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Author: William Spangar Peirce; Peter H Rossi
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2013.
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Bureaucratic Failure and Public Expenditure was written to address the question: Once a law is passed, under what conditions will the bureaucracy fail to give the political leaders exactly what they ordered? The book deals explicitly with the federal government of the United States. Certain aspects of the theory could be applied to other large organizations or to other governments and times, but these are separate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Peirce, William Spangar.
Bureaucratic Failure and Public Expenditure.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Spangar Peirce; Peter H Rossi
ISBN: 9781483268668 1483268667
OCLC Number: 897643850
Notes: Coordination (hypotheses 28, 32, 35, 36, and 61).
Description: 1 online resource (334 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Bureaucratic Failure and Public Expenditure; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; PART I: When Does Bureaucracy Fail?; CHAPTER 1. The Problem and the Approach; FAILURE AS SEEN BY THE PUBLIC; DISTINGUISHING POLITICAL FROM BUREAUCRATIC FAILURE; SOME DEFINITIONS; BUREAUCRATIC FAILURE IN THE LITERATURE OF SOCIOLOGY; BUREAUCRATIC FAILURE IN THE LITERATURE OF POLITICAL SCIENCE; BUREAUCRATIC FAILURE IN THE LITERATURE OF ECONOMICS; OUTLINE OF THINGS TO COME; SOME WARNINGS ABOUT TECHNIQUES AND SOURCES; CHAPTER 2. Hierarchical Control; THE BASIC MODEL. CONTROL PROBLEMSINFORMATION; MEASUREMENT OF OUTPUT; THE PREFERENCES AND ABILITIES OF BUREAUCRATS; COORDINATION; STRUCTURE OF THE ORGANIZATION; CONCLUSIONS; CHAPTER 3. Political Control of Bureaucracy; SOME CONCEPTUAL CONSIDERATIONS; INTEREST GROUPS IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS; POLITICAL MECHANISMS OF CONTROL; THE INFLUENCE OF BUREAUCRACY ON POLICY; CHARACTERISTICS OF LEGISLATION AND LEGISLATIVE CONTROL; BARGAINING AMONG AGENCIES; CONCLUSIONS; CHAPTER 4. Controls from Within the Bureaucrat; INTRODUCTION; PROFESSIONAL CONTROL; REPRESENTATIVE BUREAUCRACY AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST. THE BUREAUCRAT AS AGENT OF HIS CLASSIDEOLOGY AND INCENTIVES; THE HUMAN SIDE OF BUREAUCRACY; CONCLUSIONS; CHAPTER 5. Types of Bureaucratic Failure; CORRUPTION; ALLOCATIVE FAILURE; TECHNICAL INEFFICIENCY; FAILURE TO ACHIEVE ANYTHING; SUBSERVIENCE TO CLIENT OR OTHER INTEREST GROUPS; LACK OF COORDINATION OF RELATED ACTIVITIES; CONFLICT BETWEEN THE OBJECTIVES OF DIFFERENT AGENCIES; PURSUIT OF POLICIES DIFFERENT FROM THOSE SPECIFIED IN THE LEGISLATION; FAVORITISM IN DISTRIBUTION OF SANCTIONS; INORDINATELY SLOW PROGRESS TOWARD THE CORRECT GOAL; DISPLACEMENT OF GOALS. SLOW ADAPTATION TO EXTERNAL CHANGESFAILURE TO COMPLY WITH STANDARDS OF DUE PROCESS IN ADMINISTRATIVE BEHAVIOR; FINAL NOTES ON SOURCES OF FAILURE; PART II: Cases of Bureaucratic Failure; CHAPTER 6. HUD Houses the Poor; CHAPTER 7. Fisheries Loan Fund; CHAPTER 8. Accelerated Public Works; CHAPTER 9. Grading of Processed Fruits and Vegetables; CHAPTER 10. Regulation of Pesticides; CHAPTER 11. Controlling Petroleum Prices; CHAPTER 12. The Housing Investment Guarantee Program; CHAPTER 13. Revenue Sharing for Vocational Education; CHAPTER 14. Improving the Management of Records. CHAPTER 15. The Pilot Cities ProgramCHAPTER 16. Corruption by Consultants; PART III: Bureaucratic Failure and the Agenda for Government; CHAPTER 17. Some Lessons from the Cases; CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LEGISLATION; CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PROGRAM; CHARACTERISTICS OF THE AGENCY; CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT; CHAPTER 18. Other Empirical Studies; CHAPTER 19. Failure in Theory and in Practice; INFORMATION TRANSMISSION (HYPOTHESES 2, 9, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, AND 31); MEASUREMENT OF OUTPUT (HYPOTHESES 7, 11, 16, AND 27); TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY(HYPOTHESES 5, 33, 39, 40, AND 63).

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Bureaucratic Failure and Public Expenditure was written to address the question: Once a law is passed, under what conditions will the bureaucracy fail to give the political leaders exactly what they ordered? The book deals explicitly with the federal government of the United States. Certain aspects of the theory could be applied to other large organizations or to other governments and times, but these are separate task. The book is organized into three parts. Part I is based on a literature survey that roams widely through economics, political science, sociology, public administration, and var.

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