Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It

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Basic Books, 1989 - Business & Economics - 433 pages
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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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User Review  - Shadow - Goodreads

If you are interested in understanding how the government agencies work, read this book. It is not easy to read, and it is boring. but the probably the best written book on bureaucracy. Read full review

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User Review  - Ross Neely - Goodreads

Q Wilson explains the problems of bureaucracy well. Government agencies face many constraints. Managers spend a great deal of time managing the constraints as opposed to managing the agency. Read full review

Contents

Armies Prisons Schools
3
Organization Matters
14
PART II
27
Copyright

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James Q. Wilson is Professor of Government at Harvard University.

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