Cultural Analysis: Politics, Public Law, and Administration
As a result of a lifetime of incomparably wide-ranging investigations, Aaron Wildavsky concluded that politics in the United States and elsewhere was a patterned activity, exhibiting recurring regularities. Political values, beliefs, and institutions were neither endlessly varied, nor haphazardly organized. They tended to exhibit a limited range of variation, and were organized in discoverable, predictable ways. In Cultural Analysis, the fourth collection of his essays posthumously published by Transaction, Wildavsky argues that American politics, public law, and public administration are the contested terrain of rival, inescapable political cultures.
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Introduction to Part 2
From Individual to System Blame A Cultural Analysis of Historical Change in the Law of Torts
Introduction to Part 3
Administration without Hierarchy? Bureaucracy without Authority?
A Cultural Theory of Responsibility
A Cultural Theory of Leadership
A Cultural Theory of Information Bias in Organizations
Conclusion In the University
Introduction to Part 4
The Rise of Radical Egalitarianism and the Fall of Academic Standards
The Reverse Sequence in Civil Liberties
Exchange Versus Grants The Buck Case as a Struggle Between Equal Opportunity and Equal Results
Robert Bork and the Crime of Inequality
Change in Political Culture
Studying Organizations Bureaucracy Responsibility Leadership and Information Bias