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Federal Civil Service System and the Problem of Bureaucracy The Economics and Politics of Institutional Change

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ISBN-10: 0226401715

ISBN-13: 9780226401713

Edition: 1994

Authors: Ronald N. Johnson, Gary D. Libecap

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The call to "reinvent government"—to reform the government bureaucracy of the United States—resonates as loudly from elected officials as from the public. Examining the political and economic forces that have shaped the American civil service system from its beginnings in 1883 through today, the authors of this volume explain why, despite attempts at an overhaul, significant change in the bureaucracy remains a formidable challenge.
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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/15/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 0.63" wide x 0.90" long x 0.06" tall
Weight: 0.814

Gary D. Libecap is the Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Corporate Environmental Management and�professor of economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a research associate of the NBER.

The "Problem of Bureaucracy"
Replacing Political Patronage with Merit: The Roles of the President and the Congress in the Origins of the Federal Civil Service System
The Continuing Political Conflict over Control of Federal Employees and the Requirement for Further Institutional Change
The Rise of Federal Employees as an Interest Group: The Early Years
The Maturation of Federal Employees as an Interest Group
Explaining the Success of Federal Employees as an Interest Group
The Implications of a Protected Bureaucracy
The Economics and Politics of Institutional Change in the Political Arena
Appendix to Chapter 2
Appendix to Chapter 3
Appendix to Chapter 5
Appendix to Chapter 6