The New Case for Bureaucracy

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  • 9781452226309
  • 9781483311555
  • 9781483322384
Charles Goodsell has long taken the position that U.S. bureaucracy is neither a generalized failure nor sinkhole of waste as mythologized by anti-government ideologues. Rather, it is one of the most effective and innovate sets of administrative institutions of any government in the world today. Indispensable to our democracy, it keeps government reliable and dependable to the citizens it serves. However, The New Case for Bureaucracy goes beyond empirically verifying its quality. Now an extended essay, written in a conversational tone, Goodsell expects readers to form their own judgments. At a time when Congress is locked in partisan and factional deadlock, he argues for the increased importance of bureaucrats and discusses how federal agencies must battle to keep alive in terms of resources and be strong enough to retain the integrity of their missions.
  • SAGE Publications; February 2014
  • ISBN 9781483311555
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  • Title: The New Case for Bureaucracy
  • Author: Charles T. Goodsell
  • Imprint: CQ Press
Subject categories
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  • 9781452226309
  • 9781483311555
  • 9781483322384

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“Goodsell debunks pejorative bureaucratic myths about governance at the national, state, and local levels by placing them under an intellectual and pragmatic microscope. At a time when Congress and elected officials have the lowest approval ratings in history, Goodsell expertly examines the new bureaucratic realities with a focus on the earned trust in public servants who wisely use their administrative discretion to ensure the institutions of government are responsive to the demands of the citizenry; while ensuring their capacity to function are preserved and protected.  His new case for bureaucracy is a must read for those who desire to know the truth about our valued public servants.”

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ISBNs
  • 9781452226309
  • 9781483311555
  • 9781483322384