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In Praise of Bureaucracy

£19.99

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Very good condition with little to no wear. Internally clean and bright.

In this provocative study, Paul du Gay makes a compelling case for the continuing importance of bureaucracy. Taking inspiration from the work of Max Weber, du Gay launches a staunch defence of the bureaucratic ethos' and highlights its continuing relevance to the achievement of social order and good government in liberal democratic societies. Through a comprehensive engagement with both historical and contemporary critiques of bureaucracy and a careful examination of the policies of organizational change within the public services today, du Gay develops a major reappraisal of the so-called traditional' ethic of office. In doing so he highlights the ways in which many of the key features of bureaucratic conduct that came into existence a century ago still remain essential to the provision of responsible democratic government.

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Author(s):
Du Gay, Paul
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5 x 23.1 x 1.3 cm
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0761955046
ISBN-13:
9780761955047
Number of pages:
159
Publisher:
SAGE

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Very good condition with little to no wear. Internally clean and bright.

In this provocative study, Paul du Gay makes a compelling case for the continuing importance of bureaucracy. Taking inspiration from the work of Max Weber, du Gay launches a staunch defence of the bureaucratic ethos' and highlights its continuing relevance to the achievement of social order and good government in liberal democratic societies. Through a comprehensive engagement with both historical and contemporary critiques of bureaucracy and a careful examination of the policies of organizational change within the public services today, du Gay develops a major reappraisal of the so-called traditional' ethic of office. In doing so he highlights the ways in which many of the key features of bureaucratic conduct that came into existence a century ago still remain essential to the provision of responsible democratic government.

Author(s):
Du Gay, Paul
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5 x 23.1 x 1.3 cm
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0761955046
ISBN-13:
9780761955047
Number of pages:
159
Publisher:
SAGE

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