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A Theory of Public Bureaucracy

Politics, Personality, and Organization in the State Department

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$33.00 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674881952

Publication Date: 03/01/1979


264 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches


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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

As a genre, the bureaucratic study is too often tedious reading. This work is a sprightly exception. It avoids reliance on quantitative surveys (which frequently mean less than meets the eye) and is well attuned to the political context of bureaucracy—including the specific politics which influenced this study.Foreign Affairs

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