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eBook The Forest Ranger, Special Reprint Edition (Rff Press) download ISBN: 1933115270
Author: Herbert Kaufman
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 6, 2006)
Language: English
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The Forest Ranger has been essential reading for generations of. .In addition to the original text, this special reprint of The Forest Ranger includes two new forewords and an afterword that highlight.

The Forest Ranger has been essential reading for generations of professionals and scholars in forestry, public administration, and organizational behavio. In addition to the original text, this special reprint of The Forest Ranger includes two new forewords and an afterword that highlight how much we have learned from Herbert Kaufman. См. также: Общая экономика.

John J. DiIulio, J. University of Pennsylvania. First published in 1960, The Forest Ranger is an impressive study of the United States Forest Service. In the book, Kaufman (1960/1967) case studies the behavior of district rangers in the Forest Service and endeavors for an answer to the question of how policies formulated by policy executives are realized into integrated action by a service whose field personnel operate under varied conditions.

Herbert Kaufman, American Political scientist, educator. Fellow Center Advanced Study Behavioral Sciences, 1959-1960; co-recipient Fruin-Colnon award National Municipal League, 1961; recipient Louis Brownlow Book award National Academy Public Administration, 1982; named 1st John Gaus lecturer American Political Science Association, 1986. The inevitable trio no one can escape. That wry sense of reality colors Herbert Kaufman's classic study of red tape, the bureaucratic phenomenon that all of us have encountered in some form―from the confounding tax form filled out annually to the maddeningly time-consuming wait at the driver's license bureau.

It is the rare book that remains in print for nearly fifty years, earning wide acclaim as a classic. The first foreword, by Harold K. (Pete) Steen, former president of the Forest History Society, considers the book's impact on the forestry community and explains its continued relevance in light of changes in the culture and mission of today's Forest Service.

by Herbert Kaufman First published October 1st 1967. The Forest Ranger: A Study in Administrative Behavior (Paperback).

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Who was Herbert Kaufman? The Forest Ranger’s Early Reception. This chapter focuses on The Forest Ranger: A Study in Administrative Behavior, a scrupulous work of public administration scholarship authored by Herbert Kaufman. What is a National Forest for? The Forest Ranger as Social Science. Is The Forest Ranger Still a Classic? References. First published in 1960, the book has generated praise among professionals in forestry, sociology, public administration, and political science. It deals with so-called direct government and its primary instrument, Weberian bureaucracy.

The Forest Ranger : A Study in Administrative Behavior. By (author) Professor Herbert Kaufman. Format Book 310 pages. Publication date 14 May 2014. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window). Publication City/Country United States. ISBN13 9781936331536.

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Doktilar
OK, this book is not a page turner. What it is, is a careful examination of how a federal agency with a challenging mission does its job. Kaufman doesn't theorize (though he was clearly comfortable with management theory of the time). He spent time with forest rangers, observing their behavior, talking to them understanding the world in which they operate.

From this qualitative research of the highest order, Kaufman gives us an understanding of how an agency with key personnel scattered across the country achieves a singular mission and fights off the incentives individual rangers have to do things their own way. Lessons about for public administration scholars and the book is rightly thought of as a classic in the field. Despite being written more than 50 years ago, it does not feel dated.
Jockahougu
A well written and eye opening look into a government agency. The time period covered shows an organization that can be run "top down" in an efficient and non-abusive manner.
White_Nigga
Came quickly and without issue. came in great shape.
Vuzahn
The book will be used to help set up a forestry school in the State of Mexico, Mexico. The people involved are very exited by the books approach.
MrDog
First published in 1960, The Forest Ranger is an impressive study of the United States Forest Service. In the book, Kaufman (1960/1967) case studies the behavior of district rangers in the Forest Service and endeavors for an answer to the question of how policies formulated by policy executives are realized into integrated action by a service whose field personnel operate under varied conditions. "Even in agencies with simple, routine responsibilities, welding the behavior of field personnel into integral patterns is often a trying experience" (p. 25). In an agency which is as much dispersed and heterogeneous as the Forest Service, is it possible to secure an integrated and coherent policy implementation across a great number of the districts? If you believe it is impossible, I strongly recommend you to have a look at The Forest Ranger by Herbert Kaufman.
The readers who are familiar with Herbert Simon should remember his masterpiece "Administrative Behavior" in which the author at "theoretical level" demonstrated what takes for the leaders of administrative agencies to direct, manage, and run largely staffed and complex organizations. Simon (1947/1997) spent his intellectual energy for an inquiry into the decision-making process, and knitted his theory around it by developing an impressive understanding that helped the readers to sense that "integrated policy action" depends on the degree that the leaders can control the "environment" of decision-making so that every individual employee in the organization adjusts his/her decisions to common objectives fashioned by policy makers. Organization design, implicitly, stood out as prerequisite for integrated policy action, with "organization design" serving to bring decision premises and necessary data to the attention and use of decision-makers. Herbert Kaufman (1960/1967), in The Forest Ranger, demonstrates vividly how once a "theory" becomes a reality in the case of the United States Forest Service.
I would not want to summarize the case study with the fear that I am likely to discolor a vivid masterpiece. Suffice to say that at present times in which orthodox public administration theory is being transformed by a new body of knowledge and skills, this case study should present (sometimes poignantly) the assumptions, ideals, weaknesses and strengths of orthodox public administration in its "golden age" that has reached a final stage in our contemporary times.
This classic book is organized into seven major chapters. The first chapter gives a summary of research design, data collection and analysis procedures, and the plan of the book. The second chapter makes the reader familiar with the size and complexity of the Forest Service with accompanying challenges to integrated policy action. The third chapter elucidates the challenges to unity that emanate from internal communication problems, the potential for field officers to be captured by local populations, personal preferences of field officers, and the like. In the fourth chapter, Kaufman (1960/1967) gives detail to the procedural devices used by the service leaders in order to "preform" decisions of individual employees (controlling the environment of decision). The fifth chapter shows how the Forest Service executives detect and discourage deviation from official policies. The sixth chapter explains the means by which the Forest Service leaders develop will and capacity in their employees to conform with the policy expectations. The seventh chapter is a conclusion with final remarks on the success level of policies in the Forest Service and ethical-moral implications.
If you are not comfortable with abstract theoretical constructs and need more concrete examples, skip The Functions of the Executive by Chester Barnard (1938/1968), Administrative Behavior by Herbert Simon (1947/1997), Organizations in Action by James Thompson (1967) or Leadership in Administration by Philip Selznick (1957/1984), and read Herbert Kaufman. Once you read The Forest Ranger can you return to these masterpieces and I believe you are more likely then to digest their theories and understandings.
If you are not very interested in public administration theory, The Forest Ranger is worth reading even due to its excellence as a case study that would help the readers in designing their own case studies for research purposes.
Overall, I highly recommend this classic to the readers.