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Designing bureaucracies : institutional capacity and large-scale problem solving

Author: James A Desveaux
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing upon evidence from recent experiments in energy policy making in Canada, this book explores the strategic consequences of bureaucratic change, focussing on the technical and political roles  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James A Desveaux
ISBN: 0804722811 9780804722810
OCLC Number: 30110830
Description: xx, 252 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Expertise and Structure --
2. Strategy, Structure, and Politics --
3. The Evolution of a Problem and the Demand for New Structures --
4. Responding to Crisis: The National Energy Program --
5. Strategies of Negotiation and Organizational Structure --
6. Structure, Institutionalization, and Change --
7. Integrating Hierarchies, Policies, and Error --
8. Strategies of Policy Transformation and Problems of Consolidation in Public Bureaucracy --
Appendix A: Enabling Legislation, National Energy Program --
Appendix B: EMR and Energy Sector Expenditures, 1976-1985 --
Appendix C: Map Showing Domestic and Imported Oil Market Divisions Under National Oil Policy (1961) and Canada Lands Boundaries Under NEP (1980).
Responsibility: James A. Desveaux.
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