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Bureaucracy : Three Paradigms - Neil Garston


Three Paradigms

By: Neil Garston (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1993
ISBN: 9780792393771
Number Of Pages: 245

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The study of bureaucracy must include certain key questions: what are bureaucrats and bureaucracies; why do they exist and what are their functions; how do they behave; how much power do they possess; what is their impact on efficiency and production; and how do they affect society?
This book contains analyses of all these issues, done by a variety of economists of differing backgrounds, approaches and opinions, broadly categorized under the labels Neoclassical, Institutionalist, and Marxist, although there are overlaps and correspondences that cross ideological and/or paradigmal boundaries.
In this book the labels are employed as a guide to the reader with a preference for one approach over the others, and as an indication of how chapters in different sections are related in their approaches.

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`... this is really an interesting and worthwhile reading book ... and I can only recommend it to every reader who wants to know something about bureaucracy.' Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 152:3 (1996)

Contributing Authors
The Study of Bureaucracyp. 1
The Behavior of Corporate Bureaucratsp. 25
Bureaucracy and Class Marxismp. 39
The Emergence and Functions of Managerial and Clerical Personnel in Marx's Capitalp. 61
An Institutionalist Theory of Bureaucracy: Organizations and Technologyp. 83
A Model of Corporate Organizational Structurep. 103
Public Sector Bureaucracy: The Neoclassical Structurep. 113
Bureaucracy/Technocracy, Market Structure and Behavior: An Institutionalist's Viewp. 131
The Economic Functions of Clerical and Managerial Personnel: A Historical Perspectivep. 155
Bureaucracy and Society: An Institutionalist Perspectivep. 189
Communist Bureaucrats and the Transition to the Market Economyp. 205
Paradigms, Insights, and Problemsp. 223
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780792393771
ISBN-10: 0792393775
Series: Recent Economic Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 245
Published: 31st December 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.25