Case for Bureaucracy A Public Administration Polemic

ISBN-10: 1568029071

ISBN-13: 9781568029078

Edition: 4th 2002 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $51.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 12/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Charles T. Goodsell is Professor Emeritus of Public Administration at the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.nbsp; His previous books on public administration are Mission Mystique (2011), The Case for Bureaucracy (1983, 1985, 1994, 2004), Public Administration Illuminated and Inspired by the Arts (co-edited, 1995), The Public Encounter (edited, 1981), and Administration of A Revolution (1965).nbsp; Other works include The American Statehouse (2001), The Social Meaning of Civic Space (1988), and American Corporations and Peruvian Politics (1974).nbsp; He has lectured and spoken on bureaucracy throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Britain, Australia, and China.

Tables and Figures
Preface
Bureaucracy Despised, Disparaged, and Defended
A Brief for Bureaucracy
A Bit of Bureaucratic History
The Academics Debate Bureaucracy: The Opponents
The Academics Debate Bureaucracy: The Supporters
What Citizens Experience from Bureaucracy
Surveying the Surveys
Reflections on the Surveys
Direct Performance Measures
Accomplishments of America
More Bureaucracy Myths to Delete
The Myth of Determinism
The Myth of Discrimination
The Business-Is-Better Myth
The Bureaucracy-Is-Backward Myth
Ask the Impossible of Bureaucracy? Easy!
No-Win Situations and Red Tape
When Many Governments Act
When Public Action Is Dispersed
Solve Those Problems!
Looking Closer at Those Bureaucrats
Their Representativeness
Their "Personality"
Their Motivations
Their Lesser-Known
Bureaucratic Bigness and Badness Reconsidered
The Size of Bureaucracy
Growth, Aging, and Badness
The Political Power of Bureaucracy
The Political Contributions of Bureaucracy
Fads and Fundamentals of Bureaucracy
The Case Recapitulated
The Reforms Reviewed
Bureaucracy's Fundamentals as Metaphor
Notes
Selected Books
Index
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