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The Foundations Of Bureaucracy In Economic And Social Thought

The Foundations Of Bureaucracy In Economic And Social Thought

Bill Jenkins , Edward C. Page

Edited by the late Bill Jenkins, former Professor of Public Policy and Management, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK and Edward C. Page, Sidney and Beatrice Webb Professor of Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Two volume set 2004 1,496 pp Hardback 978 1 84064 015 1

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‘When the review editor asked me whether I was interested in examining two volumes of edited articles with a total of around 1,500 pages my heart sank – another doorstop was on its way. Happily I can report to readers that these two volumes would be a worthwhile investment for anyone interested in the field of public administration and public policy. They provide a “one-stop shop” of all the major journal articles including some of the seminal pieces, in this area. . . Overall, these volumes make an excellent addition to any collection on public administration. The collection is comprehensive, the selection appropriate and the historical breadth wide. . . Put an order in now. You could do far worse, but you will rarely do much better than having these volumes in easy reach.’
– Scott Prasser, Public Administration Today

These two landmark volumes – prepared by leading authorities in the field – locate bureaucracy in its proper historical and theoretical context. They demonstrate that far from being a spent force bureaucratic organisations and processes are, and will continue to be, of central importance in the new millennium.

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63 articles, dating from 1939 to 1999 Contributors include: M. Crozier, A. Downs, C. Hood, H. Kaufman, H. Mintzberg, R.A.W. Rhodes, G. Ritzer, R. Rose, E. Suleiman, K. Wittfogel

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‘When the review editor asked me whether I was interested in examining two volumes of edited articles with a total of around 1,500 pages my heart sank – another doorstop was on its way. Happily I can report to readers that these two volumes would be a worthwhile investment for anyone interested in the field of public administration and public policy. They provide a “one-stop shop” of all the major journal articles including some of the seminal pieces, in this area. . . Overall, these volumes make an excellent addition to any collection on public administration. The collection is comprehensive, the selection appropriate and the historical breadth wide. . . Put an order in now. You could do far worse, but you will rarely do much better than having these volumes in easy reach.’
– Scott Prasser, Public Administration Today

These two landmark volumes – prepared by leading authorities in the field – locate bureaucracy in its proper historical and theoretical context. They demonstrate that far from being a spent force bureaucratic organisations and processes are, and will continue to be, of central importance in the new millennium.

Volume I outlines both the changing historical forms of bureaucracy and its operation in contemporary political systems before moving on to examine the detail of bureaucratic structures and processes. Volume II discusses bureaucrats in action and the political dimensions of bureaucratic power. In addition it explores the various critiques of bureaucracy before analysing the recent agendas for bureaucratic reform and the strengths and weaknesses of alternative structures.

These two authoritative volumes will be essential reading for political scientists, historians, organisational and administrative theorists and students of public sector management old and new.

Full table of contents

Contents:
Volume I
Acknowledgements
Introduction Bill Jenkins and Edward C. Page
PART I BUREAUCRACY: BLESSING OR CURSE?
1. M.W. Jackson (1986), ‘Bureaucracy in Hegel’s Political Theory’
2. Stephen Miller (1977/78), ‘Bureaucracy Baiting’
3. Herbert Kaufman (1981), ‘Fear of Bureaucracy: A Raging Pandemic’
4. Richard Hartwig (1990), ‘The Paradox of Malevolent/Benevolent Bureaucracy’
5. John Greenaway (1992), ‘British Conservatism and Bureaucracy’
PART II CHANGING HISTORICAL FORMS OF BUREAUCRACY
6. Karl A. Wittfogel (1957), excerpt from Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power
7. William C. Beyer (1959), ‘The Civil Service of the Ancient World’
8. C. Warren Hollister and John W. Baldwin (1978), ‘The Rise of Administrative Kingship: Henry I and Philip Augustus’
9. Brian Chapman (1959), ‘Historical Introduction’
10. C.J. Freidrich (1939), ‘The Continental Tradition of Training Administrators in Law and Jurisprudence’
11. S.E. Finer (1952), ‘Patronage and the Public Service: Jeffersonian Bureaucracy and the British Tradition’
12. John Markoff (1975), ‘Governmental Bureaucratization: General Processes and an Anomalous Case’
13. Richard Rose (1976), ‘On the Priorities of Government: A Developmental Analysis of Public Policies’
PART III BUREAUCRACY IN CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL SYSTEMS
14. Alfred G. Meyer (1961), ‘USSR, Incorporated’
15. Gerd Spittler, ‘Administrative Despotism in Peasant Societies’
16. George J. Szablowski and Hans-Ulrich Derlien (1993), ‘East European Transitions, Elites, Bureaucracies, and the European Community’
17. Klaus H. Goetz and Helen Z. Margetts (1999), ‘The Solitary Center: The Core Executive in Central and Eastern Europe’
18. Ibnomer Mohamed Sharfuddin (1987), ‘Toward An Islamic Administrative Theory’
19. Fred W. Riggs (1993), ‘Fragility of the Third World’s Regimes’
20. Fred W. Riggs (1997), ‘Modernity and Bureaucracy’
21. Susan L. Shirk (1992), ‘The Chinese Political System and the Political Strategy of Economic Reform’
PART IV STRUCTURES OF BUREAUCRACY
A Traditional/Hierarchical
22. Richard H. Hall (1963), ‘The Concept of Bureaucracy: An Empirical Assessment’
B Organizational/Corporate
23. Paul J. DiMaggio and Walter W. Powell (1983), ‘The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fields’
C Professional
24. Henry Mintzberg (1979), ‘The Professional Bureaucracy’
D Decentralization
25. Michel Crozier and Jean-Claude Thoenig (1976), ‘The Regulation of Complex Organized Systems’
E Post-Modern
26. R.A.W. Rhodes (1997), ‘Towards a Post-modern Public Administration: Epoch, Epistemology or Narrative?’
PART V PROCESSES OF BUREAUCRACY
A Recruitment/Socialization
27. S.N. Eisenstadt (1959), ‘Bureaucracy, Bureaucratization, and Debureaucratization’
B Decision-Making
28. Charles E. Lindblom (1979), ‘Still Muddling, Not Yet Through’
C Motivation
29. Anthony Downs ([1967] 1994), ‘Officials’ Milieu, Motives, and Goals’
D Leadership
30. Robert D. Behn (1998), ‘What Right Do Public Managers Have to Lead?’
E Implementation
31. Michael Hill (1997), ’Implementation Theory: Yesterday's Issue?’
F Entrepreneurship
32. Carl J. Bellone and George Frederick Goerl (1992), ‘Reconciling Public Entrepreneurship and Democracy’, Larry D. Terry (1993), ‘Why We Should Abandon the Misconceived Quest to Reconcile Public Entrepreneurship with Democracy: A Response to Bellone and Goerl’s “Reconciling Public Entrepreneurship And Democracy”’, Carl J. Bellone and George Frederick Goerl (1993), ‘In Defence of Civic-Regarding Entrepreneurship or Helping Wolves to Promote Good Citizenship’
Name Index

