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A Theory of Public Bureaucracy: Politics, Personality, and Organization in the State Department
A Theory of Public Bureaucracy: Politics, Personality, and Organization in the State Department
By Donald P. Warwick
Harvard University Press, 1975, 252 pp

As a genre, the bureaucratic study is too often tedious reading. This work is a sprightly exception. It avoids reliance on quantitative surveys (which frequently mean less than meets the eye) and is well attuned to the political context of bureaucracy-including the specific politics which influenced this study.