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A Theory of Public Bureaucracy

A Theory of Public Bureaucracy

Politics, Personality, and Organization in the State Department

Donald P. Warwick

ISBN 9780674881952

Publication date: 03/01/1979

Based mainly on State Department materials, but addressing generic problems of organizational politics as well, this book provides a fresh, intelligent, and lively account of bureaucratic behavior.


  • This is an excellent book, well conceived, carefully researched, and clearly written. It is one of the few analyses of an organizational reform effort in a public agency.

    —American Political Science Review

Book Details

  • 264 pages
  • 6 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press
  • With Theodore Reed and Marvin Meade