The Case for Bureaucracy: A Public Administration Polemic
In this revised third edition the author sharpens his defence of the American public service. Attacking both the popular stereotypes and some more caustic criticism by academics in the field of public administration, this book presents substantial statistical data, buttressed by personal observation, to demonstrate the author's theory that American government is actually more competent, successful and steadfast than most people realise.
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Bureaucracy Despised Disparaged and Defended
What Citizens Experience from Bureaucracy
More Suspicions and Surprises re Bureaucracy
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