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Bureaucracy: What Goverment Agencies Do and Why They Do It (Basic Books Classics)

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Y2K! The world waits anxiously to see what millennial mischief crops up. But at Basic Books the year 2000 is cause for celebration. Fifty years ago Basic was founded as a home for works by outstanding scholars on topics of wide importance and broad general interest. Over the years our authors have inspired and informed, pleased and provoked generations of readers; indeed, many Basic titles have changed the very culture from which they emerged.<P>To commemorate our fiftieth year, we are proudly reissuing a selection of our most distinguished books from the last half-century. Here, in brand new packages, with new introductions and editorial comments by leading contemporary figures, are ten exemplars of the intellectual vigor that is the hallmark of Basic Books: classic titles by John Bowlby, Sigmund Freud, Josef Breuer, Claude Levi-Strauss, James Q. Wilson, Clifford Geertz, and Michael Walzer. That books like these remain in print is itself a testament to their enduring value. By calling attention to their sustained presence we hope to introduce new readers to landmark works that will continue to roil cultural waters for decades to come.<P>Bureaucracy is the classic study of the way American government agencies work and how they can be made to work better. Examining a wide range of bureaucracies, including the Army, the FBI, the FCC, and the Social Security Administration, James Q. Wilson provides the first comprehensive, in-depth analysis of what government agencies do, why they function as they do, and how they might become more responsible and effective. With a new introduction by the author.

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A leading expert explains what government bureaucracies do and why they behave the way they do.

Synopsis:

Bureaucracy is the classic study of the way American government agencies work and how they can be made to work better. Examining a wide range of bureaucracies, including the Army, the FBI, the FCC, and the Social Security Administration, James Q. Wilson provides the first comprehensive, in-depth analysis of what government agencies do, why they function as they do, and how they might become more responsible and effective. With a new introduction by the author.

About the Author

James Q. Wilson is James Collins professor of management and public policy at UCLA. Winner of the 1990, James Madison Award of the American Political Science Association, he is also the author of Moral Sense and Moral Judgement.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465007851
Author:
Wilson, James Q.
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Wilson, James
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
History, theory and practice
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Bureaucracy
Subject:
Administrative agencies
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
POL030000
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Basic Books Classics
Series Volume:
106-398
Publication Date:
19910131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 17 oz

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Bureaucracy is the classic study of the way American government agencies work and how they can be made to work better. Examining a wide range of bureaucracies, including the Army, the FBI, the FCC, and the Social Security Administration, James Q. Wilson provides the first comprehensive, in-depth analysis of what government agencies do, why they function as they do, and how they might become more responsible and effective. With a new introduction by the author.
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