—Russell W. Mills, Bowling Green State University
This latest work by highly regarded scholar of bureaucracy Charles T. Goodsell uses narrative essays and accompanying video profiles to bring to life the work and careers of individuals working for the common good in 12 essential jobs at all three levels of American government. The first book to explicitly encourage undergraduates to consider the public service as a career, Public Servants Studied in Image and Essay offers an on-the-ground look at some of the careers available to them after graduation. It showcases the hard work and dedication of ordinary bureaucrats—rather than administrative leaders—to help students appreciate the nature and achievements of American bureaucracy. The book’s narratives are framed by an introduction and conclusion by Goodsell to provide context and to place them within the research on bureaucracy and public administration.
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Exclusive! Video Interviews
The following video interviews, conducted by the author, connect the content from the book to real stories about public service.
Essay 1: Adam R. Price, ATF Special Agent
Essay 2: Michael J. Bender, Police Captain
Essay 3: Stephanie F. Pechura, Felon Rehabilitator
Essay 4: Cindy M. Berndt, Regulation Expert
Essay 5: Karen L. Wilson, Energy Advisor
Essay 6: Howard Glenn, Drainage Master
Essay 7: Daniel W. McKeague, Forest Ranger
Essay 8: Daniel M. Riccio, Livability Director
Essay 9: Keith T. Grupposo, Probation Officer
Essay 10: Kathy D. Robertson, Homelessness Combatant
Essay 11: Carla D. Holloman, Social Worker
Essay 12: Jeffrey B. Richardson, County Manager