Higher Civil Service in the United States: Quest for Reform

Higher Civil Service in the United States: Quest for Reform

by Mark W. Huddleston, William W. Boyer
     
 

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• Choice Magazine 1995 Outstanding Academic Book The authors perform an admirable service in detailing the history of the senior civil service in the United States from the early twentieth century until the mid-1990s. . . . Reform of the civil service, and the executive branch in general, is a continuing quest in U.S. government. This quest has extended over many… See more details below

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• Choice Magazine 1995 Outstanding Academic Book The authors perform an admirable service in detailing the history of the senior civil service in the United States from the early twentieth century until the mid-1990s. . . . Reform of the civil service, and the executive branch in general, is a continuing quest in U.S. government. This quest has extended over many decades but may be little closer to producing the type of civil service sought by reformers. This volume tells a great deal about the history of this quest."--American Political Science Review

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Presents a theory of lexical semantics that addresses the problem of the multiplicity of word meaning, and lays the foundation for an implemented computational treatment of word meaning that connects to a compositional semantics. Subjects include semantics of nominals, the semantics of causation, and how semantic types constrain syntactic expression. Includes formal treatment of event semantics with subevents, and a general treatment of the problem of polysemy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780822939061
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
11/02/1995
Series:
Policy and Institutional Studies Series
Pages:
248

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