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Bureaucrats, politics, and the environment / Richard W. Waterman, Amelia A. Rouse, and Robert L. Wright ; with a contribution by Kenneth J. Meier.

By: Waterman, Richard W.
Contributor(s): Rouse, Amelia A | Wright, Robert (Robert Lee).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, �2004Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 165 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780822972518; 0822972514.Subject(s): Bureaucracy -- United States -- Case studies | Environmental agencies -- United States -- Case studies | United States. Environmental Protection Agency -- Management | New Mexico. Environment Department -- Management | �Etats-Unis. Environmental Protection Agency -- Gestion | Nouveau-Mexique. Environment Department -- Gestion | Bureaucratie -- �Etats-Unis -- Cas, �Etudes de | Minist�eres de l'environnement -- �Etats-Unis -- Cas, �Etudes de | Umweltpolitik | Umweltverband | B�urokratie | USA | New Mexico. Environment Department | United States. Environmental Protection Agency | Bureaucracy | Environmental agencies | Management | United States | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Executive Branch | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & AdministrationGenre/Form: Case studies. | Electronic books.DDC classification: 351/.01 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Bureaucracy: Perceptions and Misperceptions -- Principal-Agent Models: A Theoretical Cul-de-Sac -- The Nature of Bureaucratic Politics -- An Examination of the Assumptions of the Principal-Agent Model -- A Multiple Principal Model of Bureaucratic Politics -- Bureaucrats' Knowledge of Their Budgets -- The Myths of the Bureaucracy -- Appendix: A Brief History of Water Pollution Legislation.
digitized 2010 committed to preserveReview: "Unseen federal bureaucrats regulate much of daily life in the United States, from the production of the materials in the cars we drive, to the contents of the hot dogs we eat, to the quality of the water we drink. Easy to criticize and difficult to understand, the complicated federal bureaucracy is surrounded by contradications and misperceptions. Bureaucrats, Politics, and the Environment is based on in-depth survey research culled from employees at two bureaucratic agencies: the Office of Water of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the New Mexico Environment Department.Summary: By examining what these personnel think about politics, the environment, their budgets, and the other institutions and agencies with which they interact, this work illuminates the actions of the bureaucracy and gives it a human face."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-160) and index.

Bureaucracy: Perceptions and Misperceptions -- Principal-Agent Models: A Theoretical Cul-de-Sac -- The Nature of Bureaucratic Politics -- An Examination of the Assumptions of the Principal-Agent Model -- A Multiple Principal Model of Bureaucratic Politics -- Bureaucrats' Knowledge of Their Budgets -- The Myths of the Bureaucracy -- Appendix: A Brief History of Water Pollution Legislation.

"Unseen federal bureaucrats regulate much of daily life in the United States, from the production of the materials in the cars we drive, to the contents of the hot dogs we eat, to the quality of the water we drink. Easy to criticize and difficult to understand, the complicated federal bureaucracy is surrounded by contradications and misperceptions. Bureaucrats, Politics, and the Environment is based on in-depth survey research culled from employees at two bureaucratic agencies: the Office of Water of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the New Mexico Environment Department.

By examining what these personnel think about politics, the environment, their budgets, and the other institutions and agencies with which they interact, this work illuminates the actions of the bureaucracy and gives it a human face."--Jacket.

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