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The case for bureaucracy : a public administration polemic

Author: Charles T Goodsell
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[In this book, the author] offers a ... crafted defense of the American bureaucracy. Drawing upon an extensive body of evidence, including public opinion data, comparisons of the public and private sectors, and an analysis of the respective records of public administrators in America and else-where in the world, [he] challenges the myth that bureaucracies and the people who populate them are inherently ineffective,  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Charles T Goodsell
OCLC Number: 56811201
Notes: Originally published: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, ©2004. 4th ed.
Description: 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Bureaucracy despised, disparaged, and defended --
What citizens experience from bureaucracy --
More bureaucracy myths to delete --
Ask the impossible of bureaucracy? Easy! --
Looking closer at those bureaucrats --
Bureaucratic bigness and badness reconsidered --
Fads and fundamentals of bureaucracy.
Responsibility: Charles T. Goodsell.

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[In this book, the author] offers a ... crafted defense of the American bureaucracy. Drawing upon an extensive body of evidence, including public opinion data, comparisons of the public and private sectors, and an analysis of the respective records of public administrators in America and else-where in the world, [he] challenges the myth that bureaucracies and the people who populate them are inherently ineffective, ineffective, undemocratic, or resistant to change. Students will leave the text with a more nuanced understanding of the role of government and administration in America.-Back cover.

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