Author: James Q. Wilson
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465007851
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Examines the Army, the Foreign Service, and the Social Security Administration, explains how ogranizational cultures are created to meet each agency's needs, and suggests possible improvements


Author: David Beetham
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816629398
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What is bureaucracy? Are people right to see it as synonymous with red-tape, feather-bedding and inefficiency? Can it be controlled by politicians, or made more responsive to citizens? Is it only confined to the public sector, or is it pervasive throughout all modern organizations? These are only some of the questions addressed in David Beetham's concise and wide-ranging study. This second edition provides a clear guide through the disciplines of economics, sociology and political science, and through competing social theories, including structural, cultural and rational choice approaches. It also offers its own synthesis which goes beyond them. The second edition has been revised and updated in the light of recent academic and political developments. For anyone who wants a lucid introduction to the meaning and significance of bureaucracy, and its relation to democracy, this book is essential reading.

Handbook Of Bureaucracy

Author: Ali Farazmand
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824791827
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This encyclopedic reference/text provides an analysis of the basic issues and major aspects of bureaucracy, bureaucratic politics and administrative theory, public policy, and public administration in historical and contemporary perspectives. Examining theoretical, philosophical, and empirical interpretations, as well as the intricate position of bureaucracy in government, politics, national development, international relations, and a host of other institutions, the book focuses on the multifunctional role of public bureaucracies in societies with various socioeconomic, political, cultural, and ideological orientations and covers a wide range of processes and subjects.


Author: Ludwig Von Mises
ISBN: 9780865976641
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Originally published by Yale University Press in 1944, Bureaucracy is a classic fundamental examination of the nature of bureaucracies and free markets in juxtaposition to various political systems. Bureaucracy contrasts the two forms of economic management—that of a free market economy and that of a bureaucracy. In the market economy entrepreneurs are driven to serve consumers by their desire to earn profits and to avoid losses. In a bureaucracy, the managers must comply with orders issued by the legislative body under which they operate; they may not spend without authorization and they may not deviate from the path prescribed by law. Writing in an age of exuberant socialism, Ludwig von Mises here lucidly demonstrates how the efficiencies of private ownership and control of public good production ultimately trump the guesswork of publicly administered “planning” through codes and “officialdom.” Although Mises aptly critiques bureaucracy and expounds thoroughly upon the immense power of law-like codes of commissions and administrations, he does not condemn nor dismiss bureaucracy but rather frames its proper bounds within constitutional democratic governments. Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973) was the leading spokesman of the Austrian School of Economics throughout most of the twentieth century. He earned his doctorate in law and economics from the University of Vienna in 1906. In 1926, Mises founded the Austrian Institute for Business Cycle Research. From 1909 to 1934, he was an economist for the Vienna Chamber of Commerce. Before the Anschluss, in 1934 Mises left for Geneva, where he was a professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies until 1940, when he emigrated to New York City. From 1948 to 1969, he was a visiting professor at New York University. Bettina Bien Greaves is a former resident scholar, trustee, and longtime staff member of the Foundation for Economic Education. She has written and lectured extensively on topics of free market economics. Her articles have appeared in such journals as Human Events, Reason, and The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty. A student of Mises, Greaves has become an expert on his work in particular and that of the Austrian School of economics in general. She has translated several Mises monographs, compiled an annotated bibliography of his work, and edited collections of papers by Mises and other members of the Austrian School.


Author: Gordon Tullock
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Gordon Tullock is among a small group of living legends in the field of political economics. This volume provides an entree to the mind of an original thinker. Professor Rowley provides deliberately sparse contextual introduction to each volume, opting to allow the very able and eloquent Tullock to speak for himself.

Dysfunctional Bureaucracy

Author: Bogdan Mieczkowski
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819183941
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This book examines 'dysborgs' (dysfunctional bureaucratic organizations) through the establishment of a theory of the dysborg and some of its theoretical antecedents, the study of conditions under which dysborgian elements recede in favor of functional bureaucracy, the reformulation of a theory of bureaucracy in academia, a study of the politics of bureaucracy in command economies, and an inquiry into the existence of convergence and divergence in the operation of the institution of bureaucracy in the East and West. Contents: The Theory of Dysfunctional Bureaucratic Organizations; Ibn Khaldun's Fourteenth-Century Views on Bureaucracy; The Bureaucratic East-West Synthesis; Bureaucracy, Politics, and Economics in Command Economies; The Bureaucratic Syndrome in Academia; An Analysis of the Uniqueness of the Japanese Public and Private Bureaucracy.

Organization And Bureaucracy

Author: Nicos P. Mouzelis
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415176828
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

In Praise Of Bureaucracy

Author: Paul du Gay
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446264440
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In this provocative study, Paul du Gay makes a compelling case for the continuing importance of bureaucracy. Taking inspiration from the work of Max Weber, du Gay launches a staunch defence of `the bureaucratic ethos' and highlights its continuing relevance to the achievement of social order and good government in liberal democratic societies. Through a comprehensive engagement with both historical and contemporary critiques of bureaucracy and a careful examination of the policies of organizational change within the public services today, du Gay develops a major reappraisal of the so-called `traditional' ethic of office. In doing so he highlights the ways in which many of the key features of bureaucratic conduct that came into existence a century ago still remain essential to the provision of responsible democratic government.

Bureaucracy And Red Tape

ISBN: 9780136137535
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Those who view red tape as a bureaucratic pathology will welcome the quest of Bozeman (Georgia Institute of Technology) for normal bureaucracy (an oxymoron?) and his balance model of bureaucratic reform. Includes a glossary of terms from change in the functional object to subjects to a rule, and