Author: James Q. Wilson
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465007851
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Bureaucracy from the Author: James Q. Wilson. Examines the Army, the Foreign Service, and the Social Security Administration, explains how ogranizational cultures are created to meet each agency's needs, and suggests possible improvements

International Bureaucracy

Author: Michael W. Bauer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349949779
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International Bureaucracy from the Author: Michael W. Bauer. This book applies established analytical concepts such as influence, authority, administrative styles, autonomy, budgeting and multilevel administration to the study of international bureaucracies and their political environment. It reflects on the commonalities and differences between national and international administrations and carefully constructs the impact of international administrative tools on policy making. The book shows how the study of international bureaucracies can fertilize interdisciplinary discourse, in particular between International Relations, Comparative Government and Public Administration. The book makes a forceful argument for Public Administration to take on the challenge of internationalization.

The Values Of Bureaucracy

Author: Paul Du Gay
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199275459
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The Values Of Bureaucracy from the Author: Paul Du Gay. "This book describes and analyzes the impact of contemporary programmes of organizational reform in the public and private sectors on bureaucratic structures. It aims to show how and why bureaucratic forms of organization have a vital role in ordering our political, social, economic, and cultural existence"--Provided by publisher.


Author: Ludwig von Mises
Publisher: VM eBooks
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Bureaucracy from the Author: Ludwig von Mises.

Organization And Bureaucracy

Author: T.A.J. Nicholson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351501283
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Organization And Bureaucracy from the Author: T.A.J. Nicholson. The American Journal of Sociology says of this book "Mouzelis knows and handles the literature well and accurately brings the reader up to the early sixties. A summarizer, synthesizer, and historian of modern theories, he serves his novice well. The more initiated student of formal organizations will appreciate the critiques of his favorite theorists: Mouzelis cuts clean and bold. Along with order, he does add critical insight to his borrowed materials."This book is a carefully integrated and very straightforward guide to the labyrinth of theory on organizational phenomena, and surveys the most important approaches to the study of organizations and the manner in which these approaches are interrelated. The author's interest is in showing the successive stages of theory generation and development in the two major traditions of thought on this subject, thereby providing a coherent overview of the field, a method for systematically investigating it, and an unusually broadening supplement to the standard treatment of organizations in undergraduate and graduate courses.The author discusses the writings of such theorists as Marx, Weber, and Michels who, from a very wide perspective, tried to assess the impact of large-scale bureaucracy on the power structure of modern society. He also examines the other tradition of organizational writings that starts with Taylor and the movement of scientific management. Finally, an analysis is made of recent theoretical trends that indicate a certain convergence of the bureaucracy and the managerial lines of thought.In emphasizing the conceptual frameworks that underlie organization theory and in showing the dynamics of theory progression, the author provides students with invaluable assistance in understanding the levels of theoretical analysis, the variables to be taken into consideration, and the manner in which these variables may be accounted for in a systematic manner.

Bureaucracy And Democracy Routledge Library Editions Political Science Volume 7

Author: Eva Etzioni-Halevy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135027307
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Bureaucracy And Democracy Routledge Library Editions Political Science Volume 7 from the Author: Eva Etzioni-Halevy. Although a powerful, independent bureaucracy poses a threat to democracy, it is indispensable to its proper functioning. This book provides an overview of the complex relationship between bureaucracy and the politics of democracy and is essential reading for students of sociology, political science and public administration. It is designed to guide students through the maze of classical and modern theories on the topic, to give them basic information on the historical developments in this area and the present them with case histories of the actual relationship between bureaucrats and politicians in democratic societies.

Bureaucracy And The New Agricultural Strategy

Author: Kuldeep Mathur
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
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Bureaucracy And The New Agricultural Strategy from the Author: Kuldeep Mathur. Presentation of a national administrative framework and policy toward rural development based on a 1979 microevaluation of Karnal District, Haryana, India.

Congress Vs The Bureaucracy

Author: Mordecai Lee
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806184477
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Congress Vs The Bureaucracy from the Author: Mordecai Lee. Government bureaucracy is something Americans have long loved to hate. Yet despite this general antipathy, some federal agencies have been wildly successful in cultivating the people’s favor. Take, for instance, the U.S. Forest Service and its still-popular Smokey Bear campaign. The agency early on gained a foothold in the public’s esteem when President Theodore Roosevelt championed its conservation policies and Forest Service press releases led to favorable coverage and further goodwill. Congress has rarely approved of such bureaucratic independence. In Congress vs. the Bureaucracy, political scientist Mordecai Lee—who has served as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill and as a state senator—explores a century of congressional efforts to prevent government agencies from gaining support for their initiatives by communicating directly with the public. Through detailed case studies, Lee shows how federal agencies have used increasingly sophisticated publicity techniques to muster support for their activities—while Congress has passed laws to counter those PR efforts. The author first traces congressional resistance to Roosevelt’s campaigns to rally popular support for the Panama Canal project, then discusses the Forest Service, the War Department, the Census Bureau, and the Department of Agriculture. Lee’s analysis of more recent legislative bans on agency publicity in the George W. Bush administration reveals that political battles over PR persist to this day. Ultimately, despite Congress’s attempts to muzzle agency public relations, the bureaucracy usually wins. Opponents of agency PR have traditionally condemned it as propaganda, a sign of a mushrooming, self-serving bureaucracy, and a waste of taxpayer dollars. For government agencies, though, communication with the public is crucial to implementing their missions and surviving. In Congress vs. the Bureaucracy, Lee argues these conflicts are in fact healthy for America. They reflect a struggle for autonomy that shows our government’s system of checks and balances to be alive and working well.

Bureaucracy And The Alternatives In World Perspective

Author: K. Henderson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0333983351
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Bureaucracy And The Alternatives In World Perspective from the Author: K. Henderson. This volume seeks to explore bureaucratic forms of administration in the Third World and alternatives to them. Experts with wide experience in development are assembled to deal with issues of reform, indigenization, and desirable futures.