The Politics of Foster Care Administration in the United States (Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Polic) (Paperback)

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Government-by-proxy and intergovernmental relations profoundly affect the public administration of foster care. Using examples from foster care systems in the states of Delaware, Michigan, New York, and Rhode Island, Rebecca Padot eloquently combines a rigorous methodology and theory work to expose the conditions under which foster care outcomes can be improved. The cases selected suggest that the federal government has increased its focus on measuring the performance of state programs while simultaneously decreasing its funding of state foster care programs and offering the states very little management or mentorship. Padot turns the page and recommends administrators place a greater priority on building community partners, integrating the advice of mentors, providing leadership from public managers, and cultivating relationships with the federal government.

An original and timely resource for scholars and practitioners, this book represents a significant contribution to our understanding of how leadership and management variables may be associated with more positive foster care practices and performance in the United States.

About the Author


Rebecca H. Padot is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at PRRUCS at the University of Pennsylvania. She has previously held the titles of Bradley Fellow, Earhart Fellow, Fox Distinguished Graduate Fellow, and Mumford Fellow.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781138286252
ISBN-10: 1138286257
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 16th, 2016
Pages: 198
Language: English
Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Polic