Bureaucratic Experience The Post-Modern Challenge

ISBN-10: 0765610116
ISBN-13: 9780765610119
Edition: 5th 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Ralph P. Hummel
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Description: Thoroughtly revised and updated, this classic text maintains that despite all the current rhetoric from proponents of total quality management, corporate reengineering, and the new public management, it's still "business as usual" for bureaucracies.

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Book details

List price: $59.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Thoroughtly revised and updated, this classic text maintains that despite all the current rhetoric from proponents of total quality management, corporate reengineering, and the new public management, it's still "business as usual" for bureaucracies.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Prologue
Understanding Bureaucracy
Bureaucratic Experiences
Bureaucratic Patterns
Modern Self-Critique
Post-Modern Critique
A Brief Survey of Post-Modernism
A Case in Point: Post-Modernism Meets Sewage
The Danger
The Politics of Good and Evil
Bureaucracy as Society: Loss of the Social
How People Act
What the Experts Say
Bureaucracy as Society
Bureaucracy as the New Culture: "Economics"
What Is Culture?
What People Value
What the Experts Say
Post-Modern Critique versus Modern Critique
The Economic Culture of Bureaucracy
The Psychology of Bureaucracy: Organization as Psyche
Structuring the Psyche
Post-Modern Analysis
A Dis-Ease of the Soul
How People "Feel"
What the Experts Say
Toward Post-Modern Critique
The Psychology of Bureaucracy
The Language of Bureaucracy: Virtual Words
Speaking the Unspeakable
How People Speak
What the Experts Say
Bureaucratic Language
The Thought of Bureaucracy: Failure of Imagination
Thinking
How Bureaucrats Think
What the Experts Say
Bureaucratic Thinking
Aesthetics: The Rise of Know-How
Bureaucracy as Polity: Politics as Administration
How People Politick
Bureaucrats as Transformers
The Politization of Bureaucracy
What the Experts Say
A Way from Bureaucratized Politics
Epilogue: Bureaucracy, Modernity, and Post-Modernity
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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