Introduction -- Characteristics of bureaus -- Bureaus and their environment -- The bureaucrat's maximand -- Budget and output behavior -- Production behavior -- Comparison of organizational forms -- Effects of changes in demand and cost conditions -- Nonprofit organizations -- The "mixed" bureau -- The multi-service bureau -- Effects of the time-distribution of expenditures -- The behavior of collective organizations -- A model of the review process in representative government -- Bureaucratic behavior in a competitive environment -- An aggregative model of public services in the United States -- The basis for normative judgments -- Bureaucratic alternatives -- Market alternatives -- Political Alternatives -- A Summary Agenda.
In this powerful work, John Stuart Mill sets forth representative government as the most sensible compromise between unreflective rule by the masses and the self-indulgence of the few. The reader of this volume senses that Mill is being pulled in opposing directions: steadfastly committed to majority rule with minority rights while at the same time being just enough of an aristocrat to believe that the masses need exemplars to emulate. This edition has been carefully formatted for today's e ...
Uses empirical data to scrutinize whether representation has been diminished by keeping a ceiling on the number of seats available in the House and argues that it is the time for the House to be increased in order to better represent a rapidly growing country.
Members of Congress from racial minority groups often find themselves in a unique predicament: they represent constituencies that are more economically disadvantaged than those of their white colleagues and they themselves experience marginalization during the process of policy formulation on Capitol Hill. In 'Twists of Fate', Vanessa C. Tyson illuminates the ways in which House representatives from racial minority groups have worked together through an understanding of their linked political fates, to advocate successfully for equality and social justice.