Bureaucratic Dynamics: The Role Of Bureaucracy In A Democracy


Bureaucratic Dynamics: The Role Of Bureaucracy In A Democracy
Name Bureaucratic Dynamics: The Role Of Bureaucracy In A Democracy
Author B. Dan Wood
Description 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.
Publisher Westview Press
Language Not Available
Rating 4.33
ISBN 0813318475
Total Pages 190
Published Year 1994
Published Month 15
Published Day 8
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