Thickening Government

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815752493
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
  • Publication date: 1/10/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 How Thick Is Government? 1
The Principles of Administration 1
The Changing Shape of Government 6
Growth Industries 18
Ch. 2 Why Did Government Thicken? 32
Lessons of History 34
The Orthodoxy of Thickening 36
Into the Present 47
Ch. 3 Does Thickening Matter? 61
The Diffusion of Accountability 62
Three Measures of Consequence 73
Ch. 4 Where Does Thickening Start? 96
The Roots of Thickening 98
Hidden Roots of Thickening 119
Ch. 5 How Does Thickening Endure? 129
How New Positions Are Created 131
Why Positions Spread 147
Ch. 6 Can Thickening Be Stopped? 166
A Brief Review 167
What to Do about Thickening 171
Appendix: The Core Tables 183
The Sources 183
The Caveats 185
Notes 193
Index 211
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