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Review: Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It

User Review  - Jacob - Goodreads

I found this book very interesting, though it's about a subject that would strike most as quite dry: administering government bureaucracies. Wilson has a firm grasp of the issues, writes clearly, and ... Read full review

Review: Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It

User Review  - Ross Neely - Goodreads

Q Wilson explains the problems of bureaucracy well. Government agencies face many constraints. Managers spend a great deal of time managing the constraints as opposed to managing the agency. Read full review

Review: Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It

User Review  - Cameron - Goodreads

This book has a very boring name, but is actually quite good. Interesting perspectives on why the government ended up working this way. Read full review

Review: Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It

User Review  - Marks54 - Goodreads

This presents a really perceptive analysis of how government agencies work. The author, who recently passed away, was a very influential scholar on public organizations -- especially police ... Read full review

Review: Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It

User Review  - Ari - Goodreads

I found the book wonderfully engaging and thought-provoking. Despite the title, its focus is narrower than "bureaucracy in general." It's primarily about what US governmental bureaucracies ... Read full review

Review: Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It

User Review  - Nate - Goodreads

A thoughtful take on Bureaucracy. Notes: Notes on James Q. Wilson's Bureaucracy “public management is not an arena in which to find Big Answers; it is a world of settled institutions designed to allow ... Read full review

Review: Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It

User Review  - Mike Henneberry - Goodreads

It's a very insightful read that works as a good substitute for an Org Theory class. Read full review

Review: Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It

User Review  - Joseph - Goodreads

Good read for understanding how various government agencies really operate. Read full review

Review: Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It

User Review  - Jesse Schexnayder - Goodreads

Both the pros and cons of bureaucracy are effectively presented, wrapped up in an equally effective explanatory backdrop. Read full review

Review: Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It

User Review  - Andrew Owens - Goodreads

This being a chestnut in administrative studies, there are plenty good, quick summaries that describe Wilson's main points (like this summary and this from a professor here in Richmond. The full book ... Read full review


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