Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and why They Do it
A leading expert explains what government bureaucracies do and why they behave the way they do."Wilson is a remarkably clear thinker. It is unlikely that anyone in the foreseeable future will master so much research about so many agencies at government level."--Tom Peters, "The Washingtonian"
"Wilson is our Weber and this is his "summa ."..a sprightly, irreverent, and profoundly serious inquiry as to how you make a nation work."--Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator
"The synthesis is shrewd and creative. The prose is uncommonly swift. The fresh insights are abundant and compelling."--Martha Derthick, University of Virginia
"A gold mine of interesting, even unique observations about bureaucratic government on all levels."--R. Cort Kirkwood, "Christian Science Monitor"
"Immediately takes its place as the indispensable one-volume guide to American national administration."--Aaron Wildavsky, "Los Angeles Times Book Review"
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Review: Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do ItUser Review - Shadow - Goodreads
If you are interested in understanding how the government agencies work, read this book. It is not easy to read, and it is boring. but the probably the best written book on bureaucracy. Read full review
Review: Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do ItUser 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
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