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The Federal Civil Service System and the Problem of Bureaucracy : The Economics and Politics of Institutional Change - Ronald N. Johnson

The Federal Civil Service System and the Problem of Bureaucracy

The Economics and Politics of Institutional Change

Paperback Published: 1st January 1994
ISBN: 9780226401713
Number Of Pages: 240

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Examining the political and economic forces that have shaped the civil service system from the Pendleton Act of 1883 through today, the authors explain why, despite efforts to overhaul the federal bureaucracy (most recently by Vice President Al Gore), significant change remains a formidable challenge. Although politicians criticize the unwieldiness of the bureaucracy, this volume shows how they have been largely responsible for its design. The authors examine the development of federal employee interest groups and their negotiations with the president and Congress over hiring policies, salaries and conditions for terminating employment. Using transaction cost analysis and public choice theory, this book aims to provide a new understanding of the growth of the federal bureaucracy and the political and economic obstacles to reforming it.

Acknowledgments
The "Problem of Bureaucracy"
Replacing Political Patronage with Merit: The Roles of the President and the Congress in the Origins of the Federal Civil Service System
The Continuing Political Conflict over Control of Federal Employees and the Requirement for Further Institutional Change
The Rise of Federal Employees as an Interest Group: The Early Years
The Maturation of Federal Employees as an Interest Group
Explaining the Success of Federal Employees as an Interest Group
The Implications of a Protected Bureaucracy
The Economics and Politics of Institutional Change in the Political Arena
Appendix to Chapter 2
Appendix to Chapter 3
Appendix to Chapter 5
Appendix to Chapter 6
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780226401713
ISBN-10: 0226401715
Series: National Bureau of Economic Research - Long Term Factors in Economic Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st January 1994
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 2