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The Resource Creating the American state : the moral reformers and the modern administrative world they made, Richard J. Stillman II

Creating the American state : the moral reformers and the modern administrative world they made, Richard J. Stillman II

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Creating the American state : the moral reformers and the modern administrative world they made
Title
Creating the American state
Title remainder
the moral reformers and the modern administrative world they made
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Stillman II
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Language
eng
Summary
Stillman finds that the basis for our current administrative state lies in the lives of the seven individuals who, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, invented its various elements. Furthermore, he finds that although they lived at different times, these seven founders had much in common: all were products of intensely Protestant, small-town America, and all were motivated by strong moral idealism. All were rooted in the cultural and moral values peculiar to the United States in the late nineteenth century. Indeed, Stillman finds that state making in the United States has been a continuation of the Protestant goal to "protest and purify". George William Curtis led the fight for civil service reform. Charles Francis Adams, Jr., created the "sunshine commission" whereby previously hidden public issues would now be aired for all citizens to discuss. Emory Upton, known primarily in military circles, constructed the key elements of professionalism now adopted by both military and civilian worlds. Jane Addams pioneered the current methods for delivering human services. Frederick W. Taylor's innovative scientific management doctrines for the private sector form the nexus of civil service and personnel administration today. Richard Childs, through his invention of the council-manager form of government, fundamentally changed the landscape of municipal governance. Louis Brownlow refashioned the American presidency from a weak office to one of the most powerful chief executive positions in the world. By looking at the lives of these seven individuals, Stillman argues, we can understand and appreciate more fully the foundation from which we all operate today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stillman, Richard J.
Dewey number
352.2/9/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK411
LC item number
.S75 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Administrative agencies
  • Bureaucracy
  • Public administration
  • Social reformers
  • Openbaar bestuur
  • Bestuurshervormingen
Label
Creating the American state : the moral reformers and the modern administrative world they made, Richard J. Stillman II
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the 1994 Coleman B. Ransone, Jr. lecture series, given by the author at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, and reworked into book form
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-195) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
George William Curtis -- Charles Francis Adams, Jr. -- Emory Upton -- Jane Addams -- Frederick W. Taylor -- Richard S. Childs -- Louis Brownlow -- Conclusion: American state creation as moral transformation
Control code
37615752
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780817309114
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97035612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37615752
Label
Creating the American state : the moral reformers and the modern administrative world they made, Richard J. Stillman II
Publication
Note
Based on the 1994 Coleman B. Ransone, Jr. lecture series, given by the author at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, and reworked into book form
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-195) 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
George William Curtis -- Charles Francis Adams, Jr. -- Emory Upton -- Jane Addams -- Frederick W. Taylor -- Richard S. Childs -- Louis Brownlow -- Conclusion: American state creation as moral transformation
Control code
37615752
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780817309114
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97035612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37615752

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