Producers/Hosts: Marge May and Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine
Topic: Democracy Forum: Civil Service & Political Appointments
Background and trends in the development of a professional civil service; recent trends in political appointments.
Interplay between professional civil service, political appointments, and presidential priorities. Factors affecting the capabilities, performance and effective operation of the federal bureaucracy.
Guests: Paul C. Light, NYU Wagner’s Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; George A. Krause, professor of political science at the University of Pittsburgh.