Bureaucracy--servant Or Master?: Lessons from America
Institute of Economic Affairs, 1973 - Bureaucracy - 103 pages
Compilation of essays comprising a comparison of public administration and bureaucracy in the UK and the USA - presents an economic model of bureaucracy, and considers such issues as efficiency in the public sector, wage incentives for civil servants and administrators, subsidies, etc. References.
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