Weekend Voices 4/05/08

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.