Holding Bureaucrats Accountable: Politicians and Professionals in St. Louis

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University of Alabama Press, 1991 - Business & Economics - 133 pages
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Stein's study examines whether municipal elected officials in a specific city actually are able to establish policy, then ensure its implementation by the bureaus they head. In her exploration of the relationship between elected officials (mayor and aldermen) and bureaucratic professionals she focuses on staffing, service allocation, health, and the protective services. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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Contents

The Gateway City
14
A Hybrid of Merit
28
Delivering Services to a Citys Residents
45
Mayoral Audacity
63
Autonomy of a Different Order
84
Fighting Fires Politically and Otherwise
98
The Contingencies of Achieving Accountability
112
Index
131
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Stein is associate professor of political science at the University of Missouri.

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