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Published: 04 December 1997

288 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195090727

Bookseller Code (04)


Politics, Position, and Power

The Dynamics of Federal Organization

Fifth Edition

Harold Seidman

The fifth edition of this classic work identifies and analyzes the implications of the shift toward administration of federal programs by third parties such as state and local governments, nonprofit corporations, and private institutions. Seidman demonstrates how control of regulations, rather than structure, has become the center of the struggle for position and power. Through this portrayal, Seidman shows how the courts have become primary actors in the administration process. Completely updated and revised to cover the Bush and Clinton administrations, this new edition is essential for understanding the changing nature of government and public administration today.

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