Forging of Bureaucratic Autonomy Reputations, Networks, and Policy Innovation in Executive Agencies, 1862-1928

ISBN-10: 0691070105
ISBN-13: 9780691070100
Edition: 2001
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List price: $52.50
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 9/9/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Until now political scientists have devoted little attention to the origins of American bureaucracy and the relationship between bureaucratic and interest group politics. In this pioneering book, Daniel Carpenter contributes to our understanding of institutions by presenting a unified study of bureaucratic autonomy in democratic regimes. He focuses on the emergence of bureaucratic policy innovation in the United States during the Progressive Era, asking why the Post Office Department and the Department of Agriculture became politically independent authors of new policy and why the Interior Department did not. To explain these developments, Carpenter offers a new theory of bureaucratic autonomy grounded in organization theory, rational choice models, and network concepts. According to the author, bureaucracies with unique goals achieve autonomy when their middle-level officials establish reputations among diverse coalitions for effectively providing unique services. These coalitions enable agencies to resist political control and make it costly for politicians to ignore the agencies' ideas. Carpenter assesses his argument through a highly innovative combination of historical narratives, statistical analyses, counterfactuals, and carefully structured policy comparisons. Along the way, he reinterprets the rise of national food and drug regulation, Comstockery and the Progressive anti-vice movement, the emergence of American conservation policy, the ascent of the farm lobby, the creation of postal savings banks and free rural mail delivery, and even the congressional Cannon Revolt of 1910.

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
Entrepreneurship, Networked Legitimacy, and Autonomy
The Clerical State: Obstacles to Bureaucratic Autonomy in Nineteenth-Century America
The Railway Mail, Comstockery, and the Waning of the Old Postal Regime, 1862-94
Organizational Renewal and Policy Innovation in the National Postal System, 1890-1910
The Triumph of the Moral Economy: Finance, Parcels, and the Labor Dilemma in the Post Office, 1908-24
Science in the Service of Seeds: The USDA, 1862-1900
From Seeds to Science: The USDA as University, 1897-1917
Multiple Networks and the Autonomy of Bureaus: Departures in Food, Pharmaceutical, and Forestry Policy, 1897-1913
Brokerage and Bureaucratic Policymaking: The Cementing of Autonomy at the USDA, 1914-28
Structure, Reputation, and the Bureaucratic Failure of Reclamation Policy, 1902-14
Conclusion: The Politics of Bureaucratic Autonomy
Notes
Archival Sources
Index

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