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Bureaucracy : what government agencies do and why they do it / James Q. Wilson.

Wilson, James Q. (Author).


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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  • ISBN: 0465007848
  • ISBN: 9780465007844
  • ISBN: 0465007856 ((pbk.))
  • ISBN: 9780465007851 ((pbk.))
  • Physical Description: xiv, 433 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1989.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-408).
Formatted Contents Note:
Armies, prisons, schools -- Organization matters -- Circumstances -- Beliefs -- Interests -- Culture -- Constraints -- People -- Compliance -- Turf -- Strategies -- Innovation -- Congress -- Presidents -- Courts -- National differences -- Problems -- Rules -- Markets -- Bureaucracy and the public interest.
Subject: Administrative agencies > United States.
Bureaucracy > United States.
Administrative law > United States.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library JK 421 .W55 1989 30775305491517 General Collection Available -

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