Bureaucratic Dynamics / Edition 1

Bureaucratic Dynamics / Edition 1

by B. Dan Wood
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813318475

ISBN-13: 9780813318479

Pub. Date: 12/19/1994

Publisher: Westview Press

The authors of this volume seek to dispel two powerful "myths of the bureaucracy" -- the belief that the federal bureaucracy is unresponsive to government and the belief that democracy itself is imperiled by an out-of-control bureaucratic process. Wood and Waterman contend that the process is in fact a highly dynamic and democratic one. Offering readable case studies

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The authors of this volume seek to dispel two powerful "myths of the bureaucracy" -- the belief that the federal bureaucracy is unresponsive to government and the belief that democracy itself is imperiled by an out-of-control bureaucratic process. Wood and Waterman contend that the process is in fact a highly dynamic and democratic one. Offering readable case studies and well-paired figures and tables (presented in both technical and nontechnical fashion), Bureaucratic Dynamics uses principal-agent theory to explain how the public policy system works. High-profile cases of eight federal agencies from the EPA to the FDA and discussions of major legislation such as the Clean Air Act help the authors provide a new perspective on the overall bureaucratic process for students and professionals of the bureaucracy, public policy, administration, and government regulation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813318479
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
12/19/1994
Series:
Transforming American Politics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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