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By Richard Stillman

ISBN-10: 081730911X

ISBN-13: 9780817309114

During this illuminating and provocative examine, Stillman offers a brand new knowing of the root of the yank state.Whether renewing a driver's license, touring on an aircraft, or simply staring at in fascination as a robotic probes Mars, all of us perform the typical workings of the fashionable administrative kingdom. As Stillman demonstrates during this research, although, we haven't, beforehand, absolutely investigated or preferred this administrative state?s origins or its evolution into the entity that so impacts our lives today.Stillman unearths that this contemporary company emerged from a posh beginning of principles and beliefs instead of because of an easy, rational plan or cataclysmic occasion, as formerly contended. in reality, he unearths that the root for our present administrative country lies within the lives of the seven people who, in the course of the overdue nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, invented its quite a few elements.Stillman additionally reveals that even if they lived at various occasions, those seven founders-George William Curtis, Charles Francis Adams, Jr., Emory Upton, Jane Addams, Frederick W. Taylor, Richard Childs, and Louis Brownlow-had a lot in universal: all have been items of intensely Protestant, small-town the United States, and all have been stimulated by means of powerful ethical idealism. certainly, Stillman unearths that nation making within the usa has been a continuation of the Protestant target to "protest and purify."Some names are extra recognizable than others, yet all, via striking ethical fervor and remarkable management abilities, invented the executive practices and systems so usual at the present time.  

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Childs: Minister for the Council-Manager Plan 121 8. Louis Brownlow: Apostle of Administrative Management 138 9. Conclusion: American State Creation as Moral Transformation 161 Notes 177 Bibliographic Essay 197 Index 203 Page xi Preface Scholarship builds on previous scholarship, and this book is no exception. In Preface to Public Administration (1991), I advanced the thesis that American public administration, as both a field of study and of practice, is different, very different, from that of the rest of the world, namely because we missed the European state experience.

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Why select biographies for comprehending the origins and evolution of the modern American state? Ultimately, the thesis that will emerge from these biographical sketches that follow argues that the American state was created by adding bits and pieces of administrative inventions incrementally during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by men and women motivated profoundly by moral idealism. All were products of intensely Protestant, small-town cultures. As youth, they were raised in homes where belief in God, sin, guilt, atonement, resurrection, salvation, damnation, and other Protestant values were very real theological beliefs that gave meaning and shape to their communities and to their personal lives.

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