Bureau Men, Settlement Women offers a look at the early intellectual history of public administration and is the only book to examine the subject from a gender perspective. It recovers the forgotten contributions of women - their engagement in public life, concern about the proper aims of government, and commitment to citizenship and community - to show that they were ultimately more successful than their male counterparts in enlarging the work and moral scope of government." "Stivers's study helps explain public administration's longstanding "identity crisis" by showing why the separation of male and female roles restricted public administration to an unnecessary instrumentalism. It also provides the most detailed examination in half a century of the New York Bureau of Municipal Research and its role in the development of twentieth-century public administration." "By reconsidering the origins of the field and calling for a new sense of purpose in public service, Stivers suggests that public administrators need not rigidly emulate business practices but should instead strive to improve the ways in which they deal with people. Her critique will help students and professionals better understand their calling and challenge them to reconsider how they think about, educate for, and perform government service."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Stivers, Camilla
Dewey number
352.16/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
JS323
LC item number
.S86 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in government and public policy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Municipal government
  • Public administration
  • Women in public life
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Sex role
Label
Bureau men, settlement women : constructing public administration in the progressive era, Camilla Stivers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Finding a Usable Past
  • The New York Bureau of Municipal Research
  • The Other Side of Reform
  • Two Philosophies
  • Professionalizing Public Service
  • Constructing Public Administration
Control code
42955445
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 187 pages
Isbn
9780700610211
Lccn
99059853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Bureau men, settlement women : constructing public administration in the progressive era, Camilla Stivers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Finding a Usable Past
  • The New York Bureau of Municipal Research
  • The Other Side of Reform
  • Two Philosophies
  • Professionalizing Public Service
  • Constructing Public Administration
Control code
42955445
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 187 pages
Isbn
9780700610211
Lccn
99059853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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