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Harmon's Paradoxical Contribution To Ethics In Public Administration., Jennifer Alexander Jan 2013

Harmon's Paradoxical Contribution To Ethics In Public Administration., Jennifer Alexander

Jennifer K Alexander Dr

No abstract provided.


Democratic Governance Through Public-Nonprofit Partnerships: Reclaiming The Usable Past Of The Settlement House Movement, Jennifer Alexander Jan 2013

Democratic Governance Through Public-Nonprofit Partnerships: Reclaiming The Usable Past Of The Settlement House Movement, Jennifer Alexander

Jennifer K Alexander Dr

Alexander, J.(2011). Democratic governance through public-nonprofit partnerships: reclaiming the usable past of the settlement house movement. In /Government is Us, Public Administration in an Anti-Government Era/ (2^nd ed.).Thousand Oaks, CA:Sage Press.


A Global Comparison Of Business Journal Ranking Systems, Jennifer Alexander, Robert Scherer, Marc Lecoutre Jan 2013

A Global Comparison Of Business Journal Ranking Systems, Jennifer Alexander, Robert Scherer, Marc Lecoutre

Jennifer K Alexander Dr

No abstract provided.


Avoiding The Issue, Jennifer Alexander Jan 2013

Avoiding The Issue, Jennifer Alexander

Jennifer K Alexander Dr

This article explicates the meaning of race and its institutionalization within public administration theory and practice. An argument is presented that conceptualizations of administrative responsibility in public administration have oversimplified or ignored what Gunnar Myrdal described more than 50 years ago as ``the American dilemma.'' Racism is an integral and often invisible component of the customary morality--a historically constructed system of meaning that establishes the customs and practices of a people. The author demonstrates that, within public administration theory, administrative responsibility originates in customary morality. Brief suggestions are offered as to how administrators might confront a problem they are unable ...


Ethics For Planners, Jennifer Alexander Jan 2013

Ethics For Planners, Jennifer Alexander

Jennifer K Alexander Dr

No abstract provided.


A New Ethics Of The Budgetary Process, Jennifer Alexander Jan 2013

A New Ethics Of The Budgetary Process, Jennifer Alexander

Jennifer K Alexander Dr

This article analyzes the ethical codes within public budgeting literature to demonstrate the need for a professional ethic that fosters an expanded sense of role responsibility. Drawing on examples of discretion exhibited by state and local budgeting administrators, the article argues that a number of administrative activities fall into a gap of the academic literature. Responsible budgeting decisions must be tied to an understanding of how administrative activities affect the collective welfare. A pedagogy of public budgeting that considers the ways in which institutional forces and the long-term public interest inform administrative action more adequately prepares budgeting administrators to understand ...


The Impact Of Devolution On Nonprofits, Jennifer Alexander Jan 2013

The Impact Of Devolution On Nonprofits, Jennifer Alexander

Jennifer K Alexander Dr

This article reviews the results of a multiphase study of nonprofit social service organizations serving children and youth in Cuyahoga County, OH. The purpose of the study was to assess the impact of devolution and related efforts to introduce the new public management in the nonprofit sector.


The Changing Nature Of Spirituality In Nonprofits, Jennifer Alexander Jan 2013

The Changing Nature Of Spirituality In Nonprofits, Jennifer Alexander

Jennifer K Alexander Dr

No abstract provided.


Public-Nonprofit Partnership: Realizing The New Public Service, Jennifer Alexander, Renee Nank Jan 2013

Public-Nonprofit Partnership: Realizing The New Public Service, Jennifer Alexander, Renee Nank

Jennifer K Alexander Dr

No abstract provided.


Theorizing From The Margin For The Center: The Contribution Of Stivers To Public Administration, Jennifer Alexander Jan 2013

Theorizing From The Margin For The Center: The Contribution Of Stivers To Public Administration, Jennifer Alexander

Jennifer K Alexander Dr

No abstract provided.


Administrative Discretion: Can We Move Beyond The Cider House Rules, Jennifer Alexander, Samuel Richmond Jan 2013

Administrative Discretion: Can We Move Beyond The Cider House Rules, Jennifer Alexander, Samuel Richmond

Jennifer K Alexander Dr

The authors use a novel, The Cider House Rules, as a framework to examine legitimate administrative action when execution of a law will result in harm. Four political values that have informed administrative dissent are reviewed: publicity, utility, democracy, and liberty. The authors identify questions to serve as guidelines for front-line administrators when deciding to exercise discretion in opposition to a political mandate. The questions offer checkpoints for considering whether administrative action in opposition to mandate is ethical. The authors extend the logic of the new public service by arguing that administrators are responsible for protecting liberty because liberty is ...


Special Issue: Nonprofit And Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Jennifer Alexander, Jeffrey Brudney, K. Yang Jan 2013

Special Issue: Nonprofit And Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Jennifer Alexander, Jeffrey Brudney, K. Yang

Jennifer K Alexander Dr

Co-Editor with Brudney, J. and Yang, K. (2010). /Special Issue: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly./Accountability and Performance Measurement in Public-Nonprofit Partnerships, forthcoming, August 2010


Adaptive Strategies Of Nonprofit Human Service Organizations In An Era Of Devolution And New Public Management, Jennifer K. Alexander Jan 2013

Adaptive Strategies Of Nonprofit Human Service Organizations In An Era Of Devolution And New Public Management, Jennifer K. Alexander

Jennifer K Alexander Dr

No abstract provided.


Implications Of Welfare Reform: Do Nonprofit Survival Strategies Threaten Civil Society?, Jennifer Alexander, Camilla Stivers, Renée Nank Jan 2013

Implications Of Welfare Reform: Do Nonprofit Survival Strategies Threaten Civil Society?, Jennifer Alexander, Camilla Stivers, Renée Nank

Jennifer K Alexander Dr

Nonprofit organizations play a pivotal role in recent efforts to devolve public responsibilities to lower levels of government and other sectors. The capacity of these organizations to serve as the public safety net, however, has come under question. This multiphase research project focused on the impact of welfare reform on community-based nonprofits in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The study includes surveys, focus groups, and a case study. Results to date strongly suggest that, in spite of their importance to the welfare reform effort, the capacity of smaller nonprofits to adopt the business-oriented approach required to meet the expectations of government contracts ...


Spirited Dialogue: Michael Harmon's Responsibility As Paradox, Jennifer Alexander, Larry Terry Jan 2013

Spirited Dialogue: Michael Harmon's Responsibility As Paradox, Jennifer Alexander, Larry Terry

Jennifer K Alexander Dr

No abstract provided.


Spirituality And The Role Of Nonprofits, Jennifer Alexander Jan 2013

Spirituality And The Role Of Nonprofits, Jennifer Alexander

Jennifer K Alexander Dr

Alexander, J. (2010). Spirituality and the role of nonprofits. In /Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Performance/, (eds.), R. Giacalone and C. Jurkiewicz, (pp. 291-305).New York:M.E. Sharpe.


Introduction To The Symposium: Accountability And Performance Measurement: The Evolving Role Of Nonprofits In The Hollow State, Jennifer Alexander, Jeffrey Brudney, K. Yang Jan 2013

Introduction To The Symposium: Accountability And Performance Measurement: The Evolving Role Of Nonprofits In The Hollow State, Jennifer Alexander, Jeffrey Brudney, K. Yang

Jennifer K Alexander Dr

No abstract provided.