The Resource Bureaucratic dynamics : the role of bureaucracy in a democracy, B. Dan Wood, Richard W. Waterman

Bureaucratic dynamics : the role of bureaucracy in a democracy, B. Dan Wood, Richard W. Waterman

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Bureaucratic dynamics : the role of bureaucracy in a democracy
Title
Bureaucratic dynamics
Title remainder
the role of bureaucracy in a democracy
Statement of responsibility
B. Dan Wood, Richard W. Waterman
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eng
Summary
  • The authors of this volume seek to dispel two powerful "myths of the bureaucracy"--The belief that the federal bureaucracy is unresponsive to government and the belief that democracy itself is imperiled by an out-of-control bureaucratic process. Wood and Waterman contend that the process is in fact a highly dynamic and democratic one
  • Offering readable case studies and well-paired figures and tables (presented in both technical and nontechnical fashion), Bureaucratic Dynamics uses principal-agent theory to explain how the public policy system works
  • High-profile cases of eight federal agencies from the EPA to the FDA and discussions of major legislation such as the Clean Air Act help the authors provide a new perspective on the overall bureaucratic process for students and professionals of the bureaucracy, public policy, administration, and government regulation
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DLC
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Wood, B. Dan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK421
LC item number
.W58 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Waterman, Richard W
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  • Bureaucracy
  • Democracy
  • Bureaucracy
  • Democracy
  • Bürokratie
  • Verwaltung
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • United States
  • USA
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Bureaucratic dynamics : the role of bureaucracy in a democracy, B. Dan Wood, Richard W. Waterman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-175) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Toward a More Dynamic Conception of Bureaucracy. Popular Perceptions of Bureaucratic Adaptation. Legitimacy, the Constitution, and Bureaucratic Adaptation -- 2. Scholarly Thinking and Research on the Bureaucracy. Normative Controversies over Politics and the Bureaucracy. Empirical Controversies over Politics and the Bureaucracy. The Principal-Agent Model -- 3. The Dynamics of Political Control of the Bureaucracy. Theories of Political Control. Past Research. Methods and Data. Studies in Political Control -- 4. The Dynamics of Political-Bureaucratic Adaptation. Past Research. An Adaptive Model of Politics and the Bureaucracy. Data, Measurement, and Hypotheses. Four Models of Political-Bureaucratic Adaptation -- 5. A Bottom-Up Perspective on Political-Bureaucratic Adaptation. The Sources of Bureaucratic Power. Expertise, Exogenous Events, Issue Salience, and Nonrecursive Political-Bureaucratic Adaptation. Constituency, Vitality, and Leadership in Political-Bureaucratic Adaptation
  • 6. Promoting Bureaucratic Accountability: A Two-Way Street. Information and Oversight. Agency Theory. Policy Monitoring -- 7. Bureaucratic Democracy and Its Dysfunctions. On the Legitimacy of Bureaucracy in a Democracy. On the Roles of Political Principals. How Well Is Bureaucratic Democracy Working?
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 190 pages
Isbn
9780813318479
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
94008993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30068042
  • (OCoLC)ocm30068042
Label
Bureaucratic dynamics : the role of bureaucracy in a democracy, B. Dan Wood, Richard W. Waterman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Toward a More Dynamic Conception of Bureaucracy. Popular Perceptions of Bureaucratic Adaptation. Legitimacy, the Constitution, and Bureaucratic Adaptation -- 2. Scholarly Thinking and Research on the Bureaucracy. Normative Controversies over Politics and the Bureaucracy. Empirical Controversies over Politics and the Bureaucracy. The Principal-Agent Model -- 3. The Dynamics of Political Control of the Bureaucracy. Theories of Political Control. Past Research. Methods and Data. Studies in Political Control -- 4. The Dynamics of Political-Bureaucratic Adaptation. Past Research. An Adaptive Model of Politics and the Bureaucracy. Data, Measurement, and Hypotheses. Four Models of Political-Bureaucratic Adaptation -- 5. A Bottom-Up Perspective on Political-Bureaucratic Adaptation. The Sources of Bureaucratic Power. Expertise, Exogenous Events, Issue Salience, and Nonrecursive Political-Bureaucratic Adaptation. Constituency, Vitality, and Leadership in Political-Bureaucratic Adaptation
  • 6. Promoting Bureaucratic Accountability: A Two-Way Street. Information and Oversight. Agency Theory. Policy Monitoring -- 7. Bureaucratic Democracy and Its Dysfunctions. On the Legitimacy of Bureaucracy in a Democracy. On the Roles of Political Principals. How Well Is Bureaucratic Democracy Working?
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 190 pages
Isbn
9780813318479
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
94008993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30068042
  • (OCoLC)ocm30068042

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