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The forging of bureaucratic autonomy : reputations, networks, and policy innovation in executive agencies, 1862-1928

Author: Daniel P Carpenter
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Series: Princeton studies in American politics.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Politicians have traditionally devoted little attention to the origins of American bureaucracy and its relationship between bureaucratic and interest group activities. This work presents a study of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel P Carpenter
ISBN: 0691070091 9780691070094 0691070105 9780691070100
OCLC Number: 47120319
Description: xvi, 479 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Entrepreneurship, networked legitimacy, and autonomy --
The clerical state: obstacles to bureaucratic autonomy in nineteenth-century America --
The Railway Mail, Comstockery, and the waning of the old postal regime, 1862-94 --
Organizational renewal and policy innovation in the National Postal System, 1890-1910 --
The triumph of the moral economy: finance, parcels, and the labor dilemma in the post office, 1908-24 --
Science in the service of seeds: the USDA, 1862-1900 --
From seeds to science: the USDA as university, 1897-1917 --
Multiple networks and the autonomy of bureaus: departures in food, pharmaceutical, and forestry policy, 1897-1913 --
Brokerage and bureaucratic policymaking: the cementing of autonomy at the USDA, 1914-28 --
Structure, reputation, and the bureaucratic failure of reclamation policy, 1902-14 --
Conclusion: the politics of bureaucratic autonomy.
Series Title: Princeton studies in American politics.
Responsibility: Daniel P. Carpenter.
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