Red Tape, Its Origins, Uses, and Abuses

Brookings Institution Press, 1977 - 100 pages
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Most people talk about red tape as thought it were some kind of loathsome disease or the deliberate product of a group of evil conspirators or the result of bureaucratic stupidity and inertia. It is rarely discussed rationally, dispassionately, and analytically; most of us rage about it when it comes up. In this book, Kaufman attempts a detached examination of the subject to find out why something so universally detested flourishes so widely and enjoys such powers of endurance.

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Read this for my public administration course. Not bad for a political science book. Also, being that it's really the only book that gives an objective (not purely negative) perspective about the ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Object of Loathing
Too Many Constraints
Pointless Constraints
The Scapegoats
Of Our Own Making
How Compassion Spawns Red Tape
Representativeness and Its Consequences
Diversity Distrust and Democracy
Rewinding the Spools
The Fruitless Quest for General Remedies
Treating Symptoms
Death Taxes and Red Tape
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