The call to qreinvent governmentqato reform the government bureaucracy of the United Statesaresonates as loudly from elected officials as from the public. Examining the political and economic forces that have shaped the American civil service system from its beginnings in 1883 through today, the authors of this volume explain why, despite attempts at an overhaul, significant change in the bureaucracy remains a formidable challenge.Less populous states with no civil service regulations by 1941, ranked by 1940 population, included North Carolina, Georgia, ... South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, New Hampshire, Vermont, Delaware, Wyoming, and Nevada. ... In an examination of the characteristics of cities that adopted civil service coverage for their employees, using 1963 ... Shepsle and Weingast (1984 ) develop a model that emphasizes the geographic basis of political representation.
|Title||:||The Federal Civil Service System and the Problem of Bureaucracy|
|Author||:||Ronald N. Johnson, Gary D. Libecap|
|Publisher||:||University of Chicago Press - 2007-12-01|