Prologue: Wide A wake and Dreaming; Comment: Setting the Stage; Section I. Citizenship and Governance; Story: Transforming Citizenship, Greg Coleridge; Comment: Citizenship and Governance in 21st Century America; Story: Transforming Citizenship and Governance, Claire Mostel; Section II. Theory and Practice; Story: Informed Practice and Practice Informed Theory, Evelyn Brom & Shelia Hargesheimer; Comment: Theory and Practice; Story: Critical Theory in Action, Gary de la Rosa; Section III. Transforming Institutions; Story: Transforming Bureaucracy, Douglas MacDonald; Comment: Transforming Institutions; Story: Transforming Institutions: Insider/Outsider, Joseph Gray; Section IV. Transforming People; Comment: To Be of Use; Story: Doing What It Takes to Be of Use, Randy Scott; Comment: Making Meaning; Doing Your Own Work; Epilogue: Transformational Public Service in the Public Interest
Cheryl Simrell King, Lisa A. Zanetti
"King and Zanetti challenge public servants to dream as do eight distinctly non-traditional change agents. The authors, and the role models they profile so well, force us to reconsider dated societal assumptions in favor of somewhat subversive commitments to the common good--such as justice, community and consensus. By transforming the assumptions under which we teach public administration and public service, this book will enliven the classroom, ultimately transforming careers, programs and outcomes in and out of government."