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Politics, policy, and organizations : frontiers in the scientific study of bureaucracy

Author: George A Krause; Kenneth J Meier
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2003.
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"Politics, Policy, and Organizations bridges the gap between studies of public administration and the broader field of political science by highlighting the vital role that bureaucracies play in shaping public policy. With this landmark volume, leading scholars develop a new organizations approach to the study of public bureaucracy, linking bureaucratic choice to public policy-making through scientific inquiry."
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Politics, policy, and organizations.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)607067227
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George A Krause; Kenneth J Meier
ISBN: 0472113178 9780472113170
OCLC Number: 51817203
Notes: Original scholarly essays based on a workshop, The Scientific Study of Bureaucracy, held at the fifth Public Management Conference, Texas A & M University, Dec. 3-4, 1999.
Description: viii, 352 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The scientific study of bureaucracy: an overview / Kenneth J. Meier and George A. Krause --
part 1. Theory: --
Why do bureaucrats delay? lessons from a stochastic optimal stopping model of agency timing, with applications to the FDA / Daniel P. Carpenter --
Agency risk propensities involving the demand for bureaucratic discretion / George A. Krause --
Veto points, policy preferences, and bureaucratic autonomy in democratic systems / Thomas H. Hammond --
The benefits of agency policy-making: perspectives from positive theory / David B. Spence --
Part 2. Methodological technology: --
Donut shops, speed traps, and paperwork: supervision and the allocation of time to bureaucratic tasks / John Brehm, Scott Gates, and Brad Gomez --
Adoption agencies: competition, imitation, and punishment in the design of bureaucratic performance / Andrew B. Whitford --
Part 3. Empirical studies: --
Consensual role making and the time it takes to develop rules / Steven J. Balla and John R. Wright --
Why it matters whether state bureaucrats as opposed to federal bureaucrats administer federal programs / Lael R. Keiser --
Structural choice and political control of bureaucracy: updating federal credit programs / Kevin Corder --
Administrative structure and social democratic results: the case of education / Kevin B. Smith --
Bureaucratic discretion and regulatory success without enforcement / Michael J. Licari --
Conclusion: An agenda for the scientific study of bureaucracy / Kenneth J. Meier and George A. Krause.
Responsibility: edited by George A. Krause & Kenneth J. Meier.
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