How much do bureaucrats know? And how much should they tell? In "Bureaucratic Responsibility", John Burke moves from case study to theory to explore what is perhaps the most basic problem confronting modern democracy: How are we to make those bureaucracies upon which government relies both accountable and responsive? Responsibility, Burke contends, must not be primarily to the formally defined terms and obligations of a particular office, but to the institutions of American democracy and the public consent. "Bureaucratic Responsibility" is a provocative combination of descriptive analysis, political theory, and prescriptive speculation-- and makes a timely case for a more responsible bureaucracy.
|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.75(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|