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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.
A leading expert explains what government bureaucracies do and why they behave the way they do.
Posted August 19, 2001
Really cuts through the mysteries of government worker behavior. They act they way they do because of the reward system WE impose on them. The most useful insight I brought away from this book was that the greatest enemy of a bureaucrat is not Congress, is not Public Opinion, but rather ANOTHER BUREAUCRAT! With this insight, one sees that their world is shaped more by turf battles than any position we voters may take. Decent read for such an archtypically dry subject too.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 28, 2010
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