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Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do And Why They Do It (Basic Books Classics)


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Paperback. Pub Date: 1991 Pages: 464 Publisher: Basic Books A leading expert explains what government Bureaucracies do and why they behave the way they do .. 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.Contents: Organizations * Armies. Prisons. Schools * Organization Matters Operators * Circumstances * Beliefs * Interests * Culture Managers * Constraints * People * Compliance Executives * Turf * Strategies * Innovation Context * Congress * Presidents * Courts * N

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