Volume II
Acknowledgements
An introduction by the editors to both volumes appears in Volume I
PART I BUREAUCRATS IN ACTION
A Advice
1. Simon James (1986), ‘The Central Policy Review Staff, 1970–1983’
B Secrecy
2. Clive Ponting (1985), ‘The Battle for the Truth’
C Conflict
3. Ezra N. Suleiman (1974), ‘The Minister and His Administration: Relationship’
D Ethics
4. John A. Rohr (1991), ‘Ethical Issues in French Public Administration: A Comparative Study’
E Assumptive Worlds/Street-Level Bureaucrats
5. Michael Lipsky (1971), ‘Street-Level Bureaucracy and the Analysis of Urban Reform’
F Careers
6. Christopher Hood (1998), ‘Individualized Contracts For Top Public Servants: Copying Business, Path-Dependent Political Re-Engineering or Trobriand Cricket?’
PART II CRITIQUES AND PATHOLOGIES OF BUREAUCRACY
A Rules/Red Tape
7. C. Northcote Parkinson ([1957] 1986), ‘Parkinson’s Law or the Rising Pyramid’
B Personality Development
8. Robert K. Merton (1940), ‘Bureaucratic Structure and Personality’
C Goal Conflict
9. Edward Gross (1969), ‘The Definition of Organizational Goals’
D Adaption to Change
10. Michel Crozier (1964), ‘The French Bureaucratic System of Organization’
E Suppression of Entrepreneurship
11. Milton Friedman (1976), ‘The Line We Dare Not Cross: The Fragility of Freedom at “60%”’
F Corruption
12. Ralph Braibanti (1962), ‘Reflections on Bureaucratic Corruption’
PART III BUREAUCRACY AND THE POLITICAL PROCESS
A Bureaucracy and Politicians
13. Richard Rose (1987), ‘Steering the Ship of State: One Tiller but Two Pairs of Hands’
B Bureaucracy and Parliaments
14. Max Weber (1968), ‘The Right of Parliamentary Inquiry and the Recruitment of Political Leaders’
C Bureaucracy and Interest Groups
15. A. Grant Jordan (1981), ‘Iron Triangles, Woolly Corporatism and Elastic Nets: Images of the Policy Process’
PART IV POWER, POLITICS AND BUREAUCRACY
16. Bill Jenkins and Andrew Gray (1983), ‘Bureaucratic Politics and Power: Developments in the Study of Bureaucracy’
17. Edward Rhodes (1994), ‘Do Bureaucratic Politics Matter? Some Disconfirming Findings from the Case of the U.S. Navy’
18. Patrick Dunleavy (1997), ‘Explaining the Centralization of the European Union: A Public Choice Analysis’
19. Robert E. Goodin (1982), ‘Rational Politicians and Rational Bureaucrats in Washington and Whitehall’
20. Christopher Hood, Meg Huby and Andrew Dunsire (1984), ‘Bureaucrats and Budgeting Benefits: How Do British Central Government Departments Measure Up?’
PART V BUREAUCRACY AND DEMOCRACY
21. Jerry Frug (1990), ‘Alternatives to Bureaucratic Forms of Organization: Administrative Democracy’
22. Douglas C. Pitt (1979), ‘The End of Bureaucracy: The Beginning of Ideology?’
23. R.A.W. Rhodes (1997), ‘From Marketization to Diplomacy: It's the Mix that Matters’
24. Linda Deleon (1998), ‘Accountability in a “Reinvented” Government’
PART VI BEYOND BUREAUCRACY: REFORM AND ALTERNATIVES
25. William G. Ouchi (1980), ‘Markets, Bureaucracies, and Clans’
26. Wolf V. Heydebrand (1989), ‘New Organizational Forms’
27. Paul S. Adler and Bryan Borys (1996), ‘Two Types of Bureaucracy: Enabling and Coercive’
28. George Ritzer (1996), ‘The McDonaldization Thesis: Is Expansion Inevitable?’
29. Paul Hoggett (1996), ‘New Modes of Control in the Public Service’
30. B. Guy Peters and Vincent Wright (1996), ‘Public Policy and Administration, Old and New’
31. Peter Aucoin (1997), ‘The Design of Public Organizations for the 21st Century: Why Bureaucracy Will Survive in Public Management’
Name Index



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