Case 1.3 Critique
October 2, 2014
While first reading Case 1.3: Google Earth versus Privacy in Riverhead, New
York, there was an immediate connection not only to the right to privacy but also to the
class topic of accountability. There were qu
A Stateless State Notes
For Stillman, this is what?
State = concrete national institutions and the organizations and
people that carry out the basic functions common to all modern
nations, such as tax collection,
Mirroring one of my favorite movie quotes from Forrest Gump, Stupid is what stupid
does, I believe that public administration is what public administration does. The system is
only as good as the services that the public administrators provide for the peo
Dating back to the days of revolutionaries breaking off from the stronghold of Great
Britain, there has existed the problem of how to best implement government work. Elected and
appointed officials have the responsibility of forming policy in the best int
Case Study 2.1
Tyler, Brandon, Tony
Is it wise to identify possible threats to
After September 11, 2001, experts began to focus on trying
to identify terror attacks against critical infrastructure that
Case Study 2.1
There are clear-cut motives of government in taking every measure to protect its citizens.
The sheer terror brought into the lives of Americans at the turn of the millennium with conflicts
from the Middle East finally hitting US soil pro
V263 RQ#3 on 9/17/14 KEY
1. True or False: Increases in government employment in the United States since the early
1980s has come mostly from the Federal government.
Answer: False, it has come from state and local government.
2. Compared to other c
V263 RQ#5 on 10/8/14 KEY
1. This approach criticized the classical and bureaucratic models of organization views of
employees and focused on factors that lead employees to feel more motivated or happy in
Answer: humanist challenge or hu
V263 RQ#4 on 9/24/14 KEY
1. Kettle says that there are two key and enduring questions that we ask about accountability.
Identify one of them?
Answer: (as long as it seems close give credit): 1) who is accountable to whom 2) what are
V263 RQ#2 on 9/2/14
1. Stillman repeatedly invokes the metaphor of chinking in to describe the creation of the
American state. Briefly, what does this mean in the context of state development?
Answer: fitting parts of the state between the existing
Organizational Theory Notes
Today focus on key building blocks of large complex organizations:
These concepts are distinct but inter-related to one another
Public Management Notes
Public and private management are alike in all unimportant respects
A few ways of thinking about this:
How different are the tasks/functions managers perform in the public,
V263 RQ#1 on 8/27/14
1. According to Stillman, what is the core of modern government?
Answer: public administration
2. Stillman discusses 5 basic functions common to all modern nations, what is one of those
Answer: tax collection, busine
Executive Branch Notes
Complex problems cross jurisdictional boundaries are draw upon lots
of specialized knowledge
Those experts need to work together to address those problems