• 704 pages
  • 6 x 9
  • Price: $48.95
  • EAN: 9781566391221
  • Publication: Nov 1993

Critical Studies in Organization and Bureaucracy

Revised and Expanded

Edited by Frank Fischer and Carmen Siriani

Contemporary scholarship and classic essays focus on the continuing crises in bureaucratic organizations and managerial authority. Rethinking and innovation in private, public, and nonprofit organizations emerge from case studies on schools, multicultural and feminist organizations, private corporations, environmental planning and regulation, alternative services, and attempts to "reinvent government."


"This is an excellent collection that provides a welcome alternative to many of the traditional readers on organizations and bureaucracies.... A very useful contribution." Paul DiMaggio, Yale University

"This group of essays provides a comprehensive overview for scholars and participants seeking to make organizations from humane and more effective." Dudley Burton, Brown University

About the Author(s)

Frank Fischer teaches Political Science and Public Administration at Rutgers University and has published several books, including Technocracy and the Politics of Expertise and The Argumentative Turn in Policy Analysis and Planning.

Carmen Sirianni teaches Sociology at Brandeis University and is co-editor of the Labor and Social Change series at Temple University Press. His books include Worker Participation and the Politics of Reform (Temple) and Working Time in Transition (Temple).

Also of Interest

Working Time in Transition

Edited by Karl Hinrichs, William Roche, and Carmen Sirianni