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Dismantling democratic states

Author: Ezra N Suleiman
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2005.
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This text offers a corrective to the view that bureaucracy is the source of democracy's ills. It argues that 'government reinvention' has limited bureaucracy's capacity to adequately serve the public good.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Suleiman, Ezra N., 1941-
Dismantling democratic states
(OCoLC)60961757
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ezra N Suleiman
ISBN: 9781400850730 1400850738
OCLC Number: 869736011
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 327 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Chapter 1. The End of Bureaucracy? --
Bureaucracy and the Market --
Deprofessionalization and Politicization --
Chapter 2. Beyond Weber? --
The Dominance of the State --
Bureaucracy and the Market --
Bureaucracy and Capitalism --
Bureaucracy and Democracy --
Bureaucracy and Political Development --
Chapter 3. New Conceptions of Bureaucracy, Democracy, and Citizenship --
An American Revolution --
Beyond Cost-Cutting: NPM --
Bureaucratic Reform and the Public Interest --
From Citizen to Customer --
A Nation of Free-Riders --
Statist Minimalism and Politics --
Chapter 4. Popular Dissatisfaction and Administrative Reform --
Popular Support for Government Involvement --
Popular Distrust of Government --
Bureaucracies and Distrust --
Chapter 5. Universalistic Reforms --
An American Blueprint --
Privatization --
Decentralization --
Reduction in State Employment --
Chapter 6. Emulating the Private Sector --
The Rhetoric and Reality of New Public Management --
An Ideal Administration? --
Government Strategies of Reform --
The Politics of Reform --
Kinds of Business-Emulating Reform --
Chapter 7. The Reluctant Reformers: Japan and France --
Japan --
France --
Chapter 8. Deprofessionalization: The Decline of the Civil Service Career --
The Nature of Administrative Reform --
Decline of a Career --
Japan --
United States --
France --
Distrust of Public Servants --
Chapter 9. Deprofessionalization: The Process of Politicization --
Reassertion of Politics --
NPM and Politicization --
Politicization: A Rationalist Perspective --
United States --
France --
Chapter 10. The End of the Nonpolitical Bureaucracy --
Responsiveness --
Governance Today and Democracy Tomorrow --
Ending a Monopoly --
Japan --
Britain --
Germany --
Spain --
Chapter 11. Constructing a Bureaucratic Apparatus in East-Central Europe --
Reform and Stability --
Undoing the State: Privatization and Devolution --
Building a Professional Bureaucracy --
Reforming Ancien Regime Bureaucracies --
The GDR and a Reunified Germany --
Establishing a Civil Service --
Conclusion: Bureaucracy in the Transition Phase --
Chapter 12. The Politics of Bureaucratic Reform --
Mass Democracy and Government Reform --
Bureaucracy and Alienation --
Reforming Society or Reforming Bureaucracy? --
Reforms and the Public Interest --
The Future of Bureaucracy.
Responsibility: Ezra Suleiman.

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