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The Federal Bureaucracy
The federal bureaucracy

Government isn't the solution; government is the problem.

Ronald Reagan, 1980

It is good for democracy but bad for an effective presidency – though by no means always for either – that the chief executive possesses a highly imperfect capacity to induce the vast officialdom of the executive branch to abide by his purposes and follow his directives.

Louis Koenig, The Chief Executive (1996: 181)
  • The Growth of the Federal Bureaucracy
  • The US Constitution
  • Bureaucratic and Democratic Values
  • The Functions of the Federal Bureaucracy
  • Structure and Composition
  • Evaluating the Federal Bureaucracy
  • Conclusion

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