Bureaucracy and Democracy: Accountability and Performance
1 Jan 2012
William T. Gormley
Given the influence and impact of public bureaucracies in policy implementation, and the accountability they owe to the American public, their performance must be assessed in a systematic manner. With this new edition, the authors revisit their four key perspectives: bounded rationality; principal-agent theory; interest group mobilization; and network theory to help students develop an analytic framework for comprehensively evaluating bureaucratic performance.