Arthur Bentley and the Narrative of Politics in Public Administration


Michael W, Spicer is a professor of public administration and urban affairs in the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. His publications include In Defense of Politics in Public Administration (University of Alabama Press, 2010), Public Administration and the State (University of Alabama Press, 2001), and The Founders, the Constitution, and Public Administration (Georgetown University Press, 1995). He has written more than 50 articles, essays, and book reviews on a variety of issues in public administration, public fi nance, and economics. His current research focuses on the confl ictive character of politics and its relationship to public administration.