How has the public support of government bureaucracy changed in recent years? In the past, what has accounted for public support of bureaucracy? What actions can be taken to restore trust and confidence in bureaucracy? . How is the American structure of government and public administration different from that of other nations with a parliamentary form of government? Why is it different? How can an organizational structure be politically significant? Discuss and cite recent examples. What are the public administrations intellectual links to economics? To political science? To sociology? To psychology? To business administration? Discuss the changing roles of public, private, and nonprofit agencies in addressing public problems. What difficulties might a public manager face in trying to implement management techniques borrowed from the private sector? How have technological changes affected the government in general and public administration in particular? Discuss the effects of electronic government (e-gov) on bureaucracies. Be sure to describe changing public expectations as well as the size and structure of bureaucracies in your discussion. What elements of social change have contributed to the expansion of administrative responsibilities in the American government? Discuss the specific impacts of social change on the scope and activities of administrative agencies. A fundamental assumption of administrative reformers in the late 1800s and early 1900s was that politics could have only adverse effects on administration. How valid is that belief? Why? How, and to what extent, do current administrative structures and practices reflect that assumption? Discuss the contributions to the academic field of public administration made by the following individuals: (a) Woodrow Wilson, (b) Luther Gulick and Lyndall Urwick, (c) Herbert Simon, and (d) Alan Altshuler. During the early 2000s, state and local governments faced severe fiscal constraints. How has this trend affected the field of public administration? If this trend continues, how will it affect the field of public administration? If growth declines, what are the implications for public employment? In recent years, how has the role of the bureaucracy become more apparent in the daily lives of Americans? Is there anything in your own personal or career experience that shows similar expression of public sentiment? Can you think of areas or agencies in which the public has shown a positive attitude toward government and public administration? Discuss.