Bureaucracy : What Government Agencies Do And Why They Do It

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Bureaucracy is the classic study of the way American government agencies work and how they can be made to work better. Examining a wide range of bureaucracies, including the Army, the FBI, the FCC, and the Social Security Administration, James Q. Wilson provides the first comprehensive, in-depth analysis of what government agencies do, why they function as they do, and how they might become more responsible and effective. With a new introduction by the author.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 136 x 206 x 34mm | 371g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • index
  • 0465007856
  • 9780465007851
  • 256,571

Table of contents

Organizations * Armies, Prisons, Schools * Organization Matters Operators * Circumstances * Beliefs * Interests * Culture Managers * Constraints * People * Compliance Executives * Turf * Strategies * Innovation Context * Congress * Presidents * Courts * National Differences Change * Problems * Rules * Markets * Bureaucracy and the Public Interest
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Review quote

A gold mine of interesting, even unique observations about bureaucratic government on all levels.--Christian Science Monitor
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About James Wilson

James Q. Wilson is James Collins professor of management and public policy at UCLA. Winner of the 1990, James Madison Award of the American Political Science Association, he is also the author of Moral Sense and Moral Judgement.
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