This is a volume of reflective, original essays on critical issues concerned with important past, present, and future relationships and interactions between the Constitution and the administrative state. The opening four essays address important historical perspectives on these relational questions: they deal with their origins from a comparative perspective and such problems as separation of powers, the politics-administration dichotomy, the image of bureaucrats, and organizational forms. The central articles in this collection focus on current aspects of constitutional-administrative dilemmas pertaining to leadership, political appointee-careerist relationships, budgets, federalism, use of computers in government, and the judiciary. One of the two concluding essays looks toward future problems and prospects involving public-private relationships and public investment. The final essays present current reflections on time and public administration.