Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Politics of the Administrative Process, 8e!

Efficient public administration requires a delicate balance—the bureaucracy must be powerful enough to be effective, but also be accountable to elected officials and citizens. Don Kettl understands that the push and pull of political forces in a democracy make the functions of bureaucracy contentious, but no less crucial. The Politics of the Administrative Process gives students a realistic, relevant, and well-researched view of the field while also remaining reader friendly with its engaging vignettes and rich examples. With a unique focus on policymaking and politics, the Eighth Edition continues its strong emphasis on politics, accountability, and performance.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Donald F. Kettl for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Alicia Fernandez of California State University, Fullerton for developing the resources on this site.