Bhanot, S. P., & Linos, E. (2020). Behavioral public administration: past, present, and future. Public Administration Review, 80(1), 168. https://doi.org/10.1111/puar.13129 Initially, Public Administration Theory did not address behavioral aspects of public administration. This article focuses on filling that gap and discusses how behavior is an integral part of public administration.
Dreschsler, W. (2020). Max Weber (1864-1920) and public administration today. The Estonian Journal of Administrative Culture and Digital Governance, 21(1), 86-91. This short article is a very good description of the “Weberian bureaucracy” which is the dominant organizational structure in the United States. The discussion covers what bureaucracy is and is not, and why it is much criticized.
Parker, L. D. (1984). Control in organizational life: the contribution of Mary Parker Follett. Academy of Management Review, 9(4), 736–745.
https://doi.org/10.5465/AMR.1984.4277620 Mary Parker Follett's contribution to the conceptual management literature on the control in organizations is examined. It is argued that her contribution to management thought has been somewhat neglected by subsequent writers and commentators.
Randell-Moon, H., & Randell, A. J. (2020). Bureaucracy as politics in action in parks and recreation. New Formations, (Winter-Spring), 161-179. The North American television show Parks and Recreation focus on the bureaucratic processes and practices of managing the Parks and Recreation Department for the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana.