Holding Bureaucrats Accountable: Politicians and Professionals in St. Louis
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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